Biliran Province, Philippines
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Biliran Province within The Philippines
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Biliran Province, Philippines
- Biliran is an island Province. In the island of Biliran.
- Biliran has a total of 132 barangays, 8 municipalites, and 0 cities
- Registered Voters of Biliran as of (2010) = 81,958
- Population of Biliran (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 150,031
- Land Area of Biliran (as of 2007, in hectares) = 53,601
- Biliran is a 4th class province.
- The province of Biliran is within Region VIII - Eastern Visiyas.
- The capital of Biliran is the municipality of Naval.
- 1 Geography of Biliran, Philippines
- 2 Location of Biliran, Philippines
- 3 History of Biliran, Philippines
- 4 People of Biliran, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Biliran, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Biliran, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Biliran, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Biliran, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Biliran, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Biliran, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Biliran, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Biliran, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Biliran, Philippines
- 14 Philippine News
- 15 Biliran, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 16 Biliran News
- 17 Biliran Zip Codes
- 18 Biliran, Philippines Photo Gallery
Geography of Biliran, Philippines
Biliran is an island province just north of the island of Leyte in the Eastern Visayas region.
Location of Biliran, Philippines
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History of Biliran, Philippines
- this article was taken verbatim from: www.biliranisland.com/history.php
During the early Spanish era, what is now called Biliran Island was known as Isla de Panamao. The term refers to an ethnic fishing net. The present name, believed to be adopted sometime between the late 1600s and the early 1700s, was, according to many publications, derived from a native grass called borobiliran which once grew abundantly on the island's plains. A contending theory states that the name came from the word bilir, which was defined in an old Visayan dictionary to be the “corner or edge of a boat, vase or anything protruding, like veins, or the furrow made by the plow.” The dictionary also gives biliran as an alternate spelling for bilir. This theory is supported by the fact that Biliran was site of the first large-scale shipyard, built in the 1600s. Galleons were built to support the Galleon trade between Manila and Acapulco in Mexico.
The first town, named Biliran, was founded in 1712. During this time, the island was a part of the province of Cebu. Biliran, together with the islands of Samar and Leyte were constituted into a separate province in 1735. Later when Samar and Leyte were split into two provinces in 1768, Biliran became part of Leyte.
During the World War II, Biliran had its own guerrilla forces under the Leyte command of Colonel Ruperto Kangleon. The guerrilla operation where of invaluable assistance to the successful landing of the American liberation forces at Palo, Leyte, on October 20, 1944 just before the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Landed to the Filipino soldiers liberated in Biliran
In 1945 liberated by the Philippine Commonwealth forces landed in Biliran with the local guerrilla forces by the attack of the Japanese troops from the island during the Battle of Biliran.
In May 1735, representative inhabitants of Leyte petitioned Governor General Fernando Valdes y Tamon to allow them to resettle Biliran Island. They claimed it had been abandoned for the past 50 years and was presently inhabited by bagamundos (vagabonds) due to the frequent Moro raids.
On 26 May 1754, the Moros destroyed the pueblos of Biliran in Leyte and Catbalogan in Samar. Panamao was reportedly razed to the ground and only the gobernadorcillo of Biliran pueblo escaped capture by the raiders. The settlements of Biliran, Caybiran, Mapuyo and Maripipi were also destroyed by the Moros.
The Moros staged their attack by marching inland along a river in the province named Anas for a distance of 1.5-2 leguas (leagues). Having covered part of the interior around a mountain, they managed to capture the inhabitants, with the exception of the gobernadorcillo who had escaped. The houses and property of the natives were burned or destroyed. The church building suffered the same fate and its valuables were taken away by the raiders.
Post Moro invasion
When the Moro raiders has been neutralized in the early 19th century, the local inhabitants went into the business of organizing new pueblos (also known as town) in the present geography of Biliran Province.
The inhabitants of Biliran Island petitioned for pueblo and parish status as early as 1712. The first parish priest was assigned in 1765 but its parish status was apparently withdrawn because of Padre Gaspar‘s apostasy. The parish was re-established on February 22, 1782.
In 1828, Caibiran on the east became an independent pueblo and parish, the second to be created in Biliran Island.
Naval became the third town, and it was carved out of the territory of Biliran town. It initially became a separate parish in 1860. The Spanish colonial government officially recognized its pueblo status on 23 September 1869, the petition for which was apparently submitted around 1861.
Almeria became a separate town in 1886 and was named after a town in Spain of the same name.
Maripipi used to be a barrio of Naval. It was officially inaugurated as a town in 1867, two years ahead of its mother town, then folded up and was reduced into a barrio of Almeria, and then became a town again in 1899. Maripipi and the new towns of San Clemente (later Kawayan), Culaba and Esperanza (later Cabucgayan) were created around 1899 by the revolutionary government under Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo.
