March 15, 2009
The heart of Pasuquin lies where two rivers marry. The Bilatag and Parang rivers wander from the interior to meet in the center of the town and then flow out together to the sea. Though farming accounts for much of the activity of the townspeople. Pasuqiun is more known for three things: feldspar for fine ceramics, sea salt and their delicious biscocho.
Land Area: 152.1 Square kilometer
No. of Barangays: 33
Market days: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Fiesta: December 28 to 30
- Visit Puyupuyan Beach. Near the powdery beach stands the Spanish watchtower.
- A walk on the surrounding sand dunes and the beach is an enjoyable side activity. Children from Pasuquin often play here, chasing after wind-blown seed heads of the local grass pat-pataray.
- Roadside stalls sell by the kilo what may be the finest rock salt in the Philippines. Pipes carry salt water to the cooking vats behind the stalls. Entire families are engaged in salt making in the town.
- Pasuquin is also famous for the biscocho.
- A trip to Pasuquin will not be complete without visiting the town plaza and the 17 century ruins of its old Roman Catholic church.
- Near the plaza is the mayor’s office which issues the permit to go spelunking.
- Maang-angri Cave, roughly translated as stinky cave, is touted as one of the best caving sites in the province. Located in Sapat, roughly 45 minutes north, the limestone cave is reputedly a spelunker’s dream, complete with spectacular rock formations, underground streams, fruit bats, and swifts. Other caves may be found in the area.
- Visit the waterfall at the borders of San Juan and Surong. The waterfall’s main cascade drops from a height of about a hundred feet into a deep. An outcropping of rock ideal for diving lies at the center of the pool.
- One of the best ways to end a day in Pasuquin is by spending it on the beach in Sitio Tienes.