Angeles City, Philippines
List of 33 Barangays in Angeles City, in the Pampanga Province within Region 3 in the Republic of The Philippines
Agapito del Rosario | Amsic | Anunas | Balibago | Capaya | Claro M. Recto | Cuayan | Cutcut | Cutud | Lourdes North West | Lourdes Sur (Talimundoc) | Lourdes Sur East | Malabañas | Margot | Marisol (Ninoy Aquino) | Mining | Pampang (Santo Niño) | Pandan | Pulungbulo | Pulung Cacutud | Pulung Maragul | Salapungan | San Jose | San Nicolas | Santa Teresita | Santa Trinidad | Santo Cristo | Santo Domingo | Santo Rosario (Población) | Sapalibutad | Sapang Bato | Tabun | Virgen Delos Remedios
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- Angeles City is located in the province of Pampanga within the central part of the island of luzon. It belongs to Region III
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List of Municipalities in the Pampanga province within Region III in the Republic of The Philippines
Apalit || Arayat || Bacolor || Candaba || Floridablanca || Guagua || Lubao || Macabebe || Magalang || Masantol || Mexico || Minalin || Porac || San Luis || San Simon || Santa Ana || Santa Rita || Santo Tomas || Sasmuan
Cities in the Province of Pampanga: Angeles City || Mabalacat || San Fernando City - Capital
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Angeles City, Philippines
Angeles City is within the jurisdiction of Region III in the province of Pampanga. As of August 2007, the city became an independent component city of the Philippines and no longer a part of the province of Pampanga.
- Angeles City has a total of 33 barangays
- Registered Voters of Angeles City as of (2010) = 148,843
- Population of Angeles City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 314,493
- Land Area of Angeles City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 6,027
- Angeles City is a 1st class city and Highly Urbanized.
Location of Angeles City, Philippines
- It has Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) of: 6,027
History of Angeles City, Philippines
- source: Verbatim from The LGU of Angeles City, Philippines
The transition of Angeles from a jungle clearing to a barrio, to a town, and finally to a city took one hundred sixty eight (168) years; and in all that time, it has survived locusts infestations, conflagrations, wars, epidemics, volcanic eruptions and typhoons to become one of the fast rising cities in the country.
Culiat, as Angeles was known in the early times was a barrio of San Fernando for thirty three (33) years. It became a separate town one hundred thirty five (135) years later. It was just any other backward town until the early fifties when it picked up to rise as a progressive municipality.
It was in 1796, when the Captain (Municipal Mayor) of San Fernando, Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda, together with his wife, Doña Rosalia de Jesus and followers moved on foot towards north. They made extensive clearing to be called Culiat, after the vines then abundant around.
Doña Rosalia supervised the clearing until her husband, Don Angel returned from Military Service in 1811. He was a Captain of the Manila Hussers Squadron.
Don Angel built his house with light materials at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Sapangbalen and the road going towards the town of Porac which later was donated to the Roman Catholic Church as the first cemetery made known as the “Capong Santong Matua” now the site where the Nepomuceno Colisium is situated.
Barrio Culiat was already a town except in name in 1812 with the rise of new barrios like Sto. Cristo (as the poblacion or town proper), Cutcut, Pampang, and Pulung Anunas.
On February 11, 1829, Don Angel filed aa petition for the segregation of Culiat from San Fernando, followed by another petition within the same year jointly signed by Don Angel, his son-in-law, Dr. Mariano Henson and the latter’s father Severino Henson.
It was not however, until December 8, 1829, that Culiat was officially recognized as an independent town, inspite of the fact that it only had a population of six hundred sixty one (661) people. It steadily increased however in 1991, due to the massive destruction brought about by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in June 1991 and the withdrawal of Americans from Clark Air Base in November 1991, decreased from the two hundred thirty six thousand six hundred sixty five (236, 665) NSO census made in June 1990, to two hundred six thousand eight hundred thirty six (206,836) CPDO census in 1992. The town was renamed Angeles, in honor of its founder and titular saint, “Los Santos Angeles Custodios” (The Holy Guardian Angel). Much of the credit for the granting of the petition however, must be conferred upon the founder’s son-in-law, Dr. Mariano Henson who actually handled the negotiations.
