Cabanatuan


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Cabanatuan

 

a city in the Philippines, in the central part of the island of Luzon, in the province of Nueva Ecija, on the Pampanga River. Population, 95, 900 (1969). It is the commercial center of a rice-growing region on the Manila plain. This plain is known as the rice granary of the country. There are food-processing enterprises, primarily rice mills.

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Cabanatuan City, with an initial capital of P30,000.
On the contrary, the price dropped by P80 in Cebu City, by P20 in Zamboanga City and Butuan City and by P10 in Baguio City and Cabanatuan City,' it added.
Completed flood control projects were built along Pampanga River and its major tributaries such as Coronel River in Gabaldon, Digmala River in Bongabon, Cabu and Minatula Creeks in Cabanatuan City, and Sapang Buho River in Palayan City, he added.
Causon, who lives in the town of Talavera in Nueva Ecija, had been working for dzJJ, a radio station owned by Cabanatuan City mayor Julius Cesar Vergara, for 11 years.
Through a diligent and well coordinated effort the underground successfully gets small amounts of extra food, medicine, and clothing into the Cabanatuan camp that prove helpful to sustaining the remaining POW's.
The union is bracing for the paper to cut about 150 guild-covered jobs, Cabanatuan said.
When more than 500 American soldiers are held captive at the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt) and the members of the 6th Ranger Battalion venture 30 miles behind enemy lines to orchestrate a daring rescue mission against all odds.
Based on the books The Great Raid on Cabanatuan by William B.
Whatever they lack in personality, Mucci and Prince make up for in doggedness as they lead 121 mostly novice Rangers and Alamo Scouts 30 miles behind the Japanese lines to the Cabanatuan prison camp, where our boys have been languishing for nearly three years.
In fact, Cabanatuan was the site of a brutal prisoner of war camp during World War II, where thousands of American soldiers were tortured and executed by their cruel Japanese captors.
In his book Ghost Soldiers, Hampton Sides, a contributing editor for Outside magazine and author of Stomping Grounds, a book of stories about American subcultures, tells the story of the January 1945 American raid on the Japanese prisoner of war (POW) camp at Cabanatuan in the Philippines to rescue Allied prisoners.