The President Hotel in Lingayen, Pangasinan – FVR’s Humble Abode

Former President Fidel V. Ramos is undeniably the most prominent political figure from Pangasinan. Born and raised in Lingayen, Pangasinan, FVR is the 12th President of the Philippines (1992 – 1998) and according to Wikipedia, “Ramos was widely credited and admired by many for revitalizing and renewing international confidence in the Philippine economy.”. I met him in person when I was in elementary since he would visit our school often. Being in touch with his beloved province and kababayans made him a very admirable person.

Ramos House Marker in The President Hotel

The President Hotel in Lingayen, Pangasinan is considered as a historical spot in Lingayen because the Ramos House stood there for years. The Ramos House Marker, which is located at the entrance of the hotel reads:

ON THIS SITE HAS STOOD FOR YEARS THE HOUSE OF THE COUPLE NARCISO RAMOS – LAWYER, JOURNALIST, STATESMAN AND DIPLOMAT AND ANGELA VALDEZ, ONE TIME ENGLISH SUPERVISOR OF THE PANGASINAN VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. IN THIS HOUSE WERE BORN AND RAISED THEIR CHILDREN: LETICIA RAMOS SHAHANI, AMBASSADOR AND SENATOR: FIDEL, AFP CHIEF OF STAFF. SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AND EIGHT PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES: AND GLORIA RAMOS-RODDA.

I remember the first time I went to The President Hotel way back in 2005. My high school friend celebrated her 18th Birthday and the place was just introduced to the public. Widely popular as a place for wedding receptions, debut parties and other important events, I wondered how the place is as a hotel. Relatives kept on saying that some of the rooms are named after the Presidents of the Philippines.

Together with travel bloggers James, Josh and Alex (from Slovakia woot), we went to Lingayen and enjoyed an overnight stay at The President Hotel.

We arrived at 6PM – just in time for dinner! Ms. Violy, who was in-charge that day showed to us our rooms. Alex and I stayed in the RAMOS SUITE (Yey!) while the boys stayed at the MARCOS SUITE. Coincidentally, they are two of my favorite Presidents. Kulang na lang si Magsaysay 😀

Here are some pictures taken from our simple yet comfy room:

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Hungry travelers are hungry! They prepared a nice dinner for us – Pinakbet (I miss it so much!), Boneless Bangus and Chicken. We also had Special Puto for our dessert and midnight snack hehe 😀

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Overnight stay at The President Hotel in Lingayen, Pangasinan

Josh arrived after dinner (ooops sorry hehe) and the four of us went to the Lingayen Capitol Area to just stroll around. I simply love the Lingayen Park at night – the music (you rock!), the chillax ambiance, the trees, the beautiful provincial capitol and the lingayen beach! Although the beach part is literally dark at night (no lights so night swimming is discouraged), it is not an excuse not to sit on the sand and think. Just like what James said, the texture of the sand in Lingayen Beach is quite similar to Boracay. The only difference is that it is gray. He also mentioned that Lingayen Park is one of the best public parks he has ever been to in the Philippines. Alex also loved the relaxed ambiance and Josh? I think this is one of his favorite spots in Pangasinan. He even sent out some postcards featuring the Pangasinan Provincial Capitol early this year 😀

The four of us stayed in the capitol area for almost two hours. I’m glad that our home for the night is just walking distance from the main area. We went back to the hotel and finally met Dr. Marco Duque. We weren’t able to take a picture with him though 🙁 While Alex opted to do some online tasks first before sleeping, I jumped to the bed immediately to get my much-deserved sleep.

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We woke up at around 7:30AM – just in time for breakfast! James went out early to do some running along the capitol area (no pollution! LOL) and Josh prepares as he needs to report at work that morning. The four of us had breakfast together.

James and Alex went to the Capitol area to take more pictures and finally swim at the Lingayen Beach while I stayed at the room for a lazy morning ritual LOL. At 10AM, I went to the beach area to say hello to the first-timers hehe 😛

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To beat the heat, I scouted the area for Halo-Halo. Thank God I found one for Php15 hehe 😛 I also passed by the ICT event and met up with my dear friend Hannah. Too bad I wasn’t able to say hi to some of the speakers and participants.

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We took some pictures within the vicinity first before leaving The President Hotel:

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 Our Overnight stay in The President Hotel or should I say, Lingayen is one ‘chill’ period from the one week travel adventure. Special thanks to the staff of The President Hotel and Dr. Marco Duque for everything. Babalik kami!


