San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
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Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.
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Barangays of San Fernando City, in the Province of Pampanga within Region 3(Central Luzon) of The Philippines
Alasas | Baliti | Bulaon | Calulut | Dela Paz Norte | Dela Paz Sur | Del Carmen | Del Pilar | Del Rosario | Dolores | Juliana | Lara | Lourdes | Magliman | Maimpis | Malino | Malpitic | Pandaras | Panipuan | Pulung Bulu | Quebiauan | Saguin | San Agustin | San Felipe | San Isidro | San Jose | San Juan | San Nicolas | San Pedro | Santa Lucia | Santa Teresita | Santo Niño | Santo Rosario | Sindalan | Telabastagan
The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
- San Fernando City is the capital city of the province of Pampanga within Region III in the island of Luzon.
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List of Municipalities in the Pampanga province within Region III-Central Luzon in the Republic of The Philippines
Apalit || Arayat || Bacolor || Candaba || Floridablanca || Guagua || Lubao || Macabebe || Magalang || Masantol || Mexico || Minalin || Porac || San Luis || San Simon || Santa Ana || Santa Rita || Santo Tomas || Sasmuan
Cities in the Province of Pampanga: Angeles City || Mabalacat || San Fernando City - Capital
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San Fernandoo City within the province of Pampanga
Pampanga Province within the Philippines
Municipal Hall of San Fernando City, Pampanga
Government Service Insurance System, San Fernando, Pampanga
Geography of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
Geography of San Fernando City
Location of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
- 15.0333° N, 120.6833° E - San Fernando City, Coordinates
History of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
The beginning of San Fernando City
People of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
- Population of CITY OF SAN FERNANDO (CAPITAL), PAMPANGA as of 2020 census: 354,666
- Total Population of San Fernando City as of 2015 Census: 306,659
- Total Population of San Fernando City as of 2010 Census: 285,912
Registered voters of San Fernando City as of 2010 per COMELEC: 126,886
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". We need a representation of a MINIMUM of one SENATOR per REGION..
- Contrary to Pres. Duterte's ranting (July 2019): Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- Elected Government Officials of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines for the term of 2019-2022
- Mayor of San Fernando City: Edwin David Santiago (KMBLN) 74,125
- Vice-Mayor of San Fernando City: Jaime Tirona Lazatin (KMBLN) 66,227
- Councilors of San Fernando City:
- LAGMAN, BJ TIGER (KMBLN) 70,978
- QUIWA, HARVEY (KMBLN) 64,765
- AGUSTIN, ATO (KMBLN) 62,256
- DIZON, TINO (KMBLN) 57,681
- CARREON, ARIEL KAP BOBOY (KMBLN) 55,176
- LAGMAN, CRISTINA TINA (KMBLN) 53,822
- HENSON, DEIN (IND) 53,537
- LINGAT, NELSON (KMBLN) 52,684
- MACALINO, RAUL ROLLY (KMBLN) 51,416
- HALILI, REDENTOR REDEN (KMBLN) 49,475
- Elected Government Officials of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of San Fernando City: Edwin David Santiago
- Vice-Mayor of San Fernando City: Jaime Tirona Lazatin
- Councilors of San Fernando City:
- Angie Hizon
- Bj Tiger Lagman
- Ato Agustin
- Noel Tulabut
- Ayzel Mari Grace Macalino
- Nelson Lingat
- Harvey Quiwa
- Tino Dizon
- Redentor Halili
- Ruperto Dumlao
- Elected Government Officials of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of San Fernando City: Edwin David Santiago - LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of San Fernando City: Jaime Tirona Lazatin - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE
- Councilors of San Fernando City:
- HIZON, ANGIE (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN 49400 7.57%
- HENSON, DEIN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 47697 7.31%
- TULABUT, NOEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 43104 6.60%
- LAGMAN, BJTIGER (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN 40419 6.19%
- MACALINO, AYZEL (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN 36367 5.57%
- LINGAT, NELSON (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 35760 5.48%
- DIZON, TINO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 35553 5.45%
- QUIWA, HARVEY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 35474 5.44%
- OCAMPO, LITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 35433 5.43%
- CALIMLIM, JACK (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 28370 4.35%
- Elected Government Officials of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of San Fernando City: Oscar Samson Rodriguez
- Vice-Mayor of San Fernando City: Edwin David Santiago
- Councilors of San Fernando City:
- Rosemary Galang Calimlim
- Alex Feramil Patio
- Redentor Sabalboro Halili
- Joselito Regala Ocampo
- Ruperto David Dumlao
- Ralph Daniel Mercado Henson
- Ayzel Mari G Nucup Macalino
- Noel Tiodin Tulabut
- Jaime Tirona Lazatin
- Renato Guilas Agustin
This is the.
- Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.
The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.
When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
- Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
- The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..
Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.
The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.
The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.
- If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
- If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
- If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
- Are you beginning to get the point?
Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.
- BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
- The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
- The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
- "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
- DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.
Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of . Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.
Businesses in San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
- Catholic Churches in San Fernando City
- Cathedral Of San Fernando, De Leon St.
Schools in San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
The name of your school in San Fernando City can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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- Elementary and Primary Schools: Of the 64 total elementary schools, 37 are public and 27 are privately-owned. In the last school year (SY 2004-2005), a total of 23,513 students were reported to be enrolled in public and 8,527 students in private elementary schools. The delivery of free elementary and high school is the mandate of the Department of Education (DepEd), however, the local school boards may initiate subsidized pre-school programs. The Local Government Unit of San Fernando is currently implementing subsidized pre-school programs in selected schools in the City.
- Secondary Schools: There are seventeen (17) secondary schools throughout City of San Fernando, four (4) public and thirteen (13) which are privately owned. In the school year 2004-2005 there are about 11,868 enrolled in public and 5,058 in private secondary schools.
- Tertiary Schools: There are 33 tertiary schools operating in the City of San Fernando, 9 are offering various college programs and 24 vocational courses.
Economy of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
The City of San Fernando is strategically located at the heart of Central Luzon. One has to pass through the city to be able to go to any provinces from all directions, be it north in Tarlac and Pangasinan, west in Bataan and Zambales, east in Nueva Ecija and south in Bulacan on to Metro Manila. Thus, it has established its role as the regional growth center, the center of commerce and trade of the region. The province is also a vital component of the industrial corridor of the region, playing host to the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ), a major investment anchor of the region. The commercial/business center of the city goes as far as the stretch of City of San Fernando proper to barangay Sindalan, about 8 kilometers in length and the Gapan¬San Fernando-Olongapo (GSO) Road from barangay Magliman to the Mexico boundary where the SM Department Store and Robinsons Department Store are located. Aside from being the provincial capital, it is also the Regional Government Center of Central Luzon, where the Regional Development Council III (RDC-III) has set aside a portion of land for the Regional Offices of national agencies operating in the region. This has been a major influence in the economic development of the city.
- Trade and Industry Profile
On account of the strategic location, San Fernando has been the choice industrial location of business establishments. As of December 2005, City of San Fernando has a total of 5,822 registered business establishments, which include two (2) big shopping malls, 60 banks, 4 major bottling companies, and several manufacturing companies. Among the largest are SM City Pampanga, Robinsons Starmills, San Miguel Corporation, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Cosmos, Universal Robina Corporation, Laus Group of Companies and some local food processing companies which are now nationally gaining popularity namely Pampanga's Best and Tita's Special.
Other small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are garment factories, ceramics and lantern making. The lantern industry has made the City of San Fernando famous for its magnificent giant-lanterns, which have made the city a major tourist attraction particularly during the Christmas holiday season. With these flourishing economic activities and the increasing number of business establishments locating in the city, a major burden is placed on the local government unit to improve support facilities such as infrastructures, decongest traffic, efficient waste management to minimize the garbage problem, telecommunications and power supply, water and other essential urban services. This is in order to solidify and preserve the status of the city as one of the most competitive cities in the country.
