AS OF 2015, Magalang town is classified as a third-class municipality earning an annual revenue of over 200 million pesos and a population of little above 113,000 warm bodies.
It is landlocked by Mabalacat and Angeles cities and the towns of Mexico, Concepcion, Arayat and further by San Fernando city and Sta. Ana.
It is predominantly an agriculture-based economy. As culled from Wikipedia and Google search, fishpond owners in Pampanga source their tilapia fingerlings from producers in this town.
It is also known for its confectionaries (sweets), particularly the pastillas de leche and tamrindo, considered best for gift-giving and table desserts on fiestas and social gatherings.
It prides itself with resorts and places for family reunions and relaxation: Nauvoo farm resort, Abe's farm, Fiona's farm, Orchid Inn resort, Facundo farm resort, Jas farm, Graceland and Greenhouse farm resort.
These are spread over the 27 barangays of the town, namely: Camias, San Isidro, San Vicente, Dolores, San Jose, Sta. Cruz, Escaler, San Miguel, Sta. Lucia, La Paz, San Nicolas Uno, San Nicolas Dos, Sta. Maria, Navaling, Sto. Nino, San Agustin, San Pablo, Sto. Rosario, San Antonio, San Pedro Uno, San Pedro Dos, Bucanan, San Francisco, Turu, Ayala, San Ildefonso, and San Roque.
Like its neighbors, Angeles City and Mabalacat City, it counts on existing road linkages: Magalang-Angeles road, Magalang- Mabalacat City road, Magalang-Arayat-Sta. Ana road, Magalang- Concepcion provincial road (Ninoy Aquino highway) and the
Don Luis Dizon drive, also known as PAC road, connecting Magalang-Poblacion with AMLHS and PAC.
The SCTEX and NLEX road networks, however, can only be accessed through Angeles and Mabalacat cities, from Magalang town proper.
Providing the town's residents with primary healthcare is the Andres Luciano District Hospital in Barangay San Pablo.
The provincial government, now headed by Governor Dennis “Delta” G. Pineda and his mother, Vice Governor Lilia G. Pineda, have concrete plans to set up other health facilities for Magalang.
Magalang has two tertiary schools: Pampanga State Agricultural University or PSAU located at Barangay San Agustin and Far East College of Information and Technology
in Barangay San Pedro 1, six secondary schools led by Magalang High School found in Barangay Sta. Lucia, 15 elementary schools and 12 private schools led by Magalang
Institute situated at Barangay San Nicolas 2. These info were fixed in 2015 yet, please note.
Festival-The first Kamaru festival was held on August 21, 2012 in commemoration with the celebration of the feast of Magalang's patron saint, Saint Bartholomew.
Former Mayor Malu Paras-Lacson said that the Kamaru festival is very much similar to Magalang's potential to “hop” to greatness.
She added that the Kamaru also demonstrate similarities with the resilient character of the people and is representative of the rural character of Magalang.
Now Mayor Pecson should take the cue from his predecessor and act accordingly.
He should open up Magalang to possibilities that more domestic and even foreign investors would set up camps in the now growing Magalang town.