isla del corregidor

an island shaped like a tadpole, corregidor is situated in the entrance of the philippines’ manila bay.¬† i visited corregidor when i was on days off, it takes about an hour or so by ferry thru sun cruises from their terminal in roxas boulevard, manila¬†to reach the island.

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during world war II, corregidor was the site of several battles and its fall to the japanese forces was instrumental in the subsequent capture of the philippines and the retreat of the united states in the early stages of the war.

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the island was named corregidor, from the spanish word “corregir” meaning the corrector.