Area-Based Standards Network Pampang
Association of Barangay Health Workers of Pampanga
BCI Collector’s Club
Boy Scout of the Philippines
Center for Emergency Aid and Rehabilitation, Inc.(CONCERN Inc.)
Children’s Joy Foundation
Duyan ni Maria Children’s Home of Angeles City
DX3 Cabalen Radio Assistance Group
Ebus Natividad Operator Driver’s Association
Family Planning Organization of the Philippines Inc.
Federation of Day Care Workers – Pampanga
Federation of Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Federation of Homeowners Association
Federation of Pampanga High School / Jose Abad Santos Alumni Association Foundation, Inc. (FEDJAAP)
Federation of Sasmuan Fisherfolks Association, Inc. (FSFA)
Federation of Senior Citizen Association of the Philippines
Federation of Senior Citizens
Federation of United PWDs of Guagua
FILCHI (Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce)
Floridablanca Ayta Ancestral Domain
Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan, Inc. (FLKI)
Fresh Hope for Families Philippines, Inc.
Golden Group Gabay Puhunan Brotherhood Multipurpose Cooperative
Guagua Municipal Employees MPC, Inc.
Health Integrated Development Services (HIDS)
Ilug Kamalig Agriculture Cooperative
Indigenous People’s Orgabization of Porac
Innocencio Magtoto Memorial Foundation, INC (IMMF)
ISA Associate
Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Alliance Farmers Organization of Pampanga (KSKFOP)
Kapampangan Development Foundation
Ladies of Charity Guagua Unit
Lambac Farmer’s Association
Lambac MPC
Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council
National Federation of Day Care Workers of the Philippines, Inc. (NFDCWPI)
Pampanga Association of Meat Processors (PAMPro)
Pampanga Association of Persons with Disabilities (PAPWDs)
Pampanga Association of Social Workers, Inc.(PASWI) Pampanga Chapter
Pampanga Association of Water District
Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAMCHAM)
Pampanga Federation of Credit Cooperatives (PFCC)
Pampanga Federation of OFW Association Incorporation
Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc. (PFIF)
Pampanga Institute of Certified Public Accountant (PICPA)
Pampanga Mango Growers Association
Pampanga Medical Society (PMS)
Pampanga Press Club Foundation, Inc.
Pampanga Seed Growers Multi-Purpose
Pampanga Society of Hospital Pharmacist – Pampanga Charpter
Pampanga Vegetable Growers Association
Pampbansang Mannalon, Mag-uuna, Magbabaul, Magsasaka ng Pilipinas (P4MP)
People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network, Inc.
Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. (Pampanga Chapter)
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE)
Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners Pampanga Chapter
Philippine Red Cross
Provincial 4H Federation
Provincial Agricultural and Fishery Council
Provincial Government of Pampanga Employees Union (PGPEU)
PYAP-Pampanga Chapter (Pagasa Youth Association of the Philippines)
Rural Improvement Club
San Agustin San Luis Irrigation Association
SDO Pampanga Division Federated PTA
Social Action Center of Pampanga (SACOP)
Soroptimist International Guagua Chapter
St. Thomas the Apostle (Pampanga) Parish Foundation Inc.
Sto. Tomas San Luis Farmers Association, Inc.
United Architect of the Philippines – Cabalen Pampanga Chapter
WIDUS Foundation, Inc.
Yellow Boat Foundation
Youth on the Rock Organization

Sectoral Profile

1. Economic Sector

a. Agriculture

For the Year 2012, Province crop production area is composed of 70,758.60 hectares devoted to rice production, 7,517.71 hectares for corn production, 1,407.04 hectares for sugarcane, 2,138.35 Ha for root crops, 883.26 Ha for legumes, 2,667.75 Ha for leafy vegetables, 2,086.30 Ha for fruit vegetables, 478.28 Ha for spices and about 7,514.40 hectares other crops.

