Biri Island Rock Formations is located off the northern coast of Samar Island. Other larger islands nearby are Talisay, Magesang, and Cagnipa. Biri Island is notable for a large number of unusual rock formations along the northern shore, facing the Philippine Sea.
In 2007, the Community-Based Mangrove Protection and Management project was implemented in Biri, funded by the Philippin ...
e Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation. The project aimed to contribute to the regeneration of the mangrove ecosystem by establishing a community-based mangrove management system. The project covered protection of 546 hectares and enhancement planting in 39 hectares.
In 2012, a non-profit organization, Biri Initiative Org., was registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. Its main objectives are to restore areas of coral reef damaged by illegal fishing methods, promote sustainable and environment-friendly methods of fishing, and encourage opportunities for alternative livelihoods, particularly for women. Wiki
Biri Island Rock Formations News
Chito Rono's "Signal Rock" is one of the entries in the recently concluded Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.
The film was set in the 1990s in Biri in Samar province, where cellphone signal is only available atop those precarious rock formations along the seashore.
The island has a calm and laid-back vibe, perfect for those seeking respite from the country's chaotic urban jungles.
Despite the lack of big buildings and establishments, visitors can avail of cheap yet comfortable accommodations at beachfront resorts.
The island is also perfect for adventure-seekers and nature lovers. One c ...
How to get to Biri Island:
Take a plane from Metro Manila to Tacloban City, Leyte (i.e. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and AirAsia).
Ride a taxi or jeepney to get to the terminal of vans/buses bound for the town of Allen, Northern Samar.
Transfer to a bus or van to reach Allen (travel time: 5 - 7 hours depending on traffic condition and number/duration of stop-overs).
Charter a tricycle to Lavezares Port.
Ride the public boat to Biri Island (travel time: 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on sea condition). You can hire a boat if you are travelling with a group.
Hire a motorc ...
Since the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched "ts More Fun in the Philippines" brand campaign in 2012, many of us have become more aware of the beauty that lies in our countryside. In fact, the amount of money we spend on traveling to local destinations has grown substantially.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), domestic travelers spent about P2.1 trillion in 2016, up by 19.1 percent from the P1.77 trillion recorded in 2015. The same data also indicated that domestic tourism expenditure accounted to close to 20 percent of a households final consumption exp ...
After my island hopping experience and swimming with the fishes at the sanctuary, I immediately packed my things and went to the Port of Matnog because I decided to go to Biri Island in Northern Samar. From Matnog, you need to take a boat going to Allen Port in Northern Samar with a travel time of 2 hours. Unfortunately, the next trip was at 4pm going to San Isidro Port. Only a cargo vessel was available at that time and the only option I had was to wait for the next schedule.
My solo ride around Samar Island has been one of the most memorable rides Ive done this year. I got to traverse through three provinces of (Western) Samar, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar. Since its the third largest island in the Philippines, its is a bit challenging getting around by public transportation. The main cities are geographically located far from each other and vans and jeeps dont leave regularly. Usually, you have to wait for public transport vehicles to get filled up with passengers, so getting from one place to another usually requires a lot of waiting time. Since my main purp ...
Ang laki pala ng Samar, I thought to myself as I drove along the highway on my way from Catbalogan City to Lavezares in Northern Samar. When I ride a van or a bus, I usually just sleep and wake up near my destination, so I dont really feel how far Ive gone. I get an inkling of distances when I plan my route on Googlemaps, but the kilometers on Samar island just felt longer than usual.