Salakot Arch in Angeles

Salakot Arch in Angeles PampangaSalakot Arch is the most eminent among the landmarks of Angeles City, Pampanga. Building its historical significance way back in 1978, the Philippines, under the dispensation of the former President Ferdinand Marcos, U.S. finally agreed to establish Philippine sovereignty over the U.S. bases and thus the Clark Air Base Command (CABCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines came into being, following the signing of a revised Military Bases Agreement on January 7, 1979. To commemorate this unprecedented and bold event, the government constructed a special structure based upon the design of a salakot or native hat, which soon became a widely recognized symbol of this renewed Filipino spirit.

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