On May 7, 1899, Gen Emilio Aguinaldo made Angeles the seat of the Philippine Government. A field mass was held in his honor. The first anniversary celebration of the Philippine Independence proclaimed a year earlier in Kawit, Cavite was held in Angeles in June 12, 1899. It was highlighted with a parade led by the youngest ever Filipino General, Gregorio del Pilar, and Manuel Tinio. It was viewed by Gen. Aguinaldo from the Pamintuan residence (restored recently to its original, now houses the Central Bank Clearing Office, the Presidential Palace at that time.
During Aguinaldo’s stay in Angeles, Manuel L. Quezon, then a member of the General’s Staff, stayed in the house of a certain Don Lorenzo Sanchez (then just across the Pamintuan residence). Aguinaldo’s sojourn was short however, for in July of this same year, he transferred his government to Tarlac, following its occupation by the American Forces. On January1, 1900, Gen. Frederick D. Grant organized the first U.S. Civil Government by appointing an Alcalde.
By October of 1902, the U.S. Army in Angeles established its Camp at Talimundoc (now Lourdes Sur) near the Angeles Railroad Station. On the latter part of the following year, they moved far north to a place called Mangga and Sapangbato which was later called Fort Stotsenberg, named after Colonel Jon Stotsenberg who died in Plaridel, Bulacan, during an encounter with the soldiers of General Aguinaldo. Moreover, in 1919, Angeleños were startled to see military planes flying over Angeles for the first time, taking off from a new airfield constructed beside Fort Stotsenberg and which later until recently was known as Clark Air Base, then the largest American Military installation outside Mainland America.
War historians considered the bombing of Clark Air Base on December 8, 1941 as one of the most destructive air raids in World War II because almost all the American war planes were wrecked to the ground. On the early morning of the New Year’s Day of 1942, the first Japanese troops entered the town, occupying it up to January 1945.
Unwanted and unfortunate events have formed part of history; and Angeles is no exception. On October 7, 1871, a strong typhoon destroyed hundreds of houses and thousands of colorful lantern and paper castles made on order by the then Mayor Mariano Vicente Henson in preparation of the forthcoming feast of “La Naval” and “Fiesta ng Apo”. Furthermore, the town as well as the whole Pampanga was infested by locusts in the year 1939. The calamity that befell the town, which old folks could still vividly recall, was the influenza epidemic in 1918. The dead were just being dumped in carabao carts and buried later en masse. Since the epidemic was claiming lives almost by the minute, even the tolling of the church bells for the dead was suppressed. The first conflagration recorded was one that razed down the entire public market in 1885. The market was rebuilt, only to be gutted down again in 1897 and several times more in later years until the latest on January 19, 1982, considered the biggest and costly causing the loss of more than P20 million worth of property. In the early morning of June 12, 1991, after sleeping for about 600 years, the erstwhile majestic and calm Mt. Pinatubo in proper, suddenly burst into a gigantic mushroom-shaped explosion described as the biggest in the world this century. Its worst effect however, hit the city on June 15. Millions of pesos worth of properties were destroyed by heavy ashfall and cascading mudflow. Thousands of families either fled or lost their houses. A score of people also their lives.
Nearby Clark Air Base, much closer to the erupting volcano suffered more destruction. There were no casualties reported inside Clark since two days before the initial eruption, its personnel were all able to evacuate to Subic. The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo forced the hand of the US to prematurely abandon its military installation at Clark Air Force Base. This is in addition to the vetoing in 1991 of the extension of the Laurel Langley Act which allows the presence of of US military forces on Philippine territory by the Philippine Senate. Thus ending the long chapter of Filipino-American relations in the history of Angeles City.
