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November 6, 1999. Inauguration of MAAP with his Exellency President Joseph Ejercito Estrada as Guest of Honor and speaker.

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On October 23, 2009, R.A 9728 entitled, “An Act of Converting the Bataan Economic Zone located in the Municipality of Mariveles, Province of Bataan into the Bataan Special Economic Zone and Freeport” was passed into law.

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On October 19, 1989, Janine Tugonon, a Filipina beauty queen was born in Orion, Bataan.

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On October 18, 1999, VAdm Eduardo Ma R. Santos, AFP (Ret.), former Philippine Navy Flag Officer in Command ( FOIC), formally assumes as Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP)’s pioneer President.

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Did you know that: On October 13, 1969, the Municipal Resolution No. 154 of the Dinalupihan Municipal Council was passed. The resolution was initiated by Former Mayor Jose C. Payumo, Jr. to create Brgy. Burgos as a regular baranga

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Did you know that: Every October 12, the Municipality of Pilar celebrates its town fiesta.

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Did you know that: On October 10, 1898, Fr. David Varas, was arrested, executed and beheaded by the revolutionaries.

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Did you know that: On October 5, 1838, the friars returned to Bataan and stayed until the Spanish revolution in May 30 1898.

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Did you know that: On October 04, 1917, Limay was founded on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Did you know that: On October 1, 1944, Father Perry Medina became a Priest in his hometown, Samal. He was also assigned as a Parish Priest of St. Nicholas de Tolentino Parish in Mariveles.

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Did you know that: On September 30, 2000, “My Hitch in Hell: The Bataan Death March (Memories of War)” was published by Lester Tenney.

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Did you know that: On September 29,1969, Romeo Roberto “Romi” Garduce was born in San Jose, Balanga. He is among the first three Filipinos to reach the top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

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Did you know that: On September 28, 1960, Archbishop Socrates Buenaventura Villegas, D.D, the 3rd Bishop of Balanga, was born.

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Did you know that: On September 27, 1987, Alberto Mangalinan of Samal, Bataan was featured in Los Angeles Times. The article was entitled, “ A New War Brings More Suffering to Bataan Town.”

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Did you know that On September 25, 1944, Benjamin M. Alonzo was born in Balanga, Bataan. He is the 12th Vice Governor of Bataan.

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Did you know that: On September 23, 2011, an exhibit at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture showcased the Art Collection of Ben Steele, a Bataan Death March Survivor, whose been drawing his memories as a Prisoner of War (POW) in the Philippines.

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Did you know that: On September 21, 2007, the Government Recognition (GR) No. 024 Series of 2008 was awarded to the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) to conduct and operate the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and Engineering (BSMTE) program effective SY 2008-2009 signed by Nenalyn P. Defensor, CHED Commissioner.

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Did you know that: On September 20, 1997, USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship was commissioned. The ship was named to honor, the defense of the Bataan Peninsula during the World War II.

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Did you know that: On September 18, 1993, Richard H. Landau dies at 79 in Century City, California, USA. He is the writer of the film “Back to Bataan”, a story about the World War II in Bataan. It was released throughout the USA and other countries.

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Did you know that: On September 17, 1945, after forty (40) months of being a Prisoner of War (POW) of the Japanese Imperial Army, Colonel Michael A. Quinn was finally free. He kept a diary throughout his captivity and was published in 1977, entitled “Love letters to Mike: forty months as a Japanese P.O.W, April 9, 1942 to September 17, 1945: the diary of Colonel Michael A. Quinn”.

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Did you know that: On September 16, 1852, the Nuestra Senora del Rosario church and its convent in Orani was badly damaged by the strong earthquake.

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Did you know that: On September 15, 1899, Captain Harry Gouldman and his American troops attacked the municipality of Orion and burned Santo Domingo Church to the ground.

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Did you know that: On September 14, 1987, Samal, Bataan was featured in the New York Times. The article was written by Seth Mydans, entitled “In Insurgent Stronghold on Bataan, a Fierce Battle”

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Did you know that: On September 13, 1941, Congressman Enrique “Tet” Garcia Jr., was born in Poblacion, Balanga. He was elected Congressman representing the Second (2nd) District in 1987. In 1992, he was elected as the Governor of Bataan and he returned to serve as Congressman from 1995 to 2004. In 2004-2013, he served as a three (3) termer Provincial Governor.

