Discover Calbayog City

Calbayog City is designated a first class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. It is located along the western coastal region in the Calbayog governance district. The district is composed of 157 barangays, 25 of which are urban barangays. The latest census (2010) indicated Calbayog City with a population of 172,778 (37,395 households). Calbayog […] Read More

Samar

Samar, formerly and also known as Western Samar, is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Catbalogan City and covers the western portion of Samar Island as well as several islands in the Samar Sea located west of the mainland. Leyte Island is just to the west connected by the San Juancinto Bridge. More…. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samar Read More

Calbayog History

Last updated: Monday, 13 February 2012 01:00 History Calbayog began as early as 1600 in a settlement called Hibatang by the river bank of the present Oquendo River. It had 2,000 inhabitants under the spiritual guidance of a certainJesuit, Father Ignacio de Alzina. The present barangay Anislag was the forerunner of Calbayog settlement. The barangay […] Read More

Return to Samar

(A re-post of an guest article I submitted to another blog site – April 2012) Our trip from Tupelo, MS. began early enough at 0200 with a 1.5 hour drive to Memphis International Airport. We boarded an American Airlines flight at 0600 bound for Chicago where we connected to Asiana Airlines for the long two […] Read More