Panicuason Hot Spring Resort

Hot and cold spring water right at the Heart of Bicol.

Guide to Bagolatao Beach, Minalabac

Instead of sand, experience a threapeautic pebble massage for your feet just 40 minutes away from Naga City.

Bagasbas Beach, the Surfing Capital of Bicol

Let's go surfing at Bagasbas Beach!

Guide to Aguirangan Island and Side Trip to Kinahulogan Falls

Experience sun, sand, sea and stone at the Partido Area. One island destination made easy.

Guide to Caramoan Islands

CamSur's hidden gem and paradise and home of the Survivor series.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Miss Bicolandia 2014

Miss Bicolandia 2014
September 11, 2014 @ JMR Coliseum

Updates about the Miss Bicolandia will be posted on this page

Guidelines available at

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2nd Jesse M. Robredo Day

2nd Jesse M. Robredo Day
August 18, 2014 is a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Naga.

This proclamation is only for this year, 2014.
Source: Naga Smiles to the World FB

Line Up of Activities

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Schedule of Activities for the Wake of +Arcbhishop Emeritus Legaspi

Schedule of Activities for the Wake of +Arcbhishop Emeritus Leonardo Z. Legaspi, OP, DD
Image Source: Holy Rosary Minor Seminary FB

August 11-15, 2014

August 11, 2014 (Monday)
9:25am    Departure from Manila of PAL
7:00am    Departure from Naga for those who will meet the body at Legazpi Airport
10:25am  Arrival at Legazpi Airport

Welcome Prayer – Msgr. Tronqued (Vicar General of Legazpi)
with Legazpi Clergy and Archbishop Tirona - c/o Fr. Glen Ruiz
11:00 am         Departure from Legazpi Airport
Cars to join the convoy will be provided with flaglets and numbers as car identification.

The convoy with numbers 1-10 will bring the coffin to St. Peter’s Chapel-Mabulo for retouching and preparation of the body for viewing.  Others will go directly to the Basilica.

1:30 pm   Expected Arrival in St. Peter’s Chapel (Tabucco)
2:00 pm   Convoy from St. Peter’s Chapel to the Basilica Minore
2:30 pm   Solemn Liturgical Reception at the Basilica by Msgr. Cajot c/o Fr. Glen Ruiz
                           In attendance: City and Provincial officials

3:30 pm   Requiem Mass - Main Celebrant: Fr. Bernie Ramirez / Homilist:  Fr. Antonio Baltaza Imperial
In attendance:
Vicariate of St. Clare c/o Fr. Bernie Ramirez
Vicariate of St. John the Baptist c/o Fr. Anthony Imperial
Vicariate of St. Anne c/o Fr. Romeo Donacao
Vicariate of St. Paschal Baylon c/o Fr. Augusto Federico

4:30 pm    Public viewing/ Praying of the Rosary c/o DM sisters
5:15 pm    Requiem Mass  Main Celebrant: Fr.  Wilfred Almoneda / Homilist:  Fr. Antonio de lo Santos

In Attendance:
Vicariate of Our Lady of La Porteria c/o Fr. Danilo Arnante
Vicariate of St. Francis of Assisi c/o Fr. Antonio de los Santos
Vicariate of the Holy Cross c/o Fr. Wilfred Almoneda

6:15 pm    Public Viewing/Praying of the Rosary c/o Missionaries of Charity
7:00 pm    Requiem Mass  Main Celebrant: Fr. Larry de los Santos/ Homilist:  Fr. Lorenzo Juan Jarcia

In attendance:
Vicariate of St. Michael the Archangel c/o Fr. Larry de los Santos
Vicariate of St. Raphael the Archangel c/o Fr. Lorenzo Juan Jarcia

8:00 pm   Public Viewing/Praying of the Rosary c/o ACI sisters & DC sisters
9:00 pm   Public Viewing/Praying of the Rosary c/o Caceres Charismatic
10:00 pm Vigil : Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate
11:00 pm Vigil: OLPA, Cofradia de San Jose, Divino Rostro Asscoiation


NB:  All parishes, religious houses and institutions will celebrate mass preferably in the morning for the eternal repose of the soul of Msgr. Leonardo Legaspi.
Cathedral grounds will accommodate limited parking for guests.  Instead, the Minor Seminary Grounds and the Palace will be open for parking.
12:00 am   Vigil: Missionaries of the Poor
1:00 am – 4am Vigil: DM, Caceres Catechetical Community
5:00 am     Gualandi Community/CFSOP community
6:00 am     Requiem Mass  Basilica & Seminary (Major, Minor & Preparatory) Priests
7:00 am     Procession to the Cathedral
                        Minor and Major Seminarians
                        DM sisters
                        Caceres Catechetical Center
                        Missionaries of the Poor
                        Association of Consecrated Life in Caceres
                        General Public

                        Mariners Polytechnic College Band
                        Ateneo de Naga University Band

