SAMAL: Bataan’s agricultural town of Samal marked its 373rd founding anniversary with a Holy Mass and a colourful and long parade. The Senakulista of Samal who staged a street play on the Passion of Christ last Holy Week lent color to the parade participated by big delegations from all sectors in 14 barangays. Mayor Gene Malibirandela Fuente said daily activities are lined up to culminate with a serenata and fireworks display on Wednesday. Samal was founded as a municipality under patron Saint Catherine of Sienna on April 20, 1641. The Church of Samal is the second oldest church , next to Abucay Church, in Bataan. It has preserved Images of Saints counting centuries old.