New Filipino Cardinal comes home to Ilocos Norte

The people of Ilocos Norte welcomed Orlando Cardinal Quevedo March 30, 2014 when he visited his birthplace Laoag City. The former Archbishop of Cotabato was elevated as Cardinal to the Holy Roman Church last February 22 at the Vatican and is considered the first Ilocano Cardinal. Download hi-res photos here: http://bit.ly/1hbe7HH More »

Accenture looking to expand to Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos meets with the heads of Accenture who are in the province March 27 to assess its potential for establishing a business process outsourcing center. Download high-res version of these photos with captions in our flickr.com page here. (PGIN CMO Photo / Alaric A. Yanos) More »

PGIN launches “Saguip Nars” program to employ nurses

The “Saguip Nars” Program of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte was launched on March 28 in Laoag City. The program aims to employ registered nurses in Ilocos Norte and deploy them to different barangays. The nurses in turn will get a chance to accrue the minimum two years clinical More »

Gov. Imee Marcos meets with Jaime Zobel de Ayala and the AC Energy team

Governor Imee met with Jaime Zobel de Ayala of Ayala Corporation today, March 27, 2014, at the Ilocos Norte Capitol. Ayala is in the province to inspect the construction of the 200 megawatt wind energy project in Caparispisan, Pagudpud. Download the hi-res photos from PGIN’s Flickr.com photostream. Click here: http://bit.ly/1rD45Im Photos by More »

Ilocos Norte’s global art heroine reveals path to success

“Everyone possesses talents before even being born to the world. Other people just either forgot them or failed to put them in good use,” said Lucia Najera Mangapit Valdez, the Batac-born global painter and fashion designer who stunned the world during the post-war era. Having nurtured an array of talents More »

Ilocos Norte among the Top Rice Producers in PH

For the second time, the Province of Ilocos Norte was recognized as one of the top 12 Agri-Pinoy Rice Achievers in the country for its commitment in attaining high rice self-sufficiency. Launched on 2011 by the Department of Agriculture, the Agri-Pinoy Rice Achievers Awards aims to encourage the full support More »

2nd Triathlon event in Ilocos Norte goes ultimate for promoting wellness

While its tourism industry remains robust, Ilocos Norte also proves to be an ideal venue of international sports events through hosting another edition of triathlon race, the “Ultimate Tri Ilocos Norte” on March 22 and 23, 2014. The event which was originally launched in March 2013 becomes bigger and more More »

Young Ilocanos embrace the 600-year old “Guling” tradition

Each year, more and more young Ilocanos are observed engaging themselves to participate at the magnificent celebration of Guling-Guling, a festival depicting the age-old tradition of the people of Paoay, Ilocos Norte. The festivitiy which is traditionally held the day before the Ash Wednesday marks the last day when the townsfolk More »

Of old and new: “Guling-Guling” shines through centuries

Fat Tuesday, which marks the last merriment among Catholics before the start of the Lent season, has been a tradition widely forgotten by many Filipinos except for the people of the heritage town of Paoay, Ilocos Norte, who have altogether upheld a localized version for centuries. Guling-guling Festival is a More »

Ilocano onion growers’ income improved thru support from prov’l gov’t

The contribution made through the stipend distributed by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte to the local vegetable farmers has now manifested when Wilfredo Valdez, the president of the Vegetable Growers Association (VGA) of Region 1 revealed that there is already 40% increase in his revenue in growing “lasona”, a More »

More than 4,000 students undergo PGIN’s Free Career Counseling

With its aim to assist students in making crucial decisions for their career pursuits, the free Career Counseling Roadshow, which was spearheaded by the Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in cooperation with Sirib Express and De La Salle University (DLSU), has successfully catered to more than 4,000 high school More »

Ilocano NCCA awardee upholds the abel-weaving tradition

After being honoured as a National Living Treasure (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan) by the National Commision for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in 2012, Magdalena Galinato Gamayo of Lumbaan Pinili, Ilocos Norte continues maintaining the abel-weaving tradition in the country alive. At the age of 88, Gamayo is eager More »

Pasuquin

Pasuquin, Ilocos NorteAbout the Seal

Shield, derived from the Provincial Seal of Ilocos Norte

Rice, Fish and Garlic,represent the major sources of income of the municipality

Salt Making, during off-season, people resort to salt making thereby increasing the income of the townspeople

Fieldspar Deposit, represent the town’s big deposit of fieldspar- a non-metallic mineral

Brief History

Pasuquin is bounded on the north by Nagpartian, on the east by the Cordillera Mountains, on the west by the China Sea, and on the south by Bacarra. The town has a land area of 189.39 square kilometers, with a population of 23,027 in 1995. It has 33 barangays, and classified as a fourth class municipality.

Itnegs were the first settlers of the town. They were followed by a group known as the Ibaliws, who were the first to put up encampments with flat roofs of cogon grass and large tree leaves.

Pasuquin was a visita of Bacarra I early times. It became an independent parish in 1784. Its church was a built in the early 19th century through forced labor. The towns titular patron is Santiago Apostol. In 1944, when the town was occupied by the Japanese, the church was turned into headquarters. It was said that many guerillas were beheaded in this edifice. At present, it is still I ruins.

The townspeople are involved in farming, fishing, mining and commerce. Rice is the main crop while garlic is considered as the second most important product. Feldspar mining, a non-metallic material, is also common in the town wherein raw materials are brought to Manila for processing.

Favored with good waters, the people along the coastal areas depend mostly on fishing for their livelihood. Noted fishports are Tulnagan, Davila, Nalvo, Bingsang and Puyupuyan.

Pasuquin is also known for its fine, sandy beaches and its salt-making industry. Puyupuyan Beach in Raquiza cove is popular. Tourist spots that can be found in the area are the following, namely: Imelda Garden at Naang-angri falls which is famous for its underground caves, swimming pool and cottages; the Paredes Air Station, 2,000 feet above sea level with its radar and clubhouse; and the old watch tower in barangay Puyupuyan.

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