MacArthur National Park

Palo, Leyte, Philippines

General Douglas MacArthur Park, Leyte, Philippines

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Center of the Macarthur Park. This is the Macarthur National Park (Shrine).
Waiting on Gen. Douglas MacArthur to come on shore...  MacArthur Park (Shrine)
Proclamation that Gen MacArthur will return to protect the Filipino People from the Japanese. This is a Leyte Landing Mark by Gen. MacArthur on Octuber 20,1944
Side view Back view.
10-20-1944 Pacific Palo, Leyte Landing and North 10-20-1944 Pacific Palo, Leyte Landing and South

Soya Grass of the Park by the Pacific

Looking straight to the Monument.

This is the Y- Road going to the MacArthur Park from the west. Beautiful Road with Big Trees going to Macarthur Park about 914 km. south of Manila.

Celebrating General


Douglas MacArthur

General MacArthur is part of their Pintados  Festival on

29 of June, he is in the Heart of all the Leytenos.

Leyte Landing Day Big

Parade... Big Holiday!

Leyte Landing Day... 20 October Big Holiday! Everything,

Banks Businesses close at Noon on the 19th until the 21st





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  I'm here in San Rafael Dulag Leyte by the Hill 120, the actual place where General Douglas Mcarthur and his troop landed. What a beautiful place!. My only regret is I wish San Rafael of Dulag is where they would acknowledge as the actual place where Gen. McArthur and his troop landed, after all it is a historical place and where lots of heroes lost their lives and must be recognize
Celsa P Lotharius | | San Rafael Dulag, Leyte | San Rafael, Dulag Leyte
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 09:28:03 AM PST

I stayed at the Oriental (Tacloban ) for a week October 10-17, ..hard to imagine what occurred in 1944, I gazed across the landing area and felt deeply moved , how the armed forces , to a man, dealt with the terror of what lay before them on that day is mind numbing.
mikey | | negros oriental (via London England ) | Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. Phl
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 02:01:23 AM PST

its so smelly down here
abc | | quezon city | philippines
Sunday, October 07, 2012 at 04:09:26 AM PST

i really missed this place.. hope i can go back there in Palo Leyte someday.. i love to jog early in the morning in MC arthurs park w/ my was so relaxing and refreshing..
beverly franga | | Negros occidental | bacolod
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:40:25 PM PST

We've been there last week, June 14, 2012 very nice place in Palo, Leyte.
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 04:27:19 AM PST

Just asking only for the names of those guys companions of Douglas Macarthur in landing at Leyte, Thank you very much for those who can give me the name of those persons that was with macarthur.
Wilfredo Napoli | | maligaya park brgy. pasong putik , Novaliches Quezon City | Tacloban, Leyte
Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 04:50:36 PM PST

I have never been here at the park and I am so grateful to have those pictures posted for everybody to see and enjoy this breathtaking park. And wow! October 20, 1944. long long time ago. Thank you all!
VM | Ormoc city, Leyte, philippines | Ormoc City
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 09:15:59 PM PST

I was looking for info on Gen.MacArthur's son, but no one seems to know what happened to him, I am interested in case any one has information...I was in the landing on leyte way back in 0ctober of is getting kinda hard to remember, so long ago. I was NAVY AIR, and do not remember too much about the LEYTE operation but after a while I was in the invasion of Luzon, we had PB4Y2'S AND LOST MOST OF TWO SQD., THE DATE TODAY IS CHRISTMAS TO NEW YEAR OF 2012, WE ARE VERY ANXIOUS ABOUT THE FOOTBALL GAME FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BETWEEN LSU (MY TEAM) AND ALABAMA...IWAS INVOLVED IN FOOTBALL MOST OF MY LIFE AND STILL A BIG FAn, I am sure thay the Islands have changed to the point that I would not recognize them, the People there were so nice to us both Islands, and we thank them so much...God bless them and I pray for them at times...I am sure that clark field has changed a lot...GMARANATHA!!!od bless and love all MARANATHA!!!LTZCDK
Jjohn Larkin Mulliniks | | Alexandria, La., until 1949 moved to | Lake charles, La., I was born and raised dyer county, Tennessee
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 04:19:13 PM PST

nagsalita ang mga palakaaa.....Istoryaheeee...
Karen Labanos | | Baguio | America
Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 10:30:50 PM PST

nagsalita ang mga palakaaa.....Istoryaheeee...
Karen Labanos | | Baguio | America
Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 10:30:48 PM PST

