Pandan derived its name from specie of Pandan tree, PandanusluzonensisMerr. Its present location is along the Angeles-Magalangroad. The place names of Pandan and Pampang have a good trace of Indonesian connection. As quoted from Fr. Edilberto Santos’ notes: “a geographical and statistical dictionary of the Dutch Indies, published in Amsterdam as late as 1896, contains namesof places in these Indonesian islands which right away bring to mind those found in the above mentioned Philippine province. According to it, there are (in Java) two villages, one river, and one bay bearing the name Pampang: and (in Sumatra) three villagesand one river bearing the name Pampangan.14 There are (in Java) seven villages, a mountain and an island, a cape andan inlet bearing the name Pandan. 

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