Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Simbang Gabi Schedules in Naga

Simbang Gabi Schedule in Naga City 2014
As of December 17, 2014

Image Source: Naga Smiles to the World Facebook

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stef Express-Designer Shoppe

Special and Good Finds in Naga

Christmas, December weddings and anniversaries are here! If you are finding it difficult to look for gifts for your friend, family or special someone, here's a store in Naga that will surely delight them. For the picky ones and people who you think they have everything they need or you just want them to feel a little extra special, then Express-Designer Shoppe is here for you!

Express-Designer Shoppe offers bags, clothes, perfumes, shoes, slippers, wallets and a lot more. Brands available are Coach, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Aeropostale, Hollister, Victorias Secret, Guess, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger, Anne Klein, Banana Republic, Bath and Body Works and many more. All items are authentic and shipped from Los Angeles to Naga City. These goodies are bought from the big chains in US like Macys, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, etc.

The shop is located at 7 Units 1B and 1C Buenavita Bldg Jacob St. Naga City. In front of USI Jacob Gate and Mamitas Resto. Store hours is from 12 NN to 6:30 PM every Mondays to Fridays and 12 NN to 5:00 PM every Saturdays and Sundays.

If you have particular orders you can text 0947-5747-427

Visit their Facebook Profile CLICK HERE to view NEW items at the shop and also like their FB Page

Food items are also available

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kamundagan Festival: Regional Invitational CAT Military Parade Competition

Naga City - The Bicol Federation of Active and Reserve PMT Commandants and Instructors League (BFARPCIL), The Federation of Philippine Eagle Clubs in cooperation with the Naga City Government through Mayor John G. Bongat, The Kamundugan Festival Committee headed by FL Farah R. Bongat & Department of Education presents the 1st KAMUNDAGAN FESTIVAL REGIONAL INVITATIONAL CAT MILITARY  PARADE COMPETITION. The following are the specific events: Marching  Competition, Majorettes & DBC/DLC Exhibition, CAT Silent Fancy Drill with Dance Number happening on December 13, 2014, 7:30 am at the Plaza Rizal. 

Please take note of the roads that will be closed to traffic during the competition: Panganiban Extension, Elias Angeles Street, Caceres Street and General Luna Street from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 


* On this page you will see the photo updates of the event. Bookmark this page now!

Walking Witnesses with Ina

Walking Witnesses With Ina
December 16, 2014 (Tuesday)
5:00 am after the Simbang Gabi
Basilica Minore

For inquiries please call Basilica Office @ 4733644


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shop at Lazada 12/12 Online Revolution via NagaCityDeck

As you all know, I am always using my phone for photos being posted on the Facebook page and here on the blog whenever there are updates, restaurant reviews, travel photos and recent events. Quality and beauty of the captured "Naga moments" are always limited and sacrificed. 

It has been always my wish to give you clearer and better images. I do have certain annual fees to pay too for the domain of the blog but serving my fellow Nagueños/Bicolanos is always worthy every cent of it. 

If you believe in's advocacy, a little help from you will be VERY much appreciated. How? In case you will shop online for Christmas presents, your purchases via MY LINKS will give me a little earning for me to save up for a decent camera. It's not much, but it is a great help. Make sure you click on the links for your purchases so that your transactions will be reflected on my account. 

Home appliances & living:

Today until December 12, Lazada Philippines has great great discounts to offer you! So hurry! 12/12 Revolution starts today up to 85% discount on home appliances & home living, electronics, smartphones, etc! 
Home appliances & living:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Kamundagan Santa Fun Walk

Kamundagan Santa Fun Walk 
December 13, 2014, Saturday 4:00 PM

Starting point at Panganiban Drive (infront of Jollibee-Panganiban).

Registration Fees:

  • P50.00 for students (with free Santa Hat)
  • P100.00 for the general public (with free Santa Hat)  
  • and additional P100.00 for those who want to avail the T-shirt.

