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Corregidor Island, Cavite Province, Philippines
 

Spanish Historical Marker

Corregidor Island

 
 
Spanish Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 28, 2013
1. Spanish Historical Marker
Inscription.
Spanish text:

La isla de Corregidor paso a formar parte de la Corona de España el 19 de Mayo de 1571, al ser ocupada por el intrépido navegante Miguel López de Legaspi, fundador de la Ciudad de Manila.

Debido a su posición estratégica, Corregidor sivió como Fortaleza protectora guardian de la Bahía de Manila durante 327 años, hasta el 2 de Mayo de 1898. Durante esos años presenció gloriosas escenas de heroism, en las que la historia de Filipinas y la de España se entrelazaron.

En conmemoración del Centenario de la Declaración de la Independencia de Filipinas, el Pueblo Español – a través de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional – ofrece esta placa conmemorativa para que sean recordados tanta gloria y heroísmo, reflejados hoy en la estrecha armistad que une a España y a la República de Filipinas.

English text:

Corregidor Island became a part of the Spanish Crown on May the 19th, 1571, after its occupation by the dauntless navigator, Miguel López de Legaspi, who founded the City of Manila.

Due to its strategic position, Corregidor which was a Spanish island for 327 years until May 2, 1898, served as a fortress, guarding Manila Bay. And as such, it witnessed a great deal of heroism in which the history of the Philippines and that
Spanish Historical Marker in the graden outside the modern Corrigedor Vessel Traffic System image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 28, 2013
2. Spanish Historical Marker in the graden outside the modern Corrigedor Vessel Traffic System
(VTS) Lighthouse
of Spain were gloriously merged.

In commemoration of the Centennial of the Philippine Declaration of Independence, the people of Spain – through the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation – offers this marker to remind us of such glory and heroism, reflected today in the strong and binding friendship between Spain and the Republic of the Philippines.

Corporation logos:
COOPERACIÓN ESPAŇA
Embajada de España
Corregidor Foundation, Inc.

 
Erected 1998 by Embassy of Spain.
 
Location. 14° 22.706′ N, 120° 34.61′ E. Marker is in Corregidor Island, Cavite Province. Marker is on Topside Tour Trail just from Radar Tower. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corregidor Island, Cavite Province 4125, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Corregidor Lighthouse (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); 503rd Airborne- "The Rock Force" -Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); To the Angels (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); General Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Corregidor
The Sun Cruises tourist tram on the Topside Trail at the Corregidor Lighthouse Complex image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 28, 2013
3. The Sun Cruises tourist tram on the Topside Trail at the Corregidor Lighthouse Complex
with the Spanish Historical Marker visible in the garden - left, middle.
(approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Malinta Tunnel (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); "For the Repose of Souls" (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); "Tribute to the Brave Heroes" (approx. 2.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Corregidor Island.
 
Also see . . .  Philippine Declaration of Independence, 1898. (Submitted on April 26, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsPeaceWar, Spanish-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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