is a 2nd class municipality
in the province
. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 27,926 people in 5,200 households.
During the Philippine Commonwealth
period, the town was renamed after General Wright by the new administrators. However, locals retained and till this day refer the area as Paranas.
Many of the townsfolk work or attend school in nearby Catbalogan City
. Trade is also prevalent with Calbayog City
Domestic air travellers prefer to return to Paranas via dominant Tacloban's Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport
due to the length of the runway and the accessibility of land transportation. Other options include the improved airport of Calbayog and the less utilized Catbalogan airport (which is only ideal for smaller aircraft). International air travellers may also reach Paranas via Manila
en route to Tacloban. In the next few months, Tacloban's airport is being readied for direct international flights.
The Philippine Pan-American Highway
A part of Paranas is devoted to a nature reserve watershed designated as such by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
During the American period, Paranas was renamed as Wright. It absorbed the former town of San Sebastian
. In 1950, the barrios of San Sebastian, Jitaasan, Dolores, Camanjagay, Bontod, Campidasa, Campiyak, Maslog, Balogo, Maropangpang, Binongtoan, and Bolwan was re-created as a town.
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