This week, the Kapampángan city of Mabalacat celebrates the Balacat Festival which honors the origin of the city’s name, the balacat tree.
BALAKAT • (buh-LAH-kuht)
a tree, Ziziphus talanae; the origin of Mabalacat City’s name
Derived Kapampángan Place Name:
MABALACAT • (muh-buh-LAH-kuht)
a city in Pampanga province, Philippines whose name literally means “full of balacat trees”
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