Leyte News

  • Wounded Sea Turtle Rescued In Leyte

    A wounded sea turtle was rescued by a fisherman Wednesday morning in Barangay Cogon, Palo, Leyte.

    Rolando Magbanua said he was about to keep his fishnets when he saw the sea turtle trapped inside the net.

    He immediately brought the wounded sea turtle to safety, while residents reported the incident to the Protected Area and Wildlife Coastal Zone Management office at Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) - Palo.

    The sea turtle was examined and documented by a staff before it was immediately released back to the seawater.

    According to Dended Conceras of CENRO, it ...

  • The Pinoy Is A Maya

    The Maya Pula should be restored as the Pilipino national bird.

    Symbols such as these are important, because they represent the heart and soul that drive a nation and its people.

    Thus, when Fidel Ramos decreed that henceforth, the Philippine Eagle should be the Filipino national bird instead of the lowly Maya Pula, many Filipinos were heartened.

    Already suffering from a depressed national psyche as the derided The Sick Man of Asia in a sea of roaring Economic Tigers, the Haring Ibon's appointment was a timely boost to the Pinoy's bruised national garbo.

    Here, at last, was a symbol ...

  • Powdery Sandbar Once Wiped By Yolanda Is Voted As Amazing In PH

    Basking under the sun in Kalanggaman Island!

    Just an hour after departing from the pick-up point in Tapilon Wharf, Daanbantayan, the group watched the deep blue waters of the Visayan Sea begin to transform into a crystal-clear shade of turquoise, revealing a rich marine life beneath. Slowly too we watched as the previously distant island on the horizon began to get loftier in our sights. And there it was – a long, extended isle of green coconut palms and amazing white sand glistening in the turquoise waters. A part of the municipality of Palompon, Kalanggaman Island and with its crystal c ...

  • A Hardcore Pinay Teacher Is The Most Unlikely Hero Of World War II

    Did you know that the revolution in Eastern Visayas during World War II was led by a school teacher?

    During World War II, female guerillas made history as they fought for the counrty's liberty, one of them was Nieves Fernandez.

    Female freedom fighters are not new to the Philippines. If you know Nay Isa, she was called the "Joan of Arc of the Visayas" because she picked up her arms and fought for our freedom against the American and Spanish armies. Then in World War II, she funded the Filipino guerillas that fought against the Japanese by selling all her properties.

    During World War II ...

  • Kalanggaman Ormoc And Tacloban Trip

    Invading some part of Leyte. Island of Kalanggaman, Lake Danao of Ormoc, MacArthur Park of Tacloban, San Juanico Bridge of Tacloban and San Rafael's farm of Leyte in just 3 days last Sept 1-3 2016, in a budget of 3,577 pesos only.

  • Canigao Island A Splendid Tropical Idyll In Matalom Leyte

    My life as an adventurer has been, for the past couple of months, a series of hikes and nature trips. From the unforgettable trek in Badian to my casual hikes in Buhisan, these recent outdoor trips have been nothing short of amazing and spectacular. And yet, for all the fun and excitement I've had with my recent hikes, I was still yearning for a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea. Luckily for me, I was treated by my girlfriend, Rabbie, and her sister, Ruby, to a sweet tropical escape on Canigao Island last weekend. To make things even better, we were accompanied by their humorous cousin, Noel, wh ...