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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Shrine of Valor : on the right place at the right time........

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Shrine of Valor memorial
proved to be a very
surprising find........

The hike reminded me
of UP Los Banos on the way
to their famous bird sanctuary
atop the hill.

It also gives you a feeling
Baguio City with the Pine trees
and the cool wind........

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Or say Tagaytay's Palaca in the sky , this time with the view of Bataan Straight.





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But this is a special place, and the fact there is a big cross facing the historic Island of Corregidor as a mute testament to all those who died in defence of this country sends shivers to my spine......




I though it was just a cross, but on it's base are murals and in itself stories of greatness......





you can actually climb it with the help of an elevator but it was closed the time we were there so this is the highest point we got. In here I learned that it was constructed in 1966 under the administration of President MARCOS. We therefore owe this magnificent place to him.

I also noticed that there is a newly constructed helipad on it's side where you can have a good view of the other side and the nearby mountains.
Below it you can see the end of the trail that we hiked for 2 hours and 45 minutes or shall I say the start of the trail that we traveled for another 1.5 hours on the way down.



We started our descent at exactly 10am, we then noticed that there are so many people on their way up. We then learned that it was the 5th Diocesan Mt. Samat Pilgrimage......

Talk about being at the right place at the right time. I am not at all religious but I guess there really is a force which led us here..........

25 comments:

  1. ang haba ata ng nilakbay nyo ah. di ba mainit? pero kahit anu pa man, basta maganda ang lugar at na-enjoy nyo bawat oras dun.. i can see you really enjoyed your visit there..

    - natatawang natutuwa naman ako sayo, kahit saang lupalop ng blog nakikita kita ah.. pati sa blogs, ang hilig mong mamasyal.

    pusa ka nga... gala nang gala.
    bagay na bagay ang blog name mo..hehe

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  2. *sigh.
    dont know if i cn walk like that.

    but hey ate. you are really gala. inggit ako. lolx.

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  3. mangitim ka sana kakagala mo.

    Chyng <-- ingget lang yan

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  4. Dylan---di namn kasi 6am us start umakyat. nung pababa na medyo kaso nakatalikod na us sa araw. perfect nga lahat e. byahe mula Manila, akyat, baba. nagkataon pa na maganda panahon.

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  5. Shobe (from vanny's blog) ---are you the sister of Vanny? musta na sya----kuya po ako di ate---she's my gf.keke

    Chyng---puro nga rin ako sunburn e....keke. slamat nalang at naembento ang papaya soap. jung hindi negro nako---keke

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  6. wow---wherever u go, whereuever u go --wherever u are--! lol... ganda naman, believe na talaga ako sayo!

    Baka maunahan mo pa ako dito sa Niagara...hindi ko pa rin napuntahan hanggang ngayon, plano pa lang--plano ng plano--hehehe!

    Take care!

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  7. hindi obvious na memorable sayo tong trip na ito... hehehe

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  8. pinaninindigan mo talaga ang pagiging pusanggala mo parekoy. haha. i always admire your digital photography and everytime nagbabasa ako ng posts mo, nahihirapan akong mag-comment. nauubusan ako ng sasabihin. hehe

    by the way, i'm glad to see that u finally win ur girl back. congrats!

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  9. Wonder why there is a cannon up there

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  10. where's the next stop? i wanna come! let's go to corregidor!

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  11. layo din pala ng lakad. Mas mahirap pa yata ang akyat dyan kaysa pag akyat sa pinatubo. dinaan lng namin yan last time. pero pansin ko nga na mataas kaya siguradong malamig dyan.

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  12. Mys Lyke Meeh ---dina kaya ng power ko yan. masyado nang malayo. kung pwedeng bangkain---pwede pa siguro. I think you really have to take advantage of it na dyan na kayo---

    gillboard --kaw ba naman umakyat ng 3 hours tapos baba ng 1. hours with matching PONY shoes at paltos, di ka magiging memorable? keke

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  13. I am Bong--- tumalon namn ang puso ko Bong---salamat.

    Borneo Falcon --the sea below if the entrance to the capital City Manila. During the battle of Manila in the 2nd world war, the Japanese sent there warships there adn warplanes as back up. Those guns are anti-aircraft weapons used by the American-Filipino forces that time. That's why this place is a memorial for all those men who defended us that time.....

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  14. Allen Yuarata--uo nga---gusto ko talaga yun. balak namin 2009, lalo pa ngayon na connected sya sa Mount Samat...I love history!!!

    anu--kelan. $63 per head ang day trip, anu Allen?

    the donG--susundan u kasi yung sementadong kalsada na palikoliko na parang papuntaang Baguio kaya mat5agal....ganu ba katagal akyat Pinatubo?

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  15. Thank you for the tour, my friend! I have never been in Bataan, and I would love to visit this place one day. Thanks!

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  16. uy, naunahan mo ako sa mount samat post ko hehehe. i was there sometime last month pero di ko pa napopost yung punta ko don. maybe early next year. tuwang-tuwa ako sa bintana sa taas ng krus.

    ganda ng mga kuha. great job.

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  17. Dennis Villegas ---you should really try it Denis.

    Lawstude---talaga? looks like I ruined it. Hmmm, you're omnipresent.

    Kami di naka-akyat , sarado elevator. sayang pala. another angle, another perspective sana.

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  18. meow meow

    salamat sa isa na namang libreng paglalakbay...

    at sa magagandang tanawin...

    swerte mo naman pusa, kahit saan pwede kang gumala...

    siguro may nunal ka sa paa ano?

    hehe...curious lang...

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  19. pwede mo ba kong ipakilala sa cousin ni teresa? baka kasi magawi ako sa bandang yan, e makalibre na rin. hahaha.

    nice account of a trip. galing mo talagang magsulat.

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  20. i really love all the pictures you posted...though I saw places here, whatever scenic spots that we have in the Philippines is worth to be seen worldwide...those view are really awesome...

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  21. pare i started to like your blog seriously, not just bec.u featured the MT. SamaT (Bataan where i lived), i also browse your old post and i like it too. keep blogging pare koi. nice nice!

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  22. ganda nman ng pics...

    anu kaya pinagdarasal ni tere?

    ganda ng view ha...

    kakatuwa.

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