Sites to be Visited in Bataan


By League of Cities of the Philippines
February 4, 2014


Plaza Mayor de Balanga
Barangay Poblacion, Balanga City, Bataan


Designed to complement the architectural landscape of the city proper, the renewal of the old town plaza into the Plaza Mayor del Balanga is a testament of the City Government’s commitment in preserving its rich cultural heritage. Located at the heart of Balanga City, Plaza Mayor de Balanga is a product of a very successful public-private partnership initiated by the City Government. Adorned with sparkling lights, magnificent 48-jet fountain, playgrounds, and kiddie rides, the new City Plaza has become the center of cultural, educational, and health activities for the inhabitants of Balanga.

 

Balanga City Wetland and Nature Park
Barangay Tortugas, Balanga City, Bataan

 


THE BALANGA CITY WETLAND & NATURE PARK serves as home to a large number of different species of migratory birds and is the very first park in the Philippines that uses nature as an outdoor recreational museum and teaching aid for city residents and visitors. Students from different schools visit the Park to enjoy nature at its most soothing atmosphere. After visiting the mangroves, students embark in activities, which include tree planting and coastal clean-up.

To escape winter months, migratory birds from China and other Asian countries flock the swamps. The Nature Park has been attracting wildlife enthusiasts and tourists. This unique habitat has become a magnet for birdwatchers from the Philippines and other countries in the Asian region.

 

Mt. Samat National Shrine of Valor
(Dambana ng Kagitingan)

Mt. Samat, Pilar, Bataan


A historical mountain located in the town of Pilar, Mount Samat National Park is the dedicated to the fallen Filipino and American soldiers of World War II. Outnumbered, outgunned, and with little food to eat, these valiant soldiers faced their enemies without regard for their own lives. It was said that many soldiers during hand-to-hand combat fought with sticks & stones and even with "teeth and nails."

 

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Barangay Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan

 


Historical principalia or noble class mansions, house of stone or “bahay na bato”, and wooden stilt houses were restored in picturesque settings reminscent of Amorsolo and Juan Luna paintings. These architectural treasures are carefully and painstakingly rebuilt, “brick by brick” and “plank by plank”, now forms part of an open-air museum located in Bagac, Bataan. Currently, there are twenty seven heritage architectures, each full with memories and history found in Las Casas.

 

BI Bares New Travel Rules for LGU Execs, Employees
August 3, 2017
Officials and employees of the Local Government Units (LGU) planning to tour or vacation abroad no longer need to present an authority to travel from their department heads to Immigration Officers at the airports.
Commit to addressing mobility and health with City for Clean Air Certification
July 21, 2017
With rapid urbanization, cities are encouraged to make informed development decisions that will lead to healthy air for their citizens. To date, outdoor air pollution is responsible for 1 in 8 of total global deaths, causing more than 3 million premature deaths worldwide every year.
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7th Eco Forum 2017: Making Cities More Livable 2nd Series
April 11, 2017
The Bridging Leaders for Sustainable Development (BLSD) and BLSD-Governance and Leadership Institute (BLSD-GLI) in partnership with other stakeholders is inviting LCP member cities to participate in its upcoming 7th Eco Forum 2017 on May 25-27, 2017 at Boracay Eco Village Resort and Convention Center, Boracay, Malay, Aklan.
2017 National Roll Out on the Formulation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan Training
April 10, 2017
The League of Cities of the Philippines in partnership with the Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) is pleased to invite you to participate at the 2017 National Roll Out on the Formulation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan Training-Workshop. This 3-day workshop is in consonance with President Rodrigo R. Duterte's priority programs to address global warming and impacts of climate change.
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