• 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

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

64th Naga City Charter Anniversary Celebration

64th Naga City Charter Anniversary Celebration Schedule of Events
May 28 - June 19, 2012



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kaogma Festival 2012

Koaogma Festival 2012
@ SM Cinema Naga





Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pilimania Extreme 2012

Pilimania Extreme 2012
In celebration  of Naga City's 64th Charter Anniversary

Source: Pilimania sa Naga Facebook


1st Naga Plant Run is on June 17, 2012



Sunday, May 20, 2012

Futbol for Healthy Skul

The Local Government Unit of Naga City
In cooperation with
The Football Council of Naga

Presents the
GRAND LAUNCHING of
"FUTBOL for HEALTHY SKUL"
A Grassroots Football Development Program of Naga City

On MAY 21, 2012 (Monday)
In Sabang Elementary School at 9:00AM (Near LCC Mall).

17 schools will be the beneficiaries of a football facility and equipment.

Please join us!
Let us all together witness one of the reasons why Naga City SMILES to the WORLD!




Youth Ministers Formation and Team Building




All Youth Ministries, Movements, Groups, and Organizations are invited on May 25-26, 2012.


For inquiries text or Call 09471871084




Wednesday, May 16, 2012

2nd Naga City Inter Barangay Futsal

May 13-26, 2012
Plaza Quezon and STI Naga


A presentation rendered by Jay Cedro.


K-Mart Naga

K-Mart Naga Branch
@ WestPark Leisure Hub, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City

K-Mart is a 24/7 convenient store selling Korean, Japanese, Chinese FOODIES and GOODIES!
According to their Facebook page.. "the mini-store mainly sells korean and japanese foods and drinks.. The bestsellers are the Ice-Cream Sandwiches and Ice Drops with variety of flavors like melon, cookies and cream, strawberry"






Little Patio


JP Little Patio is located at 91 Dayangdang St. at back of Jumong carwash. Dayangdang is known as an extension to Magsaysay Avenue's night life. I have long been passing by the entrance of Little Patio but unable to drop by and dine.  Luckily I was able to squeeze in my schedule a visit to the Little Patio last week after I was invited by Ms. Trish. From the logo of Little Patio, I had an impression that it's themed as Japanese, but then I found out that it's not. Now, that's uniqueness number 1.



THE PLACE. If you happen to know where Libod Resto Bar is, then you'll be able to find where Little Patio is located. It's at the back of a carwash with a huge compound and an ample parking space. From the main road of Dayangdang, you'll see the signage of Little Patio and an arrow for the parking space. So, no worries for your cars and there's a nice security personnel to guide you upon going in and out of the compound. The place itself justifies the name as a patio. It's clean and a garden-feel like atmosphere where you can enjoy good music and most importantly their food.

Live acoustic performances are scheduled every Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm.



THE FOOD. Little Patio has recently launched their month of May dish delights. Be amazed with their newest food concept and definitely another first in the city that is soooo unique and creative and not to mention.. HEALTHY. Why? There is no match for food prepared by spices and the touch of culinary passion with no use of Magic Sarap or artificial flavorings. When Ms. Trish (one of the sisters of Little Patio) told me about this, it was a hands down and 2 thumbs up praise for them. I admire people who do not use artificial flavorings when cooking, because I was also raised like one by my parents. Now that's uniqueness number 2!

We ordered Adobo Pasta, Beer and Beef Stew and one of my favorites now the "Sisig Wonton"

Adobo Pasta


Sisig Wonton
Sisig wrapped in wonton wrapper na may "ambura" (chopped onion, tomato, etc) on the side.
It's one sisig you'll never see in other restaurants, uniquely Little Patio, uniquely Naga!


