Pampanga : Home of the Remarkable
-Honeygrace T. Penzon
Pampanga, one of the richest provinces in the Philippines, a well-known district in the Central Luzon region for its notable culture, arts and way of living, and marked as the Culinary Capital, Christmas Capital and one of the Rice Granary of the Philippines that perceptibly brought the province in its undisputed reputation. Let’s discover what this beautiful paradise has in store that fascinates both local and foreign tourists.
Pampanga is honored as one of the 8 rays of the sun in the National Flag due to its insurrection against the domination and preponderant influence of the Spaniards. It is bounded by the provinces of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, Bulacan to the southeast and Bataan and Zambales to the west. Its capital is the City of San Fernando where government and economical operations are centralized in this city. It was the Spaniards who gave the name “La Pampanga” after the Indung Kapampangan River, who discovered that the early natives of the province live near the riverbanks. An internationally acknowledge airport which is the Clark International Airport reside in Pampanga located at Clark Freeport Zone which is 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) north of the provincial capital. There are also two established Philippine Air Force air bases which are the Basa Air Base in Floridablanca and Clark Air Base in Angeles City. Aside from these, Pampanga also bears a vivacious and keen economy and culture that keeps its enthusiastic residents and tourists to crave for more of its tillage, customary livelihood and colorful industries.
Farming and fishing are the two main rigid industries of Pampanga. Rice, corn, sugar cane and tilapia are some of the known products here. It also supports flourishing and development of cottage industries specializing in guitars, handicrafts, furniture-making and wood-carving. The town Floridablanca also advocates utensils as its main craft which is featured in if...
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