Category: Central Luzon

This category describes different geographic places in Central Luzon. I live in Olongapo, Zambales and the provinces of Central Luzon are close and are visited most often by me. So much material from this area will be shown here.

Four Central Luzon History Stories

Four Central Luzon History Stories   The Historic Municipio Building in Angeles Zf728. The Historic Municipio Building in Angeles from Wikipedia. Here are two URLs to refresh your memory or learn about the building history. Courtesy of Wikipedia:   This building is 100 years old ————————————————– I recently had association with or learned about 4 […]

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The First Line of Defense Layac Monument, 2022

Zf707.  Here is an old picture of the First Line of Defense Layac Monument by Gilbert Dizon and from this web page, click here: —————————————————————- The First Line of Defense Layac Monument is finished now and I shot these pictures on the 8th of June 2022. B Before I show the pictures of the newly […]

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US Military Boundary Markers on Luzon

Zf689. The above images of the old but refurbished Death March Marker # 112 is the last one before one reaches the present Capas Memorial Shrine, dedicated to unimaginable suffering of the US and American Soldiers in the Japanese POW Camp O’Donnell. It is reported that approximately 30,000 Soldiers died here while in the hands […]

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Visit to the Ipo Dam in Bulacan, 2018

Zc043. We got a view of the Ipo Dam after all while we are on our way from the gate to the Ipo Dam and then going to the Angat Dam. ————————————————————————————— This was a trip with a friend to explore the eastern side of the province of Bulacan. We wanted to look at all […]

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Botolan Tarlac Road as of 3rd March 2022.

Zf558. My 2017 track, red and my 2022 track, yellow of my walk along the Botolan-Tarlac Road from the Zambales side. ———————————————————– On the 3rd of March 2022 I Inspected the Zambales-Tarlac Road again. A tricycle gave me a ride and I saved approximately 6km of my walk. The concrete seems to be going all […]

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Other WWII Bataan Memorials & Plaques #1

Zf500. GEN. KING SURRENDER MARKER AT LAMAO, BATAAN, Picture # X360 posted in the below linked URL on the 28th April, 2015 entry. ————————————— This album, webpage is for some other WWII memorials & plaques in Bataan, —————————————- Five other memorials/plaques in Bataan! My friend Roger Davis, a member of the Coastal Defense Study Group […]

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Willibald Bill C Bianchi, a Casualty of WWII, Hell Ship Enoura Maru

Zf402. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Willibald Charles Bianchi[1] (March 12, 1915 – January 9, 1945) was an officer in the Philippine Scouts who received the Medal of Honor for actions in Bataan, Philippines during that country’s capitulation to Japanese forces during World War II. After the action near Bagac in the Bataan Province, Bianchi […]

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A new Bridge over the Baquilan River 30. Oct. 2021

Zf383.  One of 7 images of the Bucao River, where the Bucao River Dike hits the Bucao River reinforced embankment under the Baquilan Resettlement Village. We have views of the Bucao River, the Balin-Buguero River, Mt. Pinatubo and the unique irrigation intake, buried by the Mt. Pinatubo Lahars, but it still works great. We also […]

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Two ex Roads to the Dizon Mine

Zf164. The Rocky, Monolith Peak or Peaks of Mount Balakibok. This peak or these peaks are prominent visible from just about anywhere in Olongapo. The Kalaklan Ridge leads to the peaks and a road and power lines to the Dizon Mine run along the ridge. The power lines are gone now and the road is […]

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Bataan Trip 21-01-15

Zd840. This is one of 6 images of the Subic Freeport Expressway on the 15th Jan 2021. I started my Bataan trip this way. This is the first section as you leave the former Navy Exchange area. —————————————— This was an exploration trip of changes in Bataan during the virus crisis, I had to get […]

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