The Patronal Fiesta of Silago, Southern Leyte is held in honor of St. James the Apostle. One of its major highlights is the annual Murcielago Festival held on July 25.
Silago is a small coastal town set at the northernmost part of the province of Southern Leyte. The town is composed of 15 barangays (villages). Silago got her name from the word "murcielago" which is a Spanish term for bat, because of this species' dominance in the locality. Proof to this is the giant bat sanctuary at Barangay Catmon. Traveling through the coastal barangays of the town, one can notice beautiful clean beaches and a structure designed by nature lying in the town’s deep blue sea known as Pelada Rock also locally known as “Batong Dako means huge rock”, which was then occupied and utilized as a camp by Japanese soldiers during World War II. The peculiar beauty of this rock is enhanced with the abundance of birds hovering and built their nest on it, sea snakes making the rock as their dwelling place, with fish and other marine products surrounding it.
The rock is located just a short distance from the shore of Barangay Laguma and Barangay Salvacion. Riding on a motorboat will take only 5 minutes from those Barangays; or more or less ten minutes from the brown fine clean sand beach of Silago town proper.
Farther north, is a natural rock formation with a length of more or less 50 meters from the shore and about 10 meters wide.
Added to this beauty is the upland of Silago, which displays the town’s picturesque mountains, exuding a distinctive charm and even a mystery. In these mountains is the town’s vast forest, home of the wild pigs locally known as “Baboy Ihas”. Among all the municipalities of Leyte, Silago is identified to have the biggest forest area.
The municipal tree park is another kind of tourist attraction in the municipality where fresh breeze and songs of the birds make the atmosphere pleasantly unique. On its northern part is a clean and clear river that allows everybody an enjoyable swimming.
Additionally, the different astounding shapes of waterfalls are not an illusion for Silago. In the upper portion of the town, at different locations, are falls that urge one to come and feel the placidity, of the environment, with a very cool and clean water.
Kagut-an falls is more or less 1 kilometer away from the national highway, along Barangay Katipunan. This falls is paired with another falls near its vicinity, locally called as Kagut-an Dako Dos Falls, which possesses an exceptional attraction to all who sees it.
In the same barangay of Silago, is another falls called Kagut-an Gamay falls. The beauty of this falls could be greatly enhanced by a wise and sustainable human intervention. (from wikipedia)