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The Tower House of Dela Cruz-Lim (1932, Sta. Ines, Mabalacat City) The most visible landmark in the city. The house of sugar planter Vicente Dela Cruz stood along the Sta. Ines Expressway Exit. The well-preserved mansion was featured in the Pampanga Social Register book of 1936. The most notable part is the tower, built separately from the house. The structure was made to help the daughter of Dela Cruz, Constancia who suffered from tuberculosis in her youth to get some some fresh air. keyword: mabalacat ancestral house
The Garcia-Perez House (ca. 1850-1860s, Poblacion, Mabalacat City) This ancient home is reputedly the oldest heritage house in Mabalacat City. It was built by Eulalio Tolentino, a premiere haciendero and a former Gobernadorcillo of Mabalacat, for his wife Lorena Lugtu. This house is made of Narra posts, and Apitong wood with interiors characterized by intricate Antillian-style cutwork on the transoms, massive double doors and wide floorboards. It once served as a school in the early 20th century and a Japanese soldiers’ outpost during the World War II. keyword: mabalacat ancestral house
The Morales Mansion (1924, Sta. Ines, Mabalacat City) The 84-year-old ancestral house is a two-storey concrete and wood structure infused with geometric and art deco elements considered modern in those times. It is owned by Don Quentin Morales and Doña Paula Guzman who were both members of the town principalla. The house was used as a shooting location of “Mga Tigre ng Sierra Cruz”, a war-themed movie in 1972 starring Vilma Santos, Dan Rivero and Charito Solis. Today, with some renovations, the Morales Mansion is being used by the Dominican Sisters of San Fernando. keyword: mabalacat ancestral house
The Mariano De La Cruz House (ca. 1880s, Sta. Ines, Mabalacat City) Built by Mariano de la Cruz, a former Municipal President of Mabalacat City. His mansion stood sturdy along the Sta. Ines Expressway Exit. Its most interesting feature is a cast cement figure of a woman holding a basket of fruits, mounted in the middle of a flower garden. The beautifully designed ancestral house is currently being resided by the family heirs, Ernesto and Irada de la Cruz. keyword: mabalacat ancestral house
11 rings that represent the member countries of the biennial regional meet. Standing tall at the Bayanihan Park in Angeles City, Pampanga. There is a countdown (timer) for the opening of SEA Games 2019 that will be held in the Philippines. The designer made it look like the shape of the Philippines.
Old Cannon is a valuable historical object way back in the time of Filipino-Spanish-American War. It was later covered by Filipino “Insurrecto” guerillas to prevent its capture by the Americans. In 1951, excavation work in Sapang Bato uncovered this piece of ordinance. In 1778, this Cannon Barrel was directed in Peru and risen in the Spanish Warship “Seville”. In line with this, in 1899, it was taken to Sapang Bato Village and was used to assault American forces attacking from Angeles City.
This is one of the perfect places for business programs with nature park, all in a safe, peaceful and secure environment. It’s an eco-recreation venue for school fieldtrips, camping, retreats, and picnics, company outings, and team building activities, events and parties. From having a wonderful family picnic, a fun Zipline Ride or an overnight camping adventure, Clark Nature Park was designed to make your visit more memorable. It has substitute forms of outdoor activities that stimulate body, minds, and spirit in a landscape of manmade and natural resources. tag: Picnic ground
Its Construction began in early 2007. The Clark International Speedway is a ground built to unleash the racers’ passion and bravery as it shows off a 4.1-km race track split into two courses with its speedway bound r in counter-clockwise. It exclusively opened to the public in November 2008 having only the drag strip completed. The West Course was then completed in 2009 which was followed by the East Course. Racers can do drag racing, drifting, motorcycle racing, carting, or touring cars. Being the fifth race track in the Philippines, it will not impossible if it’ll host some of the country’s famed racing events such as the Toyota Vios Cup, Asian V8 Championship, and Philippine GT Championship to mention a few. Gradually, the pit lane, paddock, grandstand were built over time.
