First stop the Pamintuan Mansion, for over 100 years this mansion holds the most precious civilisation stories. From being a social hall during World War II to being Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Name it even a classic Angeles hotel ran by Chinese businessmen, the Pamintuan Mansion stood it all.
Inside you’ll see memoirs of previous owners, the original flooring, and ceilings. You’ll be amazed and thankful how the citizens fight not to demolished the mansion.
There was this interesting tunnel that I went to. It was used to be the passage for helpers which they closed when it became BSP.
After the mansion, we went for a quick stroll at the Holy Rosary Parish church. It was solemn and beautiful. We went there past Ash Wednesday which is why most images are covered in purple cloth for in time for Holy Week.
I never went to the tower to see the old bell. I preferred lighting some candles.
Even before colonisation, the Philippines has its own character that we are all can be proud of. And although urbanisation is rampant nowadays, the local government should always make sure to keep these heritage sites intact.
This is one of the best starters of my year. I got to meet new people who share the same passion. Check out Pampanga Bloggers Society if you want us to invade your province.