is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines
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. According to the latest census, it has a population of 102,962 people in 15,686 households.
Porac is the largest town in Pampanga. It is bordered by Mabalacat, Angeles City and Bamban, Tarlac in the North, San Marcelino and Botolan the towns of Zambales to the West, Bacolor and Santa Rita to the East, and Guagua and Floridablanca to the South. The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway
The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway is a four-lane expressway north of Manila, in the Philippines. Its southern terminus is at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales, it passes through the interchange with the North Luzon Expressway near the Clark Special Economic Zone in Angeles City, and its...
or SCTEx traverses this town. Notable residents include Former governor and Senator Lito Lapid
, and former governor Mark Lapid. Porac Pampanga was among the largest Municipalities in the Archipelago before it was divided into separate municipalities, A portion of Mount Pinatubo
Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. It is located in the Tri-Cabusilan Mountain range separating the west coast of Luzon from the central plains, and is west of the dormant and...
is in the municipality.
Porac is politically subdivided into 29 barangay
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- Babo Pangulo
- Babo Sacan (Guanson)
- Calzadang Bayu
- Dolores (Hacienda Dolores)
- Manibaug Libutad
- Manibaug Paralaya
- Manibaug manila
- Mitla Proper
- Model Community (Tokwing)
- Pulung Santol
- San Jose Mitla
- Santa Cruz
- Sepung Bulaun (Baidbid)
- Siñura (Seniora)
- Villa Maria (Aetas)
- Inararo (Aetas)
- Sapang Uwak (Aetas)
The town of Porac has two distinct climates, rainy and dry. The rainy or wet season normally begins in May and runs through October, while the rest of the year is the dry season. The warmest period of the year occurs between March and April, while the coolest period is from December through February.
Home of Mekeni Food Corporation
The Mekeni Food Corporation is an "AAA" Meat Processing Plant accredited with the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS). Being classified under the "AAA" category, it is qualified to market its products, not just in the local, but in the international market as well. This means that it is compliant to all government regulatory requirements to assure food quality and safety in its operations (Sun Star, 2006).
Porac has a Hilly to Mountainous Terrain on majority of its plains. Most Rivers if not all are heavily silted by Mudflow. Tourist spots include Dara falls and Puntong Miyamit, Babo Pangulo offers a view of Porac and Mount Negron.