Pandan, Angeles

Pandan, which used to be called Luyus in the past, is a barangay of the Philippines in the highly urbanized Angeles in the province of Pampanga in Central Luzon. The estimated terrain elevation is 122 meters above sea level. Saint Ignatius De Loyola is the patron saint of the barangay, which celebrates its annual fiesta every 31 July, which is notable because it was the day the society of Jesus, best known as the Jesuits, was founded.

Pandan
Pandan Barangay Hall
Pandan Barangay Hall
Flag of Pandan
Flag
Official seal of Pandan
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Luyus
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
CityAngeles
Barangays9 purok
Government
 • Barangay ChairmanAlejandrino, Jeremias Manahan "Jerry"[1]

EtymologyEdit

The barrio acquired its name from the plants that are growing abundantly in the area - the pandan plants (Pandanus amaryllifolius). These plants are used, until now, to add aromatic and exotic scents in most delicacies and rice cooking.

Historical backgroundEdit

The history of Pandan starts off in exactly the same way as those of most areas in the Philippines and it can go as far back as the Spanish occupation of the country. The history starts in 1796 when the entire province was claimed by Don Angel de Miranda in search of a new settlement. They cleared out a part of the woods and made the area suitable for farming. In 1899, when the American forces arrived, the inhabitants of Pandan were among the Filipino soldiers who defended Angeles, a battle which lasted three whole months. Despite the battle between the Filipinos and Americans during the latter’s first arrival, these men fought side by side during the second World War.[2]

The late part of the 18th century was the founding of another barrio in Angeles. Through the initiative of the late Don Jose “Pepe” Henson, together with Don Clemente N. Dayrit Sr. Barangay Pandan was born. The forefathers decided to clear the area and cultivate it to make it more productive and suitable for growth.[3]

With the eighty-one pioneers that established residence in the area, it has grown to a blooming number of 17,895 residences in the barrio’s population projection for 2011.

Socio economic profileEdit

  • Land Area: 167 hectares
  • Number of Households: 3,178
  • Total Population: 17,895
  • Number of Purok (Zone): 9

Puroks (district)Edit

  1. Purok I - Old Pandan (has its own chapel)
  2. Purok II - Land Tenure (has its own chapel)
  3. Purok III - San Ignacio Subdivision (has its own chapel)
  4. Purok IV - Springside Subdivision (has its own chapel)
  5. Purok V-A - Citicenter A
  6. Purok V-B- Citicenter B
  7. Purok VI-A Magalang Avenue Extension
  8. Purok VI-B - Jaovil Compound
  9. Purok VII - Saint Ignatius Subdivision

LocationEdit

  • The barangay is 2.4977896 km. from Angeles city proper.
  • The barangay is bounded by:
  • Northeast: Abacan River
  • Southwest: Mining and Salapungan
  • Southeast: Tabun
  • Northwest: Balibago and Abacan River

FacilitiesEdit

 
Pandan Elementary School

Daycare centers: 3Edit

  1. Orchids Day Care Center
  2. San Ignacio Day Care Center
  3. Holy Spirit II Day Care Center

Public elementary schools: 2Edit

  1. Pandan Elementary School
  1. San Ignacio Pandan Elementary School
 
San Ignacio Chapel

Public high school: 1Edit

  1. Francisco G. Nepomuceno Memorial High School

Public Senior high school: 1Edit

  1. Pandan Senior High School

Private SchoolsEdit

  1. Brightwoods Learning Center
  2. Shekinah Christian Academy
  3. Heath’s Montessori
 
Old Pandan Chapel

Additional informationEdit

Chapels: 5

Basketball Court: 3

 
San Ignacio Basketball Court

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Comelec proclaims newly elected barangay officials in Angeles, Mabalacat - Sun.Star". Sunstar.com.ph. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
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