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An island of the east-central Philippines in the Visayan Islands northeast of Leyte in the Samar Sea, an arm of the Pacific Ocean. The island was the first in the archipelago to be sighted by Magellan (1521).
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(Placename) 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: 641 124 (2000). Area: 13 080 sq km (5050 sq miles)
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(ˈsɑ mɑr)

an island in the E central Philippines. 1,200,592; 5309 sq. mi. (13,750 sq. km).
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Lara is one of the products under the "Spark Samar" tourism program launched in 2015.
The tremor was felt at Intensity 4, which is classified as moderately strong, in Pambujan, Catarman, Mondragon and Bobon, all in Northern Samar. It was felt at Intensity 3 in Virac, Catanduanes and Mapanas, Northern Samar and Intensity 2 in the cities of Legazpi and Sorsogon.
According to a report of the Conservation and Development Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the estimated three-year old Philippine eagle was caught in a trap within the forest of Carayacay village, which is within the 333300-hectare Samar Island Natural Park (SINP).
The House of Representatives is investigating the reported rampant illegal logging in the provinces of Samar and Northern Samar that triggered floods and landslides at the height of Tropical Typhoon Usman in December 28, 2018.
Eastern Visayas, composed of the provinces of Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Western Samar, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar, continues to be beset with the presence of rebels.
Dr Samar said the federal government referred the Thar Coal project to the provincial government of Sindh.
Flooding and landslide have displaced 94,904 persons in Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Samar provinces, according to RDRRMC.
The Tanzanian Tourism Department awarded Samar with a certificate for climbing the mountain.
When he breaks a rule and tells the story of the first wish to Samar and Stephen, Red inspires hope for positive change.
A telling picture posted by Egyptian flight attendant Samar Ezz Eldin on her Facebook page.
When Samar the show host touched on the sensitive subject a hypothetical situations where Mai's ex would take away their daughter to live with him, Salim snapped, "