New Bataan Tower of Hope
It is open year-round and only to guided tours for students, families, and other visitors. As well, it aims to encourage the growth of small community-based economic activities within the area but not necessarily inside the base.
The Tower of Light, also known as Andap ng Liwanag Tower stands beside the San Roque Chapel in Brgy. Andap. It was the only edifice that withstood the fury of Typhoon Pablo.
The monument is a 45-foot sculptured work of mixed media in modern ethnic style and designed like a flame that emits flickers of light.
A staircase spirals from the metal-concrete foundation through two stations and constructed in a way that climbing it simulates the movement of a flame. At the top, the viewer gets a panoramic view of the entire ground zero. Andap, the flattened village’s name, is “flicker” in English.
New Bataan is 41 kms from Nabunturan, Capital of Compostela Valley.