8th April 1975
The Bagac Friendship Bell Tower in Bataan was officially opened
The Bagac Friendship Bell Tower, was built to symbolize the renewed friendship between the Philippines and Japan. It was built by Risshō Kōsei Kai a Buddhist organization in Japan. The tower is located about 217 yards from the point where the Bataan Death March started on the 9th April 1942. The 89 ft tower is composed of three pillars which is interconnected by multi-layer rings. You can find the tower at the junction of the Gov. Linao National Road and the road to the Bagac town proper.
The tower is a testament of reconciliation between Japan and the Philippines and the friendship they have formed since WWII