San Juan Southern Leyte History, Tourist Spots, Festival

San Juan is a 5th class coastal municipality of Southern Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas or Region 8, Philippines.
Profile of San Juan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southeastern part of Southern Leyte (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Anahawan (northeast), Saint Bernard (west)
Area –> 96.12 km2 (37.11 sq mi)
Population –> 14,858 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Visayan, Waray, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 18
Revenue (2016) –> 61,104,892.15
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Roger Mercado
Mayor –> Virgilio Mortera
Vice Mayor –> Lolito A. Casera Jr.

History of San Juan

San Juan was formerly called Cabali-an. On June 17, 1961, the town was renamed San Juan by virtue of Republic Act 3088.

Economy of San Juan

San Juan is primarily an agricultural town where rice, corn, fish, and coconut are the primary products.

Tourist Spots in

Pinuklab Beach
Bobon Beach

Cabali-an Historical Church

Festivals in

Sinabligay Festival
Feast of St. John the Baptist

Map of San Juan Municipality in Southern Leyte

See also: Profile of Mayor Virgilio Mortera, Governor Damian Mercado

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