Santa Margarita News
The moment the music was played, it was as if my heart jumped with surprise and joy.
"That song…that dance."
It was the familiar song, my mom used to play every morning when I was little. Then I understood everything the first time I witnessed my relatives danced to the tune of this song in one family reunion.
All I knew was it was named Kuratsa (or Curacha),a native dance in the islands of Samar and Leyte. And being born in the province of Northern Samar, I am not just aware of this, this song also traced back to my roots.
We were at the old church of St. Michael the Archangel i ...
Bikers from different places in Samar province took part in the "Pedal Para sa Kalikasan," an activity advocating the preservation of environment.
The "Pedal Para sa Kalikasan" was launched in this city on Sunday and was led by Samar Off Road Bikers Association (Sorba). It was a bicycle fun ride activity in coordination with the "Tour of the Fireflies," which will be simultaneously conducted with other group of bikers in big cities in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.
According to Sorba, the advocacy fun ride is not a race but a parade encouraging more people on bicycles and an activity prom ...
Now and then when reading reports of the "Yolanda" rehabilitation work, we come across the name of a small town in Southern Samar, and we are happy to realize the town lives on outside of history texts. It hasn't disappeared into history's shadows. The town is Balangiga where 113 years ago on Sept. 28 the people of the town??"farmers, town officials, merchants, landed people and landless tenants??"rose up against the occupying American army.
This was the only town in the entire country where the civilian population attacked veteran infantry men. Some 75 US soldiers died in the attack or wer ...