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Did you know that: On September 12, 1942, the First Bataan Day Parade was held in the village of Proviso Township High School, Maywood in Illinois.

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Did you know that: On September 11, 1973. Brgy. Santa Rosa in Pilar officially opened the talipapa (small market) to the public.

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Did you know that: On September 7, 2008, Steve Raymond, one of the few remaining survivors of the infamous death march passed away peacefully.

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Did you know that: On September 6, 1983, Alfonso Paguio rested in peace with the Lord. He is the former Mayor of the Municipality of Pilar from 1960-1967.

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Did you know that: On September 6, 1983, Alfonso Paguio rested in peace with the Lord. He is the former Mayor of the Municipality of Pilar from 1960-1967.

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Did you know that: On September 5, 2008, a memorial service was held to honor the retired Chief Master Sgt, Paul Lankford, a Bataan Death March survivor and the first commandant of the Air National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base.

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Did you know that: On September 4, 1975, the Department of Education and Culture (DEC) authorized then Bataan National School of Arts and Trades (BNSAT), now the Bataan Peninsula State University, to offer Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE).

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Did you know that on August 30, 2016, Bataan 1st District Congresswoman Geraldine B. Roman was recently chosen by People Asia magazine as one of their women of style and substance featuring her as the first openly transgender woman in Philippine politics in their August-September issue?

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Did you know that on August 27, 2014 the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) presented the SEATCA ‘Smoke-free City’ Award to Balanga City Mayor Joet Garcia, for “Exemplary commitment to protecting the health of its people by making all enclosed places and outdoor places 100% smoke-free.”?

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Did you know that on August 26, 1945 General Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines to liberate the country including Bataan?

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Did you know that every August 23 Santa Rosa, Pilar celebrates their feast day?

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Did you know that on August 19, 1945 was the last flight of Bataan 1 which was used by the Japanese for transport?

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Did you know that on August 17, 2015 the High Five Program launched by DOH was conducted in Bataan?

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Did you know that on August 15, 2016, 50,000 trees were planted at Tala Orani, Bataan watershed areas?

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Did you know that on August 8, 2008 was the consecration of the altar and solemn dedication of the church of the St. Peter of Verona Parish in Hermosa Bataan?

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Did you know that on August 2,1889, Sabino de Leon Sr. was born in Wakas South in Pilar, who joined the PNP in Manila as the Chief of Police of the Quezon City Police Department in 1924 and later on became 12th Governor of Bataan?

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Did you know that on July 27, 1941 during the battle for Bataan, Roosevelt created a new command when the USAFFE stayed in the Philippines?

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Did you know that on July 24, 1961, Barangays of Daan Bago, Lati, Wakas and Wawa in the Municipality of Orion were established as a regular barangay thru a Municipal Resolution No. 40?

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Did you know that on July 19, 2015, the 39th National Milo Marathon was held in Balanga Bataan?

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Did you know that on July 19, 2015, the 39th National Milo Marathon was held in Balanga Bataan?

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Did you know that on July 18, 2011, the National Youth Cross has arrived and stayed at the St. Joseph Cathedral in the City of Balanga?

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Did you know that on July 17, 1968, Proclamation No. 432 entitled “Amending Proclamation No. 25 Dated April 18, 1968, which established the Mt. Samat National Shrine Reservation situated in the Municipality of Pilar, Province of Bataan, Island of Luzon, by including in the area embraced therein an adjacent parcel land”, was passed and signed by Ferdinand E. Marcos, then President of the Philippines?

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Did you know that on July 16, 1977 the Roman Expressway was completed?

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Did you know that on July 14, 1877 Father Ramon Reixach already suggested the erection of Limay as a mission station like Bagac because it was too far from Orion for a more convenient and efficient ministry?

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Did you know that on July 10, 1942, one of the articles in Chicago Tribune was entitled “ We’re going Back to Bataan”?

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Did you know that on July 8, 1946 Aracdio Herrera, the 16th mayor of Pilar ended his term during this date?