Eastern Visayas Category

Leyte Landing Memorial

October 20, 2014

Today is the 70th anniversary of the fulfillment of General Douglas MacArthur’s pledge of “I shall return” after being forced out of the Philippines by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. On October 20, 1944, MacArthur, together with Philippine Commonwealth President Sergio Osmeña, landed at Palo, Leyte on... (read more)

Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport (Tacloban)

October 24, 2007

The Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport (airport codes: TAC and RPVA), popularly known as the Tacloban Airport, was built on the Tacloban Peninsula, a really interesting headland to the southeast of downtown Tacloban City in Leyte. The peninsula is practically coterminous with Barangay 88 of the city, and it encloses the... (read more)

Crucified Christ and the Map of Leyte

August 26, 2007

When the artist Nemesio R. Miranda, Jr. (popularly called Nemiranda by his peers) saw the shape of Leyte island, he saw the image of Jesus hanging on the cross. And to prove his assertion, he created the 45-foot tall Crucified Christ and the Map of Leyte Pilgrim Monument, located in... (read more)

San Juanico Bridge

March 4, 2006

The San Juanico Bridge is the country’s longest bridge, spanning the San Juanico Strait to connect Tacloban City in Leyte to the municipality of Sta. Rita, Samar. The 2.16-kilometer bridge was built in 1973 and contains 43 spans raising the roadway 41 meters above the water. A large arch under... (read more)