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    Tayug Pangasinan ProvinceLuzon Philippines
Lat 16° 1' 36N Long 120° 44' 52E  Tayug is a 3rd class municipality in the 6th District of Pangasinan Province on Luzon in the Philippines. To the west is Rosales.

Wartime History
On December 22, 1941 following the Japanese landings at Lingayen Gulf, Tayug temporarily became the provincial capital of Pangasinan Province.

On December 25, 1941, the Japanese Army occupied Tayug. This town has the distinction of being among the first in the Philippines to wage active guerrilla against the Japanese invaders. On April 14, 1942, a handful of guerrillas led by Lt. Severino Antiporda attacked and captured the Japanese garrison in Tayug. The guerrillas hoisted the Philippine and American flags in the municipal building. The Japanese counterattacked on May 3, 1942. The guerrillas defended for nine day until they were defeated on May 11, 1942. Afterwards, the Japanese burned the town and executed residents suspected as sympathetic to the guerrillas.

On March 23, 1944, Captain Ohto, the Commanding Officer of Japanese garrison at Tayug beheaded eighteen guerrillas, including one American Elements of the Japanese Army 10th Tank Regiment was based at Tayug when the US Army landed at Lingayen Gulf on January 9, 1945.

The US Army 25th Infantry Division liberated Tayug on February 1, 1945. On February 20, 1945, the American Civil Government was re-established with Don Pedro F. Kagaoan as the Municipal Mayor.

Luna College (Elementary Training Department)
Two Japanese 75mm howitzers are on display at the school's flag pole.

75mm Howitzer
Displayed to the left of the flagpole

75mm Howitzer
Displayed to the right of the flagpole

A Brief History of Tayug by Marius Y. ug - Municipal Mayor of Tayug

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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