Interior view of 'Our lady of the Annunciation Cathedral' - Catarman


  Augustin Sumuroy

The figure depicted on the left is Augustin Sumuroy who led the first organized resistance against the Spanish colonizers in 1649-1650, in order to defend the rights of the native people against foreign abuse and slavery.

Northern Samar is bounded on the north by the San Bernardino Strait, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the west by the Samar Sea, and on the south by Western Samar. Its total land area is 3,498 sq. kilometers.

The province consists mainly of low rugged hills and small lowland areas. Small alluvial plains and valleys are found along the coast. Corn and rice is grown.

Many local people think that Catarman comes from the Waray word Kataruman referring to the sharp edge of weapons.

According to the census it had a population of 67,671 people in 12,437 households in 2000.

The University of Eastern Philippines is located in Catarman and this the biggest university in Eastern Visayas|Region 8 having 3 campuses (UEP Main, Laoang and Catubig) and caters for 30,000 students.

Catarman is easily accessible from Manila, as an example PAL flies between Manila and Catarman once a day on AirPhil Express-operated flights under a Code Share Agreement.

For transportation in the town, pedicabs commonly known as "padyak" and tricycles are commonly used.

Exterior of Catarman Cathedral
Sumoroy Revolt
Northern Samar Provincial Government Building
Vehicles crossing Catarman Airport between flights.

A Philippine Airlines plane at Catarman Airport
Delayed construction behind the government Buildings

Located behind the Provincial Government Building.

Welcome to Northern Samar.

At the exit road from the airport.

Looking seaward from the main bridge into Catarman
View upstream of the Catarman River

Floods in parts of Catarman occur occasionally hence the presence of the concrete embankment.

Flood in Catarman - dec. 2006
Flood conditions in Catarman - Dec. 2006
A dugout canoe in a flooded street in Catarman - December 2006
A bed-sitter not far from the airport

Places to stay in or near Catarman include: Bobon Beach Resort, GV Pension House, Pink City Pension House and Sasa Pension House. Information and phone numbers are readily available on the Internet.

Catarman Municipal Hall
Entrance to Northern Samar Provincial Hospital
Municipal Health Office Catarman
Catarman Child Protection Unit
PNP Catarman Police Station
NSPC01 Building, Catarman.
Legislative Bldg. (Municipal)
Office of the Auditor
Metrobank - Catarman

Customers can be seen queuing for the ATM.

Manila Broadcasting Co. Station DYSM
Park 'n Go Bakeshop
A Barbers Shop
Knives for sale in Catarman
A Headstone Engraver
Mister Donut - Catarman
A clothes stall
Betty Enterprises
Sand Mining?
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints