St. Louis Betrand Parish Church | Things to do in Asingan-Pangasinan
|Open:||No definite schedule. Mass sched is posted outside the church.|
|Address:||Mayor's Boulevard and T. Bauzon Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Asingan, Pangasinan|
The small library houses a collection of books that have been donated to the Asingan municipal hall through the years. Paintings and several artworks featuring the Ramos clan can also be found here. Unfortunately, some artworks are in various degrees of wear and tear, but they still offer a fascinating look into the lives of one of the most powerful families of Asingan.
In 2015, the local government of Asingan received one of the most prestigious awards--the Apolinario Mabini Award for Local Government Unit of the Year--for the insitution of the Philippine Disability Affairs Office (PDAO), and for having put up the Sheltered Workshop for people with disabilities (PWDs). The award was given by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled Inc., and was presented by former President Ninoy Aquino in Malacañang Palace. The sheltered workshop provides free livelihood training, such as candle-making, shirt-printing, and dressmaking, to adult PWDs capable of work. These trainings equip them, not only with technical knowledge, but with practical skills such as the ability to speak in public and interact with different kinds of people. The program envisions Asingan to be a society where the poor, the vulnerable, and the disadvantaged individuals have access to tools and resources that will improve their quality of life.
From the town proper, this vast greenland can be reached via a 5-minute tricycle ride. For those not familiar with the area, walking into this serene park is like discovering a secret hiding place in the city. The place offers a scenic view of the Caraballo Mountains, the Narciso Bridge, and water pooled from the irrigation dams nearby--making it an ideal spot for viewing the sunset. What was once a field of cogon grass has now been transformed to a recreation area wherein families can rent a bahay kubo for the day and set up a picnic. Rows of trees provide shade from the heat, and a small bridge offers a view of the lagoon, which is sometimes teeming with fish.
Where to stay
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in San Manual, 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.
Getting there and around
Mayor's Boulevard and T. Bauzon Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Asingan, PangasinanGet directions