2022, April 9. Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) - Fall of
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12p - Shrine of Valor, Mount Samat -
Design: Philippine Veterans Affairs Office
Layout Artist: Ryman Dominic Albuladora
Coordinator: Jocelyn E. Cacho
Researcher/Writer: Maria Abigail D.
First Day Covers:
ARAW NG KAGITINGAN - 80TH
(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
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.