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Bataan Refugee Camp on Google Maps (aka PRPC in Bataan, Morong, Philippines) - BanThad - Jan 25, 2008 4:34am
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Wandering the internet and Google Earth, I found the Bataan Refugee Camp that I stayed before I came to the U.S. in 1990.

This camp is now abandoned and looks really barren. Here's the Google Maps satellite shot (click around, move & zoom in/out as you like):

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In center of the shot is the Youth Center (the GYM of Section 10).
On the right is the market place. If you move south at the end of the long block there, that is where PASS School (like High School) was located...nothing is there on the map now. What a change.

Here's the best of my memory.

I am only sure of Section 10 (Vu`ng 10) because that's where I lived .1020E (or 1022E I forgot). I still have the PASS Certificate of completion. I used to work at the PEER AIDS center in PASS School too. My cycle is 141 there.

I had to walk along the road next to it to around South-West end to go to PASS School everyday. Then I'd walk up around North-East to go to the GYM and play basketball or go to the market to buy some food for my aunt.

Last Edit: Jan 28, 2008 12:16pm - by BanThad        Comments | Report

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( Guest User ) - Oct 23, 2014 2:28pm - Rating: None

Memories, I was 10 years old at the time, Cycle 135. I was lucky enough to be able to attend PASS school with my older siblings, will never forget Mr. Doming who taught AS (American Studies). Vuon Xoai, Sung 9, tam suoi, lien doan Huong Dao, chua Van Hanh... oh how my feet have tread upon the memories of my childhood...

( Guest User ) - Mar 25, 2014 1:27pm - Rating: None

I was there too and attended PASS school, from cycle 74, in 1986. Lived at section 8 next to the cemetary.

( huan tran ) - Dec 20, 2013 7:30pm - Rating: None

I was there from July 1989 til February 1990 went to Pass school but don't remember what cycle. Maybe cycle 142. If any one have any pictures for that cycle please contact me. thanks

( Vinh Nguyen ) - Nov 25, 2012 5:08am - Rated: 5

I was an AT for PASS High school in 1988 . To my memorial the zone 9 and 10 is not far away from PASS , because I've used to walk cross the street every day and it is about 150m or less.

( Guest User ) - Apr 26, 2011 4:58am - Rating: None

Many of the buildings are gone thanks to termites. Some of the buildings are still in use and new buildings have been added as part of a a government-backed economic zone project. Tour companies now take tourists to PRPC to look at the remains, i.e. the old cement statues and monuments scattered around the abandoned neighborhoods.

( Guest User ) - Apr 12, 2011 2:24pm - Rating: None

They destroyed most (all) of the bldg. I was there in 1989 (12 years old)

( Guest User ) - Jul 22, 2010 1:07am - Rated: 1

wheres all the buildings? you think they destroyed them?

( Thang ) - Nov 12, 2008 4:15pm - Rating: None

thanks for the information! i was there during 1988-1989. Wasn't it a wonderful time living there?


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