Palo, Leyte, Philippines
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Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.
- Minimize corruption and maximize prosperity with a Guarantee of One Senator per Region. They divided the Philippines into REGIONS, but kept SENATORIAL representation national with no accountability to any regions.. No wonder many regions remain poor. Petition for a regional senatorial election. All regions will have senatorial representation.
Barangays of Palo in the province of Leyte within Region VIII-Eastern Visayas in the Republic of The Philippines
Anahaway • Arado • Baras • Barayong • Buri (Pob.) • Cabarasan Daku • Cabarasan Guti • Campetik • Candahug • Cangumbang • Canhidoc • Capirawan • Castilla • Cavite East (Pob.) • Cavite West (Pob.) • Cogon (Cogon San Joaquin) • Gacao • Guindapunan • Libertad • Luntad (Pob.) • Naga-naga • Pawing • Salvacion • San Agustin • San Antonio • San Fernando • San Isidro • San Joaquin • San Jose • San Miguel (Pob.) • Santa Cruz (Pob.) • Tacuranga • Teraza
The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
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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)
Palo, Leyte Official Seal
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Leyte Province within The Philippines
Palo, Leyte Municipal Hall
Palo leyte royal australian navy commemoration monument
Geography of Palo, Leyte, Philippines
Palo Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 61,360
Location of Palo, Leyte, Philippines
- Palo is a coastline municipality on the east side of Leyte province.
- Leyte is within Region_VIII in the Eastern Visayas
History of Palo, Leyte, Philippines
- this article from wikipedia verbatim
The discovery of the advancing communities of Palo dates back to the early 16th Century A.D. along the banks of Bangon River. However, local historians believe that the settlement of Palo started as early as the 10th to 13th century A.D..
The first known settlement were the kingdom of Takuranga, first name of Palo under King Guban, and the Kingdom of Kaluugan, the second name of Palo under King Pitik. From the 14th to the 16th centuries, some other settlements were formed which also became the succeeding names of Palo, until finally in 1550 Don Miguel Lopez de Legaspi coalesced the settlements and named the new confederation "Palo". The other settlements were Kasangitan, Binangalan, Kasuguran, Bunga, Bangon and Guindapunan. The settlers of Bunga played a vital role in the history of Palo, having formed the settlement of Bangon which is now the town center. Palo formally became a town in 1768 with Kapitan Balasabas as its first administration.
Accordingly, the early settlers of Palo were the clans of Panganuron, Kadampog, Manlangit, Kumago, Kawaring, Kabalhin, Kumagong, Maglain, Bilyu and Dilyu.
Palo is considered to be one of the most historical towns of Leyte. It is well known as the site of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's return to the Philippines together with Philippine and American military forces after a period of exile in 1944. Hill 522, a hill located near the town center, was the site of fierce fighting between Allied and Japanese forces during the Second World War. The metropolitan cathedral of the archdiocese, located right across Palo's municipal hall, was used as a hospital for wounded Filipino and American forces. A memorial now stands at the beach site where MacArthur and his troops landed, locally known as the MacArthur's Park. The first Gabaldon Building is also situated in Brgy. San Joaquin Palo, Leyte. It was inaugurated by President Sergio Osmeña.
The town is very active in commerce and in tourism. It attracts a significant number of tourists every year. The town also has its historic Municipal Building which was the former Seat of the Provincial Government of Leyte. Its location is conducive to and ideal for trading and commerce.
Palo is strategically located in the northern part of the Province of Leyte, 8 miles from the capital city of Tacloban. It is composed of 33 barrios (barangays) with a total population of 40,000. The main source of income for most of the citizenry is the buying and selling of farm products and the production and fermentation of the local wine "tuba". Palo is a town that takes pride not in its material wealth, which rates poorly in terms of economic growth, but in the fame and glory of its being a rare "Town of Firsts"---culturally, historically and spiritually.
The landmark that has brought Palo to the annals of world history is the Red Beach, in barangay Candahug, where Gen. Douglas MacArthur first landed to liberate the Philippines from the Japanese occupation on October 20, 1944. Palo was also once the capital of Leyte. The town's Purissima Bridge was the first steel bridge built in the province.
In 1957, sitio Campitic was converted into a barrio, while barrio Baras-Candahug was divided into two: Baras and Candahug. Barrio Maliron was renamed as Libertad.
On the spiritual side, Palo is believed to be a sacred place by clerical observers. It is the seat of the ecclesiastical province, the Archdiocese, where the Roman Catholic Archbishop resides in Bukid Tabor. One can find the Metropolitan Cathedral in Palo. Also, the seedbed of vocations to the priesthood is found at the Sacred Heart Seminary and the St. John the Evangelist School of Theology. Two Paloan nuns were also Superior Generals in their respective congregations. To date, there are 79 ordained priests and 106 nuns from the town alone. Palo has established its identity as a conservative and religious town with a highly cultural characteristic that makes Paloans extremely proud of their birthplace. And created as the new seat of government of the province of Leyte.
