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How to Get There

Tacloban City is approximately 70 minutes from Manila via Philippine Airlines, Grand Air, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines.  PAL flies from Manila to Catarman, Northern Samar and Calbayog City in Samar.

Major bus companies ply the Manila-Quezon-Bicol-Samar-Leyte route via the Maharlika Highway.  Estimated travel time, 24 hours.  Good road network connects the region's municipalities and barangays which are accessible by buses and jeepneys from Tacloban, the regional center.

Shipping lines offer regular trips to the region's major ports of call.  Travel to Cebu is comfortable by high speed hydrofoils: Waterjet from Baybay, Leyte and Supercat from Ormoc and Maasin.  Outlying islands can be reached through pumpboats.

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Country + Area Code: (63+53)

TRANSPORTATION
Philippine Airlines (PAL) 321-2212
to 13
William Gothong & Aboitiz 321-2536
Air Philippines 323-6800 K & T Shipping Lines 321-3580
Cebu Pacific 325-7746
to 49
Cebu Ferries Corp. (Tacloban-Ormoc-Cebu via Coaster/Van Supercat) c/o JD Bus Line 325-6012
Philtranco 523-6402
323-7672
TOURIST TRANSPORT OPERATORS
Duptours Shuttle Service 523-1472 Reamark Transport 327-4652
Dome Transport Service 276-1005 JIDCA Tours & Service 055+2612870
Sagrana Tours 327-1407 RE Rent-a-Car 321-4682
Sunshower Tours 321-6596 Van-Van Rent-a-Car 325-8293
FMC Rent-a-Car 323-7318
9192302107
   
TRAVEL AGENCIES
Unimaster Tours and Travel 321-8788
325-6000
North Star International Travel, Inc. 321-5237
MacArthur Landing Tours and Travel 321-2539
321-5685
All World Travel & Services 325-8254
523-0222

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B A S I C     F A C T S

CAPITAL
Tacloban City
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LOCATION
Easternmost coasts of the Philippine archipelago
N - tip of Bicol peninsula
E - Pacific Ocean
W - Maqueda Bay, Visayas
      and Camotes Sea
S - nickel belt of Surigao

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LAND AREA
21,562.8 sq. kms.
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POLITICAL COMPOSITION
Provinces
     Biliran
     Leyte
     Southern Leyte
     Eastern Samar
     Northern Samar
     Samar
Cities
     Calbayog
     Ormoc
     Tacloban
     Maasin
No. of Towns - 139

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POPULATION
3.4 million
     (as of 1995 census)

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CLIMATE
No distinct dry or wet season.  Driest months - April to May; rainiest months - November to January.
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TOPOGRAPHY
Leyte has vast plains.  Samar is marked by broad upland areas and low rugged hills.  Biliran has fertile plains and lush green hills.  These islands have long undulating coastlines.
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DIALECTS
Lineyte - Samarnon (Waray-waray), Cebuano, Inabaknon (Capul Is.), Filipino, English
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RELIGION
Predominantly Catholic
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For information, contact:

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
Regional Office No. VIII
GF, Foundation Plaza Bldg.
LP Resort Compound
Magsaysay Blvd.
Tacloban City - 6500
Leyte, Philippines
Tel. #:  (63+53) 321-2048
                         321-4333
Fax. #:  (63+53) 325-5279
e-mail:
dotreg8@skyinet.net
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