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  • 10 Squadgoal Photos That Will Entice You To Visit Samar And Leyte

    10 Squadgoal Photos That Will Entice You To Visit Samar And Leyte

    With the influx of high-powered cameras and superbly-advanced smartphones nowadays, it is easy to get those magazine-like shots and get featured on different social media programs. However, in our eagerness to share those beautifully captured photos, we have neglected to savor the magnificence set before us and experience firsthand the gentleness of the waves, the salty breeze of the sea, the radiance of the rays of the sun, and the exchange of compliments among friends. We have forgotten to engage our senses and notice the exquisiteness of the world and the people around us.

    On our recent ...

  • Visiting Tacloban And Palo Leyte

    Visiting Tacloban And Palo Leyte

    We stayed in Leyte for 3 days and booked our accommodation in GV Hotel, other relatives of my travel hubby stayed is Rosvenil.

    Rosvenil is a pension house converted into a hotel. Aircon room rates starts at P1,280 for 2 pax inclusive of breakfast. Contact numbers: (053) 3212676, 09399248973, 09178304757.

    GV Hotel is best for budget travellers. Aircon room rates starts at P800 for 2 pax. Contact numbers: (053) 5230267 (unfortunately, I was not able to take a picture of the hotel)

    First day of our stay is allotted for the wedding of my travel hubby's cousin. The wedding ceremony took pl ...

  • Biyahe Ni Drew Explores Northwestern Leyte

    Biyahe Ni Drew Explores Northwestern Leyte

    Ano pa ba ang meron sa North Western Leyte bukod sa McArthur Shrine at San Juanico Bridge? 'Yan ang aalamin ni Drew sa Biyernes sa Biyahe ni Drew!

    Kapag narinig natin ang "Leyte", ilan sa mga unang pumapasok sa isip natin siyempre ay ang San Juanico Bridge. Sa haba nitong 2.16 kilometers, ito na ang pinakamahabang tulay sa Pilipinas na nagdurugtong sa mga isla ng Leyte at Samar. Isa pang kilalang tourist attraction sa probinsiya ang Leyte Landing Memorial o mas kilala bilang McArthur Shrine. Itinayo bilang paggunita sa makasaysayang pagbabalik ni General Douglas McArthur sa pagtatapos noon ...

  • PNoy leads rites marking 70th anniversary of pivotal WWII naval battle

    PNoy leads rites marking 70th anniversary of pivotal WWII naval battle

    President Aquino spearheads Monday (Oct. 20) rites marking the 70th anniversary of the Leyte Landing, a pivotal moment in the effort by the US-led Allied Forces to turn the tide against the Japanese invaders who had occupied the Philippines since 1941.

    The commemoration, interestingly, comes three weeks ahead of the one-year anniversary of typhoon Yolanda, the aftermath of which had seen American forces and their World War II enemies, the Japanese, united in the effort to help the Philippines recover from the super typhoon that killed thousands and devastated Leyte, including Palo town, the ...

  • MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park

    MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park

    Each time I have a Leyte tour package in my capacity as a tour coordinator, I would see to it that this historical mark is a part of it. It is also known as MacArthur Park or Leyte Landing Memorial Park. This was declared a national park on July 12, 1977 through Letter of Instructions No. 572 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos. Prior to that, this was formerly Imelda Park. Imelda Marcos is the wife of former President Marcos and a native of Leyte.

    Its mere location is already scenic by itself as its along the stretch of Red Beach of the Municipality of Palo which is a part of the province ...

  • Douglas MacArthur Landing Memorial Park

    Douglas MacArthur Landing Memorial Park

    This monument marks the spot where General Douglas MacArthur landed with the American Liberation Forces in 1944. This was declared a national historical landmark on 2004. True to his famous promise "I Shall Return", he did come back to redeem the Philippines from Japanese.

    You might think that this larger-than-life monuments are situated on the shore of Red Beach, Palo, Leyte, but it's not.What you've seen in most of the pictures posted are just camera tricks making it look like it's actually on the shore. It stands in a man-made pool at the center of the park.

    Former President Ferd ...