Map of Bataan showing the location of Morong
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Legislative district||1st District of Bataan|
|• Mayor||Cynthia L. Estanislao (Liberal)|
|• Vice Mayor||Bienvenido V. Vicedo Jr. (Liberal)|
|• Total||219.20 km2 (84.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||3rd class|
Morong is a third class municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 26,171 people. It is home to the Subic Bay International Airport, the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, and the former Philippine Refugee Processing Center. Morong was formerly known as Moron.
The municipality is accessible via the Bataan Provincial Expressway, off Exit 65.
On 16 Jan 1942, Imperial Japanese Army and allied coalition of Filipino-American forces both raced to capture Morong. Imperial Japanese Army and Allied army reached the town around the same time, but the Allies had detected the Japanese first. Taking the opportunity for a surprise attack, Lieutenant Edwin Price Ramsey of the 26th Cavalry Regiment ordered his troops to charge forward, more than 20 American cavalry troops charged on their horses, dispersing Japanese troops. It was the last combat charge of horse-mounted American cavalry troops.
|Population census of Morong|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Province: BATAAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Moron, Province of Bataan, to Morong". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
- Steve Shaw (4 September 2008). "The Last U.S. Cavalry Charge". Parting Shot. Western Shooting Horse Magazine. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
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||Subic Bay||Olongapo (Zambales)||Dinalupihan|
|South China Sea||Hermosa