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.


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  historical
treasures.
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