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
Clark, Pampanga: (045) 499-6200
Mobile/SMS: 0977-837-9012
Ordering: 0977-837-9012 / 0917-520-4393
Manila: (632) 8637-5019

4 HAU publications finalists in National Book Awards

ANGELES CITY — Four books published by Holy Angel University (HAU) are competing for this year’s National Book Awards in three different categories.

The books are: Aro Katimyas Da! A Memory Album of Titled Kapampangan Beauties 1908-2012 by Alex R. Castro (Leisure Category); Galé at Gósu: Para Karing Mal a Patulunan by Crispin Cadiang (Non-Fiction Prose, Kapampangan Category); Kawatasan: Obrang Poeta Laureado by Joel Mallari (Poetry, Kapampangan Language Category) and Diwang Kayanakan Kawatasan Kapampangan: Sunis 1 by Roilingel Calilung, Adrian Lee Magcalas and Ernie Sabandal (Poetry, Kapampangan Language Category).

The National Book Award is the Philippines’ most prestigious prize for excellence in book writing, publishing and design. It is jointly given by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC), whose members include National Artist Virgilio Almario, Cirilo Bautista, Isagani R. Cruz, Resil Mojares, Juaniyo Arcellana, Alfred Yuson and Danton Remoto.

The University won a total of six National Book Awards since it started publishing in 2003, including last year’s Pinatubo: The Volcano in Our Backyard (Science Category) by Robby Tantingco. Aside from science, the other categories where HAU has won or become a finalist in the National Book Awards are: translation, biography, history, fiction and the professions.

It is the first time that the National Book Development Board has opened the literary categories to Kapampangan books. The Center for Kapampangan Studies (CKS) submitted all Kapampangan-language books for consideration, whether published by the Center or not.

Castro’s book Aro Katimyas Da, although formally launched last month, was published before the NBDB’s deadline of April, 2013. It competes against four formidable co-finalists in the Leisure Category, all published by Anvil Publishing.

“Holy Angel University can take pride in being able to compete alongside publishing giants like Anvil, UST, Ateneo and UP, despite its being a neophyte in the business, and based outside Manila, and run by a tiny group of rookie but dedicated staff,” CKS director Robby Tantingco said.

Castro’s Aro Katimyas Da! chronicles the long tradition of Kapampangan beauty queens while Cadiang’s Galé at Gosu is an anthology of original Kapampangan songs performed during All Saints Day. Mallari’s Kawatasan is a collection of poems written by Kapampangan poets laureate while Calilung, Magcalas and Sabandal’s Diwang Kayanakan features the works of young Kapampangan poets.

The other HAU books that have won the National Book Awards, aside from Tantingco’s Pinatubo, are: Gloria: Roman Reyes’ Kapampangan Translation of Huseng Batute’s Verse Novel (ed. Virgilio Reyes), A Cofradia of Two: Oral History on the Family Life and Lay Religiosity of Juan D. Nepomuceno and Teresa G. Nepomuceno of Angeles (Erlita Mendoza), Fray Francisco Coronel’s Arte y Reglas: Kapampangan Grammar and Rules circa 1621 (trans. Fr. Edilberto Santos), Fray Diego Bergaño’s Vocabulario de Pampanga en Romance (trans. Fr. Venancio Samson – special citation) and The Law and Practice on Philippine Corporate Governance (Atty. Cesar Villanueva).

The winners this year will be announced by the NBDB after final rounds of deliberation.


Place to go during Holy Week in Philippines is Clearwater Resort in Clark Pampanga near Manila where there are plenty of things to do during Easter Holidays and throughout the whole summer too.


Manila residents, local and foreign tourists visiting Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines frequently visit the famous lake of Clark Freeport to unwind and relax.  Families with children organize reunion and retreat in the famous Clearwater Resort.


Travel groups highly recommend Clark Pampanga as safe and clean vacation destination in Philippines. Best private resort in Pampanga is Clearwater, a 13-hectare lake property, child friendly with beach, picnic grounds and small number of cottages.  Today, Clark is no longer just a golfer’s paradise, it appears to tourists and visitors who are not just interested to play golf in one of the best golf courses in Pampanga.



Frequently visited private resort in Manila is Clearwater, highly recommended by travel guide for residents of Manila, local and foreign tourists visiting Clark Pampanga for day trip or overnight stay.  Parents enjoy a good round of golf in one of the best golf courses in Pampanga while children enjoy the outdoor picnic facilities of the best hotel near Manila, Philippines.



Popular beach resort in North Luzon for company outings and family retreats during Holy Week and Easter Holidays this year is Clearwater located in the safe and convenient destination of Pampanga Clark Philippines just 70 minutes from Manila.


Quiet place for rest and relaxation near Manila, in Subic, Angeles City Pampanga and Clark Philippines is something that residents of Manila travelling to the north for a short getaway are looking for.



For reservations, comments and inquiries,


Clearwater Resort & Country Club

Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,

Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,

Pampanga, Philippines 2023


Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403  0922-870-5177


Manila Sales Office

3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,

Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605

(632) 637-5019   0917-520-4393  Rea or Chay


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Getting to this hotel in Clark Philippines

After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection.  Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road.  YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down.   Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.



For inquiries and bookings, <a href=””>Youmay click here to contact Clearwater Resort for inquiries and reservations</a>


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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list.  It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone.  For more information, visit <a href=””></a>


YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines  <a href=””></a>


While in Clark, one might as well add to the itinerary a visit to the famous Clark Wine Center, the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.

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