Infobox Philippine province
name = Bataan
sealfile = Ph_seal_bataan.png
Central Luzon(Region III)
pop2000 = 557,659
pop2000rank = 46th largest
popden2000 = 406
popden2000rank = 12th highest
areakm2 = 1,373.0
arearank = 11th smallest
hucities = 0
municipalities = 11
barangays = 237
districts = 2
languages = Tagalog,
Kapampangan, Spanish, English
Enrique T. Garcia jr.( Lakas-CMD)
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_map_bataan.png
Bataan is a province of the
Philippinesoccupying the whole of "Bataan Peninsula" on Luzon. The province is part of the Central Luzonregion. The capital of Bataan is Balanga Cityand is bordered by the provinces of Zambalesand Pampangato the north. The peninsula faces South China Seato the west and encloses its arm, Manila Bay, to the east.
Battle of Bataanis famous in history as one of the last stands of American and Filipino soldiers before they were overwhelmed by the Japanese forces in World War II. The Bataan Death Marchwas named for this province, where the infamous march started.
Bataan is politically subdivided into 11 municipalities and 1 component city.
Bataan Peninsulais a rocky extension of the Zambales Mountains, on Luzonin the Philippines. It separates the Manila Bayfrom the South China Sea. The peninsula features Mount Natib(1,253 m) in the north and the Mariveles Mountainsin the south, which includes Mount Samat, the location of the historical marker for the Bataan Death March.
Mariveles, at the tip can be reached through jet ferry plying the Mariveles to Manila route that has an approximate travel time of 40 minutes.
Limahong, a Chinese pirate used Bataan as the launching point for his attempt to conquer Luzon, which was unsuccessful. In 1647, Dutch naval forces landed in country in an attempt to seize the islands from Spain. The Dutch massacred the people of Abucay in Bataan.
The province of Bataan was established in
1754by Governor-General Pedro Manuel Arandia out of territories belonging to Pampangaand the "corregimiento" of Mariveles which, at the time, included Maragondon, Caviteacross the Manila Bay.
World War II
Shortly after the Japanese Army invaded the country in December
1941, the combined forces of Filipino and US forces were being gradually overrun and General Douglas MacArthur decided to make Bataan the site of a last stand. (See Battle of the Philippines (1941-42).) On January 7, 1942, Japanese forces started the siege of the peninsula. On April 3the Japanese began an all-out assault on the American and Filipino troops left on the peninsula. Bataan fell on April 9and the Bataan Death Marchbegan. About 70,000 captured American and Filipino soldiers were forced to march more than a hundred kilometers from Bataan to Tarlac.ASDA
Partial list of Higher Educational Institutions in the province of Bataan. [The list is based on the directory of Higher Education Institutions for Region III - Central Luzon, academic year 2005-2006 (as of January 2006).]