Museo Ning Angeles in Heritage District, Santo Rosario St, Angeles City Visit: https://www.facebook.com/museo.angeles Photo credit: Museo Ning Angeles
There’s what we call the Great Migration, in which living beings move from one place to another to survive and we humans are no exception to this chain. When our habitat condition is deemed unliveable we move to a new location. A perfect example of this of course is the migratory birds that fly endlessly around the world and live temporarily on environments favourable to them. The Philippines, particularly the Candaba Wetlands in Pampanga has been an annual host to these birds. Source: ironwulf.net photo credit: ironwulf.net
Welcome to Villa Alfredo’s Resort, the most stylish garden resort, located in the heart of Pampanga, Philippines. It is just an hour and a half away from the busy city life of Manila. It is nestled within the secluded, lush tropical gardens, filled with exotic flowers, rare varieties of palm, cacti and bamboo species, and colorful birds. A perfect place to relax and enjoy… Plenty of sun, comfort of the room, courteous services and friendly atmosphere. A pleasant and elegant hideaway for nature lovers… There are many leisure facilities at the resort including 12 first class and differently themed swimming pools, a separate children’s wading pool with water slides, jacuzzis, aviary and marine aquarium, which will surely keep both parents and kids happy. Source: Villa Alfredo’s Photo: Villa Alfredo’s
The Holy Rosary Parish, formerly known as Santo Rosario Church, today fondly called by locals as “Pisambang Maragul” (“Big Church”) stands in the epicenter of the old Culiat town, now Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines. The church has recently been recognized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts as a national historical site. wikipedia Photo credit: Carmelo Bayarcal
San Guillermo Parish Church is named after San Guillermo, the patron saint of Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines, where the church is erected. The church was originally constructed by the Augustinian Friars in 1576 – also the town’s founding – with Fr. Diego De Ochoa, OSA, as the town’s first parish priest. Having been installed as such two years after. In 1880, the church was destroyed by an earthquake only to be rebuilt by Fr. Eugenio Alvarez in 1886. On September 3, 1995, lahar flow from the slopes of Mount Pinatubo which erupted into the world’s notice on June 15, 1991, buried the church at half its 12-m height prompting its more than 50,000 town residents to evacuate to safer grounds in resettlement areas. Near the façade of the parish church is a museum which contains the history of the church. It also contains paintings of the Pinatubo eruption in 1991. wikipedia photo credit: Joefran4
In the vast open field of the park is the full trade fair of aircraft, flying machines, and many other aviation equipment which was used by the Philippine Air Force. Air Force City Park is an exceptional leisure facility for kids, young, and old. If you desire to be an air force fighter pilot, this is somehow your opportunity. The amenities that the park offers are a perfect venue for family leisure too, whether to stroll, jog, have a picnic and even play sports like badminton and Frisbee. The aircraft park is your go-to spot to relax and unwind especially during weekends. Bring anyone you can and explore helicopters, jets, and anti-aircraft gunnery.
This nuzzling paradise in Sitio Haduan in Mabalacat is your new summer haven you shouldn’t miss. The Haduan Falls is a living proof of a novelist’s quote “The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely of places.” While on a trek to pursue the unspoiled gem, a panoramic view of rugged mountain ranges in Pampanga will surely grasp your attention. A stretched hanging bridge is also on display; plus, the experience of climbing a wall of stones and mini-rappelling activities guarantees you that this will be an adventure like no other.
