• Robinsons Place Naga

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    Calagaus Island Escapade

  • Travel Guide to Calaguas Islands

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Estela


 is a clothing line specially designed for women to embrace and accentuate their best features. Our products are creatively made to be affordable yet still with a fashionable twist!

ESTELA comes from the word "STAR" as we aim to make every woman feel like one!

Their debut collection SWITCH offers customers a fresh take on reversible, fashion-forward yet affordable clothing tailor-fit for all types of women.

Why is Estela here on Naga City Deck? Just for three reasons.

First and foremost, three (Arian, Joyce, Prinz) of these young entrepreneurs are Naguenas. You guys know how we value the "Naga in nature" thing right? Estela deserves to be heard and seen, most importantly...soon to be worn by many. 

Secondly, we are promoting local brands that would help us appreciate what we Bicolanos can do. The fashion industry in the runway of Naga has been noticeable. Fashion shows on every event center for the past years both featured Bicolano brands/designers and the capacity of Bicolanos and Bicolanas to shine as models on the runway. Through brands like Estela, we are not just being practical of saving lots of pesos compared to overpriced brands that are of pretty much the same quality that you can get from Estela. 

And the third reason? We want our fellow Bicolanas especially Naguenas to feel like a star and Estela can achieve that. 

So there, happy shopping ladies! And gents you might see something good for your girl friends! 

Don't forget to like them on Facebook for updates https://www.facebook.com/esteladotph.
Shop here! http://estela.ph/ 


WOMEN BEHIND ESTELA
Source: https://www.facebook.com/esteladotph/info
Ariane Palomares-Garcia

An enterpreneur-at-heart, Ariane's brainchild Shoeology, Inc. was launched last 2010 focusing on the revival of the classic oxford shoes. This rapidly created a buzz for fashionistas young and old. Her long-time passion for fashion continues to shine through with ESTELA her aesthetic is inspired from her fun-loving, colorful and whimsical personality. She believes that every person should dress for comfort with styles that are simply timeless. Behind the curtain, Ariane is a wonderful supermom to Alessandro and a devoted wife to a start up entrepreneur, Raph.

Paula Beredo-Bernardo

Paula is a corporate jet setter by profession and have conquered the world as far as the Turkish regions. Aside from clothes, this travel-junkie's passion also includes shoes and bags. Bubbly and creative, her take on fashion is a perfect fusion between classic and modern styles. Offline, Paula is your typical stylish girly-girl always there to have fun and see the world.

Prinz Villafania

Prinz as she is fondly called by many, flies high as one of the gorgeous Membership Specialists of a renowned Airline company. But on her rest days, she's a busy-body of a budding entrepreneur with a knack for travelling. Prinz's aesthetic is spot-on Simple, Classy and Practical.

Note: MARRY ME, FLY FREE is an on-going initiative and promo. You may want to follow her at instagram @purplestarprinz for more information.

Joyce Villabroza

Joyce was born and raised in Bicol and moved to the concrete jungle of Manila where she landed a corporate position in the IT industry. Off the four corners of her cubicle, she pursues her passion for blogging and writing. A music and pop-culture enthusiast, Joyce's quirky personality inspires her sense of fashion that is a mix of eccentric, unique and geek chic.

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Good news fellow Globe and TM subscribers! Stay connected with us, your friends and family for Globe will be giving us FREE access to Facebook for 3 months. Globe targets to complete the Facebook access of 36M subscribers by October 31. Just use your Facebook App or the mobile site to stay connected. Dont't forget our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/nagacitydeck

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lucky Educational Supply


Lucky Educational Supply 
"Bicolandia's Complete Bookstore"
Barlin St. Corner P. Burgos



Lucky Educational Supply now occupies the old location of Bookshop along P. Burgos St.
Lucky Educational Supply has its first branch in Legazpi, Albay. Let's hope they really live up to their tagline as the complete bookstore of Bicolandia.

Good ol' Bookshop has transferred to the 2nd Level of Nagaland Emall and along J. Hernandez Avenue beside Willprint Jr..

