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

N. Samar’s Biri rock formation cited as among Top 10 Philippine Gems

Oct. 11 | TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines, Oct. 11 — Northern Samar’s amazing rock formation has been included in the Top 10 Philippine Gems, a project undertaken... Read more »
Discover Capul: A beautiful island rich in culture and history

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 San Bernardino Strait, which... 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 »

Features

DENR reports of new Philippine Eagle sightings in Samar

DENR reports of new Philippine Eagle sightings in Samar

Oct. 12 | TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines, Oct. 12 – New sightings of the elusive Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) had recently been reported in Samar, according to the Department... Read more »

Regional News

Pres. Aquino leads 70th Leyte Landings commemoration

Pres. Aquino leads 70th Leyte Landings commemoration

Oct. 20 | PALO, Leyte, Philippines, Oct. 20 – The commemoration of the historical event that occurred in Leyte exactly 70 years ago has once again provided us the opportunity “to pay... Read more »

Press Release

Smart, Sun support World Teachers’ Day celeb

Smart, Sun support World Teachers’ Day celeb

Oct. 20 |   Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Digital Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) through its brand Sun Cellular joined the rest of the world in celebrating teachers and the important... Read more »