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Region 3: Central Luzon

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Lengy Mae Mariot

on 2 February 2014

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Region 3
Central Luzon

- Rice Granary of the Philippines
- Super Region
- one of the leading growth regions in the Philippines
- strategically located at the heart of Asia
- Home of the Father literature
- known for its Historical Sites
- 3102 Barangay's
- 116 Municipalities
- 14 Cities
- 7 Provinces
Capital City : Baler

- known as "The Hidden Paradise"
- before August 13, 1979, Aurora was part of Province of Quezon
- named after Aurora Aragon, the wife of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, the president of the Philippine Commonwealth.
- Aurora became a sub-province of Quezon in 1951, and finally attained province hood during the presidency of Ferdinand E. Marcos

Culture and Arts:

-People are lowland Christian
-South: Tagalog ;North :Ilocano
-Negretos are living in the hillside mountain

Historical Sites
Tourist Spots
Ditumabo Falls
Dicasalarin Cove

Baler Church
Quezon Memorial Park
Museo de Baler
Ermita Hill
Donya Aurora Aragon Quezon House
Dikaloyungan Marker
Dibut Bay
Dimasalang Falls
Bulawan Falls
Sabang Beach
Casapsapan Beach
Motiong Beach
Millennium Tree
Aniao Islets
*Corn crops, rice and other
major agricultural crops

Festivals / Activities:

Sabutan Festival
Suman Festival
Moro - Moro "Zarzuela"
Local Products:
- Coconut by Products:
-Virgin Coconut Oil
- Coco jam
- Coco Vinegar
- Coco Wine
- Coco Coir

- Processed Rootcrops:
- Ube Chips
- Sweet potato Chips
- Taro Chips
- Processed Peanuts:
- Peanut Butter
- Processed Banana:
- Banana Chips

- Sabutan Crafts:
- Bags
- Hats
- Placemats
- Slippers
- Mats
- Pillows
- Decors
- Nito Crafts:
- Jars
- Lei
- Decors
Ensaladang pako
Crispy Tadyang
Crispy Squid
Capital City: Balanga

- founded in 1754 by Governor General Pedro Manuel Arandia.
- The Battle of Bataan is famous in history as one of the last stands of American and Filipino soldiers before they were overwhelmed by the Japanese forces in World War II.
- The Bataan Death March was named for this province, where the infamous march started. This is also the location of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant located in the Municipality of Morong.


Historical / Religious Sites:
Catholic Church Belfry
Sto. Domingo Abucay Church
Bataan Memorial Building
Shrine of Valour
(Dambana ng Kagitingan)
Maria Canon Statue
Vietnamese Shrine
Death March Markers
Death March Plaque
Tourist Spots:
Dunsulan Falls
Kairukan Falls
Limutan Falls
Pasukulan Falls
Sibul Spring
Pawikan Conservatory Center
Pawikan Festival
Palis Lasa Festival
Banga Festival

People in Bataan celebrated” fiestas” or feast day as to cherish the memories in the place.

They observe and maintain the historical significance of local festivals, which depict the legends, cultures and histories of their towns.

In the mountain parts of the peninsula, indigenous people locally known as aetas are found. The short, dark and curly haired members of this ethnic community once roamed freely in the vast forest for their food, medicine, shelter and everything they needed to live.

Sinigang na Manok sa Ayo
Araro Cookies
Cuisines / Delicacies:
Local Products:
Capital City: Malolos

- is a first class province of the Republic of the Philippines.
Bulacan was established 15 August 1578.
- rich in history.
- was one of the first to revolt against Spain.
- honored as one of the 8 rays of the sun in the national flag.
-It is the home of the "Three Republics." ( Republic of Real de Kakarong de Sili (1896) in Pandi,) (the Republic of Biak-na-Bato (1897) (the First Philippine Republic in Malolos (1899–1901).
- cradle of the nation's noble heroes, of great men and women; also home to many of the country's greatest artists, with a good number elevated as National Artists.
Today, Bulacan is among the most progressive provinces in the Philippines.


- Tagalog is the predominant language.
- SOME speak Kapampangan, which is the language of neighboring Pampanga.
- they celebrated fiesta and festivals.



Many corporations put up industrial plants and site in Bulacan. Some of the businesses and industries include Agribusiness; Aqua culture; Banking; Cement Bag Making Ceramics; Construction; Courier; Education; Food/Food Processing; Furniture; Garments; Gifts, House ware & Decors; Hospitals; Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants; Information and Communications Technology; Insurance; Jewelry; leather & leather tanning; Manpower; Manufacturing; Marble; Printing Press; Pyrotechnics & Fireworks Manufacturing; Realty/Real Property Development; Shoe Manufacturing; Textile; Trade; Transport Services; Travel & Tours.

The province of Bulacan is steadily becoming industrialized due to its proximity to Metro Manila.

Historical / Religious Sites
Battle of Quinga Monument
Kakarong de Sili Shrine
Marcelo H. del Pilar Shrine
Enriquez Ancestral House
Mercado House
Tecson House
St. John the Baptist Church
Baliuag Museum
Basilica Minore de Immaculada Concepcion
Tourist Spots
Puning Cave
Local Products:

dried bangus
leather products
Plaridel Horse Festival
Nueva Ecija
Capital City: Palayan

-Successive evangelical missions and military expeditions shaped the founding of Nueva Ecija and its development as a province during the Spanish settlement in Central Luzon from late 16th century to the early decades of the 17th century.
-a landlocked province of the Philippines
-“Rice Granary of the Philippines.”


