San Fernando, Pampanga

San Fernando, officially the City of San Fernando (Kapampangan: Lakanbalen ning Sampernandu; Tagalog: Lungsod ng San Fernando), or simply referred to as San Fernando City, is a 1st class city and capital of the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 306,659 people.[3]

San Fernando
City of San Fernando
(From top, left to right): Giant Lantern Festival,
San Fernando City Hall, SM City Pampanga, Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando, 250th Anniversary Clock Tower, Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Olongapo-San Fernando-Gapan Road), Pampanga Provincial Capitol and San Pedro Cutud Lenten Rites, SM City San Fernando

Flag

Seal
Nickname(s): 
Christmas Capital of the Philippines
Heart of Pampanga
Motto(s): 
Fernandino First: Fernandino Ing Mumuna, Fernandino Ing Manimuna
Map of Pampanga with San Fernando highlighted
San Fernando
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°02′N 120°41′E
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
District3rd district
FoundedAugust 16, 1754
CityhoodFebruary 4, 2001
Barangays35 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
  TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
  MayorEdwin D. Santiago
  Vice MayorJaime "Jimmy" T. Lazatin
  CongressmanAurelio D. Gonzales Jr.
  Electorate164,532 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
  Total67.74 km2 (26.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
  Total306,659
  Density4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2000
PSGC
IDD:area code+63(0)45
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Income class1st city income class
Revenue (₱)1,775,045,630.43
Native languagesKapampangan
Tagalog
Websitewww.cityofsanfernando.gov.ph

It is the regional center of Central Luzon and located 66 kilometres (41 mi) north of Manila, 73 kilometres (45 mi) east of Subic in Zambales, 63 kilometres (39 mi) south of Tarlac City in Tarlac and 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of Clark Air Base in Angeles City.

The city is named after King Ferdinand VI of Spain and placed under the patronage of Saint Ferdinand III of Castile and León, whose feast is celebrated every 30 May. Popularly known as the "Christmas Capital of the Philippines", the city holds the annual Giant Lantern Festival every December where large parol are displayed in competition. CNN has hailed the city as 'Asia's Christmas capital.'[4]

Barangays

The City of San Fernando is politically subdivided into 35 barangays.

  • Alasas
  • Baliti
  • Bulaon
  • Calulut
  • Dela Paz Norte
  • Dela Paz Sur
  • Del Carmen
  • Del Pilar
  • Del Rosario
  • Dolores
  • Juliana
  • Lara
  • Lourdes
  • Maimpis
  • Magliman
  • Malino
  • Malpitic
  • Pandaras
  • Panipuan
  • Pulung Bulo
  • Santo Rosario (Poblacion)
  • Quebiawan
  • Saguin
  • San Agustin
  • San Felipe
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pedro Cutud
  • Santa Lucia
  • Santa Teresita
  • Santo Niño
  • Sindalan
  • Telabastagan

History

The town of San Fernando was founded in 1754 from the towns of baliti Bacolor and Mexico. The first church was built in 1755 with wooden walls and nipa roofing. The municipal tribunal was erected later in the year in front of the town plaza using durable materials and thatched nipa roofing. Don Vidal de Arrozal served as its first gobernadorcillo that year.

In 1796, after serving as gobernadorcillo the previous year, Don Ángel Pantaleon de Miranda retired to Barrio Saguin, from where he started setting up his hacienda in Barrio Culiat. The barrio was separated from San Fernando on the December 8, 1829 as the new town of Angeles, with the Los Santos Ángeles Custodios as titular patrons.

An expediente requesting the transfer of the provincial capital of Pampanga to San Fernando was signed on the August 6, 1852. Real Cedula 745, approving the transfer of the provincial capital of Pampanga from Bacolor to San Fernando, was signed on September 11, 1881. This transfer did not, in the event, materialize.