People of Palo, Leyte, Philippines
- Population of PALO, LEYTE as of 2020 census: 76,213
- Palo Population (as of 2015) census = 70,052
- Palo Population (as of 2010) census = 62,727
Local Government Unit LGU of Palo, Leyte, Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". We need a representation of a MINIMUM of one SENATOR per REGION..
- Contrary to Pres. Duterte's ranting (July 2019): Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- Elected officials of Palo for the term of 2019-2022
- Municipal Mayor: Frances Ann Basilio Petilla
- Municipal Vice-Mayor: Ronnan Christian Mora Reposar
- Councilors of Palo:
- Jonathan Peñero Chiquillo
- Chiqui Ruth Cayubit Uy
- Magdalena Monge Torres
- Gregorio Portez Dolina
- Aaron Hinlo Roca
- Imelda Beltran Parado
- Felipe Travieza Ygrubay
- Jon Jezreel Samson Agner
- Elected officials of Palo for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Palo: Matin Petilla
- Vice-Mayor of Palo: Bolingling Reposar - unopposed
- Councilors of Palo:
- Jojo Chiquillo
- Wilson Uy
- Junie Agner
- Ena Monge
- Imelda Parado
- Myra Nalda
- Greg Dolina
- Rey Lejarde
- Elected officials of Palo for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Palo: PETILLA, MATIN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Palo: REPOSAR, BOLINGLING (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Palo:
- CHIQUILLO, JONATHAN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 14190 10.01%
- UY, WILSON (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 13993 9.87%
- DOLINA, GREGORIO JR. (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12763 9.01%
- AGNER, JUNIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 10745 7.58%
- LEJARDE, REY ANTHONY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 9949 7.02%
- NALDA, MYRA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 9625 6.79%
- MONGE, ENA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 9036 6.38%
- PARADO, IMELDA INDEPENDENT 8995 6.35%
- Elected officials of Palo for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Palo: Remedios Loreto Petilla
- Vice-Mayor of Palo: Jose Campo Dolina
- Councilors of Palo:
This is the.
- Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.
The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.
When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
- Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
- The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..
Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.
The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.
The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.
- If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
- If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
- If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
- Are you beginning to get the point?
Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.
- BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
- The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
- The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
- "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
- DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.
Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of . Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.
Businesses in Palo, 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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- Possible Businesses
- 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 for Sale or lease in Palo, Leyte, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Palo, Leyte, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
- THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PALO:
- Source of article: verbatim from: http://archdioceseofpalo.com/
By an accident of history, Leyte was the scene of the First mass in the Philippines. It was celebrated by Father Pedro Valderrama on March 31, 1521 , Easter Sunday. The exact spot is the small island of Limasawa on the southernmost tip of Leyte Island. However, formal work of evangelization did not start until after seventy four years later in 1595 when the Jesuits arrived in kangara or Carigara, led by Father Chirino with four priests and one brother as companion.
At that time there were only few settlements which were connected with each other by dirty roads. The missionaries had to work for the formation of towns since the people were spread out over lowlands and into the mountains. The population of about 70,000 came under the general control of local officials called the encomienderos who were assigned to collect the tribute from the people. A constant difficulty the missionaries encountered in their efforts of spreading the faith was the greediness of the tribute collections and of course the carrying out of moro raids. These raids usually during the monsoon season. The objective of the raids was to capture slaves, to inflict physical damaged to the towns and countryside’s, and to carry away any crops or booty. The captured slaves were later to be sold in Malaya, Macassar, or Java. The first major raid on record was in October 28, 1603 composed of seventy ships and two thousand men. Palo and Dulag were burned, and captives were taken. A raid in 1613 resulted in the capture of four hundred people in dulag alone. Another raid in 1634 brought heavy damaged to cabalian, sogod, Baybay, and Ormoc. Members of the clergy were at times among the captives with death sometimes being the punishment meted out to victims.
The first mission were carigara(1595), Dulag (1595), Palo (1596), Alangalang (1597), and Ormoc (1597). Early church structures were made of light materials, but eventually they were replaced by stone structures, e.g. Tanauan (1714), Abuyog (1718). The missionaries insisted that the structures be built by hired laborers, and not by forced labor.
