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An island in the shape of a Tadpole located near Manila Bay is the island of Corregidor. This piece of land was once a fortress during Spanish rule in the Philippines. Its strategic location is a perfect spot to watch and warn possible enemies off Manila. This is probably how the island got its name, form the Spanish word “corregir” or corrector. Because it once served as a fortress, Corregidor Island is a veritable sea of for historical constructions and artifacts. Some of the well known Corregidor attractions are the Malinta Tunnel, the Pacific War Memorial, Spanish Lighthouse, Barracks ruins, Filipino-American Friendship Park, Gun emplacements, Filipino Heroes Memorial, Aviary and the Eternal Flame of Freedom.

The Eternal Flame of Freedom is a symbol of the recapture of the Philippines by the Americans. The project was sponsored by the Department of Energy, Corregidor Foundations, U-Freight Philippines, the Filipino-American Memorial Endowment and the California-based SunPower which provided the solar components of the construction.

If you fell like visiting the place, the Eternal Flame of Freedom is located at the Pacific War Memorial Dome of Peace. Getting there is easy enough because most of the locals are aware of the location. You only have to ask and the friendly people of Corregidor will point you in the right direction. This “Flame of Freedom” is a symbol of the challenges and fights the Philippine and the United States have fought together in the name of freedom.

After catching a glimpse of the famous “Flame of Freedom”, you can now walk around the Pacific War Memorial Dome of Peace and see the other attractions the site has to offer. Enjoy Corregidor at its finest and drop by the earlier mentioned locations for a true taste of this tadpole-shaped island.


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