For details please contact the Secretariat at (054) 473-6318 or 473-9258

Proceeds of the project will be used to construct a playground beside Naga City Seed Montessori.

CLICK HERE for the Kamundagan Festival Schedule of Events

Image Source:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gran Fondo Bicolandia Rules

Before starting the Gran Fondo Bicolandia event you must read, understand and agree to these rules! If you choose to break or ignore these rules, you will not be permitted to participate. CLICK HERE for the Gran Fondo Bicolandia Registration Details.


Several section of the roads are challenging and technical, especially after passing through the town of Sangay. Be extremely careful riding your bicycle. If you do not slow yourself soon enough before turns, you could find yourself descending some sections of road well beyond the speed limit. This is not safe. The turns on these roads are very sharp, very sudden, and occasionally have a decreasing radius (that means they get steeper and harder as you enter them). Do not underestimate how difficult this ride will be, both in terms of the fitness it will require and the bike handling ability it demands of you. 

The Gran Fondo Bicolandia route is not recommended for inexperienced riders. We don’t suggest this as your first century.


Yes, you need both of these in order to participate in Gran Fondo Bicolandia. Neither are optional. Sorry. Both should be in reliable working order so that you don’t pose a danger to yourself or others when you drop a chain, blow a rim, or even eject a water bottle from a too-loose cage.


Some part of the roads you will ride are narrow, with no center line. They will be shared with vehicular traffic. Please ride to the left when in narrow sections of road. While CHP, medical, and official support vehicles will be along for the ride and working at intersections, many of the GranFondo roads are not closed and there will be occasional non-event vehicles traveling with and against you. While traffic on these roads is minimal, it is still there. It only takes one. Additionally, riding in the middle of the road absent motor vehicle traffic can still cause unsafe conditions for other, faster riders. Regardless of how fast you think you’re going, someone is pretty much always coming up behind you. Get over to the left as far as safety allows and let the faster flow pass you by. It’s better for them and it’s better for you.

CLICK HERE for the Gran Fondo Bicolandia Registration Details


We are conducting this event on some of the most remote roads in Cam-sur and Albay province. Nevertheless, these roads pass through working landscapes and those who use these roads require your respect and courtesy. Residents along these routes are made aware of the event, but this many cyclists using these roads at one time is an anomaly. Please be courteous to drivers and let them pass by moving to the left whenever it is reasonably safe to do so.


We will enforce all of these rules in order to ensure rider safety. There’s always a few people in any large group of cyclists who, for one reason or another, disobey the rules of the road. In a ride this big and challenging, there can be serious consequences to this sort of recklessness; some could even be fatal. On-bicycle event marshals, motorcycles, and SAG staff will be riding with you to offer the best and safest experience possible. They will also ensure that all of these rules are being followed. If these rules are broken, you will be not permitted to continue the ride and participate in the other series.


If, at any time, you treat others with disrespect, including staff, fellow riders, course marshals, motorcycle drivers, sag, tech support, or anyone else, you will not be allowed to continue the ride.



GranFondo Bicolandia will be one of the most enjoyable cycling events in the Bicolandia. We are very proud of this, and want you to leave as ecstatic about the event as we are to produce it. If you follow these rules, keep your head up, and treat others like you’d like to treated, you will leave with one very memorable experience.

Gran Fondo Bicolandia

Naga City - On December 14 (Due to Typhoon Ruby) January 11, 2015 the Heart of Bicolandia will be the kick off point the first ever Gran Fondo in the region. Now what exactly is a Gran Fondo? According to, Gran Fondo's are mass participation cycling events that were invented in Italy in the early 1900's. The Grand Fondo's have been part of the Italian Cycling culture and tradition for over a hundred years. Bicol by far has been sharing a part of the cycling map enjoyed by many enthusiasts from all over the country and the world. The Gran Fondo Bicolandia is a 120 km bike ride starting from Naga City and will pass through the municipalities of Sagnay and Tiwi, the City of Tabaco, and ends in Legazpi City. 