The Angeles Industrial Park (AlP), formerly Holy Angel Industrial Park, is at the crossroads of City of San Fernando, Angeles City and Bacolor. It is the only industrial estate in this city. Although politically a part of Calibutbut, Bacolor, Pampanga, it is accessible only through the McArthur Highway in Telabastagan, City of San Fernando. Also, it is being served by the PLOT of City of San Fernando. At present, this Special Economic Zone has 32 hectares of developed land, and 7 factory buildings occupied by 5 investors. Investors are producing and exporting colored television sets, panel boards, and furniture. Raw land may be leased or brought from the developer at P25/sq.m./month.
- The Primary Sector
Although City of San Fernando is urban in classification, 3,251 hectares or 48 percent of its land area is still being utilized or declared agricultural. Some lands though classified agricultural have become uneconomically viable for crop production due to frequent flooding. Other declared agricultural areas especially in the northern and western portions have increased in market value due to closeness to the commercial center. Hence farmers opted to sell their lands and shift to other occupation. Sugarcane and rice are still the dominant crops utilizing 44.17 percent and 25.83 percent of the total farm area, other crops being produced are cassava and vegetables.
The total area converted to fishpond consists of 38.23 hectares in year 2004. These are located in 15 barangays. The biggest is in Barangay Calulut which comprised 49.04 percent of the total area. A combined production worth P12.61 M tilapia was realized in the year 2004.
The farmland being utilized for livestock and poultry raising constitute 91.0565 hectares; 53.383 hectares for swine and 37.6735 hectares for poultry. There are 17 swine raisers registered in the City of San Fernando producing 8,644 heads with a value of P38, 177,663.00 for 2004. Registered poultry raisers numbered 32 with a total production value of P1.62 Billion annually based on a four cropping a year.
The Secondary Sector
The food processing industries of the city, specifically for tocino and longanisa products, have become known not only in the region but also nationwide. The Pampango tocino Iionganisa produced in the City of San Fernando has become a generic product. Thus, if all the manufacturers of these meat products unite, adopt a good package material and logo, showing City of San Fernando made products, their competitiveness will further improve. And with appropriate technology, they might even be able to export their products, either canned or in plastic containers, using little preservative as possible, but acceptable in the world market The prospects for the food processing industries are bright if the manufacturers as a group set up a more integrated backward and forward linkages for the whole food processing industry. Using locally available raw materials and targeting the export market to gain more sales and profit will definitely upgrade the industry in the long run. On beverage manufacturing, there are four (4) large bottling companies operating in the city producing various bottled products, from liquor and softdrinks. The companies are the San Miguel Corporation with its product lines of beer products like San Miguel Pale Pilsen, San Mig Lite, Red Horse. The Cosmos Bottling Corporation producing Pop Cola, Cosmos Sarsi, and Virgin. The Coca-Cola Bottled Philippines, Inc. manufacturer of Coke, Sprite, and Royal Tru Orange, and their lone competitor the Pepsi Cola Manufacturing Corporation manufacturer of the product lines Pepsi, Mirinda, and 7 -up. The beverage manufacturers take advantage of the quality manpower, central location, good tasting water and the availability of good infrastructure to move their products to the northern markets.
The lantern industry has made the City of San Fernando famous for its unique giant-lanterns, which are constantly attracting tourists. These are being paraded every Christmas. The lantern-making industry is the One Town One Product (OTOP) of the City of San Fernando. It is also the model OTOP for the province of Pampanga. One Town One Product - Philippines (OTOP - Philippines) is a priority program of Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to promote entrepreneurship and create jobs. Through OTOP, local chief executives of each city and municipality take lead in identifying, developing, and promoting a specific product or service which has a competitive advantage. OTOP-Philippines supports micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to manufacture, offer, and market distinctive products or services though the use of indigenous raw materials and local skills and talents. The lantern-making industry of the City of San Fernando is also the model OTOP for the province of Pampanga. Internationally, with the assistance of the city government, a group of lantern makers have already participated in the Lantern Festival in San Francisco, California, USA last December 4 - 11, 2005. The Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York has also signified intention to bring the giant lanterns to the United Nations/International Community in New York in 2006.
