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Tacloban City is the largest city in Eastern Visayas, administratively referred to as Region VIII; it is also its regional capital. It is the center of commerce, tourism, education, culture, and government in the region, and home to approximately 200,000 people (2004 estimate). Tacloban is a picturesque city embraced by the scenic Cancabato Bay, located in the San Juanico strait, which divides the islands of Leyte and Samar in eastern Philippines. The city developed from a small fishing village, a barrio of Basey, Samar. The word Tacloban evolved from "Taklub" a basket-like contraption for catching fish. It became a major trading town since the late 18th century. The city is well-known for its role in World War II, being a major base of the US forces and the first town liberated under Gen. MacArthur, from the Japanese Imperial Forces. For a time, it served as the capital of the Philippines while Manila was under Japanese control. The city is also known for being the hometown of the flamboyant Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, whose Romualdez family still commands a large following politically, in the area. Economically, Tacloban is one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines. It is the site of the region's biggest airport, and has a well-sheltered deep natural harbor. Its major export product is copra. The government has established an economic zone, the Eastern Visayas Regional Growth Center (EVRGC) to take advantage of its large pool of skilled and educated workers. Investors in the EVRGC are given a generous package of tax exemptions and incentives, as well as other privileges, byt the national and local governments. The city is an attractive investment location because it is powered primarily by the large geothermal power plant of Leyte (of which Tacloban is the capital). The Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant is one of the largest in the world, providing hundreds of megawatts of electricity, impervious to fluctuations in oil prices. Water resources are also abundant. Tacloban is also the gateway to the Leyte Industrial Development Estate in Isabel, home of the Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Plant, the biggest fertilizer factory in Asia, and the Philippine Associated Smelter and Refining Company, the country's biggest copper procesing plant. The City is the site of large state run educational institutions like the [University of the Philippines] Tacloban, the Leyte Normal University, and the [Leyte Institute of Technology]. Private schools include the RTR Foundation, the Asian Development College, Holy Infant College, Leyte Colleges, St. Paul's Business Schools, and the St. Scholastica's College. The longest bridge in the Philippines connects the city to the third biggest island of the Philippines, Samar. The bridge spans 2.14 kilometers and is one of the major tourist spots in the city. Other attractions include Imelda's Versaille-inspired palatial mansion, the MacArthur National Park, World War 2 sites and memorials, and the dozens of black sand beaches around the city and nearby localities. Tacloban is also the gateway to major eco-tourism attractions in the region like the breathtaking Sohoton National Park, one of the biggest cave systems in the world. Luxury hotels as well as modest accommodations abound in the city, from the 100+ room Leyte Park Hotel, and 50+ rooms MacArthur Park Hotel, to dozens of smaller ones. (by Alain Charles J. Veloso)

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