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Colgante Bridge Downfall Fatalities and New Beginnings

Watch the fifth instalment, choice cut, Peñafrancia Fluvial Colgante Bridge Downfall Fatalities and the New Beginnings, from the full-streamed Peñafrancia Fluvial Colgante Bridge Disaster in-focus main feature. The Part 5 excerpt continue the long form narrative culled from the re-streamed joint and collaborative project by the Red Monkey Talks and […]

The Sorrows and Pains of Colgante Bridge Downfall

The fourth part excerpt, from the full-streamed Peñafrancia Fluvial Colgante Bridge Disaster in-focus main feature. The choice cut excerpt continue with the Sorrows and Pains of the Colgante Bridge Downfall (Part 4). From the re-streamed joint and collaborative project by the Red Monkey Talks and the Cbanga360 inMotion channels.

Peñafrancia Fluvial Downfall of Colgante Bridge

Sharing here the third part excerpt, from the full-streamed Peñafrancia Fluvial Colgante Bridge Disaster in-focus main feature. The choice cut excerpt tackles the Colgante Bridge Downfall during the Penafrancia Fluvial Procession (Part 3). From the re-streamed joint and collaborative project by the Red Monkey Talks and the Cbanga360 inMotion channels.

Peñafrancia Fluvial Shadow of Disaster on Colgante

Sharing here the excerpt, from the full-streamed Peñafrancia Fluvial Colgante Bridge Disaster in-focus main feature. The choice cut excerpt tackles the Penafrancia Fluvial Shadow of Disaster on Colgante (Part 2). Part 2 and portion of the long form video, the first outing of the Red Monkey Talks Show. Advisory: this […]

Peñafrancia Tragedy Pre Program Timer Countdown

Sharing here the Pre Program and Timer Countdown (Part 1), the first choice cut, excerpt, from the full-streamed Peñafrancia Fluvial Colgante Bridge Disaster in-focus main feature. Advisory: This is a late posting.

Teaser RMT Peñafrancia Fluvial Colgante Bridge Tragedy of 1972

Teaser preview of Peñafrancia Fluvial Colgante Bridge Tragedy of September 16, 1972 in Naga City. This is a short teaser of the (upcoming) in-focus, long form discussion of the tragedy that happened during a religious celebration in Naga City, Philippines. Advisory: This is a late reference posting.

Road Tour Calabanga | Sibao to Town Center

This is our road tour from Barangay Sibao up to the town center of Calabanga on-board the ubiquitous Pinoy Jeepney. From Sibao resort, our tour traversed the road artery passing through several of the upland and rural barangays which include Sibao, Fabrica and Bigaas. Navigating these areas meant going through […]

Road Tour Calabanga: Leaving behind Manguiring

On the road now by Barangay Manguiring meant almost done with the round trip touring of this route (Poblacion-Binanuanan-Harubay-Comaguingking-Camuning) that all began by the vicinity of the Porta Mariae of La Porteria church grounds. The quick trip exposed us to sun and rain and sun. But mostly, rain which was […]

Big FOOT Hangs OVER Peak of MT. ISAROG #short

✅ This is a complimentary teaser for the premier of our Road Tour Calabanga, the third video on the return trip covering the section of Barangay Harubay to Barangay Manguiring. The link and video below: This #short video was culled from our visit to the town of Siruma and Barangay […]

Watch this Harubay to Manguiring section of Road Tour Calabanga

This is definitely the third part of our quirky, jittery, jiggly Road Tour Calabanga from Barangay Harubay to Barangay Manguiring via Camuning road, down the slopes of Mt. Isarog, in the province of Camarines Sur. Note that along the way, we sprinkled a few notes on elevation (in meter), including […]

Binanuaanan Pequeno to Harubay | Road Tour Calabanga

This is the second part of our road tour, visit and experience the bumpy ride by bike up the slopes of dormant volcano Mt. Isarog. This video starts from the barangay center of Binanuaanan Pequeno up the long and bumpy Binanuanan Grande road. The road network is a continuing road […]

