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 City of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

Tacloban, officially the City of Tacloban, is the capital of the Philippine province of Leyte. It is approximately 360 miles (580 km) southeast of Manila. It was the first city in Region VIII to become a "Highly Urbanized City" and is the largest city in terms of population in Eastern Visayas. It is also the regional center of the Eastern Visayas, being the main gateway by air to the region. Tacloban was briefly the capital of the Philippines, from 20 October 1944 to 27 February 1945.


In an extensive survey conducted by the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center and released in July 2010, Tacloban City was ranked among the top ten most competitive cities in the Philippines. Tacloban ranked fifth overall, and second in the emerging cities category.


On 8 November 2013 the city was seriously damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

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If one will use the Tacloban Airport, a passenger has to spend four hours from Catbalogan to Tacloban and to Cebu. But for those who will use fast-craft in Ormoc City in going to Cebu, passengers have to allocate at least eight hours, traveling from Catbalogan to Tacloban then to Ormoc City using vans, ...
A SLEEK and spacious terminal now greets travelers flying in and out of Tacloban City following the inauguration of the P20 million-funded passenger terminal expansion project at the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) airport on Friday, March 16. Mayor Cristina Romualdez thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for ...

“We know that Tacloban is a hub of the region with lots of opportunities here having a day-time population of close to one million. It's important to bring technology here because if we bring technology, we bring innovation and we bring progress to this city,” Gonzales said in press briefing here Thursday.
BUSINESSMEN in Tacloban City expressed optimism that the lighting of the San Juanico Bridge will boost the tourism industry in Eastern Visayas five years after Super Typhoon Yolanda leveled most of the region. The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) recently approved the ...
SET to rise in the heart of Tacloban City is Summit Hotel Tacloban, the fifth property under the Summit Hotels brand. Taking Tacloban's thrust of "building back better" to heart, Summit Hotel Tacloban symbolizes the city's resilience and strength, and pays homage to the beauty and culture of Eastern Visayas.

TACLOBAN CITY -- The San Juanico Bridge, the country's longest, will be the first in the Philippines to have a new nighttime face with the approval of an P80-million budget to illuminate the 2.16-kilometer (km) structure this year. Transforming the 45-year-old bridge would draw more visitors to Samar and ...
TACLOBAN CITY -- The long-delayed P565-million water supply project for resettlement sites meant for badly-hit families of Super Typhoon Yolanda has been trying the patience of city officials here. City Planning Office head Janice Claire Canta, in a meeting of the Regional Development Council's (RDC) ...

The new Robinsons North Tacloban is more than just a mall with shops, eateries and service providers. For Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) and the host city, this second Robinsons Mall in Tacloban is an affirmation of a friendship strengthened by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Former Tacloban Mayor Alfred ...
TACLOBAN City needs about P40 million to come up with a master plan to curb the problem of widespread flooding during rainy days, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on March 1. DPWH Eastern Visayas Director Edgar Tabacon said they are seeking authority from their central ...
TACLOBAN—Greenpeace's "Rainbow Warrior" vessel docked in this city recently with a mission to draw attention to Yolanda survivors' stories and their call for climate justice. From afar, the ship looks nondescript, but there's more than meets the eye. The boat sails in the name of climate justice and liability ...
TACLOBAN CITY — Earth Hour was observed in this city Saturday night as homes, businesses and government offices turned off power to join the global awareness campaign about climate change. Christopher Garcia, institutional services division head of the Leyte II Electric Cooperative (Leyeco II), said ...


 

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