Baptisms were preceded by a period of training in the christian way of life. This period of training would often last several months. In the Palo mission a small catechetical text was printed in the visayan by Father Cristobal Himenes, as an aid in the preparation of candidates for baptism. By 1600, there were an estimated 6,000 people in the Palo community with 1,000 having been baptized. The same ratio was found among in the twenty five villages where the missionaries had chapels; a total of 4,946 christians were found among the over-all population of 24,500.
Most of the residents of Leyte were baptized by 1768. There were twenty established parishes in that year. Three of the parishes were in the north; Carigara, Barugo, and Alangalang; eight of the parishes were in the west and south; Palompon, Ormoc, Baybay, Hilongos, Maasin, Sogod, Cabalian, and Hinundayan; and eight of the parishes were in the east; Palo, Tanauan, Dulag, Abuyog, Dagami, Burauen, Basey and Balangiga (the latter two being across the gulf in Samar). A hospital and a boarding school were built in dulag, while carigara conducted a day school.
circumstances in Europe at that time. They were replaced in leyte by the Augustinians. In the nineteenth century the Franciscans began working in the northeastern part of Leyte, while the diocesan clergy were given the parishes in the west and south. In 1896, by the end of Spanish Regime in the Philippines, the Franciscans, as Spanish citizens, were ordered to leave the country. Thus, the diocesan clergy took over.
Leyte had belonged to the diocese of Cebu from 1595 until 1910 and then belonged to the diocese of Calbayog from 1910 until 1937. On November 28, 1937, the island of Leyte became a diocese of its own, with the office of the bishop in Palo. After 31 years, on March 23, 1968, Palo was divided into two diocese, the other diocese based in Maasin with Most Rev. Vicente Ataviado, D.D. as its first Ordinary.
The bishops who served the Diocese of Palo were the following: Most Rev. Manuel Mascarinas, D.D. (1937-1951), Most Rev. Lino Gonzaga, D.D. (1952-1966), Most Rev. Teotimo Pacis, D.D. (1967-1969), Most Rev. Manuel Salvador, D.D. (1970-1973), Most Rev, Cipriano Urgel, D.D. (1973-1985) and Most Rev. Pedro Dean, D.D. (1985- ).
It was on October 15, 1981 when the Diocese of Palo was given its first auxiliary bishop in the person of Most Rev. Filomino Bactol, D.D., Titular of Germaniciana. On November 15, 1982,the diocese of palo was elevated to the rank of an archdiocese with Msgr. Cipriano Urgel as its first archbishop.
The archdiocese of palo has a land area of 4,768.8 square kilometers, and a catholic population of about one million and two hundred souls (about 96.8% of the total population).
Schools in Palo, Leyte, Philippines
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.
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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 fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
- AMA Computer College
- Bethel International School
- Palo Angelicum
- Palo Central School (SPED)
- Saint Paul School of Business and Law
- Sacred Heart Seminary
- St. John The Evangelist School of Theology
- St. Mary's Academy Of Palo
- St Agustine College of Practical Nursing
- Zion Bible College
- Anahaway National High School
- Luntad Elementary School
- Palo National High School
- Palo Central School (Regular)
- Philippine Science High School
- UP Manila School of Health Sciences
- San Joaquin Central School
- San Joaquin National High School
Economy of Palo, Leyte, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Palo, 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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- 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 Palo, Leyte, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Palo, 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.
Your Story about Palo, Leyte, Philippines
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You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.
The oldest man or woman in Palo, Leyte, Philippines
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Updated: January 3, 2023
P300M OK’d for construction of Pagudpud viaduct 2.
LAOAG CITY – The construction of a second viaduct in Pagudpud town will start this year after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured at least PHP300 million in initial funding. Ilocos Norte First District Representative Ferdinand Alexander Marcos confirmed this on Tuesday, saying the second viaduct would prevent frequent road closures along the Manila North Road in Barangay Pancian brought by landslides and rockslides from bad weather. But unlike the first Pagudpud viaduct, Marcos said the next viaduct will have a more modern structural design with the help of a Japanese consultant who has expertise in building viaducts.
NegOcc cities set up one-stop shops for business registration
BACOLOD CITY – Various cities in Negros Occidental, including this provincial capital, have set up one-stop shops for business permit applications and renewals this 2023 starting Tuesday. In Bacolod, establishments have an option on how to process their mayor’s permit, whether online or manually, through the Business Permits and Licensing Division, the city government said in a statement. Those who choose manual processing can be accommodated at the 4th floor of Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Feb. 15. Under the business-one-stop-shop or BOSS, government agencies needed to sign the business permits available in one location such as the Bureau of Fire Protection, City Health Office, Permits and Licensing Division, City Treasurer’s Office-Licensing Division, and City Planning and Development Office-Zoning Division.
Palo, 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>>>
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