The world’s largest pearl was found under the Palawan Sea. This gargantuan pearl of highly irregular (baroque) shape was discovered at the Palawan island in the Philippines in by a Filipino diver in 1934.
The giant treasure known as "Pearl of Allah" (It was also called"Pearl of Lao-Tzu")
Being almost 10 inches long and weighing in at an astounding 14 lbs, it is the largest pearl on record. Pearl's monetary value seems to be commensurate with its out-of-this-world dimensions. Experts estimate the value of the pearl to be around $40 million.
Bataan Death March (April 10, 1942.) The infamous Bataan Death March began at Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell in Central Luzon. Over 50,000 prisoners were held at this camp.
Forced march of 70,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during world war II. Starting out from Mariveles, at the southern end of Bataan Peninsula, on April 9, 1942, these soldiers were forced-marched 88 km to San Fernando Pampanga, then taken by trail to Capas, from there they walked for the remaining 13 km to Camp O’Donnell. They were tortured, starved and often kicked or beaten on their way. Those who fell were bayoneted. Around 7,000- 10,000 perished on the way while some were able to scape to the jungle. Only 54,000 reached the camp.