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.

 

WaterLinks Forum 2018
August 24, 2018
The 7th WaterLinks Forum will be held from 25-27 September 2018 at the Unilab Bayanihan Center, Metro Manila. The Forum’s theme is: "Solving Asia’s Urban Water Crisis: The WaterFood-Energy-Climate Change Nexus".
CIASP Risk Based Internal Auditing for Local Government Units
August 24, 2018
This program will share with the internal auditors the principles, practices and techniques of conducting a risk-based internal audit as applied to local government units (LGUs).
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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."
7th UCLG-ASPAC Congress on Innovation-driven Development for Sustainable Cities
August 14, 2018
We are pleased to forward the invitation of the United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific for their 7th Congress on Innovation-driven Development for Sustainable Cities slated on 12-15 September 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia.
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