PEÑAFRANCIA FESTIVAL 2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All roads lead to the Heart of Bicolandia.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Postcard Project in Naga


Have you ever received a postcard? Ahh  postcards! I would automatically link postcards to my younger years back when International Youth Services (IYS) was very popular and yes, I was into "PenPalling" during my elementary years. IYS is a company established in Turku, Finland in 1952 and lasted for 56 years. The company basically maintains a database of young adults aged 10 to 20 years old. Teens who want to have penfriends from other countries are the target customers of IYS. I had many penfriends from many countries and sending and receiving a postcard was a very usual practice back then. 

The joy of receiving a postcard or any letter through a snail mail is a complete different experience from receiving a message sent through digital platforms.  In a usual exchange of letters between friends and relatives, every stroke of handwritten message and the waiting time to receive the message makes it more heartfelt.  We are in an era where most of us are preoccupied and fast paced and we now rely heavily on online social networks, online messengers and video calling services like Skype to connect with people. Though we are in the digital age, I find it amusing if not proud that there are still people who are still into sending postcards. But what if you knew people who are the ones making the postcards for a very good cause? Not that's even amazing.

Postcards do not call for urgency, but it does awaken the heart, appreciate more the message and most importantly the sender. So whether if you are here in Naga or just visting, hear this one out. This project will make your visit in Naga more meaningful.


The Postcard Project is a collaboration between thespiralsun.com and Bubble Town Tea House to promote pride of place, creativity and communication.

Pride of Place – The Post Card Project hopes to share postcards of Naga City with friends and family via Philippine Post. There are so many places that we can be proud of, and so many aspects of our culture and heritage that we can share with the rest of the country and the rest of the world.

Creativity – These postcards (and the future postcards) are products of local artists (whether they are professional painters, designers, photographers or graphic artists or beginners giving their creativity some space to grow) here in Bicol.

Communication – The Postcard Project team really appreciates how the internet and social media have made it so easy to keep in touch and share information – but there is just something about a sincere handwritten note and receiving something in the mail too!

So basically Spiral Sun together with Bubble Town is selling postcards to support some Gawad Kalinga projects here in CamSur.  How Does it Work? You can do two things!

1. BUY A POSTCARD!
The Porta Mariae

A Compilation of the artwork of the first Gurit Kamot workshop

You can buy one (1) postcard for PHP20.00
If you order twenty-five (25) postcards, you get a free Bayani Bracelet made at GK Del Rosario.

2. BUY A POSTCARD AND HAVE IT SENT BY THE POSTCARD PROJECT!

Sending it somewhere in the Philippines? PHP60.00/postcard

Sending it abroad? PHP75.00/postcard

1.) Buy a postcard and have it stamped by your barista at Bubble Town Tea House. She will have you fill up a form too (give your email address and contact number so that we can send you a photo of your postcard, stamped and ready to be mailed at the post office)
2.) Fill up your postcard and drop it off in the mailbox at the store.

Note: Once a week, the postcards will be picked up and brought to the local post office. It takes approximately two weeks for mail to get to the destination.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE POSTCARD PROJECT, YOU’RE SUPPORTING GURIT KAMOT! CLICK HERE to know more about Gurit Kamot.

Why not surprise your friends and relatives with this Postcard Project? Buy your postcards at Bubble Town Avenue Square and Panganiban Branch.


Monday, September 15, 2014

2nd Regional Cheer and Dance Competition 2014 Winners


2nd Regional Cheer and Dance Competition
September 22, 2014 3:00 PM
JMR Coliseum

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UP PEP SQUAD AND TEAM IRIGA (2nd Place, Japan International Cheerdance Competition) as Guest Performers.

