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Against all odds, Northern Samar rises as ecotourism wonder

CAPUL fortress-church

Northern Samar is a province on the margins, not just geographically but also (and most significantly) economically.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

A gem of ages: 7 island rock formations in Northern Samar

ROCK STAR Carved to perfection for thousands of years by crashing waves, whipping winds, fierce storms and tectonic movements, orchestrated no doubt by the Hand of God, rock formations of Biri Island in Northern Samar dwarf the visitors who can only stare at its stunning beauty. VICKY ARNAIZ/INQUIRER VISAYAS

From afar, the rocks resemble walls protecting this island-municipality from the ferocious waves of the Pacific Ocean and the San Bernardino Strait.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA helps preserve heritage of Laoang and Capul, Northern Samar


Islands are unique because of their biodiversity and their people’s ethnicity, culture and history. But without proper care, it may be difficult to help these communities retain their heritage and identity amid a sea of change.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No longer just storm country


Samar used to be synonymous with storms, while Northern Samar has some towns famous for coconut and fish produce, like San Antonio, also known as Dalupirit Island.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »