Battle of Bataan

The Japanese landed troops on Luzon on December 10 and 12, and on Mindanao, in the southern Philippines, on December 20. At the time of the invasion, MacArthur’s troops  numbered some 31,000 well-trained forces composed of both American and Filipino (12,000 of the men were the crack...

Battle of Corregidor

  Corregidor Surrender About 4,000 of the 11,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Corregidor were marched through the streets of Manila to incarceration at Fort Santiago and Bilibid Prison, criminal detention centers turned POW camps. US Army and Navy nurses (the “Angels...

Bilibid Prison

The notorious Bilibid Prison, or Old Bilbid Prison Camp in Manilla, was located in the heart of Manila, not far and a short distance from Santo Tomas University. At Santa Tomas Allied civilians were interned during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. A nineteenth-century Spanish...