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CITY OF TACLOBAN (LEYTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Tacloban is located on Cancabato Bay, in the San Juanico Strait which divides the islands of Leyte and Samar.
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Tacloban Airport; served by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:  
Pan Philippine or Maharlika Highway

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:

HOTELS AND RESORTS:
Asia Stars Hotel; Baluarte Beach Resort; Golden Key Inn; GV Pensione; La Rica Hotel; Leyte Normal University; LNU House; MacArthur Beach Resort; Manabo Lodge; Primrose Hotel; Quarterhaus Pensions; Rosvenil Pensione; Tacloban Plaza Hotel; Vic-Mar Resort and Hotel; Villa Jessica Inn & Restaurant; Welcome Home Pensione ; Casa Anson; Casa de Tacloban; Hotel Alejandro; Hotel d'Angelo; Leyte Park Resort Hotel; Manhattan Inn

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum; People's Center Library;San Juanico Bridge; MacArthur Park; Palo Cathedral; Balyuan Park and City Hall Grounds; Philippine-Japan Commemorative Peace Park; Monument of the Crucified Christ; Leyte Capitol Grounds; Sto. Nino Church; Price Mansion; Redona Residence;Tacloban City Astrodome; Calvary Hill; Leyte Sports Complex; Hotel Alejandro - for its World War II memorabilias; Zamora Street - place to buy pasalubongs

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:

ETHNIC GROUPS:
  
Cebuanos; Waray

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

RELIGION:  
Christian; Protestant; Roman Catholicism

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:

Telephone:   Globe, Smart, Sun
Channel:
ABS-CBN Channel-2, Studio 23 Channel-24, GMA Channel-10, GMA News Channel-32, ABC Channel-4, RJTV-2nd Avenue Channel-28, SBN-ETC Channel-22, ACQ-KBN Channel-40
Radio:  
ABS-CBN MOR 94.3-FM, GMA Campus Radio 97.5-FM, SBN Mom's Radio 101.5-FM, MBC DYVL 819-AM, Love Radio 91.1-FM, I! FM 99.1-FM, Bombo Radyo 95.1-FM, Veritas Radyo Totoo 1413-AM

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls: 
Robinsons Place Tacloban
    Popular establishments:  
Ocho Seafood Grill
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS: 
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Banking Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines, East West Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank,  Philippine National Bank, Philippine Postal Savings Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank,  Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:
  
ABE International College of Business and Economics, AMA Computer Learning Center, Asian Development Foundation College, Colegio De La Salle Fondation de Tacloban, Datamex Institute of Computer Technology, Eastern Visayas State University, Holy Infant College, Holy Spirit College Foundation of Leyte, Holy Virgin of Salvacion Foundation College, J.E. Mondejar Computer College, Leyte Colleges, Leyte Normal University, Leyte Polytechnic Colleges, Leyte School of Professionals, Sacred Heart College, Sacred Heart Seminary, Saint Scholastica's College of Health Sciences

HOSPITALS:
Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC); Tacloban City Hospital; Private Hospitals; Bethany Hospital (owned by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines); Divine Word Hospital (owned by the Benedictine Sisters); Our Mother of Mercy Hospital (owned by the Religious Sisters of Mercy); Remedios T. Romualdez Hospital (owned by the RTR Medical Foundation); Tacloban Doctors Medical Center (owned by a group of prominent doctors)

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:

    House Rental:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:       40

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:   

LINKS: 

http://www.leyte.org.ph

http://www.tourisminthephilippines.com/city/Tacloban/tacloban-city-index.html


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