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MUNICIPALITY OF ABUYOG (LEYTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Abuyog is a first class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. It is the largest coastal town on the eastern coast of the island of Leyte facing Leyte Gulf out in the Pacific Ocean. It is bounded on the north by the town of MacArthur, on the nothwest by the town of Javier, on the south by the town of Silago, Southern Leyte and on the west by the town of Mahaplag. It is bordered on one end by a large river and inland by long mountain ranges covered with dense forests. Abuyog is 61.62 kilometers to Tacloban City along the Maharlika Highway. Abuyog is politically subdivided into 63 barangays. It is situated at 10*44'07 North Latitude and 125*01'17 East Longitude. The altitude is 5 meters.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Tacloban Airport; served by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air
                                
Ormoc Airport; served by PAL Express
    Nearest seaport:  
Tacloban Port
    Major road networks:  
Pan Philippine or Maharlika Highway

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Abuyog is best from January to May when the weather turns cool and dry. It is coolest from December to February and hottest from March to May. Temperatures can rise higher than 100 F (37.8 C) in the summer. The rainy season begins in July, bringing torrential downpours that can sometimes inhibit movement. Abuyog is within the typhoon belt that is why it is always visited by typhoons.

HOTELS AND RESORTS: Abuyog Hotel; Florina Country Lodge

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Malaguicay Falls; Abuyog Town Hall Plaza; Abuyog Lighthouse; Sto. Nino Park; Danghol Hill; Layog River; St. Francis Xavier Parish Park; Abuyog Leyte Big Caves; Cagbolo Hot Spring

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:
Buyongan Festival (August 29)

ETHNIC GROUPS:
  
Cebuanos, Waray

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS: 
Waray;
Tag-alog;  Muslim;  Hilonggo

RELIGION:   Roman Catholicism

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COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:

  Cellular Phones: GlobeLines Incorporated; Smart Communications Inc.

  Landline and Public Calling Office : Bayantel 

  Internet Service Provider : Smart Bro

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UNIVERSITIES:
  
Visayas Christian Institute of Technology

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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
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    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
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LINKS: 

http://www.leyte.org.ph

http://www.abuyogleyte.com

 

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