From vendor to mayor in town in Eastern Samar

Francis Tiu Sonco 05/14/2022

BORONGAN CITY—Tired of the town’s old political faces and big names, vegetable vendor Rodrigo Rivera decided to run for mayor as an independent candidate and challenged a political giant in Dolores town in Eastern Samar province. Rivera…

Cebuana moto vlogger Jet Lee goes surfing in Guiuan

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/20/2022

CEBU, Philippines — Cebuana moto vlogger Ma. Rica Cabarrubias, more known as Jet Lee, definitely had a great summer vacation in Eastern Samar. Jet Lee recently went surfing in Guiuan, Eastern Samar as seen in a video…

Tropical Storm Agaton strands Holy Week travelers

Tina G. Santos 04/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — More than a thousand passengers were stranded after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) canceled boat trips beginning Saturday due to Tropical Storm Agaton (international name: Megi), which intensified upon making landfall in Eastern Samar…

Signal No. 2 in parts of Samar, Dinagat Islands as ‘Agaton’ intensifies into storm

Gilbert Gaviola 04/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) number 2 was raised over the southern part of Eastern Samar, Samar and  Dinagat Islands as “Agton” intensified into a tropical storm on Sunday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical…

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…

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