Talk:Corregidor Island

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I changed the heading, "The Title" to "The Island's Name." I don't think the tone of this part of the article is quite right (maybe too speculative.) However the information about the Spanish translation of the Island's name is useful. AMB 21:58, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

I changed "reverence to the US and Filipino soldiers that died there" to "reverence to soldiers that died there", as I'm certain that the Japanese soldiers who doubtless died there are not any less worthy of reverence. If you feel they are not, please change it back and explain why this is so. User:Druid Squid


facts need sourcing[edit]

In this paragraph:

The island, which sheltered Fort Mills, was a prized piece of real estate. Its defense installations had cost the U.S. Government more than 150 million dollars. This amount did not include the expenditure for fortifying the neighboring islands of Caballo, Carabao, and El Fraile, on which were established Forts Hughes, Frank, and Drum, respectively. Corregidor in 1941 was not any better than when she was in the middle of the twenties.

I have removed the last sentence (reason should be obvious). But I also feel strongly compelled to remove the first sentence unless someone can provide information about to whom, specifically, the island was considered "prized" real estate. Also needs sourcing is the information in the second sentence about the money spent on defense installations, and the information in the third sentence about the further expenditure cited (who spent the money on that other fortification, to what country did those forts show allegience, etc.). Otherwise I think this whole paragraph has got to go. Thoughts? Feelings?

Sugarbat 00:51, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Battle of Corregidor[edit]

The original purpose of this article was on the island itself with strong mention of the battle during WWII. Since then, the majority of the article is on the battle. There is enough information to move this to a seperate Battle of Corregidor page. If no one objects, I will do this within several days. --† Ðy§ep§ion † Speak your mind 01:43, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Shape[edit]

I'm tempted to change "tadpole shaped" to "sperm shaped" because it really looks more like the latter in the satellite picture. But for the sake of good taste I'll confine that observation to the talk section instead of making an edit that will be reversed promptly anyway. --207.244.154.58 (talk) 05:49, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Equinox[edit]

There is no equinox on May 6th. I am changing the text accordingly. Ethan Mitchell (talk) 14:30, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes there is no equinox on May 6, but I know there is a well in Corregidor that aligns with the sun during May 6. :0 I live like 5 miles from shore of Corregidor so I know :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.85.21.251 (talk) 02:59, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Geogrphical Jurisdiction[edit]

Are you sure that Corregidor Island is under the Jusidiction of the Province of Bataan? I know it is under the Jursidiction of the Province of Cavite. It is supported by the Cavite Province's link. Please verify this. If I get necessary information I might change it. . . —Preceding unsigned comment added by Metanoia Antoine (talkcontribs) 07:33, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

It is in Cavite. I live in Bataan and according to our history Teacher, Corregidor used to be administered under the Corregimiento of Mariveles, but Narcisso Claveria took Corregidor away from Bataan to Cavite. Hermosa and Dinalupihan were taken from Pampanga's jurodiction and became part of Bataan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.85.21.251 (talk) 03:01, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

lofty island???[edit]

Im confused about the term "lofty island" I've tried to source this through several mediums, but I'm still unable to find any other usage of the term. Honestly its not important to the page, and wasn't relative to what I was attempting to find, however it sort of stood out and I'm requesting clarification if possible. thanks in adv. --MrScamps (talk) 23:37, 22 November 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrScamps (talkcontribs)