The Zero Kilometer Marker is located in Mariveles, Bataan. During World War 2, the invading Japanese forces assembled Filipino and American defenders at this location in 1942, forcing them to marching on foot to Camp O’ Donnell in Capas, Tarlac. The Death March took the lives of almost 10,000 prisoners-of-war along the tragic trail. A marker in honor of the brave, the dignified, the honorable and the undefeated by heart was built to commemorate this infamous chapter in Philippine history. The Zero Kilometer Marker is located next to a Jolibee restaurant and near the Mariveles Municipal Hall. It is located about three hours by vehicle from Manila. It is within walking distance from the Mariveles Mini bus terminal. Continue reading
Originally 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
Mariveles is located in a cove at the southern most tip of the Bataan peninsula and is about 173 kilometers from Manila through the North Luzon Expressway, Gapan-Olongapo Road and Roman Highway. It can also be reached through jet ferry plying the Mariveles to Manila route that has an approximate travel time of 40 minutes.
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The Aytas are called Negritos for their dark skin and kinky hair. They landed on the archipelago more than 30,000 thousand years ago and are thought to be the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines. The Negritos share some physical features with African pygmy populations.
Nowadays, rare is the Ayta wearing traditional clothing: the bahag (loincloth) for men and wraparound skirts for women. They now use urban attire. Ayta women are skilled in Continue reading