region of the
to organize the
7 provinces of
central plain of
the island of
• The region contains the largest plain in the country and
produces most of the country's rice supply, earning itself
the nickname "Rice Granary of the Philippine” or “Rice Bowl
of the Philippines”.
• Central Luzon covers a total land area of 18,230.8 km2 and
occupies the central portion of the island of Luzon. The
region is landlocked by Pangasinan and Nueva Vizcaya on
the north; Metro Manila, Cavite and Rizal on the south;
Aurora and Dingalan Bay on the east and Palauig Bay and
Subic Bay on the west.
•Region 3 is bestowed with a combination of towering
mountains, extinct and active volcanoes, lush verdant
farmlands, and natural sea harbours.
•Region 3 is composed of 7 provinces, 14 cities, 116
municipalities, and 3,102 barangays.
Languages: Tagalog, Kapampangan, Ilocano, Sambal,
2. BATAAN BALANGA CITY
3. BULACAN MALOLOS
4. NUEVA ECIJA
5. PAMPANGA SAN FERNANDO CITY
6. TARLAC TARLAC CITY
7. ZAMBALES IBA
The City of San Fernando,
in Pampanga, is the
• A province of the Philippines located in the
eastern part of Central Luzon region, facing the
Philippine Sea. Its capital is Baler and borders,
clockwise from the south, the provinces of Quezon,
Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and
• Before 1979, Aurora was part of the province of
Quezon. Aurora was, in fact, named after Aurora
Aragon, the wife of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, the
president of the Philippine Commonwealth, after
whom the mother province was named.
•The capital of Bataan is Balanga City and it is bordered
by the provinces of Zambales and Pampanga to the
north. The peninsula faces the South China Sea to the
west and Subic Bay to the north-west, and encloses
Manila Bay to the east.
•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.
•A first class province of the Republic of the Philippines located
in the Central Luzon Region (Region 3) in the island of Luzon,
50 km north of Manila (the nation's capital), and part of the
Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region. Bulacan was
established 15 August 1578.
•Bulacan prides itself on its rich history. The province figures
prominently in Philippine history. Many national heroes and
political figures were born in Bulacan. The province was also
one of the first to revolt against Spain.
•The province is honored as one of the 8 rays of the sun in the
national flag. It is the home of the "Three Republics." These
are the Republic of Real de Kakarong de Sili (1896) in Pandi,
the Republic of Biak-na-Bato (1897) and the First Philippine
Republic in Malolos (1899–1901).
•Today, Bulacan is among the most progressive provinces in
the Philippines. Its people — the Bulaqueños (or Bulakenyo in
Filipino) — are regarded as highly educated,enterprising and
•It is well known for the following industries: Marble and
Marbleized Limestone, Jewelry, Pyrotechnics, Leather,
Aquaculture, Meat and Meat Products, Garments, Furniture,
High-Value Crops, and Sweets and Native Delicacies, and a
wide variety of high-quality native products.
•Several rivers irrigate the province of Bulacan; the largest one
is that of Angat.
C L I M A T E
• November to April is generally dry while wet
for the rest of the year. The northeast
monsoon (amihan) prevails from October to
January bringing in moderated and light rains.
From May to September the southwest
•The hottest month is May having an average
temperature of 29.7 C (85.5 F) while the
coldest is February with an average
temperature of 25.1 C (77.2 F).
E C O N O M Y
3.Banking and finance
4.Industrial estate and park
F E S T I V A L S
OBANDO TOWN FIESTA
(FERTILITY RITES, OBANDO)
PULILAN CARABAO FESTIVAL
SINGKABAN FESTIVAL: LINGGO NG
•A landlocked province of the Philippines located in
the Central Luzon region. Its capital is Palayan City.
Nueva Ecija borders, from the south clockwise,
Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Nueva
Vizcaya, and Aurora.
•Cry of Nueva Ecija is the 1896 revolutionary battle
led by General Mariano Llanera - Mariano Llanera,
manned and assisted by General Manuel Tinio of
Gapan City, Nueva Ecija and Colonel Alipio Tecson of
Cabiao, Nueva Ecija who later on became Brigadaire
General. The battle was fought in Cabiao, Nueva
Ecija. Alipio Tecson became Governadorcillo of
Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
• A province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its
capital is the City of San Fernando. Pampanga is bordered by the
provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija
to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast.
•The word pampang, from which the province's name originates,
means river bank.
•The province is home to two Philippine Air Force air bases, Basa Air
Base in Floridabalanca, and Clark Air Base.
•The inhabitants of Pampanga are generally referred to as
Kapampangans (alternatively spelled Capampañgan), Pampangos, or
•The population has produced two presidents, three chief justices, a
senate president, the first Filipino cardinal and many outstanding
personalities in public service, education, diplomacy, journalism, the
arts and sciences, entertainment and business.
C L I M A T E
The province of Pampanga has two distinct
climates, rainy and dry. The rainy or wet
season normally begins in May and runs
through October, while the rest of the year
is the dry season. The warmest period of
the year occurs between March and April,
while the coolest period is from December
FORT STOTSENBURG MT. PINATUBO CRATER
•Tarlac is subdivided into 17 municipalities and 1 city. These
divisions are further subdivided into 511 barangays. The
province comprises three congressional districts.
•The province is situated at the center of the central plains of
Luzon, landlocked by four provinces: Pampanga on the south,
Nueva Ecija on the east, Pangasinan on the north, and
Zambales on the west.
• In the southern half of the province Kapampangan is the
spoken language whereas Ilocano and Pangasinan dominate
the northern half. Tagalog, being the country's national
language, is widely understood throughout the province.
noted for its
•Zambales is served by the Subic Bay International
Airport, which is located in Cubi Point in the Subic
Bay Freeport Zone. The Freeport Zone is host to
many tourist attractions which include casinos,
beach resorts, parks, beachside huts and cottages
and historical sites.
•The province's name came from the word zambal,
which is a Hispanized term for Sambali.
•Zambales Day is celebrated every August 30.
Zambales has two pronounced seasons: dry from
October to June, and wet from July to September.
Sambal, Tagalog, and Ilocano are the three main
languages of Zambales.
Zambales is a rich source of Nickel & mountain.