In 1878, actions were made to create the town of Calulut. This new town would be composed of Calulut and the neighboring barrios of Bulaun, Malpitic, Sindalan, La Paz, Lara, Saguin, Telabastagan, Balete, Malinao, Pulung Bulu, Panipuan, Macabacle and the caserio of Pau in San Fernando, and Panipuan, Acle, Suclaban and the sitio of Gandus in Mexico. This plan did not materialize, owing to strong opposition from the parish priest of San Fernando.

Governor-General Eulogio Despujol and Manila Archbishop Bernardino Nozaleda inaugurated the San Fernando railroad station, together with the Bagbag-Mabalacat stretch of the Manila-Dagupan Railroad, on February 2, 1892. The station was second only to Manila in revenues that year, and was thus the most important provincial station of the Manila-Dagupan Railroad. On June 27 of the same year, José P. Rizal made a stopover in the town as part of his mission to recruit members to the La Liga Filipina.

On September 1, 1896 the town was declared to be in a state of war despite its peaceful situation. Brigadier General Diego de los Rios arrived on December 2 to calm the revolution that started in Manila on August 30. General Ruiz Serralde took over Rios's post on June 26, 1897 to maintain the peace in San Fernando. The revolution was not yet at its height with occasional exchanges of fire in some places in Pampanga.

On June 26, 1898, representatives from all Pampanga towns, except Macabebe, gathered in San Fernando to swear allegiance to Gen. Maximino Hizon, who was the provincial military governor and representative of the revolutionary president, Emilio Aguinaldo. On October 9, Aguinaldo and his cabinet visited the town, and were welcomed with so much applause and enthusiastic cheering from the public. He proceeded to the convento which was served as the military headquarters at that time.

On May 4, 1899, Philippine revolutionary troops led by General Antonio Luna burned the casa municipal, the town church and several houses to render them useless to the approaching American forces. On June 16, due to the strategic location of the town, Aguinaldo himself led Filipino forces in the Battle for San Fernando. The plan to retake the town proved unsuccessful. Calulut fell to the Americans on August 9.

On August 15, 1904, the Pampanga provincial government was finally transferred to San Fernando from Bacolor, by virtue of Act No. 1204 signed on July 22, 1904. This was during the term of Governor Macario Arnedo and Municipal President Juan Sengson. The town of Minalin became part of San Fernando that same year. It would regain its political independence in 1909.

On January 2, 1905, the town of Santo Tomas was consolidated with San Fernando by virtue of Act 1208.

On August 12, 1904, U.S. Secretary of War William H. Taft visited the town to get first-hand information and gather ideas for the governance of Pampanga. Owing to the short notice, a bamboo pavilion was hastily constructed for his visit, where he was welcomed with a banquet for 200 people. Taft would later be elected President of the United States.

In 1921, the Pampanga Sugar Development Company (PASUDECO) sugar central began its operations. The company was formed in 1918 by large-scale planters such as José de León, Augusto Gonzales, Francisco Tongio Liongson, Tomás Lazatin, Tomás Consunji, Francisco Hizon, José Henson, and Manuel Urquico in the San Fernando residence of Governor Honorio Ventura as part of a plan to construct a locally financed central.

In 1932, the Socialist Party of the Philippines was founded by Pedro Abad Santos. Two years later, he created and headed the Aguman Ding Madlang Talapagobra (AMT). The Abad Santos compound in Barangay San Jose became the focal point of the peasant movement.

On February 14, 1939, Philippine president Manuel L. Quezon proclaimed his social justice program before a gathering of farmers in front of the Municipal Government building.

In 1941, forces of the Imperial Japanese Army occupied the town and placed the municipal government under its supervision. The following year, thousands of Filipino and American prisoners of war walked from Bataan to the San Fernando Train Station in what will be known as the Bataan Death March.

In 1952, the town of Santo Tomas was separated from San Fernando.

In 1986, Paterno Guevarra was sworn in as officer-in-charge of the town after the successful People Power Revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship that same year. He was later elected municipal mayor.

