Discovering Routes, a new online show presented by ABS-CBN Global Studios in partnership with the Department of Tourism, featured an abandoned school in Tagbilaran City as a haunted location in one of its episodes.
Show hosts and siblings Miritsi and Garret Gee, a tech billionaire, explored the old campus of the Holy Spirit School in a dimly lit episode where both only used flashlights to illuminate their path into the decades-old structures.
“The longer you’re in here [school], the dark feeling just got stronger and stronger,” said Garret.
The eight-minute video ended with the Gees dashing towards the exit out of fear. However, moments and objects that seemed to extremely frighten the show hosts turned out to be nondescript everyday items such as a woven mat and a portrait of a nun.
The nun was Blessed Helena Stollenwerk, a German who collaborated with Saint Arnold Janssen and Blessed Hendrina Stenmanns to establish the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit before she died in 1900.
The campus’ three buildings, which were named after the three congregation founders, were built in different decades with the oldest structure, Arnold Janssen Building, erected in the 1920s.
The night tour inside the Holy Spirit School was among the several travels of the siblings recorded in their travelogue which premiered online on September 7.
Miritzi and Garret, Filipino-Americans exploring their roots in the Philippines, have also covered various tourist destinations across the country.
Prior to the duo’s online appearances, Garrett developed the app, Scan, which was purchased by Snapchat for $54 million.