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Friday, March 22, 2024

Power Mac Center opens first store in Naga and sole Mobile Care Service Center in Bicol Region

Premier Apple partner Power Mac Center (PMC) is expanding within the Bicol region, and it is opening not just a retail store but a service center as well. 

Located at Level 1 of Robinsons Place Naga, the newest branch is the first PMC store in the province of Camarines Sur. Meanwhile, the Mobile Care Service Center is the first ever service center in the whole region. Customers in the city and nearby provinces can now conveniently bring their Apple devices for servicing by PMC’s Apple Certified Engineers.

“Power Mac Center is turning 30 this year, and we hope to serve more Bicolanos not only by bringing their favorite Apple devices and tech accessories closer, but also by extending our service expertise through Mobile Care. We remain committed to efficiency and innovation to support our customers’ creativity and productivity pursuits,” said Joey Alvarez, PMC Director for Marketing and Product Management.

All opening weekend (March 21-24, 2024), customers will be able to enjoy these exciting deals:

  • Get P19,000 off on 13-inch MacBook Air M1

  • Up to P14,000 off on select iPhone models

  • Get P2,500 off on AirPods (2nd generation)

  • Get the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) for only P5,890 when purchased with select iPad models

  • Get the 20W USB-C Power Adapter for only P1,000 when you avail select iPhone models

  • Up to 20% off on participating brands

  • Get an additional P1,000 on your trade-in value when you trade in your current device

  • Up to 50% discount on diagnostic fee, software fix, and non-repair services on March 21, 2024 only

Terms and conditions apply. Regular store hours are from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Power Mac Center Robinsons Naga is the fourth store in the Bicol region, following PMC SM City Legazpi, PMC SM City Daet, and PMC SM City Sorsogon. Overall, Power Mac Center already has 112 retail stores and 17 service centers nationwide.

Celebrate the arrival of PMC in Naga City, and follow Power Mac Center’s official FacebookInstagramX (Twitter)TikTokViber, and YouTube accounts to be updated on the latest campaigns and promotions.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Peñafrancia Festival 2024 Schedule

 Peñafrancia 2024 Schedule

Centenary of the Canonical Coronation of Out Lady of Peñafrancia

September 13, 2024 (Friday) - Traslacion Procession

September 20, 2024 (Friday) - Centenary Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of Peñafrancia

September 21, 2024 (Saturday) - Fluvial Procession

Septemner 22, 2024 (Sunday) - Solemnity of our Lady Peñafrancia

Friday, February 9, 2024

But First, Coffee - Ateneo Ave. Naga City

After more than a year after its opening, I finally tried But First, Coffee - Ateneo Ave Naga. My friends have been raving about their Spanish and Vietnamese Latte since then. I just love small cafes not only because it gives you a homey space but you can actually smell the aroma of the coffee in every cup that they prepare. 

Let’s go straight to the point, their coffee is SO GOOD but at a VERY AFFORDABLE price point, perfect for people who are always on the go and especially students who are mindful of their budget. 


 Drip Based starts at P55

 Espresso Based starts at P100

 Matcha Based starts at P100

They also sell pastries 

From L-R: Spanish Latte in 500ml Reusable Bottle, Matcha (Hot) & Auro Series -

And some limited series like aas of writing, The Auro Series - the Auro Choco Butterscotch has a unique chocolatey flavor that I haven’t tasted in other cafes before. 

Loved the Spanish Latte, as it was not too sweet. 

The Vietnamese Coffee is someone for those who need a little extra caffeine boost. 

The Matcha oooh matcha, that earthy feeling for the Matcha lovers will definitely dig this, I tried the Hot version, and as for someone who drinks Matcha based drinks on an occasional basis? This I liked! 

SIZES: 12oz for hot, 16oz for iced and 1 Liter for Bottled Coffee, they also have a 500ml which you can use next time you visit them with a discount yey!

And guess what they OPEN at 8AM! Morning coffee people, rejoice! 

But First Coffee is actually easy to find just go straight to Ateneo Avenue and turn right in Mother Francisca’s Street and they are at Melrose Place on the right. Do try the Coffee by Bottle, it’s perfect for the office and groups. If you will have it delivered, just request for ICE and it’s good for sharing. 

But First, Coffee - Ateneo Ave Naga

Mother Francisca St. Ateneo Ave, Bagumbayan, Naga City

Store hours: 8AM-9:30PM (Mon-Thurs), 8AM-11:30PM (Fri-Sat), 12NN-7:30PM (Sun)

Delivery: In House Delivery just messaged them via Fb Messenger m.me/butfirstcoffeeateneoavenaga

via Foodpanda and Grab Food

#NCDfoodtrip #nagacitydeck

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Biggest Cultural Event to Take Stage in Maogmang Lugar, Naga City!