The Gran Fondo is an organized group ride with reset and feed stops. Panoramic view of Mt. Isarog then passing along the coastal towns of Sangay-Tiwi and finishing with the majestic view of Mayon Volcano awaits the cyclists.

According the event organizers Mr. Kevin Tiambeng and Mr. Andreco Primero, they have chosen TrangkoPH together with Trizone Events as their partners during this event because not only that they are the specific key groups in this event but they are experts in their respective fields as well. Surely, with this two groups tied-up together, the event will be surely a successful one not only on the organizers' side, but definitely on the side of the sponsors as well because of the big population of each town that the route will be passing by with a combined population of 563935 which consists of town locals, consumers, spectators and support crew.

Entry fee is priced at Php 2000 with a limited edition Gran Fondo Jersey or Php 700 without the jersey. The race fee is also inclusive of on course support, meal at the finishline, and transport back to Naga City after the race. The event is fully-supported with Rest Stops along the way. 

All Rest Stops will supply: Fresh water, isotonic/electrolyte beverages, nutritional supplements, first aid attendants, mechanical assistance with trained mechanics and tools available to assist riders in making repairs.

Here are some of the technicalities about the Gran Fondo Bicolandia. Lifted from the FB Event Page 

Riders must maintain an average speed of 20 km/h (including rest stops) in order to stay within the event. If you are travelling below the 20 km/h average speed, you will at some point be passed by the “End of Ride Car". This vehicle will be the first of the Sweep Entourage vehicles. All the vehicles in the Sweep Entourage and their respective roles are as follows:
  • Event Sweep - Represents the tail end of the official event. It is an indicator to riders, event staff, spectators etc. that all riders following behind it are following rules of the road.
  • Rider Bus - Will offer a ride to the finish line to any riders following behind the "End of ride Car"
  • Bike Van - Will transport the bikes of any riders accepting a ride to the finish line
All official, on-course event support will be closed shortly after the "End of Ride Car" passes. If you are passed by the Car, you will be stopped by the Rider Bus and offered the opportunity to board it for a ride to the finish. The Bike Van in the Sweep Entourage will take your bike to the finish.

If you do not accept a ride to the finish line and decide instead to continue riding, the following details are in effect for the duration of your ride to the finish line:

- Normal traffic patterns may resume 
- The special event traffic control management at intersections and along the route may be removed
- The event signage may be removed
- Water, mechanical, nutritional and medical support from the event may be unavailable for the remainder of your trip

NOTE: If you are able to speed up and pass the Event Sweep, please do so safely. You will be welcomed back into the event.

To secure your entry please send the following info:
  • Full Name
  • Contact No
  • Jersey size
  • Hotel**
For Payments:
Bank details are as follows
BDO Account name: Kevin Abel R Tiambeng
Account number: 00 800 0005471
Account type: Savings

Participants are also reminded to please send a photo of the deposit slip to or Facebook: Kevin Tiambeng. If you are residing outside Naga City, please contact the organizers ASAP for travel and hotel arrangements so that they could fix a special rate with the hotel and transportation partners exclusively for the event's participants. Please SMS at 09175457045 for other inquiries.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Kamundagan Festival 2014 Schedule of Events

Kamundangan Festival 2014

On this page you will see updates about the Kamundagan Festival

December 1
5:00 PM Christmas Parade
*From Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish to Plaza Quince Martirez & Plaza Rizal
via Panganiban Drive

Lighting of Christmas Tree and Christmas Lanterns
Opening of Christmas Food Bazaar @ Kinastilyuhan Street
Opening of Christmas Village @ Plaza Quezon

December 1-31
5:00PM to 12:00MN
Christmas Food Bazaar @ Kinastilyuhan Street

December 5 
7:00Am to 4:00PM Paskong Daramayan
5:00PM to 12:00MN Camella Brokers’ Night

December 6
6:00PM 9th Infantry Division Christmas Presentation
7:00PM Naga View Adventist Church Christmas Presentation

