About Tacloban City, Leyte
Avenida Veteranos Corner Juan Luna St.
Tacloban City, Leyte, 6500
- By Air - One can reach Leyte by taking a flight via Manila or Cebu. In Manila you need to transfer from the international airport terminal to the domestic airport terminal for a direct flight to Tacloban City, Leyte.
- By Sea - If your flight is coming from Cebu City, you can take a taxi from the airport to the Pier to catch a ferry – You can pick between a fastcraft(approx. 3-4hours) or large passenger ship(overnight trip, usually departs at night) for Ormoc. From Ormoc, you can catch a bus or jeepney that travels to Tacloban which is about a 2-hour drive
- Going Around in Tacloban and Leyte - Buses and Jeepneys are available to take passengers to neighboring towns and provinces. Potpot is Leyte’s own version of the tricycle. It is the main mode of transportation in the province to take passengers to nearby destinations. A potpot can hold upto 6 passengers at the same time. There are also taxis in Tacloban that take you to nearby towns and cities.
- San Juanico Bridge – A major tourist spot, this is the country’s longest bridge connecting the twin islands of Leyte and Samar, the third biggest island in the Philippines.
- People’s Center and Library for Leyte and Samar– Books from the USA and other parts of the world are housed here. Dioramas representing the Philippine culture from ancient to modern times can also be found in the center.
- Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum– Houses foreign and local collections of artwork, furniture and musical instruments.
- CAP Heritage Building (formerly Price Mansion) – Memories of World War II are kept alive in the Heritage Building. The infrastructure served as General Mac Arthur’s command post and the Provincial Capitol during earlier times.
- Binagol - is sweetened taro pudding with nuts. Binagol is a popular delicacy of the province of Leyte. Binagol is made from talyan (a root crop) mixed with eggs, coconut milk, sugar, butter, nuts and chocolate. The product is put in a polished coconut shell called “bagol” and covered in banana leaves.
- Suman Moron or Choco Moron - is a smoother variety of suman. This chocolate moron is made up of ground glutinous rice also known as “malagkit” being cooked in coconut milk. Moron can either be mixed or plain with cocoa or chocolate.
- Pastillas - Pastillas de Leche if directly translated from Spanish means “milk tablets” or “milk pills” which basically describes this Filipino sweet delicacy. This is made from evaporated milk with some mixtures to make it like a dough. The dough will be formed into small shape and be coated with sugar.
- Suman Latik – It’s a delicacy made of glutinous rice (malagkit), steamed then topped with syrup made from freshly extracted coconut milk and panutsa or cane sugar chunk.
- Sagmani - it is a delicacy popular in the Leyte and Samar region, that is made of grated gabe (taro), sugar, coconut milk and nuts wrapped in banana leaves. As an alternative, some use camote (sweet potato) or kamoteng kahoy (cassava) instead of gabe in making sagmani.
- Pintados – Kasadyaan Festival – A merry making event in Tacloban that lasts an entire month, during the celebration, festive dancers painted from head to foot of colorful designs to depict warriors of the olden times fill the streets of the city. The festival is meant to showcase the rich cultural beginnings of Tacloban by featuring native music and dances by its people. Various municipalities gather in the city to perform a lively dance-drama parade of a storyline based on their local folklore and legends.
- Sangyaw Festival – A mardi grass type of parade in honor of the Sto. Nino, the patron saint of the province
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