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Clan Mentality

By • Apr 11th, 2011 • Category: Features

Tweet In the province of Eastern Samar, the word clan is a common fixture to a surname printed on streamers hanged for the annual family reunions. But these days, try asking young people in Borongan about what a “clan” is and they will most likely relate the word to text messaging and group messaging. As […]



Homonhon: 49 decades of hospitality

By • Apr 6th, 2011 • Category: Features

Tweet When the seas are rough, it takes almost four hours to get to the island of Homonhon from the port of Guiuan. The island, composed of eight barangays is not only popular for expert sea-farers and dried fish; it is also where the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, with his Spanish crew first landed on […]



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



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.



Old Eastern Samar Church

By • Jul 26th, 2010 • Category: Features

Tweet If I were to ask you to identify the church in the photo above, would you be able to recognize it? Probably not. That is until you see how it looks like today. Read on for the photo of the current church…



Eastern Samarenos Love Basketball

By • May 20th, 2010 • Category: Features

Tweet There’s no better proof to that claim than the summer league that’s held in most of Eastern Samar’s towns. I was able to catch a game at the Borongan plaza one summer afternoon, and I’ve made a quick photo essay of it. So if you’re a basketball fanatic as many Eastern Samarenos, then please […]



The History of Eastern Samar Towns and Churches

By • Nov 9th, 2009 • Category: Features

Tweet If you’re into history, then I’m sure you’ll love to read Msgr. Lope Robredillo’s pieces on the history of towns and churches of Eastern Samar. His pieces are lengthy, but very informative. So whether you are an Eastern Samareno wanting learn about your roots, or a history buff wishing to learn more about Eastern […]



Love Letter (Version 1)

By • Nov 5th, 2009 • Category: Arts, Commentary, Features

Tweet (It was our encounter that brought me this feeling. A feeling that I cannot fully express due to the constraints imposed to me by the norms of society – ethics…) dearest 26van, i don’t go with stationeries to add some juice to this letter. no greetings that would make your heart scream. no formalities to […]



Street/Straight to Success

By • Oct 21st, 2009 • Category: Arts, Features

Tweet This street I’ll walk onto away from you For me to be closer to your silence.



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 […]