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THE PRESIDENT HOTEL

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30 Comments

  1. flipnomad said:

    nice room, will definitely check it out when i visit pangasinan 😉

    December 2, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Flip! Balik ka na ng Pinas! 😀

      December 3, 2011
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  2. mukhang nag-enjoy nga kayo sa President Hotel.. very interesting kasi may historical background yung place. hehe.. parang gusto ko din mag lingayen para ma-experience yung plaza at yung beach.. 🙂

    December 3, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Punta na Ivan! I’m sure mage-enjoy ka dito sa Lingayen. Chill lang pero medyo nostalgic 🙂

      December 3, 2011
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  3. Mariel said:

    FVR is my favorite president along with Quezon and Magsaysay 🙂 Salamat sa post na ito it brings back the happy memories of Lingayen. Gusto ko tuloy bumalik!

    December 3, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      You’re welcome! Visit Lingayen again and relive the memories! 🙂

      December 3, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hi Mervz! Will update the price list later pero as far as i can remember, you can get a room good for 2 (or 4 for extra bed) for Php 800 🙂

      December 3, 2011
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  4. gelai said:

    proud to be taga- Lingayen! 🙂

    December 3, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Lingayen represent! 😀

      December 3, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Alex! Glad you had fun hehe we miss you already!

      December 3, 2011
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  5. chyng said:

    Alex is lucky, her tour guide is a pride of Dagupan!
    wishing na makajoin din kita sa trip, soon!

    December 4, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Chyng! <3 Sana nga mag-travel din tayo soon. Gusto ko a trip na puro girls kasama or somewhere na may beach hehe 😀

      December 5, 2011
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  6. Marky said:

    I envy James haha…yeah the hotel looks nice and has a lot of historical tidbits to make the new generation aware of the fact that former President Ramos is one of the best leaders we’ve had. I was in favor of him changing the (flawed) constitution before, just so he could opt to run for a 2nd term.

    December 4, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hehe dapat pala sumama ka or dapat kasi kinausap mo ng bongga si Alex 😛 FVR is truly Pangasinan’s pride… like me. Chos 😛

      December 5, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Yup hehe affordable and reasonable ang rates nila . Bait pa ng mga staff 😀

      December 5, 2011
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  7. killrfillr said:

    Dapat pala dyan ko na lang pinag-stay inlaws ko,mas mura ng 200 compare don sa Hotel Consuelo.Lol Nainggit naman ako kay Journeying James.

    December 5, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Ikaw na ang pangalawang nainggit sa kamandag ni James! Hehe 😀 Sama ka rin sa amin next time kapag may trip 😀

      December 5, 2011
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  8. swerte ni Alex ang hospitable nyo. I’m sure she had a blast. 🙂 ang hottie nung pic ni James at Alex sa beach, yung naglalakad lang, parang paparazzi photo lang. haha

    December 5, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks teh! Ngayon ko lang na-realize na hindi ka pala nakapag-Lingayen noon aw. Just tell me when you wanna go andun naman si Josh to rescue you and me of course 😛 Ganda ng kuha ko noh? Pwede na pang-frontpage ng magazine hehe 😛

      December 5, 2011
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  9. dong ho said:

    inggit post to. hahaha… may pinanghuhugutan.
    i love that long flat beach front.

    December 5, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      May angst, Kuya? Hehe di bale isusulat ko na rin ang Banaue-Batad moment yihee <3

      December 5, 2011
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  10. NAPAKAGANDA ng pangasinan lalo na kapag may kasama kang magandang (at sexy) model. 🙂
    hi alex!
    sorry marky, killffillr and dong. LOL

    December 6, 2011
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  11. Kat D-K said:

    Thanks for the very interesting post!! Makes me miss home!

    December 7, 2011
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  12. Mai Flores said:

    Hi Mica! Maraming Salamat ulit for referring The President Hotel to us! I, for one, really liked my stay. 🙂 I fell in love with Lingayen too.. so babalik talaga ako! 🙂

    May 1, 2014
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  13. fermin joaquin said:

    Sarap tlagang mg stay sa president hotel,memorble ang pag stay ko sa lingayen pangasinan,buti nlang nagkaaeminr ang prosaphil last april 15/16/17,srap mglakad sa tabing dagat,

    May 18, 2015
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