The Bataan Peninsula overlooks Corregidor Island and was the site of a heroic battle between combined American and Filipino Forces and the Japanese. The allied forces made a final stand to stop the Japanese aggression and delay the conquest of the Philippines. After the “Fall Of Bataan,” a series of infamous Death Marches began in Mariveles and ended in Capas, Tarlac. Many American and Filipino soldiers died along the way. The entire historic march can be traced by following markers. At San Fernando, American soldiers were crammed into boxcars and transported to the infamous Camp O’Donnell. On April 7, 2000, former death march survivors and representatives of the Philippine government dedicated the “Battling Bastards Of Bataan” memorial at the Camp O’Donnell site. Paid for by members of the Battling Bastards Of Bataan Continue reading
Gain an in-depth insight into World War II on this sightseeing tour of Corregidor Island, where two battles between the Japanese and US took place. Learn about the role the Philippines played during the war from your expert local guide, who’ll take you through barrack ruins and secret passageways. Enjoy a light and sound show at the fascinating Malinta Tunnel and then soak in amazing views of the islands of Manila Bay atop the Spanish Lighthouse. Departing from your Manila hotel in the morning, your guide will take you by air-conditioned coach to the ferry dock, where you’ll board the 1-hour ferry to Corregidor Island, which guards the entrance to Manila Bay. Continue reading
What Corregidor lacks in size, it more than makes up for with its significant role in Philippine history. This island is just 6.5 kilometers by 2 kilometers in land area. It’s located right at the entrance of Manila Bay, some 48 kilometers west of Metro Manila.
Together with nearby Caballo Island, Corregidor actually forms part of a volcanic crater called the Corregidor Caldera. But you don’t need to worry about volcanic eruptions any time soon. The crater was last active around a million years ago. Continue reading