Exploring While Working @ Tacloban City, Leyte

Inside Romualdez Museum. Pinning the old grand piano.
Inside Romualdez Museum. Pinning the old grand piano.

One of the things I love about my work as a Social Worker is that I get to explore places while still working. This job brought me to different places locally this 2014. I’d been to Baguio, Western Samar, Quezon Province, Tacloban City, Mountain Province and Aurora.

I get to meet a lot of people and experience new things, new culture and traditions. This Tacloban City assignment was a memorable one because we have conducted training to the survivors of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Until now, I am deeply honored by how they handled their survival.

On the first day (touchdown), we went at Sto. Nino Shrine (Romualdez Museum) where we saw a lot of different themed rooms, old things from the Marcos clan and the likes. Though the caretaker/tour guide said the family did not actually stayed there to live, I could describe their life in one word: EXTRAVAGANT.

Wooden chandelier.
Wooden chandelier.

The picture above shows my favorite place inside the museum. It was called the Ballroom Hall. Vast, spacious. But the most eye-catching of all, this colossal wooded chandelier. It was kinda freaky and creepy but beautiful at the same time.

Queen's Bed. Bedroom of Imelda Marcos.
Queen’s Bed. Bedroom of Imelda Marcos.

Above is the queen’s bedroom. Imelda Marcos had it all. She had a Jacuzzi bath, large mirrors, pineapple walls (I mean, the walls were covered with pineapple-woven cloth.), very big room.

Protector of Tacloban City - Sto. Nino (made out to pure Jade)
Protector of Tacloban City – Sto. Nino (made out to pure Jade)

Lastly, this is the image of sleeping infant Jesus carved in a pure Jade stone.

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