Government plans to turn World War 2-era tunnel in Bonifacio Global City into tourist site

The Bonifacio War Tunnel is over 70 years old.

InterAksyon.com's Darwin Amojelar reports that the state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)  is planning to develop the Bonifacio War Tunnel located at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) into a historical museum and tourist site.

 

According to the report, BCDA will develop the historical tunnel into a tourist attraction in partnership with the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the National Museum.

 

The Bonifacio War Tunnel is a 72-year-old structure located along the eastern portion of BGC, which used to be part of Fort Bonifacio or Fort McKinley. It was constructed by the Americans in 1941 in preparation for the Japanese occupation. Ironically, the tunnel was used by the Japanese "as a bomb shelter against American air raids from October 1944 to March 1945."

 

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