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Flight from Manila on Cebu Air Monday March10 was an hour late departing for Tacloban, isle of Leyte. A couple of gate changes and plenty of exercise and then the full flight. Arrived and was picked up by Raul Villacote, Roy GIlos and Jose Campos. To gain back the hour, we skipped the hotel and lunch and drove around the city to see the damage by …
Four months have come and went yet the destruction is still apparent in certain areas, especially in San Jose, the first barangay outside the airport. It must be quite an astonishing start to any trip to Tacloban to see the worst his area, families still scattered amidst rubble in tents that are slowing becoming subpar as they are exposed to the sun and rain week after week.
... br> in the lower levels of the Philippine government. I have heard accounts where
containers shipped in from abroad are seized and sold to the people instead of
The Filipinos are such a joy and delight. They are
so incredibly grateful and thankful for the international effort here that has
truly saved many of their lives after the storm. One of my co-workers makes
sure he sincerely thanks a foreigner on the ...
... songs together, there was no screen with words so we had to blag it, clapping our hands to the tune. We then played a bannana chant game, ban nana, the philippinos loved it. Its amazing what puts a smile on so many faces. We then heard a sermon talking on hope and life to people who have lost so much, standing strong in the face of adversity. Everyone felt so encouraged by the message. Each person was then given a ticket number, then numbers were read aloud. We handed ...
... seaside village.
Our final dinner in Tacloban was at Dr. Gloria's house. Dr. Gloria is heading up the ARP's work in Leyte and the surrounding areas. We had a variety of barbecued chicken and pork and then all of us except Leander stomached a balut each. We then caught up with Ate Beth at my favourite cafe, Josť Karlo's before we were dropped back at the apartment. We spotted a pop-up bar around the corner from our apartment so after freshening up ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Alejandro Tacloban
It was very enjoyable to stay in this historic hotel. It is being renovated from Yolanda's damage, so not up to where it will be once again. I am thankful they got it up and running as quickly as they did. Great work.
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