Angeles City claims ‘sisig’ as ‘cultural heritage’
The Angeles City government has proclaimed “Sizzling Sisig” as its “Intangible Cultural Heritage.”
Sunstar reported that the city council unanimously approved on final reading Ordinance No. 405, Series of 2017, declaring “Sisig Babi as an Intangible Heritage of Angeles.”
The ordinance seeks to safeguard the original pork sisig recipe as part of Kapampangan culinary history and a tourist attraction.
It also provides for an Annual Sisig Festival/Sisig Fiesta every last week of April.
According to the ordinance, the word “sisig” was part of Kapampangan vocabulary as early as 1732, based on Fray Diego Bergano’s Vocabulario de la Lengua Pampanga.
It is believed sisig originated in Angeles City, where it was first served as “pulutan.”
The Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO) is planning to join this year’s Unesco Creative City for Gastronomy.