"We had a great time visiting Mt. Pinatubo with Filipino Travel Center. Everything was
perfect; the driver was on time, it was well organized
and all the details were taken care of. I will recommend
you to my tour operator in Switzerland"
Dr. Serge, Volcanologist,
"My husband and sons had a fabulous day at Mt Pinatubo.
They said it was well organized and we will certainly
recommend it to our friends."
Susan - Manila, Philippines.
"Honestly, everything was perfect including the food
(which was surprisingly amazing) and the showers (so
clean!). This was by far the best tour we have had in
Philippines! Thanks again - we will certainly recommend
you to other friends who are wanting to do the tour."
Jenny, Expat living in Manila.
"The trip yesterday was great, we really enjoyed
the longer trek and incredible scenery. The convenient
pick up and drop in your van made the day perfect! We
will recommend you to all our friends visiting the
Richard, Filipino / American.
"Our GROUP TOUR to Mt. Pinatubo was well organised
and the whole team had a good time. It was a an
excellent team-building exercise and we will recommend
the trip to all our friends."
Raquel, Team Building Trip, Makati.
The 75,000 American and Filipino forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur on Bataan and Corregidor were to become known as the
Battling Bastards of Bataan. The bulk of the soldiers were untrained, unequipped, and communication between the troops was difficult. Many of the U.S. and Filipino soldiers who were left behind felt abandoned and the song below sarcastically reveals the feelings of the weary and hungry soldiers.
After surrendering to the Japanese in Bataan the surviving U.S.
& Filipino soldiers were forced on a brutal march to Camp O'Donnell in Northern Luzon. Of the 70,000 prisoners of war forced on the Bataan Death March nearly 10,000 died. Those who were glad the march was over found no relief; in a little more than a month over 22,000 died in Camp O’Donnell. Disease, exhaustion and torture led to one of the highest rates of POW death in World War II. Liberation for most of the
Battling Bastards of Bataan came in August 1945. One third of the prisoners who were liberated later died within a year, their bodies and minds ravaged by their experiences.
Battling Bastards of Bataan,
No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam,
No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces,
No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces,
And nobody gives a damn. Nobody gives a damn.
Written by Frank Hewlett in 1942
A memorial to the Battling Bastards of Bataan in situated at the Capas
National Shrine in Tarlac a few kilometres from the start of our
trekking point. Our tour will include a visit to the Capas
National Shrine and memorial if requested by our clients.