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THROWBACK: These are the top 25 posts of our site

This month of April, we mark the birthday of this site. So that as part of that celebration, we are happy to share the top 25 stories and posts that garnered the top most views through the years, up to now. Going over these posts, we were surprised for the […]

The moment Miss Philippines Catriona Gray wins Miss Universe 2018

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray is crowned this year’s Miss Universe. This is the fourth crown won by a candidate from the Philippines in the history of the popular international beauty pageant. Watch the seemingly long moment while the hopefuls wait for the announcement of the winning Miss Universe 2018.  And […]

Watch Ginger goes to heaven in springtime

Ginger appeared in our video productions which include green screen or chroma key tests. Uncomplaining, so cooperative and ever so patient during filmings. She love our walks at the backyard and spends time sniffing the grass and watch long stems and leaves of plants sway in the rhythm of the […]

The reason why it’s always raining in Calabanga

One year after Mother crossed over, I didn’t realize it slowly changed the memory pictured in my mind of my hometown. I don’t know if that newest impression etched will soon fade as time goes by and revert back to that of memories past of good and happy summers during […]

Evelyn Yu, 3-term mayor of Calabanga, 71

Close friends, relatives, family and many folks known to her in the town of Calabanga are missing already the presence of Mrs. Evelyn Yu, She succumbed to heart ailment yesterday. She would be 72 on December 3, The well-respected and unassuming former chief executive of the town left behind her […]

Former Senator Miriam Santiago succumbs to lung cancer, 71

Feisty Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has passed away this Thursday morning. She was 71. After nearly three years of battling lung cancer, the former senator was reported to have passed away. Senator Grace Poe confirmed this in a Senate hearing on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill wherein she paused for […]

At 95, former Senate President Jovito R. Salonga, passes away

Former Senate President Jovito Salonga passed away on Thursday. He was 95. According to the reports, Salonga died at 3 p.m. after three years of battling Alzheimer’s disease. He was elected to the Senate three times, topping the race in 1965, 1971, and 1987. He served as Senate President from […]

Former senator Joker Arroyo dead at 88

Former senator Joker Arroyo, 88, died of heart attack in a hospital overseas Monday. Joker represented the first district of Makati City for three terms from 1992 to 2001 and later as senator from 2001 to 2013. Arroyo has received various awards and commendations for his significant contributions to the […]

Lone Bicolano PNP-SAF hero casualty hails from Virac

Lone Bicolano PNP-SAF hero casualty hails from Virac Published on: Jan 31, 2015 @ 07:47 The lone Bicolano casualty in the PNP-SAF, Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters “misencounter” hails from Virac, Catanduanes. Police Senior Inspector Max Jim R. Tria belongs to the Philippine National Police Academy […]

Bicolana farmer, 3 others get FAO award on World Food Day celebration

A Bicolana farmer and three others were recognized for their achievements in agriculture and food production during the recent 33rd celebration of the World Food Day for the Asia-Pacific region held in Bangkok, Thailand on October 16, 2013. Myrna Conmigo Asor of Goa, (Partido district) Camarines Sur received a Food […]

Miss Philippines Wins Crown of Miss World 2013

Miss Philippines Megan Young wins the coveted crown and title of Miss World 2013. 2. Miss France 3. Miss Ghana The beauty pageant was held at Bali, Indonesia on Saturday. Top five 1. Miss France 2. Miss Philippines 3. Miss Ghana 4. Miss Brazil 5. Miss Spain 6. Miss Gibraltar […]

Congresswoman Leni Robredo Commemorates Jesse’s Death Anniversary in Stride

Congresswoman Leni Robredo Commemorates Jesse’s Death Anniversary in Stride Under the close scrutiny of people using the media and social tools, widow Leonor “Leni” Robredo took the occasion of the first death anniversary of her husband in style and stride. One year ago, today, her popular and populist husband perished […]

Guinness World Record: Albay’s Largest Human No Smoking Sign!!!

