Biliran is an island province of the Philippines located in Eastern Visayas
Region. It is situated north of Leyte Province and west of Western Samar. Terrain is mountainous
with narrow coastal flat lands. Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
Biliran Provincial Capitol
Agriculture is the main economic activity in the province.
Farm and fishery production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Biliran in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
In 2007, there were 3 banks operating in the province with total deposits of 687 billion pesos.
Poverty incidence stood at 42.2% in 2006, quite high compared to the national average of 32.9%.
With its many attractions, Biliran has a great potential to become a tourist haven. Investors can put up world-class tourist
facilities such as hotel, resorts, spas, and demonstration farms. Those interested in agribusiness can invests in production and processing of
high value commercial crops, mariculture, and ornamental plants.
See List of Biliran Municipalities
Places of Interest/ tourist spots in Biliran Province
- Higatangan Island - has a shifting white sand bar
- Maripipi Island - has beautiful beaches
- Tomalistis, Caibiran, and Casiawan waterfalls
Capitol photo credit to biliranisland.com
1. Naval Institute of Technology
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