Website: http://www.luckyeducationalsupply.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/LuckyEducational




Image Source: http://www.luckyeducationalsupply.com/


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Paws for a Cause


Paws for a Cause
October 27, 2013 (Sunday)
Plaza Quezon
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/532996106785024/

A fund raising event for the victims of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Visayas.

Bring your cameras or smartphones and have your picture with the friendly dogs of Naga Dog Lovers for only Php 10.00.

Siberian Huskies, Golden Retrievers, and other gentle dogs, big and small will be there with you and your friends.

The area will be WiFi ready for uploading of the pictures to Facebook and other social media.

Every peso collected will be donated to the victims of the earthquake thru ABS-CBN.


What is 10 pesos from your pockets? Join the Paws for a Cause! Let's help our brothers and sisters in Visayas.

Visit of the International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima


Visit of the International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Portugal
October 24, 2013 (Thursday) 7:45 PM to October 25, 2014 8:00 AM
@ Our Lady of Fatima Church, Tabuco, Naga City

Image from: JM de la Rosa





Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween in Naga 2013


Nagaland Emall's Trick or Treat
October 26, 2013
3:00 - 5:30 PM
@ Nagaland Emall

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Schocktober 2013
October 30, 2013
SM City Naga 

Zombie Run 2! 
Brought to you by The Pay It Forward Project Asia Foundation 
and Bigg's Diner
REGISTER NOW AT Olympia Gym & Sauna or call 473 9999 for reservation.

 Image Source: Bigg's Diner Facebook

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Avenue Square Halloween Thrills goes Circus
October 31, 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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SM City Naga's Enchanting Halloween Costume Contest
October 31, 2013
3:00 PM

Click on the photo to enlarge


2nd Annual Halloween Jam
October 29, 2013
@ Plaza Quezon

Deadicate
Halloween Night with Turbo Goth
October 31, 2013
@ Sosimo Resto



Sunday, October 13, 2013

Money Talks


Money Talks
with Chinkee Tan (Wealth and Life Coach)

The Power to Create and Grow Your Money
December 28, 2013
5:30 - 9:30 PM
Avenue Square Convention Center

Tickets (P550) available at:
- Hands and Strands Family Salon, ADC Hotel, Magsaysay ave.
- Phil Christian BookStore (PCBS), Barlin st.
- RPM Pasalubong Store, Centro (front of Regent Hotel)
- Greenhills Christian Fellowship-Naga, 2nd flr KGP Bldg. Magsaysay ave.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

BDPHI Building


Former Alex Theater / Bichara Commercial Complex 2 / Planet B is now called BDPHI Building which is a "Green" Building as described on the tarpaulin, meaning that it will be earth friendly I suppose. It has a very nice electronic LED billboard for ads which is situated on the corner/bend of the street. It will welcome anyone coming from Panganiban Drive. You may call 205-0298 for ad or office rental inquiries. Also, MayBank will open in this new commercial building.

The former tenants on the ground floor prior to the renovation were: Baker's Plaza, Parklane, Western Union, a pawnshop and a motorcycle shop. On the second floor it was Alson's Trading then.

*On this page you will see photo updates of the building.

As of November 14, 2013

As of November 13, 2013

As of October 12, 2013
Photo by bobbymay74 of SSC CamSur




September-October 2013

As of July 2013

June 2010
Photo Source: Ciudad nin Naga FB


Friday, October 11, 2013

UP Harong AcadFest 2013


UP Harong holds AcadFest 2013
Venue: Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
October 23 - 26, 2013
Like the AcadFest on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/acadfest?ref=stream

ACADFEST SCHEDULE
October 24 (Thursday)
8:00 – 10:00 AM
Tingog nin Rason Debate Tournament Round 2

10:00 – 12:00 PM
Heras sa Banwaan Radio Broadcasting Tournament Presentation
Harong nin Dunong Quiz Bee Eliminations 2

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Tingog nin Rason Debate Tournament Round 3
Gayon Bikolnon Poster Making Contest

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Tingog nin Rason Debate Tournament Round 4

Sural Essay Writing Contest



The University of the Philippines (UP) Harong has been upholding the values of academic excellence and social relevance in the province of Camarines Sur and the whole Bicol Region as well for 18 years now. As a duly recognized organization of students in UP Diliman coming from the province of Camarines Sur and the cities of Iriga and Naga, UP Harong continues to be an avenue for boosting individual talents, honing interpersonal skills and revitalizing societal linkage through holding a wide array of activities in order to propel change, raise awareness and rev up the development in the region. 