On April 8, 1959 Republic Act No. 2141 was signed into law effectively making Biliran a sub-province of Leyte. The island was only made an independent province on May 11, 1992 by virtue of Republic Act No. 7160, making it one of the newest provinces in the country.
People of Biliran, Philippines
Total Population of Biliran
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- Elected officials of Biliran Province for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Gerardo Jimenez Espina Jr.
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Manuel Bornillo Montejo Jr.
- House Representative: Glenn Ang Chong
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Barangays Elected Officials of Biliran
Businesses in Biliran, Philippines
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Biliran, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Biliran, Philippines
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Schools in Biliran, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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Economy of Biliran, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Biliran, Philippines
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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.
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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 Biliran, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Biliran, Philippines
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- 6% growth target stays
- Monday, Septembe 16, 2019
- The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is maintaining its growth target of six percent or higher this year, even as the economy settled at only 5.5 percent growth in the first semester given the delay in the enactment of the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
- Carlos Dominguez, finance secretary, also said to avoid a repeat of the 2019 budget delay, leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are meeting every month to monitor the progress on the budget and the 25 priority bills enumerated in the 4th State-of-the-Nation Address ........... Full Story»
- Stocks up, peso stronger
- Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Share prices ended higher yesterday as investors tracked overseas leads to trade the market.
- The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was up 70.20 points to 7,858.65, a 0.9 percent hike ........... Full Story»
- Inaugural triathlon at New Clark City set
- Monday, August 16, 2019 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines — All is set for the New Clark City Triathlon which is the first triathlon event to be held at the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac on Oct. 19-20.
- GoClark Sports and Events has partnered with presenting sponsor Robinsons Land Corp. in this triathlon featuring the swim event at the Aquatics Center, the 20km bike in the newly built New Clark City-SCTex connecting road and the run course in the sports complex, including the warm-up athletic track, the river park and a finish lap around the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium ............................... Full Story»
Biliran, 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.
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- 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>>>
Biliran turns 20
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R08&article=1311336673289
- By: Flordelis E. Jackson
- Friday, May 11, 2012
NAVAL, Biliran- The province of Biliran, an island paradise lin in Eastern Visayas turns 20 years old today, (Friday), May 11, 2012 as it celebrates its 20th Provincehood Anniversary.
Memorable to all Biliranons, the celebration of the event will be started with a thanksgiving and anniversary mass at 8:00 o’clock in the morning at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. The main celebrant is no less than Msgr. Filomeno Bactol, Bishop of Naval.
The grand anniversary parade at 9:00 in the morning immediately follows the mass. The route of the parade starts at the Naval Port area going to the provincial capitol grounds.
Participants to the grand parade are the members of the people’s organizations and associations; private establishments; officials and employees of the National Government Agencies (NGAs); eight local government units (LGUs) of the province of Biliran led by their respective mayors and the provincial government of Biliran led by Governor Gerardo Espina, Jr.
The anniversary program at the capitol grounds follows immediately after the parade.
During the program, Gov. Espina Jr. and Congressman Rogelio Espina of the lone district of Biliran will deliver their anniversary messages.
Part of the anniversary program is the launching of the Biliran Hymn.
The reading of the History on the Creation of the Biliran Hymn will be done by Dr. Peter Escobarte, Schools Division Superintendent of the Department of Education, Division of Biliran.
Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Member of Biliran, Brigido Caneja II will read the SP Resolution Adopting the hymn.
Mrs. Nova Jorge, faculty of the Naval School of Fisheries will lead in the Community Singing of the Hymn.
The three-day Agri-Trade Fair and Jobs Fair and One-Stop Shop will close after the anniversary program.
The announcement of winners in connection with the holding of the Agri-Trade Fair immediately follows.
To cap the activities in celebration of the 20th Provincehood Anniversary celebration are the turn-over of livestock dispersal with the Office of the Provincial Veterinary (OPV) to identified beneficiaries; distribution of the Handog Titulo Program with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Ceremonial Release of Loan to Beneficiaries with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Awarding of Collapsible Solar Dryer to Barangays with the Department of Agriculture (DA); and the Distribution of Medicines to the eight LGUs of the province.
This year’s celebration of the 20th Provincehood Anniversary is centered on the theme “Mauswagon nga Biliran ubos sa Malig-on nga Pangagamhanan Kauban ang Makugihon nga Katawhan!” (“Progressive Biliran Under A Strong Government Together With Industrious Citizenry”.
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