The whale skeleton is the first in Leyte, hence, Silago is one ideal destination for educational trips among students in the provinces of Leyte and Southern Leyte. The locals refer to the whale skeleton as bukog sa dakong isda (bone of a big fish).
The dead whale was seen on the shore of Silago in 1996 and this was preserved by the local officials and the community. It is now available for public viewing at the town's children's playground.
Aside from showcasing the first and the only whale skeleton on Leyte island, Silago is also known as the last seat of the remaining evergreen lowland dipterocarp forest in Leyte. I am placing here a link to my article Sights and Scenery Around Silago, Southern Leyte, Philippines for more photos of Silago.