AMA Computer Learning Center
* Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies
* Bataan Agricultural College
* Bataan Heroes Memorial College
Bataan Peninsula State University
* Bataan State College
* BEPZ Multinational School (Cadena de Amor, Bataan Economic Zone 2106 Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines)
Colegio de San Juan de Letran- Abucay
* Kalayaan College in Bataan
* Limay Polytechnic College
* Microcity Computer Colleges Foundation
* Northern Bataan Institute
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Bataan
Tomas del Rosario College
* SOFTNET College of Science and Technology
* St. Joseph College of
* STI College - Balanga
*First Abucay Catholic Church (The 411-year old Church)
Mount Samat- Shrine of Valor (Pilar, Bataan)
*Zero Kilometre Death March Marker (Mariveles)
Natural-made places of interest
*Pasukulan Falls (Abucay, Bataan)
*Sibul Spring (Abucay, Bataan)Balong Anito (mariveles, bataan)
*Abucay County Resort (Abucay, Bataan)
*Annjoline's Resort (Orani, Bataan)
*Big Splash Resort (Orani, Bataan)
*Baranda Resort (Limay, Bataan)
*Bataan Greenhills Resort (Inisay, Abucay, Bataan)
* [http://www.bataanwhitecorals.com/ Bataan White Corals Beach Resort] (Morong, Bataan)
*Bay Spring Resort (Mariveles, Bataan)
*Benipres Beach Resort (Orion, Bataan)
* [http://www.coralviewmorong.com/ Coralview Beach Resort] (Morong, Bataan)
*Castle's Beach Resort (Saysain, Bagac, Bataan)
*Farmlandia Resort (Hermosa, Bataan)
*Joyous Resort (Balanga, Bataan)
*Lavinia Resort (Orani, Bataan)
* [http://www.montemarbeach.com/ Montemar Beach Resort] (Bagac,Bataan)
* [http://www.morongstar.com/ Morong Star Beach Resort] (Morong, Bataan)
*Paran Resort (Samal, Bataan)
*Raven Resort (Abucay, Bataan)
* [http://www.summersearesort.com/ Summer Sea Beach Resort] (Morong, Bataan)
*Sunmoon Beach Resort (Bagac, Bataan)
*Villa Amanda Resort (Abucay, Bataan)
* [http://www.thewaterfrontbeachresort.com/ Waterfront Beach Resort] (Morong, Bataan)
People and culture
Famous people in Bataan
Tomas Pinpin(Abucay) [ [http://www.mybataan.com/content/view/96/235/ Pinpin - The prince of Filipino printers] ] - the "Prince of Filipino Printers" or the "Patriarch of Filipino Printing." He learned the art of printing about the end of 1608 in the Dominican-owned printing press in Abucay. In Abucay, Father Blancas employed in 1609 young Pinpin as an apprentice at the printing shop and taught him the art of printing. Later, the main elementary school in Abucay was named after him, Tomas Pinpin Memorial Elementary School. His statue can be found in the quadrangle of this elementary school.
Kerby Raymundo(Orion) - PBA multi-awarded player, power forward, member of the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giantsand the Philippines national basketball team.
Romi Garduce(Balanga) - mountain climber who reached Mount Everest.
Mel Tiangco(Pilar) - popular television newscaster and television host; head of GMA Kapuso foundation.
Glenn Bautista[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Bautista] [ [http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Glenn_Bautista Bautista at WikiPilipinas] ] - Multi-awarded visual artist from Orion, Bataan. About his art: "In time, it became clear that the art of Glenn Bautista[ [http://www.glennabautista.com/ Bautista's website] ] is not one for the academically conservative and tradition-bound. Rather, it extends an invitation to the adventurous, being avant-garde in a quite inconspicuous way. More so, it has made a lasting mark on figurative art in the country today for it has opened numerous options. It has also engaged in the lively, exciting and highly original synthesis. Bautista, at present, devotes much of his time giving free art lessons to children and adults in Paranaque City. Glenn was a nominee for the prestigious 2005 National Artist Award of the Philippines in the field of Visual Arts as a result of recommendations received from some civic and religious organizations where he has been involved with who are appreciative of his works and efforts."
*Dr.Rafael de Leon (Pilar) - The first Filipino who won the
100 meter dash, in the 1936 Olympic Gamesin Berlin.
*Gary David (Dinalupihan) - Philippine Basketball Association Multi awarded Player, Mr Pure energy and The King of PBA!
Bataan Death March
Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
Battle of Bataan
Geography of the Philippines
Provinces of the Philippines
Bataan Provincial Expressway
* [http://www.bataan.gov.ph Bataan Official Website]
* [http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view/20080123-114233/3-dead-30-hurt-in-Bataan-road-mishap inquirer.net, 3 dead, 30 hurt in Bataan road mishap]
* [http://www.gmanews.tv/video/17123/3-killed-in-Bataan-road-mishap GMA News, 3 killed in Bataan road mishap - 01/23/2008] (in Filipino)
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