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We took full advantage of Sun Cruises’ RAIN OR SHINE promo for P1,999.00 +P200.00 (fuel surcharge) for 2 persons last August 3-4, 2013. The promo includes a day tour, a lunch buffet, an overnight stay and a zip line ride. Not bad right? To book the promo you need to call them first and reserve a date. Payment must be made through their BDO account.

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IMG_0893We arrived at 0700H and there were already a long line of people to the booking office. Everyone must pre-book first before taking the ferry. We left around 0815H and arrived an hour and a half after. If you have dizziness issues due to boat travel, do not forget to take Bonamine at least an hour before the trip and bring along crackers or menthol candies.

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We proceeded to our designated “Tranvia”. The 30+ seater cable car was our main mode of transportation during our guided tour and before we left Corregidor. The tram was a replica used during the early 1940’s and similar to the cable cars used in San Francisco, California (with a couple of alterations and modifications).

Corregidor Island (also know as “Fort Mills”) is a tadpole shaped island located at the entrance and southernmost part of Manila Bay. It is under the jurisdiction of Cavite City, province of Cavite.

During the time of American colonization, much have improved. An electric railroad track was made, a movie house (Cine Corregidor), tennis courts, a baseball field and a swimming pool was established. Barracks was built and more batteries were installed around the Island (most known are Battery Hearn, Smith, Way and Geary).

After the fall of Bataan (9 April 1942), Japanese forces blocked Corregidor from receiving any rations and supply of drinking water. They also bombed the Island repeatedly and forced the surrender of the last remaining Filipino-American forces under the command of  Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright last 6 May 1942.

3 years have passed, Led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, American forces liberated Corregidor

For more details, you may contact Sun Cruises at:

Sun Cruises reservations office: 02 834.6857-58 or 0917-5132625

http://www.corregidorphilippines.com (for updates and promos)

e-mail: suncruises@magsaysay.com.ph

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