Corregidor Island, which is a popular historical tourist attraction in the Philippines, is currently undergoing more improvements following a 10-month tourism masterplan by Palafox Associates.
Now categorized as an eco-tourism site, Corregidor is managed and operated by the Corregidor Foundation, Inc. (CFI) under its current chairperson and CEO, Ms. Cynthia Carrion. It is strongly supported for development and marketing by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) under the aegis of Department of Tourism (DOT).
The DOT, TPB and CFI jointly manage Corregidor to remind us not so much of the horrors of war but rather, how high a price we must pay for our freedom and how we must all work to keep the peace.
As the Philippines celebrates its heroes –April 7th is Veterans Day, and April 9th is Araw ng Kagitingan or National Heroes’ Day — it is good to remember Corregidor. It has become synonymous with Filipino and American courage and determination in protecting our freedom.
Corregidor Island attractions include the Pacific War Memorial with its Dome of Peace, and a sculpture called the Eternal Flame of Freedom. There’s also the Pacific War Memorial Museum that houses World War 2 memorabilia. It is now considered the world’s biggest war museum.
Walking down history lane is made more engaging in Corregidor via the guided tram tour of the island. Passing through the Malinta tunnel with alights and sounds show that simulates what it was like during the island’s darkest days during the second world waris something that visitors of the island should not miss.
As an eco-tourism site, Corregidor is not just a repository of history but an island full of fun and excitement. A fully functional beach resort and camp sites are available for families and friends to relive history, relax and unwind. Indeed, history is made more fun in the Philippines! Corregidor is easily accessible from the mainland via a ferry from the Esplanade Seaside Terminal in the SM Mall of Asia Complex.
For more information, go to http://www.corregidorisland.com.ph/