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Magalang

ANNUAL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

August

Kamaru Festival

Kamaru Festival is a blend of history and festivities in the municipality. It will be demonstrated by inter-school street dancing and free interpretation competition open to all private and public schools

August 24

Magalang Town Fiesta

A celebration in honor of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Sta. Maria


NATURAL ATTRACTION

Mountain

Mt. Arayat

Mount Arayat is an extinct stratovolcano on Luzon Island, Philippines, rising to a height of 1,026 metres (3,366 ft) There is no recorded eruption of the volcano, and its last activity probably dates to the Holocene era.[1]
The volcano is located in a flat agricultural region at 15°12′N 120°45′E. The southern half of the mountain lies within the municipality of Arayat, Pampanga, while the north half and the mountain summit lies within Magalang, Pampanga. Ten miles to the west of Mount Arayat is Angeles City and the former Clark Air Base. Mount Pinatubo is located a further 16 km (10 mi) west. The Volcano is a popular Tourist destination for people visiting the central plains.
It is considered a mystical mountain, the legendary home of Aung/Aring Sinukuan/Sinkuan/Suku or the Fairy known as diwata Mariang Sinukuandepending on which version of the story the readers or listeners prefer, but in ancient Kapampangan folklore as well as the research known to have been gathered by Kapampangan students of Henry Otley Beyer, it was and is the abode of Apung/Aring Sinukuan, rival of Namalyari of Mount Pinatubo, who is in varying versions, the son of Cargon-Cargon who was mortally wounded in a fight with a giant from the Zambales Mountain Range which is said to be the home of Apu Namalyari.


MAN-MADE ATTRACTION

Churches/Shrines

San Bartolome Parish Church

St. Bartholomew Parish Church (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando, Vicariate of St. John the Beloved) was established by the Augustinians in 1605, it was the scene of the encounter between the followers of Andres Malong led by Melchor de Vera and the Spanish troops in 1660. Moved to San Bartolome in 1734, the church was swept by Parua river in the flood of 1863. It was re-established in Barrio San Pedro on December 13, 1863. The 3-aisle church is made of stone and wood. It is 55m. long, 21m. wide and 7m. high. Interplay of arches, as seen on the main entrance, doors and niches, pediments and fenestrations, including those of the bellowers and adjacent convent suggest a touch of baroque.

Dalan ning Cruz Park

This grandiose dream of spreading out the Fourteen (14) Stations of the Cross on the foot of Mt. Arayat, going uphill, with an amazing overlooking view of Pampanga and nearby provinces, is a project spearheaded by SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF MAGALANG. This noble undertaking is now 85% in completion and this was made possible because of the immeasurable support and generosity of benevolent people whom God has called and chosen. However, substantial amount is still needed to finally meet its completion, that is why we are mustering enough courage to push through until we finish this magnificent and spiritually enriching project. When completed, this will be the only project commemorating the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ-a lasting and loving proof of our faith as Christians.


ENTERTAINMENT

Plaza/Recreational Area

Magalang Public Plaza

Located at Poblacion, Magalang, Pampanga


FOOD

Local Restaurant

Abe’s Farm

Discover new adventures. Enjoy the quiet and relaxing atmosphere of a private mountain home or spend the night in a cozy air-conditioned Ifugao hut. Take a late afternoon dip in a warm pool in a garden setting or just admire the unforgettable setting of a tasteful country home. The four-hectare farm also provides facilities for friends and family to enjoy. Play ping pong, badminton or simply have fun with board games. Facilities are also available for events such as wedding banquets, seminars, workshops and planning sessions.
RATES

Ifugao Huts
Hut A – maximum of 2 persons – Php 2,990
Hut B – maximum of 2 persons – Php 2,990
Hut C – maximum of 4 persons – Php 4,500
Regular Room
Regular room good for 2 persons – Php 2,990
Family Suite
Family Suite good for 12 persons – P 15,000
Family Suite Loft, good for 8 persons – P 10, 000
Family Suite Ground Floor, good for 4 persons, P 6,000
Additional head at P750 (with breakfast)
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
INCLUSIONS
All room rates are inclusive of 12% VAT and 10% service charge and come with free breakfast, served from 7am to 10am.
Bringing of food is not allowed. Abe’s Farm restaurant serves a variety of dishes for lunch, merienda and dinner. Guests who desire to take their meals late in the evening must place their orders before the restaurant closes at 8:00 PM.
Amenities
Welcome drink and cold towel
Airconditioning
Coffee, tea, bottled water
Soap and towel
Swimming pool
Ping Pong table
Open half court for basketball and badminton
Board games

CHECK IN
Regular check in time is 2:00 PM. Check out time is at 12 noon the following day.
BOOKING
Bookings for accommodations must be done at least three days before your visit.

PAYMENT
A 50% down payment is required to confirm reservations.
Payments may be made at our main office: 2nd Floor of Bistro Remedios, 1911 M. Adriatico St., Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila
You may also pay at any LJC Outlet:
Remedios Circle, Malate: Café Adriatico, Bistro Remedios, Café Havana
SM MOA: Café Adriatico, Abe
Gateway, Araneta Center: Café Adriatico
Greenbelt 3: Café Havana
Trinoma Mall: Abe
Serendra, The Fort: Larry’s Café and Bar, Abe

Greenbelt 5: Fely J’s Kitchen, Lorenzo’s Way
Magalang, Pampanga : Abe’s Farm
Located at Barangay Ayala, Magalang Pampanga. Abé’s Farm is owned and managed by the LJC Restaurant group which has been in the business of running restaurants for more than three decades. The corporate name LJC is derived from the initials of its founder Larry J. Cruz , a journalist and information man, who made a career change in 1979 and opened his first restaurant, Café Adriatico.
The LJC Restaurant Chain redefined casual dining with many theme restaurants. Among the brands it manages today are: Café Adriatico , Café Havana , Bistro Remedios , Larry’s Cafe and Bar, Abé , Fely J’s Kitchen , Lorenzo’s Way, LaMer and Abé’s Farm in Magalang, Pampanga, a lifestyle destination nestled on the foothills of Mt. Arayat.
Abé’s Farm is named after Emilio Aguilar Cruz, esteemed writer, artist, bon vivant and food lover and father of Larry J. Cruz. He was “Abé” to his peers, a Capampangan term which means friend.
Abé was very much a part of the LJC restaurants. His paintings and sketches adorned the walls and menus of most LJC restaurants. His concepts of a good meal and the good life and his artworks are signatures identified with the LJC Restaurant Group.

Phone: + (045) 865-1930
Mobile: + (0917) 808 5187
info [at] abesfarm.com.ph

Fastfood Resto

Jollibee
Located at Poblacion, Magalang, Pampanga


Point Person

Ryan Miranda
0927-717-3130/045-343-4350
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Thursday, December 14, 2017