Leyte Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the province of Leyte within Region VIII in the Republic of The Philippines
Abuyog || Alangalang || Albuera || Babatngon || Barugo || Bato || Burauen || Calubian || Capoocan || Carigara || Dagami || Dulag || Hilongos || Hindang || Inopacan || Isabel || Jaro || Javier || Julita || Kananga || La Paz || Leyte || Macarthur || Mahaplag || Matag-Ob || Matalom || Mayorga || Merida || Palo || Palompon || Pastrana || San Isidro || San Miguel || Santa Fe || Tabango || Tabontabon || Tanauan || Tolosa || Tunga || Villaba
Cities in the province of Leyte: Baybay City || Ormoc City || Tacloban City (Capital)
|Guaranteed one senator to represent Region 8(E.Visayas), its cities/municipalities and barangays.|
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Leyte Province within The Philippines
Municipalities in Leyte
Provincial Capitol of Leyte at Night
Provincial Capitol of Leyte
McArthur Landing, Palo, Leyte, Philippines
McArthur Landing, Palo, Leyte, Philippines
Astrodoome in Tacloboan, Leyte
Leyte Province, Philippines
- Leyte has a total of 1,641 barangays, 40 municipalties, and 3 Cities
- Leyte Registered Voters as of (2010) = 908,480
- Leyte Population (as of 2015)= 1,752,000
- Leyte Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 1,722,036
- Leyte Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 7,759
- Leyte as of 2009 is a 1st class province.
- The province of Leyte is within Region VIII-Eastern Visayas
- 1 DESCRIPTION OF LEYTE
- 2 HISTORY OF LEYTE
- 3 Location of Leyte, Philippines
- 4 People of Leyte, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Leyte, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Leyte, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Leyte, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Leyte, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Leyte, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Leyte, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Leyte, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Leyte, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Leyte, Philippines
- 14 Philippine News
- 15 Leyte Zip Codes
- 16 Leyte News
- 17 Leyte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 18 The oldest living man or woman in Leyte, Philippines
- 19 Leyte, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 20 Disclaimer
DESCRIPTION OF LEYTE
One of the oldest provinces in the country, Leyte is perhaps the most economically developed of the six provinces of the Eastern Visayas region. The province is a showcase of rich history set in an unspoilt setting. Testaments to this rich heritage, such as vestiges of the Spanish colonial era (early 1500s to late 1800’s) still dot the land. Well-preserved homes and buildings dating back to this era line centuries-old streets in most towns.
- Information provided by The Department of Tourism. Government of The Philippines.
HISTORY OF LEYTE
Leyte has a colorful history. Leyte๑os, like the Samare๑os when it comes to their province, like to point out of that their forebear were among the first to welcome the Spaniards but they were also among the first to resist the invaders. Leyte was one of the provinces where the early seeds of nationalism were planted.
In 1521, Magellan sailed from the island of Homonhon, Samar to the island of Limasawa, Leyte, entered into a blood compact with Rajah Kolambu. On Eastern Sunday, March 31, of that year, was celebrated the First Mass in the Philippines. Some historical researchers, however, are now disputing this.
The next century witnessed a religious uprising lead by Bancao, the Limasawa chief, and his high priest, Pagail. The revolt began in Carigara and spread to neighboring towns before it was quelled. 27 years after the 1622 uprising, another revolt hit Leyte - an offshoot of the Sumoroy rebellion then simmering in Samar. And in the center of the disturbances, the village of Bacor, rebels burned the church and its convent.
By 1768, Leyte, now separated from Samar, became a politico-military province. The set up continued until the end of Spanish rule, when Gen. Vicente Lukban took over Leyte and Samar in the name of the Revolutionary Government. It was WWII, however, which placed Leyte on the world map. On October 20, 1944, Gen. Mac Arthur, at the head of the largest US fleet of transport and warships, and accompanied by Commonwealth President Sergio Osme๑a and Gen Carlos P. Romulo, landed on Palo, Leyte to reclaim the Philippines from the Japanese. On May 22, 1959, the province was divided into Leyte and southern Leyte.
- Information provided by The Department of Tourism. Government of The Philippines.
Location of Leyte, Philippines
- 10.8333° N, 124.8333° E - Leyte, Coordinates
Leyte is an island province located within Region VIII-Eastern Visayas
People of Leyte, Philippines
- Leyte Population excluding Tacloban City (as of 2015)= 1,724,679
- Leyte Population (as of Aug 1, 2007)= 1,722,036
- Leyte Registered Voters (2009)= 908,480
- Elected officials of Leyte for the term of 2016-2019
- Provincial Governor of Leyte: Leopoldo Dominico "Mic" L. Petilla
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Leyte: Carlo Petilla Loreto
- Elected officials of Leyte for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Leyte: Leopoldo Dominico "Mic" L. Petilla - LIBERAL PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Leyte: Carlo Petilla Loreto - LIBERAL PARTY
- House Representative of Leyte:
- 1st District: Congressman Ferdinand Martin Gomez Romualdez - LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
- 2nd District: Congressman Sergio A Figueroa Apostol - LIBERAL PARTY
- 3rd District: Congressman Andres Dalde Salvacion Jr. - LIBERAL PARTY
- 4th District: Congresswoman Lucy Marie T. Gomez - LIBERAL PARTY
- 5th District: Congressman Jose Carlos Loreto Cari - LIBERAL PARTY
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Merilo, Gina Egonio
- Abellanosa, Ranulfo San Juan
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Apostol, Anlie Go
- Villasin, Niccolo Jaojoco
- Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Ang, Alan Pere
- Bagulaya, Ma. Mimietta Satorre
- Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Bertulfo, Deborah Gocela
- Arevalo, Mesias Palanas
- Fifth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Cayunda, Florante Jr. Ares
- Gacis, Emmanuel Laporre
- Elected officials of Leyte for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Leyte: Carlos Jericho Loreto Petilla
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Leyte: Ma. Mimietta Satorre Bagulaya
- House Representative of Leyte:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Leyte for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Leyte Province for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Leyte Province for the term of 2007-2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Leyte
Businesses in Leyte, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Leyte, Philippines
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Leyte, you can list that property for free.