DWTa to Perform in Naga City This National Arts Month!

Naga City, February 1, 2023 – Multi-awarded Bikolana singer-songwriter dwta is set to grace the stage in Naga City on February 25, 2024, at 6 pm. Her performance is scheduled before the Special Gala show of "Higit Sa Pagibig, The Musical" at the USI Auditorium. This event is presented by Siklab Lingkod Bikol (SLB) and LEARNr Corporation

Unveiling "Higit Sa Pagibig, The Musical"

Higit sa Pagibig, The Musical, hailed to be the biggest cultural event of the year in Naga City. The event serves as a fundraiser that will support the disaster-resilient Library-in-a-Box project for Leon Mercado High School in Pacol, Naga City, the Young Leaders Program of Siklab Lingkod Bikol (SLB), and the Marhay Na GIBO (MNG) Bamboo Industry Development Initiative.

A Glimpse into "Higit Sa Pagibig"

The musical invites audiences to immerse themselves in the fictional Barangay Eskwala, a community reflecting the real-life struggles of vulnerable Filipinos. Through a rich tapestry of moving performances, the musical weaves together heartfelt hopes and stories, instilling a sense of patriotism, community, and hope.

An All-Bicolano cast of 15 members, supported by a passionate production team, brings authenticity and flair to the production. The musical's score features 18-original compositions by emerging Bikolano artists, including hits from the award-winning Bikolano Singer & Songwriter dwta, Rahuyó, Al Jang, and more.

Produced by the Dawani Project, the music promises to be a symphony of emotions, enhancing the overall impact of the powerful storytelling.

Dwta wrote a song in this musical!

Known for her renowned compositions such as "Padaba Taka," "Santigwar," and her recent single 'Delikado,' dwta has contributed to the musical by writing one of its songs, adding her touch to the already impressive lineup. dwta's participation elevates the musical to new heights 

You MUST NOT miss it - Get your Tickets!

Mark your calendars for February 23-25, 2024, as the Unibersidad De Sta Isabel Auditorium transforms into the stage for this amazing production. With two shows daily at 2 pm (Matinee Show) and 6 pm (Gala Show), attendees will have ample opportunities to witness the magic of "Higit sa Pag-Ibig."

This is your chance to be part of history. Secure your tickets now for ‘Higit sa Pag-Ibig, The Musical’ and witness the revival of the Bicolano Theatre scene. Ticket prices start at 300 pesos only. 

You can book your tickets at tickets.higitsapagibig.com or call our Box Office Manager, Ms. Cha Ibo, at 09691389887.

This event is made possible by our generous partners - Sarong Bangui Eagles District, Sarong Bangui Eagles Club, Sarong Bangui Lady Eagles Club, Naga City Arts & Culture Coalition, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, DepEd School Division of Naga City, Sangre De Naga, ,hyp.ed, University of Saint Anthony, SGD Enterprise, Dutch Boy Paint. Official Media Partners: Asintado Sa Radyo, Bicoldotph. Our Official Transport Partner, Naciatrasco. 

Join dwta and the entire cast of ‘Higit Sa Pagibig, The Musical’ in making a difference through the power of music and storytelling. Let's contribute to these causes and create positive change in the community. Save the dates and be part of this remarkable event that transcends entertainment and leaves a lasting impact on the audience’s heart and soul. 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Innovphil Bicol for Healthcare Professionals

INNOVPHIL is a company dedicated to provide specialized services for healthcare professionals seeking promising opportunities around the world.


  • Middle East Exam Application and Assistance Program
  • NCLEX RN® and VisaScreen® Application Assistance Program
  • American Heart Association Life Support Trainings
  • Online Academic Review for IELTS, UKVI
  • Classroom Review Program for NCLEX RN®
  • Online Review Program for NCLEX RN®
  • Online Review Program for Middle East - Healthcare Professionals
  • IELTS Test Venue

IDP Philippines, co-owner of IELTS has partnered with Innovphil to provide the IELTS Exam either by the traditional pen-and-paper test or by computer. This IELTS Lab is the 11th in the Philippines. Photos HERE


3rd floor of ADC (Hotel) Building, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City.

Visit the website at https://www.innovphil.com/

Location: 3rd Floor of former ADC Hotel Building, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City


PCWORX’s 14th Store is HERE in Naga! No need to go to Manila! Get the best deals for your tech needs at home, in school, for your office or even for your GAMING/Streaming needs!

#PCWORX’s mission is to provide computers, office equipments, computer products and related products and services with emphasis on competitive pricing and quality.



