Ka­pam­pan­gan prod­ucts high­light 447th Aldo Ning Ka­pam­pan­gan

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY IAN OCAMPO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Reporter

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO — Ka­pam­pan­gan prod­ucts, crafts and ser­vices are show­cased in a trade fair at SM City Pam­panga as part of the 447th Aldo Ning Ka­pam­pan­gan (Pam­panga Day) cel ebr at i on.

The Pro­vin­cial Co­op­er­a­tive and En­tre­pre­neur­ial De­vel­op­ment Of­fice (PCEDO) said some 50 stalls of craft prod­ucts, food del­i­cacy com­pa­nies, fur­ni­ture, re­li­gious crafts, and pro­cessed food, among oth­ers, are avail­able in the agriculture and in­dus­trial trade fair.

Lo­cally-made prod­ucts like ce­ram­ics from Sto. To­mas, metal works from Macabebe, glass­works from Apalit, and del­i­ca­cies from Sas­muan and Sta. Rita are also show­cased. Pam­panga Gover­nor Lilia Pineda wanted to gen­er­ate sup­port for lo­cal in­dus­tries and pro­mote th­ese in pro­vin­cial and re­gional level through the sup­port of its pri­vate part­ners.

The Aldo Ning Ka­pam­pan­gan com­mem­o­rates the found­ing of Pam­panga as a prov­ince.

Pam­panga, ac­cord­ing to his­tory, was the first prov­ince and the rich­est spoil cre­ated by the Spaniards in 1571. It was named af­ter the In­dung Ka­pam­pan­gan River, the largest river in the for­mer em­pire.

An­cient Pam­panga’s ter­ri­to­rial area used to in­clude por­tions of the prov­inces of Bataan, Bu­la­can, Nueva Ecija, Pan­gasi­nan, Tar­lac and Zam­bales in the big Is­land of Lu­zon of the Philip­pine Ar­chi­pel­ago. Pam­panga, one of the rich­est prov­inces in the Philip­pines, was re-or­ga­nized as a prov­ince by the Spaniards on De­cem­ber 11, 1571.

Ev­ery year, the prov­ince hosts shows and events like food and trade fairs as well as cul­tural per­for­mances in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the prov­ince’s found­ing.

One of the most an­tic­i­pated events is the corona­tion night of Mutya Ning Ka­pam­pan­gan where the most beau­ti­ful of the ladies from the Pam­panga’s dif­fer­ent towns are hon­ored. On De­cem­ber 11, from 5:00 p.m. on­wards, the awardees of the Most Out­stand­ing Ka­pam­pan­gan awards will be for­mally pre­sented.

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