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Leyte, Philippines
The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (email@example.com) or via.
- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
- List the Mosques or Masjid in Leyte here.
- List the Catholic churches and chapels in Leyte here.
- List the Methodist churches in Leyte here.
- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Leyte here.
- List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Leyte here.
- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Leyte here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Leyte here.
- List the Baptist churches in Leyte here.
Schools in Leyte, Philippines
- Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me via . I will then post the pictures in this page.
School year 2017-2018 starts Monday, June 5, 2017 and ends Friday, April 6, 2018, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class days.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
The name of your school in 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.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.
Economy of Leyte, Philippines
- If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Leyte you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Leyte, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.
If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Leyte, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click to Insert your job offer in the "Leyte Philippines, Jobs" page.
Natural Resources of 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Leyte, Philippines
- Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Leyte in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Leyte. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
- Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Leyte landmarks here.
- Places to see in Leyte:
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Leyte, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
- Nomura raises 2018 PH growth forecast
- Friday, December 8, 2017 5:30 am
- Japanese financial giant Nomura has raised its 2018 growth forecast for the Philippines while projecting four interest rate increases next year on expectations that the inflation rate could exceed the government’s target range.
- In a Dec. 7 report titled “Asia in 2018: Stretching the sweet spot,” Nomura said that it was most upbeat on economic prospects for the Philippines, India and Indonesia next year ........... Full Story»
- Philippines becoming more attractive to Chinese firms — report
- Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:57 am
- MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is becoming a more attractive destination for Chinese investments, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit as ties between the two countries that had soured over a maritime dispute continue to improve.
- In EIU’s report titled “China Going Global Investment Index 2017,” the Philippines ranked 29th this year in terms of attractiveness to Chinese firms ........... Full Story»
- Luisita coasts to Fil-Am Seniors sweep
- Friday, December 8, 2017 12:00 am
- BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Luisita Golf & Country Club made an impressive return to the 68th Fil-Am Invitational Senior Golf Tournament by sweeping the Fil Championship and Am divisions at the Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay layouts.
- Eddie Bagtas had a tournament best four-under 40 points and Rodel Mangulabnan churned in a two-under for 38 points to power Luisita to a closing round of 141 and 507 total for a 30-point win in the Fil Championship over Manila Southwoods ............................... Full Story»
Leyte Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
- This table is Sortable by City/Municipality or by ZipCode
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|6500||Tacloban City||Leyte Province|
|6508||La Paz||Leyte Province|
|6513||Santa Fe||Leyte Province|
|6518||San Miguel||Leyte Province|
|6535||San Isidro||Leyte Province|
|6541||Ormoc City||Leyte Province|
DOT: Monitoring of LGU compliance on Tourism Act should be included next year
- Source: http://leytesamardaily.net/2012/05/dot-monitoring-of-lgu-compliance-on-tourism-act-should-be-included-next-year/
- Saturday, May 12, 2012
- by SARWELL Q. MENIANO
TACLOBAN CITY – Monitoring of local government compliance on Tourism Act of 2009 should be included in next year’s task list of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), an official said.
During the recent Regional Development Council (RDC) meeting, Tourism Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes said that compliance to the Tourism Law should be traced by DILG considering tourism is one of the priority sectors under the 2011-2016 Regional Development Plan (RDP). “We noted in the DILG proposed budget that there’s a category for monitoring of LGU compliance to national laws and policies, may we request the DILG that the Tourism Law should be included,” Tiopes added.
DILG Assistant Regional Director Arnel Agabe said that they will consider the recommendation in support to the shared responsibilities of the DOT and DILG in the implementation of Tourism Act.
“Our 2013 budget is centered on promoting peace and order, ensure public safety, and help LGUs improve their performance in complying national policies,” Agabe said.
The DILG is proposing an operational budget of P10.11 million for 2013 to finance various activities designed to raise the capability of LGUs.
Among the national policies included in the list with proposed budget for monitoring of LGU compliance are violence against women and their children, anti-red tape, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction management, business processing, Millennium Development Goals, peace and order, gender and development, and access to safe water. Tiopes said that eco-tourism development is one of the three priorities of the six-year plan and there’s a need for the DILG to look into the LGUs compliance to the new Tourism Act. Under its section 35 , the DOT, DILG and LGUs are mandated to integrate and coordinate local and national plans fo tourism development.
The law directs LGUs to prepare, implement, and monitor their tourism development plans, gathering of statistical data, and enforcement of tourism laws and regulations, giving due priority to areas that have been identified as strategic in the implementation of the national tourism development plan.
The DOT is tasked to provide financial and technical assistance, training and other capacity-building measures to ensure that LGUs will implement such plans.
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
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
The oldest living man or woman in Leyte, Philippines
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