Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte

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Padre Burgos
Official seal of Padre Burgos
Nickname(s): Tamulayag
Map of Southern Leyte with Padre Burgos highlighted
Map of Southern Leyte with Padre Burgos highlighted
Padre Burgos is located in Philippines
Padre Burgos
Padre Burgos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°02′N 125°01′E / 10.033°N 125.017°E / 10.033; 125.017Coordinates: 10°02′N 125°01′E / 10.033°N 125.017°E / 10.033; 125.017
Country  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Southern Leyte
Congr. district Lone district of S. Leyte
Founded 1957
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Ricardo E. Borces (Liberal)
 • Vice Mayor Hermenegildo C. Culpa
 • Total 25.65 km2 (9.90 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 10,525
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6602
Dialing code 53
Income class 5th class;

Padre Burgos is a fifth class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 10,525 people.[3]

Padre Burgos is named after the priest Padre Jose Burgos of the Gomburza priest martyrs. The town being surrounded by Sogod Bay in the East, Padre Burgos was once called "Tamulayag", a vernacular slang which means "Let's go fishing". Thus, the town's main livelihood is fishing.

The town is famous for its white sand beaches like the Tangkaan Beach, from where you can see the island of Limasawa; the Likay-Likay Beach, where you can go fishing and snorkeling; the Bukana which is like a small swam of water and serve as a home of many fishes in Buenavista, the floating Balsa of Bas. And the beaches in Brgy. Lungsodaan. Padre Burgos is also famous to diving enthusiasts, the underwater beauty boasts of many colorful clusters of corals. With the Local Government's cooperation, Coral Cay, a foreign non-profit organization established its offices in Brgy. Tangkaan whose main purpose is to provide help among local people to maintain fish sanctuaries, awareness programs on ocean-life preservation, and clean-up activities on the shorelines of Padre Burgos.

Padre Burgos is also known for its "budbod" (suman), a sticky rice which is very sweet.


Padre Burgos is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2]

  1. Buenavista
  2. Poblacion
  3. Laca
  4. Lungsodaan
  5. San Juan
  6. Santa Sofia
  7. Dinahugan
  8. Tangkaan
  9. Santo Rosario
  10. Cantutang
  11. Bunga


Population census of Padre Burgos
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 7,375 —    
1995 7,593 +0.55%
2000 8,926 +3.53%
2007 10,194 +1.85%
2010 10,525 +1.17%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Majority of the population is Philippine Independent church (IFI), while others belong to Roman Catholic, Hosanna Assembly of God, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), Iglesia ni Cristo, UCCP, among others.

List of Churches:

  • Roman Catholic Church, Poblacion. Holy Mass every day. Monday & Friday 5:30 pm; Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 am. Sunday 5:30 am.
  • Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Brgy. Sta. Sofia
  • Hosanna Chapel Philippines (AG), Brgy. Poblacion
  • United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Brgy. Poblacion
  • Philippine Independent Church, Brgy. Poblacion
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), Brgy. Cantutang
  • Iglesia ni Cristo, Brgy. Cantutang

Places of interest[edit]

  • Peter's Dive Resort
  • Tangkaan Beach
  • Michael's Resort and Dive
  • Sogod Bay Scuba Resort
  • Padre Burgos Castle Resort


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Southern Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 

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