Battlefields in Luzon

Battlefields in Luzon, Philippines

Luzon Battlefields

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  • Rynzel G
    Dagupan, Philippines62 contributions
    This place is highly-recommended for people whose fond of historical sites and monuments and as well as long winding and steep road.
    There is no other than any tourist sites near this place, please be advised.
    We had a 2 and a half motorcycle ride from Tagudin National Highway, Ilocos Sur up to this place.
    Please be careful as there are lots of rocks along the road and as well as falling rocks on the side. (not advisable to visit during rainy season)
    The view of the mountains of Cordillera is so majestic and breathtaking. I can say that it is really worth the ride.

    Once you get there, there are few shops that offers food, vegetables and souvenirs.
    There is an entrance fee that is amounting to 10Php(Philippine Peso).
    I would highly recommend you to take your camera as this is a place where you can take Instagram worthy pictures.
    Written 6 May 2018
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  • Invertebrate
    Plano, TX17 contributions
    After watching numerous of the WW-2 movies about Corregidor "Cry Havoc", and "They were Expendable" with John Wayne; I decided to make a visit to the Island of Corregidor in June 2019. My interest was seeing the island where history was made and the neighboring Bataan Peninsula. I had certain places that I wanted to see on the island. The ferry from Manila docked at Corregidor at the north dock. This is the exact dock that Lt JG John Bulkeley on PT-41 transported Gen Douglas MacArthur and his family to Mindanao in 1942. The dock is constructed of concrete with rebar and you can see where it has been repaired numerous times from the war damage of both sides. But, I wanted to walk to the end of it slowly and look back at the island to see what Gen MacArthur must have seen and felt when he stepped onto the PT boat. From the end of the dock you can see Cavite and Mariveles. The trams that give the tour are rapid paced so I was unable to spend much time near the islands north dock. My next point of interest was the Malinta Tunnel east entrance. Good tour but the tunnel is darkened for the video effects and many tripping hazards from old rail tracks down the middle. If you tour try to be near the front so you can hear the tour guide. My interest from the 3rd tunnel lateral on the north side from the east entrance. This was the Headquarters lateral for MacArthur and Gen Wainwright. Several of the Laterals have life-sized people and scenes to exhibit the events of the time. The experience is heighten by the flash and thunder of simulated bomb explosions, the soft hushed murmurs of people talking. Wish I had more time in the tunnel itself, but it is a tour in and out . Lunch for the tour was on the Islands only hotel, it was very very hot day the restaurant and loads of cold water and a buffet type food After I attempted to follow the Bataan Death March route from Mariveles back to Angeles City, it is not well marked and the road is under reconstruction. I want to go back and attempt that route after doing more research and putting some Lat's and Longs into my Garmin. "When I return", I want to spend a night on the islands hotel and see in more detail what is called TOPSIDE. This place was on my bucket list and it was emotional to walk where the US soldiers were from December 1941 till March 1942. The tour guide had excellent knowledge of the island and the period in history that I was interested in.
    Written 17 May 2020
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  • Darrell S
    Fujisawa, Japan14 contributions
    We did the traverse from GDP to Quirino in late July 2018, during the rainy season. Despite the heavy rain, the Jeepneys were still running from Candon to GDP at the regular time at 1PM. It was an interesting experience, mudding through the swollen rivers and muddy uphill dirt roads.

    The Tirad Pass trail is still in good condition for the most part, however the trail after GDP's statue is severely overgrown due to disuse. It's highly likely to get lost as the trail disappears under the overgrown vegetation. If you get lost, remember to backtrack to your last point of orientation, and try to regain the trail.

    From Long's campsite at the highpoint of the pass, the descent route down towards Quirino is still in good condition, as the trail is mostly rocky, and doesn't have much vegetation compared to the GDP side. Also, the trail on the Quirino side quickly terminates on a newly paved road. Be careful when following the road all the way to Quirino town, as there are many loose dogs from the houses along the road. If the owners aren't there to call them back, you might have some serious problems.

    Once in Quirino, I was able to able to find a lodge with a room and shower. When you first enter Quirino from the river, there's a first building on the left, which seems to be a concrete business. They also have an eatery with a lot of tables. Ask for Marline, if she has a room available. If not, search for the Barangay caption and he might be able to help.

    Lastly, there are no direct Jeepneys to Sagada. You'll have to take a bus called The Rising Sun to Cervantes. From there, take a van to Bauko. From Bauko, take a last van to Sagada.
    Written 23 July 2018
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