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  • San Juanico Bridge In The Island Of Samar And Leyte

    Road trip in San Juanico Bridge in the Island of Samar and Leyte.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Crossing San Juanico Bridge From Leyte To Samar

    The light rain, while our plane lands on the runway of Tacloban Airport, brought qualms in visiting the first item on my schedule that weekend. It was my first time in Eastern Visayas region and paying homage to San Juanico Bridge, the longest bridge in the country, was the first thing I planned to do. Not just simply taking a picture with the bridge on the background, but to walk the whole stretch of it.

    The jeepney commute available from the airport goes directly to the Tacloban City Land Transport Terminal located in Barangay Abucay. I searched for the van heading to Basey, Samar and I w ...

  • Reflections From San Juanico Bridge

    It was more than a decade ago when I first set foot in Tacloban.

    I was a high school student and I qualified for a national writing competition which was held in the city. It was my first airplane ride, first travel without my family, and first time to be away from home for a week.

    It was an experience that has become possible by being a student writer.

    I loved Tacloban, its people and its spectacular view of the sea. One of the most memorable for me was seeing the famous San Juanico Bridge for the first time, the structure that connects the provinces of Samar and Leyte. It was Novemb ...

  • Urban Legend The Bloody Secret Of The Longest Bridge In The Philippines

    Have you ever wondered why the San Juanico Bridge has stood the test of time?

    The San Juanico Bridge is said to be the longest bridge in the Philippines. The bridge is also known as a symbol of love by Waraynons which connects the sister islands of Samar and Leyte. It is a gift of Ferdinand Marcos, former President of the Philippines, to his spouse Imelda who is a native of Leyte Province.

    The 4-year construction of San Juanico Bridge started in 1969 and costs $21.9 million.

    But did you know that there's a story about what the secret mixture in its foundation is? An urban legend or no ...