2nd Regional Cheer Dance Competition 2014 WINNERS

COLLEGE CATEGORY 

GRAND CHAMPION - USANT Pep Squad (University of Saint Anthony)
1ST RUNNER UP - Ateneo Golden Cavalry (Ateneo de Naga University)
2ND RUNNER UP - Naga College Pep Squad Tigers (Naga College Foundation)

HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY

GRAND CHAMPION - BISCAST Laboratory High School Pep Squad  (Bicol College of Applied Sciences & Technology)
1ST RUNNER UP -  NCF Tiger Cubs (Naga College Foundation High School Department) 
2ND RUNNER UP - Cararayan NHS Pep Squad (Cararayan High School)

BEST IN PROPS - BISCAST Laboratory High School and Universidad de Sta Isabel for College Category

FINAL LIST OF PARTICIPANTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL
1. El Em Trix (Leon Q. Mercado High School)
2. BISCAST Laboratory High School Pep Squad  (Bicol College of Applied Sciences & Technology)
3. PSU Lab HS Cimarrons Pep Squad (Partido State University Laboratory High School)
4. Cararayan NHS Pep Squad (Cararayan High School)
5. NCF Tiger Cubs (Naga College Foundation High School Department)

FINAL LIST OF PARTICIPANTS FOR COLLEGE:
1. BISCAST Spartans Pep Squad (Bicol College of Applied Sciences & Technology)
2. UNC Greyhounds Pep Squad (University of Nueva Caceres)
3. Vincentian Pep Squad Universidad de Sta. Isabel)
4. Ateneo Golden Cavalry (Ateneo de Naga University)
5. USANT Pep Squad (University of Saint Anthony)
6. PSU Cimarrons Pep Squad (Partido State University)
7. Naga College Pep Squad Tigers (Naga College Foundation)
8. Bicol University Pep Squad (Bicol University)




*The 2nd Regional Cheer and Dance Competition 2014 Live Streaming will start at around 3:00 PM on September 22. Audio and video live streaming quality may vary depending upon your Internet Service Provider's speed, browser and or computer. All live streaming are courtesy of the local networks.




Peñafrancia Civic Parade and Float Competition 2014 Live Streaming


Peñafrancia Civic Parade and Float Competition 2014
Voyadores Festival 2014
September 18, 2014
Plaza Quezon

*The Peñafrancia Civic Parade and Float Competition 2014 Live Streaming will start at around 7:00AM on September 18, while the Voyadores Festival 2014 will be at around 3:00 PM of the same day. Audio and video live streaming quality may vary depending upon your Internet Service Provider's speed, browser and or computer. All live streaming are courtesy of the local networks.

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Live Stream Courtesy of PBN DZOK


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Live Stream Courtesy of GNN TV 48 Naga through immultimedia.info







Peñafrancia Regional BSP/GSP Parade and DXMC 2014 Winners


Peñafrancia Regional BSP/GSP Parade and DXMC 2014
September 17, 2014
Plaza Quezon

List of Winners
Photo by Arnel Labrador


Road Closure & Traffic Re-routing
Source: Naga Smiles to the World FB






Saturday, September 13, 2014

Regional Band/Majorette/Fancy Drill 2014 Winners


Regional Band/Majorette/Fancy Drill Winners
September 13, 2014
JMR Coliseum

BEST MAJORETTE LEADER - University of Saint Anthony
BEST BAND LEADER - Sorsogon State College

BEST MAJORETTES EXHIBITION
1st University of Saint Anthony
2nd Central Bicol State University of Agriculture - Pili Campus
3rd University of Nueva Caceres
4th Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
5th Pasacao Academy

BEST BAND EXHIBITION
1st Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Canaman)
2nd Central Bicol State University of Agriculture - Pili Campus
3rd Naga College Foundation
4th University of Northeastern Philippines
5th University of Nueva Caceres

BEST FANCY DRILL
1st University of Saint Anthony
2nd University of Northeastern Philippines
3rd Camarines Norte State College Laboratory HS
4th Naga City Science High School
5th Sta. Monica Academy

BEST DANCE NUMBER - University of Saint Anthony

Watch the Recorded Regional Band / Majorette / Fancy Drill 2014 Competition
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Alternate streaming


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Viva La Fiesta 2014 at the Avenue