There was a total of 13,430 carabao heads and 22,646 cattle. Majority of livestock include 152,413 heads of swine, 33,282 goats and 7,475,355 heads of poultry.

Post harvest facilities include 251 units of 4-wheel tractor and 6,754 units of hand tractors. Other facilities include 206 rice mills, 290 reapers, 476 warehouses, 16 cold storages, 11 processing plants, 690 MPDP, 10 mechanical dryers and 4 re-circulating dryers.

b. Trade & Industry

For the year 2012, Pampanga generated an export totaled US$6 Million for the year. Inter­ national Trade Fairs particularly the Manila FAME in April and October mainly contributed to this. MSMEs enrolled under the Export Pathways Program also provided significant contri­ bution.

Domestic sales performance, on the other hand, reached a high Php 801 Million. Consistent with the previous years, aggressive market matching activities for Processed Food MSMEs, GHD, and CARP MSMES were the main contributors. DTI-Pampanga’s active promotion and effective staging of Local Trade Fairs such as Likha ng Central Luzon in November and the Pampanga Agro-Industrial Trade Fair in December also significantly added to this. Further, the operation of Pasalubong Centers namely Pampanga’s Best, Tita’s Special, Delyn’s Spe­ cial Pasalubong Center, and Deco Central also considerably contributed to the domestic per­formance.

The amount of investments thru DTI-initiated events totaled Php 116 Million with 4,387 jobs created. Investments and jobs reported were mostly on Agribusiness, Processed Food, Gifts and Home Decors, and Trading.

A total of 756 MSMEs were provided relevant, effective and continuous interventions in the form of consultancy services, market matching activities, trainings and seminars, conduct of trade fairs, establishment and maintenance of pasalubong centers, and institutional strengthening.

c. Tourism

Pampanga is endowed with both natural and man-made tourist attractions making it one of the favorite tourist destinations of local and foreign tourists. The rich culture of the Kapampan­ gan is blended with the most modern and first-rate recreational, leisure and tourism facilities which makes one stay both memorable and truly enjoyable.

c.1. List of Local Festivities

a. Aguman Sanduk(Minalin)- 1st week of January b. Kuraldal(Sasmuan)- January 1Q
c. Apung Iru Festival(Apalit) -June 28-30
d. Kamaru Festival(Magalang) -3rd Week of August
e. Caragan Festival(Mabalacat) – Last Friday of February f. Mal AAldo(City of San Fernando) – Holy Week
g. Ibun-Ebun Festival(Candaoa) -1st Sat. of January
h. Phil. IInntteerrnnaatitoionnaal l HlotAir Balloon (Clarkfield) -February 2 i. Sabuaga Festival(Sto. Tomas)- Easter Sunday
j. Sampaguita Festival(Lubao) -May 5
k. SabatlSantacruzan(Sapang Bato, Angeles City) -May

c.2. Tourist Spots and Historical Sites (Top 5 only)


2. Social Sector

a. Health

For 2012, government health facilities in the province include 1 Provincial Health Office, 2 City Health Office, 9 Distirict Hospitals, 41 Rural Health Units and 5 RHUs for San Fernando, 324 Barangay Health Stations and 1 Community Hospital. Private Health Facilities include 10 Secondary Hospitals, 1 Tetiary Hospital and 40 Private Hospitals.

b. Education

For the SY 2012-2013 there were 541 Pre-Elementary Schools, 556 Elementary Schools, 110 Secondary Schools and 4 echnical Nocational Schools.Total number of public elementary en­rolment was posted at 240,956 (K-6) and 98051 public secondary enrolment.

c. Peace and Order

Pampanga PPO recorded a total of 2,542 crime incidents from 01 January 2012 to 31 De­ cember 2012 which is lower by 1,500 or 37% from the 4,542 crime incidents recorded last year. Out of the 2,542 crime incidents, 1,447 were Index Crimes and 1,095 were Non-Index Crimes. With these figures, the PPO obtained a 39% Crime Solution efficiency which is higher by
190.01 % recorded on the same period last year. Also, this Office attained an Average Monthly Crime rate of 13.74 per month a decreased of 37.11% on the same period covered.


a. Roads and Bridges

The province’s total road network is 2,436.16 kilometers: total length of national roads is 293.609 kilometers of 12.05% of the total road network, provincial roads are 320.871 kilometers or 13.17%; municipal roads are 233.34 or 9.58% and barangay roads constitute 1,558.340 kilometers or 65.20%.

