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During the Spanish era, the island was a fishing village replete with a lighthouse and signal station through which all ships entering and leaving Manila Bay had to stop, thus earning it the name "Corregidor" which means "corrector."

When the Americans came, a hospital was built for wounded soldiers. In 1906, because of the strategic importance of Manila and the Bay, the Americans built a full-scale fortification on the island, equipping it with long-ranged and tractor-drawn guns, minefields and anti-aircraft guns.

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Corregidor, Philippines is approximately 145 Kms.
away from Manila (Rizal Monument)

Become a Summer Tourist

There are many activities in or around your city that you probably know all the tourists go to, but when was the last time you went? Just because you have been there many
times before along with your children doesn’t mean they wouldn’t love to go again (and again and again).

Take a few days during the summer break to visit attractions and destinations that you haven’t been to in awhile. If you know that the place is going to be crowded on the
weekend or in the afternoons go on a weekday morning. The added benefit of being a local and going to a tourist destination is that you know the ins and outs and the tricks to
get the most out of your day. Become a Summer Tourist

Motivational & Inspirational Quotes:

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur. William Bartram

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. W. C. Fields

Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines

During the last Pacific War, Corrigidor became a theater of war between the Japanese
Imperial Forces and the combined defenders of Filipino and American troops, thus, its valiant last stand against the superior invasive forces came to be written in history. The occupying forces, however, were to be vanquished upon the return of the Americans in 1944.

On October 12, 1947, Corregidor was turned over by the US Government to be Philippine whose flag was hoisted in place of the American flag, witnessed by President Manuel Roxas. The Filipinos regained final ownership of the island fortress.

Location : Off Bataan Peninsula
How to get there : Trips to Corregidor may be arranged with local travel offices in Manila although daily tours via passengers yachts could be availed At the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex at Roxas Boulevard for a very affordable package rate.
Travel time : About 1 hour cruise from the Manila Bay area.

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