Re-tracing back Gen.Douglas McArthurs efforts and keeping his words given to the Filipinos (the famous quote "I SHALL RETURN")during the war were awesome and highly commendable. However, could someone please clarify where did he actually land, was it in Dulag or Palo? As I do intend to pay the area a visit in January next year.
Erlinda Sotomayor | | Mandaluyong City, Philippines | London, England
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 07:04:31 AM PST

Gen. MacArthur actually landed in Dulag, Leyte not in Palo.
ner | ormoc | ormoc city
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 03:05:01 AM PST

I was part of the first wave to land in the Philippines on October 20th ,1944 I whitnesed Geneal MacArthur land with his group that pm. I was attached to the 24 Division .. We were a Medic group 205ht malaria Survey Unit.
Vincent Migliazzo | | Los Angeles, Calif | Los Angeless, Calif
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 09:50:40 AM PST

when can I ever comeback to this place? it looks so grand already. makes me proud to be a bisaya...I'll comeback for sure and say the lines "I have returned" so help me God!
CLEOFE F. DOMINGO | | Guindapunan Palo,Leyte | Calgary, Alberta CANADA
Friday, June 03, 2011 at 08:44:21 AM PST

nandun kmi nung time na yun fieldtrip kasi namin nun!! maganda yung mga banda!!
johnrey | | burauen leyte | burauen leyte
Monday, January 24, 2011 at 01:07:37 AM PST

Sayang kulang pa kasi eh walang details tungkol doon.
Arthur | | Leyte | Leyte
Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 03:51:59 PM PST

i wasn,t born in that time when the graet American General Mr.MacARTHUR living. but my reading to the histry partuclar the one related by second world war. always i rember his great saying by MacArthur ( its fatal to enter any war without the will to win it))
Mohammed bdu Ali | | sudan | bhrain
Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 06:40:44 AM PST

My Dad, Marvin Jones a WWII veteran drove the Landing Craft #13 taking men & Gen MacArthur ashore Leyte Oct. 1944. Am interesting in hearing from any veterans to correspond or put in touch with my Dad. He would enjoy hearing from Vets! Please let me know. Thanks
Kay | | South Bend Indiana | Mount Plymouth Florida
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 08:09:18 PM PST

Spent May 2010 in Barangay Christina just North of Calubian,Leyete and also spent time in Cabucgyan, Biliran with my Sister in law and had a wonderful time doing all the fiesta's and took a private van from Cabucgyan, Biliran down to Tacloban where we stayed in the Leyte Park Hotel for 3 days and really enjoyed the area! We then were on to to Manila and eventually back to Albuquerque NM USA. I really enjoyed my trip since we left the PI in 1989 and this was my first time to my wifes province and it was fun!
Terry Burnham | | Camden, Arkansas USA | Albuquerque, NM USA
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 07:31:03 AM PST

i hope the see you nice country again,first time i see talisay,now i like the come to leyte,i like the look things from the 2 war.ferry good side thanks henri
leenheer | | denhaag holland | ardennen france
Friday, September 10, 2010 at 06:21:44 AM PST

I really miss home so much, it's been 16-17 years since i last seen this place. I left in 1971, last time i visit was maybe 16 years ago. One day in the near future i'll see you again.
Leonida Pedrosa Escarda Durousseau | | Santa Cruz Palo, Leyte | Las Vegas Nevada USA
Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 04:04:29 PM PST