Pampanga’s road density is 2.61 kilometers per square kilometer (excluding barangay roads). Bridges along national road totaled to 101 units.

b. Transport System

i. Land

The total number of registered motor vehicles for the year 2009 was 241,993.

ii. Water

The province has five (5) existing municipal ports utilized mostly as fish landing center. These are located in the municipalities of Guagua, Macabebe, Masantol, Minalin and Sasmuan.

iii. Air

There are two existing air- strips in the province: the Basa Air Base in Floridablanca which is being utilized by the military and the Diosdado Macapagal Interna­tional Airport in Angeles City.

c. Telecommunication

Excellent telecommunication facilities with almost all the companies operating in the province have international and national direct dial facilities. There are six telephone companies provid­ ing telephone services to the cities of SanFernando and Angeles and to the municipalities. Service companies include the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, the Angeles City Telephone Company, Digitel, Dau Telecom, Datelcom. Smart, Sun and Globe.

United Parcel Service (UPS) provides international courier services for the province and the rest of the country, they being locators of Clark Special Economic Zone as well. These interna­ tional couriers are complemented by four (4) local couriers operating as communication and baggage carriers in the province.

There are 3 postal district offices and 35 post office stations distributed in the 20 municipalities and 2 cities within the province. Other communication facilities operating in the province are cable networks and radio stations.

d. Irrigation System

There are four (4) existing national irrigation systems constructed and being operated and maintained by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). These are the Porac-Gumain Rivers Irrigation System (PGRIS), Caulaman River
Irrigation System (CRIS), Upper Pampanga Rivers Integrated Irrigation System (UPRIIS) and
Angat-Maasim Rivers Irrigation System (AMRIS).
PGRIS decreased its coverage by 37.81% while CRIS remained un-operational. AMRIS how­ ever, increased its coverage from 2.131 hectares to 6.52 as a result of the improvement and wide coverage of the system. The Irrigation component of the Pampanga Delta Development Project was able to irrigate 7,401 hectares of farmland. Communal Irrigation Systems and Pumps (CIS and CIP) covered 2,916 hectares. The Department of Agriculture’s operation of Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP) and Shallow Tube Wells are used to alleviate the drought spell and were able to support a total of 9,153.5 hectares. Pumps numbering 8,723 was able to irrigate 27,463.95 hectares.

e. Power

Almost 99.04% of the province is energized brought about by the existing major power trans­ mission lines providing electric power in the province. The largest is the Pampanga Electric Cooperative (PELCO), the Pampanga Rural Electric Service Cooperative, Inc (PRESCO), An­ geles Electric Corporation (AEC) and San Fernando Electric Company (SFELAPCO). (MERALCO) also extends services to some part of Pampanga.

f. Water

There are 26 Level III systems (pressure pumps) distributed in 13 municipalities and two cities. Eleven (11) are being managed by the Local Water and Utilities Administration (LWUA) water districts, 4 by the Rural Waterworks and Sanitation Associations (RWSA) and one (1) by’ the Angeles City government. Sixteen of the systems are located in urban areas while 10 are in the rural areas.

Natural Resources

1. Land and Forest Resources

The soils of Pampanga are generally of recent all north and northwest of San Fernando consist of coa southeast, silt loam to clay.
Pampanga’s surface soils are composed of 54% sand, 21 % silt and 25% clay. They are slightly acidic with the exception of the Arayat sandy clay loam which is somewhat alkaline. Also, they are not sticky and plastic because the magnesium content is very much lower than half of the calcium content. The presence of high ration of magnesium to calcium indicates the degree of stickiness or plasticity of a soil.

