FARM TO MARKET, ROADS AND TERMINAL
North Bound Highway
a 3rd class municipality now
is situated in the north western
part of Leyte has a population
of 50,775 and an area of 128
sq. m. It is run by iron -willed
leaders inclined to improve
and develop the infrastructure
program of the municipality.
newly constructed port terminal
with an area of 14, 170 sq.
m. capable to shoulder more
than 47, 474.724 gross tonnage
of cargoes annually, the recently
completed 21 km. Concrete national
road linking Palompon and Villaba
and the 21 km. Concrete national
road connecting Palompon to
Isabel shows the continuing
effort of the LGU to provide
appropriate transportation accessibility,
The town owns 3 dump trucks,
1 pay loader, 1 bulldozer, 1
road grader and 1 backhoe to
work on farm to market roads
to connect all barangays to
the poblacion. thus Providing
more comforting accessibility
to barangays folks in going
to town proper. The Caduhaan-Masaba
roads is almost completed.
and improvement of the Lliberty-Santiago
and Liberty-Mabini phase I farm
to market road is already completed.
The project cost a little more
than P 11 million grant with
a 10% counterpart from the municipality.
It is under the ARCDP World
is situated in the northwest part
of the province,
bounded in the north by the municipality
of Villaba which is 21 km., by
Ormoc City 65 km. And Isabel 21 km.
It is 124 km. Road distance
from Tacloban City, the provincial
capital with a travel time of
approximately 3 hours via the municipality
of Villaba. From Tacloban
City, one can come to Palompon by
bus and from Ormoc City by PUJ
or shuttle service via the municipality
of Matag-ob and Villaba.
recent concreting of the highway from
Villaba to Palompon to
Isabel greatly lessened the travel
time of vehicles in traveling from
point to another thereby boosting
trade and commerce and economic
activity in the municipality.
present , there are 33 units private dump trucks,
800 units private vehicles, 2 units PUJ Palompon-San
Joaquin-Hinagbuan route, 11 units Palompon-Isabel
route, 3 units via Buenavista, 9 units Palompon-Ormoc
route, 8 units Palompon-Villaba route, 5 units
Palompon-Tabango, 3 units Palompon-San Isidro
route, 3 units bus passenger, Palompon-Tacloban
route, 8 units multicab for hire Palompon-Tagbubunga
route, 3 units for hire Palompon-Himarco route,
4 units Palompon-Tinabilan route, 4 units Palompon-San
Miguel route, 86 units of choppy, 278 units motorcycle,
30 units haba-habal, 500 units bicycle, 213 units
pot-pot, 11 units mega taxi Palompon-Ormoc via
Villaba, 2 units mega taxi Palompon-Ormoc via
Isabel a total of 1,882 units. In vessel, 1 unit
Palompon-Manila via Masbate, 3 units Palompon-Cebu.
These do not include pumpboats which are by barangay
folks in the northern area.
has a beautiful sea port area with a natural breakwater,
an islet that prevents the entrance of big waves
and strong winds. It was because of this port
that Palompon was considered the premier trading
area of western Leyte in the pre-2nd post-war
era before it was supplanted by Ormoc. Even today,
Palompon remains as the center of commerce and
trade for the northwestern municipalities of Isabel,
Kananga, Matag-ob, Villaba, Tabango, and San Isidro.
municipality is openly accessible to other ports
of the country such as the province of Cebu, Masbate,
Iloilo, Aklan, Romblon, the northern part of Samar
and western and northern provinces of Mindanao
and southern provinces of Luzon. At present, there
are daily trips for Cebu. With the data collected
from Palompon Ports Authority (PPA) the volume
of cargoes is steadily increasing. The volume
of passenger traffic is also increasing. This
excludes the daily land trip by PHILTRANCO from
Palompon to Manila and from Manila to Palompon.