Mayorga, Leyte

Mayorga, officially the Municipality of Mayorga, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,161 people.[3]

Municipality of Mayorga
Map of Leyte with Mayorga highlighted
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°54′N 125°00′E
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
District2nd district of Leyte
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
  TypeSangguniang Bayan
  MayorAlexander S. De Paz
  Vice MayorJairo C. Beltran
  CongressmanLolita T. Javier
  Electorate13,180 voters (2019)
  Total42.17 km2 (16.28 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
  Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
  Income class5th municipal income class
  Poverty incidence33.61% (2015)[4]
  Revenue (₱)51,597,025.49 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63(0)53
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesWaray

The town was created in 1954 from the barrios of Mayorga, Andres Bonifacio, Talisay, San Roque, Burgos, Liberty, Union, Ormocay, Wilson, and the southern portion of barrio of Cogon Bingcay which were then a part of Dulag.[5]


Mayorga at first was a barrio under the municipality of Dulag. The name first appeared in the record of localities in 1865 when Capitan Lorenzo de Paz, gobernadorcillo of Dulag, created the barrio. The name was suggested by Fr. Victoriano Sela, a Franciscan Friar and the parish priest of Dulag at the time.

Originally the name was Mallorca, the name of the native town of Fr. Sela. The name presumably suggests the presence of palm trees in the locality, as the town of Mallorca in Spain was famous for its luxurious growth of palms. However, the natives found some difficulty in pronouncing the name. Whether the natural evolution and popular usage corrupted the name "Mallorca" into the present "Mayorga," or whether the transformation was sanctioned by official decree motivated by phonetic convenience is not known. Nevertheless, the original "Mallorca" has evolved into its present name.[6]


Mayorga is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2] In 1957, the sitios of Picas, Guintulayan, and Bañgag were converted into barrios and renamed Santa Cruz, General Antonio Luna, and Calipayan, respectively.[7]

  • A. Bonifacio
  • Mabini
  • Burgos
  • Calipayan
  • Camansi
  • General Antonio Luna
  • Liberty
  • Ormocay
  • Poblacion Zone 1
  • Poblacion Zone 2
  • Poblacion Zone 3
  • San Roque
  • Santa Cruz
  • Talisay
  • Union
  • Wilson


Population census of Mayorga
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 8,386    
1970 8,729+0.40%
1975 8,378−0.82%
1980 9,750+3.08%
1990 10,530+0.77%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 11,073+0.95%
2000 12,650+2.90%
2007 13,807+1.21%
2010 14,694+2.29%
2015 17,161+3.00%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][8][9][10]

In the 2015 census, the population of Mayorga, Leyte, was 17,161 people,[3] with a density of 410 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,100 inhabitants per square mile.


  1. "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. "An Act Creating the Municipality of Mayorga in the Province of Leyte". Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  6. "Mayorga".". Retrieved January 11, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. "An Act Creating Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Mayorga, Province of Leyte". Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  8. Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. 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.
  10. "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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