Forestland covers 24.38% of the total land area or approximately 53,156 hectares. The Arayat National Park covers approximately 3,718 hectares, 508.69 hectares of which consists the park resort area.

2. Water Resources

Numerous rivers drain Pampanga. The largest and longest of these is Pampanga River which runs from Nueva Ecija and flows along the slope of Mt. Arayat, cutting across the entire eastern section of the province until it reaches Manila Bay. Other rivers worth mentioning are the Porac River, Gumain River and Caulaman River. These flow from streams and small inlets from the mountainous regions along the boundary of Zambales and empty out into small tributaries eventually, finding their way into the sea.

The province’s source of water for domestic use is from its enormous groundwater reserves. It can be extracted through the construction wells equipped with pumps or available springwater.

3. Mineral Resources

Pampanga province was observed to have metallic deposits of gold, silver and copper and non-metallic deposits of clay, sand and gravel.

3.1 Gold and silver were explored, extracted and developed from the porphyritic quartz bearing andesite in Sitio La Kalyusan, Pabanlag, Floridablanca.

Copper was also explored in Pio and Planas, Porac. This metallic element is important as coen­ zyme needed to activate several plant enzymes. It is used in fertilizer manufacture and is effec­ tive when applied to neutral or acidic soils.

3.2 Non-metallic Minerals

Deposits of red-burning clays were seen in San Luis, Candaba and vicinity. Other clay deposits are also present in Sta. Ana and its surrounding areas. The indication of clay is the presence of manganese traces mixed with pyrolytic form of iron oxide. Very plastic brown clay deposit was also observed in San Fernando, San Matias, Mexico and in the municipality of Bacolor.
The most prominent non-metallic mineral deposit that was encountered was the quarry deposit of sand and gravel.
The thick, loose consolidated gravel and sand were found in the southwestern part of Angeles City and vicinity of Porac particularly the Abacan and Pasig-Potrero Rivers which may be the result of previous eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
Other quarry deposits that can be found along major drainage of the Gumain River are sand and gravel which are good concrete aggregate due to their quartz and feldspar contents.

Human Resources

1. Demographic Profile

The population of Pampanga excluding Angeles City was 2,014,019 persons as of May 1, 2010, based on the 2010 Census of Population. This figure is higher by 102,068 persons over the population count of 1,911,951 persons in 2007. These population counts translated to an average annual population growth rate of (1990-2010) 2.23%.

The number of households reached 416,271 an increase of 34,313 over the number of households in 2007. The average household size in 2007 was 4.8, lower than the average household size of 5.0 persons in 2010.

Among two cities and 19 municipalities (excluding Angeles City), City of San Fernando, the provincial capital, was the most populated with a population of 285,912 persons or 14.20 % of the provincial total. This city was followed by the municipality of Mabalacat 215,610(10.71%), and Lubao 150,843 (7.49%). For 2010,the liliIunicipality of Sasmuan has the smallest popula­ tien 27,5G8 (1.35%) compared to last 2007, the r.municipalitoo/ f Bacolor had the smallest pop­ulation.

2. Labor Force and Employment

The continuous influx of investors and the yearly turn-out of graduates affects the tempo of our employment turn-over in the province. However, the present economic melt-down cannot be also undermined. What makes it worst is the problem in “mismatch” which must be cor­ rected at the soonest possible time.

Going over the employment facilitation of the province is like travelling endless miles without the feel of exhaustion. We must be always consistent in generating employment and in pro­ viding alternative means of livelihood to our people if only to give new hope, new beginning, new life and new existence that will inspire them to keep on returning to productive main­ stream of the society despite and in spite all odds in the labor market.

