• New Menu of Cafe Plazuela at the Avenue Plaza Hotel

  • Relax and unwind at La Huerta de Rosario Farm, Baao, CamSur

    Baao, CamSur

  • Travel Guide to Mercedes, CamNorte


Thursday, September 22, 2016

2nd Bombon Marathon

October 2, 2016

Funds raised from this event will go to the complete installation of CCTV Camera at Poblacion Bombon. Cash Prizes are sponsored by LGU Bombon


42k Full Marathon

4:00 AM


Free Bib No. Singlet, Finishers Medal, Finishers Shirt, Pack lunch & Certificate
1st Place - P 5,000.00
2nd Place - P 3,000.00
3rd Place - P 2,000.00
Top 10 4th- 10 Place 7 @ 500.00 each
Consolation Prize 11th -20th @ 300.00 each

1st Place - P 2,000.00
2nd Place - P 1,500.00
3rd Place - P 1,000.00
4th & 5th Place @ 500.00 each

21k Half Marathon

5:00 AM


Free Bib No., Singlet, Finishers Medal, Finishers Shirt, Pack lunch & Certificate
1st Place - P 1,700.00
2nd Place - P 1,300.00
3rd Place - P 1,000.00
Consolation Prize 4th – 10th place 7 @ 250.00 each

1st Place - P 1,000.00
2nd Place - P 750.00
3rd Place - P 500.00

6:00 AM
Free Bib No., Singlet, Certfiicate



  1. Bon Marche Pawnshop – People’s Mart, Liboton cor. Jacob St. Naga City . LOOK FOR MS. HYAN N. OSIO CP# 0917-853-9186
  2. Eternal Garden Office – Balatas Naga City LOOK FOR MR. RICHARD BRINGAS CP# 0906-262-6612
  3. ExpressPay Outlet @ #31 Bagumbayan Sur, Naga City LOOK for Ms. Mariel Carreon Tel. # 054- 881-0442, CP # 0939--939-5195
  4. Sangguniang Bayan of Bombon Office, Bombon, Cam. Sur Tel. 054-881-6994
  5. Vice Mayor EddieFelix S. Alteza Residence, San Roque, Bombon, Camarines Sur TEl. no. 054-881-3658, CP# 0917-868-8326, 0920-281-6623

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Make Your Penafrancia Festival Celebration Bigger with the Samsung GIGA Fiesta Promo

Naga City - Happy Penafrancia Festival to all Bicolanos! The whole month of September is a festive mood for us here in Naga. Now is the best time to upgrade your family’s home entertainment system as Samsung launches the GIGA Fiesta promo. Your special gatherings will surely be as fun and festive, here are the exciting deals to choose from:

Get a free 24-inch TV and a DVD player when you buy a Samsung GIGA Sound MX-HS6500

Get a free 32-inch Samsung Hyper TV and a DVD player for only Php 990 when you buy a Samsung GIGA Sound MX-HS7000 or MX-JS8000.

This special offer is valid during the Peñafrancia festival from September 2 to September 30, 2016.


The Samsung GIGA Sound System is the perfect entertainment system for your fiesta celebrations.  It produces 2,400-watts of clear,quality sound with a powerful bass. Create fun and memorable singing sessions with the Karaoke function. Liven up your party with family and friends with the built-in DJ Beat and Lighting effects that pulse to the music’s beat. 

Visit the following Samsung authorized dealers in Bicol for more details: Jayson Marketing and RRS Marketing. 

Jayson Marketing
Facebook Page: Jayson Marketing
Panganiban Drive, Corner Blumentrit St., Naga City, 4400
(054)473-7054 & (054) 472-0232
Mobile: 0920 964 8785

RRS Marketing
Aristocrat Building, Dinaga, Naga City, Camarines Sur 4400

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Buffet Breakast at the Avenue Plaza Hotel

Naga City - Breakfast has never been this satisfying ever since I was able to try the buffet at the Cafe Plazuela of Avenue Plaza Hotel. Whether you are staying at the hotel or not, walk-in guests can avail of the buffet breakfast at a very reasonable price.
The menu is a combination of local and international breakfast options. There's an egg station where you can request for an omelet with garnishes of your choice. Cold cuts station plus a bread, butter and cheese station. Assorted fruits and fresh vegetables with special dressing and a cereal station at the center.

On the left wing are the heavy, carbo and protein loaded breakfast options. The menu varies from time to time. The first time I was able to try the buffet (story HERE), the left wing dishes where slightly different.

If you're staying at the hotel, you'll have the buffet breakfast as included in your room package. All worth it! If you're planning to do a staycation at the Avenue, check out bit.ly/avenuepromos for promos and you might get a good offer (sometimes as low as P2,678.57 per night!)

