July 1, 1945

The founding incorporators were authorized to operate Ormoc High School with an initial enrollment of 300 students from the neighboring areas, even from far off Camotes Islands. Classroom were makeshift affairs of bamboo slats and nipa roofs, located at Bonifacio Street Extension Road.

January 1946

With the existing regular class, Ormoc High School enlisted in the Department of Education’s Acceleration program with one hundred enrollees in an abridged class from January to April 1946. It was intended to offset the interrupted school years of pre-war high school students.

February 27, 1946

Department of Education granted the recognition of Ormoc High School. Ormoc High School was changed to Western Leyte College operated by Ormoc Educational Corporation.

July 1946

College Courses were offered for the first time:

1. Associate in Arts (A.A) which was accepted as the
    preparatory Law Course
2. Elementary Teacher’s Certificate (E.T.C)

January 7, 1947

Western Leyte College was officially registered with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) operated by the Ormoc Educational Corporation.

March 1994

Forty-seven from the abridged class graduated high school, and twelve graduated from the college course – 10 from E.T.C. and 2 from the Associate in Arts.

1947 – 1948

This year saw the opening of the 3-year Bachelor of Science in Education.

1948 – 1949

Bachelor of Laws was offered and was permitted to operate for the 1st and 2nd year Regular Law.

November 1949

The incorporators decided to start constructing a three story buildings for classrooms and offices.

May 21, 1952

Fr. Matiga officiate the blessings of the newly constructed Main Building. It presently houses the high school classrooms where the administration also holds office at present.

1951 – 1952

Bachelor of Laws was discontinued and Elementary classes were opened.


The Department of Education recognized the Secretarial Course. WLC offered Bachelor of Science in Commerce thereafter.

1970’s to 1980’s

The main building was getting crowded for both high school and college classes, so college classrooms were reconstructed over the big canal alongside

William Bryant Street (now Navarro St.). The wooden Practi-cal Arts Building and the Annex rooms on the ground floor in what is now the Law Building were converted into class-rooms.


Permit to offer the Midwifery Course attracted students with medical inclinations to enroll at Western Leyte College.

January 7, 1997

The extension of the life of the corporation to another fifty years occasioned to change of Ormoc Educational Corpora-tion to Western Leyte College of Ormoc City, Inc.


A concreter Commerce Building along Bonifacio Street was built.


The School Clinic and the ROTC Building were constructed inside the WLC Compound.


College of Nursing was granted permit to offer first year nurs-ing course.

College of Law was granted TP no 26s.2003 to offer first year of Bachelor of Laws.

The inauguration of the College of Law Building was a grand affair. The three-story College of Law Building beside the Main Building on Bonifacio Street added prestige to the school’s edifice. It certainly called for the celebration.

May 21, 2003

SEC Registration #2431 issued a certificate of approval for Capital Stock Increase from P500,000.00 to P20,000,000.00.


The Education Building in Bonifacio Street was constructed.

Construction of the Nursing Building with its laboratories made a significant impact on the Ormoc community, with WLC offering the first school of Nursing in Ormoc City.

TP # 24 s. 2004 gave WLC the permit to proceed with the formal offering of the Bachelor Science in Nursing.

TP # 24 s. 2004 CHED granted WLC the permit to offer Bachelor of Laws


Western Leyte College was granted the permit to offer:
     2-year Information Technology
     4-year Information Technology
     Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

2006 – 2007

A brainchild of Manuel T. Fiel, the WLC Gymnasium was constructed on the space of what the WLC ground before. At this point, the Health Science Laboratories were also set up.


100% of the first graduates of Bachelor of Science in Nursing passed the Board Examination.

28.57% of the first graduates of Bachelor of Laws passed the BAR examination and ranked 22nd among the BAR exami-nees throughout the Philippines.


Our student from the College of Business won the Miss Or-moc 2011.

Champion Table Tennis National PRISAA Zamboanga City April 2011.


Our student from the College of Business won the Miss Tugob Festival Queen October 2012.


Our student from the College of Business won the Miss Or-moc 2013.

Jaymar Pelin Dumagsa ranked 5th Place in the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Licensure Examination May 2013 with a rating of 93.57%.

Month of November the school is greatly affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) but we were able to continue to operate notwithstanding the destructive effects.


Western Leyte College won Grand Champion in the 5th Or-moc Tugob Festival Dance Showdown.

     Tugob Festival Queen
     Best Street Dancing
     Best in Costume


2nd Runner up National Mutya ng PRISAA April 2015

Our student from the College of Business won the Miss Tugob October 2015

January 2015, the school is accredited to offer the Senior High School in both Academic and Technical-Vocational Track


Accredited as TESDA ASSESMENT CENTER March 2016 on the following TESDA Courses: Food and Beverages, Housekeeping, Bartending and Cookery

Being the only School of Law in Western area of Leyte, Western Leyte College produced 5 (five) Lawyers with a school passing percentage of 62.50 and a national passing per-centage of 59.06.


Champion in the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Ac-countants (PICPA) among the twenty (20) Senior High School (SHS) in Ormoc City.

1st Place in the Sci-Tech Feature Writing Contest (English Category) Regional School Press Conference Baybay City November 2017
Miss Ormoc 2017 our Miss WLC 2014 a Nursing student won the crown during the 1st Piña Festival

The CICTE Department won the 1st Mister Western Leyte College


Champion in the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) Regional Quiz Bowl in Northern Samar February 2018 Champion in the Regional Private School Athletic Association (PRISAA) Dance Sport Latin and Standard Tacloban City January 2018