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Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte

Saint Bernard
Map of Southern Leyte with St Bernard highlighted
Map of Southern Leyte with St Bernard highlighted
Saint Bernard is located in Philippines
Saint Bernard
Saint Bernard
Location within the Philippines
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Southern Leyte
Congr. district Lone district of S. Leyte
Established December 9, 1954
Barangays 30
 • Mayor Rico C. Rentuza
 • Total 100.20 km2 (38.69 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 25,169
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6616
Dialing code 53
Landslide at Barangay Guinsaugon

Saint Bernard is a fourth class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,169 people in 30 barangays.[3] It is situated on the Pacific coast and the first town form the mountain road from the eastern side of Sogod Bay.


  • Barangays 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Economy 4
  • Places of interest 5
  • Education 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Saint Bernard is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.[2]

  • Atuyan
  • Ayahag
  • Bantawon
  • Bolodbolod
  • Nueva Esperanza (Cabac-an)
  • Cabagawan
  • Carnaga
  • Catmon
  • Guinsaugon
  • Himatagon (Pob.)
  • Himbangan
  • Himos-onan
  • Hinabian
  • Hindag-an
  • Kauswagan
  • Libas
  • Lipanto
  • Magatas
  • Magbagacay
  • Mahayag
  • Mahayahay
  • Malibago
  • Malinao
  • Panian
  • San Isidro
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sug-angon
  • Tabon-tabon
  • Tambis I
  • Tambis II


This town was formerly the largest barrio of San Juan, then known as "Himatagon". On December 9, 1954, President Ramon Magsaysay issued Executive Order No. 84, converting the barrio as a municipality of Saint Bernard. It was through the efforts of Leyte Governor Bernardo Torres that the conversion was made possible in response to the lingering clamour of the inhabitants for an independent and separate municipality from San Juan.[4]

On February 17, 2006, a

  • St. Bernard, Southern Leyte Official Website
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  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Local Governance Performance Management System

External links

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Southern Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 July 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 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Historical Background". Municipality of Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mud wipes out Philippines village". BBC News. 17 February 2006. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  6. ^ S. G. Evans; R. H. Guthrie; N. J. Roberts; N. F. Bishop (2007). "The disastrous 17 February 2006 rockslide-debris avalanche on Leyte Island, Philippines: a catastrophic landslide in tropical mountain terrain". Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 7 (1). Retrieved 15 July 2013. 


  • Tambis National High School- Brgy. Tambis 1
  • Himbangan National High School- Brgy. Himbangan
  • Cristo Rey Regional High School- Brgy.Malibago
  • New Guinsaugon National High School - Relocation area of New Guinsaugon, Magbagacay

There are accessible Elementary Schools in every Barangay in the Municipality of Saint Bernard as of 2011 census. List of Secondary Schools in the Municipality of Saint Bernard.


  • Hindag An Falls- Brgy. Hindag-an
  • Tinago Beach- Brgy. Magbagacay
  • Tinago Spring Falls- Brgy. Ayahag
  • Lipanto Marine Sanctuary- Brgy. Lipanto
  • Himbangan Bird Sanctuary- Brgy. Himbangan
  • Sangat Cave and Beach- Brgy. Hindag-an
  • Saub Beach- Brgy. Lipanto
  • Ground Zero Memorial Park & Lawigan River- Lawigan River, access at Brgy Tambis 1
  • Libas River- Brgy. Libas
  • Kissbone Cove and Resort- Brgy. Magbagacay
  • Sto. Nino Shrine - Sitio Cansi, Brgy. Himatagon
  • Mun. Disaster Management Office - LGU Compound, Municipal Building, Brgy. Himatagon

Places of interest

Saint Bernard economy are based in agriculture and marine culture. The municipality is considered among the fastest growing economy in the pacific area of Southern Leyte.




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