The Philippines was a U.S. colony before World War II, and Corregidor Island was the U.S. Army's most heavily-defended outpost. During World War II, Corregidor also became America's last line of defense. Corregidor fell to the Japanese in 1941, and was abandoned to the elements until the 1980s, when the government recognized the island's potential as a historical tourism destination.
This year, Sun Cruises expanded its Corregidor itinerary with an overnight package that lets visitors see the island's sights at leisure. Intramuros tour guide Carlos Celdran invited me to join a few travel bloggers and tourists to "Rediscover the Rock" with him.
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