Tacloban

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the mastery of this art by local boatmen. Balyuan This is a re-enactment of the historical exchange of images between Barrio Buscada of Basey Samar and Sitio Kankabatok, now Tacloban City. In the old days, Sitio Kankabatok was a small barrio under the jurisdiction of Basey town in Samar. During the Feast of Sto. Niño, the residents of Sitio Kankabatok would borrow the bigger image of the saint from the chapel of Barrio Buscada in Basey. Sto. Niño is the revered patron saint of both Kankabatok


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On 8 November 2013, the city was largely destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, having previously suffered similar destruction and loss of life in 1897 and 1912. http: opinion.inquirer.net 65685 tacloban-not-once-but-thrice History thumb left Street performers carrying ''Taklub'' on their backs. Tacloban takes its name from these ''taklubs''. (File:TAKLUB.JPG) Tacloban was first known as ''Kankabatok'', an allusion to the first inhabitants – ''Kabatok''. They established their dwellings in the vicinity of the present day Santo Niño Church. Others who came later were Gumoda, Haraging and Huraw who erected their own settlements in nearby sites. Huraw’s domain is the hill where the city hall now sits. The combined settlements acquired the name ''Kankabatok'', meaning ''Kabatok’s'' property. By the end of the 16th century, ''Kankabatok'' was under the political administration of Palo (Palo, Leyte) and part of the parish of Basey, Samar. It was discovered in 1770, by the Augustinian Mission (Augustinians), who were superseded by the Franciscans in 1813. During this period, ''Kankabatok'' was renamed to Tacloban. The change of the name came about in this manner: ''Kankabatok'' was a favorite haunt of fishermen. They would use a bamboo contraption called "Taklub" to catch crabs, shrimps or fish. When asked where they were going, the fishermen would answer, ''"(to) Tarakluban"'', which meant the place where they used the device to catch these marine resources. Eventually, the name ''Tarakluban'' or Tacloban took prominence. It is not known when Tacloban became a municipality because records supporting this fact were destroyed during a typhoon. It is commonly believed that Tacloban was officially proclaimed a municipality in 1770. In 1768, Leyte and Samar were separated into two provinces, each constituting a politico-military province. Due to its strategic location, Tacloban became a vital trading point between the two provinces. The capital of Leyte was transferred from one town to another with Tacloban as the last on 26 February 1830. The decision to make Tacloban the capital was based on the following reasons: 1) ideal location of the port and 2) well-sheltered and adequate facilities. On 20 June 1952, Tacloban was proclaimed a chartered city by virtue of Republic Act No. 760. thumb left 160px Statue of MacArthur and Osmeña (File:Tacloban Turnover ceremony statue.JPG) The arrival of Colonel Murray (Arthur Murray (colonel)) in 1901 made him the first military governor of Leyte. His first official act was the opening of Tacloban port to world commerce. Before World War II, Tacloban was the commercial, education, social and cultural center of the Province of Leyte. Copra and abaca were exported in large quantities. The leading institutions were: Leyte Normal School, Leyte High School, Leyte Trade School, Holy Infant Academy and Tacloban Catholic Institute. In November 1912, a typhoon


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part of the money she earned selling meats and embroideries to this matter. Alita Trinidad Romualdez, married to Rodolfo Martel. Alfredo Trinidad Romualdez, married to Agnes Sison. Former Tacloban city mayor. His son, Alfredo Jr, was a former congressman of Leyte. *She is the mother of former Ambassador and former Governor Benjamin Romualdez. *She is the mother of Tacloban city Mayor Alfredo Romualdez. *During the Marcos years, the town of Doña Remedios Trinidad


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Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) ** Tacloban City Hospital * Private hospitals ** Bethany Hospital (owned by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines) ** Divine Word Hospital (owned by the Benedictine Sisters) ** Our Mother of Mercy Hospital (owned by the Religious Sisters of Mercy) ** Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Hospital (owned by the RTR Medical Foundation) ** Tacloban Doctors Medical Center (owned by a group of prominent doctors) Education Tacloban


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, was ready for limited operations by 5 December. A much smaller strip situated on a small golf course nearby was designated Del Monte No. 3. Sixteen B-17s were dispersed from Clark to Del Monte No. 1 on the morning of 6 December (5 December in the United States), but neither maintenance facilities nor barracks had been built, and only a single radio was operating when war commenced. Two understrength ordnance companies arrived 3 December and constructed their own camp a mile away, but the remainder


