“Special Battalion World War II Memorial Museum” was inaugurated by the family of local hero Dr. Higinio Mendoza Sr.

Some of the museum pieces that are interesting to see are a historic typewriter and stenography machine, which Mendoza claimed was used by Gen. Douglas McArthur in Manila; old vehicles used during WWII; rusting guns and ammunition; uniforms of American soldiers who fought with the guerillas; miniature war planes and ships; and old paper denominations used during the war.

On the wall are the names of 1,000 guerrillas who belonged to the Special Battalion and fought in the city and province during the Japanese occupation.

The museum, which will collect P30 entrance fee for maintenance and care, also features a small library that holds a compilation of books and other reading materials about World War II.

How to get there:

    By tricycle from the airport or from the city proper - Php 50.00 good for three (3) persons

    Tricycles & vans for hire are also available.

    Travel time is 10 minutes from the City Proper.

Rizal Avenue
Brgy. Bancao-bancao
Puerto Princesa City
Palawan 5300
Telephone Number: 
+63 917 849 5343