Ten tables for ‘Noche Buena’ Pinoy style on eve of New Year with ‘fiesta’ atmosphere. An inviting array of ten tables set by Filipino families just for that awaited eve before New Year. And when the clock strikes 12 midninght, the real star of the show are the food waiting to be shared in the […]
The colorful military parade should begin to unfold in the morning, today, on the main streets of the city of Naga and each contingent show the best right at the front of the “review stand” of Plaza Quezon. A lucky day would mean our favorite local TV station will broadcast live, and also on streaming, […]
PILI, Camarines Sur — After two years absence, the Kaogma (Happy) Festival of this province reopened Saturday, May 24th, in the capitol complex to a fiesta theme complete with free rides, rock-band concerts, pageants, boxing and variety shows with television and movie stars. An excited Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte, announced “that it is a very […]
NAGA CITY — The officialdom of the city government here is leading a non-traditional festivity that bestows respect and honor not to an individual citizen or group. The honoree is the city’s Naga river. Today, and every second Saturday of March every year, has been proclaimed Naga River Day. The city leadership envisioned the celebration […]
The 10-day Bishop Francisco Gainza Trade Fair opens September 12, 2013 in Naga city. It will definitely place on spotlight marine wealth of Bicol. It will be housed a few meters from the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. This time, the focus of the multi-sectoral event is the wealth of Bicol peninsula’s marine and aquatic resources. The […]
There is no doubt about it, the Peñafrancia festivities is the acknowledged “Queen” of all in the Bicol region. The religious tableau commences with the Traslacion, the processional transfer of the images of the Virgin Mary with the Child Jesus and the Divino Rostro from the Basilica Minore in barangay Balatas as it winds through […]
For a few days in every year, residents of Calabanga drop their daily toil to pay homage to the feast day of the Lady of the Porter (Nuestra Señora de la Porteria). Today is the 263rd of such commemorative event. Residents, tourists and guests converge on a seemingly endless merrymaking in their houses, on the […]
The 3rd Bishop Gainza trade fair opens tomorrow, September 6, in Naga city. According to organizers, the event will offer new twists which include locating the venue at downtown Naga, a few meters from the Metropolitan Cathedral. The site will attract thousands of foot traffic counting on the flock of devotees of the regional patroness […]
Sunday, September 17, 1972. At a distance, yesterday, the Colgante bridge looked beautiful, with colorful buntings and lighted with different colored bulbs. As the day’s sun descended, the bridge’s silhuette on the Naga river provided a lovely backdrop for the still unfolding culmination of the Peñafrancia religious festivities.
Still into the last day of the 2011 feast and festivities that is the Calabanga fiesta here in town. Townsfolk were treated to an array of eye googling parade of sights, sounds, colors, floats, majorettes, cadets, scouts, volunteers, civic organizations and LGU personnel, since the 6th of September.
Fifteen beautiful homegrown young maidens from different barangays of the town vie for the coveted crown of Miss Calabanga 2011. The fairest maiden of all will grace the parade around major streets of the municipality.
“Oh, Calabanga, gem of the province, We will stand with pride and dignity, We will watch your fragile beauty, With much love and care . . . ” The song goes on a never ending refrain as it brings in a hundred and one memories; some happy and some sad. It reminds me of old […]
Local government units, non-governmental agencies, Catholic heirarchy, parishes, parishioners and the general citizenry are gearing up for the coming religious and civic festivities in Calabanga, Daraga and Naga city this September 2011.
“All’s well that ends well,” a popular saying that is often quoted by many and here we are, doing the same, for we just can not leave behind the immediately past regional event last week without this concluding piece. The Penafrancia tercentenary, religious festivities, celebration and fiesta all rolled into nine days in the Bicol region which centered its focal events in the city of Naga eclipsed the previous and many years of observance.
Here’s the results of the civic parade competition during the Peñafrancia regional parade held in Naga city last week. All photos here are from the vantage point near or about the parade review stage at the Plaza Quezon.
Here’s the results of the military parade competition during the Peñafrancia festivities regional parade held in Naga city last week. Photo here is the winning form of the corp of cadets of the CBSUA-Calabanga.
We focus our attention on the volunteer devotees, the people that paddles manually the boats all stringed together pulling the “vancuerna” or “pagoda” or the barge that carries about one hundred fifty people including the images of the Virgin of Peñafrancia and the Divino Rostro.
This is part two of the photo recap of the Penafrancia fluvial procession last Saturday. This is a photo-study of how people waited for the procession and the fluvial event in back yards, alleys, and every available space one can occupy to gaze at the passing venerated images of the Divino Rostro and the Virgin of Peñafrancia.
The official opening of tercentenary celebration of the devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia winds down this Saturday with the traditional fluvial procession. It is the combined procession and river boat ride of the images from the Metropolitan Cathedral back to the Basilica Minore by way of the Naga river.
The thirteenth edition of the colorful and now popular “Voyadores festival” was held yesterday at the parochial grounds of Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. The show of colors and body movements through street dancing was focused on the alternative expression of piety and devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia (Ina) through music and vibrant dancing.
Happy Fiesta, Calabanga! The town fiesta here seems to be a one week affair now which began a few years back with two separate parades on two days. And there are may more fun attractions and happenings about the town. And don’t forget to check-out the video-report of the civic parade below the text post.
Fancy drills of cadets may have engaged the crowd to cheer and swoon. Perhaps, the training and discipline instilled was enough guarantee that not one may not slip in their routine. It must be exhilirating for every participant but over all, they delivered what was expected.
With every observance of the town fiesta here in Calabanga, we also look forward to the drum and bugle corps that now has been transformed and adapted to the current trend- a band more apt to the occasion. The cacophony of sound and music more enlivens the festive mood.
Yesterday, during the pre-fiesta parade celebration, many of these institutions fielded representatives showcasing the showmanship, talent and faces of their students. Consider how long the parade went on with the long list of participants. They presented exhibition and action fronting the makeshift review grandstand, right into that commercial area, everybody calls the “Parada”.