While the remaining 3% are adherents of other different Christian sects, denominations and churches such as the indigenous Iglesia ni Cristo, Kingdom of Jesus Christ and Members Church of God International or popularly known as Ang Dating Daan and the foreign religious groups like Mormons, Baptists, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, and Seventh-Day Adventists (Sabadistas) and other Protestant groups.
Islam is also present in the province and concentrated in the metropolitan Tacloban area.
In August 2010, however, a resolution had been passed reverting 16 cities, one of which was Baybay, to municipal status.
It was on February 15, 2011 that the Supreme Court reversed its decision once again, allowing Baybay, along with the other 16 cities, to retain their cityhood status.
Leyte is especially prone to typhoons because of its geographic facing toward the Pacific Ocean.
On 8 November 2013, the province was severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Before being colonized by Spain, the island was once home to indigenous animist Warays to the East and other indigenous Hindu-Buddhist Visayan groups to the west.
Leyte suffered similar destruction and loss of life in 1991 from Tropical Storm Thelma.Baybay attained cityhood in 2007 but reverted to its municipal status when the Supreme Court declared its city charter unconstitutional in 2008.It regained its city status following the reversal of the Supreme Court decision dated December 22, 2009.The people of Leyte are divided into two main groups, primarily by language.In the west and south are the Cebuanos, while in the north and east are the Warays.