Tacloban City is a place of rich culture and history. It is an excellent destination where resiliency and courage are repeatedly tested and displayed by the locals. Visiting its famous tourist spots like MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park and M/V Jocelyn Shrine will remind everyone how they were able to bounce back after a calamity, and how big their hearts are in helping one another stand up once again.
The hearts of the Tacloban locals are not only for helping one another but for building lasting romantic relationships as well. They are family-oriented. Even for establishing and continuing romantic relationships, they highly consider their family’s opinion on their potential life partner.
Visiting the house of someone you like will merit you a plus point. It is also encouraged to bring a simple gift which can be shared by the whole family. This gesture signifies that you respect and honor their presence and influence towards their loved one.
When invited to stay over for a meal, it is customary to accept. Unless you are allergic to the food being served, graciously accept and enjoy the meal or snack offered. When offered binagol or moron, be sure to finish it up since they are two of Tacloban’s famous delicacies!
Tacloban City is not just a city where heterosexual relationships blossom and develop. The town is now more open to the LGBT community. Perhaps the constant presence of foreigners helping rebuild the city after the destruction of typhoon Haiyan back in 2013 also influenced the community to be more accepting of different sexual orientations. Before, when you open a dating app specifically for homosexual people, the same faces will greet you. Now, more people are coming out. Others are also more accepting of those different from them being that Tacloban is a place well known for its tolerance of alternative lifestyles.
Your sexual orientation doesn’t matter when you fall in love in Tacloban City. Visit the San Juanico Bridge to experience and see how it connects Leyte and Samar, just like the connection you feel with your special someone. From taking road trips to visiting a museum such as Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum, there is a lot to see and experience in Tacloban City with your special person.