Meeting with the Department of Public Works and Hiways in Bataan.
Rosalie and I met with the heads of the DPWH this past Monday concerning the protection of the Death March Markers. An agreement was reached on FAME being notified of any road work that may endanger Death March Markers. I will be turning over to them the GPS coordinates of each Marker in Bataan. This will help them determine if any Markers are in the path of road work .
I received some very disturbing news from the engineers. The National Hwy. or Roman Hwy. as it is known here is being widened from 4 lanes to 6 lanes. The road from Bagac to the Roman Hwy. is being widened from 2 lanes to 4 lanes and parts of the National Road are being widened from 2 lanes to 4 lanes. This may affect upwards of 60 Markers which will have to be relocated. This will be a massive and very expensive undertaking. To tell the truth, I am not sure at this point in time that FAME has the funds to tackle this.
It will be the main topic at out next board meeting.
We are happy that you stopped in to visit our page and hope you find something of value here. We exist to memorialize the men and women who stood up to a foreign aggressor and saved freedom for themselves, their families and especially their country. It was a massively expensive ordeal in terms of lives but it ensured the Philippines a return of their lost freedom. We, of course, maintain all of the Death March Markers and various other monuments in the Philippines to those who, despite wanting to live, chose to in what way they could, to give us this day. ...
Great news about the Death March Markers from VP Bob Hudson Governor of Bataan Albert Garcia. From an article on 1Bataan.com: Governor Albert Garcia proposed to execute a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the local officials of the different municipalities and other concerned agencies like DPWH, DENR, DepEd and others to seriously look into preserving and protecting the different historical markers in the province especially the "Death March” markers. [ 78 more words ]
Great news about the Death Marcher Markers from VP Bob Hudson Governor of Bataan Albert Garcia. From an article on 1Bataan.com: [Bataan] Governor Albert Garcia proposed to execute a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the local officials of the different municipalities and other concerned agencies li...