Scenic Hinunangan, So. Leyte
We went to Hinunangan, Southern Leyte last weekend. It was our first time to visit the place and our first time to take the newly-opened Abuyog-Silago national road connecting Leyte to Southern Leyte.
Travel time by car from Tacloban City to Hinunangan used to take more than 6 hours. With the opening of the Abuyog-Silago road, this has been cut down to 2 hours! Hinunangnons are, no doubt, pretty excited about this – with the good prospects of accelerated progress and development for the municipality.
Rustic scenes like this await the traveler along the Abuyog-Silago road.
The Abuyog-Silago road
Hinunangan, one of the key towns of Southern Leyte in Eastern Visayas, is known as the “Rice Granary of the Province” for its vast plains planted with rice.
It is also known as the place in Southern Leyte with the most number of immigrants from Europe and USA. Among its tourist spots are Tahusan, Talisay and the twin islands San Pedro and San Pablo, formerly known as Cabugan Grande and Cabugan Chico (as chronicled by Pigafetta in his account during their travel with Magellan.)
I find the Hinunangnons quite friendly and good-natured people. Looking forward to spending Holy Week in the islands next year! C u!
Tahusan Beach, Hinunangan
Small piers like the one above are found all over the two islands. This one was taken at San Pablo Island.