The last time I saw something of this scale was in the aftermath of the  Indian Ocean tsunami. Up the east coast of the Leyte there were numerous towns and villages that were completely cut off without any assistance.
Pre-colonial period[ edit ] The island of Leyte was once the location of Mairete, meaning land of Ete, a historic community which was ruled by Datu Ete centered in present-day Tacloban and nearby towns. It was the oldest city-state in the entire Eastern Visayas region.
Before being colonized by Spain, the island was once home to indigenous animist Warays to the East and other indigenous Hindu - Buddhist Visayan groups to the west.
When the Spanish government established government in CebuLeyte and Samar became part of the province of Cebu. Inthe religious Jesuits established mission in Carigara which preceded the mission established in Palo in and Ormoc and Alangalang missions in InLeyte and Samar were separated from Cebu to be established as a single provincial government with Carigara as the first provincial capital.
InLeyte and Samar were split into two separate provinces. On May 22,Republic Act No. Douglas MacArthur in the days following the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese in It was the largest naval battle in modern historywhen at least Allied ships clashed with the remnants of the Imperial Japanese Navysome 60 ships, including the super battleships Yamato and Musashi.
The First Battle of Leyte occurred on 20 October A successful Allied invasion of the island was the crucial element to the eventual Filipino and American victory in the Philippines.
Geography[ edit ] Leyte covers a total area of 6, Administrative divisions[ edit ] Leyte comprises 40 municipalities and three citiesall clustered into 5 congressional districts. Ormoc City is an independent component city, while the capital Tacloban was declared a highly urbanized city in Both cities govern themselves independently of the province and their residents do not vote for elective provincial officials.
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