Pampanga, Philippines

: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

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

  • Population of PAMPANGA, REGION III (CENTRAL LUZON) as of 2020 census: 2,437,709
  • Pampanga Population (as of 2015 census) = 2,198,110 (excluding CITY OF ANGELES @ 411,634)
  • Pampanga Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 1,911,951

Elected Government Officials of Pampanga, Philippines

Elected officials of Pampanga for the term of 2019-2022
  • Provincial Governor of Pampanga: Dennis “Delta” Garcia Pineda (NPC) 656,784
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Pampanga: Lilia “Nanay Baby” Garcia Pineda (KMBLN) 808,015
  • House Representatives of Pampanga:
    • 1st District: Carmelo Lazatin II (PDPLBN) 152,169
    • 2nd District: ARROYO, MIKEY MACAPAGAL (LAKAS) 207,151
    • 3rd District: Aurelio Gonzales JR. (PDPLBN) 226,785
    • 4th District: BONDOC, RIMPY (PDPLBN) 173,460
Board Members of Pampanga
  • 1st District
  1. MANALO, CHERRY (KMBLN) 95,778
  2. JOCSON, BENJAMIN (KMBLN) 67,902
  • 2nd District
  1. PINEDA, MYLYN (NPC) 172,984
  2. DIZON, FRITZIE (KMBLN) 98,261
  3. TORRES, TONTON (KMBLN) 96,207
  • 3rd District
  1. HENSON, ROSVE (KMBLN) 169,447
  2. LABUNG, DINAN (NPC) 156,417
  3. CANLAS, JUN (LP) 108,120
  • 4th District
  1. BALINGIT, POL (PDPLBN) 140,289
  2. CALARA, BM NELSON (KMBLN) 105,645

Updated: August 4, 2022

Iloilo province to boost DOH vax program.
ILOILO CITY – The provincial government here will roll out a program to complement the “PinasLakas” vaccination government of the Department of Health (DOH) aimed at reaching 90 percent coverage for fully vaccinated elderly and 50 percent coverage for the first booster dose of the general population during the first 100 days of the new administration.


Tribal village opening to kick off Kadayawan fest Aug. 5
DAVAO CITY – The opening of the 37th Kadayawan Festival here on August 5 will highlight the houses, culture, and traditions of this city’s 11 tribes. Aptly called Kadayawan Tribal Village set up at Magsaysay park here, the city’s indigenous people will also showcase their rituals, food, dances, and weaving to let the public learn more about their ways.

Source: “PNA.GOV.PH

Last Updated on December 23, 2021

Last Updated on December 23, 2021

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