Shellflex Food Products | Things to do in Bayambang-Pangasinan
|Address:||Bongato East, Bayambang, Pangasinan|
After visiting Purok Tanubong, you will never look at walis (broom) the same way again. Tanubong, the area’s namesake, is a local grass grown in the province of Pangasinan. The brooms made using this grass is called walis Pangasinan. According to the locals, tanubong is much better than tiger grass because it is washable and much more flexible. Tiger grass is the one used to make walis Baguio or walis tambo. Walis tanubong could be comparable to a handicraft as each piece is hand-assembled. At least four people are needed to assemble the broom. The brooms are sold at P50 to P150 per piece. Purok Tanubong is known to be a place of broom-makers. Their products are sold locally in their town and nearby provinces such as Tarlac and La Union.
Only two towns in the Philippines has former President Emilio Aguinaldo’s statue on their municipal hall, the hero’s hometown in Kawit, Cavite, and Bayambang in Pangasinan, where he declared as the Fifth Capital of the Philippine Revolutionary Republic.
Across the century-old municipal hall is the two-hectare public plaza with the four-feet signage “Balong Bayambang” (New Bayambang), where tourist may take their photo. A walk through Bayambang’s rich history and attraction may be accessed through a mini-gallery inside the park.
Back pain? Upgrade your massage or hilot for a chiropractor session with Fallorina Orthopedic Practitioner in Bautista, Pangasinan. Ortho therapist Rime Fallorina, also known as Tatay Rime, treats various muscle, nerve, and bone problems while listening to the limb’s “echo” using only his stethoscope. A session with the 67 year old lasts for about 5 to 10 minutes, which includes some bone-cracking stretching. A session costs P300 to P600 depending on your case. During his clinic days, Mondays and Thursday, about 25 to 40 people line up. They are mostly from nearby towns and provinces. Tatay Rime’s medical knowledge came from his father, who studied in the US as an orthopedic doctor. He was assisting his father since he was 12 years old. And like a family tradition, he is passing his knowledge to his younger son as well.
Where to stay
Immerse yourself in the real local experience when you book at this homestay located in Alcala, Pangasinan. The place is simple and equipped with the basic comforts you need. Staying at this local home will give you a glimpse to everyday Pangasinense life and allow you to learn more about the wonderful province of Pangasinan.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Alcala. 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
Bongato East, Bayambang, PangasinanGet directions