Isabel, Leyte

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Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp.
Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp.
Map of Leyte with Isabel highlighted
Map of Leyte with Isabel highlighted
Isabel is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°56′N 124°26′E / 10.933°N 124.433°E / 10.933; 124.433Coordinates: 10°56′N 124°26′E / 10.933°N 124.433°E / 10.933; 124.433
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Leyte
Congr. district 4th district of Leyte
Barangays 24
 • Mayor Marcos Gregorio M. Cerillo
 • Vice Mayor Dodong Pinar
 • Total 64.01 km2 (24.71 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 43,593
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym Isabelanons
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6539
Dialing code 53

Isabel is a first class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 43,593 people.[3]

The town was created from the barrios of Quiot, Sta. Cruz, Libertad, Matlang, Tolingon, Bantigue, Apale and Jonan from the town of Mérida by virtue of Republic Act No. 191.


Isabel is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Anislag
  • Antipolo
  • Apale
  • Bantigue
  • Binog
  • Bilwang
  • Can-andan
  • Cangag
  • Consolacion
  • Honan
  • Libertad
  • Mahayag
  • Marvel (Pob.)
  • Matlang
  • Monte Alegre
  • Puting Bato
  • San Francisco
  • San Roque
  • Santa Cruz Relocation
  • Santo Niño (Pob.)
  • Santo Rosario
  • Tabunok
  • Tolingon
  • Tubod


Population census of Isabel
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 33,389 —    
1995 36,134 +1.59%
2000 38,486 +1.27%
2007 40,233 +0.64%
2010 43,593 +2.71%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Isabel is an industrialized town in Eastern Visayas, home to the Leyte Industrial Development Estate (LIDE). Some of the companies located there are the Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corp. (PHILPHOS), Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp. (PASAR), and Lepanto Mining Corp. It has earned its moniker as "Saudisabel" because of the high availability of jobs. As a result, Isabelanons enjoy a relatively high standard of living.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

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