I've always wanted to experience celebrating "Araw ng Kagitingan" in Bataan as it is known for it's significant role in Philippines History. That is why, I am so happy and excited to be back in Bataan last week, when I was invited by Bataan's Provincial Tourism Office to join them as they celebrate the "74th Araw ng Kagitingan."
One of the events we attended is the "Parada ng Kagitingan" which was held last April 8th. The parade is a province-wide event held in Bataan Capital, Balanga City and was participated by different government and non-government organizations.
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The event was also attended by several veterans from different towns of Bataan. One of the highlights of the event is a tribute for the veterans in recognition of their significant contribution during World War II.
Also part of the event is the float parade which was participated by the municipalities of Bataan. The floats depict different mythical and historical scenes about the Province of Bataan. Here are the photos of the floats.
Alamat ng Bataan (Municipality of Samal)
Ang Pagkakatatag ng Bataan (Municipality of Abucay)
Bataan sa Panahon ng mga Espanyol (Municipality of Dinalupihan)
Ang mga Amerikano sa Bataan (Municipality of Orani)
Pangamba ng Digmaan (Balanga City)
Guhit Pinas (Municipality of Hermosa)
Unang depensa sa Tangway ng Bataan (Municipality of Bagac)
Tagumpay ng USAFFE sa labanan sa Points and Pockets (Municipality of Orion)
Mt. Samat Lundo ng Kagitingan (Municipality of Pilar)
Death March (Municipality of Mariveles)
Reunion for Peace (Municipality of Morong)
Ang Makabagong Bataan (Municipality of Limay)
Emerging as winners in the float parade are:
- 1st Place - Balanga City
- 2nd Place - Municipality of Samal
- 3rd Place - Municipality of Orion
Thank you to our friends from Bataan Provincial Tourism Office for inviting us to be part of their Araw ng Kagitingan celebrations. 'Til next time!
How to Get to BataanFrom Manila, there are buses (Bataan Transit or Genesis Bus Lines) bound for Balanga or Mariveles, Bataan. Bus terminal can be found in Cubao or Pasay. Travel time is about 3-4 hours and fare is around Php 200-300 pesos.
If you need assistance when visiting Bataan, you may contact:
Bataan Tourism OfficeContact no.: (047) 237-4785 / 237-4476
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