I’m A Newbie

22 Oct , 2009  

At one time I visited over one hundred fifty blogs which took me hours sitting by myself and staring at the screen, reading-learning and be mesmerized of the amazing photos and typing comments quick and fast.


What Could be Done Better with the Inarihan Dam

16 Oct , 2009  

This is the lock of the Inarihan dam located in barangay (village) Binaliw of Calabanga constructed many decades ago.

The THIRIS covers the watershed areas of Tigman, in the towns of Calabanga and Tinambac, Hinagyanan and Inarihan, both in Calabanga, with a total land service area of 3,542 hectares (8,752.47 acres.)

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Bicol News Now, News

The Last and Final Words About Krill

13 Oct , 2009  

Where in some advanced countries Krill fishing is so elaborate, modern, organized and well-funded to fill the appetite of factories that churn the tiny, minuscule organism into pet food, or extract its oil content for commercial purposes, our town fishers do it simple and still environmentally friendly, and most of all not saturating its population.

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Flower Power, News

Yellow Bells by the Sidewalk

11 Oct , 2009  

Lucky for us to still find and appreciate flowers so ordinary and common in our place. But for the people ravaged by the typhoons and floods in metro Manila, and still in the flooded area around Laguna de Bay and outlying provinces, and again in northern and part of central Luzon, here in the Philippines, […]

News, Weather Stories

Rainy Days Ahead

9 Oct , 2009  

Very moody. The horizon is always adorned with thick clouds this side of the town.


Bicol News Now, News

Krills and the Bicolano Spirit of Tenacity

5 Oct , 2009  

Much of the krills harvested in San Miguel bay are destined for human consumption. Depending on the volume, a fisherman would either bring his catch home or sell to a middleman.

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Green, News, Weather Stories

The Gathering of Clouds

2 Oct , 2009  

Calabanga is one of the major rice producers in the province. With the looming unwelcome downpour coming, farmers are in deep trouble.


News, Weather Stories

Water World

29 Sep , 2009  

The series of frames here shows the deplorable and severe aftermath of tropical storm Ketsana, local name Ondoy, which caused flooding to a vast area in the national capital region and neighboring provinces due to the unabated torrential rain and wind.

The typhoon entered the eastern side of the big island of Luzon and made landfall between the provinces of Aurora and Quezon, even as rain started pouring earlier on Friday evening.

Bicol News Now, Footnotes, News

The Majestic Mayon Volcano in Albay

25 Sep , 2009  

With its towering height of 8,077 feet (2,462 meters), the almost perfect-coned volcano is the main tourist attraction of the province and the regions’ natural wonder.

But don’t be guiled with its beauty and charm, for it has erupted times too many since its first recorded activity in 1776. The most destructive was in 1814 when the town of Cagsawa was buried under its mudflows and only the church belfry was left standing. The town was later relocated into what is now the bustling trade center of Daraga.

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Bicol News Now, News

Scouring for Krill in San Miguel Bay

23 Sep , 2009  

Just a few meters from the rocky shoreline by the breakwater, this Sabang fisherman is making the most out of his early morning hours, scouring the shallow waters catching for the tiny, tiny shrimp-like marine orgnisms which thrives in San Miguel bay.

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Flower Power

Mother’s Potted Bougainvillea

20 Sep , 2009  

Bougainvillea I want to share this one specie of bougainvillea flowers fresh from our Mother’s potted greens by the front porch. She still have time to care for these plants very popular in our place. My brother who is also green-thumbed helps in nurturing them. Mother just love the color and blooms of her potted […]

Bicol News Now, News, Weather Stories

Mt. Isarog, The Majestic

18 Sep , 2009  

This is Mt. Isarog, a dead volcano nestled at the heart of Camarines Sur province, the highest forested peak in the southern portion of the island of Luzon with a height of 1,966 meters (6,450.13 feet) above sea level.


Flower Power, Weather Stories

My Aunt’s Orchids

14 Sep , 2009  

Courtesy of our next-house neighbor and also Aunt Lolit, these orchids are blooms in her garden, a source of joy and delight even as she worries about the rainy season this time of the year. When asked permission for the frames, she obligingly lead the way. On a sad note, late night yesterday, our dear […]

Weather Stories

Sky View with Tangled Wires

11 Sep , 2009  

Sometimes can only wish for a good view of the sky clear and far from the electrical post with its tangled wires. We have to sacrifice a little in exchange for some convenience or I won’t be posting this skyview.



The Bicol Language, Part 1/ An Lenguahe kan Bicol, Parte 1

9 Sep , 2009  

Maogmang aldaw! is the Bicol phrase greeting one a good happy day, encompassing every Bicolano’s spirit of hospitality and friendship. Bicol is a distinct, complete language by itself, spoken by the majority of people in the region.

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Flower Power, News

Wild Flowers in the Outfield

6 Sep , 2009  

What’s in a name?A flower will still be a flower, though growing wild and uncared for. Dainty and frail, they thrive well and good outside the backyard fence basking at the sunshine, facing the vast, wide expanse of almost endless ricefields. Ano an yaon sa ngaran?An burak fermi nang burak, maski nagbutwa sa katangyanan. Saradit […]

Bicol News Now, News, Weather Stories

By the Ricefield

4 Sep , 2009  

By the ricefield. The simple joy of living in a rural area.
We tend to our rice farm and look up to the sky for rains to come at times.

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Bicol News Now

The Popular Pedal Trikes

31 Aug , 2009  

Very popular among the folks on small towns is this means of transport where gas is not required to make it go the distance. It feeds on pedal power, endurance and foot strength of the trike operator. The three wheeled pedal trike’s popularity is all over that from the town center (Parada) or the market, […]


Bicol News Now

Where in the World is Cbanga360

29 Aug , 2009  

Calabanga is a small speck of dot as seen on the map of the province of Camarines Sur, down the region and peninsula of Bicol in southern Luzon, the Philippines.


Bicol News Now, Weather Stories

The Rain Clouds Are Coming

28 Aug , 2009  

The once white, thick puffy clouds hovering above turned darker in due time, cool air sweep the area and then tiny droplets of crystal water began to pour from above.

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Bicol News Now, Economy, News

The Ubiquitous Ukay-ukay at the Town Market

27 Aug , 2009  

One way we can learn about the the town is by wandering at the market. And on this our particular stroll, we came upon this makeshift-stall selling new and second hand clothes.


Bicol News Now, Governance, News

A Building Only in Barangay San Pablo

25 Aug , 2009  

San Pablo is a small village of Calabanga town, one of the few that comprises its poblacion or urban center. Actually, it is just a one-street affair with both sides cramped with residential structures of varying designs defined by the financial well-being of the residents.


Bicol News Now

About Cbanga360

17 Aug , 2009  

Calabanga marks its 260th year of townhood July 15th since it was created into a municipality in 1749. As a community of over seventy three thousand people, however, the town traces its history from the earliest days of Bicol when natives crossed rivers and seas and climbed mountains to settle in places where the soil looked rich, and nature kind.

Weather Stories

Above the Clouds

11 Aug , 2009  

Sitting by the plane window of an domestic Airbus319 series plane, I feel like floating on the pluffy clouds the aircraft was passing through.

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