Bataan Highway

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I have known a couple of streets, avenues and highways here in the Philippines named after the Americans such as the McArthur Highway, Taft Avenue and McKinley St. Some are even named after a place in the United States like the New York St. and Times Square St in Cubao, Quezon City.

I never thought though that there is a road in a US state named after a place in the Philippines - the Bataan Memorial Highway in Indiana. The road commemorates the heroes of the Bataan Death March.

86 comments:

TruBlue said...

Nice information. Bataan Highway in a Southern State is also good.
Cheers.

Game Server Rental said...

Well, the Philippines were at one time controlled by the U.S., so it's no surprise that there are a few streets with American names.

Bill Bilig said...

Hey, interesting find you've got here. It's good to know things like this ;-)

Acne said...

I had not noticed that. Interesting info. Big fan of the blog, keep up the nice work.

Regards Andy

Anonymous said...

hei, nice one.. guess you've been researching about bataan? haha. best regards! :)

AngPeregrino said...

Good to know about this. At least in street/highway name, we are still "brothers in arms".

History and war does have a way of bringing two peoples together and it's good to know that this memory is commemorated.

Odysseus said...

As long as the name has the right and honorable purpose, it should be fine.

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lovelyn said...

Ciao, just wanted to "leave my mark"(lolz) and I learned something.

Nagpaparamdam lang po!Happy Holidays!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Merry Christmas my brother! Hugs and kisses to Mamang and Papang! All the best!

blogberry mom said...

Wow!Really? I never know that...so proud to be a Filipino.

Houston Realtor said...

Thanks for sharing this information. I love to visit Bataan.

WWE Divas said...

Had not heard this before, thanks for sharing, some very interesting info you have on the blog.

Cuban Cigars said...

There were ties once upon a time between the US and Philippines. It's good to see these are not forgotten !

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Very nice pictures and information :) I like your blog, keep up the good work!

Jed said...

This is one of those pieces of information that is just fun to know because I know I would have never looked it up on my own.

Shane said...

Maybe the US have done something in that part of the Phillipines and its a way of remembering. It actually confuses me but could well be true.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such a nice information. Hope sometime i'll be there.

San Diego Michael said...

wow, indiana huh? I never would have guessed that that was the state that had it. great fact. will pass on to my friends. cheers!

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The US force spent a lot of time in the area during WWII, so it does not surprise me that there are streets with those names.

Holly said...

Definitely interesting.

Sarah said...

It is nice to think that we are capable of reciprocating. Even if it is something simple like a street name :-)

Injury Prone said...

check this out!
there are several places on Mars that
have Philippine names.

Heres the site that tells about it:

http://www.gov.ph/forum/thread.asp?rootID=12498&catID=20

xpango said...

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chris said...

interesting post!

Chris Stormer said...

The presence of couple of streets, avenues and highways in the Philippines named after the Americans such as the McArthur Highway, Taft Avenue shows the popularity of Americans in the world. This is one of the reasons why Americans should be proud.

job said...

Thanks for sharing with us

job said...

Thanks for sharing this information. I love to visit Bataan.

moggy said...

I was fascinated by your blog and had to research more and found that the Bataan Death March began at Mariveles on April 10, 1942. Any troops who fell behind were executed. It is very sad story

erp said...

Nice place.. interesting vacation place..if got chance might will visit there too..

erp said...

so what the conclusion? any relation with Bataan and US president? haha

erp said...

get to know new things frem reading ur bloggie .. seriously , i dunno theres something lyke this ..

Utah Heavy Hauling said...

i wish i could drive that highway rather than the boring deserty ones i go on every other day... :/
~johnny

Kristian Liebrand said...

That must be an interesting place. History can be repeated again and again even though it becomes old. Hope to visit the place sometime or the other in future whenever I get a chance.

Kristian Liebrand said...

Hey, the article is very informative and interesting. History repeats itself though its too old. But the fact are really true. I did like to go there whenever I get a chance.

Banks, Bill said...

The information and the pics both are very nice. Good to know about this and that the saying history repeats again is very much true. Hope that every thing goes out well.

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Jenna said...

Interesting! Thanks for sharing! : ]

Sandra Prangenberg said...

I had not noticed that. Its very interesting information given. Many are a big fan of the blog, Hope you always keep up the nice work.

Roberto said...

huh. who would have thought it would be indiana. interesting

Deden said...

was here...

Kristian Liebrand said...

I Had't heard this before, thanks for sharing, some very interesting info you have on the blog which is very useful.

Marc Klein said...

It’s great to hear the name of streets around the world named after the americans. It gives a feeling of proudness.

Luca Govoni said...

Provides great information about Bataan highway. As a street in US can be named after a place in Philippines that’s a true coincidence………..

Marc Klein said...

I always had a wish to visit Bataan but never get a chance. You have posted some real good information i liked it lot. Your blog seems interesting.

Patrick said...

I haven't heard that before. But then again, Hollywood only, for lack of a better term, "glamorizes" the European Theater in World War II. The war in the Pacific is hardly ever touched upon, particularly the war in the Philippines. It's always about Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, etc.

Kristian Liebrand said...

The world is becoming a global village day by day and now a days it is called as global neighborhood. The people are mingling with each other so much like never before.

Patrick Everett said...

That's not a big surprise, really, considering the history between the Philippines and America. After all, America did occupy the Philippines at one time and America did a hell of a lot of things for the Philippines back in World War II. And since American soldiers also died in the Wikipedia article you linked to, it was just a fitting tribute. Just don't ask me why they placed the highway in Indiana.

Koozie Guy said...

Americans such as the McArthur Highway, Taft Avenue shows the popularity of Americans in the world.Bataan Highway in a Southern State is also good.

Jordan said...

I never thought though that there is a road in a US state named after a place in the Philippines - the Bataan Memorial Highway in Indiana. The road commemorates the heroes of the Bataan Death March.

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Anonymous said...

That is interesting People never see it that way. There should be a mutual cultural exchange. totally agree

Andre Stegplatten said...

History and war does have a way of bringing two peoples together and it's good to know that this memory is commemorated. There were ties once upon a time between the US and Philippines.

alufælge said...

I can see many names like this. When I went to India I can see multiple English names for bridges- Albert Victor Bridge(they say it was 100 yrs). Queen Victoria's arch etc., Also, in Phuket, James Bond Island.. its brings my olden days!!

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Shawn mitchell said...

Though i have never visited Bataan but have heard a lot about it. I will therefore like to visit this place as soon as possible so that i can see the real history here.

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Forbrugslaan said...

Thank you for the information.
We also have a small road here called Bataan, but in our language, when you put aa next to eachother in a sentence it becomes an å :o)

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Frank Zweegers said...

It's interesting that streets in Philippines have names, named after Americans. What is the relation between these two countries?

Brady said...

Thats actually pretty cool thing to know :)

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rob said...

ide love to drive the states of america it would be fantastic, great article thanks

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sine Philippines was controlled by US at one time, they are good in English despite it not being there first language.

B. Acne said...

History can be repeated again and again even though it becomes old. Hope to visit the place sometime or the other in future whenever I get a chance.

Dennis Short said...

Funny Bataan highway and also I never thought though that there is a road in a US state named after a place in the Philippines - the Bataan Memorial Highway in Indiana.

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Molly said...

I never would have guessed that that was the state that had it. great fact. will pass on to my friends. cheers! History repeats itself though its too old. But the fact are really true. I did like to go there whenever I get a chance. It’s great to hear the name of streets around the world named after the americans. It gives a feeling of proudness.

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Bataan Highway is part of the Philippines history in which Filipinos to be remembered.

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