Calbayog Coffeetable Book


Finally its here! A documentation and showcase of history and heritage of Calbayog that will instill pride among generations of Calbayognons is now a book.

The book traces the beginnings of Calbayog’s history and explores its cultural, economic and political development as the premier city in Samar island and the center of the Diocese in Samar. It also showcase the beautiful natural tourist attractions that make it the Philippines’ only City of Waterfalls. 

Features six major stories:

  1. Calbayog’s social and economic history; 
  2. Calbayog as the Religious Center of the province;
  3. The culture of Calbayog showing its music, theater & dance, literature, and visual arts;
  4. Governance with its unique role as the only city in the entire island of Samar;
  5. Its people who have propelled Calbayog to national prominence and have accomplished outstanding achievements; and
  6. Calbayog’s Natural Heritage. 

The book is hard bound with protective sleeve, contains about 200 full color pages and glossy photographs, 11×26 inches in full spread, and will be printed in limited (1,000) copies only.  

Take a peek!



Keep posted for the Book Launching date!


For details and reservation of copies, please contact:

     Engr. Arnol F. Trani
     City Administrator
     Calbayog City 
     +63917.304.3657 or (635) 209.2913



Calbayog today…



5 Responses to Calbayog Coffeetable Book

  1. John and Luz says:

    I would like to know how I can get one of your Calbayog City books.

    I live in the US, but will be making Calbayog City my home when we retire in a few years.

    We will be in Calbayog in May and June next year.

    Thank you


  2. Hi John,

    Thanks for dropping by. As i posted above, please try to contact:
    Engr. Arnol F. Trani
    City Administrator
    Calbayog City
    +63917.304.3657 or (635) 209.2913

    will ask him to create an email account for less expensive communication channel.


  3. Josray "Juth" Bartolome says:

    Happen to drop by the website. So excited when the coffee table book will be launched.This will also help us boost on travel and tourism for Calbayog City.It is high time. Cheers!

  4. M. T. Harrison says:

    Hi Nelson!

    Not sure if you remember me, Pete’s younger sister.
    I finally saw what Pete was talking about. You’re pictures are amazing! Wish we would’ve known about your work when we had our family gatherings. I’m sure pete and I will visit Calbayog soon…we’ll be sure to call you. Regards to your family! keep up the great work!


    • Hi Marizel,

      am grateful to have you here ‘zel. of course i still remember you, the gorgeous sis of peter and classmate of my sis ivi. 😉 thanks for your appreciation on my work. hope to see you soon in calbayog! cheers!


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