Pampanga Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Pampanga Province, in The Philippines
Apalit || Arayat || Bacolor || Candaba || Floridablanca || Guagua || Lubao || Mabalacat || 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 || San Fernando City - Capital
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Pampanga Province within the Philippines
Pampanga Provincial Capitol Building in San Fernando City
Provincial Capitol Building in San Fernando City
Municipal Hall of Lubao, Pampanga
One Crowne Plaza, Guagua, Pampanga
River Irrigation System, FloridaBlanca, Pampanga
The Province of Pampanga, Philippines
- Pampanga has 20 Municipalities and 2 Cities, and 538 barangays. The barangays of Pampanga are listed within each municipality and city. Each barangay, municipality, and city has an interactive webpage of its own.
- Pampanga Registered Voters as of (2010) = 1,079,532
- Pampanga Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 1,911,951
- Pampanga is a 1st class province.
- The province of Pampanga is in Region Region III within the central part of the island of luzon.
Cities in the Province of Pampanga
- Angeles City, Philippines is within the province of Pampanga, but as of August 2007, the city became an independent component city of the Philippines.
- San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines - Capital city of the province of Pampanga.
Population of Pampanga as of 2007 Census
Pampanga Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 1,911,951
Geography of Pampanga
Pampanga is located in the central part of Central Luzon. It is bounded on the north by Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, Bulacan on the east, on the south by Bataan, and on the west by Zambales. The province’s total land area is 218, 068 hectares or 2, 180.68 square kilometers.
Major Industries of Pampanga
Farming and fishing are the main industries. Rice and sugarcane are the major crops. Others are banana, mango, and eggplant. The rivers and fishponds produce fish, shrimps, and crabs.
History of Pampanga, Philippines
PAMPANGA is a province in the very heart of the central plains of Luzon in the Philippines. The province derived its name from the Kapampangan language “pampang,” which means “riverbanks,” or people living along riverbanks for it was an ancient empire that once stood along the shore of Zambales in the north and extending as far as Mt. Arayat, the Rio-Grande De Pampanga or the great Pampanga River.
As a province, Pampanga was created in 1571 by the Spaniards for the purposes of government control, church territoriality and tax collection. In 1873, its present borders were drawn after the authorities ceded towns to neighboring provinces.
The Kapampangan bravery and independence of spirits is firmly embroidered as one of the rays of the sun in the Philippine flag, symbolic of its position as one of the first to rise up against the colonizers, For a time, the town of Villa De Bacolor became the capital of the Philippines during the British occupation in 1762 to 1764.
During World War II, Pampanga was the scene of many bloody combat. Clark Air Base, a large American military installation in Angeles City, was among the first targets of the Japanese invaders. The tragic Death March ended in the railway station of San Fernando, from where the weakened soldiers were transported to Capas in Tarlac.
Progress flourished after the grant of independence to the Philippines. Industries began to make a headway, due to the accessibility of the province and the laying of the first concrete road from Manila. The largely agricultural commerce of rice and sugar became the flashpoint of agrarian unrest. Subsequent land reform brought peace in the countryside, and the religiosity of the Kapampangans as an influence cannot be discounted either.
Leaders of government were also born here. President Diosdado Macapagal was born in poverty in the town of Lubao, where Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also spent her first years. Eminent Church personalities were also the sons of the province, such as the first Filipino Cardinal, Rufino Santos.
The combined natural disasters of earthquakes, lahar flow and typhoons in the 90′s did not dampen the resilient spirit of the Kapampangans. Whole towns were almost obliterated, families were uprooted and the prospect of a large-scale diaspora became a real threat. But the people did not surrender. Armed with their faith in a provident God, the people dug in and adapted so amazingly to the challenges that the nature threw at them. Today, the curse has become a blessing, for the volcanic ash became the source of the quarry industry again just as in olden times.
The history of the province reveals the character and quality of the people: industry, faith, toughness, intellect, creativity, leadership, bravery. For all these traits, Pampanga stands as it has proudly stood before, solidly claiming its rightful place of leadership among the province of the nation.
