Town of Bayambang Pangasinan will celebrate the Malangsi Festival on April 8 – 14, 2012. “Malangsi” is a Pangasinan term which means fishy. Bayambang is known for its fish products such as mudfish (dalag), catfish (pantat), and gurami, which are sourced out from the town’s Mangabul Lake.
Executive committees of Malangsi Festival are now busy preparing and inviting visitors to join in the celebration to witness their Kalutan ed Dalan at Street Party slated on April 13.
The local government has prepared 500 grills for the grilling and street party “Kalutan tan Gayaga ed Dalan”. Each grill will cost P2, 500 and it can accommodate at least five kilos of different kinds of fishes. The grilling will start from Rizal Street in front of the Royal Mall.
In an article published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Edgardo Quiros, a division chief at the National Library who has been doing research on the Pangasinan language for his doctoral dissertation at the University of the Philippines said: “Mangabul is a very good place to go. If there’s a big lake or there’s a big river, the communities during the pre-Hispanic period were there. So, it’s there where you can find a good study of the language.”