Sulat, Eastern Samar

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Sulat
Municipality of Sulat
Official seal of Sulat
Seal
Map of Eastern Samar with Sulat highlighted
Map of Eastern Samar with Sulat highlighted
Sulat is located in Philippines
Sulat
Sulat
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°49′N 125°27′E / 11.82°N 125.45°E / 11.82; 125.45Coordinates: 11°49′N 125°27′E / 11.82°N 125.45°E / 11.82; 125.45
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
DistrictLone District
Barangays18 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJavier E. Zacate
 • Vice MayorAmado A. Amigo
 • CongressmanMaria Fe R. Abunda
 • Electorate11,795 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total169.75 km2 (65.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total15,377
 • Density91/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6815
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)55
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)65,448,934.09 (2016)
Native languagesWaray
Tagalog
Websitewww.sulat-esamar.gov.ph

Sulat, officially the Municipality of Sulat, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 15,377 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Sulat is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2]

  • A-et
  • Abucay (Poblacion)
  • Baybay (Poblacion)
  • Del Remedio (Candaracol)
  • Kandalakit
  • Loyola Heights (Poblacion)
  • Tabi (Poblacion)
  • Mabini
  • Maglipay
  • Maramara (Poblacion)
  • Riverside (Poblacion)
  • San Francisco
  • San Isidro (Maytigbao)
  • San Juan
  • San Mateo
  • San Vicente (Puro/Catalab-an)
  • Santo Niño
  • Santo Tomas (Pagnas)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sulat
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,266—    
1918 6,331+1.24%
1939 8,004+1.12%
1948 8,642+0.86%
1960 9,927+1.16%
1970 11,535+1.51%
1975 12,226+1.17%
1980 12,357+0.21%
1990 12,738+0.30%
1995 14,010+1.80%
2000 14,193+0.28%
2007 19,322+4.35%
2010 15,184−8.40%
2015 15,377+0.24%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

The population of Sulat in the 2015 census was 15,377 people,[3] with a density of 91 inhabitants per square kilometre or 240 inhabitants per square mile.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sulat, Eastern Samar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 114
(4.5)
81
(3.2)
94
(3.7)
81
(3.2)
119
(4.7)
192
(7.6)
186
(7.3)
158
(6.2)
167
(6.6)
185
(7.3)
202
(8.0)
176
(6.9)
1,755
(69.2)
Average rainy days 18.6 14.7 16.8 17.8 22.3 25.9 27.5 26.2 26.6 27.0 24.6 22.3 270.3
Source: Meteoblue [7]

Tourism[edit]

Sulat River
Sulat River possesses beautiful sceneries of the sunrise and sunset with water flowing in from the Pacific Ocean. The river is primarily used by native fishing boats and passenger boats making trips to nearby islands.
Luyang Beach
Luyang Beach has patches of corals in ancient underwater limestone formations with a wide variety of tropical aquatic life along the Pacific coast.
Makate Island
Makate Island has a pristine white sand beach and seasonal waves for surfers and skimboarders. The island has accommodation for visitors to stay overnight and is being considered by the Department of Tourism for further development.
Panini-hian Sunrise View Pacific Resort
Panini-hian Sunrise View Pacific Resort is within walking distance of Luyang Beach. Cottages for rent are available in the resort under the supervision of the Local Government Unit. Further development is ongoing.
Podpod
A traditional Waray fishcake dish prevalent in Brgy. Santa Vicente. The fishcake is made by first boiling fish with water and salt. Once cooked, the fish meat is separated from the stock and its bones. The meat is then squeezed so take out the liquid. Afterwards, the fish meat is packed into bamboo shapers until the fish meat is flat and in circular shape. The fishmeat is then taken out from the mold and smoked. The podpod can be eaten as it is or used in the od'ong, a traditional Waray soup and noodle dish.[8]

Education[edit]

Secondary Schools[edit]

  • Sulat National High School
  • Sto. Niño National High School
  • San Vicente Integrated School
  • MSH Loyola Academy

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • A-et Elementary School
  • San Francisco Elementary School
  • Maglipay Elementary School
  • Kandalakit Elementary School
  • Del Remedio Elementary School
  • Mabini Elementary School
  • San Juan Elementary School
  • San Mateo Elementary School
  • San Vicente Elementary School
  • Sto. Niño Elementary School
  • Hamorawon PS
  • Sulat CES
  • San Isidro Elementary School
  • Sto. Tomas Elementary School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Sulat, Eastern Samar : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hw77F_P7Go

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