We were privileged to be invited to the unveiling and blessing of the Statue of God of Mercy at the Karkar River Rapids Resort last October 13, 2007.
Karkar River Rapids Resort, a perfect hideaway for those wanting to have some respite from the city’s hustle and bustle, can be reached via a narrow barangay road at Tunga, Leyte, a few kilometers from the national highway. Nestled beside Tunga River, its exact location is at the boundary of Brgy. San Antonio, Tunga and Brgy. Binibihan, Carigara, Leyte.
There’s plenty of rustic scenes here – from the refreshing natural sight of Tunga River with some children playing and jumping off a cliff (as tall as a 2-storey house) and into the cascading water below to women washing laundry along the river banks. Perfect to get back to nature.
The 25-foot statue of the God of Mercy provides a striking focal point amidst the rural ambiance of the resort.
The Karkar River Rapids Resort, while not fully finished yet, is now open to the general public. They have fully-airconditioned cottages for overnight stay, as well as small picnic kiosks situated near the river banks.