Sunday, October 26, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Mile-long Barracks

October 26, 2008

This is probably one of the Most famous Landmarks that you can know of Corregidor Island. It is called Mile-long because of its length but it is really not mile-long literally. It is built by the American Soldiers and were used by them during the Philipppines' American Period. They catered thousands of American Bachelor and Familied Soldiers. During the early Japanese Takeover of the Philippines, it was bombed by the Japanese Troops and you can see now are just ruins.

Let me give you a brief background of Corregidor Island courtesy of wikipedia.org. Corregidor is an island in the entrance of the Philippines' Manila Bay. Due to its position in the bay, it has served as a focal point for the naval defenses of the capital city of Manila. 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. Currently, it is an important historic and tourist site and is managed under the jurisdiction of Cavite City.

The trip was a blast even if we are only five High-School Plas, I can say it was one of the best trips I have had in my entire life not because of the beauty of the Island, but also of the friends that I have with me and all the people that we have been with in the tour. maybe we were 200 all in all. I have seen many American, British, Asian and of course, Filipino Tourists that are very kind. To all those people who were with us in the tour, Thank you so much that we have shared that experience with you all!

And to Kuya who we knew from Dasma Bayan, I'm sorry I forgot to ask your name but thank you very much from all five of us for taking wonderful shots for us! We will never forgot the kindness you have shown especially in our first Corregidor Trip!

Stay tuned for the rest of my Corregidor Island Series. God Bless us all and have a great Week!

4 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great post and picture. Thanks for the information on this location. Amazing.

the donG said...

nice shot of the ruins. never been to corregidor and i have no plans yet.

the shot from there is quite good.

Hilda said...

Yehey!!! Natuloy sila! I love this shot. Seven, tell "Louis" of SF Bay about your series. He's a war history buff and he's going to love this series!

Got a little break tonight — my sister's out with college friends and the girls are asleep already. ;)

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is very happy to learn about this series, so he'll be checking in frequently! Thank you, Hilda, for encouraging Steven to let "Louis" know about this!