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.

 

2019 Climate Action Summit
September 12, 2019
The 2019 Climate Action Summit this 23rd of September will showcase national and local efforts across the globe in responding to the current global climate emergency.
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.
 MEMO
Invitation to Attend the International Disaster Conference 2019
October 29, 2019
The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) are inviting you to attend the International Disaster Conference 2019 on 21 November 2019 at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City.
Needs Assessment Survey on Air Quality and Local Climate Change Planning
October 29, 2019
The League is inviting member cities to answer a quick survey developed by Clean Air Asia, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability-East Asia Secretariat (ICLEI-EAS) to help identify the needs of cities in incorporating air quality in local climate change plans.
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