PHILIPPINES WWII HISTORY TOURS
9 Days & 8 Nights Tour
April 30, 2011
Organized by Pat Wang
by Robert Hudson
author of CODE NAME HIGH POCKETS (True Story of Claire Phillips, an American Spy, and the resistance
during Philippines WWII)
will narrate the beginning of WWII
in the Philippines, the
battle for Bataan, life under Japanese rule,
and the liberation period as she takes
you to the former battle sites and
DAY ONE: Arrive
Manila International Airport NAIA
Hotel car or bus from Bayview Park Hotel will pick up
the tour participants. Bayview Park Hotel is located along Roxas
Blvd, right across the U.S. Embassy, walking distance to Old Manila's famous
park Luneta, and to Robinson Mall. Bayview Park Hotel is a historical
place, stories happened there during the "Sack of Manila" which others refer to as
"Warsaw of Asia."
DAY TWO: Manila to Bataan.
7am breakfast at a private dining area of the hotel. Meet your
Historian Guide, Edna Binkowski, to brief you of the
whole tour. Half day city tour to visit the Luneta Park,
University of Santo
Tomas (former internment camp
for the American civilians and allied citizen during the Japanese occupation); Intramuros, the Spanish town, and Fort Santiago,
the place where the captured resistance and underground members were
held. Proceed to Bataan. Stop at
the Battle of the Layac
Junction, the initial line of defense, an event that delayed the Japanese
invasion for a week, a showcase of bravery displayed by Sgt. Jose Calugas, a Filipino who
was awarded the highest U.S.
Medal of Honor. Check in at Villa Edna
Visit the Forgotten Nurses Memorial built by Edna in Limay.
Visit the General King Marker built by the Battling Bastards of Bataan, the
Last Stand marker, the General Wainwright surrender marker, pass by Cabcaben where the Jungle Hospital was formerly located,
take the Sisiman road where the PT boats were docked
near the navy tunnels, visit the ZERO Kilometer in Mariveles
(start of Death March), take the zigzag road. Listen to the story of Lt.
Earl Stone's dogfight with the Japanese Nate, and the ongoing expedition to
search the wreck. Proceed to Pilar-Bagac area,
and visit the Battle of the Tuol
Pockets, Pantingan Massacre, and Mt. Samat
Shrine and Museum. This is a national landmark
not to be missed by any visitor to Bataan. Dinner Party at Villa Edna.
Hear Edna sing and play guitar.
DAY FOUR: BATAAN-CLARK-SUBIC
Visit the bronze recreation of surrender party in Balanga City on the
way to Fort Stotsenburg/Clark Field, and Subic.
Overnight at Subic.
DAY FIVE: SUBIC-CAPAS-CABANATUAN
Visit the Hellship Memorial in Subic.
Proceed to Capas
Museum, and lay a wreath to Capas Shrine (former Camp O
Donnel, known as the hell hole, where thousands of
allied soldiers died in captivity, starvation, physical abuse, and
disease. There's one box car on display at this very sad place.
Proceed to Cabanatuan
DAY SIX: CABANATUAN - MANILA
Lay a wreath at Cabanatuan Memorial. Reflect on the
heroism of the resistance/underground movement who risked their lives in order
to send medicine, money, letters, and other aid to the most sickly ones,
reflect on the daring rescue mission staged by the Filipino guerillas, the
Alamo Scouts and the Sixth Ranger Battalion.
Proceed to the American
Cemetery for another
wreath laying. Enjoy the spectacular and
hilarious dinner show at Zamboanga
DAY SEVEN: CORREGIDOR Island
Early breakfast at 6am, check out for ferry trip to Corregidor. Its
a world class tour. Listen to the narration of Steve Kwiesinski,
whose father was the heroic commander of Battery Way
at this historical fortress known as The Rock. Steve and his wife Marcia reside
in Corregidor. Island.
DAY EIGHT: Corregidor Island - Manila
Back to Manila.
Check in at Bayview Park Hotel.
DAY NINE: Manila International
OPTIONAL: Extra Nights at Corregidor Island
FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT:
EDNA BINKOWSKI AT email@example.com
Bastards of Bataan