Road Tour Calabanga | Town Center to Binanuaanan Pequeño

A quirky, jittery, jiggly on-board-a-bike Road Tour Calabanga from Town Center (Poblacion) to Barangay Binanuaanan Pequeño, up the knee of dormant volcano Mount Isarog, in the province of Camarines Sur. Along the way, we sprinkled a few notes on elevation (in meter), including coordinates and ID’d landmarks. Another Cbanga360 inMotion […]

The Laments of San Miguel Bay Fisherman

We are almost done with Sabang! After the road tour, two #short #shorts feature, one semi-finale long feature, and now we drop this fifth, a long form video, about the ‘Laments of Small Fisherman of San Miguel Bay’ or ‘Ang Hinagpis ng Mangingisda ng San Miguel Bay.’ [ Advanced Note: […]

Super Kids sa Pagbade sa Sabang

Watch this fourth post, a #short about Sabang and the ‘Super Kids sa Pagbade.’ Our simple tribute to these bunch of young souls who sit side by side with their parents and relatives in processing fish for eventual drying, because of their love of family. They were happy sharing helping […]

Road Tour Calabanga | From San Roque to Sabang

This road tour takes us to the rich fishing bay area of Calabanga. All roads, it seems, lead to Barangay Sabang from the town’s poblacion. From business district 1 of the town, taking either the route from San Antonio, San Pablo or Del Carmen, towards barangay San Roque, the wheel […]

Only In Calabanga Yummy Takoyaki

Here’s a video feature of ‘YUMMY TAKOYAKI HIT IN CALABANGA’ but only in Barangay Sta. Salud and near Hinulid Shrine. This hot copy of the original Japanese takoyaki is a sure hit to tourists, visitors and locals dropping by the shrine. We were assured that the family is earning enough […]

Road Tour Calabanga: San Pablo to Amang Hinulid

We focus our camera to our home turf here with the first featured post on Road Tour Calabanga: From Barangay San Pablo (Poblacion) to Bgay Sta. Salud, the home of the famous and many attribute as the miraculous Amang Hinulid or Santo Entierro. The Hinulid church which pious and religious […]

Road Tour CamSur | San Jose Pili to SM City Naga

This is the third and final instalment spotlighting Road Tour Camarines Sur. This update covers the short distance starting from Barangay San Jose of capital town Pili ending at the front porch of SM City, at the heart of central business district 3 of Naga city. Can’t help noticing the […]

Road Tour CamSur: Sta. Teresita Baao to San Jose Pili

This is the second part spotlighting Road Tour Camarines Sur. This second update covers the short distance starting from Barangay Sta. Teresita of Baao municipality ending at a portion of Barangay San Jose of capital town Pili. It also covers a short distance of the Pan Philippine Highway passing thru […]

Road Tour CamSur: Agos Bato to Sta. Teresita Baao

This is the first part of Road Tour spotlighting Camarines Sur. This portion covers the short distance starting from Barangay Agos ending at Bgy. Sta. Teresita of Baao town. Barangay Agos is the first barangay after crossing over the province of Camarines Sur from Albay’s Barangay Agos of Polangui town! […]

Road Tour Albay: Tuburan Ligao to Agos Polangui

Watch this continuing edition of Road Tour Albay. This portion covers the short distance starting from Barangay Tuburan of Ligao City up until Barangay Agos, Polangui town. Agos is the last barangay of Polangui and the Province of Albay before crossing the provincial boundary and entering Barangay Agos of Bato […]

Road Tour Albay: Daraga to Ligao

Watch this continuing edition of Road Tour Albay. This portion covers the short distance starting from Barangay Lower Malabog of Daraga town up until Barangay Tuburan, Poblacion, City of Ligao. We take note of road traffic and road condition, too. Another Cbanga360 inMotion project under the Experience Bicol 2.0 Series.

