Famous People From Leyte Province

Here is a list of famous people from the province of Leyte in Eastern Visayas Region or Region 8. They are enumerated by city and by town.

Baybay City
Jose Carlos L. Cari – Mayor
Ernesto M. Butawan – Vice Mayor
Carl Nicolas C. Cari – Congressman

Ormoc City
Richard Gomez – Mayor
Leo Carmelo “Toto” Locsin, Jr. – Vice Mayor
Lucy Torres-Gomez – Congresswoman
Michael Comaling – Athlete in Penthatlon
Reggie Tortugo – Singer, Grand Finalist of Tawag ng Tanghalan

Tacloban City
Alfred S. Romualdez – Mayor
Jerry “Sambo” T. Yaokasin – Vice Mayor
Karla Estrada – Actress, TV Host
Manuel Artigas – Author

Abuyog
Lemuel Gin K. Traya – Mayor
Octavio J. Traya Jr. – Vice Mayor

Alangalang
Lovell Anne M. Yu – Mayor
Edwin B. Jomadiao – Vice Mayor

Albuera
Sixto B. dela Victoria – Mayor
Tita P. Alajas – Vice Mayor
Mich Wunder – Pinoy Big Brother – Otso Housemate
Rolando Espinosa Sr. – Former Mayor

Babatngon
Maria Fe Galapon-Rondina – Mayor
Eleonor B. Lugnasin – Vice Mayor

Barugo
Ma. Rosario C. Avestruz – Mayor
Josephine C. Tiu – Vice Mayor

Bato
Nathaniel B. Gertos – Mayor
Bryan Nile “Tata Nile” A. Gertos – Vice Mayor

Burauen
Juanito E. Renomeron – Mayor
Noel P. Alpino – Vice Mayor
Norberto Lopez Romuáldez – Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Calubian
Marciano A. Batiancela Jr. – Mayor
Gilbert S. Ponce – Vice Mayor

Capoocan
Fe Claire P. Carolino-Paragatos – Mayor
Federico H. Carolino Sr. – Vice Mayor
Oscar Jaime Florencio – Catholic Bishop

Carigara
Eduardo “Boy” C. Ong – Mayor
Eduardo T. Ong Jr. – Vice Mayor

Dagami
Abundio “Deo” I. Delusa – Mayor
Antonio C. Diaz Jr. – Vice Mayor

Dulag
Mildred Joy P. Que – Mayor
Jade A. Agullo – Vice Mayor

Hilongos
Albert R. Villahermosa – Mayor
Manuel M. Gabisan – Vice Mayor

Hindang
Betty A. Cabal – Mayor
Elpidio B. Cabal Jr. – Vice Mayor

Inopacan
Azucena P. Mirambel – Mayor
Lourdes B. Villas – Vice Mayor

Isabel
Saturnino M. Medina Jr. – Mayor
Godfrey T. Alcantara – Vice Mayor

Jaro
Rodrigo C. Arbas – Mayor
Rey P. Aure – Vice Mayor

Javier
Michael Dragon T. Javier – Mayor
Emma M. Abueva – Vice Mayor

Julita
Percival S. Caña – Mayor
German J. Macaso – Vice Mayor

Kananga
Manuel Vicente M. Torres – Mayor
Miguel Jorge P. Tan – Vice Mayor

La Paz
Angel A. Sia Jr. – Mayor
Lyndo A. Quiña – Vice Mayor

Leyte
Arnold James “Noli” M. Ysidoro – Mayor
Armando M. Ysidoro – Vice Mayor

Macarthur
Rudin T. Babante – Mayor
Rene R. Leria – Vice Mayor

Mahaplag
Daisy A. Lleve – Mayor
Myra P. Solis – Vice Mayor

Matag-ob
Michael L. Torrevillas – Mayor
Bushi D. Torrevillas – Vice Mayor

Matalom
Eric S. Pajulio – Mayor
Rikrik Jay S. Pajulio – Vice Mayor

Mayorga
Alexander S. De Paz – Mayor
Jairo C. Beltran – Vice Mayor

Merida
Rolando M. Villasencio – Mayor
Rodrigo M. Wenceslao – Vice Mayor

Palo
Frances Ann B. Petilla – Mayor
Ronnan Christian M. Reposar – Vice Mayor
Glenn Capacio – Former Basketball Player (PBA) and Coach

Palompon
Myra Georgina L. Arevalo – Mayor
Ramon C. Oñate – Vice Mayor
Edgardo L. Delos Santos – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Pastrana
Maritess C. Marcos – Mayor
Edgar C. Empillo – Vice Mayor

San Isidro
Remedio B. Veloso – Mayor
Isidro C. Balmoria – Vice Mayor
Pedro Yap – 17th Chief Justice (1988)

San Miguel
Norman D. Sabdao – Mayor
Protacio Q. Brazil – Vice Mayor

Santa Fe
Amparo H. Monteza – Mayor
Ismael V. Lantajo – Vice Mayor

Tabango
Bernard Jonathan “Benjo” M. Remandaban – Mayor
Roslie D. Omega – Vice Mayor

Tabontabon
Efren D. Redoña – Mayor
Ponciano R. Justimbate Jr. – Vice Mayor

Tanauan
Pelagio R. Tecson Jr. – Mayor
Ronald E. Flores – Vice Mayor

Tolosa
Maria Ofelia O. Alcantara – Mayor
Rodolfo B. Legaspi – Vice Mayor
Daniel Zialcita Romualdez – Former Speaker of the House of Representatives

Tunga
Catalina F. Agda – Mayor
Reinbert C. Costelo – Vice Mayor

Villaba
Jorge V. Veloso – Mayor
Dennis L. Sy – Vice Mayor

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