Gen Douglas was a Gods great instrument for us all Filipinos be free from Foriegn Dominant. He played how hazardous role to sacrifice just for peace and liberty.
SSG Dave Daan Phil Army | | Baybay, Leyte | AFP Medical Center Manila
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 06:03:25 AM PST

gimingaw ako. permi ako maligo sa dagat ha red beach sa dinhi pa ako ha palo. graduated high sch in saint mary, baptized & confirmed in palo cathedral. most of all a nice web site
elisa ljøkjell | libertad, palo | norway
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 01:16:08 PM PST

alam nyo ba na si douglas mcarthur ay idol ko dahil sa ipinakita nyang katapangan sa paglaban sa mga hapon.hindi sya sumuko sa pakikipaglaban sa pwersa ng mga hapon.KAYA KAYONG MGA ADIK SA COMPUTER IMBIS NA MAG-ARAL KAYO TUNGKOL KAY IDOL(DOUGLAS MCARTHUR) AY INAATUPAG NYO PA ANG KUNG ANO-ANONG COMPUTER GAMES.
jessa | | san jose,montalban,rizal,philippines | quezon city,manila,philippines
Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 10:39:19 PM PST

taekwondo girl | | rodriguez rizal,philippines | in the philippines
Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 10:37:00 PM PST

alam nyo ba na si douglas mcarthur ay idol ko dahil sa ipinakita nyang katapangan sa paglaban sa mga hapon.hindi sya sumuko sa pakikipaglaban sa pwersa ng mga hapon.KAYA KAYONG MGA ADIK SA COMPUTER IMBIS NA MAG-ARAL KAYO TUNGKOL KAY IDOL(DOUGLAS MCARTHUR) AY INAATUPAG NYO PA ANG KUNG ANO-ANONG COMPUTER GAMES.
jessa | | san jose,montalban,rizal,philippines | quezon city,manila,philippines
Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 10:26:17 PM PST

Good Day I am trying to find out when the Statues were placed at MacArthurs Park. I stayed there in 2005 and returned to Tacloban for the funeral of my brother in law in 2009. I am writing a short story of my travels and need to know when the statues were placed at the park. I hope you can help. Thank you Aubrey Huggins Kingston, Ontario Canada or
Aubrey Huggins | | Ontario, Canada | Ontario, Canada
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 04:30:08 AM PST

Thank you for the rare and beautiful photos of the Philippines.
Carlos L Madrazo Jr PhD | | Central Cpd, San Carlos City, Negros Occ, Philippines | Federal Way, Washington, 98003
Friday, December 04, 2009 at 09:34:18 PM PST

Photos are wonderful. They bring back memories.
Rev Silversity P Anfone-Madrazo | | Manhuyod, Negros Oriental, Philippines | Federal Way, Washington 98003
Friday, December 04, 2009 at 09:32:39 PM PST

Thank you for the rare and beautiful photos of the Philippines.
Carlos L Madrazo Jr PhD | | Central Cpd, San Carlos City, Negros Occ, Philippines | Federal Way, Washington, 98003
Friday, December 04, 2009 at 09:29:27 PM PST

Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 08:20:44 AM PST

We are so proud of MacArthur Park History...I had have visit many times since I was grew up. I always bring with my Deaf, PWD and Hearing people. Also I am a guiding tour and just contact me at M.G.L.Q. Deaf Tour Travel Agency; email:
Maria Gilda Nakahara | | Brgy. No. 2, San Julian, Eastern Samar 6814 | Eastern Samar and Manila both
Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 07:47:00 AM PST

We were here last Sept. 4, 2009! Nice historical place.
Lyds | | Sta. Quiteria, Caloocan City | Philippine Publishing House, Baesa, Caloocan City
Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 11:46:33 PM PST

We were her at MacArthur Park last Sept. 4, 2009! Nice, historical place.
Lyds | | Sta. Quiteria, Caloocan City | Philippine Publishing House, Baesa, Caloocan City
Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 11:42:48 PM PST

I was there last august and it was a great expirience looking aound the place..
auie | | patul Santiago city, Isabela | Santiago city isabela
Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 07:57:58 PM PST

giving this value of respect and continued admiration to the great hero and embracing a true liberated country as we expected now. this is a sign of sealed to our heart that we can't have liberation without them.a memoir to reminisce
analou | | ormoc city | leyte philippines
Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:51:44 AM PST

My landlord here in Palo tells me about growing up on Samar and Leyte. He is only 50 years. When he was a boy, pieces of WWII were still all over the ground and bullets in the coconut palm tree trunks. Now, many years and many typhoons later, I have been here a year, and Mac's monument is the only think I've seen related to WWII. Just too many years in a corrosive climate. Y'all come on over. The hospitality is good.
charles pinckney | | Magnolia Springs, Alabama, USA | Guindapunan-Baras barangay, Palo, Leyte, RP
Monday, May 04, 2009 at 06:05:02 AM PST

i remember the macarthur park when i was 15yr old,my family when they comes the lety landing were all visit here an enjoy some with my family.....they bring foods and having fun while eating.....all of my life i wont forget the leyte landing.for me it is the memorable place at macarthur park...
isabel | | brgy.sanfernando palo leyte | palo leyte
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 03:26:30 AM PST

Enjoyed the photos very very much I came on to Leyte on October 20 1944 We laid steel over the runway after filling all the holes made by bombs shells and land mines they had left for us We camped in Palo which consisted of a few people and an old church about a hundred or more years old Stayed there until june of 1945 Went into Tacloban now and then Would like to visit the place againWould not expect to find any of the friends I made there Some of the nicest folks Ive ever met Pictures are GREAT
Robert Bickley | bickley | Dallas texas USA | Red Oak texas USA
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 05:32:31 PM PST

I stayed at MacArthur Park in March 2005 while visiting my fiance in Tacloban. The staff at the park were very friendly, courteous and helpful. I would not hestitate to stay there again if the chance arose. My fiance is now my wife and residing with me in Kingston, Ontario Canada
Aubrey Huggins | | Kingston, Ontario Canada | Kingston, Ontario Canada
Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 07:40:01 AM PST

we were there too ...what a stunning place ...proud to be leyteneo. Hopefully we can fit Mc Arthur park on our fortcoming holiday in July ,cant wait to show this beautiful place to my son whom he only seen thru photos.
Florita [Dela Cruz] Morante | | Hibod hibod Sogod Southern Leyte | London England
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 12:51:47 PM PST

I heared so much about this memoir history . I never been there I sure would like to go there someday. What a awesome site to be!!! I'm going home in February 2009 I hope the weather is nice and the sea is calm so I can go and visit the place. THANKS FOR SHARING IT!!!!! You did a wonderful job.
Elena N. Davis | | Ormoc City , Leyte , Philippines | Coolidge ,Arizona, U.S.A.
Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 08:22:02 PM PST

Very nice picture,....I was there too @ @ 2003 with my family. It's so impressive. I hope it stay's they same for the next one hundred years,so our kid's can enjoy it.
Chona Farris | | Brgy. Concepcion Ormoc City | Florida USA
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 05:39:01 PM PST

Friday, November 21, 2008 at 08:12:53 PM PST

super gorgeous naman ng mga pics..., i wish i can go there..., wait for me MACARTHUR.. hahaha
angelica calma | | manila | manila
Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 12:14:45 AM PST

wow! its a nce place i like the veiw...i hope na mnanatili nting ang kgandahan sa lugar n dapat nting ipag'[malaki]
jemuel arces | | baybay, leyte | las pinas city
Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 05:58:10 PM PST

wow!! its really beauteful.. sobra talagang npakaganda ng leyta park. dapat na ipagmalaki natin ito. keep it clean and beauteful.
khemberly penalosa | | brgy tinaogan basey western samar | basey samar
Saturday, September 06, 2008 at 09:52:10 PM PST

i like your beach very nice
dianekaye | dianekayep | manila | leyte
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 06:17:27 AM PST

Hi, I saw the posted pictures. I was told by the 24th Div. historian that coming in from the sea that the "actual" landing beach of the 34th Inf. Regt. is several hundred yards to the left of the MacArthur monument location. I recall my dad saying he looked to his right down the beach and he saw the Gen. come ashore, so Red Beach, at least the part the 34th hit is down some. Does this seem correct? Do you know by chance if any trenches or battlefield exits still where the 24th Div. fought? Thanks, Bobby
Bobby Boyce | | CA. | AZ.
Friday, June 13, 2008 at 04:46:58 PM PST

Bobby look at the photos above.. That is Red (Blood) Beach, It is safe if you act like a human.. They will treat you a lot better than we treat people, You will not want to leave.. remember it is not America... not all our unnecessary, sometimes silly conveniences... by the time you get to Carigara even in the Jeepneys and Bikes you’ll think you hiked it.. Stay in Tacloban… Go to MacArthur Park in Palo 1 day then go very, very early to Carigara by tour Bus at the terminal another day.. Remember unless you are retired with money you HAVE TO come back.. You will not want…
A Big Admirer of batch2006 | Cebu/Manila | Florida USA
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 03:20:26 PM PST

