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.

 

One Planet City Challenge 2019 - 2020
March 19, 2019
On behalf of the Climate Change and Energy Unit of WWF-Philippines, I wish to invite all cities to join the One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) 2019-2020.
Earth Hour 2019 Switch-Off Event
March 18, 2019
In support of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Philippines’ upcoming Earth Hour celebration on 30 March 2019, I invite all city governments to:
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UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women 2018 Call for Proposals
December 10, 2018
The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women ('UN Trust Fund') is calling for project proposals under its 22nd grant cycle. The call looks into organizations to fund which can implement projects under the three programmatic areas of its 2015-2020 Strategy:
EOI to become a Pilot City on localizing SDGs for Sustainable Urban Resource Management in Asia
August 30, 2018
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) are inviting interested cities to become a pilot city for the project "Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into local action in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific."
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