Guiuan, Eastern Samar is bringing good news anew. On September 24, 2015 the Office of the Municipal Agricultural Services (OMAS) of the town's local government unit staged its first ever Guiuan Fishers and Farmers Day. It was the first event of its kind, which gathered over 1,000 fisherfolk and farmers from across the coastal municipality. More importantly, it is a testament to the people's resilience and unwavering spirit – Guiuan is well recognized as one of the areas left most devastated by the ravages of 2013's Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Guiuan is one of the Foundation for the Philippi ...
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reiterated its warning to fishermen not to catch sea turtles following the capture of one last week in Marabut town.
DENR Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca issued a directive to field personnel to step up watch in coastal areas to ensure that people do not catch and slaughter endangered species like sea turtles locally known as pawikan.
"It's good that someone informed our forester who advised locals to release the captured pawikan back to the sea. Fishermen would have slaughtered the reptile if authorities were not inform ...
History of Almagro Island, Western Samar
During the early times, the first inhabitants of the island of Almagro called this island "Guang", which means matured bananas for the place was covered with banana plants. Several years later, a strong typhoon decimated the banana plants and the place was overrun by fast – growing talahib. The inhabitants then called the island Talahib.
In the mid – 18th century, the country was struck by a long drought. This drought was felt not only in Mindanao but throughout the Visayas. Severely hit were the provinces of Samar, Masbate, Cebu and Leyte. To ...