Neneng Cutlery | Things to do in Pozorrubio-Pangasinan
|Open:||8am - 5pm|
|Address:||Brgy. Palacpalac, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan|
This internationally-renowned company was founded in 1970, tracing its roots to more than two generations of craftsmen, artisans, and blacksmiths. Their factory is located in a residential area, non-descript and unassuming, with only the sound of metal being forged indicating that it's a sword factory and not just a garage. Inside, you can see artisans at work, and watch how a sword actually gets made. The company gives a special focus on the rich history of weaponry, which is why they are very particular with being hisorically accurate--whether it's a katana from Japan they're replicating, or a Viking sword from the Medieval times, they make sure that they get every detail right. The family-owned business also gives back by providing employment opportunities to their community, especially to out-of-school youth and people with disabilities. Want a sword of your own? The cheapest is around P3000, while a katana costs around P8000.
Sinakob is a famous dessert in Pangasinan, sometimes called panotcha or molasses. Free from preservatives or additives, the delicacy is made entirely from sugarcane juice. Families in Pozorrubio have made this their source of livelihood, and it is good to know that sinakob-making is being passed on to younger generations. The process is tedious, but entirely waste-free. After sugarcane juice has been extracted, they are poured into a vat to boil. The bagasse is used as firewood to boil the juice, and one worker makes sure the firewood is sufficient. Another worker mixes the boiled sugarcane juice, which becomes caramelized. There is a certain technique to mixing it seamlessly with a bamboo rod, and only an expert sinakob maker can do it with flair. The hot concoction is then poured into half shells of coconuts to cool and harden. It is not easy labor, but you can see the dedication these workers have for their craft.
For only P10, you can bathe under the cool waters of Antong Falls--but only after you make it through the 30-minute hike comprised of streams, rice paddies, boulders, and a hanging bridge. The falls is multi-layer, and the hike becomes more of a climb as you draw nearer to the top, clutching on giant tree roots and sliding on rock walls. Along the way, you will spot clear streams cascading through stones and natural pools with a beautiful turquoise hue. Once you've reached the tallest cascade of falls--approximately 20 meters high--reward yourself with a refreshing dip on its pool, which is around 5-6 feet deep. Locals frequent this serene paradise to take a break and enjoy the quiet, but the area remains unknown to most, which lends an air of mystery and wonder to the place.
Where to stay
Unwind and get close to nature in San Fabian. This farm and wellness resort 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.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Sison, 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
Brgy. Palacpalac, Pozorrubio, PangasinanGet directions