Bro shows how to groom rooster the easy way

In our staycation, my brother showcased a helpful tool in grooming his roosters. My brother Benny is an aficionado at raising chickens. On this special video feature he shares his own DIY at taking care of and grooming roosters. Another Cbanga360 inMotion project for Experience Bicol 2.0 series.

Road Tour Albay : SM City Legazpi to Daraga

We continue the Road Tour Albay series with a short public utlity van ride from the central bus terminal in Legazpi fronting The SM City and passing through small through-streets navigating several private subdivisions and barangay roads way past the bustling town of Daraga Albay. Notable on this road tour […]

A Front Seat View of Volcano

In our recent trip to Albay province, we passed by the iconic Mayon volcano. Thanks to the by-pass or diversion road that sliced through a good part of the town of Camalig, affording us a longer and front seat view of the most active volcano of the Philippines. The thoroughfare […]

How to Debone Milkfish #short

At the Calabanga public fish market, a vendor gamely demoed for our camera ‘How to Debone a Milkfish’ shared here as a #short #shorts feature. At the back-end of this video (editing), we had a good time tracking and masking this video from start to finish. Much later will post […]

Calabanga Street Food Showcase

Sharing this quick tour of the thriving street food business in the commercial district in the town of Calabanga. The short strip bordering the main street of Barangay Del Carmen is host to a busy location for small business owners catering street food to aficionados and residents of the town. […]

How to sift or sieve sand #short

The same before and even now. This is how sand is being sifted or sieved for small construction works in our place. My brothers Bobby and Benny show us ‘How to sift or sieve sand #short”. Walang pagbabago mula noon hanggang ngayon. Ganito magsala o magsigsig ng buhangin para sa […]

Tunay Masarap Pinakro Saging Saba

Really tastes good. Got to watch this ‘Masarap Saging na Saba Pinakro.’ This is a #short #shorts form video from a much longer how-to cooking of Pinakro using ripening or soon to ripe Saba banana. Much earlier posted were #shorts and long form video of my bro Bobby on harvesting […]

Tunay Bigatin Bunga at Puso ng Saging

Watch this “Bigatin Puso at Saging na Saba’ or ‘Really Heavy Harvest of Heart and Fruit of Saba Banana.’ Literally, the harvest of one bunch of matured and ripening Saba banana was a surprise. This is a long form video after having first posted two quick #shorts harvesting the heart […]

Talagang Mabigat Ani Saging Saba #short

Watch this #short #shorts ‘Ang Bigat na Ani ng Saging na Saba.’ Literally, the harvest of one bunch of matured and ripening Saba banana was a surprise. Watch this #short and find out the real weight of that bundle of manibalang na saba which ripens in a few days after […]

Harvesting Puso ng Saba Saging #short

Watch this #short #shorts ‘Harvesting Heart of Saba Banana’ or Pag ani ng puso ng saging na Saba. While staying in my sister’s home in Legazpi City, had a chance of taking a video as my brother Bob reached out to get the heart of Saba banana. Puso ng Saba […]

Mt. Mayon Beautiful & Dangerous #short

The thing with a Youtube video, whether long form or timelapse, I had experienced low visibility and views. The case is true with this video below: It only gained a low view count, and as of this posting, is less than a hundred. But shortened video and posted as #short, […]

Planting Rice Always Fun #short

Watch this #short #shorts ‘Planting Rice is Always Fun.’ When I was little, a song about planting rice runs with a line that says: Planting rice is never fun or Magtanim (ng palay) ay ‘di biro. Watching farmers plant rice briskly and quick was fun to watch. What is not […]

Road Tour Albay : Polangui to Daraga

This is Part 2- Road Tour of thoroughfares in Albay province. We take note of road traffic and road condition, too. This portion covers the section of Pan Philippine Hi-way that connects the towns of Oas, Ligao, Guinobatan, Camalig and Daraga. Plus catch a quick glimpse of Mount Mayon along […]

