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MUNICIPALITY OF SAINT BERNARD (SOUTHERN LEYTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   in the southern portion of the province; a coastal town
    bounded on the north by Hinunangan, east by San Juan and Anahawan, west by Libagon, south by Panaon Strait and Cabalian Bay


ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Tacloban or Ormoc Airport (both in Leyte)
    Nearest seaport:  
Saint Bernard Port
    Major road networks:  
Pan Philippine or Maharlika Highway, Maasin-Mahaplag-Baybay Road, Mahaplag-Sogod Road, Abuyog-Silago Road


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
eastern half - no dry season but very pronounced wet season from November to January, western half - rain more or less evenly distributed throughout the year
    Temperature range:  
21C to 32C


HOTELS AND RESORTS:


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
  
Hindag-an Cave, Sangat Beach, Tinago Spring, Mahayag Eco-tourism Area, Hinabian Dam, Sto. Niño Shrine, hanging bridges, Lipanto Fish Sanctuary, Himbangan Bird Sanctuary, Himbangan Mangrove Park


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
May 29 - Umadagat Festival, Feast of St. Isidore


ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Kongking or Mamanwa


LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Cebuano, Boholano, Waray-waray, Tagalog, English


RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism, Aglipayan


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:  
Globe, Smart, Sun
    Internet:  
Smart Bro
    TV:  
Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV, G Sat TV


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MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
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    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:
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GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
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LINKS:  
http://www.saintbernard.gov.ph

 

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