The entire municipal building of Leyte was one of the structures which was severely damaged by super typhoon Yolanda when it hit the region in November 8, 2013.
Funds amounting to P42M were allotted to the Department of Public Works and Highways Leyte 3rd Engineering District Office by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Recovery Assistance for Yolanda (RAY) program for immediate reconstruction of the said building.
It took the contractor one year to complete the construction which was among the first batch of the RAY projects. It started in January 7, 2015 and completed in the same month of the following year because of its intricate structural design that ensures longevity. The DPWH 3rd LED assured the occupants before it was turned over to the municipality that the seat of local government was built to withstand the destructive power of typhoons and quakes and they have nothing to worry.
On March 8, 2017, the newly constructed municipal building was formally turned over to the municipality. Mayor Arnold James Ysidoro and the municipal council of Leyte expressed their appreciation to the DPWH and DILG for prioritizing the construction of the building for the benefit of the local residents of Leyte.