Located on the Lingayen Gulf on the island of Luzon, Dagupan is a major commercial and financial center north of Manila. Also, Dagupan is one of the centres of modern medical services, media and communication in Northern Luzon. Dagupan is located in the fertile Agno River Valley.

Dagupan is among the top producers of milkfish in the province. From 2001-2003, Dagupan’s milkfish production totaled to 35,560.1 metric tons (MT), contributing 16.8 percent to the total provincial production. Of its total production in the past three years, 78.5 percent grew in fish pens/cages while the rest grew in brackish water fishpond. (Can be Removed if needed)

Dagupan became a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 170, authored by Speaker Eugenio Pérez. It was signed into law by President Manuel Roxas on June 20, 1947.

Away from Hustle & Bustle of Busy City Life:

Away from Hustle & Bustle of Busy City Life , Dagupan City is Clean & green city with its 150000 inhabitants most of them known to be businessman & trades man leading a safe & Peaceful Life.


Dagupan has a high concentration of 57 banks, 44 financial institutions , 2598 trading stores  that support its status as the major trading and commercial center North of Metro Manila .

Dagupan was identified as one of the country’s most competitive small-sized cities for doing business (AIM Policy Centre, 2008) and has been named as one of the most Competitive cities outside Metro Manila (PCCRP, 2009)


Centre of Education

Since the Spanish time, Dagupan has always been the center of education in Ilocos Region (Region 1) of the Republic of Philippines with well renowned University of Pangasinan,  University of Luzon and Lyceum-Northwestern University located within the city .

Centre of Health services

Government owned Region 1 Medical Centre is biggest hospital in the North with a 300 Bed capacity. 12 other major Government & Private Hospitals located within the city make Dagupan City a centre for Health care services.

Tourism and culture

Bangus Festival

Every year Dagupan cities world famous “ Bangus Festival Attacts mant tourists & Visitors. The longest barbecue measuring 1,007.56 metres was created by the people of Dagupan City on May 3, 2003, as part of the city’s Bangus Festival breaking Canchia’s (Peru) 613 metres long record set in November 1999.


Shopping and Dinning

The city contains a variety of restaurants and fast foods outlets. There are many malls and convenience stores where the students could shop and dine at their Leisure.