Beer and Beef Stew
with potato and shitake mushrooms for the win!!
(pardon the low light)


Here are some photos from their Facebook Page 
Don't forget to like Little Patio on Facebook for updates CLICK HERE

Watch out for their new dishes! Stay tuned!
Thank you Little Patio for the invitation! More power!
Looking forward to another culinary adventures with Little Patio!
Great food and taste only in Naga City!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Gran Matador Light Concert Series in Naga

Gran Matador Light Concert Series in Naga
@ LCC Mall on May 19, 20012

Featuring Kenyo, Shamrock and Rocksteddy
Plus! Enjoy the three-day sale on May 18, 19, and 20 at LCC Mall Naga!
Midnight Sale on May 19, 2012.



It's More Fun in Naga Photo Contest


IT’S MORE FUN IN NAGA
ONLINE PHOTO CONTEST 2012
Source:  http://naga.gov.ph/news/its-more-fun-in-naga-online-photo-contest-2012/

An old and yet dynamic city known for its quaint charm and legendary hospitality, Naga City is a “go to” hub that one loves to come back to because of its smiling people, superb cuisine, ancient landmarks, rich culture and heritage, as well as modern amenities that are perfect for guests and tourists, and homesick sons and daughters who come to visit for the fiesta and family reunions.

We want to capture these images and share them with everybody, in the Internet, in public shows or exhibits, or in important social events that highlight Naga as the city we love. The funniest, the most extraordinary, the most delicious,or the oddest experience you have had in this wonderful city as caught by the camera may bring you prizes, trophies, and the chance to be honored for that perfect shot during ceremonies in celebration of the 64th Charter Anniversary of the City of Naga on June 18, 2012!


WHO CAN JOIN?

The contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers and hobbyists, ages 18 years old and above, whether based in Naga or anywhere in the Philippines and abroad but who has been to Naga and taken photos of the city. Participants who are below 18 years old must secure a written consent from a parent or guardian.

CONTEST RULES AND MECHANICS:

1. A participant must submit a fun photo that showcases the best treasures of Naga (people, food, arts, culture, traditions, places, tourist destination, landmarks, street scenes, etc.), consistent with the general theme “Naga Smiles to the World.” A participant can send as many entries but he/she can only win once.

2. This is an individual work. An entry shared by two persons or a group is not allowed. The entry should be emailed to info@naga.gov.ph with the subject line “It’s More Fun in Naga.”

3. Participant should provide the following information together with his/her entry:

Title: “One to three words title. It’s more fun in Naga.”
Location:
Date Taken:
A description of not more than 100 words:
Name of the Participant:
Address and Contact Number: (will not be published)

4. All entries should be original. The photo must have been taken between January 1, 2011 and June 8, 2012. It should not have won in any photo contest or published in any form of print and online media.

5. The photo entry must be digitally taken in JPEG format with a size of 8 inches x 10 inches. The image quality should be set in the highest possible resolution of the digital camera.

6. Entries that are scanned from a printed copy, or are digitally retouched using a photo software application are not allowed. However, a participant can use the creative effects of the camera, such as filtration and multiple exposures. Minor cropping, resizing, dodging, and adjusting the density, brightness and contrasts can be tolerated.

7. Watermarks and any other markings on the photo entry, such as the name of the photographer or the time and date the photo was taken, are not allowed.

8. The participant agrees that his/her submitted entry will become the property of the City Government of Naga and can be used on the city website (http://naga.gov.ph/). Likewise, the city government can use the photo for marketing, exhibition, and promotional purposes in all of its future publications, whether on print, film, or online media without any financial compensation to the owner. However, the owner will be duly acknowledged for his work. Failure to credit the owner due to any error or omission will not be held against the City Government of Naga.

9. Deadline of submission of entries online will be on June 8, 2012 at the close of office hours at 5:00 p.m. while final selection for the People’s Choice Award will end on midnight of June 15, 2012. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify an entry that does not meet the criteria.The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable. Any protest or complaint made after the announcement of finalists and winners will not be entertained by the organizers.

JUDGING:

1. The top twenty (20) entries will be determined by the members of the Board of Judges on June 8, 2012 and will be uploaded on the “Naga SMILES to the World” Facebook page. All other photo entries will likewise be posted on a separate album.

