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Information about Clark Freeport Zone

4.8
16 Google reviews
Type
Point Of Interest
Location
Bldg 2122, C.P. Garcia St., Clark Freeport Zone, East Quirino, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat
Opening Hours
Monday: Closed; Tuesday: 9:10 AM – 6:00 PM; Wednesday: Closed; Thursday: Closed; Friday: Closed; Saturday: Closed; Sunday: Closed
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.8
Number of reviews
16

Clark Freeport Zone

 

The Clark Freeport Zone is a former US airbase that has been redeveloped into a modern industrial estate in Pampanga. It has been converted into a center for leisure, fitness, entertainment and gaming in Central Luzon. 

 

Location

Approximately 80 kilometers north of Manila, Clark is situated in the heart of Philippine’s Central Luzon region. Clark is part of the province of Pampanga, located on the northwest side of Angeles City and on the west side of Mabalacat City. It is bounded on the north by Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, Bulacan on the east, Bataan by the south and on the west by Zambales. 

Clark covers a land area of 30 square kilometers, almost the size of Singapore. It is in a strategic location as an entry point for regions in the Asia Pacific. Clark may be easily accessed via the new Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) from Metro Manila. 

 

History

In 1898, Clark was first established as a U.S. military camp for the 5th Calvary after the Spanish-American War. The base was first named as Clark Field in 1918, after Major Harold M. Clark, a pre-World War I pilot. 

After the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991, the air base was shut down. As a result, the base was turned over to the Philippine government on November 26, 1991 and was converted into a free port and special economic zone.

Eventually, on March 20, 2007, the Clark Air Base was renamed to Clark Freeport Philippines under the administration of the then-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. This development allowed investors to enjoy tax-free and other duty-free privileges. Since then, Clark Freeport Zone has attracted a great number of foreign and domestic investors. 

 

Other Activities

Clark Freeport Zone offers a lot of activities and sites to visit. Experience a unique theme park in the style of a Filipino village when you visit Nayong Pilipino, where you can immerse yourself in the different cultures and regions in the Philippines. You may also visit the various historical landmarks in the area such as the Salakot, a monument that symbolizes the Philippine-American friendship. Enjoy a game at the casino then relax at the wellness spas in the area. There are also many theme parks and historical buildings that you may visit while you are in Clark.