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2022, April 9.  Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) - Fall of Bataan

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles, Sheets of 40



12p - Shrine of Valor, Mount Samat  -  Singles  (40,000)


Design:  Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO)

Layout Artist:  Ryman Dominic Albuladora

Coordinator:  Jocelyn E. Cacho

Researcher/Writer:  Maria Abigail D. Tarroza


First Day Covers:  Manila, Bataan




ARAW NG KAGITINGAN  - 80TH ANNIVERSARY (1942-2022)  (World War II - Fall of Bataan)

Filpino and American forces together defended Bataan from the invasion of the Imperial Japanese Army from January 7, 1942 and for ninety-three days, our defenses encountered violent bombings, shelling, infection, and disease. On April 9, the resistance negotiated its surrender, and this day became known as the "Fall of Bataan'.

In what is now known as the Bataan Death March, the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga.  The prisoners were forced to march despite many dying on the journey.  Only 54.000 survived the 160-kilometer journey.

Aside from this national observance, national shrines have been erected to memorialize the bravery of Filipino and American forces during the four-month-long Battle of Bataan. One of them is the Dambana ng Kagitlngan - or the “Shrine of Valor” located near the summit of Mount Samat in the town of Pilar, Province of Bataan.



  • World War II

  • Bataan Day




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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