Coastal Road Tour Albay: Oas to Polangui Relax Music

Watch this Road Tour Inspection of thoroughfares less travelled in Albay province. We take note of road traffic and road condition, too. This portion covers the coastal road Bicol 638 serving the towns of Oas, Libon and Polangui. The ride starts from the exit of access road of Victoria Bay […]

Ang Nangyari sa mga Batang Nag-Seesaw

This is a short video of kids, probably siblings or related, having total fun in their own simple way in the shoreline of Victoria Bay Resort in Oas, Albay province. Masayang ibinabahagi ang maikling bidyu na ito, ng mga batang naglilikot at naghaharutan sa baybayin ng Victoria Bay Resort. [ […]

What Happened to the Eggs #short

This is like redundancy posting. It is because the first #short video intended to be really short was wrongly edited but posted on the YT channel. The corrected version is shared below: The first video posted intended to be #short was not working due to some error in video editing, […]

Hunyo 30: Mamamayan Nagparamdam, Police Kampante

Ano ang kaganapan sa lungsod ng Naga ng Hunyo 30, 2022? Nagparamdam ang mga aktibista at inihayag ang mga isyu at pinagdaraanan ng ordinaryong mamamayan kabilang na ang nakaraang eleksyon at mga usaping pangkabuhayan at panglipunan. Sa kabilang banda, ang pulis ay nagpatuloy sa paglatag ng libreng videoke, libreng masahe, […]

Walking Tour of Victoria Bay Resort

Watch this short walking tour of Victoria Bay Resort in the town of Oas in Albay province. Talagang lakaran lang at medyo usyusuhann ang ginawa natin dito. Maliit lang ang complex ngunit puno ng mga panauhin at turista ang lugar. Halos lahat ng cottages ay okupado. Panoorin ang pag-ikot natin […]

Magandang Tanawin Paglubog ng Araw

Happy to share the lasting glimpse of sunset at Victoria Bay Resort for the day. The short clip of the setting sun is at the town of Oas in Albay. At the brink of forgetting the sunset which is a must when on a beach, but in the end, I […]

Ang Tunay na Nangyari sa mga Batang Nag-Seesaw

Masayang ibinabahagi ang maikling bidyu na ito, ng mga batang naglilikot at naghaharutan sa baybayin ng Victoria Bay Resort. A short video of kids, probably siblings or related, having total fun in their own simple way in the shoreline of Victoria Bay Resort in Oas, Albay province. [ This video […]

Lapagan lakaran sa Sawangan Park Street Food

Matapos mailathala ang piling-piling mag maikling bidyu nakuha sa pagbisita Sawangan Park street food, pinagtagpi-tagpi ito ang naging kabuuan ng obra. Ang Sawangan Park ay nasa tabing dagat na binabaybay ng Legazpi boulevard sa lungsod ng Legazpi, lalawigan ng Albay. [ This video is part of our Experience Bicol Series […]

Masipag na Street Food Vendor Napag-aaral mga Anak

Patunay na gagawin ng isang ina ang lahat buhayin at mabigyan ng magandang kinabukasan ang mga anak. Maikli ngunit malaman na pahayag ng isang pursigidong ina ng tahanan nag titinda ng pagkain sa may Sawangan Park, Legazpi boulevard ng Legazpi City. Part of our series on Experience Bicol project 2022. […]

Kapeng Oragon Bicol Expresso

Here’s a featured video snap of Kapeng Oragon sa Bicol Expresso right at Sawangan Park Street food plaza located by Legazpi boulevard of Legazpi City. Part of our series on Experience Bicol project 2022. A longer video will get posted much later. [ This video is part of our Experience […]

Lomi Overload VS. Special Lugaw Sawangan Park Street Food

Sharing a featured video snap of Lomi Overload VS. Lugaw Special at Sawangan Park street food by Legazpi boulevard of Legazpi City. Part of our series on Experience Bicol project 2022. A longer video will get posted much later. [ This video is part of our Experience Bicol Series 2022 […]

Japanese cake street food at Sawangan Park

Sharing a featured snap of Japanese cake street food scene in Sawangan Park of Legazpi City. This video is part of our series on Experience Bicol project 2022. Please take not, a longer video will get posted much later.

