6:00 o’clock A.M.




This year, as the Civic –Military Parade joins the Lechon Parade and Interschool Marching Band Competition on September 6, the assembly areas will be ESNCHS Campus and Capitol Grounds.

The Committee shall adapt the agency clustering from the previous years. This year however, all Civic-Military Parade participants shall utilize the Capitol Grounds as assembly area, and all Marching Bands and Lechon entries shall assemble at the ESNCHS Campus.

Markers shall be positioned in the areas designated to the different clusters. Parade Marshalls shall be stationed in each area to guide and assist parade participants find their area assignments.

Copies of the Order of Parade shall be distributed to all participating agencies for guidance.

The Parade shall follow the old processional route:

from Barangay ALANG-ALANG
right on ABENIS Street
left on F. ABELLA Street
left on CINCO
straight to CAMPESAO ROAD

but will take a detour turning

The Marching Band Competitions and judging for the best tasting Borongan lechon shall immediately follow upon arrival at the plaza.

The Parade shall start at exactly 6:00 o’clock in the morning.
Cassava cake is a traditional Filipino dish made from grated Cassava and baked with sweet and creamy coconut and condensed milk. This soft and sweet dessert can be seen sold in streets from early afternoons, served in fiestas, or right at home for a hearty meriyenda.
Photo: Tita Remys Cassava Cake

Cassava cake is a dish that has been passed down from generation to generation, but the method and the taste remains the same. Satisfy your sweet cravings now with this quick and very easy Cassava Cake Recipe!


For the cake:
  • 2 packs (16 oz)  grated cassava
  • 1 can (14oz) condensed milk
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 bottle (12 oz) macapuno strings (use only 1/2 bottle, the other 1/2 for topping)
For the topping:
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 1/2 can evaporated milk or 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 bottle macapuno strings

Cooking Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Prepare a baking pan and grease with butter. Set aside.
  • Combine all cake ingredients in a deep bowl. Make sure every ingredients are well combined.
  • Transfer to the greased baking tray.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Combine all topping ingredients in a bowl.
  • Pour-in over to the top of the baked cassava.
  • Bake for another 15-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Serve warm. Enjoy!
Source: PinoyCookingRecipes.com
Image: AngSarap.net

Taft More Fun in Eastern Samar
By: Taft Tourism Council / Nards Balmes

By: The Spacewalk Junkie

✈️๐Ÿ›ณ๐ŸšŒ How to get to Eastern Samar:

๐Ÿ“Œ Option 1:
>Take a plane from Metro Manila to Tacloban City, Leyte (i.e. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and AirAsia).
>Hail a cab or ride a public jeepney to get to the terminal of vans bound for Eastern Samar in Tacloban City.
>Travel by van en route to the towns of Eastern Samar.

๐Ÿ“Œ Option 2:
>Ride a bus (i.e. DLTB and Philtranco) plying the Manila-Matnog, Sorsogon route (travel time: 15-16 hours depending on traffic condition and number of stop-overs).
>At Matnog Port, take the RORO ferry (travel time: 1-2 hours depending on sea condition) then travel by bus or van to get to Tacloban City (travel time: 5-7 hours). You can also ask the driver to drop you off at the town of Sta. Rita by the foot of San Juanico Bridge and wait for vans bound for Eastern Samar. However, the vans are usually full most of the time since they're coming from Tacloban City.

๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ๐Ÿšด Sites to explore/Activities:

>Waterfall circuit in Lawaan (Ban-awan, Amanjuray, Amandaraga and Pangi)  – ride a van bound for Guiuan and alight at the town proper of Lawaan (travel time: 1-1.5 hours). The trek to get to the four waterfalls takes about 3-6 hours depending on your pace.

>Locsoon Cave and Jagnaya Beach of Salcedo – ride a van bound for Guiuan and alight at the town proper of Salcedo (travel time: 2.5 – 3 hours). Hire a tricycle that will take you to Locsoon and Jagnaya.

>Linao Cave and beaches of Calicoan Island, Guiuan – ride a van bound for Guiuan (travel time: 3 – 3.5 hours). At the town proper, hire a tricycle that will take you to Linao Cave and the beaches of Calicoan.

>Divinubo Island of Borongan City – ride a van bound for Borongan (travel time: 3.5 – 4 hours). At the city proper, hire a tricycle that will take you to the small port of Barangay Lalawigan. Ride the public boat to get to Divinubo Island. You can also charter the boat if you are travelling with a group to save on time.

