In 1942, a combined force of Filipino and American troops
made their last stand in Bataan and Corregidor against the Japanese. Many monuments of the Second World War still remain in these two places, which
were proclaimed National Shrines.
Corregidor, known as the "Rock" is a tiny, island-fortress guarding the entrance to Manila Bay. It gained worldwide fame in the last war for the gallant stand put up by the besieged US-Philippine forces against the Japanese army.
Bataan, lying just opposite Corregidor, may be reached after a 30-minute boat ride from the "Rock". It was also a famous battlefield in the last war.
Source: Philippine Tourism Authority