Viva La Fiesta at the Avenue Square
September 2014

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities


Peñafrancia Regional Military Parade 2014 Winners


Peñafrancia Regional Military Parade 2014 Winners
September 19, 2014



OVERALL CHAMPIONS
CATEGORY 1 - LA CONSOLACION COLLEGE (DAET)
CATEGORY 2 & 3 - UNIVERSITY OF SAINT ANTHONY

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT ANTHONY's AWARDS
1st Place - Best Marching Majorettes (Category A)
1st Place - Majorettes Exhibition Contest
1st Place - Fancy Drill Competition
1st Place - Best Marching Band (Category A)
1st Place - Best Marching CAT Girls (Category 2)
1st Place - Best Marching CAT 1A-Boys (Category 2)
1st Place - Best Marching MAPEH Unit
1st Place - Best Marching ROTC Unit (Category 4)
1st Place - Best Marching ROTC Sponsors
1st Place - Most Disciplined CAT Unit (Category 2 - Private Schools)
1st Place - Most Disciplined ROTC Unit (Category 4)
2nd Place - Best Marching CAT Boys 
2nd Place - Best Marching CAT 1A-Girls 
3rd Place - Best Marching ROTC Unit (Category 3 & 4 Combined)
4th Place - Most Disciplined ROTC Unit (Category 3)
5th Place - Best Marching ROTC Unit (Category 3)

Best Dance Number - University of Saint Anthony
Best Majorette Leader - University of Saint Anthony

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Best Marching Majorettes (Category A)
1st - University of Saint Anthony
2nd - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Canaman)
3rd - University of Northeastern Philippines
4th - University of Nueva Caceres
5th - Naga College Foundation

Best Marching Band (Category A)
1st - University of Saint Anthony
2nd - Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (Pili)
3rd - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Canaman)
4th - University of Northeastern Philippines
5th - Camarines Sur National High School

Best Marching Majorettes (Category B)
1st - Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
2nd - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Naga)
3rd - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Legazpi)
4th - Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
5th - Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (Pasacao)

Best Marching Band (Category B)
1st - Partido State University
2nd - Pioneer High School (Presentacion)
3rd - Pasacao Academy
4th - Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
5th - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Legazpi)

Best Marching ROTC Unit (Category 3)
1st - Partido State University
2nd - University of Northeastern Philippines
3rd - Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
4th - Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (Pili)
5th - University of Saint Anthony

Best Marching ROTC Sponsors
1st - University of Saint Anthony
2nd - Sorsogon State College
3rd - Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
4th - Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
5th - University of Northeastern Philippines

Best Marching ROTC Unit (Category 3 & 4 Combined)
1st - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Canaman)
2nd - Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
3rd - University of Saint Anthony
4th - University of Northeastern Philippines
5th - Pili Capitol Colllege, Inc.

Most Disciplined ROTC Unit (Category 3)
1st - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Canaman)
2nd - Naga College Foundation
3rd - University of Northeastern Philippines
4th - University of Saint Anthony
5th - Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology

Best Marching ROTC Unit - Category 4
1st - University of Saint Anthony
2nd - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Legazpi)
3rd - Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
4th - Camarines Norte School of Law
5th - University of Northeastern Philippines

Most Disciplined ROTC Unit (Category 4)
1st - University of Saint Anthony
2nd - University of Northeastern Philippines
3rd - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Legazpi)
4th - Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
5th - Partido State University

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Road Closure & Traffic Re-routing 
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Peñafrancia Fluvial Procession 2014 Live Streaming


FLUVIAL PROCESSION 2014 Live Streaming
September 20, 2014

*The Fluvial Procession Live Streaming will start at around 12:00 NN on September 20. Audio and video live streaming quality may vary depending upon your Internet Service Provider's speed, browser and or computer. All live streaming are courtesy of the local networks.

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Live Stream Courtesy of PBN DZOK


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Live Stream Courtesy of GNN TV 48 Naga through immultimedia.info



Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Alternate streaming


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Road Closure & Traffic Re-routing 
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Monday, September 8, 2014

SM Youth Visits Naga this Peñafrancia Festival 2014


All roads lead to Naga City, Camarines Sur this September. The SM Youth crew is visiting one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the Philippines, our very own Peñafrancia Festival.

CLICK HERE for the Peñafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Events

SM Youth Loves A-Fash!

