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The Battle of Bataan represented the most intense phase of Imperial Japan’s invasion of the Philippines during World War II. It left a lot of memories which are commemorated in the areas where they took place:




Sto. Domingo Abucay Church


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The 421-year-old church constructed in 1587 in the rich Spanish style of the day, and a living witness to the massacre of more than 200 native defenders from the hands of Dutch invaders on June 16, 1647. The church is one of the oldest in the Philippines and housed the first printing press which outdated any single printing press in the United States.



Maria Canon Statue


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A monument erected for the repose of the many WW II dead souls on the fields of Gabon, Abucay. It was built by Mie-kin Daichi Shichmucho of the Japanese Sohtahsih sect in September 1970. – Read More:



Philippine-Japanese Friendship Tower


Bataan Philippine-Japanese Friendship TowerPhoto from:


Symbol of reconciliation, peace, and friendship between Japan and the Philippines after the events of World War II.


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The Historical Province of Bataan

World War II Historical Places in Bataan

Wonderful Beaches and Resorts in Bataan

Other Interesting Places in Bataan

Special Events and Festivals in Bataan

Having Fun in Bataan

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