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MUNICIPALITY OF JARO (LEYTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:  Jaro is one among the forty-three (43) municipalities of Leyte with coordinates of 124 degrees, 46’30” north latitude and 11’30” east longitude. It has an area of 20,719 hectares forming to almost a square in shape. It is bounded on the north by the municipalities of Tunga and Carigara, on the south by the municipality of Pastrana; on the west by Ormoc City and on the east by the municipality of Alang-alang.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Tacloban Airport; served by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air

                                    Ormoc Airport; served by PAL Express
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:  
Pan Philippine or Maharlika Highway

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
The municipality of Jaro belongs to the eastern potion and falls under the second type of climate. This is characterized by having no dry season with rainfall more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Amandiwing Mountain; Binahaan River; Mabuhangin Waterfall; House of Mr. and Mrs. Tomas Cornista

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:

ETHNIC GROUPS:
  
Cebuanos, Waray

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Cebuano, Waray-waray, Filipino, English

RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:  
Globe, Smart, Sun

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MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
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    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:  

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
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LINKS:  

http://www.leyte.org.ph

http://www.jaro-leyte.com/history.htm


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