TRAVELLER’S GUIDE

 

1. Where to Stay:

Name of Accommodation

Location

 

Contact Details

Nolette Hotel & Lodge-Inn

Panilao, Pilar, Bataan

(047) 237-2610

Le Jardin Travel Lodge

Ala-uli, Pilar, Bataan

(047) 237-1110

MVM Lodge

Panilao, Pilar, Bataan

(047) 791-5742

Natures View Lodge Inn

Panilao, Pilar, Bataan

(047) 237-7525

 

2. Where to Dine:

 

Name of Restaurant

Location

 

Contact Details

Ling-ling Garden & Restaurant

Sta. Rosa, Pilar, Bataan

(047) 618-1768

Family & Friends (Natures View Resto)

Panialo, Pilar, Bataan

(047) 237-7525

Boss Kain Na & Bulaluhan

Ala-uli, Pilar, Bataan

 

Chefs’ Le Fusion Cuisine

Ala-uli, Pilar, Bataan

09289672706

Melting Pot Restaurant

Ala-uli, Pilar, Bataan

 

Lina’s Restaurant, Cakes & Delicacies (Baterol)

Ala-uli, Pilar, Bataan

09175760035

Espada Grill & Aqua Agri Products

Sta. Rosa, Pilar, Bataaan

09209248629/ 09266631006

 

 

Sports and Adventure

 

 

 

Activity

Location

 

Contact Details

Firing

Mt. Samat Firing Range in Diwa, Pilar, Bataan

09497624269 (Ethel)

Zipline

Mt. Samat Zipline in Diwa, Pilar, Bataan

09075763421 (Morita)

Airsoft

Mt. Samat in Diwa, Pilar, Bataan

 

Mountain Climbing

Mt. Samat in Diwa, Pilar, Bataan

 

Trekking

Way to Dunsulan Falls II in Liyang, Pilar, Bataan

 

 

 

Festivals

 

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

 

Date

Activity

Description

3rd Sunday, January

Fiesta of Brgy. Landing

The annual barangay fiesta honoring Santo Niño.

February

Month of the Sick and The Aged

 

March

International Women’s Month

 

March 19

Fiesta of Brgy. Pantingan

The annual barangay fiesta honoring Saint Joseph.

April 9

“Araw ng Kagitingan”/ Bataan Day

The annual celebration commemorating the heroism of Filipino and American soldiers who gave their lives in the name of democracy.

April 10

Pilar Day

Foundation Day of Pilar.

May 15

Barangay Fiesta:
- Alauli
- Diwa
- Nagwaling
- Liyang
- Panilao

The annual barangay fiesta honoring San Isidro Labrador.

3rd Sunday of May

Barangay Fiesta of BalutI and Balut II

The annual barangay fiesta honoring Santo Cristo.

June / July

Japan – Philippines Friendship Tree Planting
(Mt. Samat)

 

August 23

Fiesta of Brgy. Sta. Rosa

The annual barangay fiesta honoring Santa Rosa de Lima.

October 12

**Town Fiesta
*Barangay Fiesta
- Bagumbayan
- Burgos
- Rizal
- Poblacion
- Del Rosario
- Bantan Munti
- Wakas North
- Wakas South

The annual town fiesta honoring the Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Our Lady of the Pillar).

October 24

Fiesta of Brgy. Wawa

The annual barangay fiesta honoring San Rafael.

 

Inland Resorts

 

 

Name of Resort

Location

Quatro Bernardo Farm and Resort

Pantingan, Pilar, Bataan

St. Gabriel Resort

Liyang, Pilar, Bataan

Letty’s Inland Resort

Bantan Munti, Pilar, Bataan

Horse Shoe Nature Resort

Liyang, Pilar, Bataan

 

Tourism

MUNICIPALITY OF PILAR

I. TAGLINE OF MUNICIPALITY

“Angat Pilar”

History...

Pilar is often called the “Last Bastion of Democracy in the Philippines.” It is because the town was the site of the bloodiest confrontations between the invading forces of the Japanese Imperial Army and the defending American and Filipino soldiers during the Second World War.

The town is bounded on the North by the City of Balanga; on the South by Orion; on the East by Manila Bay and on the West by Bagac. It has 19 barangays. On its eastern part are the coastal barangays of Balut I, Balut II, Wawa and Landing. On the other hand, four upland barangays are situated around the foot of Mt. Samat and adjacent mountains – Diwa, Liyang, Pantingan and Nagwaling. The remaining 11 barangays are Sta. Rosa, Alauli, Bagumbayan, Del Rosario, Poblacion, Wakas North, Wakas South, Burgos, Bantan Munti, Panilao and Rizal.

Pilar was formerly part of the circa of Balanga (circa 1714). The opportunity to become a regular parish came on March 10, 1801 through the initiatives of the Secular Clergy who replaced all regular Spanish religious missionaries in Luzon, to include Bataan. A month later, Pilar was declared as an independent municipality (April 10, 1801).

