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  • N Samar Town Marks Agta Festival In Honor Of Sto Nino De Bobon

    More than 3,000 people witnessed this year's "Agta Festival" held this town in honor of Sto.Niño de Bobon.

    The yearly festival is held every January 8 with the batch members of the Bobon Central School year 1979-1980 and Bobon National High School year 1983-1984 as this year's "hermanos and hermanas."

    Susana Coloma, municipal tourism officer, said that the concelebrated mass was presided by Catarman Bishop Emmanuel Trance with co-celebrant Msgr. Gaspar Balerete, parish priest and was joined by other Catarman clergy and visiting priests.

    Seven "tribes" joined in this year's "Agta Fest ...

  • 48 Hours In Biri Island

    If you've been around the Philippines, it is easy to write off Biri Island as just another island in the country but I urge you to include this island on your itinerary when doing the Visayas Circuit. I'll tell you one thing, this island is special.

    What sets it apart from any other islands you've been are its gigantic rock formations. So huge that you'll feel dwarfed, crane your neck to see the end of it and have to walk far to get a rock formation on the screen of your phone or camera whole.

    It would be a tragedy if you have fear for heights as the view is best when standing on top of ...

  • DOT Counts On Local Governments To Attain Regional Tourism Growth

    DOT Eastern Visayas Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes was pleased that some local government units in the region had realized the contribution of tourism to economic development.

    But focusing on tourism is not an easy task as it requires proper planning to ensure that it will align to the overall objective of local governments.

    Last year, the tourism department assisted local government units in crafting their tourism master plan for 2017, incorporating their inputs in the regional tourism master plan.

    "We asked them if what their priorities are, how can we and the stakeholders hel ...

  • The Twin Rock Formation Of Biri Island Northern Samar

    On the day I visited this island town, I only visited and explored the rock formations in Magasang and Magsapad. Not only I was blessed on that day with a great weather but it was also low tide. Perfect to walk around the rock formations, marvel at their shapes and magnitude.

  • Uncover The Hidden Beauty Of Biri Rock Formation

    Uncover the 'hidden' beauty of Biri Rock Formation at Biri, Northern Samar. A work of art that took million years of architectural design carved by Mother Nature. A place where the beauty of nature and the discipline of its people is engaged in a symbiotic relationship towards conserving and protecting each other amidst the changing world and climate.

    The Biri Island rock formation is composed of four small, rocky islands located in that perilous area where the San Bernardino Strait meets the Pacific Ocean. The incredible strength of these natural forces has caused the islands to take on di ...

  • Biri Island Travel Guide 2016

    If I will have to stay in one place without doing anything – like literally just sitting and breathing, no internet and no gadgets, then it would be in the Island of Biri. The placid atmosphere, the strong waves of the Pacific and the scenic massive rock formations – it left me damn speechless. Oh wait, actually no, I remember saying "wooowww", like every 10 minutes! It's one of the many places here in the Philippines where you'll witness how nature works in mysterious, beautiful ways - just like love :)

    For the budget wanderlusters who are dying to go there, you have to read this blog ...