The Tertiary Sector
On account of its position as the center of commerce and trade, of the province and the region, the fast development of the service industry is a natural occurrence for the City of San Fernando. Thus, a large number of companies involve in banking, restaurants and fastfood chains, hotels warehousing and logistics services, and telecommunication services companies are laying the foundation of a burgeoning service industry. Blanking Institutions The city is one area in the country where all large banking and financial institutions can be found. Be it a universal bank, commercial bank, thrift bank, rural bank and even a cooperative bank or investment companies. There are a total of 60 banking institutions located in the city that serves the banking requirements of the business community. All types of loan facilities and windows for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are available. Financing assistance to the priority SMEs is extended via the SULONG (SME Unified Lending Opportunities for National Growth) Program of the national government . Among the countries largest banks, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company has 5 branches; Bank of the Philippine Islands has 7 branches; and Equitable PCI Bank has 4 branches in the city. The two (2) major government owned banks, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DPB) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) have their branches and regional offices in the city. These government banks cater to the requirements of the agriculture and agrarian sector, and also offered developmental loan facilities to Local Governments Units (LGUs) and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME). Universal banks comprised 53.33 percent of all banks (32 branches) and likewise more than half of the bank branches. Around 53.33 percent (32 branches) are located along the commercial area of barangay Dolores.
The popular delicacies that make the city and its restaurants widely known are the adobong kamaru (mole crickets) and betuteng tugak (stuffed frog) of Everybody's Cafe and the famous pancit luglug or palabok, to name a few. Kapampangan are known for their superb culinary expertise. The food ranges from the ordinary to the exotic like the heavenly but caloric tocino, longanisa, tapang damulag, murcon, embutido, kare-kare, sisig baboy, the lechon and its sarsa, bulang-Iang (pork cooked in guava juice) and lechon kawali. Being the food center of the province, with around 83 restaurants the City of San Fernando boasts of the best restaurants that cater to the gustatory tastes of people from all walks of life, particularly those of discerning palate. (see List of Restaurants in City of San Fernando, Pampanga: 2005). For a place for stay for local and foreign travelers and guests, whether doing business or for leisure, the city has 9 existing hotels. More hotels need to be established though.
The more requested training facility in the city is the Ephata Training Center, owned by the Archdiocese of San Fernando and managed by the Social Action Center of Pampanga. There are training rooms of various sizes, as well as dormitories for live in seminars/trainings. The City Government has a training center as well and is on the way to construct its own little theater and convention center in a 2 Has. Property along the Lazatin Blvd. For livelihood trainings, the city has its City of San Fernando Livelihood and Training Center that offers short-term training courses for the residents of the city to start their self employment income generating projects. For vocational and technical trainings, the Training Center facility of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is also located in the city.
Tycoons Henry Sy and John Gokongwei saw the economic potentials of the City of San Fernando when they both decided to pour huge investment and constructed ouijets of their flagship store, SM Department Store and Robinsons Department Store, one after the other in the city. It is a manifestation of the attractiveness of the city in terms of business growth, particularly of its strategic location and high skilled manpower. The City of San Fernando joins the big cities in the south outside of Metro Manila, which is Cebu City, Davao City, Iloilo City, and Cagayan De Oro City in hosting both big department stores. Likewise there are two existing public markets in the City of San Fernando, the old public market, which will be rehabilitated this year, is within the Poblacion area, and the San Fernando Public Market, which is located at barangay Del Pilar, a few meters from the Mc Arthur Highway. The old public market is open the whole day while the new public market has ,its busy hours from 3:00 am to 11:00 am. These two public markets serve as the core of trading in the city particularly the C and D market segment.