Early photos of the successful attempt by the joint effort of organizers to set a world record for the biggest human no-smoking sign in the province of Albay staged at the school campus of the Bicol University in Legazpi city, June 28, 2013, Friday. Photo courtesy of Dr. Elnora Brocales. […]

Hernandez Clan bereaved by demise of family members

For the well entrenched clan of Hernandez in Calabanga, the shadow of death come as a reminder of their being part of one root. Death become the source and cause of uncalled unhappy reunions, repeatedly as in the immediate past. Many family members may have found their way into distant […]

Yes, Virginia, It’s a Milestone at 85

A very unwelcome of a weather system, this Chedeng, now intensifying into a typhoon in Bicol. It will be affecting many towns of Camarines Sur as well. The local climate disturbance dampens the day in many countless ways, including the very special day of one special person. For today, a […]

Rita Azur, Scion of a Sibobo Clan of Calabanga

Visiting the seaside village of Sibobo brings back some memories of the distant past on this writer. But while our main purpose was only to revisit and take some photos of the place, there was one unintended surprise waiting for us. It was also an unannouced visit to one good and grandlady of the barangay.

Shout Out to Pinoy Parents and Graduates

It is disturbing how many graduates from the numerous schools of the country will get job placement afterwards. It will always remain a question forever. For the multitude of graduates, like in clinical nursing, may end up in call centers and the worst scenario- as sales clerks in mall stores, for there are not too many hospitals can absorb the abundant supply of manpower.

Francia Falcon Apelo, Educator

Francia Falcon Apelo, one of the pillars of the local educational community will be surely missed soon enough. She last handled the post of school counsellor at the Calabanga Polytechnic college (now the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture). Previous to that, she was well remembered at the Calabanga Central Division Pilot School for the several subjects she ably handled.

This Post is Very Personal Again

There was fun- swimming on the beach, sailing by motorized banca, a picnic under the canopy of coconut trees, and visiting former acquaintances. The group also had a good share of fresh buko (tipong) meat and juice on the sprawl of coco plantations.

A Grand Lady is Coming Home

She came to America a few months after loving husband first stepped unto the soils of Long Beach. Ever since, she never transferred to another city. She worked hard for her daughter’s family to join her before but since it was far more important to give the grandson a choice she had to forego the dream even though they stayed for sometime with her.

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.

Math Whiz Kid Hails From Legazpi

The newest toast of the town in Legazpi’s math class circle is this fourth grader enrolled at the Bicol University integrated laboratory school.

AdeN U Grad Tops Nursing Board

A graduate from the Ateneo de Naga University college of nursing topped the nursing licensure examination given this July 2010, according to the statement released by the professional regulation Commission.

Orchids Mark Our First Year

The orchids bloom this time at our sister’s Legazpi frontyard are remarkable. Her residence with a certain degree of elevation due to the hillside location of the housing district gives ample growth area for the aerial plants.

Cbanga360: One Year and Counting

Cbanga360, the street journal about Calabanga and many things Bicol, was one idea of how to fill dull days into something worth productive. It turned out, the process of maintaining the blog, i.e., writing posts consume our time coupled with leg work, research, coordination and much more.

Bicol Akrho Celebrates Anniversary

The Alpha Kappa Rho (akrho) chapters in Albay celebrate in a parade about the main streets of Legazpi city. Some fraternity and sorority members wear their signature black shirts emblazoned with the organization’s name.

Positive Change Sweeps Cbanga360

One big change in the layout came about with the quick approval from Google Adsense. Expect there would be more changes in our endeavor to improve Cbanga360 which may include opening our doors to contributors, more responsive articles, a forum, etc. For this, we always maintain a positive outlook.

Rizalina Hernandez Bongat, 63

Just three houses from across ours, she lived a full, frugal and celibate life. She spent her most productive years at the Calabanga Central Division Pilot School in barangay San Francisco, on the other side of the twin roads.

We’re Blushing And We Are Moving

We’re humbled to learn some items and passages of our posts here in Cbanga360 on Blogspot and on Facebook, get reposted, quoted and/or referenced in some neat, news/info gathering/sharing platforms.

Cbanga360 Hates Goodbyes

I hate goodbyes. It pricks the innermost recesses of my heart and pour tears on my eyes. It makes me sad and switch to a somber mood. I am very sentimental. I hate goodbyes.

Into the World of Local Cyclists

Our town offers a distinct opportunity for local cycling enthusiasts to prove their prowess and grit by trekking to the hillsides and the rural country which is literally straddling the broad shoulders of mighty Mt. Isarog.

