araw ng kagitingan

80th Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2022 ◦ 8:00 a.m. Mount Samat National Shrine, Pilar, Bataan The President of the Republic of the Philippines traditionally leads the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan — the highlight among the series of commemorative events during the Philippine Veterans Week. Being a national observance, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) continue reading : 80th Araw ng Kagitingan

WWII RELICS FORMALLY TURNED OVER TO MT. SAMAT NATIONAL SHRINE

The Regional Explosive Ordnance and Canine Unit 3 (RECU 3) has formally turned over World War II relics to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) during a simple turn-over ceremony held at Mt. Samat National Shrine, Diwa, Pilar, Bataan on 03 September 2021. The WWII relics consisting of two (2) pieces of 75mm Cartridge, and continue reading : WWII RELICS FORMALLY TURNED OVER TO MT. SAMAT NATIONAL SHRINE

79th Araw ng Kagitingan

Mt. Samat, Pilar, Bataan is often teeming with people of all ages, professions, and nationalities for the annual commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor). This national event is traditionally led by no less than the President of the Philippines. This year, the nation will virtually gather through Facebook Live at the Dambana continue reading : 79th Araw ng Kagitingan

Landing in Puerto Princesa

Landing in Puerto Princesa / Puerto Princesa, Palawan When the war broke out, the Japanese took advantage of the island’s strategic location and started to build an airfield in Puerto Princesa City, through forced labor of the American prisoners of War (POWs) from Bataan and Corregidor. The airfield was completed after two years and became continue reading : Landing in Puerto Princesa

Landing in Mariveles, Bataan

Landing in Mariveles, Bataan / Mariveles, Bataan During the Second World War, the municipality of Mariveles served as the temporary camp for the captured Filipino and American soldiers who defended Corregidor and Bataan.  While the 38th Division engaged in final operations to isolate Bataan Peninsula, plans for the role which XI Corps would play in continue reading : Landing in Mariveles, Bataan