Get ready to experience a part of history! The Malinta Tunnel’s name originated from Malinta Hill, a 390-foot (120 m) rise through which its shaft is bored. Malinta is also Filipino term for “many leeches”, linta, on the other hand is a local word for “leech”. The main tunnel, running east to west, is 831 feet (253 m) long, 24 feet (7.3 m) wide and 18 feet (5.5 m) high.
Initially, Malinta Tunnel was used as a bomb-proof storage and personnel bunker, but was later equipped as a 1,000-bed hospital.
Today, this historic tunnel is the venue of an audio-visual presentation of events that occurred during the Second World War, presented by Lamberto V. Avellana, a prominent Filipino film and stage director.
Photo Source: By Makisig (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons