Sto. Niño Shrine (Romuladez Museum)

Often confused with the Sto. Niño church, this 2-story building is located in Real Street in Tacloban City and one of the popular tourist attractions in the province. Not only because it's associated with the Marcoses, but because of the priceless collections inside the museum.

3D/2N Leyte & Samar Sample Expenses

On my first time visiting the province, our friend's father drove us around so we didn't spend much. On the 2nd time, however, we had to arrange our own transportation. Below is the sample expenses on our 3D/2N Leyte & Samar Provinces Trip.

Airport to Hotel Alejandro
Php 200.00
Hotel Alejandro
Php 830.00
Hotel Alejandro to DUP Tours
Php 32.00
DUP Tours to Caluwayan
Php 800.00
Caluwayan Beach Resort
Php 980.00
Caluwayan Beach Resort
Php 691.00
Caluwayan Beach Resort
Php 625.00
Caluwayan Beach Resort
Php 90.00
Boat Ride
Caluwayan Beach Resort
Php 980.00
Caluwayan Beach Resort
Php 4,400.00
Van Transfer
Caluwayan (Rafael Farms/McArthur)
Php 3,800.00

Php 13,428.00

3D/2N Leyte & Samar Sample Itinerary

As promised, I did return to Tacloban, Leyte and I included Samar in my itinerary.  I've been here already, but I will never get tired of going back to the historical sites I've been to.  This time I served as the tour guide for my friends, prepared the 3D/2N Itinerary and arranged the transportation for us.

Complete List of Hotels & Inns in Leyte Province

Last Updated: February 6, 2017
Please find below the list of accommodations in Tacloban City, Leyte. This is just a list and does not guarantee the current room rates, addresses, contact numbers and quality of service of the hotels. It is advisable that you do a full and thorough research about a specific hotel before booking.

Maria Kanon Madonna of Peace Shrine

Just below the Crucified Christ is the Madonna of Japan Shrine with the statue of Maria Kanon, the Goddess of Peace. This statue was donated by Japan to the Philippines as a symbol of peace and friendship.

Leyte Park Resort

We’re told that if we want to go for a night out, we must try the Leyte Park and the floating restaurant.  Assuming that at 10:00 in the evening is the best time to party out, we went there expecting a lot of people.  I guess 10:00 is late for oldies like us!

Ocho Seafood & Grill Restraunt

Ocho Seafood and Grill has been serving Tacloban with a fusion of Filipino and Chinese cuisine since 2002. From a small eatery, it has grown to become one of the city’s top food spots and surely the preferred place for the best seafood in town.

Crucified Christ and the Map of Leyte Pilgrim Monument

Located at the Kanruhaw Hill just beside the Tacloban City hall is the Crucified Christ overlooking the sea.  When we visited this, it's currently for renovation thus the metal bars in the pictures.
The statue has the image of the crucified Christ on one side and what makes it unique with other image is the map of Leyte on the other side. It has a fountain with wishing pond, but it's not currently working at that time because of the renovation.
One of the 2 tablets attached on the foot of the statue
Another stone has this inscription.

Map of Leyte

In 1521, Magellan discovered the Philippines, and held the first mass in Limasawa Island, in 1945, MacArthur made true to his promise through his words “I shall return”. For him to save the country from invaders and set foot on the shore of Palo, Leyte.

Leyte is indeed blessed for being the gateway to Christianity and liberation of the Philippines. The Lord Jesus must have planned it the people is in search for paradise not knowing that they are standing on a blessed Island, the sculpted image of Christ.”
Governor Remedios L. Petilla

Province of Leyte

The Image of the Crucified Christ

“Upon seeing the map of Leyte, I had visualised an image of a crucified man. The Map of Leyte is indeed the crucified Christ”.


If you have extra time, you can walk around the hill to explore the City Hall and walk down the stone steps down the hill where the Peace Shrine is located.

How to get to the Monument:
From downtown, just hire a tricycle to bring you to the Tacloban City Hall. Special trip costs Php60.00 per trip.

(Pictures were taken before the typhoon Haiyan)

Hotel Alejandro, Tacloban City

There are lots of hotels in Tacloban, but since I already stayed at Hotel Alejandro I booked here the second time around.  Not only because they offer great food for breakfast, but their service is great too!

Cafe Teresa at Hotel Alejandro

When we stayed at Hotel Alejandro, breakfast is included in their room rate.  I loved their breakfast, especially the danggit and daing na bangus.  When we came back I made sure my friends have breakfast here.

Sunzibar Restaurant: My Favorite Restaurant in Tacloban City!

This Mexican restaurant looks just your normal restaurant but don't be deceived. This is one of the reasons I want to go back to Tacloban. Loved by locals and tourists, with its sumptuous yet inexpensive menu. A really must try is their Nachos Salad and Rum Ribs.  I the Nachos Salad!  If only I can order a take home without spoiling the Nachos, I would.

CAP Building (Formerly Price Mansion)

This American-style mansion was owned by one of the richest man in Tacloban before the war, Walter Scott Price. An American businessman known to the local as  reserved as the "King of Leyte" because of his riches and how lived as a king. He's well liked by the locals because he knew how to share his blessing to the less fortunate.

Leyte Provincial Capitol (Pamunuan San Lalawigan Sa Leyte)

Once the seat of the Philippine Commonwealth Government on 1944 under President Sergio Osmeña, Sr. Constructed in 1917, completed and inaugurated in 1924. The original edifice was renovated, expanded and beautified 40 years after.

Rent A Car in Tacloban City

Last Updated: January 24, 2017
Below is the list of some of the rent a car companies in Tacloban City. 

Address: 1028 Real Street, Sagkahan District, Tacloban City
Phone#: (053)530-2207
Mobile#: (0917)103-1547 (Globe) | (0948)201-6392 (Smart)
Facebook Page:
Rate:  Please contact them for the rate.

Douglas MacArthur Landing Memorial Park

(Pictures were taken before the typhoon Haiyan)
The monument that marks the spot where General Douglas MacArthur landed with the American Liberation Forces in 1944. This was declared a national historical landmark in 2004. True to his famous promise "I Shall Return", he did come back to redeem the Philippines from Japanese.

Rafael Farm & Restaurant: A Relaxing Place with Beautiful View

This family owned farm is known for its sumptuous food, and a must visit when you go to Leyte.  We went there after visiting San Juanico Bridge so we had to travel for almost an hour and a half. The travel is all worth it because the place is very relaxing and peaceful. The restaurant is far from the highway, so you won't hear any noise, just the chirping of the the birds.

San Juanico Bridge: The Longest & Beautifully Designed Bridge in the Philippines

Last Updated: February 10, 2017
Formerly called Marcus Bridge, it is named the longest and beautifully designed bridge in the Philippines.  It measures 2.16 kilometers (1.34mi), connecting the two provinces, Samar and Leyte. It was built to facilitate faster movement between the two provinces. You probably won't believe it, but  this bridge, being the longest in the Philippines, was completed in only 4 years. Faster than the road in our barangay that took a decade before it's completed. Although it's completed in just a short period of time it's quality, however, is incomparable. It remained standing even after it was hit by the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

What it means to love...

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
What is love? How would you know if you are in love? How does it feel to be in love?  These are the questions that keep on bugging me ever since I can remember.

Traveling is like life...

Traveling is like life, you'll experience bumps and have scars along the way, but those will only add up to the excitement.
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