8:30 am     Liturgical Reception at the Cathedral by Archbishop Tirona c/o Fr. Ruiz
                     In attendance: NPS pupils and students
                                           USI students and faculty (reps)
                                           ADENU (reps)
                                           Council of the Laity

10:00 am         Requiem Mass Main Celebrant: Fr. Rogelio Largoza / Homilist:  Fr. Msgr. Jeffrey Nelson Tria
In attendance:
                        Vicariate of St. Anthony of Padua c/o Msgr. Jeffrey Nelson Tria
                        Vicariate of St. Bartholomew c/o Fr. Rogelio Largoza

11:00 am         Public Viewing/Praying of the Rosary c/o DC sisters
 12:15 noon      Requiem Mass (for office workers/establishments) Main Celebrant: Fr. Danilo Dizon / Homilist:  Msgr. Zosimo Sañado
 In attendance:
                        Vicariate of Our Lady of Penafrancia c/o Fr. Danilo Dizon
                        Vicariate of St. John the Evangelist c/o Msgr. Noe Badiola

1:15 pm    Public Viewing/Praying of the Rosary c/o St. Paul Sisters

3:30 pm    SOLEMN PONTIFICAL CONCELEBRATED MASS celebrant:   Most Rev. Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD with Bicol Bishops
4:30pm     Public Viewing

6:30 pm    Requiem Mass / Diocese of Libmanan MOST REV. JOSE R. ROJAS, DD with the Libmanan Clergy

Public Viewing/Praying of the Rosary c/o Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers

8:00 pm    Para-Liturgy with Necrological Services (c/o City and Provincial Government) c/o Fr. Glenn Ruiz & Mr. Allen Reondanga
10:00 pm  VIGIL  Couples for Christ / CWL

August 13, Wednesday

12:00 am   Vigil Adoracion Nocturna El Shaddai All Religious Organizations, Movements
3:30 am     FAREWELL DAWN MASS c/o All Monsignori, Palace Community Msgr. Noe Badiola, in-charge
4:15 am    Preparation of the Coffin   c/o St. Peter’s Chapel - Mabulo
4:45 am    Preparation for Departure   Ringing of Cathedral Bells
5:00 am    Departure to Legazpi Airport
                     To convoy:  Priests’ Private Cars, Police Escorts
7:30 am    Expected Arrival at Legazpi Airport
                     Preparation for Travel of the coffin
11:05 am  PAL Plane Departure

August 15 
2:00 pm   Funeral Mass – Sto. Domingo Priory (Sto. Domingo Church)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Book Bargain at NSB Naga

Just got booked and just got lucky. Last Sunday, we were lucky enough to get hold of books that I can use in my line of profession as well as with my mom. I was with my family that time and boxes just arrived at National Bookstore and I can say we were on the nick of time and just got lucky. 

Strategy. We were on the lookout everytime new boxes were being opened from one corner to another. Most of the books were published 2008 up and only a few from the 90s.

Bargain.We computed the original price of the books we bought and it reached 14k and our bill was only around 2k. Books available started at P10, P30, P50, P75, P100, to P200. Since we got the book that each of us wanted, ayan KKB siyempre. 

Dictionaries, thesaurus, almanacs, novels, reference books, textbooks for preschool up to college, story books for children, nclex reviewers, a lot of nursing books and a whole lot more than I can remember. To note, there were also a lot of Filipino authored books apart from the international ones. Let's hope National Bookstore sends again a truck of boxes full of books one of these days. 

Mom is on the Natural Sciences, I am on the Psychosocial and Behavioral Sciences. Most of these books are P30.00. The Organizational Behavior is actually P10.00 only.

Most of these books are for the GEC subjects in college and they are for our  student boarders in our mini library.

This is only P30.00 each and in hardbound. Wondering why we bought so many? Pwede na pang regalo sa mga teens. 

Collectors item alert! Sorry folks,  the moment we saw this, we never let them go even though it was P75 each. My sister being a bookworm and a Nancy Drew fan was willing to pay for this. From the box of deliveries, these were the only copies of the classic Nancy Drew. Number 34 and 55 though were actually two copies, but I saw them in the hands of a kid right after we checked out how man copies were available.
If anybody is willing to buy these Nancy Drew books, we can perhaps talk about it (at a good price). Haha

Considering that most of the books were still a bit new, see how expensive the original price were? 
Most of them books went through a series of bargain already.  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Metro Gaisano Panganiban

Soon to open! Metro Gaisano Panganiban 
With Full Supermarket and Department Store
(In front of BMC Naga)

*Photo updates will be posted on this page. 

As of August 8, 2014
Photo by of ssc camsur

As of August 5, 2014 
Photo by Naga Boy of SSC CamSur

As of July 20, 2014
It has begun..

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Puppies for Sale

"Shihranians" For Sale 
75% Pomeranian, 25% Shih Tzu
DOB: June 16, 2014
3 girls, 1 boy
With Medical Papers only and can be released by end of August. 

