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For History and for Pleasure

A November 2006 trip to Bataan by RaquelKato

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Quote: I recently visited Bataan to participate in a Pawikan (Philippine Sea Turtle) Conservation Project, managed by Montemar Beach Club. Together with my husband and his colleagues from his Rotary Club district, we headed off to this environment-friendly place and had a great time.

For History and for Pleasure

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Bataan is a province in the Philippines known for its dramatic participation in local history. You will notice Death March markers along the main roads of Bataan. These markers remember the brave Filipino soldiers who treaded that route when Bataan fell onto the hands of the Japanese in World War II. The Memorial Cross at the Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor) stands mightily on top of Mt. Samat. This 92m structure can be seen on the main road on your way to the beaches in Bataan. It was built in 1966 in memory of the soldiers of World War II. Those memories of bravery are matched by the timeless beauty of the beaches in Bataan. Fine sands and sparkling seas are c...Read More

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In November 2006, my husband and I went off to Montemar Beach Club in Bagac, Bataan. More than just a leisure trip, this outing was primarily to attend the Grand Pawikan Fest, a special project to relate the importance of the “pawikan” (Philippine sea turtle), not only to the locals of Bataan, but to everyone in the Philippines. My husband and I learned about this Pawikan Conservation Project from colleagues in his Rotary Club District. As Rotarians, they have been constantly searching for worthwhile activities that they can participate in to help the society progress in any way possible. According to the management of Montemar, this project started when they noticed turtle hatc...Read More

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RaquelKato

RaquelKato
Metro Manila, Philippines

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