Sasmuan - Pampanga Destinations


It (formerly Sexmoan) is a 4th class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines.
The town was formerly called Sasmoan (from sasmo, to assemble) because it was where Kapampangan 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.