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Just last summer, I had a sojourn in Mindanao. I visited a lot of tourist spots in Davao and Cagayan De Oro. It was one of the best vacations I ever had. Amongst all of the places I've been to during my short stay, Divine Mercy in El Salvador Cagayan De Oro topped my list of "Best Encounters Ever". It's a big shrine created to worship the Lord. It was truly a spiritual experience.
Let me walk you through it:
First, in order to get to the chapels and figures... You must take these steps to reach the top. Don't let the picture fool you. It's higher than it seems...
The management is very strict with the dress code. Since you do have to wear proper clothes when you're in the house of the Lord... Unfortunately, I was wearing a sleeveless at the time, so they've provided me with a piece of cloth that resembled a lot of the traditional filipinana to cover up my arms.
They won't allow you to go inside if you don't comply with the rules.
On the top of the hill, a 50 ft. figure of the Sacred Heart will leave you in aww... It's very beautiful. The climb was all worth it.
To my surprise, this place was featured on a famous newspaper the following day. It made front page. Besides from the figures and chapels, the locals also believe that water from a spring within the place is miraculous. They claim that it heals all illnesses and pain. Try to pass by this place if you're in the area.