Bataan

Bataan Province is in the Philippines.

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Bataan Corregidor

Understand

After Japan invaded the Philippines in December 1941, the combined US and Filipino forces were being gradually overrun and General Douglas MacArthur moved his troops to the Bataan Peninsula in an attempt to hold out until a relief force could be sent from the US. Japanese forces started a siege of the peninsula on January 7, 1942, and launched an all-out assault on April 3, a few months after the Battle of the Points. The majority of the American and Filipino forces surrendered on April 9 and were forced to march more than 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Bataan to Tarlac, which became known as the Bataan Death March.

Get in

'By car

Bataan is a little bit over two hours away from Metro Manila. From Manila, you can drive to North Luzon Express Way and exit to San Fernando. From San Fernando take the National Road straight to Bataan. From North Luzon Express Way you can also exit to Dau and take the SCTEX. Once in SCTEX exit in Dinalupihan. Dinalupihan is already Bataan.

By bus

Getting to Bataan by bus takes around three hours. There are bus lines, specifically Genesis and Bataan Transit, in Cubao, Pasay and Manila that offers daily trips to Balanga City and Mariveles Bataan. The fare going to Balanga costs 195 Php as of April 2009 from Avenida, Manila terminal.

By ferry

As of April 2009, the ferry boat going to Bataan is not operational.

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