Pangasinan—the place where salt is made. “Pang” means for, “asin” means salt, and “an” means location.
Salt is a preservative. It is a condiment that slows decay. It is very important to man. It also adds taste/flavor to food. Salt also balances various substances in our body. During the ancient times, salt was a means of paying. Soldiers were paid salt for their service. Therefore salt is very valuable. As pangasinenses, we should be the salt of the earth—people of great kindness, reliability & honesty.
We were called not only to be the salt in our province and country but to be the salt of the earth. We were meant to slow down decay, to prevent fall & deterioration.