Narciso Ramos Library | Things to do in Asingan-Pangasinan
|Open:||8am - 5pm|
|Address:||L. Millan St., Brgy. Poblacion East, Asingan, Pangasinan|
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.
Built in 1698 by Dominicans, the church has survived earthquakes, insurrections, and calamities throughout the years. However, it was the intensity eight earthquake in 1990 that rendered it useless. Whole walls were reduced to rubble and masses were held outdoors. Through the generous donations of Asingan locals from all over the world, the church was brought back to its glory after three years, making the 10th of October 1993 the feast day of their Patron Saint, St. Louis Beltran.
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
L. Millan St., Brgy. Poblacion East, Asingan, PangasinanGet directions