Samar

Samar province turns 173

Aug. 12 |   By VICENTE ALEJANDRO S. LABRO CATBALOGAN CITY, Philippines, Aug. 12 – A lively street party — held yesterday evening along Arteche Boulevard... Read more »
Catbalogan’s Manaragat Festival: Fun, fiestas and friendly competitions

Catbalogan’s Manaragat Festival: Fun, fiestas and friendly competitions

Aug. 15 | By VICENTE ALEJANDRO S.LABRO CATBALOGAN CITY, Philippines, Aug. 15 – Midway in its month-long celebration of the 2014 Manaragat Festival, the city government of Catbalogan has... Read more »

Eastern Samar

The Padul-ong tradition continues in Borongan

The Padul-ong tradition continues in Borongan

Sep. 14 |   BY VICENTE ALEJANDRO S.LABRO BORONGAN CITY – For decades, the people of this city has been observing the “Padul-ong,” an event purportedly depicting how the image... Read more »

Guiuan retains tourist haven status after Yolanda

Aug. 28 |   GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Philippines, Aug. 27 — Despite the massive destruction brought by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), this town keeps... Read more »

Northern Samar

Discover Capul: A beautiful island rich in culture and history

Aug. 3 | BY VICENTE ALEJANDRO S. LABRO CAPUL, Northern Samar  — Capul, an island-municipality in Northern Samar, lies in the middle of the treacherous... Read more »
Foreign tourists to visit 2 EV island-towns  early next year

Foreign tourists to visit 2 EV island-towns early next year

Nov. 15 | TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines, Nov. 15 – Two tiny island-towns in Eastern Visayas have finally caught the eyes of foreign tour operators – they are included in the itinerary... Read more »

Leyte

Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum continues to draw tourists

Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum continues to draw tourists

Sep. 10 | By Klyte Faye C. Veloso TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) – The Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum continues to draw tourists after it was slightly damaged by super typhoon Yolanda... Read more »

Ormoc’s tourist attraction offers kayaking

Jul. 20 |   ORMOC CITY, Philippines, July 20 — Lake Danao Natural Park (LDNP), Ormoc’s top tourist drawer, offers a new attraction to visitors –-... Read more »

Southern Leyte

Foreign tourists to visit 2 EV island-towns  early next year

Foreign tourists to visit 2 EV island-towns early next year

Nov. 15 | TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines, Nov. 15 – Two tiny island-towns in Eastern Visayas have finally caught the eyes of foreign tour operators – they are included in the itinerary... Read more »

Other regions/countries

Bacolod City’s 2014 MassKara Festival launched

Bacolod City’s 2014 MassKara Festival launched

Sep. 9 | BACOLOD CITY, Philippines, Sept 9 — The 2014 MassKara Festival was launched Tuesday in rites led by Mayor Monico Puentevella and festival organizer Kasadya Bacolod Foundation... Read more »

Press Release

Smart honors Filipino seafarers in nationwide celebration, rolls out free Marino TextMate InfoSIMs

Smart honors Filipino seafarers in nationwide celebration, rolls out free Marino TextMate InfoSIMs

Nov. 22 | Wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), through its Satellite Services arm, recently joined thousands in celebrating the 19th National Seafarer’s Day, a... Read more »