About 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
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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