Laoac Dairy Farm | Things to do in Laoac-Pangasinan
|Address:||Marabok, Laoac, 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.
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.
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.
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
Marabok, Laoac, PangasinanGet directions