Category Archives: Leyte

Tacloban Then

Walking and running around Tacloban sometime in August of 2012, I noticed the effort being done by the local government in beautifying the city. I saw jogging lanes near the water and the slogan “I love Tacloban” was all over. Here are some of my photographs I have then knowing that now this city was completely destroyed by super typhoon Yolanda last November 8, 2013.

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Water in downtown Tacloban with commuter boats

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Convention Center by the water

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One way of going around is by trike

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I like the name of this carinderia

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This burger joint signage made me smile as I always hear that word from my father. Porbida! is a Cebuano expression meaning "damn!"

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If you go inside that cafe then turn left you'll be sitting by the water side

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Tacloban's kakanin such as the sagmani and moron in one of those humble snack house in downtown area

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Joining a 50 km race, I was able to run in Tacloban and out of the city towards Palo then back and going out again towards Samar side by crossing the San Juanico bridge then back to Leyte again ending in the City Hall area of Tacloban. This is the bridge crossing part of the run

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I love Tacloban

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Wrapped Cooked Rice

Rice boiled inside weaved coconut fronds. AKA puso.
So common in Eastern Visayas especially in Cebu and I think there are several practical uses of this type of rice packaging that I wonder why the rest of the country did not adapt it.
Puso is practical to bring as rice baon for school, work or picnic. Very practical as street food rice, as take-out rice and appropriate for “plastic-banned cities”  Also there’s no need for flatware if paired with skewered meat such as pork barbecue, and eating rice in a moving vehicle is possible with puso.

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Perfect for lechon baboy too. Got these together with lechon I bought in Tacloban

Banig

Mat woven from organic material such as leaf or grass.

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Basey banig (made from tikog)

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banig bag

Sagmani and Binakol

Native delicacies like the sagmani and binakol in the picture below and all other types of kakanin and suman are not only delicious, filling, and all-natural but earth-friendly too with its plant-based packaging.

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binakol (top), sagmani (bottom)

 

Inopacan Pedicab

This pedicab in Inopacan has roof in both passenger and driver side. And the roof skirt has quite lovely patterns in it.

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