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CITY OF CALBAYOG (SAMAR)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Situated in the western part of the island bounded on the north by Northern Samar, east by Gandara, south by Sta. Margarita 256 nautical miles from Manila, 70 kms from Catbalogan, 183 kms from Tacloban, Leyte


ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Calbayog Airport
    Nearest seaport:  
Calbayog Port, Manguino-o Port
    Major road networks:  
Maharlika Highway


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
wet - September to January , dry - February to May


HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Sigma Lodge, I's Plant Hotel, Marju Krisel Hostel, Seaside Drive Inn, Eduardo's Tourist Inn, NwSSU Hostel, Almira Garden and Hotel, Bagacay Beach Resort, Central Inn, San Joaquin Inn, Ciriaco Hotel & Resort, F & E Suites, Golden Palace, Bistro Pensione, Calbayog Inn, City Lodge, La Vista Pensione, 3 Gems Pension House, TTMIST Hostel, Samar Sea Beach Resort, Casa d Amigo


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Guinogo-an Cave, Mapaso Hot Spring, Mawacat Slide, Bangon-Bugtong Falls, Tabokno Falls, Danao Cave, Pan-as Falls, Binaliw Isle, Tinago-an Cave, Malajog Beach, Lologayan Falls, Ton-ok Falls, Naga Beach, Bagacay Beach, Bolongto Cave, Stone-Marble Mountain of Malopalo, Samar Archaeological Museum, Handumanan Museo de Calbayog, Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral, SACRED HEART (Julio Cardinal Rosales) PLAZA, NIJAGA PARK


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
September 1 to 8 - Sarakiki-Hadang Festival


ETHNIC GROUPS:


LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:   Waray-waray, Cebuano


RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone providers:  
PLDT, Bayantel, West Samar Telecom, Globe, Smart, Sun
    Internet:
    Telegraph:  
RCPI
    Courier:  
LBC, DHL, FedEx, Air 21, JRS
    TV:   
ABS-CBN TV-10, GMA TV-5, Filproducts Services TV, Calbayog Cable TV, Leopards Cable TV, Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV, G Sat TV
    Radio:  
RMN DYCC 936


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
Gaisano Grand Mall
    Popular establishments:  
Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, McDonalds, Mercury Drug, Caltex gas station, Shell gas station, Petron gas station, Rose Pharmacy
    Entertainment venues:


BANKS:  
Land Bank of the Philippines, China Banking Corporation,  Metro Bank,  Philippine National Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, United Coconut Planters Bank


UNIVERSITIES:  
Christ the King College, Northwest Samar State University, STI, St. Vincent de Paul College Seminary


HOSPITALS:  
CALBAYOG SANITARIUM AND HOSPITAL (level 2), ST. CAMILLUS HOSPITAL (level 2), OUR LADY OF PORZUINCOLA HOSPITAL (level 3)


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:   12

    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Samar Agro-Industrial Economic Zone
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Bureau of Immigration, Land Transportation Office, Social Security System


LINKS:  
http://www.calbayog.gov.ph

 

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