Biliran

Biliran provinceProvince of Biliran
Biliran (Lalawigan sa Biliran; Waray-Waray: Probinsya han Biliran; Lalawigan ng Biliran) is an island province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region (Region VIII).wikipedia
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Eastern Visayas

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Biliran (Lalawigan sa Biliran; Waray-Waray: Probinsya han Biliran; Lalawigan ng Biliran) is an island province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region (Region VIII).
Eastern Visayas (Sinirangan Kabisay-an; Silangang Kabisayaan) is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region VIII. It consists of three main islands, Samar, Leyte and Biliran.

Visayans

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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.
During this period, the eastern islands of Samar, Leyte and Biliran (including Marinduque) were directly governed by the Malolos Republic through Vicente Lukban and later by Ambrosio Mojica.

Provinces of the Philippines

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Biliran is one of the country's smallest and newest provinces.
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Leyte

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Biliran lies less than a kilometer north of the island of Leyte. Biliran, together with the islands of Samar and Leyte, were constituted into a separate province in 1735.
To the north of Leyte is the island province of Biliran, a former sub-province of Leyte.

Leyte (province)

LeyteLeyte Province(Northern) Leyte
Formerly a sub-province of Leyte, it became an independent province in 1992.
Leyte is situated west of Samar Island, north of Southern Leyte and south of Biliran.

Samar

Samar IslandSamar (Western)island of Samar
Biliran, together with the islands of Samar and Leyte, were constituted into a separate province in 1735. To the southeast is Carigara Bay, to the northeast is the Samar Sea, and across this sea is Samar.
These three provinces, along with the provinces on the nearby islands of Leyte and Biliran are part of the Eastern Visayas region.

Cebu

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During this time, the island was a part of Cebu Province.
The Cebuano language is spoken in Cebu, as well as in most areas of the Visayas, including Bohol (where it is spoken as Boholano), Siquijor, western Leyte, Biliran and Negros Island Region (especially in Negros Oriental), as well as most provinces of Mindanao.

List of Philippine laws

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On April 8, 1959, Republic Act No. 2141 was signed into law effectively making Biliran a sub-province of Leyte.

Maripipi

Maripipi Island
The province is composed of two major volcanic islands: the main island also named Biliran and Maripipi, a smaller island to the northwest.
Maripipi is located at °N, °W, composed of Maripipi Island and surrounding islets situated northwest off the coast of Biliran Island.

List of inactive volcanoes in the Philippines

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Mount Suiro, an inactive volcano, is the highest point on Biliran Island with an elevation of 1301 m.

Cabucgayan, Biliran

Cabucgayan
Cabucgayan is located at °N, °W, at the south-eastern section of Biliran Island, and is approximately 19 km south from Caibiran, 33 km away from the provincial capital Naval, and 118 km away from Tacloban, the provincial capital of Leyte.

Samar Sea

To the southeast is Carigara Bay, to the northeast is the Samar Sea, and across this sea is Samar.
It contains Biliran Island, the islands of Almagro, Maripipi, Sto. Nino, Daram, and Tagapul-an.

Cebuano language

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The inhabitants of Biliran primarily speak Cebuano and Waray, both Visayan languages.
Cebuano is spoken in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, northeastern Negros Occidental, southern Masbate, many portions of Leyte, Biliran, parts of Samar, and most parts of Mindanao, the second largest island of the Philippines.

Kawayan, Biliran

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In 1948, the barangays of Ungale, Tuo, and Inasuyan were transferred from Caibiran, Biliran.

Visayan languages

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The inhabitants of Biliran primarily speak Cebuano and Waray, both Visayan languages.
Warayan (spoken in eastern Leyte, Biliran and Samar)

Waray language

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Biliran (Lalawigan sa Biliran; Waray-Waray: Probinsya han Biliran; Lalawigan ng Biliran) is an island province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region (Region VIII). The inhabitants of Biliran primarily speak Cebuano and Waray, both Visayan languages.
Culaba, Biliran: heavy Cebuano influence

Gerardo Espina Jr.

Gerardo J. Espina, Jr.
He is currently the Governor of the Province of Biliran, having been elected in the 2010 elections.

Legislative district of Biliran

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The lone Congressional District of Biliran is the representation of the Province of Biliran in the Philippine House of Representatives.

Biliran (volcano)

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The only known historical volcanic activity at Biliran was a phreatic eruption and possible debris avalanche at a thermal area on September 26, 1939.
Biliran is a solfataric active volcano located in the island province of Biliran in the Philippines.

List of islands of the Philippines

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Biliran (Lalawigan sa Biliran; Waray-Waray: Probinsya han Biliran; Lalawigan ng Biliran) is an island province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region (Region VIII).

Causeway

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A bridge-causeway fixed link over Poro Island connects the province to Leyte.

Bridge

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A bridge-causeway fixed link over Poro Island connects the province to Leyte.

Poro Island

A bridge-causeway fixed link over Poro Island connects the province to Leyte.