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Giporlos is a fifth-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 was 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 "slipped". Legend says that there is a shore called "Rawis" in Giporlos where one woman was collecting sea shells. Suddenly, one Japanese soldier saw her and tried to raped her. But the woman ("Hi") fought back until her hands slipped ("Podlos") under the hands of Japanese soldier and she ran away. From that time on, the place was called "Hipodlos" and eventually became Giporlos.


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.)
  • Barangay 8 (Pob.)
  • Biga
  • Coticot
  • Gigoso
  • Huknan
  • Parina
  • Paya
  • President Roxas
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Cruz (Cansingkol)
  • San Isidro (Malabag)

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Coordinates: 11°07′N 125°27′E / 11.117°N 125.45°E / 11.117; 125.45

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