-It is currently the 9th richest province in the country.
-considered the main rice growing province of the Philippines
and the leading producer of onions in the Municipality of Bongabon in South East Asia.
-top producers of agricultural products in the country.
- major crops are onion, mango, calamansi (calamondin orange), banana, garlic, and vegetables.
- Education is very well established as a major industry in the province.
- There are poultry farms
- In June 2008; received the title: "Milk Capital of the Philippines" due to the reason that Nueva Ecija gathers more milk from both cows and carabaos or water buffaloes than any other place in the Philippines

Culture and Arts
- 60% of the people speak Tagalog as their first language. Much of the remainder are Ilocano speakers and they are concentrated in the towns of the north.

- There are small communities of Ilongots along the Caraballo and Sierra Madre Range as well as Agtas or Negritos.

- In May, the Novo Ecijanos celebrate the feast of the patron of farmers, San Isidro. Food is served to overflowing in the belief that generosity results in bounty.

- Music is the form of art that closest to the hearts of Novo Ecijanos.

- God-fearing and have close-knit family ties. They work closely together with respect and gratitude. Sharing the fruit of their labor is the normal practice among families in the community.

Historical Sites
Tourist Spots
Tsinelas Festival
Taong Putik
Araquio Festival
Kariton Festival
Pagibang Damara Festival
Local Products

Capital City: San Fernando

- Pampanga is the first province and the richest spoil created by the Spaniards in 1571. It was named after the Indung Kapampangan River.
- The name "La Pampanga" was given by the Spaniards who found the early natives living near the river banks.
-honored as one of the 8 rays of the sun in the national flag because of its revolt against the domination of Spaniards.
-word pampang, means river bank.


- Farming and fishing are the two main industries of the province.
- Major products include rice, corn, sugar cane, and tilapia.
- center of a thriving industry centered on handcrafted lighted
lanterns called "parols" that displays a kaleidoscope of light and color.
- Tourism is a growing industry in the province.
- famous for its sophisticated culinary industry

Culture and Arts:

-they speak a distinct language, which is a source of ethnic pride.
-They are exceptional jewelers and goldsmiths, furniture makers and
-Pampangos are renowned throughout the archipelagos as excellent cooks.
-Among the more known specialities of the Pampangos include buro, which is meat, fish or vegetables preserved in brine or fermented with rice, tapa, or dried beef or venison, tocino, or cured pork, longaniza or spiced pork sausages, aligi, or crab fat, and sisig, or sizzling pig cheeks.

Historical / Religious Sites
Tourist Spots:
Local Products:
Capital City: Tarlac

- Tarlac's name is a Hispanized derivation from a talahib weed called "Malatarlak".
-Tarlac was originally a part of the provinces of Pampanga and Pangasinan.
- It is among the biggest producers of Rice and Sugarcane.
- one of the 8 rays of the sun of the Philippine flag.


- dominantly agricultural.
- Principal crops are rice and sugarcane.
- Other major crops are corn and coconut; vegetables such as eggplant,
garlic, and onion; and fruit trees like mango, banana, and calamansi.
People of Tarlac devote themselves to a number of traditional industries, such as, ceramic, and brick making, as well as, furniture and wooden clogs manufacture.

Culture and Arts

- the most dominant religion in the city is Christianity
-50 percent of the residents are ILOCANO
-41 percent are KAPAMPANGAN, the rest are PANGASINENSES OR TAGALOG

Historical / Religious Sites:
Tourist Spots:
Capital City: Iba

-derived from the word samba, meaning worship, because the Spanish supposedly found the native to be highly superstitious; worshiping the spirits of their ancestors.
-located in the Central Luzon region
-second largest among the six provinces of Central Luzon
-noted for its mangoes, which are among the sweetest in the world.


- agricultural province. The chief products are rice, corn, vegetables, and rootcrops. Major industries include farming, fishing, and mining.
-Zambales is a rich source of Nickel & mountain.
- Tourism is one of the major economic activity.

Culture and Arts

- Aetas of Mount Pinatubo were the earliest inhabitants
-believe in superstitions and mysteries.
-Respect for older persons are still being observed. Feast day of Patron Saints are still being practiced and hospitable Zambaleños, Sambal or otherwise, are very accommodating when it comes to feasts.
-major ethnic groups: Sambals, Ilocanos Tagalogs, and Aetas. Filipino is spoken in every town and around 75 percent of the population speak and understand English.

Historical / Religious Sites
Tourist Spots

- the primary traditional industry, FISHING.
- major producer of banana, mango and palay
- Tinapa is one of the livelihood product in coastal areas
Penaranda Church
Apolinario Mabini Marker
Dalton Pass
Camp Pangatian
Imugan Falls
Palaspas Falls
Espasol Puto
San Bartolome Church
Pedro Tongio Liongson Monument
Pamintuan Mansion
White Walls
T'nalak Festival
Hot Air Balloon Festival
Sinukwan Festival
Ibon - Ebon Festival
Ninoy Aquino Ancestral House
Camiling Church
Capas Death March Marker
Capas National Shrine
Carlos P. Romulo Ancestral House
Belenismo Festival
Iniruban Festival
Tocino Tarlac
Light House
San Andres Church
Magalawa Island
Hermana Mayor Island
Capones Island
Pundaquit Falls
Domorokdok Festival
Sibit Sibit Summer Festival
Mango Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
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