December 7
6:00PM Naga City Hall Chorale Christmas Presentation
7:00 PM Naga City Internatioal Technology Center

December 12
6:00PM Camarines Sur National High School Christmas Presentation

December 13
7:30 AM - 1st Philippine Eagles Regional Invitational CAT Military Parade Competition
4:00PM to12:00MN Kamundagan Santa Fun Walk and Parade of Characters
6:00PM Southbridges Learning Center Christmas Presentation

December 14
Gran Fondo Bicolandia
4:00PM to 12:00MN Biggs Christmas Parade of Lights

December 16 - 18
Pinay Ballers League Visit

December 19
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Smart / Sun Cellular Caravan
6:00 PM Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology Christmas Presentation

December 20
6:00 PM Senior Citizens Christmas Presentation

December 21
6:00 PM Sir Jaymee Music Center Christmas Presentation

December 26
 7:00 AM Sentro nin Kultura asin Arte sa Naga (SKAN)

Preparations as of Nov. 28, 2014 Photos by P. Suzara

Color Splash Run in Naga City

Naga City - "Havaianas shares its positive energy, fun and colors to six (6) charitable organizations in Naga City through the Color Splash Run on December 6  (Due to Typhoon Ruby), *Event will be scheduled by January 2015. Ticket costs 350php (inclusive with jersey shirt, however runners are encouraged to sport their most colorful get-up through accessorizing for a chance to win special prizes from The Avenue Plaza Hotel and Olympia Gy. The top 3 male and female runners will receive an awesome prize from Havaianas! Register now at All Flipflops store located in SM City Naga." Source: Color Splash Run Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jesuit Athletic Meet 2014 in Naga City

Naga City - The Ateneo de Naga University College Athletics Office here in the Heart of Bicol is the host of this year's Jesuit Athletic Meet (JAM). This event will start today November 27 until December 1 which will be participated by Ateneo schools namely Ateneo de Manila University, Xavier School, Ateneo de Cebu, Ateneo de Iloio, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Ateneo de Davao University, Xavier University, and of course our very own Ateneo de Naga University. Eight Schools will be in rival but this gathering celebrates only one passion, one spirit and one heart for all the athletes, they all bleed blue the Atenean way. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam! Dagos po kamo gabos sa Maogmang Lugar, ang Puso kang Bicolandia!

Source: Ateneo de Naga University

To hype up the event, Jack's Blue Plate Diner's Pizza Buffet on Wheels is at the covered courts today from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Tickets are available at the Ateneo sports Office c/o coach Oskie and James Cano or at Jack's blue Plate Diner.

Source: Jack's Blue Plate Diner FB Page

Monday, November 10, 2014

Batang Pinoy Luzon Qualifying Leg in Naga City

Naga City - Batang Pinoy Luzon Qualifying Leg starts today November 11 to 15, 2015 here in Maogmang Lugar. The online registration of participants started November 7 at the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum. The event will be kicked off by the swimming competition with the events of 1500 meter Freestyle for Boys 15-under and 800 meter Freestyle for Girls 15-under. Day 1 of the Competition is scheduled to start at 1:00 pm and Days 2 - 4 will start at 8:30 am. The opening program is said to be scheduled on the first day of the tournament at 4:00 pm.

Around 5,500 delegates are here in Naga City to participate in the annual regional meet organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), and  vie for a spot in the National finals set in Bacolod City on Dec. 9-13, 2014. According to PSC National Games secretariat and project director Atty. Jay Alano, a total of 26 sports that include arnis, archery, athletics, swimming, boxing, chess, karatedo, wrestling, judo and wushu will be played in the five-day tournament reserved for student athletes 15-years-old and below.

Gymnastics (MAG, WAG, RG & AERO) National Finals will be on October 24-31 in Manila. The cheerleading competition will be on November 14-15 at SM City Naga event center.

Billeting areas/schools for the different regions are listed HERE. List of venues are also available at the Batang Pinoy website.

