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Other Points of Interest about Corregidor :
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.
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 S ea 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 Commonwealt 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
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