5M-Earthquake in Biliran

5.1 Earthquake, 13th August, 2016

5.1 Magnitude
10:05 pm 13th August 2016
Center located near Catmon Naval, Biliran

Reported Intensities

Intensity V – Naval, Almeria & Culaba, Biliran; Leyte, Leyte
Intensity IV – Tolosa and Calubian, Leyte
Intensity III – Mandaue City
Intensity II – Palo, Leyte; Masbate City
Intensity I – Cebu City

Instrumental Intensity:
Intensity II – Cebu City and Masbate City

August 13 Biliran Quake

August 13 Biliran Quake

Catmon Church

Catmon Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Catmon, Biliran Island, Philippines

Catmon. Named after a tree which was either a landmark or a boundary marker, or both, of this place. Katmon (Dillenia indica Blanco), the elephant apple, is a tree that reaches a height of 6 to 15 meters, smooth or nearly so. Its fruit is 6 in. or 15 cm. in diameter, tastes like sour apple and is used for jam. It has a use as sauce and fish flavoring, its fruit juice is also used for coughs and for hair cleaning [Tramp 1995, 100].

It has a population of 1,486 (2010 Census).

Fiesta: July 15-16

Patron Saint: Birhen del Carmen

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain:  Dela Pena, George Cordero


Andales,Villa Subito
Dabocol, Antonio Tonelete
Rosallosa, Ernesto Layosa
Pajota, Clarita Eroy
Espinosa, Marcelo Lorca
Panales, Asterio Lucido
Sarsosa, Denis Dalde

SK Chairman: VillaPaña, Glaren Mondelo

In Pictures





St. Clare Monastery in Catmon, Naval, Biliran.

Poor Clare Monastery, Catmon, Naval Fiesta

Patron Saint: St. Clare

August 10-11

Catmon Naval, Biliran

Catmon, Naval, Biliran Fiesta

Patron Saint: Birhen del Carmen

Catmon Naval Barangay Fiesta