Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

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Tacloban City is located in the northeastern part of the Island of Leyte, one of the islands in Eastern Visayas or Region 8. It lays 11 degrees 14’ 38.19” north latitude and 125 degrees 0’ 18.24” East longitude and is situated about 580 kilometers southwest of Manila.

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Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,027 barangays, 1486 municipalities, 148 cities, 82 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.

138 Barangays of Tacloban City, in the Leyte Province in Region 8-Eastern Visayas in the Republic of The Philippines
Barangay 1 & 4 (Libertad)Barangay 2Barangay 3 & 3A Nula-tulaBarangay 5Barangay 5-ABarangay 6Barangay 6-ABarangay 7Barangay 8Barangay 8-ABarangay 12 (Palanog Resettlement)Barangay 13Barangay 14Barangay 15Barangay 16Barangay 17Barangay 18Barangay 19Barangay 20Barangay 21Barangay 21-ABarangay 22Barangay 23Barangay 23-ABarangay 24Barangay 25Barangay 26Barangay 27Barangay 28Barangay 29Barangay 30Barangay 31Barangay 32Barangay 33Barangay 34Barangay 35Barangay 35-ABarangay 36Barangay 36-ABarangay 37Barangay 37-ABarangay 38Barangay 39Barangay 40Barangay 41Barangay 42Barangay 42-ABarangay 43Barangay 43-ABarangay 43-BBarangay 44Barangay 44-ABarangay 45Barangay 46Barangay 47Barangay 48Barangay 48-ABarangay 48-BBarangay 49Barangay 50Barangay 50-ABarangay 50-BBarangay 51Barangay 51-ABarangay 52Barangay 53Barangay 54Barangay 54-ABarangays 55 & 55A (El Reposo)Barangay 56Barangay 56-ABarangay 57Barangay 58Barangay 59Barangay 59-ABarangay 59-BBarangay 60Barangay 60-ABarangay 61Barangay 62Barangay 62-ABarangay 62-BBarangay 63Barangay 64Barangay 65Barangay 66Barangay 66-ABarangay 67Barangay 68Barangay 69Barangay 70Barangay 71Barangay 72Barangay 73Barangay 74Barangay 75Barangay 76Barangay 77Barangay 78 (Marasbaras)Barangay 79 (Marasbaras)Barangay 80 (Marasbaras)Barangay 81 (Marasbaras)Barangay 82 (Marasbaras)Barangay 83 (San Jose)Barangay 83-A (San Jose)Barangay 83-BBarangay 83-C (San Jose)Barangay 84 (San Jose)Barangay 85 (San Jose)Barangay 86Barangay 87Barangay 88Barangay 89Barangay 90 (San Jose)Barangay 91 (Abucay)Barangay 92 (Apitong)Barangay 93 (Bagacay)Barangay 94 (Tigbao)Barangay 94-ABarangay 95 (Caibaan)Barangay 95-A (Caibaan)Barangay 96 (Calanipawan)Barangay 97 (Cabalawan)Barangay 98 (Camansinay)Barangay 99 (Diit)Barangay 100 (San Roque)Barangay 101 (New Kawayan)Barangay 102 (Old Kawayan)Barangay 103 (Palanog)Barangay 103-A (San Paglaum)Barangay 104 (Salvacion)Barangay 105 (Suhi)Barangay 106 (Santo Niño)Barangay 107 (Santa Elena)Barangay 108 (Tagapuro)Barangay 109 (V & G Subd.)Barangay 109-ABarangay 110 (Utap)

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. "Budgetary planning 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.

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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)

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Wars of ancient history were about possessions, territory, power, control, family, betrayal, lover's quarrel, politics and sometimes religion.

But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion always campaign to have its religious laws be accepted as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


There are only two kinds of people who teach tolerance:
  1. The Bullies. They want you to tolerate them so they can continue to maliciously deprive you. Do not believe these bullies teaching tolerance, saying that it’s the path to prevent hatred and prejudice.
  2. The victims who are waiting for the right moment to retaliate. They can’t win yet, so they tolerate.
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Tacloban City,
Leyte Province, Philippines

  • Tacloban City has a total of 138 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Tacloban City as of (2010) = 102,071
  • Population of Tacloban City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 217,199
  • Land Area of Tacloban City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 20,172
  • Tacloban City is a 1st class city and Highly Urbanized.

