Angeles City, or more properly, the City of Angeles (in Kapampangan, the local language: Lakanbalen ning Angeles; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Angeles), “is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Pampanga, where it is geographically situated but remains politically independent. It is located in the region of Central Luzon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 411,634 people.” According to World Population Review the population is currently estimated at “509,765. In 1950, the population of Angeles City was 41,844. Angeles City has grown by 20,697 since 2015, which represents a 4.23% annual change”
Angeles was the home of the US Air Force Clark Air Base which is now Clark International Airport after Clark Air Base closed after severe damage from when Mt. Pinatubo erupted on 15 June 1991.
Pinatubo blowing its top covered Angeles and other areas of the provinces of Pampanga and Zambales in ash, another reason the air base closed. The airbase and the volcano were nearly 22 kms apart, as the crow flies.
Angeles is also the home of one of the famous red light districts of S.E. Asia (and no, that was not the reason I moved here), which has survived to a lesser extent, the closing of the air base. There is also a large diaspora of retired Americans, Australians and Europeans living here (just over 1,000 according to the Philippine Retirement Authority. This makes it the perfect home for a variety of cheeseburgers at a variety of prices … as well as the odd ice cold beer.
The price range key is as follows:
|Peso (PHP)||USD Approx|
|0 – 200||$||0 – $4.00|
|201 – 400||$$||$4.00 – $8.00|
|401 – 600||$$$||$8.00 – $12.00|
Let’s start examining them, burger by burger!
Tequila Reef Cheeseburger
Moon’s Bar Cheeseburger
Rob’s Gastropub Cheeseburger
Phillies Sports Bar and Grill
Maxie’s Place Cheeseburger
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