Southern Leyte Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Southern Leyte province within Region VIII in the Republic of The Philippines
Anahawan | Bontoc | Hinunangan | Hinundayan | Libagon | Liloan | Limasawa | Macrohon | Malitbog | Padre Burgos | Pintuyan | Saint Bernard | San Francisco | San Juan (Cabalian) | San Ricardo | Silago | Sogod | Tomas Oppus
Cities in the Province of Southern Leyte: Maasin City (Capital)
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Southern Leyte has a total land area of 173,480 hectares or 1,734.8 square kilometers equivalent to about 8.1% of the total land area of Eastern Visayas.
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Seal of the Province of Southern Leyte
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Southern Leyte Province within The Philippines
Provincial Capitol of Southern Leyte in Maasin City
Gaisano Capital, Sogod, Southern Leyte
Wawa Bridge of Liloan, Southern Leyte
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church in Brgy. San Vicente (Pob.), Macrohon, Southern Leyte
Province of Southern Leyte, Region VIII - Central Visayas, Philippines
Southern Leyte has a total land area of 173,480 hectares or 1,734.8 square kilometers equivalent to about 8.1% of the total land area of Eastern Visayas.
Relatively flat lands along the coastal areas where population centers lay, but rugged and mountainous towards the interior characterize the province.
Southern Leyte has numerous small rivers in addition to at least eleven (11) major rivers include Canturing River in Maasin, Amparo River in Macrohon, Divsoria River in Bontoc, Subang Daku River in Sogod, Lawigan and Hitungao Rivers in San Juan, Das-ay and Pondol Rivers in Hinunangan, and Maag River in Silago.
Location of Southern Leyte, Philippines
Southern Leyte is one of the six provinces of Eastern Visayas or Region VIII. Canigao Channel bound it on the north by Leyte province; on the east by the Pacific Ocean; on the south by Mindanao Sea; and on the west the Canigao Channel. It covers about one-fourth (1/4) of the island of Leyte. It has 19 municipalities.
Four island and islet are within the territorial jurisdiction of Southern Leyte: Panaon, the only island linked to the mainland by a bridge, the historic island municipality of Limasawa which is the site of the first Christian Mass in the Far East, and the islets of San Pedro and San Pablo in Hinunangan.
History of Southern Leyte, Philippines
Even before the fall of the Spaniards to the Americans on August 13, 1898 there had been already been established in Western Leyte a Court of First Instance. There was the office of "Promoter Fiscal" equivalent to the Provincial Fiscal and the office of "Administrador de Hacienda" equivalent to the Provincial Treasurer.
With the change of sovereign power the positions were abolished except the Fiscal's who remained hearing cases from Palompon to Hinunangan.
Because of the difficulty of transportation and managing the affairs of government in Tacloban, the division of Leyte into two provinces was thought to be the only solution. Prominent leaders of the West Coast rallied to the general movement of a Western Leyte.
In 1919, Rep. Ciriaco K. Kangleon representing the 2nd district from Inopacan to Cabalian from 1919-1922 presented the first bill for the division of Leyte but lost in the Senate by one vote.
In 1922, Tomas Oppus renewed the move by presenting House Bill No. 254, which became Act No. 3117. According to the said law, occidental province would embrace the towns of Villaba to Hinunangan, inclusive. The law never became effective since the governor-general did not proclaim it.
Then Act No. 3788 was passed redistricting Leyte province into five representative districts modifying the Division Law.
Then in 1957, Nicanor Espina Ynigues, Jr. defeated Rep. Pajao. Ynigues filed a bill in the house creating the Province of Southern Leyte no longer the original Western Leyte of Occidental Leyte but only the Third District of Leyte comprising the municipalities of Maasin to Hinunangan, as specified under Act 3788.
On Friday, May 22, 1959 at 10:00 o'clock in the morning, President Carlos P. Garcia signed the bill into law. Republic Act No. 2227, otherwise known as an "Act creating the province of Southern Leyte". Present and witnesses to the signing were Congressman Ynigues, Mayor Alfredo K. Bantug of Maasin, Atty. Manuel Enage, Sr., Erlinda Capili and Atty. Floro Kangleon, among others.
On July 1, 1960, Southern Leyte was inaugurated as a province with sixteen municipalities: Maasin, as the capital town and seat of the provincial government, Malitbog, Bontoc, Sogod, Libagon, Pintuyan, San Francisco, St. Bernard, Cabalian (now San Juan), Anahawan, Hinundayan, Hinunangan and Silago.
Three more municipalities were created subsequently, namely; San Ricardo from Pintuyan, Tomas Oppus from Malitbog and Limasawa from Padre Burgos.
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People of Southern Leyte, Philippines
Total Population of Southern Leyte
- Elected officials of Southern Leyte for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Southern Leyte: Roger Gaviola Mercado - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Southern Leyte: Roberto Maamo Lagumbay NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- House Representative of Southern Leyte: Damian Gaviola Mercado -NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- Elected officials of Southern Leyte for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Southern Leyte: Damian Gaviola Mercado
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Southern Leyte: Miguel Cagasan Maamo II
- House Representative of Southern Leyte: Roger Gaviola Mercado
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Southern Leyte for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Southern Leyte for the term of 2007-2010
- House Representatives of Southern Leyte for the term of 2007-2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Southern Leyte
Businesses in Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Schools in Southern Leyte, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Southern Leyte can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
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- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Southern Leyte, Philippines
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The province has only one existing airport that is located in Pananawan, Maasin. This airport is considered a feeder airport with a total runway length of 1200 meters and width of 30 meters.
