Giporlos, Eastern Samar

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Map of Eastern Samar showing the location of Giporlos

Giporlos is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 10,218 people in 2,012 households.


Before Giporlos is part of Municipality of Balangiga, Eastern Samar as a barangay. Giporlos comes from the word "Hi-Podolos". "Gi" (Pronounce as "Hi") is referring to person(man/woman). ""Podlos" means "to slipped". Legend say's that there is a shore, called "Rawis" in Giporlos where one woman is collecting sea shells. Suddenly, one Japanese soldier saw her and try to raped her. But the woman("Hi") fight back until her hands slipped(Podlos)under the hands of Japanese soldier and run away. And from that time on that place is called "Hipodlos".

Giporlos is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.
  • Barangay 1 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 7 (Pob.)
  • Biga
  • Coticot
  • Gigoso
  • Huknan
  • Parina
  • Paya
  • President Roxas
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Cruz (Cansingkol)
  • Barangay 8 (Pob.)
  • San Isidro (Malabag)

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Coordinates: 11°07′N, 125°27′E

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