This Zoo offers an enjoyable and amusing filled activity for the family and can be educational attractions for students. It is an adventure zoo theme park that provides a variety of heart-stopping and exciting rides. Inside Zoocobia, you will find colorful birds where you can feed and see them up close and personal as well as other interesting wild animal species inside. NIGHT OWL Enjoy a night of fascinating show in Zoocobia Night Owl every Saturday featuring Animal Parade, Horses on Parade, Aeta’s Tribal Show, Neon Show (Philippine Pride and Adventure Rides, LED Dancers, and Night Owl Dancers. Operational Every Saturday from October to January and March to May. RATES P295/ adult P295 / child 3ft-4ft Free of Charge 3 ft below
It is a humble interpretation that Clark has its own tale of deep and historical past. Multiple artistic murals, pictures, dioramas, preserved artifacts, and authentic replicas are all seen along its halls, recounting the overwhelming transition of the previous military base into a Freeport zone that is well-known today. It has also a 4D theatre re-filming the catastrophic blast of the renowned Mt. Pinatubo. Furthermore, Clark Museum speaks of the Filipino spirit of industry, bravery, and ingenuity of a nation’s self-governing place. It momentarily tells a huge story, a bigger world from which Clark booms of social and economic advances, and with relentless progress.
Building 2122 – Former Post Commander’s office. Currently where the CDC President & CEO holds office. The original building was made of bamboo and nipa hut built in 1902 which served as Post Headquarters. It was built in 1906 with lumber and roofed with tar paper, and in 1912, it was constructed out of concrete. Through most of its history, this building served as the office of Post Commanders and executive officers. After World War II, the building has been occupied by 13th Air Force Commanders; and in 1979 by the US Facility Commander; until the Americans pulled out in 1991. It then became the office of the CABCOM Commanders and 600th Airbase Wing until PAF was moved to its present location. source: VisitClark.com photo: VisitClark.com
The poising Kamikaze Shrine is a quick stop-over for a historic idea that draws people especially Japanese tourists as it lies on the central facade of the leading Japanese airfield during the World War II. It’s beyond undeniable that this shrine left a mark in our history during the WWII. The isolated figure of Kamikaze is secured by a gate which was built by the courage of young pilots who fought in the historic war back then. This marker is also a proof of the shared peace and long-told history between the Philippines and Japan.
These houses were built in 1904 that costs $1,309 per unit. It was built along the humid architecture designs by Filipino, Chinese, and Japanese laborers. The area was called the Officer’s lane. The huge acacia trees shading the “barns” were also planted at about the same time.
The flagpole has always been in its present location throughout the history of Clark up until now. It was raised in 1906 by $220. There are four memorial markers namely (1) Monument to the 26th Philippine Cavalry and the US Army: (2) Monument honoring the US Army Air Corps – Philippine Air Force; (3) Roxas Memorial Marker in honor of Philippine President Manuel A. Roxas who died at Clark on April 15, 1948; and (4) Memorial marker commemorating the historic turnover to Philippine government in a formal ceremony held on 26 November 1991.
It was once the headquarters of the largest Air Force base outside the US mainland. After the occupation of Camp Stotsenburg, the field officers’ quarters made of wood and grooved iron, were elevated on this site. The present existing structure was accomplished on November 26, 1910, at the cost of $10,901 and was used as a residence of Senior Army officials. After WWII, it became the residence of 13th US Air Force. It is currently designated as the “white house”– official residence of the Philippine Presidents whenever they come to Clark.
It was made in reminiscence of the former President Manuel A. Roxas who had a fatal attack at Clark on April 15, 1948. Invited by the Commander of the 13th US Air Force, President Roxas came to see the enormous reconstruction going on in the war-damaged Clark. He delivered a speech at the Kelly Theater and died of a heart attack on the same day.
These posts stood at the Dau Gate, the first gateway to Fort Stotsenburg and Clark Field from early 1900 until the Japanese occupation in 1942. The Japanese burrowed them and used them for landfill. The posts were discovered unbroken in the area in 1965. There were several plans to move them elsewhere but in 1984 the US Air Force finally chose the parade grounds as the final erection spot for the posts.
