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 (lā′tē, -tĕ)
An island of the east-central Philippines in the Visayan group north of Mindanao. It was sighted in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan.


(Placename) an island in the central Philippines, in the Visayan Islands. Chief town: Tacloban. Pop: 1 592 336 (2000). Area: 7215 sq km (2786 sq miles)


(ˈleɪ ti)

an island in the E central Philippines. 2786 sq. mi. (7215 sq. km).
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Noun1.Leyte - a battle in World War IILeyte - a battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has warned of a possible strong earthquake in central Leyte as the Philippine Fault in the province never had significant shaking in more than 100 years.
8 billion in 2017, down 4 percent from 2016 mainly due to calamities that hit Leyte where the company's geothermal facilities are located.
Southern Leyte-The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allowed its district engineering office in Southern Leyte to implement big-ticket infrastructure projects that cost up to P100 million, a decision seen to expedite the government's programs.
Flooding and landslide have displaced 94,904 persons in Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Samar provinces, according to RDRRMC.
Thirty nine (39) barangays in the province of Leyte were declared drug-cleared after a careful and thorough validation by various government agencies and the oversight committee on barangay drug clearing.
THE OCTOBER 23-26, 1944, Battle of Leyte Gulf was the largest naval battle of World War II, and many consider it the largest naval battle ever.
The blaze was the second in two years to hit Leyte Regional Prison in Leyte province, Bureau of Corrections spokesman Roberto Olaguer said.
Manila: A memorial honouring the sacrifices of 92 Australians who perished during a pivotal encounter in the Pacific will be unveiled Monday in Palo, Leyte.
Banking services in Leyte, Philippines, remained closed after the area was hit by typhoon Yolanda.
Pre-emptive evacuation has been implemented in a number of the high-risk areas in the provinces of Leyte and Southern Leyte," said the head of the regional civil defence office, Rey Gozon.
Manila :Three people were killed, seven others were wounded, and eight missing in a landslide that occurred in a major highway in central Philippines' Leyte province, a radio report said.
This paper discusses how the Japanese military forces and the local Filipino government in Leyte, Philippines, implemented a food procurement policy during the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands during