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MUNICIPALITY OF CATBALOGAN (SAMAR)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   On the western coast of the province 802 kms from Manila
    bounded on the north by Tarangnan and San Jorge, east by Jiabong, west by Maqueda Bay


ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Calbayog Airport
    Nearest seaport:  
Catbalogan Port
    Major road networks:  
Maharlika Highway


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, no distinct dry season


HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Buri Baras Cove Beach Resort, Basiao Island Beach, Cal-apog Leopard Beach Resort, Malatugawi Island Beach, Mendoza Beach Resort, Payao Beach, Sunshine Beach, The New Maqueda Bay Hotel and Restaurant, Rolet Hotel, Cell.Com Hotel, Summer Garden Pensionne, Fortune Hotel and Restaurant, 1st Choice Hotel, Fame Hotel, Bay View Inn, Rose Scent Pensionne, Villarin's Bed & Breakfast, Casa Cristina Hotel, Sto. Rosario Pensionne, Traveler's Lodging House, Kalinayan Inn, Eduardo's Inn


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Bangon Falls; Bartholomew Church; Beaches in Malatugawi Island;  Igot Cove; Maqueda Bay; Pieta Park, St.; Samar Provincial Capitol; St. Bartholomew Church; Sunshine Beach; The Obelisk at the Provincial Capitol Park; Waray Banwa Coral Reef


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
August 1 to 31 - The Manaragat Festival, August 11 - Kaadlawan Han Samar (province-wide), last Saturday of September - Catbaloganon Septemberfest, August 24 - city fiesta/feast of St. Bartholomew


ETHNIC GROUPS:


LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
  
Waray-waray


RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:  
Tessie Tomas - actress, Prudencio Miel - cartoonist of The Singapore Straits Times


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone providers:  
BayanTel, Globe, Smart, Sun
    Internet:
    Telegraph:
    Courier:
    TV:  
ABS-CBN TV-7, Decobeam Cable TV, Leopards Cable TV, Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV, G Sat TV
    Radio:


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Mercury Drug, Jollibee, Shell gas station
    Entertainment venues:


BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Banco De Oro, China Banking Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines,  Metro Bank, Philippine National Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation


UNIVERSITIES:  
St. Mary's College, Samar College, Samar State University



HOSPITALS:  
SAMAR PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL (level 2)


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
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    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:    11
    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Bureau of Immigration, Department of Trade and Industry, Land Transportation Office, National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System


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