The SM City Pampanga and Robinsons Starmills are now the famous landmarks in the city being frequently visited for shopping, leisure and dining by shoppers not only from the province but Central Luzon. All major retail outlets and fastfood chain can be found in both department stores.
Another flourishing business undertaking in the City of San Fernando is car dealership, where almost all local car assemblers in the country, Toyota, Honda, Ford, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Kia, and even BMW have dealership outiets in the city. The presence of so many banking institutions' consumer lending unit in the city, which is into auto and home loans, has further strengthened the viability of these businesses.
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Natural Resources of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
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Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
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There are major tourism events in the city which also highlights its role as a tourism service center. Giant Lantern Festival (third week of December). The City of San Fernando is home to the world-renowned giant lanterns, brought about by the creativity and craftsmanship of the Fernandinos. The dynamic interplay of lights and color that precisely move with the rhythm of varied music, the magnitude of size and their intricate designs are what spectators get to marvel at as the giants of San Fernando are pitted against each other on festival night. No one can dispute the fact that the Giant Lantern Festival of San ,Fernando is the event the province of Pampanga is known for. And it is because of these giant lanterns and the San Fernando lantern-making industry that the City of San Fernando has been dubbed the "Christmas Capital of the Philippines."
Unlike the lanterns of the past year, contemporary giant lanterns have adopted to the present technology. Colored plastic replaced the traditional papel de hapon, Large steel barrels called rotors also substituted for hand-controlled switches to manipulate the lights. And lanterns have grown in size, approximately 20-feet today, and illuminated by about 3,500 to 5,000 light bulbs.
Holy Week in the City (Good Friday). These panatas are done on a Golgotha¬inspired hill in Barrio San Pedro Cutud, The "Via Cruzis" is one of the events in the City that never fails to attract local and foreign travelers and students of tradition and culture. This 50 year old street play which was written, directed and acted by local amateur actors has surpassed many challenges, including the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. It portrays the passion and death of Jesus Christ in an elaborate 2-hour drama that culminates in the actual crucifixion on wooden cross of penitents at noon time. In the evening tourists are treated to a show of elegant heir loom, carozas, and santos that are brought around the historic poblacion of the City, in Pampanga's most solemn Good Friday Procession.
Other Tourism Events
Pedro Abad Santos Day - January 31
Kaganapan - February 4
El Circulo Fernandino - First week of May
Santacruzan De Mayo - May
Jose Abad Santos Day - May 7
San Fernando Women’s Day - September 10
Pyestang Tugak - October 8
The Sinukwan Festival - First week of December
Saklitan Burarol - Second week of December
Aldo Ning Kapampangan - December 11
Lubenas - December 16 – 24
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Featured News of The Philippines
Updated: January 3, 2023
P300M OK’d for construction of Pagudpud viaduct 2.
LAOAG CITY – The construction of a second viaduct in Pagudpud town will start this year after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured at least PHP300 million in initial funding. Ilocos Norte First District Representative Ferdinand Alexander Marcos confirmed this on Tuesday, saying the second viaduct would prevent frequent road closures along the Manila North Road in Barangay Pancian brought by landslides and rockslides from bad weather. But unlike the first Pagudpud viaduct, Marcos said the next viaduct will have a more modern structural design with the help of a Japanese consultant who has expertise in building viaducts.
NegOcc cities set up one-stop shops for business registration
BACOLOD CITY – Various cities in Negros Occidental, including this provincial capital, have set up one-stop shops for business permit applications and renewals this 2023 starting Tuesday. In Bacolod, establishments have an option on how to process their mayor’s permit, whether online or manually, through the Business Permits and Licensing Division, the city government said in a statement. Those who choose manual processing can be accommodated at the 4th floor of Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Feb. 15. Under the business-one-stop-shop or BOSS, government agencies needed to sign the business permits available in one location such as the Bureau of Fire Protection, City Health Office, Permits and Licensing Division, City Treasurer’s Office-Licensing Division, and City Planning and Development Office-Zoning Division.
Your Story about San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of San Fernando City? Zamboanga.com is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in San Fernando City. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.
San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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