'Hawkers Paradise' to rise in Angeles-A A +A
Sunday, November 3, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- A "Hawkers Paradise" in the likes of the popular and renowned hawkers' centers in Singapore will soon rise in this entertainment and tourist city.
This was disclosed by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently, who noted that the envisioned weekend-only "Hawkers Paradise" is an essential component of Plaza Angel -- Angeles's first-ever city center.
"The demolition of some structures and buildings here in Sto. Rosario within the vicinity of the Museo Ning Angeles and Pamintuan Mansion has started. A highlight of the soon to be Plaza Angel will be the 'Hawkers Paradise,' one in the likes of Singaporecs, where Kapampangan cuisine, food, specialty and curio shops will be offered on weekends in what we envision as another "walking area" in this part of the city. But there will be no shanties but a beautiful and orderly strip," Pamintuan said.
Plaza Angel, he added, will be located in a lot leased by the Tioseco Family to businessman Denis Uy, and will cover at least 300 square meters of property development.
"In the plan also is a three storey commercial building, walkways and greeneries. Part of Sapang Balen, some 100 meters, will be covered with pre-fab slabs for additional space. The walking area will stretch from Pamintuan Mansion to the Sto. Rosario Church where Bishop Ambo David has offered to open and share their beautiful garden to people. The area be closed to traffic on weekends to give way to the Hawkers' Paradise," Pamintuan said.
Both Plaza Angel and the "Hawkers Paradise," the mayor said, are in line with the city government's beautification program and the vision to make Angeles City an urban center of choice for investors and tourists, as well as to make it a "green city" in three years, together with moves to make the "Culinary Capital of the Philippines."
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on November 04, 2013.