Padre Burgos is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 8,926 people in 1,672 households.
Padre Burgos is named after the priest Padre Jose Burgos of the GOMBURZA priest martyrs. The town being surrounded by Sogod Bay in the East, Padre Burgos was once called “Tamulayag”, a vernacular slang which means “Let’s go fishing”. Thus, the town’s main livelihood is fishing.
The town is famous for its white sand beaches like the Tangkaan Beach, from where you can see the island of Limasawa; the Likay-Likay Beach, where you can go fishing and snorkeling; the Bukana which is like a small swam of water and serve as a home of many fishes in Buenavista, the floating Balsa of Bas. And the beaches in Brgy. Lungsodaan. Padre Burgos is also famous to diving enthusiasts, the underwater beauty boasts of many colorful clusters of corals. With the Local Government’s cooperation, Coral Cay, a foreign non-profit organization established its offices in Brgy. Tangkaan whose main purpose is to provide help among local people to maintain fish sanctuaries, awareness programs on ocean-life preservation, and clean-up activities on the shorelines of Padre Burgos.
Padre Burgos is also known for its “budbod” (suman), a sticky rice which is very sweet.
It has an orphanage called “Kinderhilfe Philippinen”, managed and sponsored by Mr. Jürgen Schneidt, a German Citizen.
Padre Burgos is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.