Vintage Tacloban

The Leyte Kalipayan Dance Company (1970s)
Jet Almeria, Emy Tudtud, Tony Chan, Bay Telmo, Lorie Siao, Terry Piczon, Ruby Tate and Tita Mora

St. Paul's College Wooden Building and the St. Therese Chapel (1940s)

Old Tacloban Wharf (around 1920s)

Old Tacloban Market

Old Tacloban (at the Esperas Residence, 1940s)

Holy Infant Academy

The Liszt Circle 
L-R:Leonor Monthermoso, Maria Lauzon, Salud Larraga, (?), Rosa Ester Tolete, Dimna Ramirez(?), Mary Chapman
(Ladies Piano and Song Ensemble who performed at the Holy Infant Academy and in Tacloban Social Circles in the yesteryears. They performed piano music not only the "symphonic poems" of Franz Liszt but also American Hymns like "Morning Song" and "The Night sinks on the Wave"

A poster pic pose of the original members of the Leyte Filipiniana Dance Troupe. Taken in 1965 at a major event in the US.
Fathers Pablo Tantoy and Filomeno Bactol shown posing with the giant cabbages in the old "Children's Park". The priests were at the time parish vicars of the Sto. Nino Church. The was picture was taken around 1968.
"GROWING UP AS AN ACTOR IN TACLOBAN, LEYTE IN THOSE DAYS WAS PRECIOUS AND MEMORABLE! I guess DWUnians of earlier times enjoyed where our Art, Culture and Sports was a hub bed...It started as a hangar for airplanes to an auditorium where I, as a student then, played lead roles in operettas, watched zarzuelas, short plays and watched basketball games! Then many a student walked in its proscenium to receive their diplomas..But sadly, and poignant..the DWU Gymnasium burned down sometime in the 80s, efforts were made to resurrect it but it was eventually overcome by the subsequent closing of the University due to labor problems.."
This was taken shortly after the An Maglipayon affair -a group of Taclobanons during a socio-cultural function at the start of the 40s, shortly before the war.

From  left clockwise: Jesusa Brillo (1st), Eugenio Brillo (2nd), Dominga and Ciriaco Basilio (3rd and 4th), Juanita Benitez, my grandmother (5th), Francisco Quintero (6th), Eufemia Brillo (7th; not quite sure), Jose Brillo (11th), Severa Quintero (12th), Francisco Benitez, my grandfather (13th), Emilio Benitez (15th), Pilar Pascual (16th), Evaristo Pascual (17th), and Eulalia Benitez (18th). Needless to say, the gentleman seated at the center is Mayor Vicente Quintero.

This  picture was a "post-performance pose" by the dance group composed of relatives. The dance was performed during an "An Maglipayon" affair which was held a couple of weeks earlier. Then after some time (or on January 6, 1940) they re-grouped at the residence of Ciriaco and Dominga Basilio for this photo op.
The house filled with music with the strains of Man Tining Diaz, Man Antonieto Munoz, Man Juling Dolorico, Dr Fuentes and Man Litong Diaz, and others.
This photo illustrates the era of glitz and glamour in Tacloban around 1960s YLAC Valentine Affair with the ladies in black and white  ensemble:

Encarnacion Benedicto, Lourdes Zosa, Zoila Redona, Francisca Jimenez, Dolores Monuz, Cristina Pablo, Esther Cuna and Etta Abesamis

Old St. Paul's College

Price Mansion

Painting of The old Sto. Niño Church

The Young Ladies Association for Charity (YLAC) in 1947 with Father Lino Gonzaga as the chaplain and spiritual director.

Leyte Normal Faculty

A bridal shower for Lolita Montilla. The young ladies of Tacloban.

First row - Alita Romualdez [Martel], Nenita Serrano [Sy], Meding Jaramilla, Lilia Sumayod, Luz Mendiola [Mate], Letty Martillo [Locsin], Rosario "Charita" Manza, Loling Jaramillia

Second row - Lourdes "Lodi" Abasolo, Chong Aguillon, Antonia "Toni" Avila, Aldona Tandinco, Lily Anover [Montejo], Aurora Montilla [Dorffi], Aurora Abesamis, Meldy Romualdez [Marcos], Sagrario "Sagring" Manza, Emma Allid [Tolentino]

Third row - Virgie Kintana [Veloso], Betty Montejo, Estela Moraleta, Tita Benitez [Aguilos], Chita Laceras [Dimayuga], Aida Jaro [Capucion], Venus Dula, Thelma Anover [Obfenda].
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