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SASMUAN

Sasmuan, which used to be known as Sexmoan, is an historic town. It is one of the oldest communities and the site of the first church in the province built by Augustinian priests (Sta. Lucia Parish Church).

Legend & History

The town was formerly called 'Sasmoan' (from 'sasmo,' to assemble) because it was where apampangan soldiers assembled prior to attacking Chinese insurgents in upstream Guagua. The name somehow was mispronounced Sesmoan and when the Spaniards wrote it down, they misspelled it as Sexmoan (x and s in Latin are phonetically the same) and the name stuck - that is, until 1987, when Rep. Emy Lingad corrected the colonial faux pas.

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