The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...
. Dubbed as the Vinegar Capital of the Philippines, Paombong is famous for its vinegar extracted from the sap of sasa (nipa
NIPA, Nipa or nipah may refer to:* Nipa palm, Nypa fruticans* Nipa grass, Distichlis palmeri* Nipah virus, a Henipavirus* National Income and Product Accounts * National Institute of Public Administration...
), thus the term "sukang Paombong" (Paombong vinegar) became known in Luzon
Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines. It is located in the northernmost region of the archipelago, and is also the name for one of the three primary island groups in the country centered on the Island of Luzon...
and other parts of the Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 53,510 inhabitants in 8,266 households.
In the 16th century, the Spanish conquistadores
Conquistadors were Spanish soldiers, explorers, and adventurers who brought much of the Americas under the control of Spain in the 15th to 16th centuries, following Europe's discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492...
expand their pacification drive in Luzon moving from one place to another.