Samar News

  • Langun Gobingob Cave Getting Inside The Largest Cave In The Philippines

    It's my dream to explore all the greatest places in the Philippines, including the highest mountain (Mt. Apo in Mindanao), the largest waterfall (Aliwagwag Falls in Davao Oriental), the cleanest lake (Kayangan Lake in Palawan) and the biggest cave in the country (Langun Gobingob Caves in the island of Samar).

    As a native of Samar who was born in Catbalogan City, Langun Gobingob caves in Calbiga came first as my target. So when cave master Joni Bonifacio of Trexplore the Adventures invited me to join a 1 day caving in Calbiga Caves last September 24, I did not hesitate to say YES!

    I have ...

  • Philippine Eagle Finds A Home In E. Visayas

    Eastern Visayas can be considered as Philippine Eagle territory after confirmation that the national bird has made a home in the islands of Leyte and Samar.

    Leonardo Sibbaluca, regional director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 8 office (DENR-8), based here, said a Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) was first spotted in Paranas, Samar, on June 15, 1896 by British naturalist John Whitehead.

    Sibbaluca said the presence of the eagle in the forests of Samar was also reported in the early 1980s. Sightings of the bird in 1997 prompted President Joseph Estrad ...

  • 5 Must-Visit Caving Sites In The Philippines

    Samar has been dubbed as the Caving Capital of the Philippines but the Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape (what was formerly known as the Callao Cave National Park) in Cagayan has 300 cave systems, the most popular of which is the Callao Cave. These are just the documented caves, by the way. Who knows how many caves are there waiting to be discovered?

    But among the caves that we know of, which are the best ones to visit? Here's a look at five:

    Sohoton Cave

    Part of the Sohoton Natural Bridge Natural Park, the cathedral-shaped caves is best accessed when the tide is low. The c ...

  • Tarangnan Samar A Place Unspoiled Perfectly Suited For The Modern Tourist

    One of the wonders in the province of Samar, Philippines is the fourth-class municipality of Tarangnan. This is located in the western coast of the province and southeast of the town of Bangahon and north of Catbalogan, the capital of Samar province. The municipality was able to secure its own hospital as inaugurated in 1982. This caters to health services and augmented by the extension workers of the Rural Health Unit.

    Brief History

    The municipality of Tarangnan has been the first settlement of the missionaries of the Jesuit during the 17th century. Although Tinago was the first cabecer ...

  • Spelunking In Samar Lobo Cave

    Just like exploring a new dungeon in a video game, there's something so fulfilling about spelunking or exploring caves in real life.

    You have to navigate through small tunnels and chambers, find the best route so that you don't hurt yourself, come face to face with creatures like bats and snakes and overcome all the obstacles in the dark to find the cave exit. It's not as glamorous as Lara Croft makes it look, but it's one of the most fun and exhilarating adventures you can do. Particularly if you're in Samar, the Caving Capital of the Philippines.

    Of the three caves in Samar I've visite ...

  • New Firm Promotes Eastern Visayas Tourism

    Printing shop and rent-a-car business owner Rhoel Ladrera and friends Jadway Go and Wowie Veloso, who share the same passion in marketing the region's tourism, recently launched the Aqua Momentum Company in this city.

    Aqua Momentum is promoting Tacloban City with the San Juanico speedboat tour. It will showcase the beautiful San Juanico strait and the San Juanico bridge, the longest in Southeast Asia at 2.16km length.

    "We will let the tourists experience history by landing at Red Beach in Palo, Leyte just like General Douglas MacArthur did in World War II liberation. Then an excursion fo ...