Samar News

  • Cave Developed As Evacuation Site In Samar

    Residents of Marabut town learned the importance of disaster preparedness the hard way after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) obliterated their coastal villages, killing 23 people in its wake.

    Without a designated evacuation site, the people sought shelter in the different caves in the coastal villages of Tinabanan, Calauayan, and Veloso. Since then, local authorities have sought to identify and develop safe evacuation sites for coastal communities.

    "We can't just ignore natural disasters and this is now part of our landscape. This may happen anytime and they may be as devastating as Typho ...

  • The Appeal Of Appendicula Species

    It seems that the majority of orchid lovers like to look at big flowers. This makes sense as these large flowers are very easy to observe. But we need to take the time to look at the miniature flowers too, because these blooms are just as lovely as their larger relatives. In this article, we want to introduce you to some of the smaller flowered species. None of the flowers mentioned here is bigger than 6 mm across the widest point of the flower.

    The genus Appendicula was established by Dr. Carl Blume, in 1825, in his Bijdragen from plants collected in Java. The generic name is from the Lati ...

  • National Bird Of Philippines Philippine Eagle Interesting Facts About Philippine Eagle

    TThe national bird of Philippine is Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) has not managed to rid itself of the threats that have brought it to the verge of extinction, and is in critical danger of extinction.For its few specimens and the alarming speed of disappearance, it is considered one of the rarest birds in the world and is in serious danger of extinction.

    Philippines national bird

    The national bird of Philippine is raptor critically endangered according to IUCN criteria because they have an extremely small population as a result of the extremely rapid decline that has occurred ...

  • Memories Of Calbiga Langun-Gobingob Caves

    Langun – Gobingob Caves
    Calbiga, Samar

    Dubbed as the biggest cave system in the Philippines, the Calbiga Caves of Samar covers some 2,968 hectares, filled with giant columns and unique formations complex enough to be the country's largest and Southeast Asia's second.

    Calbiga Cave System is made up of 12 known caves, probably more are still undiscovered. The most popular is the stretch of Langun and Gobingob Caves that can be explored in a day.

    Along with my adventure buddies Migs and Dan, we explored Calbiga Caves last year and spent four hours inside, from Gobingob Cave to Langun ...

  • Tacloban Community Embarks On Massive Mangrove Reforestation

    A community in Tacloban City is eyeing to plant 18,000 mangrove trees every year to reforest its coastal area and raise the income of fishermen.

    Japan-based Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have forged partnership to set up a permanent mangrove nursery.

    Paraiso village chief Jan Michael de Veyra asked residents to help protect the mangrove forest in their community.

    The project helps people realize the value of mangrove not only in protecting communities from big waves, but also in reviving the mari ...

  • Mamanwa Tribe In Leyte Helps Protect Philippine Eagle

    The Mamanwa tribe living in Barangay Kagbana, this town, is helping in the protection of the national bird.

    Bernal Managbanag, the chieftain of the tribe in an interview during the second Mahagnao outdoor festival, held here recently, confirms the presence of the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyii) in their village saying that the big bird "can carry a wild piglet weighing 10 to 15 kilos."

    He added that they observe that eagle also eats snakes, monkeys, weasel and other animals.

    The members of the Mamanwa participated in the festival that promoted environmental conservation, pro ...