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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”.


Nemiranda
Artist

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)

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