Silago, Southern Leyte
It used to be the farthest, most remote, end-of-the-road town of the southern part of the island of Leyte. Billboards along the highway face south towards Hinunangan, Southern Leyte where the main traffic used to come from for decades.
But with the construction of the Abuyog-Silago road, things suddenly turned around 180 degrees. What used to be a 7 to 9 hour trip from Tacloban City has been cut down to 2 hours! And billboards being put up along the highway now face towards north to welcome motorists from Tacloban.
The municipality of Silago, classified as a 5th class municipality, is a coastal town located in the northeastern side of the province of Southern Leyte. It is bounded in the north by Abuyog, Leyte; in the east by Leyte Gulf and the islands of Homonhon and Dinagat; in the west by Sogod and Mahaplag, Leyte; and in the south by Hinunangan. Its land area extends from the shoreline towards the hinterlands up the southern slope of Mt. Nacolot.
Silago, originally a barrio of Hinunangan, has been awarded as the cleanest and greenest town in Region 8. It’s also been cited for its reforestation efforts – one of the region’s best.
Lanang River, above, up in the Silago mountains.
The welcome sign at the boundary of Silago and Hinunangan. This one still faces south welcoming motorists from Hinunangan.
San Pedro and San Pablo islands as viewed from Silago.
The bridge after Silago town-proper as one drives towards Hinunangan, Southern Leyte.
Below, the view from the bridge (is it Silago River? I am not sure.)
The Silago Church
Above, the town plaza.
View my earlier post containing photos taken of Silago entitled, Birthday Thoughts