Corregidor (Whole Day Day Tour )
This guided tour explores the historic island of Corregidor served as one of the most vital harbor defense
of Manila during the war. Some of the points of interest are the various guns batteries, Mile long barracks,
Pacific War Memorial and the famous Malinta tunnel where guests have the option to experience the light
and sounds Multi-vision show. From Manila, guest will board a luxurious 150-seater 25 knots ferry boat,
which will board to the pre-war streetcars called "tramvias" that will bring them around the island fortress.
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Corregidor is known the world over for its role in war, bravery, and history. It is three miles long and 1 ½ miles at its
widest point, facing the China Sea and flanked by the provinces of Bataan and Cavite. A rock island remarkably
shaped like a tadpole at the entrance of Manila Bay, Corregidor's strategic location was vital in the defense of Manila
during World War II.
Corregidor is a small rocky island in the Philippines about 48 kilometers west of Manila which is stragetically
located at the entrance of Manila Bay. This island fortress stands as a memorial for the courage, valor, and heroism of
its Filipino and American defenders who bravely held their ground against the overwhelming number of invading
Japanese forces during World War II.
Also known as "the Rock," it was a key bastion of the Allies during the war. When the Japanese invaded the
Philippines in December 1941, the military force under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur carried out a
delaying action at Bataan. Corregidor became the headquarters of the Allied forces and also the seat of the Philippine
Commonwealth government. It was from Corregidor that Philippine President Manuel Quezon and General MacArthur
left for Australia in February 1942, leaving behind Lt. Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright in command.
Although Bataan fell on April 9, 1942, the Philippine and American forces held out at Corregidor for 27 days against
great odds. On May 6, 1942, their rations depleted, the Allied forces were forced to surrender Corregidor to Lt. Gen.
Homma Masaharu of the Japanese Imperial Army after having successfully halted the Japanese advance on Australia. It
was only two years and ten months later in March 1945 when the Allied forces under the command of General
MacArthur recaptured Corregidor ... making good his promise to return to the Philippines.
Today, Corregidor's rich history continues to draw Filipinos and foreign tourists alike, making the island one of the
most visited tourist spots in the country. For first-time Filipino visitors, Corregidor reacquaints them with the past and
helps them discover their national identity. The island is home to many historical treasures.
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