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Tacloban City Mayor
"Welcome to Tacloban City. It is with great pride and pleasure that I welcome you all to our beloved City - the educational, business and cultural center of Region VIII and the gateway to Eastern Visayas.
Tacloban has become highly urbanized with its population of over 200,000 but it still maintains the ambience of a small town with its personal concern for visitors and an easy, happy attitude towards
friends and strangers.
Come and visit us. Discover business opportunities; enjoy tourist attractions, experience the traditional Waray hospitality."
A HIGHLY URBANIZED CITY Tacloban is now a Highly Urbanized City. The people of Tacloban have spoken. They are for Tacloban's conversion from a component city to
a highly urbanized city.
"The reclassification of Tacloban into an HUC is a big leap towards
development and progress," says Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez
At December 18, 2008 at exactly 10:40 Thursday night, Tacloban officially joined an elite list of highly urbanized cities, the 1st in Eastern Visayas and the 34th nationwide. .
City elections officer Susan Collamar said the proclamation of Tacloban as a highly urbanized city was "historical" due to the record number of voters who went to the polling precincts during the plebiscite.
CHANGING TIMES Tacloban City is experiencing a construction boom which indicates that it's economically growing and attracting investors. As "Mall fever" hits Tacloban City the Gaisano Central Mall and Robinsons Place Tacloban both had their Grand Opening in 2008 and in 2009. And SM City to arrive in Tacloban City is just a matter of time ..
The New Robinson Mall at Marasbaras, Tacloban City
opened it's gates on June 11, 2009.
The New Gaisano Capital Mall at the place of the former Republic Theater
had its Grand Opening on November 28th 2008.
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Take a look at the Tacloban Travel Guide, and Places to Go in Tacloban and nearby areas, such as the MacArthur Memorial Park in Palo, Leyte, the San Juanico Bridge in Cabalawan, Tacloban City, the Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum and the World War II Photo Gallery at Hotel Alejandro, all in Tacloban City to make the best of your Tacloban travel. Check the Tacloban Travel Package and explore new possibilities in Tacloban.
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(2010 Census of Population Housing
of the National Statistics Office)
CLASSIFICATION Highly Urbanized City
(The 1st in Eastern Visayas
and the 34th nationwide)
Tacloban City is the largest city and regional center of the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. It is also the capital city of the province of Leyte and Region 8. Tacloban is located on Cancabato Bay, in the San Juanico Strait which devides the islands of Leyte and Samar. Leyte has a unique beauty, rich culture and a colorful history.
Tacloban is a historical landmark. It holds an important place in the world history as it was where the American Forces led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed during World War II. Much of its tourism activities is centered on its famous event - General Douglas MacArthur's landing at Red Beach in Palo on October 20, 1944, where he spoke his most famous promise,
"I shall return."
It is also the home of San Juanico Bridge, Southeast Asia's longest bridge. It connects Tacloban to the third largest island of the Philippines, Samar. The 2.1 kilometer bridge is one of the major tourist spots in the city. Other attractions include the Palo Cathedral, Imelda Marcos's Versailles-inspired palatial mansion, the MacArthur National Park, World War II sites and memorials, and several black sand beaches around the city and nearby localities. The whole region sizzles with festiviy, captivating islands, bold seas and gracious people.
There are daily 1-hour flights from Manila to Tacloban. Boat and bus trips usually take a day.
Governor Leyte Province
Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla
Vice Governor Leyte Province
Carlo P. Loreto
Mayor Tacloban City Alfred S. Romualdez
Vice Mayor Tacloban City Jerry Yaokasin
PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE Provincial Capitol Building
Senator Enage Street
6500 Tacloban City
Tel. No. 0063.53.321.49270063.53.321.4927
OFFICE OF THE CITY MAYOR
Tacloban City Hall
6500 Tacloban City
Philippines Tel. 0063.53.321.33690063.53.321.3369
ITxt si Mayor @ 8585 Smart users: send your texts to 053-341-8585053-341-8585 Globe users: send your texts to 2963-053-341-8585 (Corresponding charge: P1 for Smart and Globe subscribers and P0.50 for Span users)
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
Regional Office VIII
Ground Flr., Foundation Plaza Bldg.
Leyte Park Resort Compound,
6500 Tacloban City