| Italian Restaurant at Fields Avenue
The town was renamed Angeles in honor of its patron and founder and titulars saints "Los Santos Angeles Custodios"
(The Holy Guardian Angels). By virtue of Republic Act No. 3700, Angeles was finally inaugurated as chartered
city on January 1, 1964.
Today, Angeles City known as the "entertainment city" of Central Luzon and the former home of the biggest
American Base lies in a threshold of change after being severely affected by the Base pull out brought about the great
eruption of Mt. Pinatubo 1991. It is now rising from the ashes by putting itself back to the economic status
that it once occupied and dream surpassing feats never before any city or province has ever accomplished.
Angeles City lies on the western part and 16 kilometer away from the provincial capital of Pampanga. Bounded on the north and
northeast by the towns of Mabalacat and Magalang respectively. Way down south is San Fernando and on the west are Porac and Floridablanca.
It has a total land area of 6,432.82 hectares divided among its 32 barangays.
Angeles just like any other town in Central Luzon has two pronounced season. Dry from November to April and wet the rest of the
year. In summer, the climate is very hot due to the humid temperature of Mt. Pinatubo while during the rainy season, residents
and guests are advised to take precautionary measures due to lahar flows and flood which occasionally visit some lower portion
of the city.
LANGUAGE / DIALECT:
Residents of Angeles predominantly speak Kapampangan language. Migrants from other places like the Visayans usually converse in
the Tagalog language. English is likewise widely spoken.
|Clearwater Country Park inside Clark
Angeles City is approximately 80 kilometers north of Manila and can be reached within one hour. In terms of land transportation,
almost all the buses plying the northern Luzon passing the McArthur Highway pass through Angeles City such as Victory
Liner and Dangwa though these buses stop over at Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga which is the first barrio after Balibago,
Angeles City where the former Clark Air Base is located.
PHILIPPINE RABBIT BUS LINE, INC.
Henson St., Angeles City
Contact Person: Mr. Gregorio Velasco
Route: Angeles City - Avenida
Ordinary Bus: 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. depart every 15 minutes
Air conditioned Buses: 5"30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every 30 minutes
With the presence of Clark Air Base, long range plan include the conversion of the former U.S. Air Force Base covering 1,620 hectares
into a world class international airport. A more detailed feature will be discussed in a special report for Clark Air Base.
BALE MATUA - Located at the heart of Sto. Rosario - the center of Angeles City, this residence of the founder of the
city Pantaleon de Miranda and dona Rosalia de Jesus was constructed in 1824. It is made of high stone wall and an ornate gate.
This house nostalgically symbolizes the glorious past of Angeles City amidst the overwhelming onslaught of modernization.
POST OFFICE BUILDING - Located at Sto. Rosario, this concrete building was utilized by the U.S. Army as a jail for recalcitrant
U.S. troops in 1899-1901. It was also used as the headquarters of the 11th Film Exchange U.S. Army in 1946-1947. This building
was constructed in 1899 for the purpose of depositing religious statues and carriage of the church hence the name "Deposito".
From 1967 - 1986, the city Post Office was located in this building. It now houses the Angeles Rehabilitation Center for polio
victims and stroke patients.
PAMINTUAN RESIDENCE - This building served as the Central Headquarters for Major General Douglas McArthur in May 1899. It served
as the seat of the First Philippine Revolutionary government under General Emilio Aguinaldo, president and commander in-chief.
It now houses the Central Bank of the Philippines in Angeles City which is across the Sto. Rosario church along Sto. Entierro
RELIGIOUS / CULTURAL
HOLY ROSARY CATHEDRAL - This edifice was used as a military hospital by the U.S., Army in August 1899 to
December 1900. It was constructed through the "Polos y Servicios" labor system - a kind of forced labor
imposed on Filipino peasant by Spanish forces.
HOLY FAMILY BUILDING - U.S. Army used this building from 1899 to 1902 as a military hospital and later as troop barracks officers'
quarters and arsenal by the Japanese Imperial Military forces in the early part of 1942.
CASINO FILIPINO - Located at the Century Resort Hotel Complex in Balibago, Angeles City. This casino is operated by the Philippine
Amusement and Gaming Corporation.
| Hot Air Balloon Festival at Angeles
ANGELES TWIN FIESTA - The traditional display of hospitality is best exemplified during the twin fiesta celebration
- the La Naval which is held every 2nd Sunday of October and the "Fiestang Apu" held on the last Friday
of the same month.
Today, this town fiesta is billed as Fiestang Kuliat, wherein concern citizens of Angeles bind their acts together
in order to rehabilitate and promote Angeles City as clean destination despite the devastation caused by the eruption
of Mt. Pinatubo. Several activities are line-up for the month long fiesta celebration among which are, trade exhibit
and food festival. The celebration is culminated by a mardi-grad like affair, where fun, songs, dances and revelry
is brought out on the streets of Balibago.
SPECIAL INTEREST / SPORTS ACTIVITIES:
Ballooning - Omni Aviation
Clark Special Economic Zone
Clark Field, Pampanga
Tel. No. 045-599-2121
Using propane gas, huge Hot-air balloons made of nylon and polyester cloth and attached to a huge wicker basket by
cables are made to fly as high as 1,000 feet above the ground.
DRAG RACING & GO-KART RACING - Clark Special Economic Zone
C/o Clark Development Corporation
Clark Field, Pampanga
Tel. Nos. 6788/6789