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.

 

Alberto C. Agra
March 27, 2017
Alberto C. Agra is back in pubic service. Last November 7, 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Reclamation Authority, the infrastructure development authority focused on reclamation. He was the former Acting Secretary of Justice, Acting Solicitor General and Government Corporate Counsel.
Call for Applications: YSEALI Professional Fellows Program
February 28, 2017
The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) and International County/City Management Association (ICMA), with the US State Department are opening applications for two Professional Fellows Programs (PFPs) under the Young Southeast Asian Leaders' Initiative (YSEALI)
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13th CBMS - Philippines National Conference
February 14, 2017
The 13th Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) - Philippine National Conference will be held on March 1-3, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Survey on Capacity Assessment for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Assessment (CCA/DRRM)
November 3, 2016
The United Nations-Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has requested the support of the League of Cities of the Philippines to assess the capacities of City Planning and Development Coordinators (CPDCs) or Technical person in charge with Climate Change Adaptation/Disaster Risk Assessment (CCA/DRRM).
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