This was constructed in 1953 and serves as the only movie house in Clark. It has a stage with numerous cultural shows and stage plays. This building was the second theater at Clark that bears the name Kelly. The original Kelly Theater was built in 1947 (where the present day IT Center). It was initially erected as a gymnasium, and then later converted into a theater. President Manuel Roxas delivered his speech here on April 15, 1948. Shortly after, a heart attack took his life. The Kelly theaters were named after B-17 pilot Capt. Kolin Kelly, who lost his life in action against the Japanese forces in 1941.Capt. Kelly was declared America’s first hero of WWII by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The cemetery is the interment place for thousands of mostly American veterans and Filipino Scouts who served up in the United States Army, and who died in divergence in World War II on military bases in the Philippines. President Barack Obama signed a law (Public Law 112-260) in January 2013 to operate and maintain Clark Veterans Cemetery following an agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States. It was signed in December 2013 making Clark ABMC’s 25th cemetery. The construction of Manila American Cemetery in 1948 led to disinterment of the non-World War II dead from four post cemeteries onto Clark Air Force Base. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in June 1991 led the U.S. Air Force to evacuate and Clark AFB was transferred to the Philippines in November 1991. The cemetery sustained to be open for burials after the transfer, but it had been damaged in the eruption and fell into disrepair.
The place to capture your mind in experiencing the era of dinosaurs and learn about how they lived before people existed is through visiting Dinosaurs Island. You’ll be surrounded by various species of monstrous-size dinosaurs and reptiles that are all animatronics, producing a more real-like environment for all the guests, and visitors. It has also a jungle safari, a fossil museum, and miniatures of the world wonder like the Great Pyramid of Giza. Edna Gicale Mariz Dela Paz
Puning Hot Spring & Restaurant in Angeles City Photo credit: facebook.com/PuningHotSpringAndRestaurant/
Salakot is a roof is shaped like a native hat located at the Bayanihan Park. The Bayanihan Park is the epicenter of everyday recreational activities, most likely outdoor activities. The extensive ground of green is usually flocked since it is the right venue for your Friday hang-outs up to Sunday strolls. Different and various events, other small concerts and gatherings are being held here, too. It was constructed during the President Ferdinand Marcos administration to honor the revision of the Military Bases Agreement between Philippines and United States government in 1979.
Paradise Ranch is dedicated in promoting environmental conservation specifically on reforestation and animal conservation by providing jobs to many poor individuals who joins our humble effort. Paradise Ranch proudly promotes responsible charity by promoting “work for food or work for school programs” giving each of our clients the necessary assistance to help themselves instead providing “Dole Out.” We are very proud to inform you that from the 3 major trees we had about twelve years today we have more than 500 thousand trees planted in our humble 50 hectare land. Awards Erik’s presidential award Wildlife Farm Permit No. WFP III-09-02 Wildlife Collector’s Permit No. WCP III-09-01 Member-Philippine Association of Parks and Resorts (Philapar) Field trips / Guided Tours / Conferences / Weddings / Indoor and Outdoor Events / Team Building Accommodation (Villas, Dormitories, Cottages, Camping) Food and Beverages including in house catering Swimming / Rides / Bamboo Rafting Zoo / Bird Feeding / Horse Back Riding Environmental Conservation Jobs for the Poor Source: paradiseranchofclark.com/
Experience and feel where you can enjoy swimming with your family and friends. Today, Fontana Water Park is the Philippines’ largest, newest, and most advanced integrated Leisure Park. It features a world-class Wave Pool which automatically fabricates various types of waves and Three Giant Aqua Thrill Slides. Give yourself a break and have fun at the Water Factory and Pirate Ship. Fontana also features Olympic Size Pool, Hot Spring, and Lagoon Pool all situated in Upper Water Park. Photo credit: Fontana.com.ph
You don’t need to waste your time in going any further just to witness the past. A time machine in Clark named Nayong Pilipino will indulge your desire in an educational tour tackling the historic events and relentless culture of the country, all seen in one location. Nayong Pilipino is probably a representation in a miniature-version of the dissimilar Philippines and its culture. This history-learning facility, recreational, and leisure, is divided in several geographically-sectionalized exhibit areas. From improvised villages, old-Spanish plaza, life-size statues, and replicas of landmarks, outdoor amphitheater, to some ancestral houses of Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, and Jose Rizal – The Nayong Pilipino retells the chronicle of our yesteryears and shows our roots that molded us even up to this age. Entrance Fee: Adult P150 Senior P120 Children P100 Photo credit: Vicky Vega
