In the early 20th century, Diplomat hotel used to be a seminary that served as school, monastery and summer retreat house for Dominicans. It is said to be haunted because at the height of the World War II, the seminary was attacked by Japanese forces. Nuns and priests were beheaded and babies were mercilessly killed.
After the war, spiritual healer, Tony Agpaoa converted the seminary into a hotel. Since then, employees and guests claim to hear wailing even during the daytime and when the night falls, apparitions of headless priests and ghosts carrying their heads on a platter can be seen roaming inside the hotel’s corrider. The hotel was closed after Agpaoa’s death in 1987.