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Villaba, officially the Municipality of Villaba, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 41,891 people.[3]

Villaba
Municipality of Villaba
Map of Leyte with Villaba highlighted
Map of Leyte with Villaba highlighted
Villaba is located in Philippines
Villaba
Villaba
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°13′N 124°24′E / 11.22°N 124.4°E / 11.22; 124.4Coordinates: 11°13′N 124°24′E / 11.22°N 124.4°E / 11.22; 124.4
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
District3rd district of Leyte
Barangays35 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJorge V. Veloso
 • Vice MayorDennis L. Sy
 • CongressmanVicente Sofronio E. Veloso III
 • Electorate31,458 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total150.31 km2 (58.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total41,891
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6537
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)53
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)105,500,064.20 (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

HistoryEdit

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”.[4]


BarangaysEdit

Villaba is politically subdivided into 35 barangays.[2]

  • Abijao
  • Balite
  • Bugabuga
  • Cabungahan
  • A.Tumamak
  • Cagnocot
  • Cahigan
  • Calbugos
  • Camporog
  • Capinyahan
  • Casili-on
  • Catagbacan
  • Fatima (Poblacion)
  • Hibulangan
  • Hinabuyan
  • Iligay
  • Jalas
  • Jordan
  • Libagong
  • New Balanac
  • Payao
  • Poblacion Norte
  • Poblacion Sur
  • Sambulawan
  • San Francisco
  • Silad
  • Sulpa
  • Tabunok
  • Tagbubunga
  • Tinghub
  • Bangkal
  • Canquiason
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Suba

EducationEdit

Villaba has a variety of educational institutions both public and private.


ElementaryEdit

  • 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


SecondaryEdit

  • Cahigan National High School
  • Holy Child High School
  • Villaba National Comprehensive High School
  • Villaba NHS (LNCAST)
  • Villaba Vocational High School


CollegeEdit

  • Visayas State University - Villaba Campus

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DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,127—    
1918 8,903+5.26%
1939 16,823+3.08%
1948 14,092−1.95%
1960 24,844+4.84%
1970 28,557+1.40%
1975 29,144+0.41%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 30,974+1.22%
1990 32,339+0.43%
1995 34,674+1.31%
2000 36,042+0.83%
2007 37,838+0.67%
2010 38,819+0.94%
2015 41,891+1.46%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Villaba was 41,891 people,[3] with a density of 280 inhabitants per square kilometre or 730 inhabitants per square mile.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ . Tourism In The Philippines http://www.tourisminthephilippines.com/city/Tacloban/buga-buga-hills/about-villaba-town.html. Retrieved November 13, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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