Barangay Putsan is rich in red clay which is used to make stoneware potteries. Finished products comes in terra cotta or glazed finish.
This is a good place to do your souvenir shopping. Here you can buy sturdy plant pots, cooking pots and beautiful home decors like chimes, candleholders, decorative jars, etc.
Philippine Ceramics is a big warehouse cum factory of these products. They allow visitors to take pictures and see how the pots are actually made. They have a modern oven for cooking the clay and also has small display area for the finished products. You can buy here OR
Visit the neighboring small shops. I love shops like these where you can talk to the locals while buying their wares. Most of this small cottage industries use the old style ovens (just like the one in the 4th photo).
Buy your "pasalubongs" here and help the local people make a living.
I love their chimes which come in different designs and sizes.
Visit the Naglagbong Geothermal People's Park (Nag Park) where you can have a good view of the Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant. It is the major supplier of geothermal energy to the Luzon Grid.
The park used to have hot springs, vents, boiling mud pools and silica center mounds. Mama tells me that before people visiting this place would boil eggs from steaming holes. A hydrothermal eruption in 1980 ended this thermal activities. Since then the place was developed as a park with the efforts of the local government, National Power Corporation and Philippine Geothermal Inc.
Simple and clean, nothing fancy about the place. It is currently undergoing a small extension maybe due to an increasing popularity. Notice the fancier restaurants nearby, very few people come there for a visit. People say "you can't beat the original" and they can't copy the taste of DJC's halo halo.
Favorite Dish: Halo halo...so yummy with creamy leche flan, haliyang ube (yam), gelatin, minatamis na saging na saba (banana) topped with cheese. Goes well with crispy barquillos from Bulacan.
A great treat during hot weather!