Car Rental in Philippines > Pampanga
The Province of Pampanga, one of the eight provinces that were placed under martial law when it rebelled against the Spanish government in 1896, is a buoyant province that now holds 19 municipalities and three cities. It has come a long way since the Spanish times, now being home to Angeles City, one of the country’s most exciting real estate markets, and numerous other attractions.
But Pampanga’s progress has not been without challenges. The removal of the Clark Air Base and the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the early 1990s hurt the province significantly, but like the mythical phoenix, Pampanga rose from the ashes. Its numerous tourist attractions; its local cuisine, touted as one of the best in the Philippines; its top-notch public infrastructure; and its buoyant business climate are some of the factors that contribute to its popularity. A huge section of the North Luzon and the Subic–Clark–Tarlac expressways (NLEX and SCTEX) run through the province, ensuring that travel to neighboring provinces and Metro Manila is done with great ease. In addition, its most urbanized city Angeles is home to Clark International Airport—Metro Manila’s secondary gateway.