|Municipality of Villaba|
Map of Leyte with Villaba highlighted
|Region||Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)|
|District||3rd district of Leyte|
|Barangays||35 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Jorge V. Veloso|
|• Vice Mayor||Dennis L. Sy|
|• Congressman||Vicente Sofronio E. Veloso III|
|• Electorate||31,458 voters (2019)|
|• Total||150.31 km2 (58.04 sq mi)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)53|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||105,500,064.20 (2016)|
Villaba, Leyte was discovered by Boholano traders. These traders landed on the Western Coast and found fertile plants, since then, they built their houses along the river and forest and eventually progressed. Along the river, grow in abundance luxuriant trees called “HINDANG”. Hence the settlers called the river “HAMINDANGON”.
- Fatima (Poblacion)
- New Balanac
- Poblacion Norte
- Poblacion Sur
- San Francisco
- San Vicente
- Santa Cruz
Villaba has a variety of educational institutions both public and private.
- A. Tumamak Elementary School
- Abijao Elementary School
- Balite Elementary School
- Bugabuga Elementary School
- Cabungahan Elementary School
- Cagnocot Elementary School
- Cahigan Elementary School
- Calbugos Elementary School
- Campurog E.S.
- Canquiason Elementary School
- Capiñahan Elementary School
- Fisherman's Village Elementary School
- Hibulangan Elementary School
- Hinabuyan CS
- Iligay Elementary School
- Jalas Elementary School
- Jordan Elementary School
- Libagong Elementary School
- New Balanac Elementary School
- Payao Elementary School
- Sambulawan Elementary School
- San Francisco Elementary School
- Silad Elementary School
- Sta. Cruz Elementary School
- Sulpa Elementary School
- Tabunoc Elementary School
- Tagbubunga Elementary School
- Tinghub Elementary School
- Villaba South CS
- Cahigan National High School
- Holy Child High School
- Villaba National Comprehensive High School
- Villaba NHS (LNCAST)
- Villaba Vocational High School
- Visayas State University - Villaba Campus
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority |
In the 2015 census, the population of Villaba was 41,891 people, with a density of 280 inhabitants per square kilometre or 730 inhabitants per square mile.
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