Bonchon Chicken at SM City Pampanga

Bonchon Chicken Beef Bulgogi RiceboxThe Bonchon Chicken restaurant in Pampanga is located inside the SM City Pampanga shopping mall in San Fernando. Bonchon Chicken is a Korean franchise restaurant chain based in New York City. Since its restaurant opened its doors, people have been lining up to taste their unique crunchy and tasty chicken wings and drumsticks. Their chicken is described as very crunchy yet light and not greasy, with hot juicy meat and flavored the Bonchon way.

The secret to preparing crispy chicken is the double-frying technique, in which the first fry gets rid of the unnecessary chicken fat giving it a crispy, and the subsequent fry includes their special soy garlic or their spicy seasoning for the added taste. Continue reading

Poro Point Freeport Zone

Wallace Air StationThe Poro Point Freeport Zone is located at Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union. The Poro Point Freeport Zone was formerly known as the Wallace Air Station. Subsequently, Proclamation No. 216 issued on July 27, 1993, transferred the lands to the BCDA and declared the area as a Special Economic and Freeport Zone. The zone is home to the San Fernando Airport, which recently completed a P550-million peso upgrade into a regional airport of international standards that can accommodate larger aircrafts, such as Boeing 737 and Airbus 320. Also, the 30-hectare San Fernando international seaport can accommodate all types of vehicles such as: cruise ships, roll-on roll-off vessels, motor tankers, barges, cargo vessels, motor tugboats, passenger vessels and fishing boats. Continue reading

Giant Lantern Festival in San Fernando

Giant Lantern Festival San FernandoThe parol of star lantern is perhaps the paramount Filipino Christmas symbol – colorful, crafted with love and aglow with the spirit of the season. The Christmas lantern or Parul Sampernandu in Kapampangan can never be distanced from the town which created it, the City of San Fernando. It is what San Fernando is known for. And it is what has made the city famous all over the country and even around the world. The word parol derives from the Spanish farol, meaning lantern or light. Filipinos place much significance on the symbolism of light, the star regarded as a fount of light and a sign of hope in the predominantly Christian country in Asia. Continue reading

San Fernando, Pampanga

San Fernando PampangaThe City of San Fernando is the capital of Pampanga Province and the regional center of Central Luzon. The city is known for its giant lanterns and it is also popularly known as the “Christmas Capital of the Philippines.” 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 Continue reading

Ma-Cho Temple in San Fernando

Ma-Cho Temple La UnionThe Ma-Cho Temple is a Chinese Temple located in the heart of San Fernando City in La Union province. The location is over looking the South China Sea. It also houses the Image of Our Lady of Casaysay. Built in 1975. the edifice was built by San Fernando City’s substantial Chinese community under the leadership of Jose D. Aspiras and Mr. Dy Keh Hio, father of Aldrico Dy.

With an elevation of 70 above sea level, the temple is a towering (about 7 stories), 11-tiered, multi-hued attraction on a more than one hectare of lot and accessible by separate routes.

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Bacsil Ridge Monument in San Fernando

Bacsil Ridge MonumentBacsil Ridge is one of the most famous battle sites in the region. This is found in a mountainous terrain about 10 kilometers east of the city proper. It was the border of the Japanese Line established in mid-January 1945 and the Joint 121st Infantry Regiment of USAPIF-NI. A monument stands in the ridge to commemorate the hard-fought and won battle in the city. The Bacsil Ridge, located in San Fernando City, La Union, is a monument built to signify the heroic deeds of the Ilocanos who fought the fierce battles that ensued during World War II. The Battle of Bacsil Ridge, which took place in March 1945, was the turning point in the anti-Japanese campaign and is considered as Continue reading

SM City San Fernando Operating Hours

SM City San FernandoThe SM City San Fernando shopping mall’s regular hours of operation is daily from 10:00am in the morning until 9:00pm in the evening.

The SM City San Fernando, located in the Downtown Heritage District, Barangay Rosario in San Fernando, Pampanga includes the SM Supermarket, SM Department Store, SM Appliance Center, SM Cinema, Ace Hardware, BDO and Watsons. Other establishments at this shopping center include BDO, Watsons, Ace Hardware, National Bookstore, Bench, Penshoppe, Jollibee, Pizza Hut, and KFC.

Their contact telephone number is +63-045 435-0923, 435-0924, and 435-0925. For more information, event and cinema Continue reading

La Union Science Centrum & Museum

La Union Science MuseumLa Union Science Centrum and Museum (LUSCM), the first-ever interactive hands-on discovery museum in the North, provides a practical and exciting alternative to formal education through interactive exhibits and its portable Planetarium. LUSCM is a learning center for everyone. It is an environment where science is portrayed as a dynamic and active process more than just a collection of facts and figures. It encourages children and adults alike to explore, interact and appreciate science and technology, culture and environment.

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Pindangan Ruins in San Fernando

Pindangan Ruins San FernandoDuring the Spanish times, a settlement was a place where there were about 200 families. Around this area, there were two settlements, San Vicente de Balanac and San Guillermo de Dalangdang. San Vicente de Balanac was along the coast and during summer, when the sea was calm and perfect for sailing, pirates would come and plunder settlement, taking along with them the women and children leaving behind them a trail of blood. San Guillermo de Dalangdang, however was at the foot of the Cordillera mountains, and during summer, when the fire trees were in bloom, the populace was attacked by headhunters who saw in the red flowers the fire trees as a sign of the gods asking for human offering.

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La Union Botanical Garden in San Fernando

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The La Union Botanical and Zoological Garden is located at Sitio, Japan, Cadaclan, City of San Fernando. Showcased are following: Shade Garden, Sunken Garden, Evergreen Garden, Arid Paradise, Fragrance Garden, Fernery and Palmery. Escape from the pressures of everyday life. Enjoy yourself in a natural garden, a serene Japanese setting, an herbal wheel garden, an arid paradise and more theme gardens, a romantic hideaway or a classical landscape. Find out too, our way of conserving plants and biodiversity in the midst of La Union‘s rolling hills. La Union Botanical Garden is home to a collection of Beautiful plants from the tropical Regions of the world. Many are indigenes to the Philippines. Visitors are requested not to pick any part of the plants or remove any plant material from the garden commercial photography is allowed by prior arrangements.