It was one secular priest, Fr. Damaso Lintag who became the first parish priest of Pilar. He was also the one who chose Nuestra Señora del Pilar as the patroness of the new town. From 1801 to 1833, however, residents of Sta. Rosa and Panilao did not find their independence from Balanga appealing. They did not appreciate the need for such separation. Records showed that they tried to withdraw from Pilar. Only a decree issued by the civil government in 1825prevented such separation plan.

In the meantime, Fr. Lintag established the initial chapel of the Lady of the Pillar. It was made of wood and nipa roofing. A Dominican priest, Fr. Jesualdo Miñano initiated the construction of the first stone church of Pilar in 1834. Fr. Fermin de San Julian, on the other hand, was the last Dominican priest of the municipality.

Another stone church was built in 1931 to replace the old church which was burned to the ground during the 1898 revolution in Pilar. It was built across the street facing the old church and was completed phase by phase four years later.


For today, with its mission of increasing agricultural production and intensifying the other sectors of the economy like the agro and TOURISM industries to create employment opportunities/ increase income; provide infrastructure and telecommunication services to priority areas; improve social services and conserve/preserve natural resources and historical spots, we can envision how the people of the Municipality wanted Pilar to really be intensified.

 

FACTS AND FIGURES

Location: Bounded on the North by the City of Balanga; on the South by Orion; on the East by Manila Bay and on the West by Bagac
Land Area: 67,503,374.60 sq. m (3,760 hectares; 37.60 km2; 14.52 sq mi)
Population: 39,787 (as of 2010)
No. Of Barangays: 19
Major Industries: Fishing, growing crops and raising livestock and aquatic products
Small Scale & Cottage Industries: Several indigenous establishments (dress shops, junk shops, sari-sari stores, carwash, etc.)

 

  Educational

 

Name of School

Location

 

Description

Pablo Roman National High School

At the back of the Municipal Hall in Panilao, Pilar, Bataan

- First public municipal high school in Pilar.

 

 BATAAN TRIVIA

  • An annual celebration commemorating the heroism of Filipino and American soldiers who gave their lives in the name of democracy. (“Araw ng Kagitingan” / Bataan Day)

 

  • It is the permanent venue for the annual April 9 celebration of the “Araw ng Kagitingan.” (Dambana ng Kagitingan/ Shrine of Valor)
  • Name of an eco-tourism site which means “dugtungan” in Batangas. (Dunsulan Falls)

 

  • It is the longest zipline in Luzon having 540-meter zip from the famous Mt. Samat down to Dunsulan Falls. (Mt. Samat Zipline)
  • She is a multi-awarded TV personality, specifically, a multi-awarded news anchor of GMA 7 who was born Sta. Rosa, Pilar, Bataan. (Mel Tiangco)

 

PRODUCTS

Food & Delicacies

Name of Food/Delicacies

Location

 

Contact Details

Kakanin (sweet peanut & bukayu)

Diwa, Pilar, Bataan

09109857889 (Susan Yalong)

Atsara

Burgos, Pilar, Bataan

09989842696 (Dolores Carunungan)

 

 

TOURISM RELATED ESTABLISHMENTS

Parlor/ Salon

 

Tradename

Location

 

Contact Number

Gary Louie Noel Beauty Salon

Rizal, Pilar, Bataan

09197036391

Amore Hair Studio

Panilao, Pilar, Bataan

 

Tripler Salon

Del Rosario, Pilar, Bataan

 

 

 

Gas Stations

 

Tradename

Location

 

Contact Number

SGDL Trading

Ala-uli, Pilar, Bataan

09228740943

BPH Petron Service Station

Sta. Rosa, Pilar, Bataan

(047) 237-0170

EZ Power Enterprise

Poblacion, Pilar, Bataan

 

Quizon Gas Station

Ala-uli, Pilar, Bataan

 

 

Money Changer

 

Tradename

Location

 

Contact Number

Lhuillier Jewel Financial (Pawnshops) Inc.

Sta. Rosa, Pilar, Bataan

(047) 813-7004

 

 

Public Utility Vehicles Organizations/ Operators (tricycles, pedicabs, jeepneys, minibus)

 

Name

Contact Details

Pilar Federation Tricycle Operator’s and Drivers Association

09461843071 (Rizalito de Jesus—Chairman, Federation)

 

Mayor’s Office: (047) 237-2768 loc. 101 & 104
(047) 237-4586 (direct line)
(047) 237-4564 (fax)
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Health Office: (047) 237-2913
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Fire Station: (047) 791-3597
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Police Department: (047) 237-2698
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MUNICIPAL TOURISM COUNCIL

Christine Gale O. Austria : (047) 237-2768 loc. 101 & 104
Abegail S. Torrico (047) 237-4586 (direct line)
(047) 237-4564 (fax)
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