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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.
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.

The name 'Corregidor' came from the Spanish 'corregir', or 'to correct', since the island was a checkpoint for vessels entering Manila Bay during the Spanish and American
occupations. Perhaps it is Corregidor's geographical proximity to Bataan and existing inaccurate historical writings that cause many to associate the rock island with the
Death March, which came shortly after the Fall of Bataan.

Corregidor  became the headquarters of the Allied Forces and also the seat of the Philippine Commonwealth government.  It was from Corregidor that Philippine
Pres.  Manuel Quezon and MacArthur left for Australia in February leaving behind Lt. Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright in command.

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.
Corregidor (Whole Day)
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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