Paete, Laguna: Wood Carvings at its finest

Paete, Laguna has been widely known for its wood carvings. Recently, the famous moving statues of saints were featured in television. In my recently concluded visit at the Paete Church, it was unfortunate that I did not get the chance to see those that were shown on television. However, I was still privileged in getting to see the townsfolk preparing the carts where the icons will be put.

Paete Wood Carvings

Aside from these old icons that can be seen during the procession held during Holy Week, there are other events that you would not want to miss.

Salibada is a religious festival honoring Sto. Niño and is held during the month of January. This is something like a mardi gras but the participants pour water among each other.

Paete Town Fiesta. The town fiesta of Paete is celebrated in the honor of the town’s patron, Saint James. It is celebrated every 25th of July.

Aside from the festivities held in Paete and the famous artworks displaying the excellent craftsmanship of the Paete townsfolk, you should not dare miss the lanzones fruits there. If you are wondering where the heck those sweet lanzones fruits come from, they actually come from Paete and they are also known for that.

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  • Ar-Em Cuaterno Belmel

    what is the common problem of a carvers?..

    I need your answer to complete my thesis….!!

    I am also a resident of paete laguna..bagumbayan…

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  • christine

    If you need a carver, pls. contact me i have a very good friends here in cebu knows how to carve it could be ornamental or figures in any of the ff. materials
    plaster of paris

    Pls. for those interested parties lang po, price is negotiable it depends on the sizes and designs.

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  • Rafael

    approximately po, how much po ang pagawa ng isang 4 ft at 5 ft tall na poon? pati napo ang isang 7ft na krus? salamat po, nais ko po kasing magpagawa ng poon ehh. pakilagay nadin po ang mga choices na pagawaan, much cheaper much better po. salamat po.

  • Noel


    How much in the Mama Mary in the Picture? I’m interested to buy.

    Thanks and I’ll wait for your response.

  • http://ym cynthia bautista

    magkano po yung statue ng sto nino n 3 ft.tall?at san po ito mabibili s paete?

  • Leonel Velarde

    Looking for a fine carver to make me a life-size statue of a saint. Would appreciate if you could provide me contact details.

    Thank you very much.

  • Girlie Bayhon

    Hi … tanong ko lang po kung saan kami pupunta at cno ang magagaling mag ukit ng mga aquarium fish na wood for display? … galing po kami ng Quiapo kanina at sabi ng mga vendors duon sa may tulay, ang supplier daw nila ay taga Paete, Laguna. Kelangan po kasi namin for volume orders. Pls. txt me at 0915-5386865. thank u 😀

  • Rey B. Garamay

    hello! mag iinquire po sna aq qng cno pwede nyong isuggest n gumagwa ng image ng “PIETA”?mgkano po kya ang aabuting price s lifesize?ung my damit at yari s kahoy.f possible,pls contact my cel no.09282513440.kailangan q n po kc mlapit n ung holy wik. thank you po.

  • Fritz Lago

    Is there anyone who knows contact persons for those who want to order some statues?

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  • pipin

    hello. am also looking for wooden bags. would appreciate if you can direct me to a manufacturer. thanks

  • rex

    gusto namin sana magpagawa ng life size statue of our lady of sorrow, parang perfect image cya talaga na sinusuutan ng damit tapus may halo na sya sa ulo na steel and golden heart na steel din.. can you suggest to us kung saan kmi pwedi magpagawa?? we are from roxas city capiz. and can you give me an idea kung mag kano ang gagastusin namin?? salamat po.. God Bless…

  • ervyn

    hello po,nghahanap po me ng broseur ng different saints.balak ko po kc mgpagawa at kung how much? at san sa paete?tnx po.

  • Julie


    alam nio ba kng san may pagawaan ng church pews? ung simbhan sa church ng catholic n my luhuran?may nkapagsabi sakin na sa paete daw, but i dont know where exactly.. pls help me..

  • Ozzie

    hello poh! I am looking to buy two wood sculpture of angels about two feet tall.

  • amielle
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  • JONA

    i was told that i could get wooden bags & carved wooden items (angel) from paete pls. advise as to where i could get them i’m from surigao and i don’t have the slightest notion as to where i could get those bags and carved wooden items(angel). pls. e-mail me anytime and your response will be highly appreciated. big thanks![email protected]

  • tricia 6-love

    im visiting this web because we have to search about paete.

