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LIVESTREAM: The Easter Vigil at the Vatican and Naga City

The Easter Vigil takes place on Saturday, April 20th, beginning at 8.25pm. in Vatican. The celebration begins with the blessing of the new fire in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica. The processional entrance follows next with the Easter candle and the singing of the “Exsultet” (or “Easter Proclamation”). Pope […]

Naga airport in Pili soon ready for night landings, take-offs

The domestic airport in Pili serving metropolitan Naga and the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte will soon be capable of catering to evening flight take-off and landing operations. The Naga airport, which is operated by the Air transportation Office (ATO) of the Department of Transportation and Communications, has […]

University of Nueva Caceres now under new corporate ownership? Again?

Ownership of the University of Nueva Caceres change hands. Kind of. For decades, the Hernandez family of Naga city and Libmanan town used to own and manage the first and largest university in Bicol. But not anymore as the education arm of the Ayala Corporation, the AC Education, Inc., (AEI) […]

Naga is richest city in Bicol region

Naga City, Bicol’s financial, business, educational and religious capital now has a total net worth of over P4.675 billion, making it the richest local government unit (LGU) in the region, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). The City of Ligao, in Albay province, followed far second, with a total […]

Naga City is rising as the business process outsourcing center of Bicol

Is Naga City rising as the business process outsourcing center of Bicol? Away from Mega Manila into the provinces where cost is cheaper and labor supply is plentiful, call center services or the business process outsourcing is finding Bicol, particularly the city of Naga and nearby provincial capitol complex in […]

Naga City rolls on real property tax collection online service

This is one good news for real propery owners in Naga City. The local government last January 14th opened an online service for payment of real property tax which definitely exempt people from the hazzle of physically going to payment centers just to pay the bill. The new facility augurs […]

Rejoinder, which Bicol city is ready to become an HUC?

After posting Legazpi City readies to become the first HUC in Bicol, this writer felt like taken for a ride (‘nakuryente’) by the information. So I reviewed some numbers to compare the remaining cities of the region. First. Bicol cities verified annual regular income from the years 2011 up to […]

Film festival ushers the start of Peñafrancia festivities

NAGA CITY — Other than the regular religious sights and sounds during the conduct and observation of the forthcoming Peñafrancia festivities, devotees and enthusiasts can look forward to an added attraction now on its second year. The Caceres Commission on Communications has confirmed the five finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia […]

Tsinelas Day: Naga marks 2nd death anniversary of Robredo

Today, August 18th, the second death anniversary of former local government secretary and Naga city mayor Jesse Robredo is a non-working holiday, if the wishes of the current local leadership and council is to be granted. Mayor John Bongat and congresswoman Leni G. Robredo including friends, believers and ordinary Naguenos […]

Phase-out: Post offices in Camarines Sur undergo consolidation

The ease of usage by cellphone text messaging and the internet has finally caught up the territory previously dominated by the post office, that of sending and delivering letters. Little did many surmised before that it could lead to something economically disadvantageous to some sectors. One government agency is slowly […]

President Aquino led 116th PH independence day celebration in Naga City

Naga City — This premier Bicol city shares the limelight nationwide during the celebration of the 116th Philippine Independence day anniversary. President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday, graced the celebration. He delivered an Independence Day speech and acknowledged the 15 Bicol martyrs during the Philippine Revolution. The president raised the […]

DOST launches “science for safer communities” in Naga City

NAGA CITY — For communities to achieve disaster resiliency, understanding of hazards and their resultant risks is a must, Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo stressed on Monday. Montejo was the keynote speaker during the launch of the “Science for Safer Communities” campaign in Bicol held at […]

Bicol Medical Center up for P200M big expansion project in 2014

NAGA CITY, Nov. 22 — The Bicol Medical Center here is up for a big-budget expansion project next year. The national government, through the Department of Health, will start the construction of the P200-million Bicol Medical Center expansion project in January next year. Dr. Jensy Ong, BMC chief training officer, […]

Seriously, Naga City-Camarines Sur Needs an All-weather Airport

Seriously, Naga City-Camarines Sur needs an all-weather airport. Domestic airline passengers get a doze of frustration each time flights destined from Manila to Naga city and return get axed due to cancellation. But it makes more ironic when the cancellation was not caused by aircraft mechanical trouble but by sunset […]

