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Bonifacio Global City is known to many as a premier commercial, residential, and dining hub in the Philippines. It will soon be adding another title under its belt--a heritage site.

Not known to the many yuppies who work in that area, seventy feet below the commercial real estate area in Fort Bonifacio lies a 2.24 km. long and 30-meter deep tunnel extending all the way to Muntinlupa City. It has 32 built-in chambers and two exits, with dark and damp passageways. Called the Fort Bonifacio War Tunnel, it was initially used as a storage room and hiding place during the Filipino-American war. Towards the end of World War II, American soldiers used flame throwers to drive out Japanese troops hiding in the tunnel.

The Bases and Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation have recently expressed that they are working to develop and rehabilitate the tunnel. The actual project will start by 2013, meaning that in a few years, people working in Fort Bonifacio office spaces and buildings  can visit the tunnel for a quick walk down history lane. Families will not have to go to far provinces to give their kids a taste of history. They can simply take a few minutes off enjoying BGC's modern above ground establishments to revisit the rich mementos of history underneath.  

With the Fort Bonifacio War Tunnel soon opening its doors, BGC will not only play a big part in the nation's business sector by being home to several corporate headquarters; it will also play a huge role in boosting the country's tourism and cultural heritage.