Afternoons are better with tea and company.

Find out why this Afternoon Tea at the Avenue Plaza Hotel is a must try.

Guide to Panicuason Hot Spring Resort

The hot and cold destination in Naga right at the foot of Mt. Isarog.

Guide to Caramoan Islands

CamSur's hidden paradise with white sand beaches, caves, and amazing rock formation.

Guide to Consocep Mountain Resort / Falls

Visit at least 3 waterfalls in one day! Kawa-Kawa, Tumaguiti, and Bulalacao Falls!

Guide to Aguirangan Island and Kinahulugan Falls

A very accesible island in Camarines Sur with a side trip to Kinahulugan Falls. Experience the sun, sea, sand and stone in one day.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sbarro Naga

Pizza lovers! I know you will be happy about this. WELCOME to NAGA CITY SBARRO Philippines! 

Wow! This is actually a surprise, I didn't get any info about this store not until today after checking my twitter account. Thanks @KarlJustin5 for the tag. After reading your tweet I really had to check right now and see it for myself. Yes I'm excited! And look! Sbarro Ph's IG account posted the opening date, it's tomorrow, July 25, 2014 here at the Foodcourt of SM City Naga.

1st Colonial Grill Naga

Full store of 1st Colonial Grill at SM City Naga is now open! But wait! There's another one! 1st Colonial Grill Centro Naga Branch is also set to open soon at the former Chic Boy location.

1st Colonial Grill is the home of Sili Ice Cream.

Friday, July 18, 2014

#GlendaPH Aftermath in Naga City

Photos captured after the wrath of typhoon #GlendaPh

Monday, July 14, 2014

Share a Coke Bottle and Cans

Share a Coke with... is now available at SM Supermarket at SM City Naga. It's been months that we have been seeing this bottles online from our neighboring countries and it has now landed in the hands of Filipinos and also to us Bicolanos. The bottles and cans with names are pre-selected, you're lucky if you have yours in this batch of deliveries. Even my very common name did not appear in this set. I hope they also bring here in Naga the stations wherein we can immortalize our names on the bottles/cans of Coke for keepsake. 

Are there any other stores in Naga City selling this "Share A Coke" bottles/cans? Feel free to leave a comment. 

38th National Milo Marathon Naga Eliminations

38th National Milo Marathon Naga Eliminations 
August 24, 2014

Registration Center: Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum

Download and fill-out the registration form at and ring it to the Registration Center at JMR Coliseum


 3km: PhP80.00
 5km: PhP110.00
 10km: PhP530.00
 21km: PhP630.00

Bratanella Cupcake

Being a frustrated baker, the next option that I can be at the moment is to love cakes and pastries. More often than not I have to do extra errands for myself just to satisfy my sweet tooth. I had a special weekend last Saturday all because of a special box. 

The special box with cupcakes came in reds, Red Velvet (Brat's Best Seller) to be specific making me more ecstatic because red is my favorite color. 

From Php 420 to 570 you can choose from a lot of varieties of flavors and designs that can surely delight you or your loved ones. Designs can also be personalized according to your preference and occasion. Cupcakes can be topped with frosting, fondant or also with fillings. These cupcakes will surely add color and sweetness to your events or just make your ordinary day extra special. 

The cupcakes are not only visually appealing but most importantly they taste good. Personally I like pastries that are not too sweet and Bratanella Cupcakes are for the win in that aspect. This can actually mean another piece of cupcake in just one sitting.  BUT, don't get me wrong, when I say not too sweet it may already mean too sweet for others that's because I have "high tolerance for sugar". Honestly, hindi sya "nakakaumay", my mom for example do not eat too much cupcakes or even other kinds sweets, but this time, she ate two cupcakes. Now that's impressive.


Bratanella Cupcake is an Online Cupcake Shop owned / managed by Angelica Peña , 4th year Student of Ateneo de Naga University. Since 2012, Bratanella Cupcake has been providing low-cost high-quality home-made pastry products with the best possible service around Naga City. Though majority of their customers are students, they also attend to young professionals and cater during special events such as weddings, proposals, birthday celebrations and many more.  

Not only do they make high-quality cupcakes but they also do charity work named “Brat on a mission”. Through this, they are able to help our brothers and sisters who are disabled, homeless and less fortunate through medical missions and also giving away their finest pastries for free. 

The varieties of Brat's cupcakes are personally “handpicked” so that they could meet the wants and needs of their customers and to provide them with a uniquely exquisite experience from their pastries at the same rtime showcasing the richness of the Bikolano Culture. 

Ms. Alec (the owner) is obviously passionate in her hobby-turned-business. She is one good example of today's youth who nurtured her talent not only for income but also for  the society as a whole. Her "Brat on a mission" is really something to be admired of because not all kids get to enjoy special cupcakes. There's a saying that you can actually tell if the baker baked the pastry out of happiness and Bratanella Cupcakes are honest to goodness happy cupcakes based on my experience. Thank you Alec and Kevin for sharing this lovely and yummy goodies to More blessings for Bratanelle Cupcake!

So there, even if you are not here in Naga and you need a gift for someone, order your cupcakes at Bratanella Cupcake online cupcake shop and they will deliver it to your loved ones. Your special days and not so ordinary days will be extra sweet and fun because of Brat's cupcakes.

Contact Details:

Viber or SMS: 0917-655-0132 
E-Mail : 
Payment Details : Bank Deposit – BDO / BPI 

Don't forget to LIKE and Follow Brat on Facebook, Ingstagram and Pinterest

Other designs of Bratanella Cupcake

Friday, July 4, 2014

Use your Petron Value Card at Bigg's, Crown, The Park, SportsHouse andIdeal Vision

Did you know that we have partner establishments here in Naga/Bicol for your Petron Value Card? Yes, at least we have five namely Bigg's Diner, Crown Hotel and Crown Park Restaurant for Dining and Travel needs, Sportshouse for your sports and leisure needs and Ideal Vision for eye care needs.

Discounts at Ideal Vision Center and Sportshouse both located SM City Naga.

Enjoy a 5% discount on all regular menu with a minimum purchase worth P200 and maximum of P1,000.00 at any Bigg's Diner outlet. This is a great news if you don't have the privilege card of Bigg's. Still, a 5% discount is a discount.
Enjoy 10% discount on all room rack rates at Crown Hotel and 5% on food purchases at Crown Park Restaurant with three branches in Camarines Sur (Crown Hotel, SM City Naga and Iriga City).

*Partner Merchants' Term and Conditions apply

How do you avail of this privilege? If you are a petroleum consumer and brand conscious at the same time, buy the Petron Value Card for only Php 100.00 pre-loaded with Php 100.00 value points. The card is available at all Petron Stations.

The value card is actually similar to the SM Advantage Card which was also the previous partner of Petron a few years back, then SM shifted to Shell this time. After the Petron and SM tie up they now have this Petron Value Card. 

Gas up to earn points, a Php250.00 worth of gas is equivalent to a 1 value point. Just follow the instructions on how to register the card.

Now how to use the app. It took a while for this app to be actually functional. At first it was useless because it crushes even before it opens. Thanks Petron for finally addressing the issue.

Download the Petron Value Card App and register your card with the following details as shown below.

Verify your email address and you can now use your app, log-in and experience the perks and rewards of Petron Value Card. It's indeed a whole new level of motoring.

Monitor your gas expenses. This will be very useful if you are a loyal Petron consumer. You can also use your card points as cash, 1 value point in the card is equal to Php1.00. 

Past months transactions are also available for viewing. 

Locate Petron stations anywhere in the Philippines.

Other benefits are way more than your initial investment of Php100.00. Get yours now and enjoy our local establishments as your privileges. Have a safe travel!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

For Sale: Xiaomi Mi3 only at Lazada Ph

Mi 3 is Xiaomi's highest performing smartphone, consistently ranked at the top of industry benchmarks since its first launch. Its Android-based platform — MIUI — is a live operating system constantly improving with weekly software updates. MIUI is incredibly intuitive while at the same time offers power users a high degree of customization.

"At Php10,599, it’s definitely a steal especially for those who are in a tight budget. You now have the opportunity to own a smartphone with an amazing build, a gorgeous 5-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3, a powerful Snapdragon 800 CPU, a large 3,050mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat, without breaking the bank."From:

Key specifications:
  • 5-inch Full HD IPS display, 441ppi
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU
  • Adreno 330GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 13 megapixel rear camera w/ dual LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front camera
  • HSPA+, 3G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
  • 3,050mAh battery
  • MIUI v5 (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
  • 144 x 73.6 x 8.1mm (dimensions)
  • 145 grams (weight)

4 methods of payment: Cash on delivery, credit and debit cards (Visa/MasterCard), MegaLink and PayPal.
Delivery in 1-3 working days for Metro Manila and 3-10 working days for provincial orders.

CLICK HERE to purchase this new phone for only Php10,599 , exclusive only at LAZADA PH.

Customer support for order fulfillment and delivery at (02) 795 8900 (8am to 9pm weekdays and 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays)

Xiaomi will also offer world-class service and support including the following:

  • 7 service centers across the Philippines 
  • 53 convenient drop-off locations for those not near a service center 
  • Dedicated customer support hotline available 9am-6pm daily, 7 days a week 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

10th Bicol Business Week

Naga City - The Bicol Busines Week now on it's 10th year is now set on August 26 - 30, 2014 at the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum. "The Bicol Business Week (BBW) is an annual business activity of the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry  and the city government of Naga, in partnership with the different government and non-government organizations — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA),  Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Local Government Units (LGUs), Private Sector and Local Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCIs) in Bicol.  BBW components include trade show/exhibit (agri-aqua exhibit, consumer goods expo, real estate, tourism and wellness, real estate and construction, career and education, renewable energy, car and motor show), conference, seminars and fora, and job fair. Participants/exhibitors of BBW are local entrepreneurs from Bicol and Manila-based companies who are looking for market, business networking and product promotion. Conference, seminars, fora and job fair are also conducted simultaneously with the exhibits." Source: #10thbbw

This year's theme of "Priming Bicol Winnig Asia" embraces the opportunities and obstacles of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which will gear Region 5 to be a unified and competitive market zone scheduled to go into full effect in December 2015. The challenge to conquer international realms in terms of business will need a dynamic and international mindset from the local business men of the region.

Nicolas Beda A. Priela, MNCCI President says that the project also aims to attract national investors to go to Bicol. This year's Bicol Business Week chairperson is Amy G. Villafuerte, she is also the public information officer for television of MNCCI. Products to be showcased are Agri-Aqua, Food & Beverage, ICT, Real Estate & Tourism, Education, Engineering & Construction,Renewable Energy, Health & Wellness, Consumer Goods (garments,jewelry, handicrafts, home décor, home textiles, textile souvenir items, Car & Motorshow).

For more information regarding the 10th Bicol Business Week, visit or like MNCCI on Facebook

*Updates about the 10th BBW will be posted on this page.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bicol Travel and Food Expo 2014

Bicol Travel and Food Expo 2014
Avenue Tent, Avenue Plaza Hotel
Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City
September 17-21, 2014

Like BITFEX on Facebook. CLICK HERE
Updates will be posted on this page.

Source: 3rd Bicol Travel & Food Expo Facebook

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Naga City to Celebrate Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day

Naga City's history during the Spanish era is but a very significant part in Philippine history. Naga City was established in 1575 on order of Spanish Governor-General Francisco de Sande, the city, then named Ciudad de Nueva Caceres earned its status as the third Spanish royal city, after Cebu and Manila.

Last February 20 of this year, Genaro Carlo B. Buenaflor, a young Naga businessman and GM Bicol's largest food chain, was installed as Spain's first honorary consul in the Bicol region. A Spanish consulate office was also established in Legazpi City to respond to the needs of Spanish communities and tourists in the region.The said office is the fifth in the country after Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Zamboanga. Bicol and Spain's friendship will continue to flourish now that Bicol has it's very own honorary consul.

From June 30 to July 6, various activities are lined up to celebrate the 400 years of cultural diversity and exchange between Spain and the Philippines. The events are brought to us by the Honorary Consulate of Spain for Bicol, the City Government of Naga, the Nueva Caceres Heritage Movement, Inc., Universidad de Sta. Isabel, and Ateneo de Naga University. 

Events are the following: Special free screenings of Spanish Films at Emily Theatre and Ateneo de Naga University, Spanish Food Fest at participating restaurants, Historical Lectures by Historian Danilo Gerona and Dr. Felipe de Leon Jr., Chariman of NCCA to be held at the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary (also houses the Museo del Seminario Conciliar de Nueva Caceres), and a Historical Exhibit at Universidad de Sta. Isabel Colonnade from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and  last the Recuerdas, a free cultural concert featuring BAYANIHAN, the National Folkdance Company of the Philippines at the USI Auditorium.

Drop by at the Emily Theatre from 1:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, June 28 for the free screening of the three Spanish movies. Complimentary tickets will be given before Saturday and at the theatre. Admission to the Recuerdas is also free. There will be 800 tickets that will be distributed to public and private schools, colleges and universities.

For more details you can call the Naga City Arts, Culture and Tourism office at 4734432.

Artworks by Pen Pestrado

Source: Bigg's Diner FB

This is a special screening of films in the Spanish language. Lectures on cinema and culture will be delivered after each screening.

Faith, passion and superstition mixed together in this Costa Rican drama film adaptation of the novel by Gabriel García Márquez.
 All descriptions are lifted from Pen Pestrado's FB Profile
The genius of Luis Buñuel is in his ability to both offend and delight at the same time. That's according to Derek Malcolm, film critic of The Guardian. 

Viridiana was made in Sapin in 1960 after the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco had told his minister of culture to invite the country's leading filmmaker back from exile in Mexico to make films. Buñuel did the film but as soon as he completed it; he left secretly, leaving some materials to be automatically burned by the authorities.

The film was automatically banned in Spain. But the good news was it won at the Palme D'Or at Cannes despite protests.

El Laberinto del Fauno is a Mexican-Spanish dark fantasy film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro in 2006. Set in Spain years after the Spanish Civil War, the film's narrative traverse both this real world and the mythical world of an overgrown labyrinth. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kalayaan Job Fair 2014

Photos during the Kalayaan Job Fair held last June 12-13, 2014 at the Plaza Quezon.