What is this site?
These pages are, for one, the result of an ambitious and
serious attempt by the author to present the Eastern Visayas region in a more cohesive manner. It does not claim
to be comprehensive, nor does it assert that it is the most accurate, although great
effort is constantly excercised to do just that. It offers the visitor a working insight
on the region hopefully enough to draw interest for the visitor to seek further knowledge
on the subjects.
Why are these pages unofficial?
Simply because these are designed, written and
updated by the author alone (using resources 100% supplied by the author) WITHOUT any kind
of support from any individual or organization, government, commercial or otherwise.
Sources for various articles, facts, figures and photographs are clearly stated in their
Why put up the site?
There are a number of reasons for putting up this site:
- There is a dearth of web sites devoted solely for the
presentation of Eastern Visayas. Although there are a number of sites pertaining to the
region, none are updated regularly from the very region it seeks to present (at least as
far as the author is concerned.) A site competently maintained from within the region and
updated regularly is an appealing (though not profitable) enterprise.
- The six provinces in the islands of Leyte and Samar belong
to the poorest provinces in a struggling developing country such as the Philippines. The
wonderful people of these beautiful islands need all the help they can get in terms of
promoting understanding and showcasing their unique and interesting way of life. Some of
the best web sites on Eastern Visayas now in the web have been created by either the
national government, commercial tourist-related outfits, or people who hail from the area
and have since encountered good fortune enough to create and maintain web pages. This
patchwork of information should be integrated and organized into a more cohesive whole.
This site seeks to do just that.
- This is the first attempt by the author (who is a media
production specialist) to utilize the medium of the World Wide Web. As such, these pages
serve as a learning experience both for the visitor and the author. For a better
understanding of the authors motives, please visit The Authors Home Page.
When was this site created and how often is it updated?
The site was published on this server sometime on September
1998. The pages are updated fairly regularly (at least once a month). News articles (under
Whats New) are updated at least twice a month. Updates range from minor changes in
data, outside links to other sites, posting of new photos to massive re-writes of
informative articles and data tables.
How long will this site last?
- Tricky question! As long as the author owns this desktop
computer, a telephone line and an Internet link.
- As long as there are these wonderful servers freely hosting
sites on the web.
- As long as the authors interest is piqued (and that
may take forever!)
Are contributions accepted?
With extreme gratitude as deep as the deepest ocean and
high as the highest mountain (how corny can you get!) Please send contributions within the
bounds of your interest and knowledge. These pages are dedicated to sharing knowledge in
and out of the region. Contributions are dutifully acknowledged and carefully presented. Contact the author for more
information (or perhaps just a nice exchange of e-mails!)
What are the sources of the data presented here and how
reliable is it?
Most articles appearing in this site was written by the
author. Excerpts from other sources are quoted verbatim and properly acknowledged. This
holds more true to the What's New section which mostly include snippets of news and views
from the radio, tv and print media both local (within Eastern Visayas) and national
All materials taken from other sources are properly
acknowledged as warranted. Although nothing is absolutely
guaranteed, great effort is made to ensure that there are no copyright violations in the
use of external material.
Though extreme care is practiced to present the facts,
figures and photographs stated here as accurate, timely, relevant and fair as possible,
the author cannot possibly claim that what is presented here is the absolute truth
(if there is any such thing). The personal views and comments of the author, liberally
sprinkled thoughout these pages, reflects solely the author's point of view and does not
in any way represent any or all of the referenced individuals or organizations.
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