Living in Baliwag

Amidst the busy city life, Baliwag offers the homey feeling of an old rural town surrounded by green trees and sturdy mountains from Cordillera and Arayat. While enjoying the relaxing ambiance of Mother Nature, people living in Baliwag savors the ease of access in their modern living as they are placed just an inch afar from what they need.

Shopping in Baliwag is always been a favorable consent. SM City Baliwag and the Baliwag Public Market offers vast range of products essentials to the daily shopping of Baliwagenyos. Fresh harvests of fishes, farm and poultry supplies, vegetables, fruits and root crops sold on the public market  and availability of baking and pastry needs, textiles, plastic materials, and other hard to find items attracts not only Baliwagenyos but also locals from other neighboring towns as well.

Hospitals with high technology equipment and electronic facilities were visible within the town as five huge private hospitals like Allied Care Experts (ACE) Hospital, Rugay General Hospital, Castro Maternity Hospital, Marcelo General Hospital and Sagrada Familia Hospital are located throughout the town in addition of its own Baliwag District Hospital located in Carpa Village, Sabang. Private owned clinics of different medical specialties are also found in town like EENT, Dentistry, Maternity, Dermatology and Aesthetics, Veterinary and Pediatrics. The town’s own Malasakit Center is also one of these clinics wherein some minor surgeries and medical practices are conducted for indigent Baliwagenyos.

Baliwag is also a center for education as it homes for many private and public schools from pre-school to college. Different private schools are offering high quality education and well maintained facilities for students that can afford higher price of education. Some of which are decades old schools like the Baliuag University, St. Mary’s College of Baliwag Inc., Fernandez College of Arts and Technology, Montesorri de Sagrada Familia, Immaculate Concepcion School of Baliwag, Baliwag Maritime Academy, Marian College of Baliwag, St. Jean Baptiste Academy, The Little Campus North Bend School, and some others. The town took great importance of providing free education for those who are not capable of paying tuition fees for private schools. Thus, throughout the recent years, Baliwag has successfully built public elementary and secondary schools almost in every barangay for many poverty-stricken  Baliwagenyos. These public schools also include the Baliwag Polytechnic College otherwise known as BTech that offers free tuition fee among Baliwag citizens from senior high school to college.

The feel of indulgent search of picture perfect scenic views is one of Baliwag’s pride. Various tourist attractions encapsulate vivid scenic portraiture of nature’s beauty and modern city lights across the town. The famous Tagaytay like view at the Greenery is one of such Baliwag’s pride. The private owned facility is a famous venue for wedding, debut, and special events. Other private facilities like The Venue, La Jardin, Espacio, and the Pavillion also offers the same venue renting service. Decades old churches like the St. Agustine Parish Church and the Mt. Carmel Church with Roman architecture are also some of Baliwag’s picture perfect site.

Accessibility of transportation routes from Baliwag to any other point of the country is also made possible through the process of integration and innovation to Baliwag transportation. The Baliwag Central Terminal located in front of SM City Baliwag have different modes of transportation vehicle that can transport commuters to its neighboring towns like San Miguel, San Ildefonso, San Rafael, Pampanga, Pulilan, Plaridel, Guiguinto and Manila. Commuters can choose on their favored choice of transport vehicles available like jeepneys, tricycles, UV Express, and provincial buses that come and go through the central terminal. The public market also has two transport terminals wherein Baliwag Transit and Golden Bee can take hundreds of commuters from Baliwag to Metro Manila and vice versa.

Communication modes are also a laudable aspect of Baliwag as a town. Cell sites from different network are placed in every corner of the town creating waves of indestructible network for internet and cellular use. Occurrence of digital cable and fiber lines for faster internet connection are also observed in the whole town by major providers like PLDT, Globe Telecom and Converge. Wireless signals for TV viewing of High Definition experience are also rendered by Cignal and Villarama Cable.

Living in Baliwag is an ease in every possible way. The availability of daily essentials at reach of its townsmen generates more than ten folds of savings on time and financial consumption. The town is a haven for both modern life millennial living and modest living of tranquil peace.

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