Angeles is also the hometown of famous authors and writers such as Dr. Quiason, Director of the National Library of the Philippines, Don Mariano Henson, Jose F.
Sanchez, Renato Tayag, Mariel Nepomuceno-Francisco and her celebrated siblings, movie scriptwriter and actress Raquel Nepomuceno-Villavicencio, Patricia Nepomuceno-Sutter of Maryland and Austria, Genealogy researcher and Kapampangan language and culture advocate Marc D. Rosmer of South Carolina , an accomplished United States Air Force historian who wrote "Annotated Pictorial History of Clark Air Force Base 1899 - 1986" is an unofficial adopted son of Angeles City and the town of Mabalacat, Pampanga. Rosmer is a strong advocate of the propagation of Kapampangan language and culture who actively participate in K-List daily discussions via the Internet.
It was founded as a Spanish pueblo in 1867 but reorganized later into a bigger area in December 1878 during the administration of General Domingo Moriones y Murillo as Spanish Governor of the Philippines .
Most of the town people now are engaged in farming or gainfully employed in business enterprises and at Basa Air Base of the Philippine Air Force.
Benito Pangilinan, Director of Bureau of Education and Undersecretary of Education, General Narciso Cabrera; General Edgar D. Remedios Espiritu Galang, the first woman councilor of Apalit. Arayat , the legendary home of the beautiful fairy, Mariang Sinukuan.
Angeles City, with a land area of 64.33 square kilometers and the hometown of 267,788 people per the Year 2000 Census, had its humble beginning as an outlying village called Culiat of the town of San Fernando in 1796 when Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda and his courageous wife, Dona Rosalia de Jesus de Miranda started clearing the woodland and cultivated the area for rice and sugar farming.
This premier city, chartered on June 22, 1963, was once the site of a large portion of the defunct Clark Air Force Base of the USA which has been developed as a major industrial and commercial center with an international airport under the leadership of Brigadier General Romeo Soliman David of San Fernando, Pampanga during the administration of President Fidel Ramos which lasted through the end of June, 1998. Emmanuel Angeles, president of Angeles University Foundation also served with distinction as president of Clark Development Corporation during the early years of the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Angeles City has first-class hotels, fine dining, good recreation centers and several institutions of higher learning.
Among its many points of interest, is a miniature San Francisco-like bridge and a Wild Duck Sanctuary where thousands of wild ducks make their home.
The town has also centuries-old Spanish houses with antiques and relics.