• Cafe Frederico offers the best view of Naga's Centro

  • Crown Hotel

  • Mama Eñga: Bicolano Dishes and more!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines Naga Screening


Slimmers World International would be having its annual Miss Bikini Philippines Pageant this May 21, 2015 at Resorts World Manila. The Legazpi screening will be on March 27 (10 am to 6pm) and 28 (10 am to 2 pm) at The Oriental Legazpi Hotel. The Naga Screening will be on March 29 (10 am to 6 pm) and 30 (10 am to 3 pm) at The Avenue Plaza Hotel.

The next winner of the MISS BIKINI PHILIPPINES might be one of you! If you are between 17-25 years old, Filipino, never been married nor given birth, beautiful and sexy, then you have the chance to become the next MISS BIKINI PHILIPPINES 2015! For those interested to join the screening you can message SLIMMERS WORLD on FACEBOOK






Schedule of Games: Mayor's Cup Basketball Championship 2015

Mayor's Cup Basketball Championship 2015
March 16, 2015 to April 12, 2015


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Coffee Pod Cafe

Naga City - How many homegrown coffee shops do we have in Naga? Quite a lot now. Aside from mushrooming banks, coffee shops has recently mushroomed in every nook of the city. All of these coffee shops have unique flavors and stylish interiors. Perhaps the common denominator of these coffee shops are coffee, pasta and or pastries. Prices vary across different coffee shops and serving size is always a consideration. Well, tastes will be always subjective for every customer. Let me take you to a pod like you've never seen before.

Location: In front of Tapsi Terminal along Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City.
Front door, Unit H, DSI bldg., Magsaysay Ave., Naga City

Young Blood Bicolana EntrepreneurThe Coffee Pod is owned by a 22 year old lady named Shai Bolvar. Bicolano entrepreneurs is become younger and younger these days and just look how amazing is the turnout. She loves to cook and bake for her friends and she decided to venture into her own business after establishing first Spices and Cream as their family business. Yup you read it right, Spices and Cream is their family business, The Coffee Pod is her own brand. Both the recipes from Spices and Cream and The Coffee Pod is Shai's ingenuity but they do not overlap when it comes to the kind of food. It just shows how creative she is in making her own recipes from coffee down to pastries and pasta.


Use the hastag #CoffeePodPh and tag @TheCoffeePod on Instagram

Morning Person. Café Hours is from 8am to 11pm. Yey for coffeeholics looking for coffee shops in the morning.


"Instagrammable". The Coffee Pod is where your food is not just a new fad but a daily companion. The food being reasonably priced but not sacrificing the taste will keep you coming back for more. The place is simple but hip and oh so "instagrammable".

Emerging artist MarianneYvette Rodriguez Ducut, painted this huge mural on the wall of the café and other artworks that you can find in there. She is also an online social media influencer to thousands of netizens. 

Happy and satisfied customers. 
Don't forget to write yours too during your visit and don't forget to tag @NagaCityDeck on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.





Now consider this, if your cafe offers board games and cards as one their service, you should be thankful, they want you to stay longer! Nice, isn't it? 


Reasonably priced. Student-friendly priced but the food does come with a professional taste especially on the pasta. Hot drinks starts at P30 to P60, cold ones at P50 to P100. Sandwiches from P80 to P90 and pasta from P95 to P115. Surprisingly low but amazingly delicious. Budget conscious people will surely enjoy this cafe. 

*Prices are subject to change without prior notice*
DRINKS: Coffee based and Non-coffee based
black coffee 30/40, coffee cream 40/50, latte 50/60, mocha 60/70, chocolate 50/60,
butter beer 90/100, cookie crumble 90, frozen monkey 90, mocha 80, caramel 80, choco chip 80
iced tea 50, strawberry lemonade 60
taro 80, vanilla 80, watermelon 80

PASTA: pesto pasta 95, tuna setti 95, aglio olio 105, lasagna style 95, arrabiata 95, specialchicken 105
chicken carbonara 105, white seafood pasta 115

SANDWICHES and PANCAKES:  special chilidog 90, ham and cheese 90, clubhouse 90, banana and nutella 80, peanut butter and jelly 80, blueberry pancakes 90, rainbow candy pancakes 80, chocolate chip pancakes 90.

Coffee Pod also serves Pizza Bread P30 and Muffin Cups  P30 (in Blueberry and Choco Chip)
Cookie Crumble P90 and Choco Chip Pancake P80

Up: Cookie Crumble for only P90
Down: talk of the town "Butter Beer" served hot or cold for P90/P100


Loved the Special Chilidog!

