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“Hidden secret still standing after the storm surge and typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Transfiguration of Our Lord Cathedral

The Transfiguration of Our Lord Cathedral
Palo, Leyte Province 6501, Philippines
+63 53 323-4050
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Palo
Manila, Philippines
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“Hidden secret still standing after the storm surge and typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Much of the cathedral roof was blown away in the typhoon, but the building structure withstood the surge and strong winds much better than its neighbours and community. To the right of the cathedral, the seminary building hides the ruins of the original Jesuit building, and a plaque commemorates the history of the cathedral, changing hands between Jesuit, Augustine and Franciscan communities, and a year spent as a hospital post liberation. The priest is an honest and frugal man with a distaste for corruption, a good example to others. He gave me and a group of volunteers lunch at short notice, as well as an honest view of the relief efforts in Palo.

Visited December 2013
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“bagong luma”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

most of the things in this Church are new; the only thing left of the original are the tile floors. not much to see. The altar is new; pews are new. door is new.

Visited July 2013
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