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“Œ Tips/Reminders:
>Always check the weather first if you plan on exploring the waterfalls of Lawaan. The trail to get to Ban-awan Falls is not advisable for first-timers. Bring enough hydration.
>Waterproof your belongings if you will be going to Linao Cave. Your stuff might get wet especially if it’s high tide.
>Expect rain and rough sea condition during monsoon season (June-February).

☎️ Contacts:
>Waterfalls of Lawaan: Bryan Gacho (09272234795) - he can guide you to the waterfalls of Lawaan.
>Jagnaya Beach and Locsoon Cave: Kuya Allan (09474380855) – he is a tricycle driver from Guiuan and you can also hire him to get to Linao Cave and beaches of Calicoan.
>Linao Cave and Calicoan beaches: Kuya Jayson (09056038451) – he will accompany you to Linao Cave.
>Divinubo Island Tour Guide: Kuya Ramil (09216017828)

***You can message me anytime if you have questions. Follow me on Facebook and instagram.com/backpackingphilippines for more travel primers in the Philippines.

"The experiences of a traveler can be described as a macrocosmic explosion of colors, lights and sounds in a kaleidoscopic array or spectrum within the traveller's spatiotemporal continuum." - The Spacewalk Junkie
Locsoon Cave - Salcedo E. Samar
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Linao Cave, Calicoan, Guiuan E. Samar
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Linao Cave, Calicoan Guiuan E. Samar
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Amandaraga Falls - Lawaan E. Samar
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Jagnaya Beach Salcedo E. Samar
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Gepuro-e Divinubo Island, Borongan E. Samar
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Jagnaya Beach - Salcedo E. Samar
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Amanfaraga Falls - Lawaan E. Samar
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Amandaraga Falls - Lawaan E. Samar
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Liliputan, San Julian E. Samar
Photo Credit: Neil Alejandro Pinarok

(San Policarpo, Sinirangan Samar)
By: Franklin Robedizo

hin-o ba an diri matagusya?
ha imo maanyag nga basud
matin-aw nga mga lurang
nasirong han daw bukid nga kabatoan
gipaw han  isda ha tangkulan
mga poroton ha bakulod nagsasasarang,

mga dayo tugob hin kalipayan
pamati han huni han katamsihan
ha mga sanga han puno han talisay
mga  kulalapnit na kulimbiyaw
ha iya bunga na kinisamkisam
maalin nga  halo, ibid denhi kaurugan hin kikit-an,

pagkulyanap han kagab-ihon
mga bitoon daw bukatkat ha kalangitan
an hiyom han malamrag nga bulan
giya han mga paragkawil, paragpanlo
bitbit an sirilya ha linaw ngan ha tangpi ha tangkulan,

kanas kanas han balud
tikang han pusod han dagat pasipiko
waray hunong nga napusa ha mga kabatoan
mga bura nagpapatsarang
tigda hinihigop balik ha sidsid han kadagatan,,

An Isla Apiton yana kinikilala na
dinadayo, hinihingyap
tuminungnong man o bisita
ini nga natural manggad
aton sadang ikadasig ngan padayon nga tipigan ta.

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By Dr. Rolando O. Borrinaga

A fossilized structure that looks like the mouth-bone part of an ancient dinosaur has surfaced in Eastern Samar.

The discovery was brought to my attention through some photos posted in my Facebook message box by Jerald Torillo, my former student (34th batch) at the U.P. Manila School of Health Sciences in Palo, Leyte.

A native of Hernani, Eastern Samar, Jerald is now doing return service as recipient of a slot in the Midwifery Scholarship Program in the Philippines (MSPP) of the Department of Health (DOH) at his hometown’s Rural Health Unit.

The fossil is embedded on the limestone ceiling of a cave in the Canhugas Nature Park, located near the beach in Brgy. Nagaja, one-half kilometer northeast of the poblacion of Hernani, which is being developed by the municipal government since last year.

Jerald said he has bathed in the sea of the area since childhood. But the cave was always a prohibitive place, because it was overgrown with thickets and believed to be the abode of snakes and other harmful creatures.

But last month, the cave was cleaned up of debris and vegetation, and the fossil came into view last week.

One straight edge of the fossil presents what looks like the serrated teeth of an ancient animal, presumably a dinosaur.

A famous earliest live footage of a storm surge brought in by Supertyphoon Yolanda on November 8, 2013 was filmed in Hernani. It showed about four meters of storm surge waters rampaging through the town and destroying buildings and structures along their paths.

The subsequent clean up and rehabilitation processes after the disaster seemed to have helped surface this ancient fossil.

I am presenting this issue in my Facebook for the consideration of interested experts in the scientific community. Is this find a real fossil? If so, of what animal or dinosaur species does it belong to?

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