1. Economic Sector
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.
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)
a. STA MONICA PARISH CHURCH (Minalin)
b. SAN AGUSTIN CHURCH (Lubao)
c. SAINT JAMES THE APOSTLE CIHURCH(Guagua)
d. ST. ALOYSIUS GANZAGA PARISH (San Luis)
e. SAN GUILLERMO CHURCH (Bacolor)
2. Social Sector
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.
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.
3. INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES
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
The total number of registered motor vehicles for the year 2009 was 241,993.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.