Location: Pili, Camarines Sur
Interested buyers please message us on our Facebook Page or just leave a comment with your contact details. 

Shihranians" For Sale 
75% Pomeranian, 25% Shih Tzu
DOB: June 27, 2014
2 Girls
With Medical papers only and can released by 1st week of September.

Location: Pili, Camarines Sur
Interested buyers please message us on our Facebook Page or just leave a comment with your contact details. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Uso Pa Ba Ang Harana?

Berlin-based Bikolano Singer Back in Naga for Benefit Show
Sheila M. Basbas

World-class performer Jonathan De La Paz Zaens, who has performed in Europe, the US and the Philippines, is in Naga for a benefit concert dubbed "Uso pa ba ang harana: Concierto para sa Museo".

Slated on August 02, 2014, 7:00 pm at the Big Hall of the Basilica Minore in Balatas, Naga City, the show will feature timeless music and heart-warming poetry from award-winning Bicolano writer H. Francisco "Frank" Peñones. Zaens promises an entertaining night with a repertoire that includes classical music, and jukebox hits sang in a distinctive operatic style.

A former member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Jonathan has been making waves in opera circles abroad and is one of the most sought-after classical singers in Germany. He has also been called the Piolo Pascual of classical music for his good looks and charismatic presence.

Presently based in Berlin, Jonathan was born in Naga City to Manuel Zaens and Amelita de la Paz.  He is a graduate of the Naga Parochial School and the Philippine High School for the Arts, and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Voice, cum laude, at the University of the Philippines under Prof. Andrea O. Veneracion.  He earned his Master's degree in Voice from the Academy of Arts in Berlin, Germany under Prof. Dr. Herbert Brauer.

Engagements have brought him to the Prague State Opera and Prague Estates Theater where he sang the Mozart roles of Leporello from Don Giovanni and Guglielmo from Cosi fan tutte. Other guest appearances include: Dulcamara from Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore and Alidoro from Hasse's La Sorella Amante at the Neukoeliner Opera Berlin. The Abbot from Britten's Curfew River at the New Opera Stage Berlin and King Xerxes from J.C. Bach's Temistocle at the Berlin Chamber Opera.

He has recently ventured into contemporary opera, singing for the Berlin Festival 2002, the roles of Malaspina from S. Sciarrino's Die Toedliche Blume and Luzifer in K. Stockhausen's Michael's Jugend aus Donnerstag aus Licht. For the Salzburg Festival 2003, he sang the baritone part in the world premier of Stockhausen's Duefte-Zeichen.

The Berlin based Bass-baritone is also a much sought interpreter of Oratorio (sacred) Music, performing regularly the bass solo parts in: J.S. Bach's St. John and St. Matthew Passion, the Christmas Oratorio, the b-minor Mass and his cantatas; Mendelssohn's Elijah and Paulus; Handel's Messiah; Hyden's Creation; Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle; Saint-Saens' Oratorio de Noel; Dvorak's Stabat mater and the Requiem settings of Brahms, Mozart, Faure and Verdi.

Jonathan is a prize winner of the 7th Sylvia Gesxty International Coloratura Voice Competition and a Finalist of the 13th Jonathan Bach International Competition.  He has also released a CD album entitled "Kundiman: Philippine Art Songs", with musical arrangement by Ryan Cayabyab, and piano accompaniment by Abelardo Galang II.

Of Jonathan, Pablo Tariman of the Philippine Daily Inquirer said, “There are singers and singers, but only a few have a gift for interpretation that goes beyond what the text and music signify.”

Proceeds from the concert will go to the on-going construction of Our Lady of Penafrancia Museum and for the benefit of Camerata Kultura Scholars, a group of young singers.

DIBA and Camerata Cultura would like to thank the following for their support: PAGCOR, San Miguel Beer, Bimbo Construction, Bigg's Diner, Avenue Plaza Hotel, Cafe Plazuela, Red Platter, Bicol Mail, GoldPrint, Bob Marlin, Zonta Club of Naga & Camarines Sur, Max's Restaurant, O+ USA, Mr.& Mrs. Nixon Cu. Special thanks to Congressman Wimpy Fuentebella, ABS-CBN Naga , GNN, GMA and

To get your tickets please text or call these numbers 0927-705-9508, 09209258454.

Uso Pa Ba Ang Harana?
Concierto Para sa Museo
August 02, 2014
@ The Big Hall of Basilica Minore

Pnoy's State of the Nation Address 2014 Livestream

Watch the livestream of Pnoy's 5th State of the Nation Address

Recorded by GMA News

2014 State of the Nation Address Livestream

Watch the livestream of Pnoy's 5th State of the Nation Address

Recorded by GMA News

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sbarro Naga

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

Finally!! Lunch with my family on a Sunday! ����

Photos by bobbymay74

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 here in Naga City. It's been months that we have been seeing these 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.