Olympia Gym Now Avenue Fitness
Where to Stay in Naga City: Avenue Plaza Hotel
Avenue Plaza Hotel Launches New Menu of Cafe Plazuela
Avenue Plaza Hotel's Afternoon Tea
Two New Sets of Afternoon Tea
Bicol's Star Shines Brighter

*Rates are subject to change without prior notice. For updated rates visit bit.ly/avenuepromos
Facebook Page: Avenue Plaza Hotel 
Instagram: @AvenuePlazaHotel #AvenueStories #AvenuePlazaHotel 
Twitter: @AvenuePlaza 
Contact Number: (6354) 473-9999 / (632) 250 8088
GENERAL INQUIRIES : info@theavenueplazahotel.com   
ROOMS: reservations@theavenueplazahotel.com 
BANQUET & EVENTS : sales@theavenueplazahotel.com

Buhi, CamSur: Lologon Spring Resort

Buhi, Camarines Sur - Located near the mountain sides of Buhi is a resort called Lologon Spring Resort. Since my mom is from Buhi, I know how to understand Buhinon, but I'm not conversant using the dialect. Lologon basically means "sa kaloob-looban" or "inner part". True to its meaning, a few kilometer drive on the right sight of the "NakaBUHI" monument will bring you the resort.

I have also been to Balerite Resort but the road is much more rugged as compared to the way going to Lologon Resort.
There's a parking space near the entrance.
On the right side is a flowing brook, mainly the source of the resorts freshwater pool.
I hate to break it to you, there's no HOT spring. There's a hose which they say is a hot spring water, but nahh, it's not. I hope the management removes the "hot" on their signage.
Entrance fee is very affordable. Night swimming is also allowed.

The resort uses bright colors in their pools. The view that you will actually enjoy is the canopy of coconuts that you can see around.
There are huge rocks in the pool, so be extra careful.

Children enjoying the water, free from any fee since it's from the brook outside the resort.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Miss Bicolandia 2016 Winners

#MB2016 Winners

Miss Bicolandia 2016 2 Jian Cayla Salazar of Guinobatan, Albay
1st Runner Up - No. 19 Mary Joy Dacudao of Naga City
2nd Runner Up - No. 18 Kathleen Mae Lausingco of Polangui, Albay
3rd Runner Up - No. 7 Marie Sherry Ann Tormes of Bula, CamSur 
4th Runner Up - No. 20 Danica Theresa Dilla of Iriga City

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia 2016 Schedule of Activites

For more photos CLICK HERE

From Left: 4th Runner Up - No. 20 Danica Theresa Dilla of Iriga City, 2nd Runner Up - No. 18 Kathleen Mae Lausingco of Polangui, Albay, Miss Bicolandia 2016 No. 2 Jian Cayla Salazar of Guinobatan, Albay, 1st Runner Up - No. 19 Mary Joy Dacudao of Naga City, 3rd Runner Up - No. 7 Marie Sherry Ann Tormes of Bula, CamSur 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

PXC Laban MMA in Naga City this Peñafrancia Festival 2016

PXC Laban MMA Spices up Bicol in Search of the Ultimate Oragon

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2016 Schedule of Events

“ORAGON.” The Urban Dictionary defines it as a “Bicol slang for somebody who is feisty, determined, principled, fighter, unafraid of consequences, and one who stands up for his principles.”

Raymond Doliquez from Sarangani Province
On September 10 at The Tent, Avenue Plaza Hotel in Naga, Camarines Sur, a total of 12 “oragons” will see action in the latest Laban MMA offering. Fresh from its successful staging in Cagayan de Oro, PXC’s developmental league invades Bicol to banner the region’s homegrown mixed martial arts fighters who are expected to live up to the “oragon” moniker by giving their all against equally capable opponents from different parts of the Philippines.

Spearheading the Bicolanos’ battle is CBD MMA gym’s Arlan Faurillo (photo on left) of Naga City, as he goes up against Laban MMA veteran Reymond Doliguez from Sarangani Province and fighting out Submission Sports Philippines. The co-main event is equally as explosive as Legazpi’s Joey Miado of Lions Den MMA clashes with another familiar Laban MMA name in Team Lakay’s Jaybee Ban-eg of Mt. Province.

