Bataan Technology Park in Morong

Bataan Technology Park MorongIn March 1997, the entire municipality of Morong was proclaimed as the Morong Special Economic Zone (MSEZ), with the Bataan Technology Park as its Main Zone. The Park is home to a resort called, Atmanda Ecopark. This 365-hectare property, is once the site of the Philippine Refugee Processing Center, which offered friendship, hope and new beginnings to some 400,000 refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The Park houses 11 symbolic monuments and shrines constructed by the former Indo-Chinese refugees. Read More Continue reading

Layac Junction War Memorial in Dinalupihan

Layac Junction War Memorial DinalupihanThe first Layac Junction War Memorial was a monument erected at the center of the rotunda in Layac, Dinalupihan in 1946. It symbolized the tragedy that befell Bataan and the gallantry of Filipino and American soldiers who restored democracy in the country. It was built by the 38th Infantry Division, of the United States Army, in memory of the defenders of Bataan who fought the Japanese Army in the area between December 1941 to February 1942. The monument also marked the total liberation of Dinalupihan and Bataan, in general, on February 25, 1945. It was especially dedicated to the following military units who participated in the so-called Battle of Zigzag Pass. The units include the 149th Infantry, 151st Infantry, 152nd Infantry, 113rd Engineer Combat Battalion, 38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, 138th Field Artillery Battalion, Continue reading

Balanga, Bataan

Balanga Wetland Nature ParkThe City of Balanga, capital of Bataan Province, was formerly a visita of Abucay before it was established as a mission of the Dominican Order in the Provincial Charter of April 21, 1714, and later declared as a vicariate on April 18, 1739, under the patronage of Saint Joseph. Upon the establishment of Bataan as a separate province in 1754, Balanga was made its capital by Gen. Pedro Manuel Arandia due to its favorable location at the heart of the new territorial jurisdiction. Balanga is located at the eastern part of the Province of Bataan and lies in the south western part of Central Luzon. Balanga City is bounded on the north by Abucay; on the east by Manila Bay; on the west by the mountains of Continue reading

Montemar Beach Club in Bagac

Montemar Beach Club BagacThe Montemar Beach Club is located in Bagac, Bataan which lies in the southwestern part of Central Luzon, 150.82 kilometers or about a 2 hour drive from Manila. Situated in a 12-hectare cove between the hills of Bagac and the pristine waters of the West Philippine Sea, the Club has an immaculate and private 500-meter stretch of white sand beach with clean and calm waters ideal for swimming and aqua sports. An established leisure spot since the 1980s, Montemar is regarded as the most beautiful white sand beach closest to Manila. Continue reading

History of Mariveles

Mariveles BataanOriginally known as the “Village of Kamaya”, it was founded as a pueblo by a Franciscan Friar in 1578 and was made part of the Corregimiento of Mariveles which includes the towns of Bagac and Morong, the Island of Corregidor, and the town of Maragondon in Cavite.

When Bataan was declared as another province separate from Pampanga pursuant to Superior Decree on July 1754, Mariveles became a part of the new province. It served as the checking point for ships entering or leaving Manila Bay. Continue reading

Coralview Beach Resort in Morong

Coralview Beach ResortCoralview beach resort is the safest beach with fine white sand located in the heart of Morong, Bataan, Philippines. It’s A 20-minutes drive away from the Subic Bay Freeport Zone is the mostly undiscovered, from Subic Bay Philippines and just 10 minutes from the latest Ayala Land 320-hectare development, Anvaya Cove.

Nestled on 2.7 hectares, the resort offers an alternative to friends and family who are looking for a quiet place away from the noisy metropolis. Coral Beach Resort is a highly-regarded vacation facility amongst Continue reading

Bataan Day

Bataan Day PostageThe Bataan Day Celebration is an annual event in Bataan Province. War veterans and their families travel from all over the country to Mount Samat every April 9 to reminisce the past and celebrate the bravery of our soldiers who offered their lives for freedom. Prior to the big day, the Provincial Government and the Provincial Tourism Office sponsor activities like a photo contest and exhibit, quiz bees, beauty pageants, trade fairs, and a drum and bugle competition/exhibition.

Bataan Day is a national holiday in the Philippines. Also known as Araw ng Kagitingan, or Heroes Day, this holiday commemorates Continue reading

How to Get to Bataan

Bataan MapLand transportation is provided by three bus companies: The Philippine Rabbit and Pantranco Bus Liner ply the Bataan-Manila route while the Victory Liner services the Bataan-Olongapo route. An array of mini-buses, jeepneys, and tricycles fill the gaps in the intermunicipal road with Balanga as the Terminal point. Mini buses enroute for Manila, Olongapo, and San Fernando, Pampanga are also available in the capital town.

Travel by air is yet very limited. Bataan has no modern airport, only low standard airstrips and helipads are available to government and private airplanes and helicopters. Continue reading

Mount Silangan in Morong

Mount Silangan MorongMount Silangan is located at Morong in Bataan Province. This mountain is part of the Bataan Natural Park and is a protected area of the province. This mountain is home to the Kairukan Falls, an 80-foot high waterfall that cascades to a pool of cool water at its base. The Kairukan Falls is a popular destination for trekkers who hike the trails of Mount Silangan.

Bataan Transit Mariveles to Avenida Schedule

Bataan Transit BusBataan Transit Bus has many buses departing from their Mariveles Bus Terminal (in Bataan Province) traveling to Avenida (in Metro Manila). The earliest bus departs at 2:30am, and the last trip departs at 6:30pm. Buses leave at 20 minute intervals. The bus transit schedule is posted below. The times and bus fares for the route is effective as of the date of this post, but may be subject to changes anytime.
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