SM Youth caters to the fashion and culture of the young generation today. They carry the lifestyle brands Tee Culture, Markus, Tank, Character Tees, Tribal, Jag Thug, Lee Pipes, Ego Jeans, Fubu, Fresh Gear, Dickies Tykes, Vans, Bum, BNY, Zoo York and many more. All available at the the SM Store.

SM Youth Twitter and Instagram: @SM_Youth

Together with SM Youth is Naga's very own fashion bloggers group called A-Fash. Yes, Naga is teeming with creative and young fashionistas who are unique in their own little ways and it's high time for them to shine bright in Naga and Bicol's fashion industry. I'm proud and lucky to have met the person who pioneered this awesome group in the name of Jamie Lou Borile of www.spotlightonjamie.com. This young girl does not only speak her mind and is more than the person who knows how to mix and match apparels and accessories but rather possesses the right attitude cultivating her passion. Very adorable and sophisticated, Jamie was able to live up to her passion and pioneering a group of people with the same passion as hers is recognizing others' talents and creativity. I'm sure all the other members of A-Fash are worth the recognition too. The "A" in A-Fash may have started in the Ateneo but they have created a Fash-A "Fashion Aura" in Naga reinventing the youth's culture in a fashionable way. 

A-Fash is a fashion group/community in Ateneo de Naga University that exists in the goal of uniting the “fashionistas” in the university. Founded on June 10, 2012. Its objective is to serve as a support group of fashionistas in the university; help its members with their fashion dilemmas; and make them improve, go outside their comfort zones and grow as a fashionista.  It also encourages its members into fashion blogging and/or being active on their online fashion platforms. It aims to make other people realize that every day is an opportunity to dress-up and look good. Inspire people. That’s our vision. To be a start of a more fashionable world. Aside from enjoying being a fashionista, A-Fash also aims to be available commercially (i.e. collaborating with brands, events, etc. with commission or plain exposure). A-Fash stands for Ateneo Fashionistas. Not really a school organization, just a community of people sharing the same passion for fashion.

So What are you waiting for? A really cool SM Youth Bus will be at the SM City Naga to wait for you from September 12 until September 21. On September 19 from 4PM onwards, hang out with A-Fash and be part of their fashion consultation featuring the latest shirts from Tee Culture. Mark you calenders!



#SMYouthRoadTrip #SMYouthLovesAFash #WeAreSMYouth

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Peñafrancia Tattoo Arts and Skate Festival 2014


Penafrancia Tattoo Arts and Skate Festival
September 13, 2014
Naga City Civic Center

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities



4th Naga City Highland Triathlon


"Highland Triathlon is Naga City's premier sporting event conducted in the glory of the sports for four years now. Scheduled on September 14, 2014 at the Metro Naga Sports Complex, Pacol, it is a test of your strength, stamina and endurance and pushing your limits while you revel in the satisfaction of finishing the triathlon. So if you are a swimmer, runner, cyclist, team of fitness freaks or even a beginner, gear up for the  biggest eco-endurance sport in Naga City. Registration forms are now available  at the Naga City Hall lobby and City Mayor's Office. Please contact Jun Oba (09175399475), Bars Barja (09193909199)."

CLICK HERE for the Peñafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Events



ASEAN FORUM: Philippine Readiness for ASEAN Integration 2015, Implications on Youth Development


Naga City - On September 6, the National Youth Commission together with the Association of Political Science Students of University of Nueva Caceres will be sponsoring an Asean Forum with the theme Philippine Readiness for ASEAN Integration 2015: Implications on Youth Development at the UNC Sports Palace from 8 AM to 7 PM. Public and private high school and college students in Bicol are invited.

Registration fee is only Php 120.00, inclusive of AM & PM snacks, lunch, certificate of appearance and participation. Get a chance to interact with top caliber speakers, know more about ASEAN Economic Integration 2015 and identify the role of the youth in the integration.

For further information you can contact the secretariat head Mary Acobera at 09069698718 or email at rlot18@yahoo.com. 

Traslacion Procession 2014 Live Streaming


Traslacion Procession 2014 Details and Live Streaming
September 12, 2014

*The Traslacion Procession Live Streaming will start at around 12:00 NN with the following networks. Audio and video live streaming speed may vary depending upon your Internet Service Provider, browser and or computer. All live streaming are courtesy of the local networks.

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Traslacion Route and Stations Location
* These are the actual copies of information during the meeting with the procession committee

Assembly Area of Traslacion Procession 2014 is @ Brgy. San Felipe Road Naga City
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Order of Traslacion Procession
5 - 24 Bicol Association of Catholic Schools
25 - 46 Schools Within the City of Naga
47 - 56 Schools Outside Naga
59 - 75 Religious Organizations
77 - 78 Religious Congregations 
79 - 85 Civic Organizations
87 - 106 Religious Movements

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Prayer Guide for the Procession


Monday, September 1, 2014

1st Bicol Fish Show


Naga City - The Bicol Fishkeepers Society will be sponsoring the First Bicol Fish Show on September 7 to 9, 2014 at SM City Naga. The opening program will start at 11:00 am with the following guests: Naga City Major John G. Bongat, Mayor Herbie Augas of Santo Domingo, Albay and BFAR Regional Director Dennis V. Del Socorro. A display of aquarium fishes is set for this Bicol Fish Show and a Flowerhorn and Betta Fish contest. See you at the event center of SM City Naga.

CLICK HERE for the Peñafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Events





Agora Magazine


An online magazine is coursed to set sail in the world wide web to cover Bicol Art x Fashion. Bicolanos never run out of talents to showcase to the whole country and to the whole world. Since the online social media is now one of our major sources of information, a magazine was diligently created by a new generation of Bicolano artists. 
Agora, a Greek word in origin "ageirein" meaning to gather is the name of the magazine that we will be able to experience online to further strengthen our love for art and Bicolano culture. This 'gathering' will not only captivate a worldwide audience but will surely entice the eyes of aspiring Bicolano artists. 

       Agora Magazine is a non-profit online magazine dedicated to become a platform for up-and-coming Bikolano artists in the fields of Photography, Fashion, Beauty, Music, Literature, Film, Visual Arts such as Painting and Illustration, Theatre, Industrial and Interior Design and other fields of creativity.
Founded in the first quarter of 2014, Agora Magazine was formed with the desire to showcase the best of Bikol and cultivate a sense of panache and a forward-thinking taste among homegrown talents with a local and global audience. It’s a hip market place for what’s new and who’s who in the local scene, what talent is there to discover, what ideas to unearth. The magazine is a public place, a place to be seen in. ‘Agora,’ after all, is Greek for ‘public place.’


The September issue is a preview of things and shapes to comeand will be called ‘The Paper Issue.’ Harking back to its primordial roots, the online magazine looks into the paper as a weapon, as a tool, as a means for expressing creativity, and as the translated ‘papel’, we look into the roles we play in cultivating Bikol Art into a global, social community of acquired tastes. Photographers, Writers, Makeup Artists, Fashion Stylists, Interior Designers, Graphic Designers, and Illustrators give us their takes on this theme for the maiden issue.
Agora Magazine is a tri-monthly magazine and accepts contributions in the form of Feature Articles, Fashion and Beauty Editorials, Photo Journals, Illustrations and Art Installations, Essays and Critiques and themes vary at every issue. For inquiries and comments, you can email Agora Magazine at agoramagazinebikol@gmail.com.  


For updates don't forget to like Agora's 

*A LINK to the Magazine will be posted once available. All images are from Agora Magazine FB Page.

Fiesta 2014 Dog Show


Peñafrancia Festival 2014 Dog Show
Due to Typhoon Luis, the dog show will now be on OCTOBER 5, 2014
8:00 am to 5:00 PM
@ STI Gymnasium, Naga City

CLICK HERE for the Peñafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Events

Pre-registration will be posted soon.
Please join https://www.facebook.com/groups/NagaDogLovers/ on Facebook for updates



Friday, August 29, 2014

Bicol Car Show Extravaganza


All is set for the Bicol Car Show Extravaganza on September 5-7, 2014. Slated on Naga City and the Bicol region’s festive month of Peñafrancia, this special car trade show gathers the major car dealers in the Bicol Region for a higher purpose, that is, to raise funds for the building of the Basilica Museum. This unique buyers-meet-car dealers event is the Avenue Plaza Hotel.

