Holy Cross Parish Church | Things to do in Laoac-Pangasinan
|Open:||5:00am to 6:00pm|
|Address:||Poblacion, Laoac, Pangasinan|
The Fabric Remnants of Laoac started as a DSWD training program that blossomed into a thriving business for local women. There had been a total of 25 trainings since it started 2 years ago. There are now more than 20 indigent, out-of-school you, and battered women working at the center and earning for their families. The women would upcycle old clothes bought from the town’s “wagwagan” (thrift shops) into bags, pillow cases, rags, curtains, and bed foams. Items are sold between Php200.00-700.00. The factory and store is just a 3-minute walk behind the local municipal hall.
Tupig is a famous rice delicacy from Pangasinan. This stick rice cake wrapped in banana leaves can be bought in different towns. Laoac features two kinds of tupig - regular and black. Both are made with rice, sugar, milk, cheese, and margarine. The difference comes from the rice used. The regular tupig uses white rice from the local ricefields of Laoac while the black one uses black rice imported from the rice fields of Baguio. Each piece is sold for 5 pesos. You can also purchase a 1 box of 9 pieces for 50 pesos or a big box of 28 pieces for 150 pesos. If you want more variants of tupig, visit Laoac during their Tupig Festival where vendors line up on the streets to grill different tupig flavors.
Binalonan's home to their town's social and civic events. Established in the '90s with the help of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and people who donated during their town fiesta. Before it was just equipped for sports tournament. Through innovation and support from the government, Ramon J. Guico Sports and Civic Center was renovated and was just recently inagurated led by DILG secretary Ismael Sueno last February 13, 2017. After the renovations, not only sports tournament is being held on the gym but also presentations and plays, conferences organized by Binalonan Health Workers.
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
Poblacion, Laoac, PangasinanGet directions