ANGELES CITY -- In a bid to further beautify this city’s culture and heritage district, the local government headed by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, has formally opened the P16 million-worth water fountain at the Plaza Angel on Tuesday.
“We have embarked on several improvements and we are very delighted to witness the developments in our city, like the removal of spaghetti wires, the improvement of the traffic flow, and tonight, the opening of the water fountain park,” said Pamintuan.
Cultural promotion and heritage preservation have been two of the priority programs of Pamintuan since he assumed office for his third and last term.
Through the efforts of the local government and the private sector, the beautification of the city’s heritage zone materialized which also led to the city to receiving several recognitions from national award-giving agencies.
Just recently, Angeles City was hailed as the grand prize winner of the 11th edition of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines and Department of Tourism (ATOP-DOT) Pearl Award.
The award was conferred to the city for its staunch advocacy to preserve and promote local tourism and heritage preservation.
Meanwhile, Pamintuan said that “all developments seen in the city are product of the local government’s exchange of best practices with other cities and towns in the country.”
Marco Nepomuceno, president of Kuliat Foundation, Inc., stated that the ceremony is “a momentous event in Angeles City and a milestone under the administration of Mayor Ed Pamintuan who is, as we all know, a culture buff.”
He also added that since the 1970’s, the mayor has been actively participating in the cultural advocacies for the city.
Pamintuan was joined by the city councilors and Alexander Cauguiran, president and CEO of Clark International Airport, during the fountain opening rites.
Various representatives from the private sector, barangay officials, and government employees also attended the event.
More families, kids, and senior citizens are expected to visit the Plaza Angel because of the light and water fountain, the famous batirol of Cafe Museo, and the traditional Christmas delicacies that are sold during the holidays. (AC-CIO)