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MALASIQUI
Places to See
  • The Church of St. Idelfonsus was first built in 1746 by Fr. Luis Delfin, burned in 1763, rebuilt from 1773 to 1780 by Fr. Salvador Tapias, destroyed by fire on February 29, 1820, repaired in 1823, burned again in 1878, damaged again during the 1880 earthquake,, rebuilt in 1885 by Fr. Juan Cardaba but was destroyed during the March 16, 1892 earthquake.  The present structure was built by Fr. Salvador Millan in 1897. 
Brief History
  • Malasiqui became an independent municipality in 1671.
  • According to legend, three missionary priests were sent to this settlement located in thick woods, very tall grasses, surrounded by creeks and inhabited by dangerous wild pigs called animoloc.   The first two priests did not admire the place.  The first was said to have said “Mala” (Spanish for “no good”) while the other nodded in agreement and said “Si” (Spanish for “yes”).  The third priest, determined to settle with the natives, was heard to have said “Yqui” (Spanish for “so what?”).  The natives heard the short dialogue and thought that the priests were giving a name to the settlement.  From that time on, the settlement was known by that name.
General Information
  • Area (sq. kms.): 123.78
  • Population (2000): 113,190
  • No. of Barangays: 73
  • Income Class: First
  • District: Third
  • Zip Code: 2421
  • Area Code: 075
Where to Stay
  • The 18-hectare Eco-Hills Resort, a Class “A” resort in Brgy. Lareg-Lareg, is located 10 kms. from the town.  It has 16 air-con rooms, eight de luxe rooms, a 30-pax dorm, three big swimming pools, two kiddie pools, two super water slides, 300-pax pavilion, Dinosaur Park, children’s playground, basketball/ tennis court, 18-hole mini-golf course, manmade lagoon and offers horseback riding, and paintball.  Tel: 521-8690 & 828-8513.  Cel; (0917) 968-3576 & 330-6749.  Manila booking office: Tel: (632) 526-4487 & 526-4497.
How to Get There
Distances (Malasiqui to:)
  • Manila: 195 kms.
  • Lingayen: 26.1 kms.
  • San Carlos City: 7.5 kms.
  • Bayambang: 13 kms.
Tourist Information Center
  • Mayor’s Office – Municipal Hall (fax: 536-5160)
Medical Assistance
  • Malasiqui Community Hospital

  

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