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More than Cannons in Corregidor



I’ve been watching MYX the past days. I see my kababatas (childhood friends), the Romawac siblings of Session Road. They shot a music video at Corregidor Island. “… Like little angels falling from heaven!…” Let’s talk about Corregidor …

Corregidor is an island off Manila Bay, between Bataan and Manila. Corregidor was the first line of defense of Manila. Cannons were setup in the island to intercept any battleships trying to come into Manila Bay.

Corregidor is a fun way to learn some history lessons while touring. It’s a convenient daytrip for family and friends. It takes a ferry boat ride from Manila Bay (a pier near CCP) to reach Corregidor. The ferry boat ride includes a video documentary of Corregidor and a intro spiel from one of the tour guides.

Tours are packaged to cater to a wide range of tourists. For people on a budget, you could get just a ferry ride without a tour (bring your own baon, discover the island on your own).

If you want a tour, a professional tour guide will take you around the island with a shuttle designed to look like cable cars. Among the stops are the Malinta tunnel where soldiers bunked in, there’s a sound and lights show, a Filipino-Japanese friendship garden, a memorial, a museum, the ruins of the “mile long barracks” and a light house.

For lunch, tourists have options again. You can go for BYOB (bring your own baon), a set meal or an eat-all-you-can buffet.

And how can I forget! The cannons! The cannons! Boy, they are huge! These were the weapons used to keep the battle ships away. With an animated commentary by the tourguide, “you’d almost be there”… I was taken back in time. My imagination went put me in the middle of a war. I was in the middle of a history book….

For the tourists on daytrip, it’s a full day visiting the many tourist spots around the island. The ferry boat ride back will be a good time to reflect on our history, the war and how it has affected our grandparents, parents and our generation. The boat will be back at the Manila Pier by around 5pm.

For guests on an overnight package, there is a hotel with an old-house ambiance as well as a good view of the beach and the island. And towards sunset, this is when the more excitement begins. The sunset tour gives tourists a view of a magnificent Manila sunset from a breathtaking vantage point in the island.

There is a “ghost” hunting expedition which takes adventurers around some of the ruins of what used to be a hospital during the war. Another trip to the Malinta tunnel presents a sound and lights show. Gave me the shivers.

Try out the tour. Hope it gives you the shivers too.

Contact Sun Cruises:




Booking Office
CP Terminal A. CCP Complex
Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines
Tel Nos. (632) 831-8140
(632) 834-6857-58
Fax No (632) 834-1523
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G/F Magsaysay Building
520 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita
Manila, Philippines
Tel Nos. (632) 526-9753, 526-8888 loc 9511-12 & 9523
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URL: www.corregidorphilippines.com

Mabu-hey!

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  • Shie

    Hi everyone! We’re students from UP Diliman and we’re currently working on our thesis regarding the motivations of repeat visitors of Corregidor. We chose the island for our study because of its uniqueness. We’re looking for people who have been to the island at least twice. Maybe, you could help us with this matter. We would really appreciate it. Thank you 🙂

    You may contact us at this email addresses:
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  • Ismail

    I can say that Bataan is my second home, though born in Manila and grew up in Q.C. Bataan is a nice place to live and visit. People are nice and friendly. I love to visit Corregidor Island, a nice place to stay overnight. Ghost hunting and the like. Got a property in Mariveles just opposite the Corregidor Island.

  • lulu ale

    hi, i’ve been wanting to go to corregidor because hindi katagalan ang biyahe. tanong ko lang kung ayos bang mag food trip sa corregidor? saan specific na lugar ang puntahan pagdating sa chibugan? thanks

  • Author : lynnette (IP: 203.177.74.139 , 203.177.74.139)
    Hello. I read your blog about Corregidor Island. Is it possible to go there without joining a tour? We’re on a budget of 6 pax. Can we just take the ferry, hire a tour when we reach there & bring our own lunch? Thanks.

    From: Edwin S. Soriano
    Hi Lynette, where did you read my corregidor article? (I’ve forgotten where i posted it.)

    > Is it possible to go there without joining a tour?
    Yes, I’m sure there’s a way.

    Would I recommend it?
    No. Tours are booked at Manila-side (not Corregidor side). It’s not easy getting around on your own unless you bring your own bicycle/scooter. Konti lang ang mapupuntahan ninyo if you travel on foot.

    > Bring your own lunch? — Yes!

    Enjoy!

  • lynnette

    Hello. Is advance booking required? We will be there end of October 2008. How much are the rates with or without lunch? Pls. send your reply thru my email. Thanks.

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  • andy lyiscott

    I am trying to find Randalie (Gumba) Kaiklian who may be the mother of my daughter, Merry-Kris. Merry-Kris may have been born in 1985 when I was in the US Navy. Can you please direct me to a private investigator or other organizations who may be able to help me? I was recently informed they may be living in Bataan Province (Bangal or Dinalupihan).

    Anderson Lyiscott
    email: [email protected]

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  • consuelo de leon

    my husband is from dinalupihan and i am from cavite. which one is better to go to corregidor?

    thanks

  • corregidor is politically part of Cavite even if geographically closer to Bataan

  • Ruben Pacquing

    Corregidor is one my priority destinations in the Philippines,I grew up on one of the town just across,I used to dive,fish,hunt,hike and explore the sorroundings,I can even remember the complete inventories of all the Canon left by the Americans and the Japanese, all of the Japanese canon’s were missing as of Feb.2007( I was there for a week and stayed at the Corregidor Hotel), these canon’s were there years ago,I saw the spot but the canon’s were not there,somebody must have stolen all of it!
    Corregidor has a big “Tourism Potential”behind it,very close to Manila,no pollution very ideal for a day trip, Flora and Fauna “must” be improve not only its history,I can challeged any park officials if they can show me a single Ilang-Ilang tree in the whole island, this tree’s are native to this area,dynamite fishing still exist, I’ve heared one “blast” while diving. I also noticed that “birds” that you don’t see anymore in the mainland is all there,this place must not only be recognized as a Historical Park it should also be a “Wildlife Sanctuary”,again Corregidor needs more improvement.

  • i went there just last nov 2006, it was indeed. we stayed overnight got the change to witnessed the sunset and sunrise plus the explorations of tunnels and laterals during the night and early morning 😀

    fun experience and the beach is good too 😀

  • Di ba meron sa Cavite City papuntang Corregidor?

  • Thanks for the tip! I might try this one.