The Ham and Cheese P90
Photo by Black and White Scribbles

Clubhouse P90
Photo by Black and White Scribbles
 Though the pasta is for a single order, the price is right for the serving size. There are other coffee shops in Naga having serving size as these or even lesser but with a higher price tag.
Aglio Olio P105 and Peso Pasta P95

Spicy Chicken P105
Photo by Black and White Scribbles
Lasagna Style P95
Photo by Black and White Scribbles
NagaCityDeck's favorites #NcDfaves are: 
Drinks: Butter Beer and Frozen Monkey
Pasta: Aglio Olio and White Seafood Pasta
Sandwich: Special Chilidog

I must admit though, I haven't tried everything during our taste testing event, that's why I still have to go back.
Arrabiata P95, Aglio Olio P105, Blueberry Pancake P90
Chocolate Chip Pancake P90, White Seafood Pasta (with Tahong on top) P115
Violet Drink is the Taro and pinkish one is Watermerlon

There you have it guys, another coffee shop is now along Magsaysay Avenue that you can try. 
Loyalty Card: Free coffee on your 6th visit! IG Photo by @yvetteducut
The taste testing at The Coffee Pod happened to be on the day of my birthday and a Bicol Bloggers event at the same time. I could not thank everyone enough. I am truly touched by the surprise of #BicolBloggers. Thank you for the balloons, the song, The Coffee Pod Muffins Cups and the effort especially Nick Astig!! And of course Ms. Shai of the Coffee Pod because I instantly had a birthday party. Dios Mabalos!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Earth Hour 2015 Advocacy Walk & Bike


Earth Hour 2015
Advocacy Walk & Bike
March 28, 2015

Join the Advocacy Walk & Bike on March 28, 2015! No registration fee, just bring your BLACK SHIRT to Lingkod barangay Office, City Hall Compound and avail of the FREE PRINTING! Glow in the dark gadgets will be distributed during the registration for bike participants.






Start of the advocacy walk starts at Plaza Quezon, will pass CBD 1 area (Centro), going to Kinastilyuhan, passing to Crown Hotel going to Panganiban Drive and end at SM City Naga for SM Earth Hour Opening program.

After the Ceremonial Switch Off - Nigh Bike will commence which will start from Panganiban Drive Rotondo-Magsaysay Avenue - Peñafrancia Avenue to Elias Angeles Street to Downtown Centro Passing to Roxas Diversion Raod, corner  Purgold, St. Joseph return to SM for Closing Program. 





Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Palarong Bicol 2015



Dropped by at the Freedom Sports Complex today, March 19, 2015

Current medal tally of Naga City
As of March 20, 2015 10AM
Photo by SSC CamSur

As of March 19, 2015
Photo by SSC CamSur

CLICK HERE for photos during the Opening Program
CLICK HERE for photos during the Opening Program
CLICK HERE for photos during the Opening Program

CLICK HERE for photos during the Opening Program




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Finds in Naga: Ice Cream sa Arana



Hello again for our #HappyFindsInNaga! Sabi ninda ang kaogmahan dai nababakal, pero ang ice cream nababakal, halos parehas naman sana iyan. Da best ang Dizon's ice cream dyan sa Arana! Kung dai ka pa nakakamit ice cream ninda, ay maluya! Sa halagang 9 pesos, maogma ka na!

This is one local favorite that not everybody knows about, especially the young generations of today. 








Dizon's ice cream are sold in cups and in gallons or in ice cream containers for big events and gatherings. 
Only Php 9.00 each!
Location: Arana Street
The store is actually an apartment type along the road (Ice cream icon on the photo not the pin) 
sa tapat po niya may mga bilyaran. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dunkin Donuts: D'Coffee Card


Don't you just love donuts?! Dunkin Donuts has a special offer this month! Get a FREE D'Coffee Card when you buy one dozen of donuts which is only P199 instead of the usual P240. You will be able to enjoy Dunkin Donuts Coffee for only P25 if you have D'Coffee Card until December 2015! Plus, D'Coffee Card can be used by two holders!


Plus! You can to enjoy discount coupons like these! Just look at the 50% of for the Dunkcoctions!


Palarong Bikol 2015 Opening Program

SPLASH OF VIBRANT COLORS
By Kookai Sabareza

Pili, Camarines Sur -Six provinces (Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, and Catanduanes) and seven cities (Naga, Iriga, Ligao, Legazpi, Tabaco, Sorsogon, and Masbate) in their colorful uniforms gathered at the Freedom Sports Complex, San Jose, Pili to formally start the week long PALARONG BIKOL 2015 whereas Camarines Sur is the host province.

CLICK HERE for Medal Tallies Updates

Delegates include elementary and high school athletes, coaches, chaperons, teachers and parents. High ranking officials from the different provinces and from the DepEd Regional and Provincial Offices were also present during the said event.


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Selected schools from Cam Sur represented each delegate city or province by showcasing their unique festivals.

 Penafrancia Festival of Naga City

Sunflower Festival of Ligao City

Ibalon Festival of Legazpi City

Tabak Festival of Tabaco City

Kasanggayahan Festival of Sorsogon City.

Rodeo Festival of Masbate

And Kaogma Festival of Camarines Sur.
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Honorable Miguel Luis Villafuerte, the Governor of Camarines Sur was also present during the program.



This Gigantic Philippine Flag was a highlight during the program.






Around 2,000 teachers from Camarines Sur ended the opening program with a mass demonstration. Even though it was already noon and the heat of the sun is scorching hot, the energy and the wit of these teachers remained until the very end. Good job and well done!


Goodluck and Congratulations in advance.