In 1990, Philippine president Corazon C. Aquino inaugurated the Paskuhan Village, the first Christmas village in Asia and the third of its kind in the world. The following year, Mount Pinatubo erupted after over 600 years of dormancy hurling a layer of ash and volcanic debris on the town.

On October 1, 1995, Typhoon Sibyl (Mameng) struck the town. It unleashed floodwaters and mudflows from Mount Pinatubo into the town. The Barangays of Santo Nino, San Juan, San Pedro Cutud and Magliman were severely damaged by lahar. The citizens of San Fernando rallied to save the town by raising funds to build the St. Ferdinand People's Dike. The Pampanga Megadike was constructed the following year, thus preventing further damage to the town.[5]

Cityhood

On January 6, 1997, Mayor Rey B. Aquino and Senator Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo launched the campaign for cityhood. On April 27 of that same year, Rep. Oscar Rodriguez filed House Bill No. 9267 creating the City of San Fernando.

In 2000, House Speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr. signed the approved city charter of San Fernando on December 4 and 13 respectively.

The town officially became a component city on February 4, 2001 following the ratification of Republic Act 8990 in a plebiscite from the previous day, making it the 99th city in the Philippines. Rey Aquino was the city's first mayor.

Demographics

Population census of the City of San Fernando
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 13,556    
1918 20,622+2.84%
1939 35,662+2.64%
1948 39,549+1.16%
1960 56,861+3.07%
1970 84,362+4.02%
1975 98,382+3.13%
1980 110,891+2.42%
1990 157,851+3.59%
1995 193,025+3.84%
2000 221,857+3.03%
2007 269,365+2.71%
2010 285,912+2.19%
2015 306,659+1.34%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

Religions

The Roman Catholicism is the majority religion in the city; 80% of the population profess it. The city is under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando headed by Florentino Lavarias. Other religion includes Protestantism and Independent Christianity. Islam is also evident in the city. The seat of the Archdiocese of San Fernando is located in the city, the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando.

Economy

Strategically located at the heart of the province, the City of San Fernando is home to two public markets, thirty-nine banks, forty-eight lending institutions (investors), thirty-eight pawnshops, seventeen gasoline stations, three movie houses, thirty-nine public and private schools, seven hospitals, thirteen dental offices, nine hotels, twenty-eight drug stores, seven disco clubs, six foreign exchange firms, fifteen garment factories, twenty-four groceries, seven supermarkets, forty-two insurance companies, sixteen security agencies and seventy restaurants and fast food chains such as Jollibee, McDonald's, Mr. Donut, Greenwich, Shakey's, and Chowking. In addition to being the Provincial Capital of Pampanga, almost all Philippine banking institutions, military and governmental agencies have regional offices in the City of San Fernando.[9] SM City Pampanga is a large shopping mall owned by Henry Sy, Sr. and his company, SM Prime Holdings. It is the very first SM Supermall in Central Luzon. Robinsons Starmills Pampanga or Robinsons Starmills is a shopping mall owned and operated by John Gokongwei and his company, Robinsons Malls, the second-largest mall operator in the Philippines. This is the very first Robinsons Mall in the Central Luzon and in the Pampanga Province, rivaling adjacent SM City Pampanga. The mall is located at Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Barangay San Jose, San Fernando, Pampanga and Barangay Lagundi in the neighboring town of Mexico, Pampanga with a total floor area of 62,000 square meters (667,120 square feet).

Manufacturing

San Fernando serves as one of the agricultural processing center of Central Luzon. It is a major rice-producing region and an important sugar-producing area. The Pampanga Sugar Development Company (PASUDECO) was once the largest private employer in Pampanga. It is a major sugar-processing plant in the region. Other manufacturing companies with offices in the city include Universal Robina Corporation, Zuellig Pharma Corporation, Nestlé Philippines, Petrophil, Mondragon Industries, Asia Brewery, and Del Monte Corporation. Major bottling companies such as the San Miguel Corporation Complex, Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola, Cosmos and Metrobottling, Pampanga's Best Inc. are located within the city.

