Mountains and Adventures

Exploring Tacloban (plus Palompon Leyte and Bato Leyte)

Places we visited: Home town of my Father (Palompon, Leyte and my Mother- Bato, Leyte) and Tacloban City.

Last November 2013, Tacloban was hit by Typhoon Haiyan which cause a massive destruction across the city.

Tacloban is a provincial capital of Leyte. Leyte was the first to be liberated by the combined Filipino and American troops. General Douglas MacArthur’s assault troops landed in the Tacloban and Palo beaches (White Beach and Red Beach, respectively) and in the neighboring town of Dulag (Blue Beach) on 20 October 1944. These landings signaled the eventual victory of the Filipino and American forces and the fulfillment of MacArthur’s famous promise: “I Shall Return.”

MV EVA JOCELYN – one of the cargo vessels washed ashore during the storm surge, made as a Yolanda Memorial Marker in Anibong, Tacloban Leyte.


Mc Arthur Landing in Leyte – that commemorates the historic landing of GeneralDouglas MacArthur in Leyte Gulf at the start of the campaign to recapture and liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation on 20 October 1944.


Sto. Nino Shrine – is one of the 29 Presidential rest houses that the late President Ferdinand Marcos hd built.  It was built for his wife Imelda Marcos, who was born in Tacloban.  It is considered the number one tourist spot in Tacloban because of its association with Imelda.


Palompon, Leyte




Breakdown of Expenses:

September 13, 2016 Tuesday

Food P 140
Tricycle 150 Tacloban Airport to Van Terminal
Van (P300x2) 600 Tacloban to Palompon
Food 100 Suman
Water 40
Tricycle going to House 30 Palompon to Himarco
P 960

September 14, 2016 Wednesday
Van (P110 x 3) P 330 Palompon to Ormoc
Van (P140 x 3) 420 Ormoc to Bato Leyte
Tricycle 100 Bato to Daang Lungsod
Food (Lunch) 126
Van (P140 x 3) 420 Bato Leyte to Ormoc
Van (P110 x 3) 330 Ormoc to Palompon, Leyte
Tricycle 100 Palompon to Himarco

September 15, 2016 Thursday
Tricycle P 30 House to Palompon Proper
Van (P300x2) 600 Palompon to Tacloban
Multicab 16 Tacloban to Downtown
Hotel 900 Casa Real
City Tour 150
Food (Dinner) 300
Casa Real to Airport 26
Food 200
Ref Magnet 60
Jeepney 14 Airport to Baclaran
FX (Van) 50 Baclaran to Lawton
FX (Van) 50 Lawton to House








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