For the year 2012, the province generated 2,208 Micro-enterprises and livelihood programs and 244 newly assisted Small and Medium Enterprises.

3. Language/Dialect

At least thirty-one languages and dialects are generally spoken in the cities of Angeles and San Fernando and the 20 municipalities of Pampanga. Pampango is spoken in most house­ holds, in Bacolor (99.75%), Sasmuan (99.71%), Sta. Rita (99.62%) and Sta. Ana (99.43%).

Physical Profile


The province of Pampanga is a part of the great plain extending from Manila Bay north of the gulf of Lingayen, Pangasinan. Most of this area is only a few meters above sea level. Mt. Arayat, with a height of 3,200 ft. and the elevated strip along the western boundary of the Zambales Mountain rise to a height of nearly 1,900 meters constitute the only highland. The general slope is south and southeast towards Manila Bay and Rio Grande. In the northwestern part of the province, however, the land slope is going downward towards Mt. Arayat. Not far from the base is the Pampanga River which channels floodwaters into the wide Candaba Swamp, then to tributaries, rivulets, creeks and finally to Manila Bay.

2. Land Classification

Pampanga is chiefly an agricultural province endowed with natural resources. It has always been chosen as model area because of its vast and fertile land devoted to rice production and other high value commercial crops. Of the total land area of 218,068 hectares, 138,707 hectares or 63.61 % is devoted to agricultural production.
The total land area of Pampanga is classified as follows:

A. Alienable and Disposal Land

– Agriculture – 138,707
– Built-up areas – 33,909
Subtotal 172,616 has.

B. Forest Land

– Forest Reserves – 12,484
– Established Timberland – 6,929
– National Parks- 3,709
– Military & Naval Reservations- 7,452
– Fishpond – 14,878
Subtotal 45,452 has
Total – 218,068 hectares

3. Climate

Pampanga has two pronounced seasons of types C and D based on the PAGASA classification. The dry season starts from November to April and wet from May to October. Only cyclonic or summer rainfall prevail the northeast monsoon rains being hardly noticeable, hence the long dry season. July, August and September are the months of high precipitation while March, April and May are the dry and hot months. The heaviest rains come during the month of July and sometimes last up to October. The heavy rainfalls bring about disastrous floods in some areas like San Luis, San Simon, Lubao, Bacolor, Guagua, Sto. Tomas, Minalin and Apalit.

General Information

Land Area and Political Subdivision

Pampanga is located in the central part of Region III. It is bounded on the north of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, on the east by Bulacan, southwest by Bataan and west by Zambales. It’s terrain is relatively flat with only one distinct mountain, Mount Arayat.
Its land area is 2,180.68 sq. kms. Its terrain is relatively flat with only one distinct mountain, the Mt. Arayat. Among its municipalities, Porac has the largest land area with 343 sq. km.; Can­ daba comes next with 208.7 sq. km.; Lubao is the third largest with 155.77 sq. km.
The province is divided into 4 congressional districts. It is composed of 19 municipalities, 3 cities and 538 barangays. The City of San Fernando is the capital of the province and serves as the government seat of Central Luzon.

First District

1. Angeles City (First Class)
2. Mabalacat City (First Class)
3. Magalang ( First Class)

Second District

1. Floriblanca (First Class)
2. Guagua (First Class)
3. Lubao (First Class)
4. Porac (First Class)
5. Sasmuan (Fourth Class)
6. Sta. Rita (Fourth Class)

Third District

1. Arayat (First Class)
2. Bacolor (Third Class)
3. Mexico ( First Class)
4. City of San Fernando (First Class City)
5. Sta. Ana (Third Class)

Fourth District

1. Apalit (First Class)
2. Candaba (First Class)
3. Macabebe (First Class)
4. Masantol (Second Class)
5. Minalin (Fourth Class)
6. San Simon (Third Class)
7. Sto. Tomas (Fourth Class)
8. San Luis (Third Class)

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