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MUNICIPALITY OF SOGOD (SOUTHERN LEYTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   In the northern portion of the province
    bounded on the north by Mahaplag; east by Silago, Hinunangan, and Saint Bernard town; south by Libagon, Sogod Bay and Bontoc; west by Hindang, Hilongos, Bato and Inopacan 58.8 or 72 kms from Maasin, 127 kms from Tacloban


ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Tacloban or Ormoc Airport (both in Leyte)
    Nearest seaport:  
Maasin, Liloan, Saint Bernard, Hilongos or Bato Port, Sogod Municipal 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


HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
GV Pension House, Regis Bed n’ Breakfast Inn, Syshore Hotel and Resort, Villa Catalina Manor House


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Agas-agas Bridge, Cainting Cave and Falls, Pasanon falls, Lum-an falls, Lake Lanao and springs, Malinao lake, Labong cave, Magapso beach, Consolacion and Prima black sand beaches, Cabadoy and Palanca pebble beaches


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
December 14 to 15 - feast of the Immaculate Concepcion, December 21 - Tinubdan Festival, Feast of Immaculate Concepcion, last Saturday of January/January 27 - feast of the Sto. Niño/Sinulog; June 10 - Alibugjaw sa Sogod


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:  
Bayantel, Globe, Smart, Sun
    TV:  
Sogod Cable TV, TV: Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV, G Sat TV


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Caltex gas station, Shell gas station
    Entertainment venues:


BANKS:
Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, UCPB Savings Bank


UNIVERSITIES:  
Southern Leyte State University, Saint Thomas Aquinas College


HOSPITALS:  
SOGOD DISTRICT HOSPITAL (level 2), CONSUELO K. TAN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (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:  
2
    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
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