CORREGIDOR ISLAND – Manila Bay

Corredigor Island Philippines World War II Relics

 

I got to visit Corregidor Island with my friend Paul, his 2 daughters, his girlfriend and one of their friends. The most popular way to get to the island is with Sun Cruises which leaves from the old Hoverferry terminal near the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex along Roxas Blvd in Manila.  We decided to make our own adventure and get there on the path less travelled.

We rented a car from Angeles City and made our way down the Bataan Peninsula. Around mile marker 14 (of the Death March markers) is a town called Cabcaben. From there we were able to hire a banca to take us to the island. There was a flat fee for the banca, so having 6 people was worth while. I can’t remember the exact fee but it was in the area of 2000 pesos, which included round trip transfer and waiting for us to tour the island. Note: Be prepared to get wet if the waves are strong.

 

Corredigor Island Philippines Spanish Lighthouse

 

Corregidor , also known as “The Rock” , is a very small island about 48 kilometers west of Manila, and about 6-8 kilometers for Cabcaben, Bataan. The island is located at the entrance of Manila Bay, which made it very strategic even back when the Philippines was a colony of Spain when it was a warning outpost, customs outpost and correctional facility. During World War II it was a key bastion of the Allies.

I’m not best person to talk about all the history of the island. If you’re interested in more details of the islands history, check out these sites:

http://corregidorisland.com
http://www.corregidorphilippines.com/
http://www.philsite.net/corregidor.htm

 

Here are some more of my photos from the tour:

 

The Administration Office

Corredigor Island Philippines Administration Office

 

Mural at the Filipino Heroes Memorial

Corredigor Island Philippines Filipino Heroes Memorial

 

Fil-Am Friendship Statue at the Filipino Heroes Memorial

Corredigor Island Philippines Fil-Am Friendship Statue

 

World War II Relics

Corredigor Island Philippines World War II Relics

 

The remains of the Mile Long Barracks

Corredigor Island Philippines Mile Long Barracks

 

Entrance to the Malinta Tunnel

Corredigor Island Philippines Malinta Tunnel

 

Inside a bunker of the Malinta Tunnel

Corredigor Island Philippines Malinta Tunnel

 

Battery Way

Corredigor Island Philippines Battery Way

 

Inside Battery Way

Corredigor Island Philippines Inside Battery Way

 

The Eternal Flame of Freedom

Corredigor Island Philippines Eternal Flame of Freedom

 

Farmer Soldier Statue

Corredigor Island Philippines Farmer Soldier Statue

 

The Spanish Lighthouse

Corredigor Island Philippines Spanish Lighthouse

 

Map of Corregidor Island, Cavite, Philippines

Corredigor Island Philippines Map

Corredigor Island Philippines Map

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