Category Archives: Sison


2nd Bloom Sison Fun Run!

It’s almost that time of year again when Sisonians abroad are overwhelmed with homesickness as everyone at home gets revved up for the holiday celebrations. For the second time, the Bloom Sison Fun Run will be held to kick off the festivities. Everyone is encouraged to participate!

Last year, Saguntonians represented the barangay quite well in the race, the contingent was led by the whole barangay council under the leadership of Kapitan Joel Julio. Lets do the same again this year and enable all these young people to participate! You can leave your pledges in the comments and we’ll post later how to get your sponsorships to the organizers.

Also last year’s fiesta, because of events like the FunRun, did not cost the town of Sison but rather the town benefited from the proceeds by acquiring a new fire truck for the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).


When: December 9, 2012
Gun Start: 10K at 5:45 a.m. — 5K & 3K at 6:00 a.m.
Where: Sison Auditorium

Registration fee: P300
Inclusions: Singlet, race bib, refreshments and snacks; raffle entry and lots of giveaways

Promo Dates & Fees:
P250 Early Bird Promo: October 1-20
Group Registration: October 1-15 (5/1: every 5 persons registered, take 1 free)

Registration Dates:
Regular registration date: October 16-December 1, 2012
Register at:
1. Sison Municipal Hall (contact Ron Torres)
2. Barangay Coordinators

Onsite registration is open subject to singlet availability

Onsite registration fees:
P350 with singlet
P200 without singlet


Cash Prizes* 3K Run 5K Run 10K Run
1st Prize P750 P1000 P2000
2nd Prize P500 P700 P1500
3rd Prize P300 P500 P500

*Awarded separately to Men & Women category.
For inquiries, visit the Takbotak Facebook Page
or TEXT/CALL #09163214018 or 09062771488 or 09178055040


Sison Rocks for Youth!

The 2011 Sison fiesta season will kick off to a rousing start this year! The Bloom Sison, Run for Progress will kick off the season to a running start as hundreds of enthusiasts will participate in a 3K, 5K and 7K fun run on the morning of December 10, 2010.

Slated for the evening, after runners have caught their breath,  they can return to the Sison Plaza to cheer for their favorites and enjoy the 2011 Battle of the Bands which is sure to rock not only the youth of Sison but all music loving denizens.

According to orgarnizers, the contest is open to all age groups. Each band is required to perform 3 songs in these categories: Original Pinoy Music, Reggae, and Rhythm & Blues.


  • 1st Prize – Php 9,000
  • 2nd Prize – Php 6000
  • 3rd Prize – Php 4000

For additional details on how you can enter the contest, call or text the Municipal Chairman of Samahang Ilocano-kabags at 09064028140.




Join the Fun Run for FREE!

Run for Progress

Sponsorship of registration fee is now available for those who would like to join the Bloom Sison, Run for Progress on December 10, 2011!
If you are a student and can’t afford the P200 registration fee, here’s a couple of opportunities to run for FREE.

Philip de Ocampo has graciously offered to sponsor 2 runners from each purok (including Pilawan and Macoco) for the Run for Progress.

He will pay the P200 registration fee for runners who sign up for the 7K run. All he asks in return is for you to share your experience/photos so that we who can’t be there can all join in the fun too.

To sign up, you can leave a comment here with your name and purok number or you may contact Philip directly through facebook (

10 more Registration sponsorship for barangay Sagunto is now available, courtesy of Mrs. Ophelia “Babot” Pasibe-Glasser.

5 more registrations for barangay Sagunto sponsored by Ms. Meda Gomez!

12 more registrations from Manong Judee (Digay) and Boyet (Balliao)!

Let’s go, Sagunto! Represent our barangay and show them bagos can RUN!

Any students wishing to run the 3K or 5K portion of the race is eligible to apply for the sponsorship from Babot.

Leave your name here in the comment section or on the Sagunto Star group page on Facebook.

Micah Wagayen and Jwun Mangante have volunteered to coordinate student runners from Sagunto. If you would like to run or know someone who does, contact Jwun and/or Micah and they will put you on the list for these registration pledges.

Sagunto Star will sponsor 10 registration fees for students from Sison who would like to participate in the Run for Progress. All you have to do is leave your name here in the comment section, along with the name of your school.

5 more registrations for Sison from the Sisonians Group on Facebook!

Both of these sponsorship offers are on a first come first serve basis, so sign up early! If for any reason you sign up and later on cannot participate, please let us know (or the organizers) so that someone else can avail of the free registration.


Fun Run

Route of the Bloom Sison Fun Run (click on photo to enlarge)


Run for Progress, Sison!

In celebration of Sison, Pangasinan Town fiesta 2011, a funrun will be a kickoff event which will start the fiesta celebration on December 10, 2011. The Funrun is entitled “Bloom Sison, Run for Progress”

Bloom Sison, Run for Progress
December 10, 2011
Sison, Pangasinan Town Auditorium
Organizer: TAKBOTAK

Registration Fees:
All categories at 200 pesos each inclusive of race paraphernalia such as singlet, racebib and others.

Registration Venues:
1. Mayor’s Office
2.Pangasinan, Pangasinan and Pangasinan Law Offices at Sison, Pangasinan and Rosario, La Union

Contact Details:
Mike 09062771488
For inquiry, you may call or text:
Ron 09163214018
Pat 09178055040





Sison Receives Medical Equipment from Provincial Government of Pangasinan

Mayor Mina Joy Pangasinan receives deed of donation from Gov. Espino

Sison is one of the towns selected to receive medical and surgical equipment that were distributed by the Governor on September 19 in front of the Capitol. The turn-over ceremony, attended by municipal mayors, members of the provincial board, department heads of the provincial government, and DAP (Development Academy of the Philippines) officials, was held in conjunction with the signing of the agreement with the DAP to implement the development of a quality management system for the hospitals and public health services in Pangasinan.

DAP President, Mr. Antonio D. Kalaw Jr and Gov. Amado Espino sign MOA for “Development of a quality management system (QMS) certifiable to international standard organization (ISO) 9001:2008 for the hospital and public health services of the provincial government of Pangasinan”

Pangasinan Governor Amado Totaan Espino Jr. says that “this is a timely act because we are at the stage now that we should be modernized in managing our records, transparency, accountability and the proper management of two things especially of our two resources, money and personnel.”

A promising statement for the health system of Pangsinan indeed!

Surgical equipment

Medical equipment

In addition to the six units of ambulance, the governor distributed 130 sets of medical and surgical equipment to various health facilities in the province.

The ambulances were donated by the European Commission and the medical and surgical equipment were from the Department of Health. The six units of ambulance were allotted to the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH), Urdaneta District Hospital, Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital, Western Pangasinan District Hospital, Bayambang District Hospital and Mangatarem District Hospital.


Fleet of ambulance for distribution.

Sison was chosen to receive a set of medical and surgical equipment along with the towns of Bugallon, Aguilar, Infanta, Mabini, Sual, Labrador and San Nicholas.

The governor is optimistic that this is a step towards improving the health services for its citizens in remote areas of the province. He also stated that Pangasinan is now at 90% compliance with the standards set by the Department of Health.


Photos: Vice-Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim’s facebook page
Article: Gov. Espino Inks MOA with DAP for Quality Management System
Special thanks to Abraham O. Marqueses

This post was updated September 20, 2011 at 11:42 pm – We first assumed that Sison is also a recipient of the ambulance. It has since been confirmed that Sison was awarded the medical and surgical equipment but not the ambulance at this time.