July 4, 2019, we commemorate the Filipino-American Friendship Day and it is very timely for Corregidor Foundation, Inc. (CFI) invites us to revisit and take another look at Corregidor Island. I am so excited about this because Corregidor has been part of my career life before when I was still working with Travel People, a sub business unit of Magsaysay Shipping. I’ve been to the Island several times and I’ve been wanting to visit again with the kids since we are homeschooling. Yes, Corregidor is a perfect classroom for homeschool mom like me.
Corregidor Island holds historical narratives of war that represents the tight for the country’s freedom. Known as the “Isle of Valor" or "The Rock”, the 358-kilometer island holds more treasures apart from the history carefully preserved in the island.
With full support from Department of Tourism through its marketing arm, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), and the Tourism Infrastructure and Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA), CFI unveils the new brand of Corregidor in a media launch held at Conrad Hotel.
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former DOT Undersecretary Cynthia Carrion as the new Corregidor Foundation Inc. Chairperson and CEO. She will be spearheading the new strategic campaign, dubbed “Corregidor Now," which aims to deliver a stronger and unified voice for the whole island, bringing it to greater heights as a tourism attraction. “For years, Corregidor Island seemed to be perceived solely as a popular historical site, with its idyllic features unknown to many,” Carrion said. “With our campaign, we hope that it will usher in a new era for this eco-historical location, making it known as a place of sanctuary where one can enjoy a relaxing opportunity to revel in the past."
Corregidor Now seeks to entice tourists to live and experience Corregidor island in more ways than one! Corregidor Now invites guests to learn the unique story of Corregidor Island and explore spots around the island that are waiting to be experienced, making it a unique and exciting tourism destination.
With the campaign, they seek to actively promote the island’s various attractions, such as
Pacific war memorial complex
Japanese garden of peace
Filipino heroes memorial
Beyond historical relics, the island boasts of a multitude of opportunities for every type of traveler to enjoy. Here are just some of the fun activities in the island.
See below video to have a short glimpse of Corregidor.
This initiative, according to TPB Chief Operating Officer Marie Venus Tan. aims to attract more domestic and international tourists to visit Corregidor Island.
In support of this endeavor. TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Pocholo Paragas said they greatly recognize the island’s historical value and strong tourism potential, which can make it a flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone (TEZ).
TIEZA is developing a comprehensive master plan for the redevelopment of Corregidor and the proposed rehabilitation of the Corregidor South Dock Pier. Under the marketing campaign, they will implement more proactive promotional efforts in various forms of media to inform the public and entice target markets to visit the island.
With all the tourist destinations in the Philippines, Corregidor Island is the only one where you can truly dive deep into history while enjoying the best of tropical Philippines. it is the picture-perfect showcase of the variety of fun and adventure offered on its land, sea, and air. Carrion invites Filipinos to come together, enjoy, and explore the historical paradise that is an ultimate relaxation and fun adventure sanctuary.
To book a tour may it be for family trip, field trip, homeschooling session, team building or even photo shoots or know more about Corregidor, please see their contact details below:
Phone Number +632.8233281
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(Photo credit to Corregidor Now Facebook and Tourism Promotions Board)