Mary Help of Christians Parish | Things to do in Basista-Pangasinan

Mary Help of Christians Parish | Photo by Nelo Manzo Mary Help of Christians Parish | Photo by Nelo Manzo Mary Help of Christians Parish | Photo by Nelo Manzo
Originally a part of San Carlos City, Mary Help of Christians Parish was then transferred to Basista as it parted with San Carlos in 1947 after having a resident priest. Old in its design, Mary Help of Christians Parish continues to serve the people of Basista through its services and education care of Mary Help of Christians Catholic School.
Open: 7:00 am to 12:00 nn, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday to Sunday
Address: Poblacion, Basista, Pangasinan
Fee: Open to the public
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Nearby attractions

Fer-Dez Furniture
Attraction
0.88 km away

Equipped with decades of woodshop experience, Federico Fernandez, 75, started his own furniture shop in the town on Malasiqui. His ten-year-old shop, Fer-Dez Furniture, produces sofa, chairs, tables, and single and double-deck beds made from locally-sourced trees of manga, acacia, mahogany, and gmelina. Their products are are consumed locally in Pangasinan and other provinces like Nueva Ecija, Cabanatuan City, and Ilocos. His son, currently, owns his own franchise of the business. Together, they have about 10 workers.

Pasima Bamboo Product Weaving
Attraction
3.73 km away

Seeing a kaing or bilao woven in front of you would make you think why it is a domestic product rather than a handicraft. The Philippines is blessed with many artisans and that include very skilled weavers. In Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Barangay Pasima is known to house bamboo-weavers. They make kaing (woven bamboo basket), bilao (woven bamboo tray), and drying beds. In Pasima, bamboo-weaving is a way of life. It is a family affair - the kids are assigned in weaving the basket’s base, while the mother finish the baskets. Kids aged eight start to help in weaving, while grandmothers also do their share of weaving. Seeing weavers work with bamboo sheets is almost magical as you understand how much effort and skills are needed to create a basket that would sell for only P10 to P12. Try weaving your own bamboo basket!

Lorezco Bricks
Attraction
6.12 km away

Fancying a brick house? Check out the town of Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan’s upcoming brick town. In the forefront of this realization is Loresco’s Bricks that started wayback 1983. It was the third brickmaker in town. Combining clay, soil, sand, and water, a carabao is used to step on the mixture to mash the ingredients together. After that, the mixture is poured manually on different kinds of molds. For sturdier “lario,” local term for brick, it is pressed. It is now ready for baking. Loresco’s Bricks commence with brick baking twice a year in a walk-in oven, made of layer upon layer of bricks. Still fancying a brick house? A 120 sqm bungalow house needs about 12,000 pieces of bricks for about P72,000 - that’s P6 for a single brick.

Where to stay

Golden Goddess Hotel and Restaurant
₱1800.00

Strategically located at Malasiqui, Pangasinan, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay. 

Hacienda Vista Resort
₱600.00
Hotels and homes
3.29 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Calasiao, Pangasinan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered. 

Family Center Point Resort
₱2000.00
Hotels and homes
4.09 km away

Resort in Malasiqui

Getting there and around

Poblacion, Basista, Pangasinan

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