Category Archives: world war 2

DPWH names road in GenSan after WW2 hero

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 November) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has renamed the city’s 19.6-kilometer circumferential road after Albert Morrow, one of the area’s pioneers and local heroes. The renaming of the P1.135 billion vital road network, which was completed last year, was based on Department Order No. 112, series of 2017 issued […]

Japanese Bunker in GenSan

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Have you heard stories about the Japanese colonization in the Philippines? Or heard different stories about World War II? Well, I’m sure all of you did, especially all Pinoys. My Lolo was a settler in Marbel (now Koronadal City) and my dad told me stories about my lolo’s life and adventure during the Japanese colonization.

But as history tells, the Philippines has been  colonized by Japanese for a short time but it was the bloodiest and  the most difficult one. During the World War 2, General Santos City or GenSan become one of the last borderland of the American and the Japanese soldiers. Before the World War 2 began, the Japanese forces constructed  round cemented tunnels and hideouts in different areas in the city and other neighboring places. And we’ve seen and visited one.

Ali have been telling me about a tunnel or hideout located at an empty lot at the back of the village, so I was so excited and giddy to check it out. We actually don’t know if it’s a tunnel or a hideout cause we never attempted to go inside; there might be snakes, bats, or bugs inside it. Anyway, Ali have heard stories about this igloo shaped hideout/tunnel. They say it’s a tunnel its outlet is in Malesido, some say it is just a hideout, some also said that it contained lots of gold, and some say people in authorities had been inside it and got all the golds/treasure that they can get. But we really don’t know which one is true…


There are more of these in Brgy. Conel GenSan that is now one of the most visited tourist spots here.

Shall I Not Return!

Shall I not return

What happen to the Philippines?
I shall return Mindanao and Sulu then…
>> Neldy Jolo ‘>
Mc Arthur Escape Point to Australia,
where he promised “I shall return”
Corrigedor Island, June 2006
Jabidah Massacre also occured in this Tadpole Island