Leyte (province)

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Leyte (also Northern Leyte; Norte san/Amihanan nga Leyte; Hilagang Leyte) is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region, occupying the northern three-quarters of Leyte Island.wikipedia
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Southern Leyte

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Leyte is situated west of Samar Island, north of Southern Leyte and south of Biliran.
Southern Leyte was a sub-province of Leyte until it was made into an independent province in 1959.

Eastern Visayas

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Leyte (also Northern Leyte; Norte san/Amihanan nga Leyte; Hilagang Leyte) is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region, occupying the northern three-quarters of Leyte Island.
The region has six provinces, one independent city and one highly urbanized city namely, Biliran, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, Ormoc and Tacloban.

Typhoon Haiyan

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On 8 November 2013, the province was severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
By the evening of November 7, PSWS No. 4, the highest level of warning which indicates winds in excess of 185 km/h (115 mph) are expected, was raised for Biliran Island, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Cebu, Metro Cebu, Samar, and Southern Leyte.

Leyte

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Leyte (also Northern Leyte; Norte san/Amihanan nga Leyte; Hilagang Leyte) is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region, occupying the northern three-quarters of Leyte Island. The historical name of the Philippines, "Las Islas Felipenas", named by Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos in honor of Prince Philip of Spain, used to refer to the islands of Leyte and Samar only, until it was adopted to refer to the entire archipelago.
Politically, the island is divided into two provinces: (Northern) Leyte and Southern Leyte.

Visayans

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Before being colonized by Spain, the island was once home to indigenous animist Warays to the East and other indigenous Hindu-Buddhist Visayan groups to the west.

Provinces of the Philippines

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Leyte (also Northern Leyte; Norte san/Amihanan nga Leyte; Hilagang Leyte) is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region, occupying the northern three-quarters of Leyte Island.
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Biliran

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

Legislative districts of Leyte

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Leyte comprises 40 municipalities and three cities, all clustered into 5 congressional districts.
The Legislative Districts of Leyte, namely the first, second, third, fourth and fifth districts, are the representations of the Province of Leyte in the Philippine House of Representatives.

Waray people

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Before being colonized by Spain, the island was once home to indigenous animist Warays to the East and other indigenous Hindu-Buddhist Visayan groups to the west.
The Waray people form the majority of the population in the provinces of Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar while they form a significant population in Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, and Sorsogon.

Palo, Leyte

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In 1595, the religious Jesuits established mission in Carigara which preceded the mission established in Palo in 1596 and Ormoc and Alangalang missions in 1597.
Palo is considered to be one of the most historical towns of Leyte.

Cities of the Philippines

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Leyte comprises 40 municipalities and three cities, all clustered into 5 congressional districts.
Some independent cities still serve as the seat of government for the province in which they are geographically located: Bacolod (Negros Occidental), Cagayan de Oro (Misamis Oriental), Cebu City (Cebu), Iloilo City (Iloilo), Lucena (Quezon), Puerto Princesa (Palawan) and Tacloban (Leyte). In such cases, the provincial government, apart from already financing the maintenance of its properties such as provincial government buildings and offices, may also provide the government of the independent city with an annual budget (determined by the province at its discretion) to aid in relieving incidental costs incurred by the city such as road maintenance due to increased vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the provincial government complex.

Ruy López de Villalobos

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The historical name of the Philippines, "Las Islas Felipenas", named by Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos in honor of Prince Philip of Spain, used to refer to the islands of Leyte and Samar only, until it was adopted to refer to the entire archipelago.
He departed to Abuyog, Leyte with his remaining ships, the San Juan, and the San Cristóbal.

Ormoc

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Ormoc City is an independent component city, while the capital Tacloban was declared a highly urbanized city in 2008.
', officially the ' (Dakbayan sa Ormoc; Syudad han Ormoc; Lungsod ng Ormoc) or simply referred to as Ormoc City, is a independent component city in the province of Leyte in the region of Eastern Visayas of the Philippines.

Abuyog, Leyte

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In the electoral division made by the Philippine Assembly, Abuyog was placed in the third district of Leyte.

Dagami, Leyte

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Waray is closely related to other Visayan languages particularly Hiligaynon and to a lesser extent Cebuano which is spoken by people of greater geographic proximity mainly in western municipalities of Leyte and of entire Southern Leyte.

Tacloban

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Ormoc City is an independent component city, while the capital Tacloban was declared a highly urbanized city in 2008. Its capital is the city of Tacloban.

Philippines

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Leyte (also Northern Leyte; Norte san/Amihanan nga Leyte; Hilagang Leyte) is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region, occupying the northern three-quarters of Leyte Island.

Regions of the Philippines

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Leyte (also Northern Leyte; Norte san/Amihanan nga Leyte; Hilagang Leyte) is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region, occupying the northern three-quarters of Leyte Island.

Camotes Sea

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To the west of Leyte across the Camotes Sea is the province of Cebu.

Cebu

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To the west of Leyte across the Camotes Sea is the province of Cebu.

Philip II of Spain

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The historical name of the Philippines, "Las Islas Felipenas", named by Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos in honor of Prince Philip of Spain, used to refer to the islands of Leyte and Samar only, until it was adopted to refer to the entire archipelago.

Largest naval battle in history

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Leyte is also known as the site of the largest naval battle in modern history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which took place during the Second World War.

Battle of Leyte Gulf

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Leyte is also known as the site of the largest naval battle in modern history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which took place during the Second World War.

Tropical Storm Thelma

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Leyte suffered similar destruction and loss of life in 1991 from Tropical Storm Thelma.

Animism

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Before being colonized by Spain, the island was once home to indigenous animist Warays to the East and other indigenous Hindu-Buddhist Visayan groups to the west.