Envoy cites Kapampangans’ resiliency-A A +A
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO –- The Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Manuel Domecq Monday cited the Kapampangans’ resiliency when it comes to calamities, which led to the success of the province of Pampanga.
Domecq said the province started to rise and grow from its devastation following the Mt. Pinatubo eruption 17 years ago.
“It is ironic. Kapampangans have found livelihood with the white sands that came out,” he added.
This came as the Spanish envoy visited Villa de Bacolor Monday as part of the continuing celebration of the town’s 250th founding anniversary.
The ambassador was warmly welcomed by Governor Lilia Pineda, Mayor Jose Maria Hizon, Board Members Monina Laus, Trina Dizon, Fritzie David-Dizon and other officials both in the municipal and provincial government.
Domecq, in his speech, shared that Villa de Bacolor has been the seat of the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines for two years from 1762 to 1764 under the leadership of then Lieutenant General Simon de Anda.
“Baculud became Villa de Bacolor by virtue of a Royal Crown decree issued on November 1765,” he noted.
“Governor Anda relied on Pampangueños who were fighting under the Spanish block against the British forces who occupied the country,” he added. (Herbert P. Mapiles)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 30, 2012.