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Samar

(sä`mär), island (1990 pop. 1,246,722), 5,050 sq mi (13,079 sq km), 3d largest of the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, NE of Leyte (from which it is separated by the narrow San Juanico Strait). It has commercial coconut and abaca plantations. There are important lumbering, fishing, and mining industries; iron ore is extracted. S Samar was devastated in 2013 by a typhoon, and E Samar was experienced significant destruction from another typhoon in 2014.

Samar

 

an island in the central Philippines. Area, 13,400 sq km (with adjacent small islands); population, 1 million (1970), mostly Bisayan.

The mountains on Samar, which have elevations of up to 896 m, are composed mainly of crystalline rocks, schists, and limestones. Along the shores are alluvial lowlands, and in the coastal zone, mainly the north, east, and south, are coral reefs. The climate is tropical monsoonal; annual precipitation is 2,500–3,500 mm. Typhoons are frequent from October to December. Ore deposits include iron at Hernani and copper at Ba-gacay. On the mountain slopes are humid evergreen tropical forests. There are coconut, abaca, and pineapple plantations and rice and corn fields. The Trans-Philippine Highway runs across Samar.

Samar

an island in the E central Philippines, separated from S Luzon by the San Bernardino Strait: the third largest island in the republic. Capital: Catbalogan. Pop.: 1 140 000 (2005 est.). Area: 13 080 sq. km (5050 sq. miles)
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Many residents were tearful, while other townsfolk and children waved golden bell-shaped signs as they gathered at a public plaza in the town of Balangiga in Eastern Samar province.
Flooding and landslide have displaced 94,904 persons in Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Samar provinces, according to RDRRMC.
The typhoon also levelled Basey, a seaside town in Samar province about 10 km across a bay from Tacloban in Leyte province.
An aerial image taken from a Philippine Air Force helicopter shows the devastation of the first landfall by typhoon Haiyan in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on Nov.
"We estimate 1,000 people were killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province," Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said of two coastal areas where Haiyan hit first as it began its march Friday across the archipelago.
An official at the Philippines' Volcanolgy Institute said he expected damage had been caused in Samar province but he had yet to receive any reports.
ONE SOLDIER WAS ALSO WOUNDED IN THE PRE-DAWN ATTACK IN A DISTRICT IN CALBAYOG CITY IN SAMAR PROVINCE, 495 KILOMETRES SOUTH-EAST OF MANILA.
Last week, two communist rebels were killed when policemen repulsed an attack by some 100 NPA rebels on an undermanned police station in Northern Samar Province in the central Philippines.
Prior to the release of the new order, the vice governor noted the number of dengue patients brought to hospitals in Samar province has been declining.
TACLOBAN CITY -A village councilman was killed, while his wife was critically wounded in an ambush attack in Catarman town, capital of Northern Samar province Friday, June 21.
The victims, aged 1 year old to 60 years old came from various places in Samar province such as Catbalogan City; Tarangnan; Daram and Barangay Gumamela, Sta.
spokesman in Northern Samar province, 480 kilometres south of Manila.