On the Activity: Igniting the Engine of Academic and Social Desires:
One of the activities that UP Harong holds which promotes the aforementioned ideals is the Academic Festival (AcadFest, as it is popularly known). For the previous years, the AcadFest catered only to high school students of Camarines Sur and the cities of Iriga and Naga. On its 18th year, the AcadFest 2013 was opened to all high school students of Bicol in order to better achieve its visions for the youth. It will be held at the Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) along Peñafrancia Avenue, Naga City, and SM City Naga on October 23-26, 2013.  

On the Theme: Revving the Ride
This year’s theme for the AcadFest is “Revving the Ride: The Youth Drive for Responsible Tourism towards Sustainable Development”. AcadFest 2013 focuses on the effects of different types of tourism; may it be ecotourism, culinary tourism, religious tourism, cultural tourism, heritage tourism, and many more, in the improvement of the region and the nation as well. The responsibility does not lie solely on the government officials for whom it is commonly directed to. The youth plays a great role in achieving sustainable development through responsible tourism by breaking the apathy within themselves, igniting the fervor to be part of change, starting the will and work for the common good, and revving the ride towards the highly desired ideal society. Moreover, through the events of AcadFest 2013, students may relish their well-thought points of view and rebut amongst themselves their long-prepared arguments.

On the Events: Driving the Vehicles of Responsible Tourism towards Sustainable Development
The students inevitably have their own weaknesses, which they can improve on, and fortes, which they can use to challenge and debate with others' strengths. The choice is in their hands on which vehicle to ride on and drive towards their success. It may be the 18th Tingog nin rason Debate Tournament, 16th Boses kan Jovenes Public Speaking Contest, 12th Harong nin Dunong Quiz Bee, 11th Sural Essay Writing Competition, 10th Gayon Bikolnon Poster Making Contest, 6th Ladawan nin Kabikolan Photojournalism Contest, 4th Istoryang Suanoy Story telling Competition, Gala night, and the newest in the collection, the 1st Heras sa Banwaan Radio Broadcasting Tournament. It must be noted, however, that in any endeavor one takes, he/she must be responsible and prudent while voyaging towards his/her destination.

The journey that has long been waited for towards sustainable development is about to begin. Since each holds different views regarding tourism, each will have a unique path towards their destination. It may be a path taken by many, but then again sometimes, to do what is right you must walk alone. Whichever path it is, the important thing is not to get left behind so pack your ideas up, collect your thoughts, and get prepared for the UP Harong Academic Festival 2013!


JAY-AR R. FERNANDEZ
3rd Year, BS Civil Engineering
UP Harong Deputy for Academics and Trainings


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Candidates for Barangay Elections 2013 in Naga City, Bicol


October 15, 2013 (TUE) – October 17, 2013 (THU)
Filing of Certificates of Candidacy (Sec.7, R. A. 6679).

October 28, 2013 (MON) - ELECTION DAY
Casting of Votes
(From 7:00 o’clock a.m. to 3:00 o’clock p.m.)
(Sec. 190, OEC).

*On this page you will see the list of official candidates for the Barangay Elections 2013 in Naga City, Bicol.

