Eastern Samar is a province in Eastern Visayas, Philippines, with geographical location in the eastern part of Samar Island. Most of the province's coastal towns face the Pacific Ocean. Its colorful and rich historical past dates back to the year when Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed on the shoreline of Homonhon Island, an island belonging to Guiuan, Eastern Samar. During the Fil-American war, American forces burned and massacred village folks in Balangiga in revenge and looted the church's centuries-old bell. During World War II, Guiuan Airport in Guiuan, Eastern Samar served as staging point for the air bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The atomic bombs that fell through the two cities where flown out of Guiuan Airport.
Being in the east coast, the province boasts of spectacular high waves from the Pacific Ocean making it ideal for surfing. Every year, Calicoan Island become the staging ground for an international surfing circuit competition. Beautiful beaches abound on its various coastal towns while rock formations can be seen in the town of Marabut.
Cebu Pacific temporarily closed operations at Borongan Airport due to security concern over the runways of the airport. Guiuan Airport is also not operating commercial flights but is open to chartered flights to private planes operating from Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
By land There are buses plying Borongan-Manila route from Cubao, Quezon City. Other means of transportation connect Borongan to Tacloban City and other major towns in the province. Jeepneys are the primary means of transportation from the capital to the outlying towns.
Going in and out of the province is serviced mostly by land transport provided by private van operators.
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