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 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, and Nagaland Hotel. 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 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

Message us on Facebook for Orders 
http://www.facebook.com/nagacitydeck

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! 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Proud Probinsyana at SMX for DIM Summit 2014


Tourism advocate from Bicol invited to speak at SMX for DIM Summit 2014
It’s a dream come true for a “probinsyana” like Apple Allison!



A is for Apple, B is for Bicolano and BloggerC is for Creativity, and D is for Digital.. My list can go on and on if I will be asked to associate or describe Ms Apple using the letters of the alphabet. To keep it short, Ms. Apple, was the first industry (representing Avenue Plaza Hotel and Avenue Square) to have recognize nagacitydeck.com's goal to promote anything about Naga City. Series of partnerships with Avenue underwent through her initiative and just last summer, Apple made a bigger leap to help boost our local tourism #DateinDaet2014 by bringing bloggers together from all over the Bicol Region for a good cause in promoting Daet, Camarines Norte. 

Next month will be a bigger avenue for Ms. Apple, wherein she will be able to represent us Bicolano bloggers on how things are being run from a probinsyana's perspective. Since most of us bloggers are unable to spread our wings further due to our day jobs, Ms. Apple has been very generous enough to share her newly acquired ideas in helping us spread our own online turf as well. I'm pretty sure that she will do well in this upcoming Summit. Cheers to friendship and more partnerships in the future! Proud friend, proud fellow Bicolana here! A bigger Avenue for the Big Apple of Bicol. Congratulations Apple! (Pardon the "big" word Apple, I know you're cool with that, haha) 


Apple Allison Perez, digital marketing advocate and founder of Sole Searching Soul will speak at the upcoming 3rd Digital Influencers Marketing Summit Manila at SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia on September 13, 2014.

The #DIMSummit aims to empower entrepreneurs, marketers, and advertisers with insights on working with influencers and brand advocates. It is an ideal conference for current and aspiring influencers, thought leaders as well as recognized brand advocates.Highlight of the event includes the keynote of Mr.Anton Diazof Our Awesome Planet about expanding Digital Influence outside of thePhilippines. This is very relevant with the forthcoming ASEAN 2015 integration.

Ms. Apple Allison will share her experiences as one of the panel for the topic aboutPromoting Tourism, Travel, Culture through Digital Influencers and Social Media. As the marketing manager of the most recognized and awarded hotel in Bicol for the past 3 years, she will share how independent brand like Avenue Plaza Hotelcan utilize the power of social media to leverage its equity and service by staying connected with its customers. As a tourism advocate,she will also give practical tips on how to tap digital influencers and create network of ambassadors to promote tourism, travel and culture. This is ideal especially for aspiring digital marketers who are handling homegrown brands and SMEs in the countryside to become recognized worldwide.


Her passion for patronizing and promoting Philippine destinations was fueled when she heard Charie Villa talked about the many great reasons why we should “Choose Philippines” first despite all the challenges. Since then, she became an avid supporter & partner ofwww.ChoosePhilippines.com, the tourism advocacy website of ABS-CBN and now one of their Travel Insiders.


As a firm believer of Fun Theory, it is no surprise that Apple Allison is also big supporter of It’s More Fun in The Philippines campaign by the Department of Tourism. Aside from her blog posts and social media accounts, Apple Allison spreads the word about the fun in our country by being one of the most activeFun Ambassadors. She’s currently one of the Top 3 Fun Ambassadors with high fun score which she earned by posting about her fun travels and Philippine discoveries as well as creating and sharing It’s More Fun memes to her network.
She firmly believes in the power of internet and social media in promoting tourism and it must involve the community. In her previous projects and work experiences, she highlighted the importance of collaboration with fellow influencers and members of the online community to engage the locals to actively promote independent enterprises, local brands and emerging tourist destinations.



In May 2014, she spearheaded Date in Daet, a tourism advocacy campaign which brings bloggers, businesses and key stakeholders closer to Daet, the capital town of Camarines Norte and the no.1 most competitive municipality in the Philippines. I was able to revisit Daet again and my impression about the town has surprised me well. CLICK HERE for my #DiD2014 experience. 









Attendees to the DIM Summit 2014 can expect a highly-interactive session with digital marketing practitioners. Be inspired and learn from Ms.Apple Allison and other well experienced speakers. Make yourself and your brand relevant online by sparking participation and collaborations.Session starts at 9 AM with the introduction of event participants as a warm-up to the event.

To know more about Ms.Apple Allison’s journey to SMX and the influencers who influenced her, visit http://www.solesearchingsoul.com/home/a-probinsyanas-journey-to-smx-3rd-digital-influencers-summit-dimsummit2014

 Visit her blog at www.solesearchingsoul.com
and check her social media accounts.


Instagram @msappleallison  
Facebook Page Sole Searching Soul 
Twitter @soleSsoul 
Youtube Channel  Sole Searching Soul


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 http://naga.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/AF_MB2014.pdf

CLICK HERE for the Penafrancia Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities

The Official List of Candidates 
(Source: Naga Smiles to the World FB Page)



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


DETAILED ITINERARY AND ACTIVITIES
FOR THE WAKE OF MOST REV. LEONARDO Z. LEGASPI, OP, DD
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

August 12, Tuesday – DAY OF PRAYER AND MOURNING

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 oragon.com 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 http://www.facebook.com/nagacitydeck 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 http://www.facebook.com/nagacitydeck or just leave a comment with your contact details.