Category Archives: History

Historical and Spooky Places in Bataan

Have you been fascinated with spooky places? I do. But, I may not be that brave to visit one. It is enough to read or watch about them on documentaries.  

However, in 2006, I was fortunate to visit Corregidor, Bataan, through the invitation of a pharmaceutical company. The trip, albeit, short gave me the chance to relax from all the busy schedule while covering the health beat. 

I’m sharing here some of the photos I took of that trip

In the photo were some members of the media and a group of public relations officers. 

Today, Malinta Tunnel is the venue of an audio-visual presentation by National Artist Lamberto V. Avellana of events that occurred during World War II.

Besides the historical value of the place, the Malinta Tunnel is regarded as one of the most hunted tunnels in the country. 

Ms. Stargazer encircled the images of what she perceives as ghosts.

The tunnel saw thousands of Japanese soldiers who performed suicide instead of surrendering to the American troops during the Second World War.

These photos are not meant to scare you but only share them in observance of All Souls DayLet us offer a prayer for the souls of those who perished inside the tunnel.

Despite the eerie feels, I would still go back to visit Corregidor in the future.

How about you, have you had the same eerie experience in your past or recent travels?

Free Planetarium Shows

For those who love astronomy and interested in astronomical events here’s an activity for you!

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In celebration of National Astronomy Week (February 16 – 22, 2020), PAGASA will hold free planetarium shows and telescoping sessions that will be held at the PAGASA Planetarium on Agham Road and PAGASA Observatory in UP Diliman, Quezon City, respectively.

Kids and kids at heart will surely love this event!

Miniature Spanish Town and Manunggul Jar

The town of San Diego described by Dr. Jose Rizal in Chapter 10 of the Noli Me Tangere is a microcosm of a typical Spanish pueblo or town. An interactive video presentation of the miniature San Diego comes to life in the Spanish period National Historical Institute.

I’m not sure what museum this picture was taken from (or was it at the National Historical Institute).

A brief note was written at the back of the picture.

The showcase for pre-conquest history of the Philippine includes a replica of the Manunggul jarAmbahan writings on bamboo tubesCalatagan jar and Laguna copperplate which contain ancient inscriptions.