The Aquino Center Museum

Aquino Center MuseumThe Aquino Center Museum, located in Tarlac City, is dedicated to the late Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr. and his wife, the late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino.

The center houses all the past memorabilia of the Aquino Family. A walk through the past depicting the death of the late senator, the People Power Revolution to the Presidency of President Corazon Aquino. It embodies the celebration of Philippine independence through a timeless capsule of Philippine history.

The Aquino Center Museum was designed by noted Filipino architect Francisco Manosa and is located in the Hacienda Luisita. Continue reading

Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway

Subic Clark Tarlac Highway MapThe Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway is the country’s longest expressway at 93.8 kilometers (58 miles). Started in April 2005, the expressway, also known as SCTEX, started operations in 2008, with the opening of the Subic-Clark Segment and Zone A of the portion of Clark-Tarlac Segment. The opening of Zones B and C of the remaining Clark-Tarlac Segment on July 25, 2008 signaled the full operations of the SCTEX.

The SCTEX seeks to transform the Central Luzon region into a world-class logistics hub in the Asia-Pacific region through the integration of economic activities in the Subic Bay Freeport, the Clark Freeport Zone, and the Continue reading

Mag-Anchi Aytas

Tarlac ProvinceThe Aytas are called Negritos for their dark skin and kinky hair. They landed on the archipelago more than 30,000 thousand years ago and are thought to be the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines. The Negritos share some physical features with African pygmy populations.

Nowadays, rare is the Ayta wearing traditional clothing: the bahag (loincloth) for men and wraparound skirts for women. They now use urban attire. Ayta women are skilled in weaving, plaiting, and producing household containers, rattan hammocks, and winnowing baskets of excellent quality. Continue reading

Abellen Aytas

Tarlac ProvinceThe Aytas are called Negritos for their dark skin and kinky hair. They landed on the archipelago more than 30,000 thousand years ago and are thought to be the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines. The Negritos share some physical features with African pygmy populations.

Nowadays, rare is the Ayta wearing traditional clothing: the bahag (loincloth) for men and wraparound skirts for women. They now use urban attire. Ayta women are skilled in weaving, plaiting, and producing household containers, rattan hammocks, and winnowing baskets of excellent quality. Nomadic Ayta build temporary settlements made of Continue reading

Timangguyob Falls in San Clemente

Timangguyob Falls San Clemente TarlacThough given the tag ‘central plains’, little do people know that Tarlac also boasts of natural wonders waiting to be discovered.

In Sitio Dueg, Barangay Maasi also known as the ‘Small Baguio’ of San Clemente, stood a majestic 50-meter cascading waterfalls called Timangguyob Falls that was discovered by local inhabitants living nearby. ‘Timangguyob’ comes from a local expression which means ‘carabao’s horn’, as its waterfalls slides through rock formations in the shape of the horns. Timangguyob falls is alive throughout the year.

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Isdaan Floating Restaurant in Gerona

Isdaan Floating Restaurant GeronaIsdaan Floating Restaurant is one fine restaurant that you wouldn’t even think existing in the landlocked province of Tarlac. Being here is like you’re in another country or some sort. Isdaan Floating Restaurant has a very remarkable setup, good food and display, this restaurant should be included in your list.

Upon arriving in Gerona’s more than a hectare restaurant, the name “Isdaan” means fishery really speaks for itself or they call it Isdaan Floating Restaurant. Huge sculptures of fishes are atop a pond filled with several types of fishes – mostly kois. These fish sculptures are somewhat re-enacting a scene where a bamboo pole has Continue reading

Tarlac Province

Tarlac ProvinceTarlac Province is located approximately 125 kms. northeast of Metro Manila, Tarlac is the most multi-cultural of the Central Luzon provinces. A mixture of four distinct groups, the Pampangos, Ilocanos, Pangasinense and Tagalogs, share life in the province. Tarlac is best known for its fine food and vast sugar and riceplantations. That it has fine cooking to offer is due largely to the fact that it is the “Melting Pot of Central Luzon.” It offers some of the best cuisines from the places of ancestry of its settlers, the province of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Pangasinan and the Ilocos Region. Historical sites, fine food, vast plantations, beautiful landscaped parks and golf course, and so many other attractions – all these make the province of Tarlac one of the best places to visit in Central Luzon.

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Mount Pinatubo

Mount PinatuboMount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, at the intersections of the borders of the Philippines provinces of Zambales, Tarlac and Pampanga. It is located in the Cabusilan Mountain range separating the west coast of Luzon from the central plains, and is 42km (26mi) west of the dormant and more prominent Mount Arayat, occasionally mistaken for Pinatubo. Ancestral Pinatubo was a stratovolcano made of andesite and dacite. Before 1991, the mountain was inconspicuous and heavily eroded. It was covered in dense forest which supported a population of several thousand indigenous people, the Aeta, who had fled to the mountains from the lowlands during Continue reading

SM City Tarlac Operating Hours

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

The SM City Tarlac includes the SM Department Store, the SM Supermarket, SM Cinemas, Food Court, Cyberzone, SM Appliance, and Ace Hardware.

Their contact telephone number is +63-045-606-0016, 606-0017, and 519-5577. Continue reading

Siesta Bus Station in Tarlac

Siesta Bus Station Terminal in Tarlac City

A Victory Liner bus makes a fifteen minute stop at the Siesta Bus Terminal in Tarlac City

The Siesta Bus Station, also known as simply the Tarlac Bus Station, is a bus terminal used by Victory Liner and Five Star Bus Company.  The bus terminal is approximately 2 hours north of Manila and four hours south of Baguio.

At the terminal, there are restrooms, eateries, a bakery, and even some general merchandise vendors. There is even a Gran Prix Hotel located next to the terminal.

Siesta Bus Station Terminal in Tarlac CityThe Siesta Bus Station is directly across the street of the Motorway Bus Station, where there is a McDonald’s Restaurant.