Manaoag Organic Hub | Things to do in Manaoag-Pangasinan
|Open:||8:00am to 5:00pm|
|Address:||National Hi-way, Brgy. Licsi, Manaoag, Pangasinan|
Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, a famous pilgrimage site of the North. Granted the title as Minor Basilica by Pope Francis last 2015. In the 1600s a farmer witnessed an apparition of Mama Mary asking the farmer to build a church on that hill where she appeared and to spread the news. Another miraculous event happened on the church was when a dead infant rose again after putting it on the altar. The church had withstand bombings during World War II and an earthquake in 1982. After three renovations, you will now see a rosary park, spacious candle gallery, and a Museum of the Minor Basilica which houses the replica and dresses she used on special occassions and a glass case of perfume that was donated by the devotees.
Made with love and hard work, Marlyn's Puto Special is one of the main suppliers of puto calasiao (sticky steamed rice cake) in Manaoag. Remember the early days of just chilling with your family on a picnic, a gathering or a fiesta that won't be complete without puto on the side. Experience how these are made by heading at Aling Marlyn's Puto plantation. Observe how her family help each other in cooking a thousand pieces of puto every day, that is only from the minimum orders they get on a day to day basis. Because of her exceptional hard work, and being a hands-on entre-Pinay, she had already bought their own house and lot and a tricycle and she plans to expand the place for their plantation.
Mang Victor Woodcraft is one of the pioneer makers of bakya, a wooden Japanese slipper, in Pangasinan. Started in 1972, Mang Victor who is a worker in a bakya plantation decided to start his own business together with his siblings. Sadly, bakya is now becoming scarcely demanded by their old customers. Fortunately, the government of Laoac is looking for ways to support the production since they consider it a part of Laoac's culture. Aside from making it as a foot wear, they also produce bakya house displays, and even bakya trophies.
Where to stay
Ruperto's Inland Resort is located in Barangay Linmansangan, town of Binalonan, Pangasinan. It's only a four hours drive from Manila. Its proximity to Baguio City makes it an ideal place to stay as you can get a glimpse of the country's summer capital in just a two-hour drive from the resort. Or visit the shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag, only 15 minutes via leisurely drive amidst green countryside scenery and smooth concrete roads.
Getting there and around
National Hi-way, Brgy. Licsi, Manaoag, PangasinanGet directions