Bayombong was established at the southeastern part of the present La Torre, where the Bayumbung River passes through. The name Bayombong came from the Gaddang word “Bayongyong” which means confluence of a mighty river. Another version has it that “bayongyong” refers to a bamboo, about 2 meters long, used to carry fresh water from wells built along river banks.
As told, the Gaddangs never welcomed the arrival of the Maalates. This resistance triggered the first tribal war resulting from the Maalates retreat to nearby areas. On their retreat they left their valuable possession, their “Bayongyong”. The place was literally littered with so many abandoned Bayongyong. Since then, the place was named “Bayumbung”, as a fitting reminder to the Gaddanes of their first taste of victory over invasion of their private domains.
It was delightful for Spanish missionaries to see the natives parading in long queues with their “Bayongyong” filled with water on their shoulder. When asked by friars about the bamboo water containers, the carriers chorused “Bayongyong in response. For conveniences and for lack of fitting name, the Spanish friars baptized the place “Bayumbung” and later changed it to “Bayombong
This is my hometown and i grew up in this place. All my childhood years are spent in this part of the country. I love this place. Most of my lovely memories are in this place. This is the town that I grew up with my deceased parents, brothers and sisters. I always love this place and I will get back here and this will be my final and resting place, I hope. I like Baguio City as well as this is my new home but there's no place like Bayombong which molds me to be a better person. I'm missing all my friends and family in that place. I just hope that this town will be more progressive in the future and they will open up more opportunities to all the people who are deserving enough and are good residents of the place.
Some of the notable places in Bayombong:
I will post some more follow up on this post and research more of the good places that you need to visit in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. One of the most beautiful places in the Philippines.