A great stop in Tacloban - Samar route, Basey is just 1-hour away from Tacloban and can easily be reached via vans or jeepney from Tacloban's new terminal. Visiting heritage churches is a must when you're in this part of the country and Basey Church is a nice one, sitting atop the hill overlooking the town. Great!
Basey reminds me of a town on a hilltop in Italy. On top of the hill is the Spanish Catholic Church built in the 18th Century. It's too high up the hill to be flooded by Yolando and stones/buttresses are more massive than other Spanish Churches.
It was obvious the stain glass would be spectacular from inside - we were...
An hour escape from Tacloban. Used to be center of civilization ahead of Tacloban during Spanish occupation.
The place was severely damaged by the onslaught of Yolanda, however, it did not get enough media mileage.