Now these are just the basic definition of what Kapampangan is. Because Kapampangan is more than just a noun referring to the People by the riverbanks. It is a collective sense of being. A consciousness not just of an individual but one that is deeply connected with its people and their roots.
Kapampangan is just one of the many diverse people and cultures that make up what is now the Philippines. These diverse indigenous communities and rich multicultural heritage should be treated with the respect, the recognition, and the protection they deserve. For the strength of the Philippines does not lie on just one identity. The Philippines is a country of diverse identities interwoven by history. One identity shouldn't be valued more than the others because as the saying goes, "united we stand, divided we fall" and we are only as strong as our weakest link.
Águman Súlat Kapampángan (Indigenous Kapampangan Script)
Center for Kapampangan Studies
The author of this post, Kirby Araullo, is a proud Filipino of the Kapampangan, Tagalog, Pangasinan, Aeta and Mestizo bloodlines.