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Eastern Samar: Gateway to the Philippine Discovery
Posted by Brando Dimagiba on 01/11/2011 10:49 AM

Eastern Samar’s main source of industry is in agriculture. Coconut is their primary crop along with cacao, tobacco, root crops, rice and corn. Natives who live near the coast are more engaged in the fishing businesses. People of Eastern Samar are very artistic. They are fond of making handicrafts such as abaca, buri, pineapple fiber and coconut husks.

Eastern Samareños are religious and devoted to their religion.  The Padul-ong Festival was celebrated in the town of Borongan in honor of their patron saint and the feast of Our Lady of Nativity.  This is a major religious ordinance performed by the townspeople.

This province is famous for Homonhon Island, Sohotan Cave, Kantican Island/Pearl Island, Hamorawon Spring and Calbigay Whitewater River.  For a real scuba diving experience and deep fishing, go to Sulangan Beach. If you want to see the view of the Pacific Ocean, do not go too far because Sapao Beach is just a few kilometers away from Guiuan town proper. If you are looking for a beach with white sand, Guintagican is the best place to swim, relax and enjoy.

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