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Albay senior citizens celebrate early Valentines Day

Albay senior citizens celebrate early Valentines Day LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 14 — Various colors and scents of roses dominate the romantic atmosphere in Albay Astrodome here Thursday as grandfathers and grandmothers in Albay province celebrated an early Valentine’s Day. Love was all over the airconditioned structure as the elderly lovebirds […]

September 2 is Non-working Holiday in Albay for Gen. Simeon Ola

September 2 is non-working holiday in the province of Albay. The Malacanang declaration was due to the commemoration of the 148th birth anniversary of the late Gen. Simeon A. Ola, the Bicolano hero during the Philippine-American War. Born on September 2, 1865 in Guinobatan, Albay, to ordinary citizens Vicente Ola […]

The Dead Downgrades Politics in the Land and More Concerns

All roads lead to the cemeteries today. All thoughts of the living are made busy of reminiscing the departed. People pays tribute not only for two days but many will find more time until Sunday. For truly it is only the dead which can literally disrupt and altogether propel the […]

Calabangueños Worldwide Celebrate Happy Fiesta

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 […]

Fiesta Days Are Here Again in Calabanga

“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. […]

To All Mothers Everywhere: Happy Mother’s Day!

I still have my mother and I owe her a lot, and the sacrifices that she made for us her children will always be one of our greatest treasures. I salute all our wonderful mothers, then. May God shower our mothers with abundant blessings today and always!

What’s in a Name or Nickname?

The giving of nickname is popular among Bicolano families. Or I would rather say a part of our culture. I grew up in a family where calling someone the real name is a “crime” for a seemingly unsound connotation.

Peace and Ceasefire During Christmas Season is Most Welcome

This year’s yuletide also brings peace, serenity and confidence in the far flung and hinterland areas of the Bicol region with the unilateral declaration of the PH government of a holiday ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines from December 16, 2010 to January 3, 2011.

All Souls and All Saints Day Once Again

The ties that bind close family relatives makes the strong pull during certain occasions of the year. One of that is like today’s and tomorrow’s All Souls and All Saints day. However and whenever day the family would like to celebrate (Monday or Tuesday?), commemorate or memorialize again and again our dear departed rests on the schedule and preparations, but mostly on the first of the month as many could be seen around the cemeteries and memorial parks.

How People Watched the Peñafrancia Fluvial Event

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.

Peñafrancia Fluvial Photo Recap

This is part one of the photo recap of the Penafrancia fluvial procession last Saturday. If only to give us an idea of how people celebrated, witnessed and participated in their own ways the tercentenary celebration of the devotion to the Virgin of Peñafrancia.

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.

Traslacion Over, Mass Held Outside Cathedral

Earlier, at noon, the procession started out from the Plaza de Padre Miguel de Covarrubias (the Peñafrancia shrine patio). It was dampened with a downpour that actually cooled the air. The throng of people that heared the mass, the crowd waiting outside the church and the sideways of the Peñafrancia avenue where the procession passed got some relief from the previously prevailing sweltering afternoon heat.

Happy 2010 Fiesta, Calabanga!!!

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.

Military Contingent Added Success to Parade

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.

The School Bands Rock the Town Fiesta

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.

Majorettes Amaze Crowd at Calabanga 2010 Parade

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”.

Calabanga Celebrates Town Fiesta

On September 6 and 7, the townsfolk of Calabanga will celebrate the feast day of Nuestra Señora de la Porteria. The civil and religious heirarchy in the whole municipality closes ranks to celebrate as one the joyous occasion.

The Days of All Saints and Souls Remembered

We were at the town’s only public Catholic cemetery yesterday and visited our dear departed. Here in our place, as in the whole country, November 1st is designated by the church and the government as All Saints day.

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Albay senior citizens celebrate early Valentines Day

Albay senior citizens celebrate early Valentines Day LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 14 — Various colors and scents of roses dominate the romantic atmosphere in Albay Astrodome here Thursday as grandfathers and grandmothers in Albay province celebrated an early Valentine’s Day. Love was all over the airconditioned structure as the elderly lovebirds […]

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Peace and Ceasefire During Christmas Season is Most Welcome

This year’s yuletide also brings peace, serenity and confidence in the far flung and hinterland areas of the Bicol region with the unilateral declaration of the PH government of a holiday ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines from December 16, 2010 to January 3, 2011.

Calabangueños Worldwide Celebrate Happy Fiesta

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 […]

The Days of All Saints and Souls Remembered

We were at the town’s only public Catholic cemetery yesterday and visited our dear departed. Here in our place, as in the whole country, November 1st is designated by the church and the government as All Saints day.

The School Bands Rock the Town Fiesta

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.

To All Mothers Everywhere: Happy Mother’s Day!

I still have my mother and I owe her a lot, and the sacrifices that she made for us her children will always be one of our greatest treasures. I salute all our wonderful mothers, then. May God shower our mothers with abundant blessings today and always!

How People Watched the Peñafrancia Fluvial Event

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.

Fiesta Days Are Here Again in Calabanga

“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. […]

Military Contingent Added Success to Parade

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.

What’s in a Name or Nickname?

The giving of nickname is popular among Bicolano families. Or I would rather say a part of our culture. I grew up in a family where calling someone the real name is a “crime” for a seemingly unsound connotation.

All Souls and All Saints Day Once Again

The ties that bind close family relatives makes the strong pull during certain occasions of the year. One of that is like today’s and tomorrow’s All Souls and All Saints day. However and whenever day the family would like to celebrate (Monday or Tuesday?), commemorate or memorialize again and again our dear departed rests on the schedule and preparations, but mostly on the first of the month as many could be seen around the cemeteries and memorial parks.

Majorettes Amaze Crowd at Calabanga 2010 Parade

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”.

September 2 is Non-working Holiday in Albay for Gen. Simeon Ola

September 2 is non-working holiday in the province of Albay. The Malacanang declaration was due to the commemoration of the 148th birth anniversary of the late Gen. Simeon A. Ola, the Bicolano hero during the Philippine-American War. Born on September 2, 1865 in Guinobatan, Albay, to ordinary citizens Vicente Ola […]

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Majorettes Amaze Crowd at Calabanga 2010 Parade

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”.

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To All Mothers Everywhere: Happy Mother’s Day!

I still have my mother and I owe her a lot, and the sacrifices that she made for us her children will always be one of our greatest treasures. I salute all our wonderful mothers, then. May God shower our mothers with abundant blessings today and always!

The School Bands Rock the Town Fiesta

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.

Military Contingent Added Success to Parade

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.

Fiesta Days Are Here Again in Calabanga

“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. […]

Happy 2010 Fiesta, Calabanga!!!

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.

Calabangueños Worldwide Celebrate Happy Fiesta

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 […]

Traslacion Over, Mass Held Outside Cathedral

Earlier, at noon, the procession started out from the Plaza de Padre Miguel de Covarrubias (the Peñafrancia shrine patio). It was dampened with a downpour that actually cooled the air. The throng of people that heared the mass, the crowd waiting outside the church and the sideways of the Peñafrancia avenue where the procession passed got some relief from the previously prevailing sweltering afternoon heat.