Borongan Tourist Spots, History, Economy, Festivals

Borongan is a 4th class coastal city and the capital of Eastern Samar Province in the Eastern Visayas Region, Philippines.

Borongan City Hall
Borongan City Hall (Photo Credit: Philippine Information Agency)

Profile of Borongan City (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Eastern Province in the eastern Part of Samar Island in the Visayas Region of the Philippines (See map below)
*Distance from Manila –> 891 Kilometers to the southeast
Neighboring Towns –> San Julian (north), Maydolong (south), Basey, Pinabacdao, Calbiga, and Hinabangan in Samar Province (west)
Area –> 475 km2 (183 sq mi)
Population –> 69,297 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 588,694,481.19
No. of Barangays –> 61
Terrain –> Hilly and mountainous with coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Coconut, Rice, Corn, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Waray, Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Maria Fe Abunda
Mayor –> Dayan Agda
Vice Mayor –> Emmanuel T. Tiu Sonco

History of Borongan

Borongan was founded as a municipality on September 8, 1619 although long before the Spanish conquered the place, there were already hamlets of settlement. On June 21, 2007, it was elevated into a city by virtue of Republic Act 9394 which was challenged as unconstitutional but eventually upheld by the Supreme Court as valid.

Economy, Business and Investment in Borongan City

Borongan is an agricutural area where coconut, rice, corn, and fish are the primary products. As the capital of the province, several commercial and financial establishments are found.

Tourist Spots in Borongan City

Cabong Beach
Andis Island
Hilangagan Beach
Divinubo Island
Marine Park Beach
Provincial Capitol
Borongan Cathedral, or the Cathedral Parish of the Nativity of Our Lady

Festival in Borongan

Padul-Ong Festival
Map of Borongan City

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Ben Evardone

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