Unit 5 GF Yorktown Plaza Bldg (Former Aristocrat Hotel Bldg) Elias Angeles St. Naga City 

Like and Follow PCWORX Naga https://www.facebook.com/PCWORXNaga to get the latest update and exclusive discounts

Viber: 0908-741-7331 and 0991-926-2615

054-331-3697 or 054-331-7059

Store Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM, Mon-Sat

Friday, September 22, 2023

Why Running is a Must-Add to Your Wellness Routine

Just over the Peñafrancia Week last September 10, over 1,700 runners took the challenge of embracing the first step in their journey toward their best life by joining the annual leg of Run for Wellness held at the Naga City Hall Grounds, Naga City. Graced by the presence of Robina Gokongwei-Pe, the starting line of the run was composed of all walks of life from experienced runners to beginners, families, couples and barkadas. The Run for Wellness Naga is always a special leg because Naga is the birthplace of Southstar Drug. 

Photos Run for Wellness 2023 Naga


In its 12th year, Run for Wellness was held jointly by Southstar Drug and Maxicare to kick off their pioneering wellness initiative. A Metro Manila leg was also launched, which took place on August 13 at UP Diliman, Quezon City.


Southstar Drug and Maxicare, as champions of health and wellness, have partnered to support consumers in their journey toward a healthier and happier life. By offering an extensive selection of health essentials and world-class health services, they aim to be reliable companions, "Kasama sa Best Life," for Filipinos. 

Did you know that running has been proven to make your brain literally grow by aiding in the creation of new brain cells? This helps improve a person’s overall cognitive function and reduce cognitive decline when done regularly. Aside from this, there’s a plethora of other health benefits that you can enjoy when you start lacing your shoes and getting those steps in every day. Read along to know more!.


Strengthens bones and muscles

Because it’s a high impact exercise, running helps improve bone health and can increase bone density. The stress applied to your legs, pelvis, and spine whenever you run allows the bones to repair and strengthen themselves. Similarly, running also helps build muscles in the lower body, particularly the glutes, thighs, and calves. 


With strong bones and muscles, you are more protected from injuries plus your balance, coordination, and flexibility are also improved.


Reduces risk of chronic diseases

Various studies have already proven that regular physical activity like running can prevent and/or better manage chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol that lead to heart diseases as well as diabetes and many forms of cancer. Together with the right diet and healthy lifestyle choices, running can improve the quality of your life so you can be at your best every day, not just for yourself but for your family as well.


Enhances mental well-being

Do you ever notice how your mood always seems to be much better after a good workout? It’s the endorphins and serotonin working their magic! Aside from improved mood, running also works like meditation in the sense that it can give you peace of mind and allow you to stay in the present, helping you manage and relieve the stresses of daily life. So the next time you feel overwhelmed or anxious, consider going for a run for an instant pick-me-up.


Interestingly, adopting running in your day-to-day routine enables you to improve other aspects of your health and wellness, including what you eat, how many hours you sleep at night, setting goals, and taking control of your time. This holistic approach is what Southstar Drug and Maxicare aim to promote through Run for Wellness.


Visit southstardrug.com.ph and maxicare.com.ph to know more.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Naga PERKS for all!

Naga Perks fever is on!! As a tourist coming to Naga City this Peñafrancia Festival 2023 enjoy PERKS you can enjoy from partner establishments! Here are the complete mechanics. Promo is from August 26 - September 30 2023

Mechanics for Tourists

  1. 1. Tourists who wish to avail of discounts and perks may:

  2. 3. A tourist will only have to register once to avail of discounts and perks offered by all partner establishments.

  3. 4. Tourist Information Form. Once redirected to the promo “landing page,” the tourist will be required to fill in an electronic form.  The form will request basic information, such as:

    • Name
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Bicolano roots, if any
    • Place of Origin
    • Contact Number
    • Email Address
    • Income Range (monthly)
    • Reason for Visiting Naga

      The above information shall be considered confidential and will be accessed by the ITPO only for purposes of planning for succeeding tourism campaigns. They shall not be shared with other government or private entities.

  4. 5. Confirmation of Tourist Registration. After submitting the registration form, the tourist will receive a digital version of a promotion ID/card. The promotion ID/card will contain a tourist’s name and unique identification code

  5. 6. Availing of Perks/Promos. To avail of discounts and perks, a tourist only needs to present his/her promotion ID/card. A tourist has the option of showing the digital version of the card or a printed copy

    • Should they want to, partner establishments may verify the validity of a promotion ID/card by going to a city government site that will be provided by the ITPO, and entering the unique identification code found in the card

  6. 7. Promo Duration. Promo duration is from August 26 to September 1, 2023. However, partner TREs have the option of giving the perks during the promotion period itself (e.g. 20% discount on total bill; free item for a single transaction worth P 500; etc.) or at a later date but within a validity period (e.g. get a 30% discount during your next visit; free room accommodation voucher; etc.).