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comradeship with the Filipinos. Thus, Japan and the Philippines became friends and started to support each other for progress. Price Mansion The Price mansion is an example of American colonial homes built in the 1900s. It was the official residence and headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur during the Liberation period in 1944. Santo Niño Church The Santo Niño Church is considered the most important religious site in the province. It houses the miraculous image of Sto. Niño which is the patron saint of Tacloban. The church was severely damaged due to Typhoon Haiyan. Redoña Residence The Redoña Residence is one of the remaining house built in the turn of the 19th century. It is a showcase of Filipino craftsmanship, and architecture. This historic mansion is in need of serious restoration for the legacy of historical architecture. It was the official residence of President Sergio Osmeña, Sr. in 1944, when Leyte was the seat of the Philippine government during the Liberation from the Japanese campaign until Philippine Commonwealth was re-established in Manila. Leyte Provincial Capitol The Leyte Provincial Capitol is a neoclassical building built in 1907. Located at the corner of Sen. Enage Street and Magsaysay Boulevard, the "Capitolio" is the seat of the provincial government of Leyte. It was also the seat of the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines when President Sergio Osmeña came in 1944 with the WW II Liberation Forces. The Capitol was damaged due to Typhoon Haiyan. Tacloban Metropolitan Arena Wikipedia:Tacloban_City commons:Category:Tacloban City


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Corporation operated by Net 25 ** DYLQ-TV TV-40 Tacloban - ACQ-Kingdom Broadcasting Network ** DYTC-TV TV-68 Tacloban - MYX Channel Tacloban ** PRTV-12 Tacloban - Local UHF Television Station in Waray-Waray ** Leytenet Channel - Local Cable Television Station in Waray-Waray ** An Aton Channel - Live simulcast of Aksyon Radyo * List of FM Stations **DYTM 91.1 Love Radio - Manila Broadcasting Company **DYTY 93.5 Brigada News FM Tacloban - Brigada Mass Media Corporation **DYTC (DYTC-FM) 94.3 My


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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.


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cousin, Speaker Daniel Romualdez y Zialcita (Daniel Romualdez) (her uncle ex-Manila mayor Miguel Romualdez's son) saw her potential to attract crowds. She worked in the music stores of the Escolta. Because of her beautiful singing voice, many customers requested for her to sing. She sang frequently and made many profits for the store. However, her father Vicente Orestes found out. He found it below a Romualdez to do such a thing, considering the Romualdez name carried such a cachet


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the city of tacloban quote Section 1. This Act shall be known as the Charter of the City of Tacloban date 20 June 1952 accessdate 20 March 2013 established_title3 Highly urbanized city established_date3 18 December 2008 COMELEC (Commission on Elections (Philippines)) Minute Resolution No. 09-0036 named_for !-- Area --------------------->

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.

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established_title3 Highly urbanized city established_date3 18 December 2008 COMELEC (Commission on Elections (Philippines)) Minute Resolution No. 09-0036 named_for area_magnitude area_footnotes area_total_km2 201.72 elevation_footnotes tags-- elevation_m elevation_max_m 21 elevation_min_m 2 population_as_of 2010 population_footnotes population_note population_total 221174 population_density_km2 auto population_demonym Taclobanon timezone PST (Time in the Philippines) utc_offset +8 postal_code_type ZIP code (List of ZIP codes in the Philippines) postal_code 6500 area_code_type IDD (International Direct Dialling) Area code (Telephone numbers in the Philippines) area_code +63 (0)53 coordinates_region PH coordinates_display title,inline latd 11 latm 15 latNS N longd 125 longm 00 longEW E website footnotes '''Tacloban''' (English (English language in the Philippines): 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. url http: policy.aim.edu research-and-knowledge-materials publications report-philippine-cities-competitiveness-ranking-project title Cities and Enterprises, Competitiveness and Growth: Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project 2009 accessdate 13 April 2013 publisher Asian Institute of Management Policy Center year 2010

On 8 November 2013, the city was largely destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, having previously suffered similar destruction and loss of life in 1897 and 1912. http: opinion.inquirer.net 65685 tacloban-not-once-but-thrice

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