Medal Tally as of 4PM November 13, 2014
Source: Naga Smiles to the World FB Page

Source: Naga Smiles to the World FB Page

Venue of the different sports competition as screen captured from

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jack's Blue Plate Express Naga

Naga City - Jack's Blue Plate Express is NOW OPEN! The Unli Pizza and Pasta (Php299 per person) on wheels will be available tonight December 1 at the new branch branch from 6-10pm. Be there and satisfy your hunger!

Photo Source: Jack's Blue Plate Diner Facebook Page

*Update As of November 19, 2014
Jack's Blue Plate Express will be offering all the burgers and pizza's. A new concept of hot and ready pizza will be offered. Walk in and pick up a family pizza pay and in 2 minutes you're on your way with a pipping hot fresh pizza! Three kinds of pizza will be offered always ready namely Pepperoni, Sausage, and Hawaiian. 

*Bookmark this page for updates about JBPpanganiban branch!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Run & Walk 4 the Museum

Run & Walk 4 The Museum
November 8, 2014
5:00 AM
Basilica Grounds

Registration Area: Basilica Grounds & SM City Naga


3k - Basilica - Magsaysay - Peñafrancia Ave - Colgante Area - back to Basilica
5k - Basilica - Magsaysay - Penafrancia Ave. Panganiban Ave then back to Basilica
10k - 2 loops of 5k route

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer (Official)

Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer (Official) is now up!! Can't wait for May 2015

Climate walkers reach Albay

Climate Walkers reach Albay Province,
the “climate change capital” of the Philippines

Legazpi City, Philippines, October 22, 2014 – Today, over a thousand people participated in the Albay leg of the “People’s Walk for Climate Justice”. Albay Governor Joey Salceda welcomed the group who have walked a distance of 500 kilometers and are now more than halfway in their quest to reach Tacloban City by November 8, the first anniversary of super typhoon Yolanda’s historic landfall in the Philippines.

“Albay welcomes these climate advocates, our modern-day heroes who are raising awareness on climate change and are fighting the climate fight on behalf of millions of Filipinos who are bearing the brunt of extreme weather events that often cause disasters and human misery,” said Salceda.

A staunch supporter of the climate revolution and a champion for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation efforts, Governor Salceda spent his birthday by joining the climate walkers.

Hailed by the UN as the role model on good practices on disaster risk reduction program, Albay province consistently follows through with its goal of “zero casualty” in times of calamities whether it be from typhoons, landslides, floods, storm surges. This goal will again be put to a test with the pending eruption of Mayon Volcano.

The province is also lauded for its climate change adaptation (CCA) efforts, with Governor Salceda being the prime mover of the CCA program that led to a commitment between national and local government.

“Albay has a zero casualty policy as far as disaster impacts is concerned. We have also created the institutional frameworks to deal both with climate change and disaster risks, and have set aside budgets to reduce future risks from the impacts of climate change, including through our work to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Dealing with climate change and disaster risks is the responsibility of chief executives of local government and cannot be delegated or outsourced,”[1] Salceda added.

Ron Villafuerte, a Greenpeace volunteer climate walker and a proud native of Bicol, called on the leaders of other cities to follow suit and transition to a more resilient, low carbon pathway. “The Philippines can lead the climate revolution if we replicate the efforts and commitments done by Albay province to the rest of the country.”
For updates like Climate Walk on Facebook. HERE

Now on its 21st day, the climate walk seeks to raise awareness on climate change by getting commitments from local policymakers and holding climate programs in communities, schools and local government offices, sharing stories of local folk on the ground and mobilizing people in demanding world leaders to take climate action and holding big industry polluters and their respective governments accountable for their contribution to the climate crisis.

“Imagine what the world would be like if we had more progressive leaders that value nature and the environment, to ensure a habitable planet for all their citizens. I dedicate this walk to support the call for climate justice because I refuse to succumb to a life that is doomed to the impacts of climate change,” concludes Villafuerte.