- article above verbatim from: pampangacapitol.ph/the-province/pampanga-history/
People of Pampanga, Philippines
Total Population of Pampanga
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- Elected officials of Pampanga for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Lilia Garcia Pineda
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Joseller Medina Guiao
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- Elected officials of Pampanga for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Pampanga for the term of 2007-2010
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Barangay Elected Officials of Pampanga
Businesses in Pampanga, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Pampanga, Philippines
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|Holy Cross Parish Church, Sta. Cruz, Lubao, Pampanga|
|San Vicente Catholic Church, San Vicente, Lubao, Pampanga|
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- Cathedral Of San Fernando, De Leon St., San Fernando City
- Holy Rosary Parish ( Pisamban Maragul), Sto. Rosario St., Angeles City
- List the Methodist churches in Pampanga here.
- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Pampanga here.
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- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Pampanga here.
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Schools in Pampanga, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Pampanga can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Pampanga, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Pampanga, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
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 Pampanga, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Pampanga, Philippines
Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Pampanga.
- Ligligan Parul
- The best and the brightest (including the largest) Christmas lanterns in the world can only be found in the capital City of San Fernando, host to the popular ‘Giant Lantern Festival’ held Christmas every year.
- Guitars of Lubao
- Lubao remains ever famous among lovers of music as Pampanga’s undisputed guitar-country.
- Sto. Tomas Pottery
- Apalit Blacksmiths
Pampanga Zip Codes
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- Gov’t works on branding for Phl food products
- Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The government plans to launch this year a branding for Philippine food products for export, as it seeks to actively promote local goods overseas, a trade official said.
- “We want to create a Philippine brand (to be used) for packaging (of products) this year,” Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) executive director Rosario Virginia Gaetos told reporters at the sidelines of the 9th International Food Exhibition Philippines..........Full Story
- Public ownership of stocks rises
- Friday, May 17, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Public ownership of companies listed in the local bourse is increasing, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) said.
- In a recent study, the operator of the country’s only stock exchange said the free float level hit 33.4 percent as of end-March..........Full Story
- Phl-Smart jins bag 12 golds, 28 other medals in ASEAN meet
- Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines-Smart taekwondo team romped off with a haul of 12 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals in the recent 11th ASEAN champions (ATF) tournament in Nay Pyl Taw, Myanmar.
- Many-time internationalist Kirstie Elaine Alora and Anjelay Pelaez showed the way with a gold each in the senior women’s kyorugi (free sparring) competition..........Full Story »
Pampanga, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
- Total Distance to be traveled: 540 kilometers or 338 miles - Visit our WebPage
San Luis to commemorate birthday of Huk Supremo Luis Taruc
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R03&article=541336713290
- By: PIA
- Friday, May 11, 2012
SAN LUIS, Pampanga- Preparations are underway for the commemoration of the birth anniversary of the former Huk Supremo, icon, and hero Luis Taruc on June 21.
San Luis Mayor Venancio Macapagal and Dr. Romy Taruc, a descendant of the Supremo, are planning the activities which initially include the installation of a marker and wreath-laying on the area where the house of Taruc used to stand in barangay Sta Monica.
During the 2nd World War, Taruc, together with Castro Alejandrino, Felipa Culala (Kumander Dayang-Dayang) and Bernardo Poblete (Kumander Banal) founded the HUKBALAHAP (Hukbong Bayan Laban sa mga Hapon) on March 29, 1942. Taruc was chosen to lead the 30,000 –strong guerilla group and attack the Japanese invaders at every opportunity.
In 1946, Taruc and five others were elected to the Congress. However, they were denied their seats on charges of terrorism. After negotiations with President Manuel Roxas failed, Taruc went underground. In 1948, Taruc agreed to surrender to then President Elpidio Quirino but did not push through. The Huks’ control of Luzon alarmed Quirino that he assigned Minister of National Defense Ramon Magsaysay to subdue the movement.
In 1954, during the presidency of Ramon Magsaysay, Taruc surrendered to Benigno Aquino, then a reporter of the Daily Mirror and a secret emissary to the Supremo. He was brought to Manila and sentenced to 12 years in prison. After being denied executive clemency by President DiosdadoMacapagal, finally in September 1968, President Ferdinand Marcos pardoned him.
Taruc continued to work for social and agrarian reform.
He died of a heart attack at the St. Luke’s Medical Center on May 4, 2005. He was 91 years old.
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