Two CamSur sons open up hostilities at 7 PM, making his MMA debut is Naga City’s Diego Offemaria from Bicol Athletics-Legazpi Gym, but he will surely have his hands full tackling 22-year-old Danilo Sarmiento Jr. of Naga City and CBD MMA gym who comes in with an impressive 8-0 record. Then it’s the turn of Legazpi City’s Niño Mondejar of Bicol Athletics to grapple with Negros Occidental’s Jessie Salvador of D Elements Real Men Fighters. Taking the next crack is another Legazpi native, Jupiter Lora of Lions Den MMA battling fellow Bicolano, Tabaco City’s Jonathan Noble representing Lipata Fight Club.

Seventeen-year-old Khen Marques of Guerrero/Fighters Den-Naga City looks to add one more victory to his 2-0 amateur record when he takes on also unbeaten Mark Fabriga of Davao City and Safehouse Fighting Academy who’s toting a 4-win streak. Fight #5 features two more Bicolanos, Naga City’s Bryan Ayao of CBD MMA against Tabaco City’s Joven Baclao of Lipata Fight Club. Fight #6 with Jake Baylon from the Guerrero Muay Thai MMA gym against 17-year-old John Lloyd Libuit of Davao City and Safehouse Fighting Academy who comes in with an impressive 4-0 record.

Two very promising amateurs get on the ring next, as Herbert Locre of Daraga Albay and Lions Den MMA matches his 7-1 record with the 8-1 record of GenSan’s Jimboy Panlita representing Submission Sports Philippines. The final appetizer before the main events pits two grizzled warriors in Jason Margallo of Naga City and CBD MMA fighting Cavite’s Crisz Aplicador of Hitman Gym/Biagtan Muay Thai.

MMA fans from the land of the Mayon Volcano and the Bicol Express are surely in for one hot and spicy night, and PXC may very well find the ultimate oragon in this stacked card that could go on to the professional level and bring the region to Philippine MMA prominence.

PXC Laban MMA Bicol is presented by Red Horse Extra Strong, the #1 Beer, “Ito ang tama!” and Sports 5, in cooperation with the City of Naga, Camarines Sur. Sponsors are Beer Below Zero- The COLDEST beer ever, Premiere Condoms, Hayabusa, Coca Cola-Femsa Philippines, Hyundai – New thinking. New Possibilities, Bicol Isarog Transport System, Inc., Smart Communications, KOHL Industries, Squarefoot Graphics and Ads, AGN Solutions, Bunny and Piggy Distributors, Hypertech, SAFE-Stop and Fill Express, Piaggio, Woodstone Kitchen & Bar, New York Bakery-The Original Pugon Pandesal, Red Ribbon, Bigg’s Diner, Kina’Mon Resto Bar & Grill, Peri Happy and DGL Glass & Aluminum Supply.  Official hotel partners are CBD Plaza Hotel, Orange Dormitel, and Lemon Residences. Official Presscon and Weigh in venue Casa Soriano Family Heirloom Cuisine. Official media partner is 106.3 Energy FM while local gym partner is CBD MMA. Ticketing partners are SM Tickets and CBD Plaza Hotel. Matches start at 7 PM, gates open at 5 PM.

For more info and updates visit Laban MMA Facebook page, or follow them on IG: @pxclabanmma.

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2016 Schedule of Events

For more information:
Carmel Carpio / Salve Escalante
Tel.: +63 920 9797257 / +63 917 3324996
E-mail: ccarpio@tpiguam.com

#Penafrancia2016: Bicolandia Music and Arts Festival

Bicolandia Music & Arts Festival
September 16 2016, Friday, 9PM

@  SM City Naga, Parking Area

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2016 Schedule of Events

Ticket Price: P200 (w/ free Biggs Burger & Smart Sim). Get your tickets any any Bigg's Diner Outlet

Feat. Sud  KissJane (Main Acts)
UNIFY - Acoustic Beatbox ManGroove  / Southern Lights Collective Exit Band / FourKeeps / (Supporting Acts)  

DJs : Perry / Mike Alvarez / Jeff Pamesa / Robert Dino / JD hendrix / Brian Alcantara

Host: Ms. Dominique Lagrimas

Official Hashtags: #BMAF #BiggsPenafrancia #SmartPenafrancia

Presented by: Biggs Diner Smart Communications, Inc. SM Naga, City

Powered by
HH Events Management & Productions
Contact 09159767520 // 09297836623

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2016 Schedule of Events


Bicolandia Music & Arts Festival (BMAF 2016), the premier activity festival of Naga City during the PENAFRANCIA FESTIVAL. With its multi-regional campaign plan, BMAF is designed to bring visitors from neighboring provinces like ALBAY, Camarines Sur & Norter, Sorsogon, and as far as QUEZON and Manila –effectively providing another dimension to the various tourist attractions of Naga City. The positioning of the marketing campaign for the event is also intended to use and promote the attractions and identity of Naga City to the broad national audience.

