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Council approves 15% fare hike in Borongan

By • Apr 13th, 2011 • Category: News

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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 […]



Complete list of 2010 Eastern Samar candidates

By • Mar 9th, 2010 • Category: News

Tweet Want to know the candidates for the entire province of Eastern Samar, and for each municipality? The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has made the list of candidates and their party affiliations available through their website. You may download the list of candidates on the links below: – List of Eastern Samar provincial candidates – […]



Tsunami from Chile earthquake hits Eastern Samar

By • Mar 1st, 2010 • Category: News

Tweet There were reports of the tsunami from the earthquake in Chile hitting the shores of Eastern Samar yesterday, including Borongan. Some personal accounts from several Facebook pages reported that a huge wave almost covered the entire Borongan port. There were also videos of the waters reaching the Borongan sea wall, which sea water doesn’t […]



Potholes in Region 8 to be eliminated

By • Feb 24th, 2010 • Category: News

Tweet Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Director Angelito Twano recently stated that all potholes in national highways will be eliminated during the dry season.



Eastern Visayas may be next tourist spot

By • Feb 24th, 2010 • Category: News

Tweet The Department of Tourism is currently assisting the Eastern Visayas region to become the next major tourism destination in the Philippines. This is according to an interview by Joey Gabieta of The Philippine Daily Inquirer with Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano. One of the major attractions would be Calicoan Island in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, […]



Cocaine Bricks Seized in Llorente, Eastern Samar

By • Dec 23rd, 2009 • Category: News

Tweet Cocaine bricks were reportedly seized off the coast of Mina-anod in Llorente, Eastern Samar yesterday. According to authorities from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the bricks could be a part of the 1 ton cocaine shipment from South America to Hong Kong.



Borongan, 15 Other Municipalities Declared Cities

By • Dec 23rd, 2009 • Category: News

Tweet Borongan is a city one again. The Supreme Court has recently reversed its ruling on the issue of the cityhood of Borongan and 15 other municipalities. In a vote of 6-4, Supreme Court Justices have declared constitutional the Cityhood Law or Republic Acts that converted 16 municipalities into cities. Read more about this news […]



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.



Complete List of 2010 Municipal Candidates in Borongan, Eastern Samar

By • Dec 9th, 2009 • Category: News

Tweet Here’s the complete list of the municipal candidates for the 2010 elections in Borongan. From the Record Book – Borongan, E. Samar Certificate of Candidacy For the May 10, 2010 Elections As of Dec. 1, 2009 – 11:40PM