Flowers for the grieving heart

Our family, and perhaps much of the folks in our place, have that very close family and extended kinship ties. We still know our cousins up to that we might call “fourth cousins,” fourth degree of consanguinity! (Memory and Tongue twisters: 1st cousins are my parent’s niece and nephews on […]

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Watch Ginger goes to heaven in springtime

Ginger appeared in our video productions which include green screen or chroma key tests. Uncomplaining, so cooperative and ever so patient during filmings. She love our walks at the backyard and spends time sniffing the grass and watch long stems and leaves of plants sway in the rhythm of the […]

Positive Change Sweeps Cbanga360

One big change in the layout came about with the quick approval from Google Adsense. Expect there would be more changes in our endeavor to improve Cbanga360 which may include opening our doors to contributors, more responsive articles, a forum, etc. For this, we always maintain a positive outlook.

At 95, former Senate President Jovito R. Salonga, passes away

Former Senate President Jovito Salonga passed away on Thursday. He was 95. According to the reports, Salonga died at 3 p.m. after three years of battling Alzheimer’s disease. He was elected to the Senate three times, topping the race in 1965, 1971, and 1987. He served as Senate President from […]

Hernandez Clan bereaved by demise of family members

For the well entrenched clan of Hernandez in Calabanga, the shadow of death come as a reminder of their being part of one root. Death become the source and cause of uncalled unhappy reunions, repeatedly as in the immediate past. Many family members may have found their way into distant […]

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.

A Grand Lady is Coming Home

She came to America a few months after loving husband first stepped unto the soils of Long Beach. Ever since, she never transferred to another city. She worked hard for her daughter’s family to join her before but since it was far more important to give the grandson a choice she had to forego the dream even though they stayed for sometime with her.

Orchids Mark Our First Year

The orchids bloom this time at our sister’s Legazpi frontyard are remarkable. Her residence with a certain degree of elevation due to the hillside location of the housing district gives ample growth area for the aerial plants.

Cbanga360: One Year and Counting

Cbanga360, the street journal about Calabanga and many things Bicol, was one idea of how to fill dull days into something worth productive. It turned out, the process of maintaining the blog, i.e., writing posts consume our time coupled with leg work, research, coordination and much more.

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Evelyn Yu, 3-term mayor of Calabanga, 71

Close friends, relatives, family and many folks known to her in the town of Calabanga are missing already the presence of Mrs. Evelyn Yu, She succumbed to heart ailment yesterday. She would be 72 on December 3, The well-respected and unassuming former chief executive of the town left behind her […]

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Flowers for the grieving heart

Our family, and perhaps much of the folks in our place, have that very close family and extended kinship ties. We still know our cousins up to that we might call “fourth cousins,” fourth degree of consanguinity! (Memory and Tongue twisters: 1st cousins are my parent’s niece and nephews on […]

Guinness World Record: Albay’s Largest Human No Smoking Sign!!!

Early photos of the successful attempt by the joint effort of organizers to set a world record for the biggest human no-smoking sign in the province of Albay staged at the school campus of the Bicol University in Legazpi city, June 28, 2013, Friday. Photo courtesy of Dr. Elnora Brocales. […]

Into the World of Local Cyclists

Our town offers a distinct opportunity for local cycling enthusiasts to prove their prowess and grit by trekking to the hillsides and the rural country which is literally straddling the broad shoulders of mighty Mt. Isarog.

The reason why it’s always raining in Calabanga

One year after Mother crossed over, I didn’t realize it slowly changed the memory pictured in my mind of my hometown. I don’t know if that newest impression etched will soon fade as time goes by and revert back to that of memories past of good and happy summers during […]

Rizalina Hernandez Bongat, 63

Just three houses from across ours, she lived a full, frugal and celibate life. She spent her most productive years at the Calabanga Central Division Pilot School in barangay San Francisco, on the other side of the twin roads.

Shout Out to Pinoy Parents and Graduates

It is disturbing how many graduates from the numerous schools of the country will get job placement afterwards. It will always remain a question forever. For the multitude of graduates, like in clinical nursing, may end up in call centers and the worst scenario- as sales clerks in mall stores, for there are not too many hospitals can absorb the abundant supply of manpower.