Every year during the Christmas season, the city becomes the hub of a thriving industry centered on handcrafted lanterns called parols. What distinguish the San Fernando lantern from the ordinary parol are the intricate designs and the illusion of dancing lights, which focuses on the vibrant colors of the lantern. Also, every year around Christmas time, there is a town lantern festival. Different neighborhoods around San Fernando, come together for a friendly competition to see which neighborhoods lanterns are the best. The festival itself is held in the middle of December, rooted back to the city of Bacolor. The transfer from the city of Bacolor to the city of San Fernando in August 1904. In the dialect of Kapampangan, this event is called "Ligligan Parol". But, for many who have experienced this say that "Ligligan Parol" did not actually quite happen. Especially following up the immediate transfer of customs between the 2 cities in the year 1908. It went on to be a tradition that has evolved as the lantern gradually became larger and larger and more intricate each year. Years later, the lantern itself was a symbol for the resident contribution, benefiting their labor. The sole purpose of these lanterns symbolized the unity amongst different neighborhoods.[10]

Infrastructure

The City of San Fernando has four TV stations - KTV Channel 12, Infomax Channel 8, Central Luzon Television Channel 36 (CLTV36) and ABS-CBN TV-46 Pampanga. There are also two radio stations, the 5 Kilowatt RW 95.1 FM of the RadioWorld Broadcasting Corporation of the Philippines and the 2.5 kilowatt 92.7 Brigada News FM Central Luzon of the Brigada Mass Media Corporation. Several local newspapers are published in the city which includes SunStar Pampanga, The Probe, Coffee Punch, Pampanga Times and the Observer.[11]

Mayors

This is the list of the mayors of City of San Fernando.[5]