On the other hand, it was not always misfortune that was part of Angeles history. In other words, if there were the bad times, there were also the good times. Likewise, the rainy days were also sprinkled with dry and sunny days. And what makes many a heart happy, but tales of romance.
An interesting episode in the history of Angeles even for future perusal by analyst and researchers was the introduction of lanzones in this place. The planting of the first lanzones tree played a rather significant role in a romantic interlude which culminated in the intermarriage of a Nepomuceno from Lucban, Tayabas (now Quezon Province) with the Henson in Angeles. It is said that it was during the wooing stage, that the lovesmitten Pio Rafael Nepomuceno presented to Agustina a gift, the ffirst lanzones tree to be planted in Angeles soil, with the “Romeo” volunteering to plant the tree himself. The knowledge that lanzones were scarce in Pampanga, prompted Mr. Nepomuceno to do what he did. Today, lanzones trees abound in Sto. Entierro and Sto. Rosario Streets, besides perhaps other trees growing in other parts of the city.
Through the years, although Fort Stotsenberg (later Clark Air Base) continued to expand, Angeles despite its proximity to the American Camp, did not progress as fast, and was just like any ordinary town. It was only in 1949 that Angeles reached the take off stage for progress was so tremendous that even as a town, it was already considered by many as a city.
On January 1, 1964, Angeles was finally inaugurated as a chartered city under Republic Act. No. 3700. It was Rafael del Rosario’s brainchild that Angeles became a city. He gained the distinctions of being the last Town Mayor and at the same time, the first City Mayor of Angeles. He was assisted in the preparation of the City Chapter by Atty. Enrique Tayag, a prominent resident of the town. Then Congresswoman Juanita L. Nepomuceno of the first district of Pampanga sponsored the bill in Congress and approved by then President Diosdado Macapagal, a province mate.
Present day observers considered the effects of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and the withdrawal of American Military personnel from Clark Air Base as telling blows to its economy. Yet it cannot be denied that it is innate in the native Angeleños to survive the tests of time such as conflagrations, typhoons, and volcanic eruption and political rebuffs.
Today, the heavy flow of vehicles and people in the city proper is one clear indication of the calamity befallen city’s re directed efforts towards its physical and economic recovery.
People of Angeles City, Philippines
- Population (as of 2010) Census: 326,336
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 314,493
- Registered Voters 1 (2010) per COMELEC: 148,843
Government of Angeles City, Philippines
- Address: City Hall Building Pulung Maragul, Angeles City
- Tel. No.: (045) - 322 - 5540
- Telefax No.: (045) - 323-4105
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Angeles City Elected Officials for the term of 2013 - 2016
- Mayor: PAMINTUAN, EDGARDO
- Vice-Mayor: VEGA, MARIA VICENTA
- AGUAS, JERICHO (PAK) PARTIDO ABE KAPAMPANGAN 66756 8.92%
- ANEPOMUCENO, BRYAN (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 63856 8.53%
- ASULLER, ARVIN (PAK) PARTIDO ABE KAPAMPANGAN 63366 8.47%
- ALACSON, DANICA (PAK) PARTIDO ABE KAPAMPANGAN 58374 7.80%
- AMORALES, MARICEL (PAK) PARTIDO ABE KAPAMPANGAN 57932 7.74%
- APAMINTUAN, EDU (PAK) PARTIDO ABE KAPAMPANGAN 57525 7.69%
- AINDIONGCO, ALEXANDER (PAK) PARTIDO ABE KAPAMPANGAN 51711 6.91%
- ALAZATIN, CARMELO JR. (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 50476 6.75%
- ASANGIL, MAX (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 42535 5.69%
- ARIVERA, AMOS (PAK) PARTIDO ABE KAPAMPANGAN 40004 5.35%
- Angeles City Elected Officials for the term of 2007 - 2010
- Mayor: Francis Lumanlan Nepomuceno
- Vice-Mayor: Maria Vicenta Licup Vega
Barangay Elected Officials of Angeles City, Pampanga
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- Businesses of Angeles City
- Banks, Financial Institutions, PawnShops, and Lending Companies
- Asia United Bank Brgy. Sto. Rosario, Angeles City, Pampanga
- Banco de Oro - BDO, Santo Domingo, Angeles City, Pampanga
- BDO Building Brgy. Sto. Rosario, Angeles City, Pampanga
