About the timeline map project

The interactive web project World War II in the Philippines seeks to provide the structure by which we unify the people’s stories, in search of a history we can truly call our own. With this, we can finally see the intersections of the past and of what is before is now. We only make familiar what should have been familiar to us in the first place. Click here to read more | Download KML file

Radio broadcast message delivered by 3rd Lieutenant Norman Ildefonso on April 9, 1942

Radio broadcast message delivered by 3rd Lieutenant Norman Ildefonso on April 9, 1942
Bataan has fallen. The Philippine-American troops on this war-ravaged and bloodstained peninsula have laid down their arms. With heads bloody but unbowed, they have yielded to the superior force and numbers of the enemy. We, too, shall rise. After we have paid the full price of our redemption, we shall return to show the scars of sacrifices that all may touch and believe. When the trumpets sound the hour we shall roll aside the stone before the tomb and the tyrant guards shall scatter in confusion… Read more

Speech of President Aquino on Araw ng Kagitingan, April 9, 2012

Delivered during the 70th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan at the Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor), Mt. Samat, Bataan, on April 9, 2012: “Sa araw pong ito, ginugunita natin ang simula ng Death March: Matapos ang apat na buwan ng paninindigan, nahulog ang Bataan sa mga kamay ng kalaban. Iyan po ang ating ginugunita, ngunit hindi iyan ang ating ipinagdiriwang. Ipinagdiriwang natin ang tibay ng loob ng Pilipinong humarap sa kalaban taglay ang tapang, karangalan, at pagmamahal sa bayan bilang pinakamatalas na sandata.” Read more