Silago (Southern Leyte) History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Silago is a 4th class coastal municipality of Southern Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas or Region 8, Philippines.
Profile of Silago Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Southern Leyte (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Abuyog in Leyte Province (north), Hinunangan (south), Sogod (west)
Area –> 215.05 km2 (83.03 sq mi)
Population –> 12,775 (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 –> 15
Revenue (2016) –> 70,113,414.97
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Roger Mercado
Mayor –> Pacita Alminen
Vice Mayor –> Lemuel P. Honor

History of Silago

Silago was formerly a territory of Hinunangan. It became a separate municipality on May 17, 1951 by virtue of Executive Order No. 326 signed by President Elpidio Quirino.

Economy of Silago

Silago is primarily an agricultural town where rice, corn, fish, and coconut are the chief products.

Tourist Spots in Silago

Pelada Rock (Batong Dako)
Kagut-an Falls
Kawayan Falls
Tubod Falls and Cave
Maag River
Silago Beach
Municipal Tree Park
St. Jame the Apostle Parish Church

Festivals in Silago

Murcielago Festival
Map of Silago Municipality in Southern Leyte

See also: Profile of Mayor Pacita Alminen, Governor Damian Mercado

3 comments

  1. i was assigned in silago – the barangay of hingatungan to be exact – way back in 1980. at that time, the road to the north going to abuyog was not opened yet. that meant that silago was the farthest town from tacloban at that time. things were very different then. glad to see the changes.

    • Growth and development is slowly coming or rather very slowly coming to many rural areas in the country. I am very impatient and sometimes angry why until now there are no roads that connect towns and cities. Many times I wish I were the president. Ha ha ha

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