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Cavite: Middleside Barracks Ruins

Located in the Middleside sector in Corregidor island in the province of Cavite, Middleside Barracks is probably the first of the many ruins that you'll encounter once you avail the day tour package to Corregidor.
Middleside Barracks 
Of course, I have to have a souvenir photo. 
A picture from the tour bus
That's actually the NHI marker
Hmmm, you have to zoom in to read it.
The facade of the building
Built in 1915, Middleside Barracks is a large military structure that is made up of two three-story buildings. The barracks was referred to as Middleside Barracks because it was constructed in the Middleside part or sector of the island.
This damage was actually done by a typhoon

It was said that the cement used to build the structure was imported from Japan. Ironically, it would be the same country that would have its troops bombard the island (and the Middleside Barracks) with thousands of bombs.
The barracks was called home by the 60th Coast Artillery Regiment and by the 91st Philippine Scout Coast Artillery Regiment. The barracks was briefly occupied by elements of the 4th Marine Regiment when they arrived in Corregidor on December 1941. 

Check out these old pictures:



Today, the ruins of Middleside Barracks can only be viewed from the road in front of it. For safety reasons, no one is allowed to come near the crumbling ruins but from where you're standing you'd see that some parts that survived the war are already being reclaimed by Mother Nature. According to our tour guide, a portion of the barracks crumbled after a recent typhoon. Some parts of the building were then fitted with steel braces to "prolong" the life of the said structure.


Getting there:

Unless you hire a yacht (which is very expensive) or go to Bataan and rent a fishing boat to bring you to the island (which is tiring if you're from Manila), there is no other way to get to the island but through Sun Cruises.

Sun Cruises dominated, or let me say captured the tourism market for Corregidor. The good thing about it is that they have daily trips to the island.


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