Located on the central eastern coast of Eastern Samar, Borongan is bounded on the north by the town of San
Julian, on the east by the Phillippine Sea, on the south by Maydolong town, and on the east by Western Samar. It has a total
land area of 587.9 square kilometers. Terrain is characterized by a coastal plain that gently rises into rolling hills and
mountains as it approaches the boundary with Western Samar. Most of the barangays are still considered rural areas. Notable
rivers include the Borongan River and the Loom River.
Borongan City Hall
Majority of the population are Waray-Warays. Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion. The city
celebrates Padul-ong Festival every September 7 in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The city has an airport and a national seaport. Shopping facilities include Wilsam Uptown Mall and the public market.
The city offers opportunities in food processing especially meat and fish processing. The manufacture of furniture, clothing
and fashion accessories, jewelry, personal care and other consumer goods are encouraged. The establishment of commercial complexes and tourist facilities are welcomed in this city.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Borongan City
- Divinuvo Island is a good spot for diving
- Hamorawan Spring
- Pangi Falls
- Eugenio Salazar House
- Ganap Cave
- Borongan Cathedral
Downtown Borongan City
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