Clark Wine Center

Bldg 6460 Clark Field Observatory Building,
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Air Base, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Tel: (045) 599-5600 0917-826-8790
Manila Wine Shops
Tel: (632) 633-1566 or 0922-870-5173

San Fernando Lanterns

They have gone a long, long way. The lanterns of San Fernando or the Parul Sampernandu, as local folks would call them, has travelled not only in the country but also in other parts of the world. They shine not only in the land where they were made but elsewhere.
The lanterns of San Fernando, Pampanga form part of the Kapampangan culture and history. They were conceptualized, made and re-made for several years now. They humbly started as bamboo sticks and Japanese colored paper in crude but elegant designs that shine like a speck in the sky on a starry night.
Kapampangan ingenuity, perhaps, made lantern makers to use other materials such as tie wires and colored plastics that replaced the bamboo sticks and the colored papers. Other materials such as capiz shells are likewise used nowadays. Other lanterns are adorned by Christmas lights to add glitter to the lantern bulbs that wink.
History shows that Kapampangan craftsmen have “invented” lanterns to symbolize the biblical star that guided and led the three wise men to the stable where Christ was born. Through the years, the lantern became a symbol of Christmas.
For Kapampangans, the lanterns are more than just a symbol of Christmas. They are an industry now. While they are mere “seasonal products”, they rake in thousands of pesos in earnings including those which are exported to other countries. The latter are dollar makers for some.
Lanterns also symbolize Kapampangans’ reverence to the nativity that without the Christmas star (which the lanterns signify), the holy occasion wouldn’t be complete. The people of Pampanga are generally religious. Such religiosity enjoins Kapampangans in the Christian world’s celebration of Christ’s birth.
Last Monday, 30 Christmas lanterns shone at the chancery grounds of the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over the years, there were a number of San Fernando lanterns that were lit in different private and government offices in other parts of the globe.
Malaysia is a Muslim-dominated country, yet San Fernando lanterns made their way in being lighted up at our Embassy in the said country. They represent not only the Kapampangans but likewise the whole country, Philippines.
The recently held competition in the Giant Lantern Festival of the city has drawn crowds from all walks of life. Barangay Del Pilar has regained its crown as the best, the brightest of them all. The annual competition is just one of the highlights of the Christmas celebration in Pampanga.
If one would like to see how giant the San Fernando giant lanterns are, they are still on display at one of the giant malls in the city. They continue to light up the night, complementing the festive mood of the yuletide. In their kaleidoscopic designs, they continue to impress people as they also showcase Kapampangans’ ingenuity when it comes to lantern-making.
As the day nears, I take this opportunity to greet all the readers of my column a very Merry Christmas to all. Let us live the meaning of Christ’s birth by emulating the goodness our Savior has done for mankind.
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Clark Wine Center is more than a wine shop to people living in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Clark’s wine shop is also a popular venue for parties and family gatherings. Conveniently located on the main highway of Clark Philippines, it is accessible to guests from Manila, Subic, Pampanga, Angeles City and of course those who live and work in Clark. Aside from the 2-storey wine shop which also has a nice roof deck lawn for small party of up to 80 people as well as an indoor wine tasting room which accommodates up to 60 comfortably, this wine store called Clark Wine Center also has one hectare of picnic grounds surrounding it.

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Things to do in Clark Pampanga: do a little wine shopping at the famous wine shop outside of Manila called Clark Wine Center located inside Clark Freeport Philippines. One of the favorite places to visit in Pampanga Clark Freeport is the white building along M A Roxas highway of Clark which houses over 2000 selections of fine vintage wines. The Clark Wine Center is one of the places to visit, a tourist spot and a good shopping place for those staying in Angeles City, Subic or Clark Pampanga.

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Getting to this wine shop in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Philippines from Manila
Getting to the Clark Wine Center wine shop from Manila is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave. From the Clark International Airport DMIA, ask the taxi to drive towards the entrance of Clark going to Angeles City. From Mimosa, just proceed towards the exit of Clark and this wine shop is on the opposite side of the main road M A Roxas.

Best place to buy wine in Clark Pampanga outside Manila near Subic and Angeles City Philippines is Clark Wine Center.

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Clark Wine Center
Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Angeles Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga 2023
0922-870-5173 0917-826-8790 (ask for Ana Fe)

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Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 ask for Rea or Chay

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