about villaba town

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Villaba, Leyte was discovered by Boholano traders. These traders landed on the Western Coast and found fertile plants, since then, they built their houses along the river and forest and eventually progressed. Along the river, grow in abundance luxuriant trees called “HINDANG”. Hence the settlers called the river “HAMINDANGON”.

Villaba is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 36,042 people in 7,787 households.

Villaba is politically subdivided into 35 barangays namely:

Abijao
Balite
Bugabuga
Cabungahan
Cabunga-an
Cagnocot
Cahigan
Calbugos
Camporog
Capinyahan
Casili-on
Catagbacan

Fatima (Pob.)
Hibulangan
Hinabuyan
Iligay
Jalas
Jordan
Libagong
New Balanac
Payao
Poblacion Norte
Poblacion Sur Sambulawan

San Francisco
Silad
Sulpa
Tabunok
Tagbubunga
Tinghub
Bangcal
Canquiason
San Vicente
Santa Cruz
Suba

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