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The first and only community blog about the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. With news, literature and a lot more.

Posts Tagged ‘Eastern Samar’

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

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 […]

Post Your Messages on Quickly!

By • Jun 30th, 2010 • Category: Announcements

Tweet If you’d like to post a message on the site without having to go through the hassle of creating an account, you can now do so at the Eastern Samar Community Blog’s Soundboard. It’s practically a guest book where you can leave your comments, ask your fellow visitors questions, start discussions, and more. Visit […]

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 […]


By • Apr 14th, 2010 • Category: Arts

Tweet Photo taken in Bato, Borongan, Eastern Samar, April 11, 2010.

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 […]

Rainy Day Stories

By • Apr 29th, 2009 • Category: Arts

Tweet If there’s another thing I would associate with Eastern Samar apart from the beaches, the notorious roads and consistent power outages, then it would be the rain. Anybody who lived in Eastern Samar for a significant period knows how the weather here can turn from good to bad in a short time. After all, […]

Eastern Samar’s 2008 Year-ender

By • Dec 31st, 2008 • Category: Events, News

Tweet Among the headline-grabbing events that occurred in the Eastern Samar region in the year that is to end: (The lines quoted here are taken from the write-ups of Ced Solidon and Joey Gabieta to mention a few.)