This exceptional car show features top of the line passenger cars, pick-ups, SUVs, LUVs, vans, and other vehicles from CHEVROLET NAGA (M&K Motorsales Naga, Inc.), FORD NAGA (Dearborn Motors Co. Inc.), FOTON LEGAZPI (Foton Motors Phils.), HINO MOTORS NAGA (Pilipinas Hino Inc.), ISUZU-NAGA (Gencars Inc.), NISSAN NAGA (Lisam Enterprises, Inc.), and SUZUKI AUTO NAGA (Sakura Autoworld, Inc.). Guest car exhibitor is MAZDA BATANGAS (Auto Zoom-Zoom, Inc.).  

The fundraising event is highly intended for car buyers, most especially from various business, professional and social organizations all over Camarines Sur. Bicol Car Show Extravaganza is one of its kind as it directly markets various car models and car parts and services to this targeted audience. Around 500 special attendees are expected for this event. Aside from brand new cars, there will also be other car products and services to be exhibited. Special raffles and promos await the guests and attendees as the organizers shall give out several lifestyle raffle prizes (from leading business establishments in the city).

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities







The Bicol Car Show Extravaganza is organized by Team Diversified. Minor sponsors for this event include Phoenix Petroleum Phils, Inc., Denso Service Center, Aguila Auto Glass, Globe Telecoms, Avenue Plaza Hotel, BPI, Nagaland Hotel, Camella Homes, Goldprint, and Salak Advertising. The official car magazine of this event is C! Magazine. Other media partners are: PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER - Motoring Section, ABS CBN, GNN, MOR Radio, Energy FM, and 107.1 DWIR Radio Natin Iriga.    

Saturday, August 23, 2014

FOR SALE: Limited Edition "Ina" Our Lady of Peñafrancia Souvenir Watch



FOR SALE: Limited Edition "Ina" Our Lady of Peñafrancia Souvenir Wristwatch 

In partnership with the members of Peñafrancia Young Professionals 

Colors Available: White, Black, Yellow, Violet and Sky Blue

Watch is only packaged in plastic. 

Mode of Payments:
Cash for meet ups within Naga City

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CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities



Happy Finds in Naga: Bamboombayan Diner



Students know how to find for cheap but satisfying food for snack or lunch. Decades ago and though still true these days, the following are very popular as Happy Finds of students: "Second gate kang UNC", another second gate kang Ateneo "sa Bayawas", sarong "pancitan" near the Metropolitan cathedral and a whole lot more. Probably if I did pursue my bachelor's degree here in Naga, chances are I would be able to enumerate more. Feel free to share your own happy finds dear students!

Our post for today is a Happy Find for the students of today's generation. Last Friday, I was able to finally visit Bamboombayan Diner near Ateneo de Naga University. It was high time to find out why BB is the talk of the class. 

The name Bamboombayan or BB for short is from Bagumbayan, the barangay where it is located and technically speaking the place is made out of Bamboo. BB is young at heart and knows how to capture the heart of the youth. No wonder why they opened during heart's day during the year 2012.


Let met get ahead of you on what to expect from this little resto near the Ateneo.



1. The place is commonly dined by students not only from Ateneo but also from other schools and universities. Yuppies are also visible here.
2. BB is not your average carinderia because they have  a VERY unique specialty. One that you cannot actually see yet from other restaurants here in Naga. Emphasis on the SAUCES my dear friends.
3. The place is not a posh food place but just enough for students and those who are looking for a yard-like ambiance of a home.
4. Regardless of the physical store, you will be surprised with what they are using as kitchen wares. Ceramics, glass and stainless steel spoon and fork which is just right especially for the chicken. Forget about battling with the chicken using the plastic spoon and fork.
5. BB was born out of compassion for others and not entirely for profit. The Clubhouse of the Ateneo played a major role for the owners of BB. Read on towards the end to know why. 



