Steeped in Spanish heritage,
the region abounds with religious buildings and shrines –
including the Palo Cathedral and Hilongos Bell Tower.
About Leyte Philippines
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.
According to the Year 2000 census, 97% of Leyte's population are Roman
Catholics, one of the highest percentage in the Visayas. While the
remaining 3% are either adherents of other different Christian sects
such as the indigenous Iglesia ni Cristo, Baptists, Evangelicals,
Mennonites, and Mormons.
Leyte is one of the country's historic provinces. It
is the site of uprising against the Spaniards and the famous
landing of U.S. forces during World War II. This historical
consciousness is reflected in Leyte's seal, with stars
symbolizing the 49 towns of the province and an alphabet on
cross argent representing the ancient letter L. A white cross
indicates the second phase of Leyte's development, when Magellan
passed through en route to Cebu, while the upper portion
commemorates the landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur through a
perspective of the National Freedom Park. http://leyte.cmnworks.com
Sogod Bay Scuba Resort Sogod
bay in Southern Leyte offers wonderful scuba diving. There is a huge
variety of hard and soft corals plus countless sponges including
huge barrel sponges. Prolific marine life ranges from pygmy
seahorses to whale sharks. The marine ecosystem provides many
colourful nudibranchs plus pipefish and seahorses. Turtles are
common as are frogfish. You can discover all of this in quiet
surrounds. The area is pristine in nature and not overused - Padre
Burgos, Southern Leyte.
Ormoc Villa Hotel Ormoc
Villa Hotel is the most convenient place for you and your client
while doing business in the pulsating city - Ormoc. The hotel is
located at Obrero street, at the heart of Ormocs business hub. Ormoc
Villa Hotel is mere minutes away from Leyte's west coast port, not
far from downtown area.
WhaleOfADive.com - Peter's Dive
Protected marine sanctuaries teeming with coral reefs and a wide
variety of underwater life. Whaleshark watching tours. Exciting boat
and shore dives. All these await you at Peter's Dive Resort, in
Lungsodaan, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte. http://www.whaleofadive.com
Maasin City, Southern Leyte A web
site that caters to the cultural, economic, and historical aspects
of the newly proclaimed city of Maasin. The evolving site includes
links to applicable web sites of other barangays, municipalities,
and/or businesses. http://www.maasincity.com.ph