Eastern Samar Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Eastern Samar province within Region VIII in the Republic of The Philippines
Arteche | Balangiga | Balangkayan | Can-Avid | Dolores | General Macarthur | Giporlos | Guiuan | Hernani | Jipapad | Lawaan | Llorente | Maslog | Maydolong | Mercedes | Oras | Quinapondan | Salcedo | San Julian | San Policarpo | Sulat | Taft
Cities in Eastern Samar: Borongan City (Capital)
Seal of the Province of Eastern Samar
|Interactive Google Satellite Map of the Province of Eastern Samar|
Eastern Samar Province within The Philippines
Provincial Capitol Building of Samar
Church of Balangiga
|St. Paul and St. Peter Church in Guiuan|
Eastern Samar Province, Philippines
- Eastern Samar is a 2nd class province, has 22 Municipalities, 1 City, and 597 barangays.
Location of Eastern Samar, Philippines
- 11.6667° N, 125.5000° E - Eastern Samar, Coordinates
- Eastern Samar is located in Eastern Visayas within Region VIII
History of Eastern Samar, Philippines
- This article from the LGU of Eastern Samar Province
Eastern Samar became an independent province by virtue of Republic Act No. 4221 which Congress approved on June 19, 1965 dividing the then existing old province of Samar into three separate provinces, namely; Northern Samar, Western Samar (subsequently renamed Samar) and Eastern Samar. A plebiscite held simultaneously with the November 1965 general elections upheld the conversion of Eastern Samar into a separate province.
In 1967 the newly created province elected its first set of officials and on January 2, 1968, the provincial board had its inaugural session in the Borongan Town Hall which served as the temporary provincial capitol. Eight months later, the formal inauguration of the new province of Eastern Samar took place.
Before its existence as an independent province, places which now form part of Eastern Samar played important roles in the history of our country.
It was in Eastern Samar where Ferdinand Magellan landed in Homonhon Island in the town of Guiuan on March 16, 1521, in what is now officially recognized as the discovery of the Philippines by the Western World. Magellan called the place Zamal.
Sustained contact with Western civilization occurred as early as 1596. Jesuit missionaries worked their way from the western coast of the island of Samar and established mission centers in what is now Eastern Samar territory.
On September 28, 1901, Filipino rebels in the town of Balangiga attacked and almost wiped out American troops billeted in the municipal building and church convent. Now known in history books as the “Balangiga Massacre Day," the incident triggered a ruthless pacification campaign by US forces aimed at turning the entire island of Samar into a "howling wilderness." It was during this campaign that American soldiers took the Balangiga Bells from the Balangiga church as war trophies. The bells remain on display at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
On October 17, 1944, US Army rangers landed on the island of Suluan in Guiuan where they fought their first battle on Philippine territory three days before Gen. Douglas MacArthur stormed the beaches of Leyte.
People of Eastern Samar, Philippines
- Eastern Samar Population (as of 2010 census)= 428,877
- Eastern Samar Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 405,114
Registered Voters per COMELEC (2010)= 216,169
- Elected officials of Eastern Samar for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Eastern Samar: Nicart, Conrado Jr. Basada - LIBERAL PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Eastern Samar: Picardal, Marcelo Ferdinand Abogado - LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO
- House Representative of Eastern Samar: Congressman Ben Pagaran Evardone - LIBERAL PARTY
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Suyot, Byron Macabasag
- Balase, Peregerio Roncales
- Montallana, Joji Norombaba
- Cabato, Celestino Apigo
- Alvarez, Karen Domingo
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Cabacaba, Gorgonio Baguis
- Abuda, Jonas Bernardo
- Goteesan, Maria Caridad Sison
- Cablao, Nestorio Ogania
- Baldono, Jenny Galo
- Elected officials of Eastern Samar for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Eastern Samar: Conrado Basada Nicart Jr.
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Eastern Samar: Christopher S. Projemo Gonzales
- House Representative of Eastern Samar:Ben Pagaran Evardone
- Provincial Board Members of Eastern Samar:
- Elected officials of Eastern Samar for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Eastern Samar for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Eastern Samar for the term of 2007-2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Eastern Samar
Businesses in Eastern Samar, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
- Possible Businesses
- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Eastern Samar, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free.
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Eastern Samar, Philippines
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- List the Mosques or Masjid in Eastern Samar here.
- List the Catholic churches and chapels in Eastern Samar here.
- List the Methodist churches in Eastern Samar here.
- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Eastern Samar here.
- List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Eastern Samar here.
- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Eastern Samar here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Eastern Samar here.
- List the Baptist churches in Eastern Samar here.
Schools in Eastern Samar, Philippines
School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education
The name of your school in Eastern Samar can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.
Economy of Eastern Samar, Philippines
- If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Eastern Samar you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Eastern Samar, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.
If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Eastern Samar, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
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Natural Resources of Eastern Samar, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Eastern Samar, Philippines
- Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Eastern Samar in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Eastern Samar. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
- Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Eastern Samar landmarks here.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Eastern Samar, Philippines
Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Eastern Samar.
- Philippines, Russia forge new aviation deal
- Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines and Russia have inked a new air services agreement, expanding the number of flights between the two countries.
- The air services talks were held in Moscow from July 22 to 23 ........ Full Story»
- PH to ‘greatly benefit’ from IT trade accord
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:35 pm
- PHILIPPINE trade officials hailed the decision of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to eliminate the tariffs on a total of 201 products being manufactured under the information technology (IT) sector.
- The decision follows an accord reached by 54 WTO members last July 18 and was confirmed in a meeting held last July 24 at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Officials of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the accord will greatly benefit the Philippines ........ Full Story»
- Over 30 records established in Speedo long course national swim
- Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Jules Ong, Hannah Dato, Axel Ngui and Kirsten Chloe Daos led the assault on swim marks as they dominated the sixth Speedo Long Course National Championships at the Rizal Memorial Complex in Manila recently.
- Ong, last year’s Milo Outstanding Athlete awardee and a Palarong Pambansa veteran, set four new records, including a 2:17.72 clocking in the 200m free, while Dato, a former Milo Little Olympics best swimmer, recorded three marks 800m free (9:27.37), 100m free (0:59.35) and 400m free (4:34.37) ................................ Full Story»
Eastern Samar Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
- This table is Sortable by City/Municipality or by ZipCode
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|6805||Gen. MacArthur||Eastern Samar|
|6814||San Julian||Eastern Samar|
|6821||San Policarpio||Eastern Samar|
Eastern Samar, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
The oldest living man or woman in Eastern Samar, Philippines
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