For more information on the Climate Walk: A People’s Walk for Climate Justice, please go to

Press contact:

Rash Caritativo
Mobile: +63917 863 8055

Diah Abida
Mobile: +63917 8686451

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stories on Toes: Lisa Macuja and Ballet Manila for the 2nd Time in Naga City

Naga City - Four years ago, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Ballet Manila set foot on the stage of Naga City for an Enchanting Evening back in March 2010. It was the first ever ballet concert in the Bicol region performed by none other than the pride of Philippine Ballet. Full of amazement and awe, I can never forget how flawless, flexible, poised and elegant Lisa Macuja was. One will never guess that she was aged 45 during her performance back then. Amazing Filipino talent of Ballet Manila also proved a very noteable performance back to back with a Prima Ballerina. For a throwback of post about Lisa and  Ballet Manila's first performance in Naga click HERE and HERE for photos. 

Did you know that Lisa Macuja-Elizalde just turned 50 last October 3? Pretty sure that age will never be an issue for a Prima Ballerina like her. Don't miss this chance to watch her dance LIVE rather than only read about her in books or just watch her video clips online. Early buyers can get preferred seats during the show. Her performance will surely amaze you and leave you with goosebumps.

Proceeds of this event will go to the construction of a Miraculous Medal Image in Consocep, Tigaon, Camarines Sur which is a long overdue dream project of the Universidad de Sta. Isabel Alumni Association. 

STORIES ON TOES with Prima Ballerina, Ms. Lisa Macuja and Ballet Manila. Watch them perform on November 22, 2014 at The Tent, Avenue Plaza Hotel. Tickets are available at Avenue Plaza Hotel or at the Ground Floor of Avenue Square. 

For more info, please call 0927 705 9508 or 0918 461 2070. This is presented by The USI Alumni Association.

Don't forget to LIKE the FB Page of the event for updates!

Ticket Price: Php 2000 (with poolside cocktail), Php 1500 and Php 1000 for Students.


These are some of the video clips that I took during the show. 
(March 13, 2010)

Halloween in Naga 2014

These are the following Halloween events here in Naga that you can choose from for your kids and kids at heart.

October 25 (Saturday) - PIFPAF's Zombie Run 3 *CLICK HERE*

Bigg's Diner's Shocktober 2014 *CLICK HERE*
October 29 Magic and Illusion @ 7PM, Avenue Plaza Hotel
October 30 Costume Contest & Trick or Treat @ 3PM, SM City Naga

October 31 (Friday) - Avenue Square's Halloween Thrills: Fantasy Land *CLICK HERE*

JACK's BLUE PLATE DINER: Happy Halloween! Our pizza Boooffet is going goolish this year. Dress in your wildest, sexiest, scariest or funniest costumes and join us and our crew in celebrating Halloween this year. The best costumes receive consumable prizes at jacks blue plate diner! 
October 31,2014 from 5-10pm

Daddy's Grill Halloween Buffet
October 31, 2014

Avenue Square: Halloween Thrills Fantasy Land

Naga City - It's the 9th year of the Halloween Thrills again at the Avenue Square, Bicol's First Premier Lifestyle Center. Join the fun and witness amazing performances on October 31, 2014 at 6PM. Simultaneous activities will start at 4PM and the formal program at exactly 6PM. Participating Tenants are Shakeys Pizza, WOK, TCB, Bubbletown, Maki Yaki, Hashtag Travel Corner, Chili Peppers, E-Games, Pru-Life UK Franz Canlas Agency, Camella, Stars and Stripes, Mercury Drug, AVICOM, Res.Toe.Run and BratPack. Passport redemption starts on October 17, 2014 at the ground floor of Avenue Square. Let your kids enjoy a SPOOKtacular trick or treat adventure and be in the most colorful costume!

CLICK HERE for other Halloween Events in Naga City

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shocktober 2014

Bigg's Diner Shocktober 2014

CLICK HERE for other Halloween Events in Naga City