My father hit Red Beach 20 Oct. 44 with Co.B, 34th Inf. Regt, 24th Division. Does anyone have pictures of the beach where the 24th Div. came ashore? Are there any battle sites left in the valley up to Carigara, or is it all built over now? Is it safe to visit Leyte and hike the valley all the way to Carigara? Thanks, Bobby
Bobby | | California | Arizona
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:25:52 AM PST

i was dumbfounded to find a comment from another old seabee!as i was just 18 when we landed in tacloban, there probably aren't many of us left. i was later responsible for the water supply on samar just across the bay. going back for a visit soon after all these years.thanks so much to this wonderful couple for the pictures and comments!
john d herbert | | columbus,ohio,usa | 1776 e winter dr phoenix,az 85020 usa
Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 05:42:23 PM PST

I remember this place,from san jose to this historic place a bike away from us teenagers before (20 yrs. ago), we used to go biking around the monument of Douglas.. and go swimming on this beach were mcArthur exactly landed.. hehehe.. juz d ol days.. i missed them..whew..
george mores | | burayan, san jose tacloban | manila, phil.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 10:32:35 PM PST

My unit 6th Special Naval Construction Batt. Navy Seabees landed on Samar, Philippine Oct 23, 1944. From my base we could see Tocloban. My buddy and I used an LCM landing craft to pick up supplies from an army depot. Dropping our ramp on the beach I walked over to soldiers on Tacloban beach many soldiers had 45 cal. submachine guns when I asked what's going on he said Doug-out-Doug is coming ashore I walked away walking towards my buddy one soldier yelled out Here comes the General. His landing craft can go up to the beach as my buddy did, soon his ramp came down he was the first out and wading towards the beach after shaking many ranking officers hand a jeep and diver arrived we were about 20 feet away from all of this action soon he walking around the front jeep sat in the passengers seat as he past us he was about 1o feet from us we saluted him he returned the Salute the jeep drove a short distance made a right turn up a hill where they disappeared Gen. MacAthur did not land on Oct. 20, 1944 that was D-Day Later I learned he made five such landings. The landing site I'm writing about very close to a white Catholic Church. As we drove by we saw many size caliber holes in the outside walls of that church. Being Catholic we stopped in knelt on concrete floor everything in and around the church was missing no Alter no signs of the stations of cross soon soldiers were carrying in wounded soldiers laying them down on strechers. We finished out prayers and left loaded out jeep into the LCM across the bay almost in a straight line back to Samar. The General didn't land for sometime after D-Day. the soldiers told us was aboard a Heavy American crusier General landed two weeks later. I remember there were no large ship near the beach the water was to shallow for LST. Only two landing crafts were the Generals and our LCM. Answering your first question "Why are you here" We came to liberate you & your country award us Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Liberatiom Medal w/ star, and Philippine independance Medal, Thank you
John Esposito | | Rockland County N.Y. U.S.A. | Rockland County NY U. S. A.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 12:51:37 PM PST

Very impressive photos. I've been there many times and the last time was year 2006 together with my husband and son.
Joanne Mullen | | Cogon, Ormoc City | Sacramento, CA USA
Sunday, February 03, 2008 at 08:56:29 PM PST

nice i also went there it was cool!!! VERY VERY NICE!!!!!! But mine is better (photos) joke!!!
philline | | car2 | cebu city
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 09:37:53 PM PST

I used to pound these streets during the parade, school DWU(SPC),gets in the act to celebrate esp during my ROTC days..ta--duh---!!Tanx, Phil..
ake faustino | | tacloban | CT USA
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 08:43:32 AM PST

As an American I was exterely impressed at the respect and admiration the Visayan people have for General MacArthur.
Phil | Tampa, Florida USA | Sweetwater, Tennessee
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 08:20:28 PM PST

Wow! this is great and the way it should be except where's the maps on this magnificent page?
Jeffery Davis | Hopkinsville, Kentucky USA
Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 09:15:23 PM PST


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