Pampanga’s Best founder ‘Apung Lolet’ dies

Pampanga’s Best founder ‘Apung Lolet’ dies

Pampanga's Best

Leticia Hizon, founder of Pampanga's Best, dies at age 84

The founder of famed tocino maker Pampanga’s Best, Leticia “Apung Lolet” Hizon, died at the age of 84.

Apung Lolet reportedly succumbed to renal failure.

“As the founder of Pampanga’s Best and the one who formulated the original tocino, her contribution to the Philippine economy is immeasurable. Likewise, her influence on Filipino cuisine cannot be overstated,” the company said.

“Her smile, charisma, and love for people have made a mark in the food industry.”

Pampanga’s Best was founded in 1967 by Apung Lolet and her husband Angelo Hizon Jr. Known for its tocino, Pampanga’s Best has been a staple brand for many Filipinos. 

The matriarch is survived by her husband, their 12 children, 61 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. – Marc Aguilar/

Marc Aguilar is a Rappler intern. He is a communication student from St. Paul University Quezon City.