Friday, November 1, 2013

Fort Bonifacio War Tunnel

Last August 2013, I-Witness (of GMA News TV) did a documentary on the Fort Bonifacio War Tunnel. Here's a brief excerpt of the write-up for the documentary:

Bonifacio Global City is a bustling megacity at the heart of Metro Manila. It is a fast-developing commercial and residential hub, with skyscrapers sprouting everywhere.  But amidst the modern developments lie a secret rich in history.  Deep beneath the concrete roads is an underground labyrinth of tunnels…remnants of the city’s military past, when it was called Fort McKinley.

In 1941 General Douglas McArthur ordered the construction of an underground aerial bombing-free Air Warning Service of the Army Air Force. But two months after its construction, the Japanese bombed Fort McKinley and the headquarters above the tunnel was obliterated. In 1942, the Japanese entered Manila.


And here's the link to the video: