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LEYTE PROVINCIAL STATISTICAL OFFICE
SHERYL ANN A. JAMISOLA
Chief Statistical Specialist

 

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Reference Number: 19PR0837-13
Release Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
The inflation rate in Leyte climbed to 3.7 percent in July 2019, representing an increase of 0.5 percentage point compared to the 3.2 percent inflation rate in the previous month. Furthermore, this month’s rate is higher by 2.2 percentage points compared with the 1.5 percent regional inflation rate during the reference period. Leyte’s inflation rate remained higher compared to region’s inflation rate since December 2018. Read more about Leyte’s Inflation rate rises to 3.7 percent in July 2019.

 

Reference Number: 19SR0837-55
Release Date: Friday, June 28, 2019
Leyte registered a total of 845 building constructions in the first quarter of 2019. This number reflects an increase of 15.4 percent from the 732 total applications during the same quarter in 2018. Read more about HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION STATISTICS IN LEYTE, FIRST QUARTER 2019.

 

Reference Number: 19PR0837-11
Release Date: Friday, June 28, 2019
Leyte registered a total of 845 building constructions in the first quarter of 2019. This number reflects an increase of 15.4 percent from the 732 total applications during the same quarter in 2018. Read more about Total number of approved building constructions in Leyte recorded at 845.

 

Reference Number: 19SR0837-56
Release Date: Friday, June 28, 2019
As of January 1, 2019, the total inventory of livestock in Leyte was estimated at 282,731 heads. This was 2.08 percent lower than the previous year’s inventory of 288,745 heads (Table 1). Among livestock animals, only the goat had the positive growth in inventory with 7.10 percent. The stocks of cattle, swine, and carabao declined by 7.10 percent, 3.12 percent and 2.13 percent, respectively. Read more about LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PERFORMANCE IN LEYTE, 1st QUARTER 2019.

 

Reference Number: 19IG0837-02
Release Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Province of Leyte

Leyte became the center of two important milestones in world history, which lend lasting color and significance to the history of the Philippines. In 1521 the province, was first visited by Spanish explorers led by Ferdinand Magellan who discovered a new route around the world.

Leyte, known as Tandaya to early Filipinos, was renamed Filipina by Roy Lopez de Villalobos in 1543, a name that later extended to the entire archipelago. Four centuries later, in 1944, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle between the Americans and the Japanese in world history, transpired in Leyte. General Douglas MacArthur, at the head of an army of more than 250,000 men waded ashore on the island at Red Beach, Palo, Leyte. This began the end of the Japanese Imperial Army, eventually, the second World War. Leyte is the largest of the six provinces of Eastern Visayas.

It lies adjacent to the island of Samar, connected by the San Juanico Strait, and east of the islands of Cebu and Bohol. It is bounded in the north by the Carigara Bay and in the east by the Leyte Gulf. To the west is the Camotes Sea, while the province of Southern Leyte lies south.  The land is mountainous with a very rugged range cutting the island in half from northwest to southeast. It is composed of forty (40) municipalities and two cities, Ormoc and Baybay, which serve as its commercial centers. It has five (5) congressional districts and has a total of 1,503 barangays.

The mountain range that divides the island into eastern and western plains also serves as the line that delineates the language difference between the populace in each side of the province. The western portion faces Cebu, thus, the people speaks the Cebuano dialect. On the other hand, the Leyteños at the western side speak Waray. A dialect they share with the people of Samar provinces. Leyte is blessed with naturally endowed areas which are pieces of “Eden on Earth”.

It has an excellent tract in agricultural crop production which include coconut, palay, abaca, sugarcane and corn, as well as production of aqua-marine products. The province has abundant geothermal power reserves. The Leyte Geothermal Power Field in Tongonan, Ormoc City is the second geothermal power producer in the world.  It also houses two of the country’s top dollar earners: the Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation (PHILPHOS) and the Philippine Associated Smelting and Refinery Corporation (PASAR). Leyte is a place that never fails to calm, surprise, or captivate. It is embraced with scenic natural attractions and beautiful historical sites. These include Kalanggaman Island, Lake Danao National Park, San Juanico Bridge, McArthur Memorial National Park, Sto Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum, and the Provincial Capitol of Leyte.

Leyte in Numbers

Land Area (sq. km)
As of 2016
6,335.4
Number of Municipalities
As of December 2016
40
Number of Barangays
As of December 2016
1,503
Total Population
As of August 2015 Census
1,724,679
Annual Population Growth Rate
As (2010-2015) Census Based
1.83%
Total Revenue Collection
As of 2nd Qtr, 2016 in Million Pesos
P 512
Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold
As of 2015
P 20,807
Poverty Incidence of Families
As of 2015
23.6%
Poverty Incidence of Population
As of 2015
31.0%
Annual Per Capita Food Threshold
As of 2015
P 14,513
Consumer Price Index (2006=100)
As of 1st Quarter 2017
156.8
Inflation Rate (2006=100)
As of 1st Quarter of 2017
2.6%
Purchasing Power of the Peso (2006=100)
As of 1st Quarter of 2017
0.64
Number of Government Hospitals
As of 2017
2
Number of Private Hospitals
As of 2015
1

Leyte Statistical Figures

Demography August 2015
Total Population 1,782,678
Male 914,052
Female 868,626
Price Indices July 2017
Consumer Price Index (2006=100) 160.3
Inflation Rate 3.90
Purchasing power of the peso 0.62
Building Permit 1st Qtr 2017
Number of Approved Building Permit 462
Value of Construction by Type of Building 1,596,624
Average Cost per Square Meter (Residential) 7,974
Average Cost per Square Meter (Non-Residential) 13,673

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