Sunday, September 4, 2016

Rediscover Pampanga : Heritage, Church, Art and Museum

Pampanga or Pampaŋga is a province in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines. Lying on the northern shore of Manila Bay, Its capital is the City of San Fernando. The name La Pampanga was given by the Spaniards, who encountered natives living along the banks (pampáng) of the Pampanga River. At the eve of the Philippine Revolution of 1896, Pampanga was one of eight provinces placed under martial law for rebellion against the Spanish Empire; it is thus represented on the Philippine national flag as one of the eight rays of the sun.

And I am a proud Kapampangan
I was raised and born in Manila but my grandmother make sure that I know where my mother’s clan came from and that is why every fiesta of Anda Lucia, we make sure that we visit our relatives in San Fernando.

I maybe a Kapampanga but I never really known Pampanga that well until we made a tour around the province.  What can I say, let’s rediscover what Pampanga has to offer.

Why should you visit Pampanga

Betis Crafts Inc

Betis Crafts started its business in 1972 by Jose Bituin, Betis Craft continues to showcase the skill of hand of the people of Betis. It remains as the frontrunner in intricately craved wood furniture and a full plethora and mastery of the finest furniture finishes. Its product ranges from traditional tp contemporary designs for bedroom, living and dining spaces, and its accessory lines. Most notably its mirror frames complete the esteemed look. Any Betis Craft's furniture piece brings to any home. Now with seven satellite factories, Betis Crafts is now employing more than 300 craftsmen on in its production center. Daily engaging in the creative and skillful pursuit of functional and top class fine crafted furniture. The children of Mr and Mrs Bituin continues the legacy by being in the furniture industry managing their own line.


Did you know that Pampanga has different churches and each church has a story to tell

San Guillermo Parish Church 
San Guillermo Parish Church is named after San Guillermo, the patron saint of Bacolor, Pampanga. The church was originally constructed by the Augustinian Friars in 1576
On September 3, 1995, lahar flow from the slopes of Mount Pinatubo which erupted into world notice on June 15, 1991, buried the church at half its 12-m height . Church goers enters through the window to attend mass

The St. James the Apostle Parish Church (commonly known as Betis Church)
The St. James the Apostle Parish Church (commonly known as Betis Church )is a Baroque church located in the Betis, Guagua in Pampanga, The church was established in 1607 and dedicated to Saint James, the Apostle. It was declared a National Cultural Treasure by theNational Museum and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.The main attraction of the church is the original ceiling mural done by the famous painter Simón Flores 

 The Holy Rosary Parish
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


Panecillos de San Nicolas
Panecillos de San Nicolas, also known as putu saniculas or simply saniculas to the Kapampangan is the  heirloom recipes learned by some of the older families in Pampanga from the Augustinian friars during the Spanish era. Kapampangan food experts Atching Lilian Lising-Borromeo of Parian, Mexico, Pampanga  continue to cook saniculas. She is the 5th generation of the clan who is preserving the delicacy. She baked the sanicula when the Pope came to visit the Philippines.

Toll House

Toll House is located in Angeles City. Know for cakes, sweets and comfort food. Best Seller  for comfort food is the baked mac


Located inside the Pampanga’s biggest and oldest university is the Center for Kapampangan Studies, a place to get a handful of knowledge from Pampanga’s  past.

Holy Angel University pioneered in founding the museum that holds a plethora of relics that connects visitors to cultural and historic wonders of the region
Located inside the Pampanga’s biggest and oldest university is the Center for Kapampangan Studies, a place to get a handful of knowledge from Pampanga’s  past.

 Pinatubo Museum

Manansala Art Galery

Pamintuan Museum

Pampanga is a great place to live and now you can have the privilege to be one of its residents and  be part of their heritage and rediscover Pampanga every day.

Pampanga is among the booming locations outside Metro Manila and offers an ideal place to settle down. As one of the trusted community developers for the mid-income market, NLI set foot in the region to influence its thriving economy and respond to the high market demand.

NorthPine Land, Inc. (NLI), one of the country's trusted property developers, recently launched Montana Views, the first Modern American Country lifestyle community in Pampanga. 

Situated at Brgy. Calulut, City of San Fernando and Brgy. Panipuan, Mexico, Pampanga, Montana Views is 6.5kms away from downtown CSFP and is a quick turn from NLEX Mexico Exit. The community offers a majestic view of Mt. Arayat and a soothing environment in addition to its strategic location.

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