Capitanes MunicipalesTerm
Vidal de Arrozal1755
Tiburcio Cunanan1756
Vidal de Arrozal1757
Luis Catacutan1758
Juan David1759
Juan Yutuc1760
Domingo de Vera1761
Nicolas Capati1762
Tomas Aquino1763
Miguel de los Angeles1764
Agustin Dizon1765
Manuel Manaloto1766
Francisco Bautista1767
Miguel David1768
Nicolas Dizon1769
Mariano Singian de Miranda1770
Mateo David1771
Bernardo de Anunciacion1772
Francisco David1773
Agapito Singian1774
Vicente Concepcion1775
Eugenio Yutuc1776
Juan Lingat1777
Juan Lacson1778
Vicente Concepcion1779
Jose de Arrozal1780
Nicolas Tuason1781
Carlos Catacutan1782
Vicente David1783
Lucas David1784
Antonio Alonso del Rosario1785
Regino de Castro1786
Sebastian Manarang1787
Bernabe Pamintuan1788
Juan Dizon1789
Manuel Miranda1790
Vicente Dayrit1791
Nicolas Tuason1792
Jose de los Angeles1793
Vicente Quizon1794
Angel Pantaleon de Miranda1795
Vicente Dayrit1796
Jose Cunanan1797
Juan Lacson1798
Carlos Catacutan1799
Vicente Dizon1800
Jose Ocson1801
Agustin David Lising1802
Jose Concepcion1803
Raymundo David1804
Ignacio David de Miranda1805
Severino Henson1806
Juan Crisostomo Paras1807
Domingo Henson1808
Leon de Vera1809
Vicente de Castro1810
Gregorio Singian1811
Ignacio de Miranda1812
Miguel Catacutan1813
Francisco Pamintuan1814
Severino Henson1815
Agustin David Lising1816
Bernardo David1817
Bernardo Tinio1818
Eriberto Yutuc1819
Vicente de Castro1820
Alcaldes MunicipalesTerm
Vicente Dizon1821
Pablo de Ocampo1822
Maximo Dizon1823
Ciriaco Dizon1824
GobernadorcillosTerm
Vicente Dizon1825
Manuel Pasion Henson1826
Anacleto del Rosario1827
Vicente David Lising1828
Vicente Dizon1829
Pablo Ocampo1830
Doroteo Dizon1831
Mariano Yutuc1832
Manuel Pasion Henson1833
Gregorio Tuason1834
Blas Borja1835
Doroteo Dizon1836
Agustin Pamintuan1837
Agustin Cuyugan1838
Juan Dayrit1839
Raymundo David1840
Macario Yutuc1841
Matias Quiason1842
Pedro Lacsamana1843
Bernardino Singian de Miranda1844
Serapio Singian de Miranda1845
Mariano Arceo1846
Agustin Cuyugan1847
Guillermo Henson1848
Bernardino Singian de Miranda1849
Agustin Pamintuan1850
Gregorio David1851
Maximo Feliciano1852
Paulino Paras1853–1854
Agustin Lacson1854–1855
Simon Henson1855–1856
Cosme Lacson1856–1857
Candido Froilan Dizon1857–1858
Florentino Dayrit1858–1859
Manuel Pasion Henson1859
Jose Navarro (accidental)1859
Victor David1860
Manuel de Ocampo1860–1861
Bernardino Singian de Miranda1861–1862
Guillermo Henson1862–1863
Aniceto Yusi1863–1864
Simon Henson1864–1865
Juan Quiason1865–1866
Julian Buison1867–1868
Benigno de Ocampo1868–1869
Isidro Teopaco1869–1870
Domiciano Tison1870–1871
Florentino Dayrit1871–1872
Eustaquio Ricafort1872–1873
Pedro Paras y Castro1873–1874
Bernardino Singian de Miranda1874–1875
Julian Buison1875–1876
Anacleto Hizon1877–1879
Catalino Henson1879–1880
Mariano Custodio1880–1881
Saturnino Henson1881–1882
Florentino Dayrit1882–1883
Pedro Paras1883
Domiciano Tison1884–1885
Francisco X. Panlilio1885
Anacleto Hizon1886–1887
Teodoro Limjuco1887–1889
Gregorio Tioleco1889–1890
Presidentes MunicipalesTerm
Antonio E. Consunji1891–1892
Juan Sengson1893–1894
Teodoro Limjuco1895
Celso Dayrit (accidental)1897
Republika Filipina
Presidente MunicipalTerm
Antonio E. Consunji1898
Military Government
AlcaldesTerm
Enrique Kerr1899
Carlos Kerr1900
Teodoro Limjuco1900
Francisco S. Hizon1900–1901
Civil Government
Municipal PresidentsTerm
Francisco S. Hizon1901
Mariano J. Leon Santos1902–1903
Juan Sengson1904
Eulalio Castro1905–1906
Vicente Tiomico1906–1907
Pedro Teopaco1908–1909
Clemente Ocampo1910–1912
Unknown1913–1915
Antonio B. Abad Santos1916–1921
Jose M. Valencia1922–1927
Antonio B. Abad Santos1928–1931
Jose M. Valencia1932–1934
Philippine Commonwealth
Municipal MayorsTerm
Urbano D. Dizon1934–1937
Vivencio B. Cuyugan1938–1942
Vivencio B. Cuyugan1945
Japanese Occupation
Municipal MayorTerm
Rodolfo P. Hizon1942–1945
Republic of the Philippines
Municipal MayorsTerm
Rodolfo P. Hizon1946–1955
Mariano P. Castro, Sr.1955
Miguel G. Baluyut1956–1959
Jose C. Quiwa1960–1967
Levi Panlilio1967–1969
Virgilio L. Sanchez1969–1971
Luis Gopiao1971
Armando P. Biliwang1972–1980
Amante S. Bueno1980–1982
Vicente A. Macalino1982–1983
Virgilio L. Sanchez1983–1986
Paterno S. Guevarra (appointed)1986–1987
Rodolfo P. Canlas (appointed)1987–1988
Paterno S. Guevarra1988–1995
Jesus Reynaldo B. Aquino1995–2001
City MayorsTerm
Jesus Reynaldo B. Aquino2001–2004
Oscar Samson Rodriguez2004–2013
Edwin D. Santiago2013-