  • belle dela rosa

    may alam po ba kayo na gumagawa ng wood ring/ o wooden handle for bags? o made 2 order na ring? need ko po kc…

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  • michelle soriano llamos

    im from paete, pwede kita samahan sa gawaan ng wooden bags dati akong nag work kay boss roi im a secretary doon noon, nag export kami ng mga wooden bags. pero ngayon dito na ako sa lumban, taga dito kase naging husband me. gumagawa kami ng mga barong for men & womens. eto no. ko if you want to go. +639293335819

    im michelle

  • Paete

    Hey, I have pictures of that in my site. When I was there I took pictures of the Holy Week Procession. That place was awesome! You will see the religious icons and several images there. Thanks!

  • Ross

    Hey, I have pictures of that in my site. When I was there I took pictures of the Holy Week Procession. That place was awesome!

  • rOdeL


    i found this site cause i am searching about someone who can do woodcarving…

    hope someone can give me idea where in paete i can have someone to create a magic wand for me…

    like the wand in the harry potter movies…

    just a collection or souvenir, i want to have a magic wand look a like what those we saw in harry potter movies…

    funny but it’s my hobby… someone help me pls, tnx…

  • http://colinskie_519 nilo gajo

    sino kaya ang mga taga paete d2 sa jeddha

  • colin

    musta na kayo mga taga paete

  • rolly

    hey great site! thanks for featuring Paete!

    and dont forget to visit paete!

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  • Rowena

    Puwede bang mag-order ng statue ng Mahal na Birheng Dolorosa?

  • ross

    wohooo I’m from Paete. The festival is near. let’s wait three months.

  • Cheryl Villanueva

    i was told that i could get wooden bags from paete pls. advise as to where i could get them i’m from manila and i don’t have the slightest notion as to where i could get those bags. pls. e-mail me anytime and your response will be highly appreciated. big thanks!

  • Abundio S. Baet

    Hi, just to add on Paete Festivities,Paete is Non-stop of festival, every month, is something goin onin Paete. Let see.

    January, the last Sunday is the original “Salibanda” and I think the thirs Sunday is the “Sto.Nino de Palaboy”, February, off-course “Valentineisbigin Paete”, March, bbiginning of the Lenten Season till April, visit Paete “Centurion Festival” or know as Cinaculo in our town (not tomention the Demonstration of Arnis de Mano” of the Centurion itself (Filipino Martial Arts), then follow by the moving sculpture at the Procession of the Saint on Holy Wednesday(Catholic Church) and Thursday (Aglipayan Church), May the Sta Crusan, and the “Pakubol” or the Pasabit Festival. Then July is the Town Fiesta, Usually at night, their Singing Contest, Julky 24 is the ICE CarvingFestival, then July 25is the Palarong Arnis (Traditional Un-padded Stick fighting Tourney) Eskrimadores and Arnisadores of Laguna challenge thier skill in Stickfighting matches. This is the sport of gentleman only, sore loser are no place in this events. Then August is the peak month for Santol fruit, then Sept and Oct is the lanzones, Then November is “Undras” the Nov. 1 is the All Saint days, then Decembe is Christmas and Rizal Days isboth big days in Paete.So if you got a chance to visit Paete, schedule yourself to be availabel to this differentmonth of happenning.

    Wow, Paete I missed you so much, I am dyingto go home..

  • tito

    just to correct the posting on Salibada: It’s actually Salibanda held every last 2 Sundays of January (last sunday is catholic, the other is IFI i.e. Aglipayan). Avoid wearing red if you don’t want to get wet (sometimes)

    There is an ice carving competition on July 24, the day before the town fiesta. It’s been going on for years now and perfect for photo-ops

    Lanzones is in season there september to October. I once toured some of my friends to harvest lanzones themselves. More exciting than buying at the market and you’re guaranteed you have the real thing. Markets in manila sometimes advertise Paete even if they came from neighboring towns.

    Paete lanzones hva a unique taste I didn’t find from those of Camiguin.

    how did I know these?

    I’m a Paetenian! :)

  • sterne

    Great job guys…

  • branddun

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