Clark has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, but it still retains its laid-back characteristic despite the rapid urbanisation that has occurred. It has become a thriving centre for aviation and business. It is being developed as the main economic hub in Central Luzon. With the presence of a numerous educational, recreational, and entertainment venues, Clark is getting ready for the next big leap forward, which includes the expansion & development of Clark Global City.
The Clark International Airport is the quickest growing airport in the Philippines and the second busiest in the island of Luzon and has become the second gateway to Metro Manila. But for many tourists, that’s all Clark means to them – just: a gateway which they pass through enroute to Manila. Most people ignore the fact that Clark and the areas surrounding it have become a destination on their own.
The Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone, usually known simply as “Clark”, encompasses not only the province of Pampanga but also includes Tarlac. There are two different zones: the Clark Freeport Zone and the Clark Special Economic Zone.
The Clark Freeport Zone includes the old US air force base, Clark Air Base, which was converted into a special economic zone around twenty years ago. The Clark Freeport Zone continues to expand and the launch of the Clark International Airport really raised the profile of Central Luzon as it became more accessible to local and international visitors.
Angeles City as well as having an infamous nightlife, is also home to many historical venues but also new business ventures and many new industries.
Not far from the museum and the church is the Ancient Pamintuan Mansion which was constructed in the early 1880s.This was the seat of government during the era of the First Philippine Republic under Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.
There is so much to do in Clark as well as many great golf courses so make sure you take the time to explore.