Javier of the century, cultivated this land.

Javier is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte. A rural town ofapproximately 73 kilometers (45 mi) south of Tacloban City.,Iit is foundbetween the boundaries of Baybay on the west side and MacArthur and Abuyog towns, alongthe Leyte Gulf. It has a very narrow coastlineand coastal plains, facing the Pacific.

1 Themunicipality of Javier, Leyte used to be calles barrio Bugho of themunicipality of Abuyog, Leyte. Bugho is a contraction of thedialect term “Binogho” (from the local dialect root word “Buho”),meaning a small clearing within a forest area. Settlers at around the turn ofthe century, cultivated this land.

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Among the earliest known settlers was Macario Cultura, a native of Burauen, Leyte who waisbelieved to have led his friends and relatives to farm the fertile soil of thearea, then, avirgin forest. Later, its settlement grew to become a sitio of barrio Pinocawan and an established onesince the Spanish occupation. 2 The topography of the municipality ofJavier, Leyte is composed of rolling hills, plains, mountains, and plateaus. Ithas a total of 8780.43 hectares of its agricultural area and 6489.57 hectaresfor the remaining land uses like residential and institutional areas,timberland, and even waterways.  Itsclimate has no definite wet and dry season.

Its maximum rain come in Novemberto January while minimal rains come in the months of April to May and August toSeptember. There is no single dry month in the area.  Thelivelihood within the municipality resides mainly on agriculture while it alsoengages in commerce and trade, industry, forestry, and tourism. 1  “Municipality”.

Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government.Retrieved 31 May 2013.2  “Province:Leyte”. PSGCInteractive. Quezon City, Philippines: PhilippineStatistics Authority.Retrieved 12 November 2017.


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