Majestic Mt. Mayon: A Timelapse

Watch this timelapse of Bicol’s pride in Albay province, Mayon volcano or Mt. Mayon. This video is part of our series on Experience Bicol 2022 ( EB 2.0 )

SUV Driver sinagasaan, tinakbuhan Sekyu ng Mall

Panoorin po natin ang maikling viral video na ito. Ang drayber ng SUV ay binangga ang security guard ng isang malaking malll. Ang sekyu ay tumutulong sa maayos na pagdaloy ng mga sasakyan ng isang malaking mall sa Metro Manila. Maliban sa sadyang binangga ng drayber ang sekyu, ng matumba […]

Senador Richard Gordon Namaalam na sa Senado

Tuluyan ng namaalam si Senador Richard ‘Dick’ Gordon sa senado ng Pilipinas. Binigkas niya ang mahabang ‘valedictory’ kasama ng pasasalamat sa mga naging kasamahan sa mataas ng kapulungan at mga kawani nito.. Ang magiting na senador mula sa lalawigan ng Zambales at lungsod ng Olongapo ay makulay ang pinagdaanang paglilingkod […]

Senador Frank Drilon Namaalam na sa Senado

Tuluyan ng namaalam si Senador Franklin Drilon sa senado ng Pilipinas noong Hunyo 1, 2022. Ang magiting na senador ng Iloilo ay apat na ulit na nahirang na Pangulo ng Senado. Siya pa lamang ang kaununahang senador na naghawak ng katulad na puwesto sa loob ng Senado ng Pilipinas simula […]

PWD Mother Sings to Raise Family

This a short feature of a Mother, a Person with Disability (PWD), despite her physical limitations, strive to raise her family headstrong. It was a chance encounter, have to rush back home for the camera. And the partial fruit of effort is what is seen here. Still working to create […]

When Frog Totally Snubs Cat #short

Presenting here, a #short #shorts “When Frog Totally Snubs Cat. No need to really describe what happen here. Part of our Experience Bicol project 2022 series.

Ang Liwanag ng Aming Puso

Hindi pa rin makapag move-on dahil natalo at ninakaw ang Rosas na hinaharap ng taumbayan dahil sa kasinungalingan at fake news army?. Heto ang homily ni Fr. Manoling Francisco, S.J. sa ginanap na Isang Misa ng Pag-asa at Pasasalamat na ginanap sa Simbahan ng Gesu Ateneo de Manila University. Kung […]

The Bicol Pantomime

Showcasing here an age old tradition in the region of Bicol (Philippines). After the church wedding, then after the reception, the next program in the wedding event is the ‘Pantomina.’ Pantomina is a kind of folk dancing which mimics the love dance of doves. In the local interpretation this time, […]

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Duterte vows to deliver campaign promises to the people

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Let Us Observe Restraint and Discipline During the New Year Celebrations

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Will Naga airport see the light at the end of the tunnel?

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Eight Indie Pinoy Films compete in World Premieres Film Festival in Manila

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Sen. Frank Drilon Endorses Robredo, Tropang Angat Team

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No clear sight on emergency power for President Aquino as congress recess

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Talagang Mabigat Ani Saging Saba #short

Watch this #short #shorts ‘Ang Bigat na Ani ng Saging na Saba.’ Literally, the harvest of one bunch of matured and ripening Saba banana was a surprise. Watch this #short and find out the real weight of that bundle of manibalang na saba which ripens in a few days after […]

Francia Falcon Apelo, Educator

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Iriga Beauty Crowned Miss Bicolandia 2010

Katherine Dominique Lagrimas was proclaimed Miss Bicolandia 2010 in the pageant held at the new multi-million peso Metro Naga Coliseum. She won over four other lovely Bicolana semi-finalists in the September 8 crowning ceremony.

Albay mark the 1814 Mayon fury in Cagsawa Dos Siglos

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