2. Online voting for the “People’s Choice Award” will start immediately on May 11, 2012 until midnight of June 15, 2012. Tagging the photo to his or her friends is permitted.

3. The People’s Choice Award is a separate competition using a Facebook App. This promo is exclusive for Naga SMILES to the World fans but any Facebook user will be able to vote for entries. Email, phone number, gender, and country will be required for participants to join and complete their registration.

4. Users can only enter once so make it your best among many shots taken. To maximize reach users may post the contest on their wall after entering and will be able to recommend the promotion to their friends and share to get new votes.

5. The final Twenty entries will enter the second round of the competition and the TOP 3 will be determined according to the following criteria that are also used in the selection of the Top 20:

Creativity and originality 30%
Photographic quality 30%
Relevance to the theme 40%

The prizes are as follows:

FIRST PLACE P 20,000.00
SECOND PLACE 15,000.00
THIRD PLACE 10,000.00

PEOPLE’S CHOICE P 5,000.00

Winners will be notified via submitted email and guided how to claim their prizes before June 18, 2012.

Let's get that shutter ready and show how Naga smiles to the world!

Source:  http://naga.gov.ph/news/its-more-fun-in-naga-online-photo-contest-2012/


Friday, May 11, 2012

Bubble Town Turns 1 Year

The first tea shop in Naga, Bubble Town Tea House turns one year old! More power and God Bless you more BTT! 


Check out there anniversary promo! Find BTT at Avenue Square or at Panganiban Drive Naga City and SOON TO OPEN Bubble Town Tea House at JP II. Wow that's 3 branches in Naga! Naga City is indeed a mushroom city! =D

"Creating a drink where your taste belongs...
Design your own bubble tea"







Wednesday, May 9, 2012

E-Cosplay 2012

E-Cosplay 2012
by the Naga City Youth Officials 2012
May 18, 2012

Registration Forms are available at the Naga City Hall



ATTENTION COSPLAYERS!!!!

General Guidelines:

1. The contest is open to all interested individuals with age ranging from 8-24 years old only.
2. Each participant will imitate a distinguished anime character and will prepare a soft copy picture of the character they’re going to portray for viewing purposes.
3. The materials to be used for the Costume will be any of the following indigenous materials:

a. Newspapers and other paper-related materials
b. Plastics
c. Tin Cans
d. Wires
e. Dry leaves or twigs
f. Shells and pebbles
g. Coconut shells
h. Styrofoam
i. Old Compact Disks (CD’s)
j. Used electronic parts
k. Rubber Tires
l. and others

4. The participants may use additional art materials like paints, crepe papers and ribbons to accentuate their costume.
5. All participants are encouraged to prepare a one line greeting that will express their environmental advocacy.
6. To determine the winners, the Committee-in-charge will use this criteria for judging:

Presentation: - 35%
a. Representation of your costume to the character design.
b. Skill in scale and body fit adaptation.
Overall Construction: - 45%
a. Use of materials, construction methods and durability.
b. Use of innovative methods and applications.
Craftsmanship: -20%
a. Workmanship of fine detailed components.
b. Workmanship of costume inner workings and components.
TOTAL - 100%

7. The winners will have the following prizes:
1st PRIZE- PHP 3, 000 + Certificate
2nd PRIZE- PHP 2, 000 + Certificate
3rd PRIZE- PHP 1, 000 + Certificate
Consolation- Certificate of Participation

8. The decision of the board of judges is final and irrevocable. — with Danilyn Padillo Lucio and 2 others.





E-Run

E-Run: For Education and Environment
May 27, 2012, 5:00 AM
Plaza Quezon

Source: Posted by Charles G. Florece on Naga City TRI n' RUN Facebook page
To all Fun run enthusiast and health conscious.. Please Join with the E-Run 2012 this coming May 27, 5am, assembly area at Plaza Quezon. This is a "Balik Eskuela Program" and "Rain Water Collector Project" to be establish in selected Public school in Naga City. This is to be sponsored by the PICE Naga City Chapter...E-Run stands for Engineering, Environment and Education.....Pls support our Fun Run for the benefit of the less fortunate pupils and to save the environment by re-using rain water in school gardening, cleaning, washing and watering plants.





