A total of 53 fishermen who are members of the San Antonio Fisherfolks Association, this town, were given motorized fishing bancas with fishing gears to restore their livelihood which they lost to supertyphoon Yolanda.
The motorized fishing bancas were awarded in simple rites at the shoreline of Barangay San Antonio. Rev. Fr. Rex M. Ibañez, priest In-charge of San Antonio de Padua Mission Center, blessed the motorized fishing bancas and fishing gears.
The fisherfolks were organized for a "bayanihan" system in boat building as well as in the fabrication of their fishing gears. On the oth ...
The Manaragat Festival of Catbalogan, Samar performance during the Samar Day Festivals 2014.
Manaragat is a month-long festival celebrated by the people of Catbalogan City, Samar.
The Manaragat Festival honors the patron saint of Catbalogan City, St. Bartholomew. The locals believed that the miraculous saint keeps the Maqueda Bay rich in marine resources making it as the main fishing ground of Samar province.
The fishing industry is part of Catbalogan's history. In Catbalogan, a fisherman is called "manaragat" in the local dialect. Thus, the festival is also a tribute to all the fishermen. Their catch for the day is the city's great source of income.
The Manaragat festival de ...