Geography of Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

  • Tacloban City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 20,172
source of info below is verbatim from: www.tacloban.gov.ph


Tacloban City is located in the northeastern part of the Island of Leyte, one of the islands in Eastern Visayas or Region 8. It lays 11 degrees 14’ 38.19” north latitude and 125 degrees 0’ 18.24” East longitude and is situated about 580 kilometers southwest of Manila.

Tacloban’s original land area was 10,297.29 hectares. A survey in 1977 by the Bureau of Lands disclosed that a certain portion of the municipality of Babatngon was actually a part of Tacloban City. Barangay Sta. Elena in the northern part of Tacloban City which is adjacent to the Municipality of Babatngon increased the land area by 556 hectares. In 2004, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-LMB) disclosed that the total land area of Tacloban, as submitted in Resolution No. 99-001 and reiterated under Circular Letter No. 2001-21, is recorded at 20,172 hectares or 201.72 sq. km. that included the small islands within the territorial bounds of the city.

Location of Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

  • 11.2500° N, 125.0000° E - Tacloban, Coordinates
  • Tacloban City is in the Leyte province.
  • Leyte is within Region_VIII in the Eastern Visayas

History of Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

  • source verbatim: www.tourisminthephilippines.com

Tacloban developed from a small fishing village, a barrio of Basey, Samar. The word Tacloban evolved from "Taklub", a basket-like contraption for catching fish. It became a major trading town in the late 18th century. The city is well-known for its role in World War II, being a major base for the US forces and the first town liberated by Douglas MacArthur's forces from the Japanese Imperial Forces. For a time, it served as the capital of the Philippines while Manila was under Japanese control.

The city is also known for being the hometown of the flamboyant former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, whose Romualdez family still commands a large political following in the area.

For several decades, Tacloban was a barrio of Basey, Samar. At the time, the place was known as Kankabatok - meaning belonging to Kabatok, because its most prominent inhabitant was named Kabatok. The change of name came about in this manner: Kankabatok was a favorite haunt for fishermen. They would use a bamboo tray called "taklub" to catch crabs or shrimps. When asked where they were going the fishermen would answer, "to tarakluban", which meant the place where they used "taklub" to catch crabs. Later, the name was shortened to Tacloban.

It is not definitely known when Tacloban became a municipality because records supporting this fact were destroyed during a typhoon. It is commonly believed that Tacloban was officially proclaimed a municipality in 1770. Others however maintain that it was in 1669 during which time there was a rain of ashes. It was the Augustinian mission followed by the Franciscans who sparked the people's interest in religious activities. Within a year's time the first church was built with two lofty belfries under the untiring effort of Fray Aniceto Corral.

Carigara was the capital of Leyte at the time. With Don Hipolito Gonzales' incumbency as alcalde mayor of the province, a popular clamor for the transfer of the seat of the province came up. Thus, on October 5, 1774 after the construction of the Casa Real and the prison, the transfer of the seat of the provincial government was officially approved. In the year 1824 however, Don Pedro Antonio became alcalde mayor and restored Carigara as the p rovincial capital on march 31, 1824. This enhanced bitter disputes. It was finally Don Ceferino Fernandez, alcalde mayor in 1827 who succeeded in pacifying the controversy.

The final approval for making Tacloban the capital of the province of Leyte cam on February 16, 1830. The decisive reasons for choosing it as capital were:

- 1) it had the ideal location of the port area,
- 2) the place was well-sheltered and adequate.

During the Philippine-American war on January 17, 1899, General Vicente Lukban (for whom a street is named in the San Fernando district) came to Tacloban to talk about the problems of the people. The provincial government was evacuated to Palo while General Mojica and his men prepared to fight the Americans. On January 31, 1900 General Kohe arrived with an American team to negotiate a cease-fire and surrender of the province. He was firmly refused. On the following day armies stormed the trenches and by 2:00 PM, the province was in American hands. General Mojica and his men fled to the interior towns and it took a long time for the Americans to cajole every town until every revolucianario had surrendered. Mojica and Lukban eventually yielded to American sovereignty. Captain Leon Rojas, Sr. surrendered last. He led his men in a colorful pageant of surrender by riding on a white horse to the spot where the Americans formally received them. When peace finally, Rojas was designated chief of Police of Tacloban. A company of American soldiers was placed under his command.

In February 1901, the first American military governor of Leyte, Col. Murray, assumed office. He had only one aim in mind: gain the friendship of the people by getting their confidence. In a gesture of sincerity, he opened Tacloban to world trade. Civic-spirited citizens cooperated and organized a committee for peace. Don Gabriel Galza, the founder, became its first president. Their first undertaking was to petition Governor Murray for the release of prisoners who were in Tanauan. The governor received the petition favorably and thus peace and order in the whole province was completely restored.

