Tacloban City is situated at Cancabato Bay in San Juanico Strait which partitions the islands of Samar and Leyte. Tacloban is at the northeastern side of Leyte, about 360 miles southeast of Manila. It is the main gateway to the Eastern Visayas region and is its biggest city and regional center. It attracts many visitors for its natural beauty and historical significance in World War II.
Here are mingming’s photos of Tacloban:
Leyte Provincial Capitol Building, the seat of the provincial government of Leyte. This was built in 1907 and was once the seat of the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines under Sergio Osmena, Sr. in 1944.
Crucified Christ and the Map of Leyte, a 45-foot tall monument on top of Kanhuraw Hill. This was created by artist Nemesio Miranda, Jr. who saw the shape of Leyte’s map as a depiction of the crucified Christ (info from Vista Pinas).
Madonna of Japan, or Maria Kannon, was erected 33 years after WW II as a symbol of peace and friendship between Japan and the Philippines
More photos next week
This site has great info on Tacloban: Mabuhay Tacloban City