Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pampanga, Philippines


Pampanga is one of the progressive and richest provinces of the Philippines and it is located in the Central Luzon region. It is subdivided into 20 municipalities and cities. The capital of this province is the City of San Fernando Pampanga. It is classified as a first-class, highly urbanized city and has a government independent of Pampanga. This province is declared as the culinary capital of the Philippines.


Pampanga has a great economy. The two main industries of this province are farming and fishing and their major products are rice, corn, sugar cane, and tilapia. They also had known thriving cottage industry that specialized in wood carving, guitars, handi crafts and furniture making. They are known of making parols during December. Pampanga is famous for its sophisticated culinary industry.


Pampanga is known for its beautiful views and hospitable people. They have many places that you can visit that you would not forget. Some o f these are: Mt. Arayat National Park in San Juan Bano, Arayat that has a natural park, complete with clean swimming pools recreational halls and picnic huts and natural spring water that fall from the mountains; Scenic Candaba Swamps in Candaba, it has a bird sanctuary and a haven for bird watchers, thousands of wild ducks migrate here during winter in China. Pampanga has also man made attractions such as: Paskuhan Village in San Fernando, Pampanga first of tis kind in Asia and it has all the elements of traditional Filipino heritage. It is declared to be a major trade and tourism center of the country; Permanent Village Garden in Paskuhan Village, it is featuring the world’s best kinds of tropical plants and flowers; Pampanga Agricultural College in Magalang, it is ideally located at the scenic foothills of Mt. Arayat. Swimming pools and conference pavilion were developed by the Philippine Tourism Authority.


Pampanga are very proud to their variety of foods. Duman is one of their best foods. It is made out of malagkit rice or it may just be plain green rice or even unpopped pinipig. And they have the best Duman Kalamay; it is the same with the Duman.

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