- BPI Family Bank Brgy. San Nicolas, Angeles City, Pampanga
- BPI Family Savings Bank Brgy.Sto. Rosario, Angeles
- Bank Of The Philippine Islands BPI Brgy. Sto. Rosario, Angeles City, Pampanga
- China Bank Brgy. San Nicolas, Angeles City, Pampanga
- M LHUILLIER Brgy. San Nicolas, Angeles City, Pampanga
- Metro Bank Building Brgy. San Nicolas, Angeles City, Pampanga
- PG Pawnshop & Jewelry Brgy. San Nicolas, Angeles City, Pampanga
- PSBANK BUILDING Brgy. San Nicolas, Angeles City, Pampanga
- RCBC Savings Bank Brgy. San Nicolas, Angeles City, Pampanga
- Union Bank, San Jose, Angeles City, Pampanga
- Unity Bank A Rural Bank.Inc, San Jose, Angeles City, Pampanga
- Villarica Pawnshop Brgy. San Nicolas, Angeles City, Pampanga
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Angeles City, Philippines
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- Catholic Churches in Angeles City
- Holy Rosary Parish ( Pisamban Maragul), Sto. Rosario St.
Schools in Angeles City, Philippines
School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education
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Economy of Angeles City, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Angeles City, Philippines
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The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Angeles City, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Angeles City, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
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Featured News of The Philippines
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- Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:22 am
- Trans-Asia Petroleum Corp. and partner Frontier Gasfields Pty. Ltd. (FGL) are furthering exploration activities in Service Contract 69 (SC 69) in Eastern Visayas.
- Trans-Asia Petroleum, which is set to take over the exploration block, and its partner jointly notified the Department of Energy that they were set on sub-Phase 4 exploration in the petroleum block in Camotes Sea from May 7 this year to May 7, 2016 ........................ Full Story»
- Philippine peso heads for best week since January on remittances
- Friday, April 17, 2015
- The Philippine peso headed for its biggest weekly advance since January, after data showed an increase in the amount of money sent home by workers living abroad.
- Remittances, which accounted for 9 percent of gross domestic product in 2014, climbed 4.2 percent in February from a year earlier, the central bank reported on Wednesday. That compared with a 0.5-percent increase in January. The peso rose, even as foreign funds pulled $103 million from local shares in the first four days of the week, exchange data show. “You’ve seen a rebound in remittances,” said Joey Cuyegkeng, an economist at ING Groep NV in Manila. “There were foreign sellers in the stock market. Apparently, those investors were taking profits without going out from the Philippine market.” ........................ Full Story»
- Carabao Festival
- Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
- Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
- Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
- Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.
- PH Superliga race for semis seats heats up
- Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:01 am
- THE race for the second outright semifinal berth further heats up as Shopinas, Foton and Philips Gold figure in highly crucial encounters when the 2015 Philippine Superliga women’s volleyball tournament All-Filipino Conference rolls back to Alonte Sports Arena in Binan City today.
- The Tornadoes and Lady Slammers start things off when they clash in the first game at 2:30 p.m., while unbeaten Petron battles Mane ‘N Tail at 4:30 p.m., followed by the collision between the Lady Clickers and Cignal in the 6:30 p.m. main encounter of this inter-club tourney organized by Sports Core and backed by Asics, Mikasa, Senoh, Mueller Sports Medicine, Via Mare, LGR and Healthway Medical .................................. Full Story»
CDC boss resigns, unexpectedly
- Saturday, April 18, 2015 4:09 pm
- By Ding Cervantes
CLARK FREEPORT- Clark Development Corp. (CDC) President-CEO Arthur Tugade has resigned from his post in the state firm that runs this freeport, amid recent controversies hounding his leadership.
