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COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Leyte and Samar have the rich resources of an island ecosystem. The land and water display a rich biodiversity. Rice, both upland lowland, rootcrops, bananas, vegetables and fruits abound. These are made into sweets and delicacies. Notable among these are the binagol (made from root crop called talyan) Leyte, pinyato (pop rice) and pili of Calbiga, Samar and so many others in every town of the region.

Source: http://www.ncca.gov.ph/

The major industries around the Leyte Gulf  include:

Fishing;

net fishing at sea from bangkas (motorised outrigger canoes);
net beach fishing;
crab fishing with traps;
milkfish farming in ponds

Farming:

rice;
coconuts;
kamote (root crops);
tropical fruit - including bananas, papayas and pineapples;
vegetables;
pigs;
poultry.

Housing Materials:

bamboo;
nipa (pawod) for roof thatching;
coco lumber;
concrete bricks (hollow blocks)

Manufacturing

bamboo furniture;
wooden furniture;
tuba (coconut wine)

Services:

sari sari stores;
jeepneys;
furniture upholstery;
carpentry;
motor mechanics;
hairdressing;
fish vendors;
videoke bars;
artist/sign painters;

Links:

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Coconut Info.com
PhilRiceOnLine
Bureau of Agricultural Research
Sari Sari Stores

Art Shop


Large Fishing Bangka


Fishing bangka



Sari sari store


Jeepney


Videoke Bar


Making Furniture


Fish Vendor

Links

Coconut production

Coconut through time

pcarrd coconut

coconut tree

bamboo