With American military rule over, Taclobanons who were trained in the art of self-government took over the reins of the administration. Catalino Tarcela became the first provincial governor. There were others who were responsible for the progress and development of Tacloban. Among them were Lodovico Salazar, known to all as Capitan Lodo, the first public teacher of the town (a street is named after him). Lodovico Basilio, known as Capitan Bigong, and Capitan Martin Hidalgo. Of the womenfolk, Doña Eulalia Rubillos, wife of Governor Vicente Diaz is remembered for having served the first Filipino flag that fluttered in the Leyte sky when the revolutionary government was established.

On May 24, 1942, Tacloban awakened to see Japanese imperial forces in its midst. The town offered no active resistance to their oppressive occupation. For little more than two years, it suffered from hunger, terror and brutalities of the invaders. Despite the ugliness of war, the people never forgot to pay homage to their Patron saint, Sr. Santo Niño, by celebrating the town fiesta. One such big commemoration was on the fiesta of 1843, on June 30 where an industrial and agricultural fair was held in the old Leyte park. Here, hate and sorrows of war were forgotten so that it became one of the most remembered carnivals the town ever held. The mayor at that time was Vicente Quintero.

Leyte was the first in the itinerary of MacArthur's return route to the Philippines. Thus, on October 20, 1944, while the waters of Leyte Gulf were calm and clear, six battleships hit the beaches at Cataisan Point and nearby areas. Before twilight, the Tacloban airstrip which was the objective of the day was recaptured by the first division. The entire Cataisan Peninsula was soon under the command of Major General Verne D. Mudge at 3:00 PM of October 21. This day, Tacloban was liberated from the enemy. In a rousing welcome, Filipino civilians line the streets greeting the liberators. Chewing gun, cigarettes, chocolates and wide American smiles flowed freely - all symbolic of friendship and freedom.

On October 22, 1944, Tacloban City was safely back in American hands. On October 23, 1944, General MacArthur announced the establishment of the Philippine Civil Government on the steps of the provincial capitol. He installed Sergio Osmeña Sr. as the president in the presence of Lt. General Walter Krueger, Lt. Gen. Richard Sutherland and Col. Ruperto Kangleon with a guard of honor consisting of First Lt. John Gregory and 30 dirty and tired but efficient-looking soldiers. After the liberation, Tacloban's first appointed mayor was Paulo Jaor. The inauguration of the Republic of the Philippines saw Epifanio Aguirre as mayor of Tacloban.

On June 20, 1952 by virtue of Republic Act no 760, Tacloban City was born. Dr. Ildefonso Cinco, last mayor of the Municipality of Tacloban became the first city mayor.

Tacloban City has grown from a small fishing barrio of Basey to a bustling, growing center of commerce and industry, into probably the first most important city in Eastern Visayas.

People of Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

  • Population of CITY OF TACLOBAN (CAPITAL), LEYTE as of 2020 census: 251,881
  • Tacloban City Population (as of 2015) census = 242,089
  • Tacloban City Population (as of 2010) census = 221,174
  • Tacloban City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 217,199

  • Tacloban City Registered Voters (2010) = 101,001

Elected Government Officials of Tacloban City, 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!".

Elected officials of Tacloban City for the term of 2019-2022
  • City Mayor: Alfred Sison Romualdez
  • City Vice-Mayor: Jerry Tiu Yaokasin
  • Councilors of Tacloban City:
  1. Aurora Aimee Delgado Grafil
  2. Dalisay Tolibas Erpe
  3. Maria Elvira Galapon Casal
  4. Edmund Edward Ida Chua
  5. Rachelle Erica Chua Pineda
  6. Nikki Clavecillas Chua
  7. Jose Mario Satorre Bagulaya
  8. Leo Ortiz Bahin
  9. Brian Steve Germo Granados
  10. Evangeline Limosnero Esperas

Elected officials of Tacloban City for the term of 2016-2019
  1. Edwin Chua
  2. Jerry Uy
  3. Elvie Casal
  4. Edward Frederick Chua
  5. Willy Domingo
  6. Vangie Esperas
  7. Rachelle Pineda
  8. Aimee Grafil
  9. Raissa Villasin
  10. Jom Bagulaya

Elected officials of Tacloban City for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Cristina Gonzales Romualdez (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 28373 7.97%
  2. UY, JERRY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 28067 7.89%
  9. GLOVA, NEIL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 17645 4.96%