Tugade could not be reached by phone yesterday, but some CDC stockholders and board members, who all asked not to be named for lack of authority to speak on the issue, said he announced his resignation during a meeting with stockholders Wednesday afternoon.
Tugade was reported yesterday to have written Pres. Aquino saying he was resigning effective June 30. He assumed the CDC top post early in 2014.
One source said that during the stockholders meeting, he expressed disappointment over feedback from the Government Commission on Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG) that his colleagues within CDC gave him “mediocre” ratings in an online survey a few weeks ago.
“I don’t think he deserved such rating because he did quite well for the CDC by restoring the firm’s financial health,” said one of the sources, referring to CDC reports that the firm now has a financial standing of about P2 billion.
The same source said Tugade’s decision to resign was not at all related to an Ombudsman charge filed this week by a Korean investor against him and other top officials of the CDC.
“He seemed unfazed by it as he is a topnotch lawyer,” the source said.
Eung Il “Steve” Kim, a pioneer of the hot air balloon festival here in 1994 and president of the Holywood Park Development Corp., filed charges of grave coercion against Tugade and his legal officer Juvy Manwong and other CDC officials before the Ombudsman after CDC junked last January his lease contract over 3.2 hectares of land in this freeport.
In his complaint-affidavit, Kim said Tugade arbitrarily terminated his contract.
The CDC cancelled Kim’s contract and forcibly took over his leased property for allegedly repeatedly failing to settle his lease with the CDC for the development of a 3.2 hectares property labelled as a “retirement estate project” located near the Sapang Bato Gate of this freeport. But Kim denied CDC’s allegations and said he is a victim of “selective justice.” He said HPDC is far more developed than any other property in the area.
Kim feared CDC singled him out especially after he agreed to organize the Lubao Hot Air Balloon Festival which virtually competed with a similar festival which is being held in this freeport usually every February since he helped organized it in 1994.
On December 8, 2014, the CDC sent a “Notice of Termination and Take-Over of the Leased Property with Final Demand to Pay Arrears” to Kim.
The CDC said “since 2011 HPDC has been non-compliant” with its contractual obligations among them the non-payment of minimum guaranteed lease for the period covering December 2010 to January 31, 2011 in the amount of $27,620.72 and for the period covering February to April 2011 in the amount of $2,045.99; employment commitment of 90 workers during the first year of operations and 1,500 workers during construction; and an investment commitment of P237 million.
The CDC also said that in 2011 alone it issued three final demand letters to HPDC for its non-compliance. Then on August 17, 2012, the CDC issued a “Notice of Termination and Take-Over of the Leased Property.”
However, HPDC “requested for a re-consideration” and committed to pay its outstanding arrears and completion of construction development on or before December 31, 2013. The CDC said it approved the HPDC request on January 17, 2013 and “with a notarized undertaking of HPDC to comply with its development commitments and conformity to the termination and take-over of its leased property in case of default in any of its obligations.”
In his letter-reply on December 18, 2014, Kim said the issues raised by CDC “are not novel” and even if HPDC was late in complying with some of its obligations, they were “all settled.”
Kim also said HPDC has substantially complied with its construction commitments, is continuously hiring Filipino workers at that time numbering more than 150 already and since its lease agreement signed in 2009, HPDC has infused close to $8 million to the Philippine economy.
But the CDC said HPDC failed again to comply with its obligations which resulted in the final cancellation of its contract on January 7, 2015.
The final CDC letter enjoined HPDC to “cease and desist from your business operation; peacefully vacate= the leased premises and voluntarily surrender the same to the CDC…”and settlement of arrears amounting to $146,174.52 inclusive of interests and penalties as of January 7, 2014.
On January 12, 2015, the CDC Joint Inspection Team with a representative from the Commission on Audit (COA) conducted an inventory on all items found in the premises before forcibly taking over the property.
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- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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