The existing road network crisscrossing Southern Leyte consist of major arterial highways that link the province to Leyte, passing through two (2) major outlets. On the western part, the Maasin-Mahaplag-Baybay and the central part, by he Mahaplag-Sogod road via the Maharlika Highway.
Southern Leyte has a total of 12 seaports, 2 of which are declared as national ports, the Maasin and Liloan ports and the 10 are municipal ports. Of these 10 ports, five are operational, namely, Maasin, Liloan, St. Bernard, San Juan and Sogod. By sea, travel to Cebu from Maasin port takes an average of 6 hours by ship and 2 hours by Supercat and Waterjet. A ferryboat from Liloan to Surigao takes 3 hours.
- BUS TERMINALS
There are five designated bus terminals in Southern Leyte: Maasin, Liloan, Sogod, Hinunangan and Silago. But these terminals are open spaces used by buses as parking areas and are therefore not equipped with buildings and other facilities.
There are at least four (4) bus companies taking the Manila-Maasin route: Philtranco, Cedec, Inland Trailways and Ciudad. Bachelor takes the Ormoc-Maasin-Davao route.
From the capital town of Maasin, by land, it takes approximately five (5) hours travel to Tacloban City, twenty three (23) hours to Pasay City or Quezon City and nineteen hours to Davao city via the Liloan ferryboat.
- WATER FACILITIES
The water needs to Southern Leyte are mostly provided by a combination of 919 units of shallow wells and deep wells serving a total of 18,711 households. Some 11,487 households are still dependent on doubtful sources of water supply.
The principal source of power/electricity in Southern Leyte is the Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant in Ormoc via National Power Corporation through the Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (SOLECO). The major power transmission lines in the province emanate from 69 kV Tolosa, Leyte that is connected to 69 kV Bontoc, Southern Leyte then to Maasin and 69 kV Baybay, Leyte to Maasin in case of power failure.
A mini-hydro electric power plant in Hinabian, Catmon, St. Bernard was developed with capacity of 810 kW to serve the Pacific Towns particularly St. Bernard and San Juan.
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Natural Resources of Southern Leyte, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Southern Leyte, Philippines
Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Southern Leyte.
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- Monday, June 17, 2013 4:22 pm
- Standard Chartered on Monday joined the ranks of global financial institutions to raise their Philippine economic growth forecast, saying the country is moving towards a “balanced growth” underpinned by the twin drivers of expansion: consumption and investment.
- “We now expect the economy to grow faster—6.9 percent in 2013, 6.3 percent in 2014 and 7.0 percent in 2015, mainly boosted by investment growth,” Jeff Ng, economist at the British banking giant in Singapore, noted in an e-mail message to GMA News Online. .........Full Story
- PH among most active on social media–survey
- Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:00 am
- Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia have the most active people on social media, at least among consumers who frequent Starbucks coffee shops, based on a survey released by social engagement platform Local Measure.
- Local Measure ‘Starbucks’ Social Index analyzed social media conversations that occurred in 60 Starbucks stores across Australia, United States, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia over the past 24 months. Ten stores in prominent cities of each country were included from June 1, 2011 to June 1, 2013..........Full Story
- Phl chess whiz kid, 7, youngest Fide master
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Boys at seven spend most of their time with their PS3s or PCs and tabs voraciously playing Candy Crush or Temple Run. But not youthful Fide Master Alekhine Nouri, who allocates a huge majority of his day handling chess pieces and mastering moves and immersing in chess books.
- “Our daily routine features 10 hours of training; no computer games, no TV. We only ease up on Sundays,” the chess prodigy’s father and personal coach Hamed Nouri said in Filipino..........Full Story »
Your Story about Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Electric coop conducts info drive in SoLeyte
- Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=1281336640775
- Saturday, May 12, 2012
- by (LDL/ESG-PIA8 SoLeyte)
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, May 12 (PIA) -- The Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (SOLECO) schedules series of information drives throughout the province as their commitment to the provincial government to increase the level of awareness of the stakeholders on the power situation of the province.
Professor Wally del Mundo of the University of the Philippines National Engineering Center and SOLECO officer-in-charge Arce B. Salazar will assist the information drive entitled “Power 101.”
Earlier the SOLECO management has committed to the provincial government to disseminate information to the general consumers and the local government sector on the developments that affect the operations and directions of electric Distribution Utilities (DUs) particularly among the electric cooperatives, Salazar said.
The local electric cooperative aims to increase the awareness of the electricity stakeholders especially business and government heads, barangay officials and community leaders on the power situation of the province, he said.
The first information campaign shall be conducted at SOLECO Multi-purpose Building in Maasin City then it will be followed at Southern Leyte State University (SLSU)- Sogod Campus in Sogod, Southern Leyte on the second day, he added.
He further said the speaker for the subject has the layman’s grasp on its intricacies that can be understood even by those who are new to the subject.
Southern Leyte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
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