Eastern Samar opens sites to local tourists

Cyrain Cabuenas 05/02/2021

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar—As the province has been able to keep COVID-19 cases to a minimum, some municipalities and this capital city have started to reopen their doors to leisure travelers, albeit just from the province for…

Magellan’s graffiti: The Homonhon Rocks

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 03/24/2021

We reached Homonhon last week, three hours by motorized boat from Guiuan, Eastern Samar. From the port to the Magellan Landing Site in Cantilan meant a five-kilometer travel on a rough, rust-colored road — a sign of…

COVID-19 protocols to keep crowds small in events for 500 years of PH Christianity

Francis Tiu Sonco - @inquirerdotnet 03/01/2021

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar—Health protocols to prevent the spread of SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and which humans transmit, was likely to keep crowds small during the celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the…

LPA trough to bring rains in the first weekend of 2021 in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuanos will be greeting the first weekend of 2021 with rains and thunderstorms. This as the state weather bureau, on Saturday, January 2, announced that it is monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) located,…

Eastern Samar inmates not giving up on Christmas

Cyrain Cabuenas 12/06/2020

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, Philippines — Inmates of the Eastern Samar Provincial Jail (ESPJ) here usually look forward to the Christmas season, expecting more visitors to give them gifts or buy their handcrafted lanterns. But the coronavirus…

Pagasa: LPA east of Eastern Samar may intensify

Catherine Gonzales 08/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar may develop into a tropical depression in the next five to seven days, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said Wednesday. The LPA was…

LPA to bring cloudy skies, rainshowers in Bicol, most of Visayas, Mindanao

Catherine Gonzales 08/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area east of Eastern Samar will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in the Bicol Region and large portions of Visayas and Mindanao on Wednesday, according to the Philippine…

LPA, ITCZ to bring rains in parts of PH

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 07/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A low pressure area (LPA) embedded in the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is expected to bring rains over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on Tuesday, the weather bureau reported. The LPA was last spotted…

Sinulog Festival Queen 2020 on selling ‘biridbirid’: ‘No, I am not ashamed’

Immae Lachica 07/13/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—There is real beauty in humility. Sinulog Festival Queen  2020 Monika Afable showed netizens that even as a titleholder, she could still be herself in her hometown in Borongan City, Eastern Samar. Yesterday, Sunday,…

Rains, cloudy skies hover over Cebu as LPA, southwesterly winds persist

Rosalie Abatayo 06/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Low Pressure Area (LPA) and the southwesterly windflow continue to bring cloudy skies with scattered and widespread rains and thunderstorms in Cebu and most parts of the country. As of 3 p.m.…

LPA to bring rains in parts of PH on Wednesday — Pagasa

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 06/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Low Pressure Area (LPA) will bring scattered rains in Visayas, Mindanao, and parts of Luzon on Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). In its 4 a.m. weather…

Hunger stalks ‘Ambo’ survivors

Cyrain Cabuenas, Joey Gabieta 05/20/2020

BORONGAN CITY—Strong winds accompanying Typhoon “Ambo” (international name: Vongfong) ripped the roof off the house of Octavio and Merlyn Alcido in Barangay Balocawe, Oras, Eastern Samar, last week, but the couple and their children chose to remain…

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