Monday, May 7, 2012

Roy Requejo for PBB Teen Edition 4

Let's support our fellow Nagueno Roy Requejo "Ang Boy Sipag ng Naga" for PBB Teen Edition Season 4

Facebook Fan page for Roy CLICK HERE

Image Source: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialPinoyBigBrother





Sunday, May 6, 2012

taRUNoman 2012

Fun Run and Tree Planting
May 15, 2012, 5:00 AM
Starts at Km 7 Pacol to Haciendas Adventure Park

Registration forms are available at Pacol Barangay Hall

Sali na kamo! Mag dalagan, mag tanom! May FREE ZIP LINE pa!

The Wedding Fair

The Wedding Fair
May 16 - 20, 2012 @ Plaza Miguel de Covarrubias
Our Lady of Penafrancia Parish Naga City

Mass Wedding on May 19, 2012





Unity Run, Bayanihan

Unity Run, Bayanihan
by our Armed Forces of the Philippines
May 13, 2012, 4:30 AM
Plaza Quezon


Register at SM City Naga, Puregold Naga from May 5-12, 2012



Saturday, May 5, 2012

Big Appetite for Shoes

Ladies, who among you doesn't like lots and lots and lots of pairs of shoes? I bet most of you guys feel the same way I do. Recently, I received a post anniversary treat from Avenue Square / Avenue Plaza Hotel and one of the treats is a gift certificate from Res Toe Run. I was able to check back at the store for almost 2 weeks after receiving the treat.

I got two pairs.. pretty big appetite for shoes right? But it was a gift and blessing worth sharing to my sister and mom. :)

Here's something about Res Toe Run taken from their FB Account

Res|Toe|Run is a fashion footwear store that has a unique concept a “restaurant”. We serve our customers with the latest styles of shoe collections from all over the world.
Description
RES represents the comfortable casual footwear line.
Brands: Kickers, DC, Tretorn, Ellesse, Sledgers, Kruzin
TOE is composed of toe-flaunting sandals and flip-flops.
Brands: Fitflop, Sanuk, Bandals Footwear, Olukai
RUN is made up of active and athletic-inspired shoes.
Brands: Columbia, The North Face, Salomon
Other brands included:
Native, Boxfresh, Flipsters,NFN Gourmet


THANK YOU SO MUCH Avenue Square! Avenue Plaza Hotel! and Res Toe Run!

Res|Toe|Run
Located at the Ground Floor of Avenue Square, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City
For more photos CLICK HERE



Laksa, Tropical Asian Favorites

I haven't tried eating at Laksa yet.. but I'd like to try it of course..

here's a photo of the place after eating lunch at Grissini.

Laksa is a source of Tropical Asian Favorites located at the Cereza Compound, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City






Italian Lunch at Grissini Ristorante

Craving for an Italian dish in Naga? There's no other place that specializes on Italian dishes other than Grissini Ristorante at the Cereza Compound Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City. Photos taken last April 28, 2012

An appetizer for all seasons freely given.
Dip bread on olive oil with balsamic vinegar

Italian Soda in various flavors topped with whipped cream.. make mine Raspberry :)

One of Grissini's best seller Pizza.. Capricciosa


Pastas





Go ahead, write on the wall and leave a mark of your visit :)




Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Free Concert sa Plaza Quezon

FREE Concert with Rivermaya, Never the Strangers and Noel Cabangon 
May 4, 2012 6:30 PM
Plaza Quezon
Source: Naga Smiles to the World Facebook






9th Parliament of Youth Leaders


@ Avenue Plaza Hotel

Dagos po kamong sa Ciudad nin Naga!!
Enjoy and have fun!

For NYP9 updates visit National Youth Commission Facebook CLICK HERE



SM City Naga 3 Day Sale

SM City Naga
Mall wide SALE on May 4 to 6, 2012
Up to 70% off!

See you there!!