Lat 16° 7' 42N Long (DMS) 120° 24' 39E Coastal town on the northeastern side of Lingayen Gulf. To the west is Dagupan and Lingayen.
On December 22, 1941 the Japanese Army landed along Lingayen Gulf. During the war years the mayors were Don Victorino Pine 1940
- 1945 and Martin Vallejos 1942 - 45. On January 9, 1945 US Army forces landed at this location and liberated the area.
PTA Beach Resort (White
Located at Bolasi, San Fabian, Pangasinan. President Ferdinand Marcos
built a beach resort at this location in 1973. Today, the resort
is operated by the PTA
Authority). A plaque and memorial, dedicated in 1995 was since
stolen, all that remains is the concrete. Its dedication formally
read: "This sacred and historical site where both the
US liberation Task Force 78 (1945) and General Masaharu
Homma and the
Japanese Imperial Army forces (1941) came ashore."
San Fabian Cathedral
The belfry was
destroyed during the American bombardment, and church bell
with shrapnel damage is displayed outside the church. During
the American liberation, civilians crowded into the church for
protection. In 1952 the belfry was restored and today the church
has been fully restored. Then & Now Photos San Fabian Church.
San Fabian Municipal Hall
Built prewar. Liberated by the US Army on January 9, 1945. The town hall was used by the CIC (Counter Intelligence Corp) and civilian administration reestablished after liberation. During 2003, a new Municipal Hall building was constructed, and since then this building has been empty. In 2009, the old hall was under renovation to be used again in the future.
Then & Now Photos San Fabian Municipal Hall
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October 23, 2019