Libagon the home of Southern Leyte frontier mountain to the world the Mt. Patag Daku. Libagon is known of its Spanish style municipal building. It is said to be Eastern Visayas most Hispanic town. There are some spots that the Libagonians can be proud of the Biasong Spring,Pangi Black Sand Beach, Endriga Beach Resort,Uwan-Uwanan Waterfalls, Ruins of the Old Pantalan (seaport) and the old building of the Libagon Academy Foundation, Inc. high School. Libagon celebrates its town fiesta every 8th of December, the feast of Immaculate Concepcion. Another fiesta that is celebrated by the Libagonians is the feast of the virgin of Mount Carmel every July. These two fiestas are greatly known because of the strong faith of the Libagonians to their patrons and also known for its creative floral arrangement of their “caros” and the church’s altar.Libagon is Southern Leyte’s swimming capital and one of Eastern Visayas best in swimming. The people’s main source of income are copra, abaca, farming, and fishing.It has also a religious people. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 14,238.
Libagon is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.
It was said that Libagon got its name from a small depression of the ground called “libaong”. Spanish authorities mistook the reference to the ground fault on the land being tilled as the name of the place. It has since been known by that name, Libagon.
The early known occupants of Libagon were of Bol-anon ancestry. Bol-anon, meaning from Bohol or also referred to as Boholano. The settlers’ first chosen leader of Libagon was Domingo Mateo Espina. He was the son of Agustin Mateo Espina and Francisca Barbara and the grandson of Pedro Espina of Duero, Bohol. The town of Libagon was founded in 1845. Once upon a time in the early past of the town, the barrios or barangays under Libagon included Sogod and Bontoc at the farthest North and Punta at the farthest South. On October 16, 1913, Libagon and Sogod were finally separated into two independent towns– Libagon (14 barrios) and Sogod (45 barrios). The challenges of an increasing population necessitated the division. The new Libagon was under the administration of the new Presidente Municipal, Mariano L. Espina.