Embassy of Venezuela participates in events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the End of World War II in the Philippines
The ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the Philippines, Capaya Rodríguez González, participated Monday in the commemorative events of the 75th anniversary of the End of World War II in this Asian country.
This event, organized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, was held on the Corregidor Island, with the flag raising ceremony and a tour of the island, in order to keep alive the value of the heroes who participated during the World War II.
The Corregidor Island, strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay, just south of the Bataan province, Luzon, is a national sanctuary that commemorates the battle waged there by US and Filipino forces against an overwhelming number of Japanese troops during the World War II.
The small island of five square kilometers, part of the province of Cavite, has long been considered a natural fortress. The Spaniards fortified it in the 18th century, when it was used as a registration site (corregidor) for ships entering the bay.
Since the mid-1950s, the island has been the site of a military training camp in counter-guerrilla tactics.