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Islam is also present in the province and concentrated in the metropolitan Tacloban area.
It comprised 0.3% of Tacloban City's population and all adherents are Maranao and other Moro migrants from the Mindanao region who work mostly as traders.
The upper portion is a perspective of the national Freedom Park commemorating the landing of General Douglas Mac Arthur and the American Liberation Forces in Leyte during World War II.
The white cross represents the 2nd phase of Leyte's development when Magellan stopped here on his way to Cebu.
Both cities govern themselves independently of the province and their residents do not vote for elective provincial officials.
Baybay attained cityhood in 2007 but reverted to its municipal status when the Supreme Court declared its city charter unconstitutional in 2008.
Ormoc City is an independent component city, while the capital Tacloban was declared a highly urbanized city in 2008.In 1595, the religious Jesuits established mission in Carigara which preceded the mission established in Palo in 1596 and Ormoc and Alangalang missions in 1597.In 1735, Leyte and Samar were separated from Cebu to be established as a single provincial government with Carigara as the first provincial capital.It was on February 15, 2011 that the Supreme Court reversed its decision once again, allowing Baybay, along with the other 16 cities, to retain their cityhood status.with a density of 270 inhabitants per square kilometre or 700 inhabitants per square mile.