Tomas P Maramba To commemorate the 68th Anniversary of the Death of Laki Daniel (27 December 1941),here are the historical sites associated with him or erected in his honor: In Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan, his home town:
1. The house where he was born on 21 July 1870 is located on Don Daniel Maramba St. in Baybay, Poblacion across the northwestern corner of the Central Elementary School ground.
2. At the northwestern corner of the grounds of the Central Elementary School is a bust of Don Daniel Maramba with a marker commemorating his birthplace. This was unveiled during the celebration of the Centennial of his birth on 21 July 1970.
3. The Sta. Barbara Presidencia (Municipal Building) was built in 1906 when Don Daniel was the Presidente Municipal (Mayor) in Bayanihan style.
4. The then Primary School in Sta. Barbara was elevated into an Intermediate School when the Home Economics building was built in Bayanihan style when Don Daniel was the Presidente Municipal (Mayor). In addition, the teachers’ salaries were augmented by funds raised by donations of palay by farmers. Later, he became known as the Bayanihan Presidente.
5. In raising funds for the Elementary School, Don Daniel Maramba composed the lyrics of two songs entitled “Ey-ey da’y Oalad Calangueran” and “Pisasalamat”. They were set to music by Don Lorenzo O. Bautista. These were usually sung after zarzuelas or other social programs held to appeal for contributions for the Elementary school. These same songs were used in 1945-46 to raise funds for the newly established Sta. Barbara Branch of the Pangasinan Provincial High School.
6. The Bigol House in Minien was built in 1909 as the Family house of Don Daniel Maramba. An old house in Bayambang was dismantled and rebuilt in Minien. The house had no iron nails but was kept in place by wooden pegs. The Bigol House was sold to the Engr. Saturnino Lopez in 1928 to pay for debts incurred in politics and farming.
7. The original site of the Minien Elementary School was donated by Don Daniel Maramba because he believed that education was essential to economic progress. We are told that the school was transferred to the present site which was donated by the Lopez’ when the present national highway was constructed. 8. The nucleus of the Pangasinan Provincial Nursery in Tebag was donated by Don Daniel Maramba because of his interest in promoting agriculture in the town and province. . .
9. The Daniel B. Maramba Memorial Library is housed in the Provincial Nursery. This library consisted of Agricultural journals and literature donated by Felix D. Maramba, Sr. and was inaugurated during the Centennial of the Birth of Don Daniel Maramba on 21 July 1970.
10. The concrete national highway from Urdaneta through Sta. Barbara to Calasiao was constructed when Don Daniel Maramba was an Assemblyman. This was one of the first cemented roads in the Philippines. He directed the planting of Mango trees to give fruit and shade to the traveling public. The arches of branches of Mango trees from Minien to Banaoang are a tribute to his vision three quarters of a century ago.
11. The concrete Maramba Bridge over the Sinocalan River leaving Poblacion towards Calasiao was first built probably at the time of the construction of the cementing of the national highway.
12. The Maramba Memorial Garden, adjacent to the Catholic Cemetery is the final resting place of Don Daniel Maramba. He was interred there on 02 March1947.after being brought to Pangasinan and necreological services held at the Provincial Capitol in Lingayen.
13. The Sta. Barbara High School was renamed Daniel B. Maramba National High School in 1975 to honor Don Daniel. This was on the initiative of Minister of Education Juan L. Manuel.
14. A bust of Don Daniel Maramba was erected at the left side of the front of the Main High School Building in the late 1990′s by the Social Science Club. The members of the Club raised the funds for this project.
15. In the Municipal Museum in the Parish Convent of the Holy Family, his portrait is displayed as one of the Municipal Presidents. In Lingayen, the following are associated with Laki Daniel B. Maramba:
1. The Provincial Capitol was built when he was Governor of Pangasinan. It was one of the provincial capitols built in the Philippines patterned after classical Greek architecture. Its inauguration in 1919 was the occasion of the “La Exposicion de Pangasinan”, an agricultural and industrial fair to advertise the products of the province of Pangasinan.
2. A portrait of Don Daniel Maramba as Governor of Pangasinan is displayed in the Provincial Capitol.
3. The broad D. B. Maramba Boulevard leads from the National Highway to the Provincial Capitol. It has been renovated and landscaped in recent years.
4. A statue was erected by the Provincial Government of Pangasinan in his honor along D. Maramba Boulevard and unveiled on 08 April 2007 in the presence of Pres. Fidel V. Ramos, Gov. Victor Agbayani, Vice-Gov., Oscar B. Lambino, Gov. Cipriano B. Primicias, Jr., Sec. Hilarion M. Henares, Jr., USec. Tomas P. Maramba, Jr. and the Mayor of Lingayen, Pangasinan.
5. The house where he lived during his 2 terms as Governor of the province is along the Maramba Boulevard.
6. The Casa Real in the Poblacion served as the office of the Governor prior to the inauguration of the Provincial Capitol.