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Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Tacloban City and occupies the northern three-quarters of the island of Leyte. Leyte is located west of Samar, north of Southern Leyte and south of Biliran. To the west of Leyte across the Camotes Sea is the province of Cebu.

Leyte is one of the country's most historic provinces. It is the site of uprising against the Spaniards and the famous landing of the U.S. Forces during World War II. This historic consciousness is reflected in Leyte's seal with stars symbolizing the towns of the province and an alphabet on cross argent representing the ancient letter "L". The white cross indicates the second phase of Leyte's development, when Magellan passed through en route Cebu, while the upper portion commemorates the landing of General Douglas MacArthur through a perspective of the National Freedom Park. The capital City of Tacloban is the most important seaport on the eastern coast, while Ormoc City and Baybay City are the outlets on the western coast.

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Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc

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For festive occasions, people band together and prepare more sophisticated dishes. Tables are often laden with expensive and labor-intensive treats requiring hours of preparation. In Filipino celebrations, lechón (also spelled litson) serves as the centerpiece of the dinner table. It is usually a whole roasted pig, but suckling pigs (lechonillo, or lechon de leche) or cattle calves (lechong baka) can also be prepared in place of the popular adult pig.

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