Abella (CBD I)
Bagumbayan Norte
Bagumbayan Sur
Balatas
Calauag
Cararayan
Carolina

Concepcion Grande
Candidates: Punong Barangay - Leticia Punzalan
Barangay Kagawad - Nilo Villaflor, Senen Baldemoro, Medit Bollosa, Vergel "Ige" Alejandria, Amy Espinocilla, Gerardo Pahuyo Jr., Margie Calongui

Concepcion Pequeña
Dayangdang
Del Rosario
Dinaga (CBD I)
Igualdad Interior(CBD I)
Lerma (CBD II)
Liboton
Mabolo
Pacol
Panicuason
Peñafrancia
Sabang (CBD I)
Sta. Cruz
San Felipe
San Francisco (CBD II)
San Isidro
Tabuco (CBD I)
Tinago
Triangulo (CBD II)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

SMB Fiesta Fever


SMB Fiesta Fever
Avenue Square
September 21, 2013

 With Calla Lily and Banda ni Kleggy

Night of the Fluvial Procession when every Nagueno / Bicolano / guests flocked their way to the first lifestyle center in Naga City, Avenue Square. Banda ni Kleggy and Calla Lily highlighted the night even though there were light rain showers.

No rain can stop these girls from enjoying the night.


Kean Cipriano up close on stage with the band








Friday, October 4, 2013

Avenue Plaza Hotel Awarded For Enterprise Service Excellence


DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM RECOGNIZES AVENUE PLAZA HOTEL AS ONE OF THE TOURISM CHAMPIONS IN THE 1stGAYON BICOL AWARDS 2013 FOR ENTERPRISE SERVICE EXCELLENCE and celebrates the award with a HOMETOWN SPECIALS, giving Bicolanos 25% discount on published room rates

Avenue Plaza Hotel receives another accolade as one of the pioneer awardees in the first Gayon Bicol Awards 2013. The Gayon Bicol Awards 2013 recognizes and honors individuals, groups and institutions in the tourism sector of Bicol. The criteria for the awards are leadership, innovation, and creativity, contribution to the development of international, national, regional and local tourism.

Department of Tourism - Region V awarded the Plaque of Recognition to Avenue Plaza Hotel for Enterprise Service Excellence in recognition of its untiring efforts in sustaining the international standards for tourism services towards global competitiveness.

The award is presented by DOT Usec.Victoria Jasmin, Asec.Rolando Canizal and Dir. Maria Ravanilla to Avenue Plaza Hotel’s President and General Manager Mr. Allan S. Cu last September 26, 2013 during the Regional Tourism Summit held in Legazpi City.

Avenue Plaza Hotel first opened its door in September 2007 and since served with the promise of an experience of the good life. As greenhorns in the industry, they dared to tread the fine line of attracting the world into Naga City, and showcasing Bicol’s best to the world.

 “For all our efforts, TripAdvisor awarded us its Certificate of Excellence in 2011, 2012 and 2013; TripAdvisor Travelers Choice likewise picked us as the Top 15 Hotel Service in the Philippines for 2013; the Business Initiative Directions based in Madrid, Spain conferred us with the International Quality Crown Award Gold Category in their London 2012 Convention; and Cebu Pacific Smile Magazine named us the Best Hotel for Stress-Free Business Trip in 2012. And today, we are very honoured to receive this Award from the Department of Tourism. We humbly pledge that the Avenue Plaza Hotel will never rest on its laurels. We will always work towards excellence.” President and General Manager Mr. Cu said in his acceptance speech.

Apple Allison Perez, Marketing Manager of Avenue Plaza Hotel, conveyed her delight about the Gayon Bicol Award.  “It’s indeed a great honor to see reputable institutions recognize the brand I’m handling. Our guests’ commendations are more than enough to warm our heartsand  keep us motivated yet recognitions like this boost our conviction that somehow we must  have done something right for our guests and for our community… It's a testament of how an independent homegrown brand like Avenue Plaza Hotel can make a good name for the whole Bicol Tourism & Hospitality Industry and how we can make it to the global standard.”

Mr. Cu also shared in his acceptance speech that out of the many thank-you emails he received from guests, one from the executive director of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, read “Thank you, Allan. You and your team at the Avenue Plaza Hotel have shown that a service culture is possible in a provincial city like Naga.” Ladies and gentlemen, that and this are the reasons why we never stop. Dios Mabalospo!” he added.

(Left to Right) - DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM  Asec Rolando Canizal, Dir Maria NiniRavanilla, and Usec Victoria Jasmin listen to the acceptance speech of Avenue Plaza Hotel President and General Manager Allan Cu.


