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2010 Borongan and Sulat Eastern Samar Fiesta Celebrations

By • Sep 15th, 2010 • Category: Events, Features, Videos

Tweet If you missed this year’s Sulat and Borongan fiesta celebrations, here’s your chance to catch up with photos and videos taken during the said events. Click on the link below for more details: – Sulat Eastern Samar Fiesta Celebration 2010 – Borongan Eastern Samar Fiesta Celebration 2010



Borongan Fiesta 2010 Photos

By • Sep 15th, 2010 • Category: Events, Videos

Tweet Boronganons based in Metro Manila once again gathered together to celebrate the Borongan fiesta last September 8, 2010. Interior of the Sacred Heart of Jesus church. The celebration began with a mass at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Kamuning, Quezon City. From there, the people proceeded to the Shangrila Restaurant in West […]



Sulat Fiesta Celebration in Manila 2010

By • Sep 15th, 2010 • Category: Events, Features, Videos

Tweet This is a long delayed post but here are the photos and a video of the Sulat fiesta celebration held in Quiapo Manila, last July 31, 2010. The church of the Holy Face of Jesus was jampacked during that night. Click on ‘more’ for more photos.



Borongan Candidates’ Forum Held

By • Apr 29th, 2010 • Category: Events, News

Tweet The Borongan candidates’ forum was held today at the Bishop’s Palace in Borongan City, Eastern Samar, featuring the candidates for mayor and vice-mayor of the city. Absent during the forum were Lakas-Kampi’s candidates Fe Abunda and Fidel Anacta, Jr., who are running for major and vice-mayor, respectively. Watch the replay of the forum in […]



Eastern Samar has 5 New Priests

By • Dec 10th, 2009 • Category: Events, News

Tweet The Bishop of Borongan ordained five new priests in the jampacked Borongan Cathedral yesterday. Bishop Crispin Varquez of the Diocese of Borongan ordained the following new priests: Dennis de Leon, Anthony Lugo, Dale Perez, Michael Jay Rebamontan, and Jay Romualdo.



Sign Up Now for the 6th Lamiraw Regional Creative Writing Workshop

By • Sep 14th, 2009 • Category: Arts, Events

Tweet I received an e-mail from Fhen a week ago regarding the 6th Lamiraw Regional Creative Writing Workshop which I’m posting below. They are now accepting applicants for this year’s workshop to be held on Nov. 4-7 in Calbayog City, Samar. If you’re interested in joining, click here to download the 6th Lamiraw Application Form. […]



2009 Borongan Fiesta Pictures

By • Sep 8th, 2009 • Category: Events

Tweet I’ve taken a few select pictures of  the 2009 Fiesta in Borongan, Eastern Samar, mostly of the prusisyon and the fireworks display courtesy of the hermano mayor, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hoffman (I’m not sure if I got the name right, though). To view the pictures I’ve taken, click on this link.



Preview photos of the 2009 Padul-ong Festival

By • Sep 7th, 2009 • Category: Arts, Events, Features, News

Tweet The 2009 Padul-ong Festival was held today at the Borongan Town Plaza wherein four schools competed for the P100,000 prize. The group from the Eastern Samar State University(ESSU)-Maydolong Campus bagged the top prize, followed by the Rayhak Han San Julian Group which won P75,000, with Sta. Fe National High School claiming the 3rd place […]



2nd meeting with Bishop Varquez concluded; Eastern Samar road issue remains hottest topic

By • Jul 13th, 2009 • Category: Events, News

Tweet The issue about the condition of the roads in Eastern Samar continued to be the most discussed topic during yesterday’s forum between Borongan Bishop Crispin Varquez and the Manila-based Eastern Samarenos. Participants continued to complain about the road situation in the province during the forum that talked about the Bishop’s pastoral work in the […]



Watch LIVE tomorrow: Bishop Varquez’ 2nd meeting with Manila-based Eastern Samarenos

By • Jul 11th, 2009 • Category: Announcements, Events, News

Tweet Diocese of Borongan Bishop Crispin Varquez will once again meet with Eastern Samarenos based in Metro Manila tomorrow, 4pm at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ Media Center. There are no news about the agenda of the meeting yet. If all plans push through, you may be able to watch the meeting LIVE […]