Education

Colleges and universities

Vocational / Technical Schools

  • TESDA PEO Training Center
  • La Plata Science and Technology, Inc.
  • Lorraine Computer & Technical School
  • NorthPoint Academy for Culinary Arts - premiere culinary school in Pampanga
  • Emmanual John Institute Of Science and Technology

Secondary Schools

  • Information and Communication Technology High School
  • San Vicente Pilot School for Philippine Craftsmen
  • Panipuan Integrated School
  • Baliti Integrated School
  • Telabastagan Integrated School
  • Del Carmen Integrated School
  • Magliman Integrated School
  • Malpitic Integrated School
  • Maimpis Integrated School
  • Calulut Integrated School
  • City of San Fernando West Integrated School
  • Santa Lucia Integrated School
  • St. Scholastica's Academy, San Fernando
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Center of Studies and Schools
  • University of the Assumption
  • Pampanga High School
  • Proverbsville School Inc.
  • Sindalan National High School
  • Potrero National High School
  • Christ in You Faith Christian Academy
  • Academy of Our Lady of Fatima
  • Santa Barbara College of San Fernando
  • Infant Jesus Academy
  • Mother of Good Counsel Seminary
  • Lyndale Academy
  • The Magnificat Academy
  • Northville 14 High School
  • Nasah Montessori Center for Learning, Inc.
  • Bright Ways School Systems Inc.

Tourism

Festivals and local events

DateName
January 31Pedro Abad Santos Day
February 4Cityhood Anniversary
Good FridaySan Pedro Cutud Lenten Rites
May 7José Abad Santos Day
First Saturday of MayEl Circulo Fernandino
May 30San Fernando City Fiesta
September 10San Fernando Women's Day
Around October to NovemberSan Fernando Frog Festival (Kapampangan: Piestang Tugac)
Around November to DecemberSinukwan Festival
December 11Pampanga Day (Kapampangan: Aldo ning Kapampangan)
December to First Week of JanuaryGiant Lantern Festival (Kapampangan: Liligan Parul)

Places of interest

Monumento Fernandino
The monument tells the 4-fould aspect of the Fernandino story: a) the penitent girl with lantern, b) lady with torch, c) lady making the offering and d) boatman. The February 4, 2004 (dedicated by Mayor Rey B. Aquino) Monumento Fernandino is a sculptural masterpiece that pays tribute to the city's colorful history and cultural heritage. Its artistic composition when seen from a distance would seem like a sprouting plant amidst a barren landscape.[12]
WOW Philippines Hilaga
Formerly known as the Paskuhan Village, located at the mouth of the San Fernando Toll Exit along the North Luzon Expressway, North Philippines Hilaga was transformed into a cultural, historical, tourism, trade, and entertainment village by former Secretary Richard J. Gordon in 2003. Its design and concept make it a virtual window to the cultural and historical heritage of the four regions of the North Philippines as well as a showcase for their indigenous products, and arts and crafts. The star-shaped pavilions at the center pays tribute to the skilled lantern makers of San Fernando, Pampanga which produces the biggest lanterns in the world. The complex features a 1,000-seat capacity air-conditioned pavilion for conventions and special events, an open-air amphitheater for outdoor activities, air-conditioned exhibit halls, trade booths, garden restos and a 60-seat capacity conference hall.
Pampanga Eye
Located in Skyranch Pampanga beside SM City Pampanga, the Ferris wheel is the tallest in the country with 65 meters in height and a diameter of 50 meters.
Bren Z. Guiao Sports Complex and Convention Center
Bren Z. Guiao Sports Complex and Convention Center is a multi-purpose complex with imposing venues for concerts, convention, basketball games, beauty pageants and other sport activities. The 3,000-seat, air-conditioned convention center inside the complex is one of Pampanga's pride.
Archdiocesan Museum and Archives
The Archdiocesan Museum and Archives of the Archdiocese of San Fernando is housed at the University of the Assumption, and includes antiques and exquisite works of art depicting Pampanga's rich cultural heritage. It contains numerous ecclesiastical artifacts ranging from a huge churchbell to paintings; ivory and wooden statues of all shapes and sizes, vestments worn by priests during Mass and chalices, monstrances, reliquaries and ciboriums made of gold, silver and precious gems, some dating back to the 17th century.
Everybody's Cafe
As the province of Pampanga is regarded as the "Culinary Capital of the Philippines", the capital city of San Fernando is home to one of the oldest restaurants in the province - Everybody's Cafe. Located along McArthur Highway in Barangay Del Pilar, this iconic restaurant was built in 1946 by the Jorolan Family and is famous for exotic Kapampangan dishes such as betute (stuffed frogs), kamaru (crickets) and Pindang Damulag (carabao meat). Everybody's Cafe has been featured in international TV shows such as Discovery Travel and Living's Bizarre Foods by Andrew Zimmern and Bobby Chin's World Cafe Asia.[13]