This tourist spot is a replica of an old western town directly out of an American cowboy movie. You will find here the mock-up leisure of an old-west trading post, hotel, telegraph office, general store, inn/restaurant, post office, bank drugstore and more. If you enjoy watching John Wayne and Clint Eastwood in their glory days of Tinsel Town, you will sense and experience as if you are on the set of one of their productions when you visit El Kabayo. Horsefest
One major tourist attraction in Minalin is its “Aguman Sanduk” New Year’s Celebration in which the straight men of the town dress as beauty queens and ride through town on festive floats – displaying not only humor but also the camaraderie and charity of each member of the community. The celebration has also been referred to as the “Belles of Minalin” but Minalin natives prefer to continue calling the event “Aguman Sanduk”, which translates literally as “Association of the Ladle”.The event is differentiated from gay pride parades because the event is specifically intended for heterosexual males, and is intended simply to be an act of fun, rather than a statement about gender. This is an avenue where men from all walks of life cross-dress and dare to step out of their statuses. Whether you are a known public figure, a farmer, or a professional, it is with utmost pride that a man from Minalin will dare step out of his status to give joy (pikatulan) to his people. With the continuous celebration of the festival, it is a living proof of how Minaleños value camaraderie (pamakiabe). It is the dare that keeps the community’s bond and strengthen the ties of […]
Aguman Sanduk (Fellowship of the Ladle)
While tourists crowd in Brgy. San Pedro Cutud in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga to witness the true-to-life crucifixion of several Kristos on Good Friday, townsfolk in all seven barangays of Sto. Tomas, Pampanga converge and witness their generations-old, more colorful, non-bloody tradition focusing largely on blasting a paper-mache effigy of Judas Iscariot and the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Blasting the effigy is a dramatic process. Four paper mache black ravens, positioned on the ground at four corners of the poles, are the first ones to be ignited. The ravens are then propelled towards Judas’ post where the fireworks explode. The effigy turns several times with its tongue sticking out before the fireworks explode starting from the feet. The loudest explosion takes place in the head of the effigy. The blasting is preceded by a procession at 5:00 a.m. highlighted only by the so-called Salubong or the meeting of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Risen Christ, and ends at 11:00 a.m. before the Judas ceremony happens at 12:00 noon. Many local folk believe that loud explosion presages bountiful harvests from their farmlands or fishing grounds. (credit: Journalist Bong Lacson, Angeles Observer, 04/22-29/06) source: visitmyphilippines photo: Ivan […]
Blasting of Judas Iscariot / Pakbung Hudas
The Kuraldal of Sasmuan is held during the town fiesta on January 6, when Kapampangans from neighboring towns gather in front of the chapel of St. Lucy and dance for favors all night. As soon as the mass ends at 8:00 p.m., the rowdy entry of the brass band signals the start of non-stop dancing that lasts till 3:00 a.m. Barren women are said to get pregnant after the festival. What is unique about this event is the mix of pagan and Christian elements shown in the tribal beat that the crowd dances to, and the rowdy adulation around the statue of St. Lucy. source: visitmyphilippines photo: theJerny
One of the more colorful events in Pampanga, the Ibon Ebon Festival (literally means ‘bird – egg’) initiated by Mayor Jerry Pelayo features the municipality of Candaba as the home of thousands of migratory birds from different parts of the globe, and at the same time showcase its growing duck-egg industry. Among the activities featured during the two-day event include: street-dance performance by Tribung Dumara and other schools’ contingents, exhibits and trade fair at the Ms. Earth Park, bird-inspired fite flying exhibition, itik race and boat race along Pampanga river. source: visitmyphilippines Photo: Allan Jeff Ilagan Evangelista
Philippine International Hot-Air Balloon Festival
