Macrohon, located in Southern Leyte, is a coastal town that covers an area of 126.39 square kilometers, or 48.80 square miles, accounting for 7.02% of Southern Leyte’s total area.

According to the 2020 Census, the town had a population of 26,580, which is 6.19% of Southern Leyte’s total population or 0.58% of the entire Eastern Visayas region. The population density can be calculated to be 210 individuals per square kilometer or 545 individuals per square mile.


In 1901, the Municipal Government of Macrohon was organized with Mr. Felomino Demeterio as the first appointed president.

In 1903, a formal grade school was opened. In the same year, Macrohon became a barrio of Maasin, except for Barrio San Roque, which was part of Malitbog, due to the government’s decision to fuse small towns and provinces to economize government expenditures.

In 1907, an executive order was implemented, and Capitan Gerardo Kuizon was appointed municipal president.

In 1912, Mr. Filomeno Demeterio was elected Municipal President, and the town was reconstructed after being hit by a typhoon.

In 1936, Mr. Tereso Kangleon became the first Municipal Mayor, and in 1942, he fled when the war broke out, leaving his vice, Mr. Tito Gloria Sr., to take over. After the war, Mr. Tereso Kangleon was reelected for another term, and Mr. Rafael Joven took over when he did not serve his term.

Mr. Conrado Compendio was elected and served as municipal mayor from 1956 to 1963, during which the municipal hall was constructed and completed.

Finally, Mayor Leonor O. Galdo, M.D., was elected in 1963 and reelected for a second term in 1967 until 1971.

Native Delicacies

The town is known for its rich cultural heritage and delicious local delicacies. The following are the two popular native delicacies in Macrohon, Southern Leyte:

  1. Pinutos – a dish made from sticky rice mixed with coconut milk and wrapped in banana leaves. It is then grilled over charcoal until cooked.
  1. Kiping – a delicacy made from rice flour, sugar, and food coloring. The mixture is then shaped into leaves and dried. It is usually eaten with sweet coconut jam or caramelized sugar.

These are just a few examples of the delicious native delicacies you can find in Macrohon, Southern Leyte.

How to get there?

Macrohon is a municipality located in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. Here are some ways to get to Macrohon:

By Air: The nearest airport to Macrohon is Hilongos Airport. From the airport, you can take a taxi or a van to Macrohon.

By Land: You can take a bus or a van from the main terminal in Tacloban City to Macrohon. The trip usually takes around 5-6 hours, depending on the traffic.

By Sea: There are regular ferry services from Cebu City and Bohol going to the nearby port of Maasin City. From there, you can take a van or a bus going to Macrohon, which is around 30 minutes away.

It is also possible to rent a car or hire a private vehicle to take you directly to Macrohon. Just make sure to plan your trip ahead of time and check the schedules and fares of the transportation options available to ensure smooth and hassle-free travel.

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