Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tacloban Visit June 2014 - What to See

Related Posts:  Trip SummaryWhat to Do  and Where to Stay and Eat

Nice view from the City hall, overlooking the bay

Magsaysay road was cleared of debris and nice to jog through
A man harvesting shells from a fallen tree

A pleasant site of donated boats lining up the shore

multitude of NGOs still operate in and around the city. Red Cross is one of the biggest and visible operators.

A huge ship stranded inland, one of several (around 9) big boats

this ship didn't follow 'No Parking' rule ;)

big ships somewhat became part of the landscape as if just another big house

Convention center (?) partly damaged but ok

Badly damaged Sto Nino church being rebuilt, I heard being funded by non-Christian group

One of the many housing project sites around Tacloban

temporary shelter by the old house

Still-standing, the iconic Sto Nino Shrine building in the downtown area

A tourist enjoying the bay view, everything seems nice and peaceful as if nothing bad ever happened

Boat operations in full swing, most are back to their usual routines

Intact Tacloban City hall near Magsaysay Road

passing by a Chinese-looking building that survived the wrath of nature

the atmosphere was festive when we visited, here was a mini parade for Dunkin's opening day

Well intact provincial government building that looked more like a museum given its nice sculpture and canon displays
a close-up of First Mass artwork

Market is very much operational, people smiled a lot - many had moved on

enjoying the iconic San Juanico bridge on the way to Samar

San Juanico bridge saw the exodus of survivors, hundreds if not thousands left Tacloban for safety

Still standing.  MacArthur shrine in Palo, Leyte.  Only Gen. Romulo was 'downed' by Yolanda, but now temporarily on the upright position using a stick.

Thanks to Cebu Pacific Air and DOT-8 for the support.

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