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Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Tacloban City and occupies the northern three-quarters of the island of Leyte. Leyte is located west of Samar province, north of Southern Leyte and south of Biliran. To the west of Leyte across the Camotes Sea is the province of Cebu. Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Tacloban City is the largest city and regional center of the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. ... Leyte (pronounced LAY-teh or LAY-tee) is an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines. ... Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Southern Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Biliran is one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines and it is located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... The Camotes Sea is a small sea within the Philippine archipelago, between the Eastern Visayas and the Central Visayas. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Leyte
Region: Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Capital: Tacloban City
Founded: 1543 and March 10, 1917
Population:
2000 census—1,592,336 (14th largest)
Density—279 per km² (24th highest)
Area: 5,712.8 km² (12th largest)
Languages: Waray, Cebuano
Governor: Jericho Petilla (2004-2007)
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Image File history File links Provincial seal of Leyte, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Tacloban City is the largest city and regional center of the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. ... // Events February 21 - Battle of Wayna Daga - A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeat the armies of Adal led by Ahmed Gragn. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay also known as barrio (Filipino: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy) is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village,barrio, district, ward or town. ... House of Representatives of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Wáray-Wáray is a language spoken in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte (eastern portion), and Biliran in the Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugbuanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 18,000,000 people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place, added... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Leyte province. ...


People and Culture

The people of Leyte are divided into two main groups, primarily by language. In the west and south are the Cebuanos, while in the north and east are the Waray-waray.


The Cebuanos have ties with Cebu, the most populous province in the Visayas; the Warays are more tied to Leyte and Samar.


TANAUAN MUNICIPAL CULTURAL EVENTS


There is a yearly town festival held at Tanauaun Poblacion from the 14th to the 16th of August, commencing from the Canramos area on the 14th, Licud on the 15th and San Roque on the 16th. During the 15th of August there is a big festivity held at the town centre that includes all elementary and highschool students dressed in colourful custumes performing dances and routines that follows a street parade around the municipality. The festival is called "Pasaka" which is a waray word meaning invitation to progress/health/luck for the inhabitants for the coming year.


The festival is so popular and so merry that it even encourages expatriats to visit during this time of festivity. The festivity also invites people from anywhere who wish to join and enjoy the festivity and are all welcomed by the locals in their own homes regardless of whether they know them or not.


Balikbayans, a colloquial word that describes former residents who migrated overseas, also finds it interesting and exciting to visit or have a holiday to the town during this time of the year. Tanauan have a great diversity of "balikbayans" coming from all around the world. One of the biggest group however, are balikbayans coming from "Australia". This occurence has never been more evident than the festival during the year 1998, where the yearly beauty pageant being held during the fiesta as part of the cultural activities were joined in by young candidates who were children by former local residents but who have been living overseas for many years. The young beauties came from USA and Australia, who were there on a long holiday, the main purpose of which was to learn the original culture of their parents. These two young beauties ended up the winner and the first runner up. The winner and who was crowned Miss Tanauan at that time was Jetheth, a daughter of two former Filipino residents. She is kayumangi beauty who has been raised in Australia and who holds an Australian citizenship. The first runner-up was also a daughter of former filipino residents who have lived in USA for many years. This young beauty also holds US citizenship. Both girls joined for fun and excitement and both had the time of their lives.


Regular balikbayans to the town during the festival are also from Australia. They are now in the process of organising a social group for Balikbayans to organise cultural and social events to encourage more balikbayans into the town to help pumped-up the town's tourism objectives and thus helps the town's economy. The best contact for them is to find their brothers who lived locally, whose names are also well known by the locals. Their local contacts are Rolly, Jerry and Jun Albao who all lived in Canramos, Tanauan.


Helpful suggestions and bright ideas are very much needed and encouraged to assist in the success of the above cultural and social undertaking to help the tourism objective of the town, who is in urgent need of support and local income boost. Immediate contact can be made to the Balikbayan organiser, Gina Buraga on email address: gburaga@hotmail.com or tel no 61 2 418493322



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Economy

The economy of Letye depends on agriculture. Rice is farmed in the lower flatter areas specifically those around Tacloban, while coconut farming, for coconut oil, and is the main cash crop of the more mountainous areas. Fishing is also a major source of livelihood among residents.


Geography

Political

Leyte is subdivided into 41 municipalities and 2 cities. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ...


Ormoc City is an independent component city of Leyte. The city governs itself independent of the province and the residents do not vote for elective provincial officials, as stated in the city's charter.


Cities

Ormoc City is a 1st class city in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Tacloban City is the largest city and regional center of the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Abuyog is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Alangalang is an inland town situated in the eastern part of the island of Leyte in the Philippines. ... Albuera is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Babatngon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Barugo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Bato is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Baybay is a 1st class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Burauen is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Calubian is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Capoocan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Carigara is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Dagami is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Dulag is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Hilongos is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Hindang is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Inopacan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Isabel is a 1st class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Jaro is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Javier is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Julita is a municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Kananga is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... La Paz is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Leyte is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Macarthur is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Mahaplag is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Matag-ob is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Matalom is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Mayorga is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Merida is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Palo is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Palompon is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Pastrana is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... San Isidro is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... San Miguel is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Santa Fe is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Tabango is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Tabontabon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Tanauan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Tolosa is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Tunga is a 6th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Villaba is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ...

Physical

History

The explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, first came to the island in 1543 and named it Las Islas Felipinas. Ruy López de Villalobos (c. ... // Events February 21 - Battle of Wayna Daga - A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeat the armies of Adal led by Ahmed Gragn. ...


External links

  • Official Website of Leyte Province

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