Peñafrancia Traslacion 2013 Live streaming Coverage

Cbanga360.net – The Bicol Steet Journal brings a live streaming coverage of the Peñafrancia Traslacion 2013 unfolding in the streets of Naga city, thru the courtesy and good hearts of the management and staff of a regional, true local Bicol television network. Also in multi-cast with The Bulletin Today – […]

Peñafrancia Festivities 2013 Unfurls with the Traditional Traslacion

Peñafrancia Festivities 2013 Unfurls with the Traditional Traslacion on Friday. Below is a schedule of activities of the events in the continuing observation of the celebration of Bicolano’s faith to Ina, the Patroness of Bicol. September 12 / Thursday – DAY FOR THE GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND WORKERS Theme: The Divine […]

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 […]

How Seven Bicol City LGUs Spent People’s Money in 2009

Presented here is a short discussion on how the seven Bicol city local government units prioritized expenditures for the welfare of its constituents. Like the provincial LGUs, selected were five current operating expenditures which ate up much of the operating income of, and by comparison with, all seven city local […]

Naga City Winners and Losers May 13, 2013 Elections

MAYOR of NAGA CITY BONGAT, JOHN (LP) 39,423 PELAGIO, JUN 7,277 ORTEGA, LUIS 1,627 VICE-MAYOR of NAGA CITY LEGACION, NELSON (LP) 26,471 ROCO, CHO (NPC) 22,184 MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD of NAGA CITY – LONE DIST BORDADO, GABRIEL JR. (LP) 33,057 DE ASIS, CECILIA (LP) 31,840 ABONAL, ESTEBAN III (LP) 28,654 […]

CamSur Road Widening Will Impact Naga City and Pili

Naga city, (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways has allotted P100 million for a road-widening project from Naga city to the capital town of Pili in Camarines Sur. The project will specifically affect real estate properties along the primary highway. Engineer Guilbert Romero of the Camarines Sur […]

PNR commuter train test run identify problems

Naga city, March 8 — The commuter train test run of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) from Naga city to Legazpi city has shown problems that require immediate attention before its planned regular run next month. Passing through 102 km railways from Naga Station to Legazpi station, the commuter train […]

CCTV Footage Could Help Solve Lupi Mayor Slay Case

LEGAZPI CITY, (PNA) Update — The police authorities would utilize the video footage of a close circuit television (CCTV) camera installed at the electronics repair shop where the shooting of Lupi mayor Raul Matamorosa took place last Saturday afternoon (October 27). The other day, a witness came forward to tell […]

Peñafrancia Fluvial 2012 Live Blogging

Naga city, September 15, 2012.–For the third consecutive years, Cbanga360/Bicol Street Journal will cover the Peñafrancia Fluvial Procession via live blogging as our infotechcomm gadgets permit. So keep refreshing the page as we update and post the live events on this page. 3:00 am: A Penitential Procession of INA & […]

Devotion to Peñafrancia is a Barometer of Bicolano’s Catholic Faith

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 […]

The Jesse Robredo Spell: How Long Will It Last?

In a country gnawed with incessant and unperturbed corruption in all levels of the government and public service, the uncommon yet outstanding ideals that the late DILG secretary Jesse Robredo represent, stood for, and lived by was as rare as the trace of water or liquid in the solar planet […]

Bicol Charity Foundations Loses Financial Assistance From PCSO

Seven charitable foundations and institutions in the Bicol region had been cut-off of their monthly and quarterly funding by the numbers gaming agency Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Many more similar institutions around the country suffered the same funding stoppage. This was revealed by chairwoman Margarita Juico who said the […]

Annual Income of Bicol Cities and Provinces for 2006

But while Bicol LGUs earn millions (in pesos), it does not follow that the constituents are also that rich. On the contrary, not much has changed on more than majority of the people’s earnings and income. Many families are still below the poverty threshold level around the region. So that there is the strong contrast of the government awashed with money and the people stricken in poverty.

Legazpi and Camsur Occupies Income Leads in 2005

Looking deep at the 2005 income of cities and provinces of Bicol this time, the trend is no different from previous years. The moneys earned stay more on the uptrend. The cities of Legazpi and Naga are truly rivals. Sorsogon may seem to occupy the third position now and the next years to come.

