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Eastern Samar
Total Population(2015) 467,160
Ethnicity Majority of the household population in Eastern Samar classified themselves as Warrays(97.78 percent). Other ethnic groups included Kapampangan(0.55 percent), Bisaya/Binisaya(0.43 percent), Cebuano(0.18 percent)  and Tagalog (0.17 percent).
No. of Household (2015) 106,324
Local Dialects Waray
Poverty Incidence (2015) 46.30%
Magnitude of Poor (2015) 37,919
Annual per Capital Poverty Threshold (2015) Php 22,886
Land Area Devoted for Agriculture (2002) 101,255 has.
Land Area Land Area Devoted to SAAD
Major Crops (2014) Palay 21,519 Harvested/has.
Corn 267 Harvested/has.
Coconut 40,310 Harvested/has.
Mango 86 Harvested/has.
Banana 1,407 Harvested/has.
No. of Heads No. of Heads provided by SAAD
Major Livestock (2016) Carabao 19,527
Cattle 1,687
Chicken 81,163
Duck 3,673
Goat 1,430
Region Region VIII
Province Eastern Samar
General Description Eastern Samar is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is the city of Borongan. Eastern Samar occupies the eastern portion of the island of Samar. Bordering the provice to the north is the province of Northern Samar and to the west is Samar province. To the east lies the Philippine Sea, part of the vast Pacific Ocean, while to the south lies the Leyte Gulf.
Creation The province was created as separate province from Samar by virtue of Republic Act No. 4221 on June 19, 1965 approved by the Congress in 1963. The law was authored by Congressmen Eladio T. Balite(1st Dist. Samar), Fernando R. Veloso (2nd Dist. Samar), and Felipe J. Abrigo(3rd Dist. Samar).
Total Land Area 447,075 ha.
Topography The interior part of the province is rough and hilly and covered with dense tropical vegetation but drained by numerous rivers and creeks. Mountain rangs and peaks abound in an interior. The highest among them located at the northwestern part of the province is at 783 meters above sea level. Narrow plains hug most of the  coastal areas and in some instances the banks of its principal rivers and their tributaries. Most of the coastal towns are located on narrow deltaic plains. The widest contiguous plain on relatively level ground lies west of the poblacion of Dolores near the southern banks of the Dolores River. Another smaller plain is located at the municipality of Quinapondan.
Income Class 2nd Class
District Lone District
Cities (1) City of Borongan
Municipality (22) Arteche; Balangiga;Balangkayan; Can-avid;Dolores; General MacArthur;Giporlos; Guiuan; Hernani; Jipapad;Lawaan; Llorente; Maslog; Maydolong; Mercedes;Oras; Quinapondan;Salcedo; San Julian; San Policarpio; Sulat; Taft
Barangays 597
Climate The climate of the province falls under type “E” category with all months having 61mm.(2.4″) rainfall or more. Although the climate is characterized by rain and marked seasonal period of heavy precipitation at all months of the year, it shows distinct seasons: rainy from November to January with northeast monsoon as the prevailing wind and dry from July to September with its westerly winds locally called “habagat” as the prevailing wind.
Year Interventions Municipalities Number of Beneficiaries
2016 Rice Production
• Training (50)
• Rice seeds (2,500 bags)
• Urea (2,500 bags)
• Complete fertilizer (2,500 bags)
• Pump and engine sets (35 units)
• Hand tractors (76 units)
Data not available Data not available
Corn Production
• Training (12)
• OPV seeds (300 bags)
• Urea (300 bags)
Data not available Data not available
Vegetable Production
• Training (6)
• Rain shelter (45 units)
Data not available Data not available
Organic Vegetable Production
• Training (5)
Data not available Data not available
Livestock Production
• Training (5)
• Dairy goatstel farm (1)
• Incubators (3 units)
• Hostel (1 unit)
Data not available Data not available
2017 Enhanced Rice Production Arteche 84
Balangkayan 84
Dolores 86
Gen. Macarthur 84
Hernani 84
Jipapad 84
Maslog 84
Oras 85
Quinapondan 114
San Policarpo 84
Enhanced Corn Production Balangkayan 30
Dolores 30
Gen. Macarthur 30
Maslog 30
Quinapondan 59
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Arteche 44
Balangkayan 44
Dolores 44
Gen. Macarthur 44
Hernani 44
Jipapad 44
Maslog 44
Oras 44
Quinapondan 44
San Policarpo 44
Enhanced Poultry Production Arteche 100
Balangkayan 100
Dolores 100
Gen. Macarthur 100
Hernani 100
Jipapad 100
Maslog 100
Oras 100
Quinapondan 100
San Policarpo 100
Swine Fattening Project Arteche 59
Balangkayan 42
Dolores 45
Gen. Macarthur 45
San Policarpo 55
Quinapondan 45
Oras 59
Sustainable Goat Production Arteche 15
Balangkayan 15
Dolores 15
Gen. Macarthur 15
Hernani 15
Jipapad 15
Maslog 15
Oras 15
Quinapondan 15
San Policarpo 15
2018 Poultry Production (mallard duck) Borongan City 40
Hernani 40
Rice Production (2 rice cutters) Arteche 2
Balangiga 2
Borongan City 2
Balangkayan 2
Can-avid 2
Dolores 2
Giporlos 2
Gen. Macarthur 2
Hernani 2
Jipapad 2
Lawaan 2
Llorente 2
Maslog 2
Maydolong 2
Oras 2
Quinapondan 2
Salcedo 2
San Julian 2
San Policarpo 2
Sulat 2
Taft 2
Swine Production Borongan City 43
Hernani 43
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