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
District Lone district of Southern Leyte
Founded 1957
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Hermenegildo Culpa
 • Vice Mayor Fretchie Barcelon Poblete
 • Total 25.65 km2 (9.90 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 11,091
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6602
Dialing code +63 (0)53
Income class 5th municipal income class
PSGC 086410000
Electorate 6,711 voters as of 2016

Padre Burgos is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 11,091 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%
2015 11,091 +1.00%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][4][5][6]


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 "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Southern Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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