San Fernando Heritage District

The City of San Fernando Heritage District covers the historic core of San Fernando, including Barangay Santo Rosario and parts of Barangays San Jose (Panlumacan), Santa Teresita (Baritan), Lourdes (Teopaco), Del Pilar, Santa Lucia and Santo Niño. These important sites are broken down under Heritage Houses, Historic Government Buildings, Schools, and Hospitals, and Historic Industrial Structures and Sites[14]

Churches and Other Religious Structures:

Heritage Houses:

Historic Government Buildings, Schools, and Hospitals:

Industrial Heritage Structures and Sites:

  • San Fernando Train Station (Barangay Santo Niño)
  • PASUDECO Sugar Central (Capitol Boulevard, Barangay Santo Niño)
  • PASUDECO Staff Houses and Commissary (Capitol Boulevard, Barangay Santo Niño)
  • San Fernando Water Reservoir (Barangay Lourdes)
  • The Sugar Pugons (Greenville Subdivision and Barangay Quebiawan)
  • Calulut Train Station (Barangay Calulut) – heavily damaged by informal settlers
  • Baluyut Bridge (Gen. Hizon Avenue, Barangay Santo Rosario)
  • The Arcaded Shop Buildings of Consunji Street - 1950s (Barangay Santo Rosario)
  • Lantern Factories - Several lantern factories can be visited in Unisite Subdivision, Barangay Del Pilar, as well as in Barangays Santa Lucia, San Jose and Dolores.

Notable Fernandinos

  • Amando G. Dayrit, a renowned pre-war newspaper columnist
  • Brillante Mendoza, award-winning film director
  • Conrado Dayrit,[15] a cardiologist, virgin coconut oil proponent and President of the National Academy of Science and Technology (1992–1999)
  • Fernando H. Ocampo, a founder of the UST College of Architecture and Fine Arts
  • José Abad Santos, a former Chief Justice (featured in PHP1000 bill)
  • Nicolasa Dayrit, a revolutionary hero
  • Pedro Abad Santos, a former assemblyman and founder of the Socialist Party
  • Ruben Enaje, notable Filipino man made famous from crucifying himself in the name of God every year since 1985
  • Sotero J. Baluyut,[16] a former senator and cabinet secretary
  • Vivencio Cuyugan, first Socialist mayor in the Philippines
  • Oscar Albayalde, Police officer who serves as the 22nd chief of the Philippine National Police.
  • Honesto Ongtioco, first Bishop of the Diocese of Cubao, Quezon City and formerly the second Bishop of the Diocese of Balanga, Bataan.

Sister Cities

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