Leyte Province, Philippines

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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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McArthur Landing, Palo, Leyte, Philippines
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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 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



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.


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 (as of Aug 1, 2007)= 1,722,036
  • Leyte Registered Voters (2009)= 908,480

Elected Government Officials of Leyte, Philippines

Elected officials of Leyte for the term of 2013-2016

Elected officials of Leyte for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Leyte 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

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
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 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 here. 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 here yourself or email the information to

  • 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

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.

The 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.

Jobs in Leyte Philippines

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 HERE 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
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of 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.
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Leyte, Philippines

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Leyte.

Philippine News

  • Index continues climb, hits new high
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine share prices soared anew yesterday, lifting the benchmark stock index to its 21st record close of the year even as most foreign stocks slumped.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed 0.09 percent or 6.86 points to finish at a new all-time high of 7,877.96 ........................ Full Story»

  • Share prices hit new record high
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - After weeks of staying below the radar, the Philippine Stock Exchange index surged yesterday to another all-time high ahead of the Monetary Board’s policy setting meeting.
The PSEi gained 0.44 percent or 34.76 points to zoom to its 20th record close for the year at 7,871.10 ........................ Full Story»

  • Amit banners Team East in Queen’s Cup
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Former world champion Rubilen Amit heads the crack Team East seeking a title repeat against Team West in the Queen’s Cup 10-ball championship set April 16-18 at Resorts World Manila’s The Plaza in Newport Mall.
Amit will re-unite with South Korea’s Eunji Park, Taiwan’s Jennifer Chen and former world No. 1 Siming Chen of China as they gun for another victory against the West Team composed of USA’s Jennifer Barretta and Vivian Villareal, and Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Hall of Famers Ewa Laurance of Sweden and Northern Ireland’s Karen Corr .................................. Full Story»

Leyte Zip Codes

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6500 Tacloban City Leyte Province
6501 Palo Leyte Province
6502 Tanauan Leyte Province
6503 Tolosa Leyte Province
6504 Tabontabon Leyte Province
6505 Dulag Leyte Province
6506 Julita Leyte Province
6507 Mayorga Leyte Province
6508 La Paz Leyte Province
6509 MacArthur Leyte Province
6510 Abuyog Leyte Province
6511 Javier Leyte Province
6512 Mahaplag Leyte Province
6513 Santa Fe Leyte Province
6514 Pastrana Leyte Province
6515 Dagami Leyte Province
6516 Burauen Leyte Province
6517 Alangalang Leyte Province
6518 San Miguel Leyte Province
6519 Barugo Leyte Province
6520 Babatngon Leyte Province
6521 Baybay Leyte Province
6522 Inopacan Leyte Province
6523 Hindang Leyte Province
6524 Hilongos Leyte Province
6525 Bato Leyte Province
6526 Matalom Leyte Province
6527 Jaro Leyte Province
6528 Tunga Leyte Province
6529 Carigara Leyte Province
6530 Capoocan Leyte Province
6531 Kananga Leyte Province
6532 Matag-ob Leyte Province
6533 Leyte Leyte Province
6534 Calubian Leyte Province
6535 San Isidro Leyte Province
6536 Tabango Leyte Province
6537 Villaba Leyte Province
6538 Palompon Leyte Province
6539 Isabel Leyte Province
6540 Merida Leyte Province
6541 Ormoc City Leyte Province
6542 Albuera Leyte Province

Leyte News

DOT: Monitoring of LGU compliance on Tourism Act should be included next year


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.

  • 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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