BMAF 2016 will see national artists perform live music with local talents in sequences with digital motion arts synchronized to the beat. It will be a production scale that is up to national standards in the likes of which that has never been seen before in Naga City and Cam Sur as a whole. The production will be intricately programmed to maintain its reflection to the culture of the City. It will be something that will identify with Naga and it will be another something that the city can be proud of.

It is an outdoor music festival tied up with the local businesses. There will be tents and booths deployed over the area that will be selling food, drinks, and merchandise all day to make it an ideal place to spend a day for festivities. The lineup of artists is carefully assembled to synchronize with each other and also bring attention and prestige to the event.

Acts/ Artists will be on for the event, the country’s top artists and performers. The event will open its gate as early as 9am until 12midnight on SEPTEMBER 16 2016 at SM CITY NAGA Parking Area, Naga City. 

Facebook Page: Bicolandia Music & Arts Festival


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chan Lim Family and Students' Exquisite Chinese Paintings in Naga City

Naga City - The Chan Lim ® Family of Artists and Students opened its gallery of Chinese Scroll Painting and Oil Painting  last August 20 and will run until September 5 at the event center of SM City Naga as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration. 

The Chan Lim Family of Artists has been actively involved in the arts for more than four decades now. The family patriarch, Chan Lim, has dabbled in Western art, specializing in Oil and Watercolor. The Chan Lim siblings Alex, Rolex and Jolex are all engineers by profession and are actively engaged with multinational companies. Bound by their passion with the arts, the Chan Lim family of Artists has conducted numerous art classes, workshops, seminars, and on-the-spot painting demonstrations. They have joined several exhibits locally and internationally. The 3rd generation Chan Lims follows in the footsteps of both the family patriarch and their fathers nurturing their artistic talents. To date, the family has staged thirteen family painting exhibits.

The Chan Lim brothers during the presscon.

Painting is Chan Lim's another way of giving back to the community. Apart from their own professions as owners of prestigious companies and as providers of employment, painting is a nourishing way of giving back to the community. Through painting they are able to help nourish the artistic ability of people. Painting is at the same time therapeutic allowing us to let loose our inhibitions by the use of strokes and ability to combine colors. SM has supported Chan Lim back in 1995 with the first exhibit at SM Megamall and until now by showcasing their work in the different SM Supermalls around the Philippines. Truly, when passion throbs in the heart of this family, sharing it to the community comes next. There are about five Bicolanos by blood in the group sharing their time and effort in teaching Chinese painting.

A demo on how to paint a bamboo and flower was amazingly done by one of the Chan Lim brothers, Felix Chan Lim of Stanford University. I noticed that when he paints, he paints from the picture of a bamboo and flower from his mind. No models or pictures but just pure visualization of a bamboo and flower where it's all natural and free flowing. The creative energy just flows out in every stroke thru his brush and paint. 

Notice the combination of colors? In one brush there are two colors when painted. 

And so after the demo, we indulged ourselves in experiencing Chinese painting. The mopit / brush is a familiar tool for me since I am also an alumna of Saint Joseph School. Back in the days we have never experienced using the water color because we only used the black ink for Chinese characters or words. So to speak, this was an entirely a different experience for me. As a first timer, of course I was nervous. Good thing Ms. Dolly was very patient in teaching me how to paint a bamboo. Shout out to her!

Presenting my very first Chinese painting, nakakahiya haha. 
(This photo was taken by Frances of www.francesandflair.com)
For me, I realized that the key to a Chinese painting is to be free from all anxieties or worries. Just relax and go with the flow of energy. I noticed that, the more I was relaxed, the more that I was able to at least follow the instructions of Ms. Dolly. Practice pa more!

The free workshop was participated by students from St. Joseph, Naga Hope Christian School and other organizations such as Salingoy Art Group.

Presentation from the students of Naga Hope Christian School.

The kids had fun under the supervision of the Chan Lim Family and students. 

The paintings in the gallery are there for us to appreciate, but remember not to touch them so that they may last for more decades to be appreciated by the next generations.

The middle portrait with blue birds was done by my teacher Ms. Dolly. Galing!

The Chan Lim students who were very excited to teach the kids. Happy to meet them too!

The #ChanLim family is one of the few remaining notable Chinese brush painting artists in the country today, and is sought after in this field. Art classes are conducted in the family studio located in Pasig city. Their paintings can be found in private collections here and abroad. 

You may email them at chanlim@yahoo.com or view their artworks at www.chanlim.com. Don't forget to visit SM City  Naga, the gallery is open until September 5.

More power to Chan Lim Family and Students and Dios Mabalos for the unique and nourishing activity! May you continue to inspire more people through your passion.