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Just two drive-by pictures of two landmarks in Bolinao, Pangasinan: The old stone church of Bolinao, formally called St. James the Great Parish (same with Paete, Laguna making July 25 the date of Bolinao town fiesta) and the red brick Bolinao town hall.
The Bolinao Church was built by the Augustinians in 1609 and still stands to this day. Behind the church is Bolinao Public Market where you can buy danggit at just PhP250.00/kilo (similar danggit in Cebu costs around PhP750.00) but at limited supply. There several hotels, bars, restaurants and hotels in town, and a 24 hour eatery.
Across the church is the red brick Bolinao town hall. In between the two structures is the main road where you can also see stalls selling binungey. Near the town hall are several banks (one of them with an ATM), and a handful of bus companies going to Bolinao either from Manila, Alaminos or Dagupan: Boltex Express, Bolinao Express, Mhel Ben, Dagupan Bus Company, Victory Liner, Santrans, et al.