Under the “Enterprise Service Excellence” category of the Gayon Bicol Awards, Avenue Plaza Hotel in Naga City was chosen for projects, products and services that are innovative in the tourism field demonstrated through new technologies, environmentally-friendly applications and corporate social responsibility engagement.

DOT Bicol regional director Maria NiniRavanilla said the award will serve as an inspiration to anybody to contribute to the development of the tourism industry of the region, especially with impact on the national and global community.

Avenue Plaza Hotel would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all their friends and fans, clients and guests who became like family to them all.

To celebrate this award, all Bicolanos get 25% discount on published room rates with their Hometown Specials Promo. To reserve your room, you may call (054) 473 9999 or email reservations@theavenueplazahotel.com.

Celebrate the Good life at Avenue Plaza Hotel…
Bicol’s number one and most awarded hotel!

For event updates, promos and inquiries, visit the Avenue Plaza Hotel Facebook Page , follow their tweets @AvenuePlaza or log on to www.theavenueplazahotel.com.

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GAYON BICOL AWARDS 2013 (Left to Right) - Avenue Plaza Hotel Marketing Manager Apple Allison Perez, DOT 5 Director Maria NiniRavanilla, President and General Manager Allan Cu and Business Development Manager Paul Dichoso.


More pics here



Thursday, October 3, 2013

1st Penafrancia Film Festival


1st Penafrancia Film Festival
Premiere Showing: October 5, 2013 Emily Theater 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Red Carpet Showing: October 11, 2013 USI Auditorium 4:00 PM
Source: https://www.facebook.com/FPSFF

Tickets at Php 100, 300, 500
Ticket Outlets: St. Paul Book Shop, Basilica Souvenir Shop, Archbishop's Residence, Avenue Square Coffee Beanery, and Naga City Arts, Culture and Tourism Office (City Hall).

You may call (054)4783987 for more information.


TOP 5 FINALISTS
As of October 4, 2013 6:34 AM

AN PISI NI JOB BUENA - MICHAEL ANDREW EMBESTRO 
MITSA - RANDY DAGOOC
SAKAY/ANDAS SA BAROTONG PAPEL - RONALD REBUTICA
TSINELAS - JOSEPH CHRISTIAN 'JC' CO
VOYADORES - FERDINAND DIMADURA

SAKAY Andas Sa Barotong Papel
A Ronald Rebutica Film
SAKAY Andas Sa Barotong Papel Short FIlmTrailer from Ronald Rebutica Cinematography on Vimeo.

'Tsinelas" Trailer
This is it mga kaOragan!
Source: https://www.facebook.com/tsinelas4inangpenafrancia

Trailer for the 1st Penafrancia Short Film Festival
"tsinelas"



Official Entry for the 1st Penafrancia Short Film Festival
A Film by JC CO
A Pixie Dream Studios Presentation
in cooperation with PULLOUT(digital&creative)PRODUCTIONS
Directed by: JC CO, Honeylon T. Valera, Abbey "Lyn" Roma
Cinematography: JC CO, Honeylon T. Valera, Abbey "Lyn" Roma
Edited by: JC CO, Abbey "Lyn" Roma
Script Writer: Honeylon T. Valera
Hair & Makeup by: Samantha Jarito of House of B
Production Assistant: Rona Ramirez
Starring: Markux Señora
Samer De Leon
Samantha Ashley Roma

Mitsa
Film by Randy Dagooc
Parabula Kan Parakandila Teaser from randy dagooc on Vimeo.

Pisi
Film by Michael Andrew Embestro


End of Finalists
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O, Malinigon na Ina
Film by Paolo Rey Mendoza Piaña
 teaser pao from Oscar John on Vimeo.

Psalm 23:4 
Film by Norbert Yanzon


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

3rd Year Pet Blessing and Pet Show


3rd Year Pet Blessing and Pet Show
In commemoration of the Feast day of St. Francis de Assisi
@ St. Jude Thaddeus Parish
Villa Grande Homes, Concepcion Grande, Naga City

Brought to you by AL Petshop and Veterinary Clinic of Naga City




Nuat Thai Naga


There's a new spa in town! Located at Concepcion Grande, Naga City, near Lisam Naga.