How? Ehem, I researched well on this, for about three days prior to the intended weekend of visit. Easiest would have been to take a fast craft from Roxas Blvd. that crosses the Manila Bay. Quick! But good that I called up to ask, because, I discovered, those are not operational at this/these time/s! Even called up the mayor's office of/at Orion, and learned that the main issue these crafts are not anymore running is economics. Yeah, most folks going to/from Bataan find it more practical to take the buses instead. As if to protest, I commented that the fast crafts are faster. The lady I was talking to said yes indeed, but the buses are way cheaper.
Done deal, I had to approach Bataan via the long bus ride from Metro Manila, passing via the NLEX, most of Pampanga, until I reach Balanga City, the capital. This is the only way at the moment, anyway, unless you have the resources to charter a yacht or a helicopter! Gosh!
But once we exited the metropolis and entered the NLEX, it was a good fast ride, zooming through almost empty roads. I observed that very early in the mornings, even during Saturdays, there are more vehicles going in the direction of Metro Manila – because this was not a long weekend hehe! Thus, after more than 3 hours on a dawn to early-morning ride along scenic roads, I arrived at Balanga City.
First order of the day, find a ride to the Shrine of Valor. But lets do that next, k?!