What is the history of Eastern Samar?

What is the history of Eastern Samar?

It was in Eastern Samar where Ferdinand Magellan landed in Homonhon Island in the town of Guiuan on March 16, 1521, in what is now officially recognized as the discovery of the Philippines by the Western World. Magellan called the place Zamal. Sustained contact with Western civilization occurred as early as 1596.

What is Eastern Samar known for?

Eastern Samar is famous in Philippine history is Homonhon Island off the coast of Guiuan, the province’s southern-most town, facing both the Pacific Ocean and the Leyte Gulf where Magellan first landed. Guiuan by itself is a quaint town composed of several Island-Barangays, each with its own story to tell.

What is the culture of Eastern Samar?

The culture is basically Visayan. The Waray-Waray are often stereotyped as brave warriors, as popularized in the tagline, “basta ang Waray, hindi uurong sa away” (Waray never back down from a fight.) Farming and fishing are the main livelihood.

When was Eastern Samar founded?

June 19, 1965
Eastern Samar

Eastern Samar Silangang Samar (Filipino)
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas
Founded June 19, 1965
Capital and largest city Borongan

What is the old name of Samar?

Prior to the coming of the Spaniards in 1596, Samar Island was called in different names (Samal, Ibabao/Cibabao, Tandaya, etc.). In the early days of Spanish occupation, Samar and Leyte islands were under the jurisdiction of Cebu.

Who discovered Eastern Samar?

On March 16, 1521, the area of what is now Eastern Samar is said to be the first Philippine landmass spotted by Magellan and his crew. On September 28, 1901 during the Philippine-American War, Filipino guerrillas in Balangiga ambushed American troops, killing 48 members of the US 9th Infantry.

Is Eastern Samar poor?

In the first semester of 2021, poverty incidence among population in Eastern Samar was estimated at 43.1 percent; Leyte (excluding Tacloban City) at 39.1 percent; Samar at 37.0 percent; Southern Leyte at 31.7 percent; Northern Samar at 31.0 percent; and Biliran at 30.7 percent.

What is the main product of Eastern Samar?

Eastern Samar is primarily an agricultural province and marginal farmers and fishermen make up the majority of the population. Rice, Coconut, and fish are the main products.

Is Waray brave?

It is rather apt to advocate that the Waray is imbued with courage, which is a quality of being brave. We are very well-known to have the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action.

What does Samar mean?

Samar is generally an Arabic female (or sometimes male) given name meaning “evening conversations (including Arabic music and poetry)”. Samar is a male or female name in Islamic culture and also means “fruit”, “seed of plant or tree with its covering” or “award, bounty, reward”.

Why is Samar poor?

Samar is the third largest island in the Philippines and faces the Pacific Ocean making it amongst the most vulnerable regions to typhoons. These repeated natural disasters combined with a poor geographical location not conducive to development makes Samar one of the poorest islands in the country.

What is the poorest province in the Philippines?

The statistics showed that the poorest is Sulu Province with 71.9 poverty incidence. The third poorest province is Basilan with 46.7% followed by Sarangani 42.1%, Cotabato City with 42%, Agusan del Sur at 39.6 and Tawi-Tawi at 39.5.