Held every 2nd weekend of February in Clark, the annual festival features air-sporting events like hot-air balloon competition, aircraft maneuvers and precision flying, ultralights, RC Demonstration Flying, sky diving, aircraft rally, rocketeering, flag jump, balloon bursting competition, kite flying, trade fair, carnival rides and nightly concerts. The participation of international hot-air balloons from all over the world draws thousands of people to the site to witness the early morning balloon fly-out and late afternoon fly-in. The festival was initiated by the Department of Tourism in 1994 by then Secretary Mina Gabor to resuscitate the fledgling spirit of the Kapampangans – only three years following the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. The tourism regional office led by Regional Director Ronaldo Tiotuico handled the initial stages of the project in cooperation with Clark Development Corp. and the local government of Angeles City before turning it over to the Balloon Club of the Philippines under the leadership of Capt. Joy Roa of Air Ads, Inc. in 1999. source: visitmyphilippines
Splendidly cultural, artful, and entertaining – that’s what Caragan Festival spells for. This festival is being held on the 3rd week of February which is significantly participated by the whole town that showcases loads of activities whereas the street dance and parade is the most featured one as the performers are armored with vying multicolored costumes while on the perfect beat in the interpretation of the old Aeta heritage. Photo: Rosalie Abella
Giant Lantern Festival (Ligligan Parul) (2nd week of December) – Every year during the Christmas season, the city becomes the nucleus of a blossoming industry centered on handcrafted lanterns called parols. What distinguish the San Fernando lantern from the ordinary parol are the obscure designs and the false impression of dancing lights, which focuses on the vibrant colors of the lantern. The transfer from Bacolor to the city of San Fernando was August 1904. It went on to be a tradition that has developed as the lantern progressively became larger and larger and more complex each year. Years later, the lantern itself was a symbol for the resident contribution, benefiting their labor. The sole purpose of these lanterns symbolized the unity amongst different neighborhoods. Photo:Ramon FVelasquez
Giant Lantern Festival / Ligligan Parul
Sinukwan Festival(1st-2nd week of December) – Another December festival that is celebrated in San Fernando is the Sinukwan Festival in honor of the ancient mythical god Aring Sinukwan. The Sinukwan Festival remembers the Kapampangan spirit with a week-long calendar of cultural revivals capped by a grand street-dance parade in the streets of San Fernando. It’s annually organized by the Save Pampanga Movement, the festival memorializes Aring Sinukwan (King Sinukwan), god of ancient Kapampangans. This festival is a celebration of everything Kapampangan, from food to culture to dances. This is the festival that truly defines Pampanga because as mentioned, it is a celebration of everything Kapampangan and with all the fusion of cultures, colors, tastes, and sounds, you get to see Pampanga and the best of it all in one festival. Photo: Alvin Reyes Mendoza
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Midori Clark Hotel and Casino provides travelers with a five-star resting space that is exquisite, heart-warming, cozy and of the finest quality.We offer 111 particularly designed luxury guest rooms that are spacious and bright, well-equipped, and in close proximity to nature. These rooms, of different types and designs, allow every occupant to experience the varied landscape of nature at close range. Source: midorihotel.com/
A new integrated entertainment destination rises in Central Luzon. Set in a property designed to exemplify modern elegance, Royce Hotel and Casino has everything for the perfect trip – whether for business or leisure. Constantly evolving, it strives to provide its guests novel experiences while immersed in comfort. The soul of Royce Hotel and Casino can be found in its myriad entertainment options. With its own dazzling Casino area, gamers are sure to find the fun times they crave. Royce’s Empire Bar and Lounge hosts regular performances featuring great talent from all over the Philippines – perfect for those who want to hear stellar voices or laugh the night away. Guests who want new gastronomic delights can venture to The Lounge, Empire Bar and Lounge, Café Majestic, Amare by Chef Chris, Choi Garden Clark, and Korea.Snow Palace, the world-class culinary hubs of Royce Hotel and Casino. Royce Hotel and Casino is also the perfect venue for special occasions, whether it be for life’s milestones or important business events. Our meeting rooms can accommodate teams who want to engage in planning sessions or discuss important decisions. The hotel’s grand ballroom can also be used for large-scale company events. But the ballroom […]