An American university student waits for final instructions before taking a picture of the group who visited Camp O' Donnell in Tarlac where thousands of Filipino and American soldiers were held in detention immediately after the Fall of Bataan. (Bernard Testa, InterAksyon)
THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH was a tragedy of epic proportions with 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war forcibly transferred, on foot, by the Imperial Japanese Army to Bataan. Even as the American and Filipino troops repelled the Japanese for several months, they were forced to retreat to wait for supplies and reinforcements. But the Japanese had cut off all routes to the Philippines, preventing a rescue by U.S. Military and the troops were forced to surrender on April 4, 1942.
20 Hidden Tourist Destinations in the Philippines. Since then, it has reaped accolades and garnered international attention. In an annual list of smartest campaigns in the world released by marketing intelligence service Warc, the tourism campaign ranked third out of 100 in 2014. At its core, the success of the campaign is attributed to the Filipinos’ values that include love for their own homeland. There are a lot of fun things to do around the country and here’s a short list that prove…
Joe Bataan: Mr. New York is Back [DVD] [Eng/Spa], 11766483
Ranger Busters Double Feature : Texas to Bataan/Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona [DVD]
Rescue workers found a 77-year-old man alive on Thursday who had survived on coconuts for two days after a powerful typhoon ravaged the south of the Philippines killing 332 people, with hundreds missing. A group of rescue volunteers lifted Carlos Agang to safety after they found him, in a tattered shirt with a fractured leg and bruises, clinging to a boulder by a river in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley, the province worst hit by typhoon Botha.