SECOND LEVEL. My favorite spot would be the second level of BB. We came at the perfect time last Friday to enjoy an amazing sunset which is just an add on during your stay at BB. Fixtures justifies the name of the place and makes you feel like having lunch in your own garden or yard. BB is located along Mother Francisca street at Bagumbayan. Since BB is not your ordinary carinderia, it is just a whole lot of different level in that spectrum.




"Home of Fried Chicken and Sauces". While chicken is the main product of BB, they offer a variety of sauces that can be used either as a topping or a dip for your fries. BB's chicken is one of a kind. What are the 6 spices then? Here's a tip, pepper is one the rest is for us to find out. According to the owners the spices are from Saudi. So that you can have an idea on how special BB's chickens are, let's just say it's head to head with the Cajun  Chicken of Bigg's Diner, NO KIDDING! Sauces are in Mushy Gravy, Creamy BB, Baked Garlic, and Arabian Curry. My personal favorite  sauce would be the Baked Garlic.


Don't forget to like Bamboombayan on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Bamboombayan

BB is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm.

CLICK HERE to find BB on Google Maps

For the meantime, Bamboombayan delivers for bulk orders only. Minimum of 10 packs if a bit far from the central business district of Naga and a minimum of 4 packs if within centro.

Contact Number: 0933 365 5697
Bamboombayan's Menu
Apart from chicken, they also offer Pork Rice Meals which starts from P45.00 to P55.00. Among the choices are Crispy Sisig in classic, in mayo or in mayo + egg, Tenderloin Tips w/ Corn, and Bistek Bikol .
Drinks starts as low as P16.00 up to P32.00 only
This tall Iced Cappuccino is only P32.00

BB Fried Chicken in a Basket will be available 
starting August 26, 2014
This is something to look forward to. We'll keep you posted once price is available. 
Also, on Tuesday, next week will be a new menu board with NO PRICE INCREASE
that will justify BB's claim to have the most affordable fried chicken in Naga City.

Chickens come in flock, este Deli or Plain. Deli is served with potatoes on the side. While the basic or plain is served with the chicken and rice only. The Crispy Classic is only P42.00. Not bad right?

Crocante Chicken 
*Pardon the photos with low light. My takes did not give enough justice for the food.
Arabian Curry Deli

Mushy Gravy Deli, this is one of the best sellers of BB for only Php 73.00. Php 49.00 only for the Mushy Gravy (Chicken and rice).

Fresh Potatoes! Patata Fritos in Onions of BB

Creamy BB Fried Chicken for only P55.00



There's more to the bamboo than meets the eye. Behind Bamboombayan are two, young, business partners Marion and Kaye. Marion is the man behind the business concept and marketing strategies of BB and also a worthy to note football enthusiast not only in the Ateneo but also in Naga City. Out of passion for football, then came passion for food and service for others. He was connected with the Clubouse of the Ateneo wherein employees of the snack house were scholars / football players to be specific. Kaye on the other hand is head of the operations of BB. Clubhouse memories served as an inspiration for the owners. The tandem of these two yuppies create a friendly atmosphere in the store. Upon observation, customers feel comfortable here and there were even a group of students who were (I think) practicing a dance presentation just right outside BB. Seldom do cars pass by here unlike Ateneo Avenue. This is also a blessing in disguise because there's less pollution and noise for the customers. BB and the owners were able to surpass different challenges. These young entrepreneurs have the heart and right attitude on what it takes to work hard for something. 




I know we all have different palates and preferences with it comes to chicken, but give it a try and be surprised. 

Bagumbayan's little secret is indeed a happy find. "The most affordable chicken in Naga" is here! Yet again another Happy Find in Naga brought to you by www.nagacitydeck.com. 'Till our next Happy Finds session in Naga!

Photos and images without ncd logo are from Bamboombayan Diner's FB Page. Rates and prices are subject to change without prior notice. 


* Thank you very much Marion and Kaye for having us. Remember what we told you before we left? *wink *wink =P
It was a fun Friday dusk/night with you guys. It's a pleasure having you on board our Happy Finds in Naga section. More power to BB!