Marlyn's Puto Special | Things to do in Manaoag-Pangasinan
|Address:||143 Sapang, Manaoag, Pangasinan|
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.
Entering the vicinity of Laoac, you will notice cylindrical silos that was actually a storage of feeds for cows in 5-6 hectare land. The government built a dairy farm under the municipality's name to have enough supply of dairy products for pre-schoolers and elders. They are continuously putting an effort to develop it by planning to turn it into a multi-purpose farm. That includes a pasalubong center, training centers and a pick and pay organic farm. They are also planning to have restaurants inside the farm for the convenience of the tourist that will come here. Currently, they are breeding cows and waiting for another 50 heads from National Dairy authority.
Wine is known to be good for the heart and rich in antioxidants, how much more an organic wine can offer? How much more to our environment? Laoac Organic Wine is owned by a former OFW, and later on chose to be a farm scientist and a lecturer who shares the importance of organic farming and the process of making fruit wine. He uses fruits such as black palm and dragon fruit to make wine. Process starts with collecting the fruits and washing it. After that ingredients are prepared and mixed and later on will be fermented in a secret room. If the fermentation is not successful, the wine turns to vinegar. They can produce 100 containers in a year and sell it at 100 pesos per container. There are also wine and vinegar bottles being sold at their store ranging from 50-150 pesos. Who would say no to an affordable and healthy chill pill?
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
143 Sapang, Manaoag, PangasinanGet directions