Municipality of Culaba

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BRIEF PROFILE:

Culaba is one of the eight (8) municipalities of Biliran. It was established on January 16, 1954 through Executive Order Number 630 signed by President Elpedio Qurino on October 16, 1953.

The old site of the town located at the northern bank of Amambahag River where the structure of the church can still be traced. Because of constant floods and destructive typhoons that devastated the town, the people were forced to transfer to safer place where the set of local governance has established.

The Municipality of Culaba is an agricultural area with coconut as the dominant crop followed by the rice, root crops and other crops. The people are engaged in trade, commerce, fishing and agriculture.

The Municipality is located in the northeastern part of Biliran in Region 8. It is located approximately at coordinates at 11.39 degrees north latitude and 124.32 degrees East longitude, with a total area of 7,345.27 hectares and a total population of 14,326. It is classified as the fifth class municipality. It is bounded in the Northwest by the Municipality of Kawayan, South by the Municipality of Caibiran, East by Samar Sea, and West by the Municipalities of Naval and Almeria.

 The Municipality composes of 17 barangays and three of which are situated within the town proper.

The Municipality is 164 kilometers from Tacloban and Ormoc City. One can move to Culaba by PUV via the south road or North road to the circumferential highway via the cross-country road that stretches from the East to West side of the province crossing the mountain range of Tres Marias.

 The Municipality of Culaba is composed of 2 National High School, one is located in Barangay Bool East, and the other at Barangay Virginia. It has one Elementary district that composes of 12 schools. All coastal barangays are along the National Road while the two inland barangay are accessible by barangay road.

Extension of the port is already completed. It can accommodate inter-island vessels that will by plying to and from major places of the country.

The development policies of the Municipal Government focused mainly on the following services: Health Care Services, Agricultural Services, Social Welfare and Livelihood Development, Peace and Order, Environmental Protection, Education, Infrastructure Programs. All these were designed and targeted for the upliftment and betterment of life in the municipality and to the national development as a whole.

Geographic Location and Demography

Culaba is a rustic place located in the eastern side of the island province of Biliran. It is located at coordinates 11.6500°North latitude and 124.5333° East longitude, bounded on the North by Samar Sea,  East by Culaba Sea, West by Municipalities of Kawayan, Almeria and Naval, South by the municipality of Caibiran. The 2010 census of population counted of Culaba at 12, 252. It has a total land area of 73.42 km² and has a population density of 170/km². People of Culaba has a mixed mother tongue languages of Cebuano.

LOCAL OFFICIALS

Hon. Lorenzo A. Reveldez, Jr.
Mayor
Hon. Leslie Ann U. Jayme
Vice-Mayor

SB Members:
Hon. John Gino B. Nillos
Hon. Win A. Francisco
Hon. Jessie Clyde P. Pedrosa
Hon. Analyn C. Gonzal
Hon. Rodito A. Reveldez, Sr.
Hon. Eduardo M. Punay Sr.
Hon. Tito A. Reveldez

Hon. Joel C. Dayoha

Hon. Lolita T. Bereño
ABC President
Mr. Kerwin B. Olimba
SB Secretary

Department Heads

Mr. John-Fidel P. Pascubillo
Municipal Treasurer
Ms. Sabrina D. Serdeña
Municipal Accountant
Ms. Rosario Vilma B. Tagnipes
Municipal Assessor
Ms. Evelyn Bonachita
Municipal Budget Officer
Ms. Merazol A. Lagahan
Municipal Planning Dev’t. Coordinator
Dr. Estrella P. Pedrosa
Municipal Health Officer
Mr. Alberto F. Fiel
Municipal Civil Registrar
Ms. Joy M. Castillo
Municipal Social Welfare Officer
Ms. Estefania T. Loyola
Municipal Agricultural Officer
Engr. Romo G. Busi, Jr.
Municipal Engineer

Engr. Merlie V. Castro
MLGOO

PSI Chamberline B. Ludevise
PNP Chief

Mr. Rocleo A. Plecerda
District Supervisor – DepEd Culaba

Mr. Arleen Vic B. Ochondra
Municipal Election Officer

SFO2 Victor David Francis Q. Casas
Municipal Election Officer

Contact: Merazol A. Lagahan
Municipal Tourism Officer –  Designate
09274031702