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“WEEP AND BE SORRY”

Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Tacloban
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a dismal example of how people's money has gone to rot. The place does not only need repairs and refurbishing; it needs a major overhaul. At night, you will miss it because it is pitch dark. In the day, you will mistake it for the decrepit structures wasted by the big typhoon.

3  Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum is a repository of the grandeur of the Marcos regime. Every room is furnished and has a concept. One will also find the vast collections of the Marcoses when it comes to luxurious objects. It is like the Malacanang Palace of the south. Although the museum was damaged during the typhoon and restoration needs to be in place, the museum still has a lot to showcase to its visitors.

2  Thank writeonthespot
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Sto. Nino Shrine. It displays the fortune and previous properties of the Marcoses. Managed now by the PCGG, the Santo Niño Shrine, one of the 29 presidential rest houses that the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos had built. There is an Olympic sized swimming pool the behind the building. The entrance to the Shrine, you could see the Santo Niño is at the far end of the entrance. On both sides are a number of guest rooms with various themes. Santo Niño, a representation of the infant Jesus Christ, is the patron saint of Leyte. I wonder why the hell it was called the Sto. Nino Shrine where all I can see are the relics and antiques of the Marcoses. It just reminds me of how poor Filipinos are while the family are enjoying all the glamor in the world. The entrance fee was ridiculous and there was even a what they call "camera fee". And i wonder where will the money will proceed then. I suggest this Heritage should be sold and the earnings will proceed to the victims of injustices and their families, during the Martial Law era. I didn't enjoy the whole tour actually, I went out and ate and drank a lot of buko juice for i was thirsty already half of the tour. It was humid inside the buildings and I'm not really getting my money's worth or at least it was not worth of my precious leisure time. What a waste!

Thank Joseph Bernard A
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Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

No shoes insight for the ladies, they must be kept somewhere else. Dirty, musty unmaintained place with no aircon or even fans. All it shows is how much money was wasted whilst people were starving. They never lived here. You would to think with the entrance fee they would pay someone to maintain it.. Typical ...

1  Thank Brad M
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The museum was decaying and didn't seem to be maintained well. I also did not like the fact that we had to change into slippers which I wasn't sure was sanitized. The whole place was old and you could certainly smell the damp. Some parts that had wood work were broken.

Thank QCMotherD
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