NorthPine Land Inc Showcases Montana Views in an Appreciation Tour of Pampanga

by - October 04, 2016

Looking for your dream house that you can call your own will be one of the biggest decision you will ever make in your life. Thank goodness there are real estate firms like Northpine Land, Inc. who can give you perspectives and let your dreams come to life.

NorthPine Land, Inc. (NLI) is one of the leading and most trusted real estate companies in the Philippines. They are committed to providing premium communities most especially to the middle-income market.

Last September 3, 2016, NLI hold a Bloggers Appreciation Tour in the culinary capital of the Philippines – Pampanga where one of their land development and residential housing Montana Views is located.

Montana Views is a residence of promise with its gorgeous line-up of Modern American Country model houses and attractive amenities such as pocket parks, basketball court and swimming pool.  Amid its soothing environs is its proximity to the city proper which is only 6.5 kilometers away.

A stunning property nestled in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, this new residential project of NorthPine Land is their maiden project in Central Luzon. It has model houses like the Quincy, Lindsey, Bryn, and Aven.

For over two decades, NLI has carved its niche with various landmark developments in the South Luzon as well as in Eastern Manila areas.

With their mission of making your dreams come to life by providing homes and improving the quality of life, their vision is to be one of the country's trusted property developer for the middle-income communities.

Montana Views is an expansive property is currently being developed and offers a refreshing view of the majestic Mount Arayat. It is a new kind of lifestyle for future residents in Pampanga and a home for bright opportunities in life, in short, it’s “Life shines anew.”

Future expansion and development should be expected for Montana Views. When completed, the neighborhood will have stylish and well-functional amenities such as pocket parks, basketball court and swimming pool. The development for Montana Views was set in motion early this year.

Montana Views is situated at Brgy. Calulut City of San Fernando bordering Mexico, Pampanga, the property is just a few turns away from MacArthur Highway. This makes daily destinations accessible as San Fernando’s city proper is just 6.5 kilometers away. And wouldn’t you know it, it also near Manila.

With Montana Views easy accessibility to any point in Pampanga, we also have the opportunity to visit several of its famous to-go landmarks and a rolled-into-one religious, cultural and culinary trip. And we feel like a tourist during the tour because we have a tour guide, can you believe it? Renown history buff Richard Pomar Burgos of the DOST’s Science and Technology Information Institute was our official tour guide.

After visiting NorthPine Land’s maiden property development Montana Views, our next tour commenced and we visited the following:


One of the places included in my bucket list, Betis Crafts is a must-visit store if you love intricately crafted furniture.

Crafting furniture for more than four decades now, Betis has gained worldwide popularity and a variety of customers all over the world. Betis Crafts is owned by Jose Bituin, a native of San Miguel, Betis, Guagua. Over the years, BCI has mastered the art that captured the taste of world-class designers, hotels and restaurants in many parts of the world including Europe, Middle East and the USA.

Here are the following trivia you should know about Betis Crafts Inc:

Betis Crafts employs 300 highly skilled workers with 7 satellite factories in Concepcion, Tarlac, and produces 3500 pieces per month.
Betis Crafts did the “Solihiya” weaving of the Papal Chair during Pope Francis’ visit.  
Betis also did the Miss Universe Chair in 1994 used by Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen.
Betis did most of the furniture in the Palace of Qatar.


Betis Church or the St. James the Apostle Parish Church is an architectural and religious pride in Guagua, Pampanga and declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Commission for Culture and Arts.

Famed for its amazing hand-painted walls and ceiling that depicts stories from the bible, the Betis Church, or St. James the Apostle Parish is often called "the Sistine Chapel of the Philippines."

This Baroque-style church dates back to the mid-1600s and has the most impressive and elaborate ceiling murals and interior paintings. The original ceiling mural was painted by one of the most well-known painters in the late 19th century, Simon Flores where he incorporated Spanish, Latin American, Oriental and European arts in completing the murals. 


Pampanga is known as the culinary capital of the Philippines and here resides the gatekeeper of Kapampangan cuisines, Atching Lilian. Atching Lilian hold the stories from long ago that explain how native Kapampangan dishes came to be.

This is one of my favorite part of the tour as we get to eat heirloom/traditional dishes cooked by no less than Atching Lillian! After devouring delicious dishes like the Sisig, Papaitan, Inihaw na Hito, Steamed Ampalaya to name a few.

Atching Lillian demonstrated to us how to make San Nicolas Cookies, a cookies mould in the figure of a Saint.


It’s nice to be back at Pamintuan Mansion. The last time I was here, it was the office of BSP and we made a personal appearance to the Director after a bank event. Now transformed to a Museum, the Pamintuan Mansion is still as eerie and lovely as the first time I’ve been here. I love old houses and this is one of the most preserved heritage house you will enjoy visiting. More than 120-year-old, the Pamintuan Mansion was a gift by Don Florentino Torres Pamintuan and Valentina Torres to their son Florentino who was about to get married.

It also has significant historical value since Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo placed the seat of government of the First Philippine Government here for three months in the year 1899.

The museum has nine galleries showcasing the house century-rich history. Accessories, textiles, furniture, clothing and even a music room divides the museum. Can you imagine listening to a song recorded early as 1896? Awesome.

Pamintuan Mansion also have a rooftop with a 360- degree view of the town and we were told that it’s the best seat to enjoy watching the sunset.


There’s only a few schools in the country which houses a museum inside and the Holy Angel University housed not only one but three museums safeguarding the cultural and historical wonders of Pampanga and nearby provinces. Its Center for Kapampangan Studies is a repository of religious and ethnic history of the Kapampangans.

My favorite part is the Vicente Manansala Art Gallery, a National Artist and the famous son of Macabebe, Pampanga. Here you will find an extensive collection of his works and memorabilia.

There’s also a Pinatubo Museum where everything you want to know about Mt. Pinatubo and the time it was erupted can be found here.

It got a little bit weird when we saw the "Death Mask" prominently displayed in the museum. Death Mask depicts the last facial expression of a person and here, the three-death mask of famous Kapampangan such as that of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino (made during his wake at the Sto. Domingo Church), Jaime Cardinal Sin and the King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr. can be seen here

Another interesting historical facts I’ve learned at the Holy Angel University is the proof of existence of the Macabebe Brothers, a group of assassins during the period of American history in the Philippines.


The tour ended up at the Toll House, a restaurant in Pampanga famous for its Baked Mac for a refreshing stop before going back. We also indulged in our trip back with Kabigting’s Halo Halo, a famous halo-halo with just a pastillas as its ingredients.

Overall, it was a wonderful tour and we appreciate NorthPine Land for giving us a tour of Pampanga and seeing how Montana Views can be the place for your dream home.

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