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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
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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