Corregidor*

NHCP Photo Collection, 2008

NHCP Photo Collection, 2008

NHCP Photo Collection, 2008
Location: Corregidor Islands, Cavite (Region IV-A)
Category: Site
Type: Site
Status: National Historical Landmark

Marker Date: 1949




CORREGIDOR

DERIVED ITS NAME FROM CORREGIMIENTO OR MUNICIPAL DISTRICT. ABOUT 1225 THE ISLAND BECAME A STRONGHOLD FOR CHINESE PIRATES UNTIL THEY WERE DRIVEN BY THE MOROS. BECAME SPANISH POSSESSION 1570 WHEN SPANIARDS ARRIVED IN MANILA FROM PANAY. OCCUPIED BY THE DUTCH 1600. RECAPTURED BY THE SPANIARDS AS A FORTIFICATION BESIDES BEING USED AS LIGHTHOUSE, DOCKYARD, NAVAL CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, PENAL COLONY, AND CHECKING POINT FOR SHIPS TO HAVE THEIR PAPERS CORRECTED. SURRENDERED WITHOUT RESISTANCE TO ADMIRAL DEWEY MAY 6, 1898, FIRST OCCUPIED BY THE AMERICANS AS A CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL NOVEMBER 14, 1904, AND FIRST GARRISON. THE 35TH COMPANY, C.A.C., COMMANDED BY CAPTAIN C.E. KILBOURNE. ARRIVED, MAY 8, 1908. BECAME THE SEAT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES DURING WORLD WAR II AND THE SCENE OF PRESIDENT QUEZON’S TAKING OATH OF OFFICE ON HIS SECOND TERM. PRESIDENT QUEZON AND HIS FAMILY SOUGHT SHELTER AT MALINTA TUNNEL DECEMBER 24, 1941. OCCUPIED BY THE JAPANESE MAY 6, 1942; RETAKEN BY THE AMERICANS MARCH 2, 1945. TURNED OVER TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES OCTOBER 12, 1947.

2 comments:

  1. Corregidor Island and the other islands on Manila Bay is under the jurisdiction of Cavite province not Bataan, Cavite City to be more exact. This include Caballo, El Fraile, La Monja and Carabao Islands.

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