Elected officials of Tacloban City for the term of 2010-2013
  1. Neil Amistoso Glova
  2. Bianco Flores Mate
  3. Robert Chan Andrade
  4. Jerry Sia Uy
  5. Jeric Dane Germo Granados
  6. Edward Frederick Ida Chua
  7. Victor Emmanuel Villasin Domingo
  8. Edwin Young Chua
  9. Cristina Gonzales Romualdez
  10. Jerry "Sambo" Tiu Yaokasin

Elected officials of Tacloban City for the term of 2007-2010

Barangay's power and authority: A must read for all barangay officials


This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

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A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
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. "Budgetary planning 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.
  • 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 Islam is financed by the Philippine government. 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 Tacloban City, Leyte

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
  • Take a picture of your Business in Abra. Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy.
  • Businesses in Tacloban City
    1. The name of your business, address, phone number
  • Hotels and Resorts in Tacloban
    • Baluarte Beach Resort
    • Golden Key Inn
    • GV Pensione
    • La Rica Hotel
    • Leyte Normal University
    • LNU House
    • MacArthur Beach Resort
    • Manabo Lodge
    • Primrose Hotel
    • Quarterhaus Pensions
    • Rosvenil Pensione
    • Tacloban Plaza Hotel
    • Vic-Mar Resort and Hotel
    • Villa Jessica Inn & Restaurant
    • Welcome Home Pensione
    • Casa Anson
    • Casa de Tacloban
    • Hotel Alejandro
    • Hotel d'Angelo
    • Leyte Park Resort Hotel
    • Manhattan Inn

Real Estate for Sale or lease in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Tacloban City, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, and open market developments for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Tacloban City, 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 (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

Schools in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

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.

  • List of schools: >>> click

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.

The name of your school in Tacloban City 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 Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Tacloban City you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Tacloban City, 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.

Jobs in Tacloban City

If you have a job available and that job is within Tacloban City, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Tacloban City, 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
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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 Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

  • Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Tacloban City in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Tacloban City. 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 Tacloban City landmarks here.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Tacloban City, 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.

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  • Pintados Kasadyaan Festival

The Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival is a merry-making event lasting a whole month, highlights of which include the Leyte Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals, the 17th Pintados Festival Ritual Dance Presentation and the "Pagrayhak Grand Parade. These festivals are said to have began from the feast day of Señor Santo Niño, held every June 29th. The Leyteños celebrate a religious festival in a unique and colorful way. Since the Visayans are experienced in the art of body tattooing, men and women are fond of tattooing themselves.

The Pintados Festival displays the rich cultural heritage, incorporating native music and dances, of the people of Leyte and Samar. The Leyte Kasadya-an Festival of Festivals, meanwhile, showcases the unique culture and colorful history of the Province of Leyte. Started by former Leyte Governor Remedios Loreto-Petilla, the celebration was first held on May 12, 1996. The festivities weren't always held every June 29th; the first three years saw different dates. It was only in 1999 that it was fixed to June 29, the Feast of the Señor Santo Niño de Leyte.

"Kasadyaan" in the Visayan tongue means merriment and jollity. Various municipal festivals of Leyte gather together in the original capital of Tacloban City for the celebration. There, lively dance-drama parade of many colors takes place. There is an important role that the festival plays, and it is strengthening the Leyteños' sense of pride. Every municipality mounts a storyline all their own to portray with pride their local folklore and legends.

Featured News of The Philippines

Updated: February 5, 2024

Unity and Progress: Philippine City Mayors Advocate for Collective Advancement

In a compelling call to action, the head of the Philippines’ 149-member city mayor’s association emphasized the critical need for unity to foster continued national progress, peace, and prosperity. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, serving as the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, voiced the association’s support for the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s vision of a harmonious country, one that maintains its trajectory of achievements in vital societal areas.


Tacloban City, 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>>>

Your Story about Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

Create you own personal page about the barangay in the municipality or City you live in. Title it like so for specificity: "Mybarangay, MyCityMunicipality, Myprovince, Philippines by MyFirstname Mylastname". You can update and edit this page anytime and anyway you want. It does not have to follow the standard format of the main wiki. It is your page. A link to your page will be inserted in this main barangay page. Here is an example page.

If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.

You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

  • Project BOSS was in Tacloban City last 2011 to do charitable work in coordination with Maharlika Foundation. >>Full Story

The oldest man or woman in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Tacloban City? Zamboanga.com is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Tacloban City. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Tacloban City Philippines Photo Gallery

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