Forty Eight Bicol Towns Earn P2.5B in 2004

For the fiscal year of 2004, 48 Bicol towns out of 107 earned an income of P37M or more which totalled P2,478,990,989 out of the regional earnings of P3,951,780,429. Of these local government units, twenty breached the P50M yearly income while the reamaining 28 municipalities earned between P35 but less than P50M.

Naga and CamSur Shows 2003 Earning Power

The province of Camarines Sur and the city of Naga lead the list of top earners in their category for three consecutive years of 2001, 2002 and 2003. The perennial seconders are Albay province and Legazpi city for the same reference periods.

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Tsinelas Day: Naga marks 2nd death anniversary of Robredo

Today, August 18th, the second death anniversary of former local government secretary and Naga city mayor Jesse Robredo is a non-working holiday, if the wishes of the current local leadership and council is to be granted. Mayor John Bongat and congresswoman Leni G. Robredo including friends, believers and ordinary Naguenos […]

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Naga City rolls on real property tax collection online service

This is one good news for real propery owners in Naga City. The local government last January 14th opened an online service for payment of real property tax which definitely exempt people from the hazzle of physically going to payment centers just to pay the bill. The new facility augurs […]

Winners of 2010 Peñafrancia Regional Military Parade

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.

Naga is richest city in Bicol region

Naga City, Bicol’s financial, business, educational and religious capital now has a total net worth of over P4.675 billion, making it the richest local government unit (LGU) in the region, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). The City of Ligao, in Albay province, followed far second, with a total […]

CCTV Footage Could Help Solve Lupi Mayor Slay Case

LEGAZPI CITY, (PNA) Update — The police authorities would utilize the video footage of a close circuit television (CCTV) camera installed at the electronics repair shop where the shooting of Lupi mayor Raul Matamorosa took place last Saturday afternoon (October 27). The other day, a witness came forward to tell […]

Devotion to Peñafrancia is a Barometer of Bicolano’s Catholic Faith

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 […]

Short Film on Poverty Touched Millions of Viewers

The short film “Chicken a la Carte” by Ferdinand Dimadura, was made in 2005, beat some 3,600 entries when it won the 56th Berlin film festival award for short films in 2006.

DOST launches “science for safer communities” in Naga City

NAGA CITY — For communities to achieve disaster resiliency, understanding of hazards and their resultant risks is a must, Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo stressed on Monday. Montejo was the keynote speaker during the launch of the “Science for Safer Communities” campaign in Bicol held at […]

Peñafrancia Fluvial on the Naga River

Some 300 military personnel helped in cleaning the river due to unwanted debris and garbage before the actual fluvial procession. The residents and the city government of Naga should take not only one look but also envision a program on how to keep the river clean and alive again before is too late.

Caceres Archdiocese Unveils Porta Mariae

The Archdiocese of Caceres unveils today the Porta Mariae, a commemorative arch of the tercentenary or 300th celebration of the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Naga city.

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Peñafrancia Festival in Retrospect

“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.

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Tsinelas Day: Naga marks 2nd death anniversary of Robredo

Today, August 18th, the second death anniversary of former local government secretary and Naga city mayor Jesse Robredo is a non-working holiday, if the wishes of the current local leadership and council is to be granted. Mayor John Bongat and congresswoman Leni G. Robredo including friends, believers and ordinary Naguenos […]

Short Film on Poverty Touched Millions of Viewers

The short film “Chicken a la Carte” by Ferdinand Dimadura, was made in 2005, beat some 3,600 entries when it won the 56th Berlin film festival award for short films in 2006.

Voyadores Adds Color to Peñafrancia Tercentenary

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.

Balongay and the Bridge of Broken Dream

Then I heard about the skyway bridges that will span the river, connecting the towns of Libmanan and Canaman. The structure will be built much farther inside and farther from Balongay. The loss of Calabanga and Cabusao became the gain of Libmanan and Canaman. Lucky folks of these towns.

Film festival ushers the start of Peñafrancia festivities

NAGA CITY — Other than the regular religious sights and sounds during the conduct and observation of the forthcoming Peñafrancia festivities, devotees and enthusiasts can look forward to an added attraction now on its second year. The Caceres Commission on Communications has confirmed the five finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia […]

Bicol Charity Foundations Loses Financial Assistance From PCSO

Seven charitable foundations and institutions in the Bicol region had been cut-off of their monthly and quarterly funding by the numbers gaming agency Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Many more similar institutions around the country suffered the same funding stoppage. This was revealed by chairwoman Margarita Juico who said the […]