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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Random Night Shots in the City

Near Panganiban Bridge.. on the left is Sunny View Hotel and beside it is the new Sampaguita Tourist Inn

Naga City Fish Port
.. shot taken from Mabulo ByPass Bridge

San Francisco Parish Church Night Shot
Peñafrancia Avenue Naga City fronting Plaza Quince Martires

Photos by: Ian Agawa

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ms. Bicolandia and Beer Plaza No More?

I heard the news this morning sa NX na immove ang Ms. Bicolandia, Beer Plaza at any "fun" activities not religious in nature. So here's the news po from Bombo Radyo Philippines.

Ms. Bicolandia Beauty Pageant, hahalion na sa Peñafrancia Festival

6/25/2009 8:48:21 AM

NAGA CITY - Dagod-dagos nang pighali kan mga otoridad kan simbahan asin kan lokal na gobyerno kan siyudad an Ms. Bicolandia Beauty Pageant sa masunod na pagkokomemorar kan Tercentenario kan debosyon ki Inang Peñafrancia.

Napagkasararuan ninda Arsobispo Leonardo Legaspi kan Archdiocese kan Caceres asin ni Mayor Jesse Robredo na halion na sana an naunambitan na aktibidad tanganing tawan doon an mga relihiyosong gibo asin an iba pang mga programa sa laog kan okasyon.

Basado sa pigpadarang impormasyon sa Bombo Radyo Naga, popoonan ini kan Traslacion sa Setyembre 11 mantang tatawanan pa nin doon an mga aldaw nin pamibi o an novena ki Inang Peñafrancia.

Kasumpay kaini, magkakaigwa naman nin prosisyon na Perdon sa Setyembre 16 na dai man dating pigsasagibo durante kan okasyon kan mga nakalihis na taon.

Miyentrastanto, isasagibo man an Voyadores Festival sa Setyembre 17 mantang pigbugtak man an Military Parade sa Setyembre 18.

Katakod kan mga pagbabago na ini, dai naman tutugutan kan siyudad an pagkukundusir nin mga beer plaza asin mga street party sa Naga durante kan Peñafrancia Festival nin huli ta dai suboot ini angay sa relihiyosong okasyon.

Source: http://bomboradyo.com/newsdetails1.asp?ID=93984

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bicol Express Back on Track by Year 2010

UPDATE: Manila-Naga Trips to Resume June 2011 CLICK HERE

Lately, the train horn can be heard over my workplace especially every morning. We have been wondering if PNR is "functioning" again, but I said, I doubt it because when I drove all the way to Legazpi last June 18, all the railroad crossings have tracks which were not in good shape or isn't ready yet for a full service train transportation. Here's something that I got from Inquirer.net. Indeed this is a good news, but the question is, how good will the service be, or how good will be the train itself be? Will the railroad tracks be only rehabilitated only or the train itself too? I'm hoping for the latter. Philippines has the poorest transportation in terms of the quality of Trains, especially trains going to provinces. Suntok sa buwan kung magkaroon na tayo ng Bullet Train, but it's nice to dream about it. hihi

PNR to run Manila-Bicol by year end--Arroyo

By Juan Escandor Jr.
Inquirer Southern Luzon
First Posted 16:21:00 04/20/2009

NAGA CITY, Philippines--President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced on Monday morning the reopening of service of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in Bicol at the end of the year for its initial run after three years of without operation.

Describing the PNR train a "sentimental tradition," Ms. Arroyo said the repair and upgrading of train stations of the southbound train has started in March and the rehabilitation of railroad tracks would start by May.

She hinted reviving the Bicol train would the economy as it would bring freight from Bicol to Manila and vice versa.

Waxing sentimental, Ms. Arroyo recalled that when she was 11 years old she traveled to Bicol via the PNR train together with her brother Buboy and mother Eva.

She said she enjoyed her ride because of 11 hours of bonding with her mother and brother through lengthy conversations during the long ride.

Last month, Manuel "Ower" Andal, PNR general manager, said once the ongoing rehabilitation works of the rail tracks from Tagkawayan, Quezon to Guinobatan, Albay have been completed, a commuter train will start running to provide fast, convenient, and cheaper transport service to residents of the railroad towns in the provinces of Quezon, Camarines Sur and Albay.

The total cost of the Tagkawayan-Bicol repair works would cost some P1.8 billion. Out of this amount, some P500 million had already been released to the PNR, said Andal.

He said the overall plan is for PNR to resume train operations from Metro Manila to Bicol, vice-versa, before the end of the President's term in 2010.

Andal was in Naga City last week to grace the groundbreaking rites for the rehabilitation of the PNR Naga Central Station, which is estimated to cost P24 million. Aside from this, some P 17 million has been allotted to repair the Traversia Bridge in Guinobatan town, Andal said.

PNR totally stopped its Manila-Bicol-Manila service for more than two years due to heavy damage wrought by super typhoons "Milenyo" and "Reming" to substantial portions of its tracks starting from Calamba City in Laguna up to Legazpi City.

The PNR chief also bared that the government-owned railways company has adopted a new corporate image, from a new logo, uniform for its personnel and improved service.

Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/topstories/topstories/view/20090420-200408/PNR_to_run_Manila-Bicol_by_year_end--Arroyo

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bicolano Social Network

BicolKnown - a new Social Network which originated here in Bicol

Excerpts from their site.. a little something about BicolKnown

Bicolknown is a new established Travel and Promotion organization which main goal is to contribute to the development of Bicol as a major tourist destination in the country. This Travel organization has been formed out of the enthusiasm of seven young individuals who believe that a vast of opportunity is waiting for Bicolanos if its tourism would be enhanced and promoted in its full capacity.

Alongside with its devoted advocacy of promoting the Bicol Region, Bicolknown offers tour for students, professionals, vacationers, adventurers, and the like whether foreigners or locals. Tour Packages may be historical, educational, and environmental in nature which are planned and organized in the most exquisite “Bicolnon” way. Tanaw Bicolnon also carries with it the pride of being the first and only Travel organization to offer “Cultural Tourism”.

Bicolknown has also its own E-Mag (Electronic Magazine) designed to bring out the best out of Bicolanos through showcasing Bicol known destinations, trade and industry, and culture.

Making Bicol known not just in the context of the Philippine Archipelago but around the world is the vision of Tanaw Bicolknown and providing Bicolanos a locus of opportunity is its mission.

We’re here to serve. For everything BICOLNON is in BICOLKNOWN.

Friday, June 12, 2009

National Bookstore Naga City

The Bookstore has a cute interior.. i like the design of the place..
National Bookstore is located on the 2nd Level of SM City Naga

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Toyota Naga Now Open

The Toyota of the South NAGA
Diversion Road, Barangay Concepcion Pequeña Naga City

Landline: (054)4720983

A lot of auto showrooms are now surfacing here in Naga. Not to mention that Legazpi City catered the first few showrooms here in Bicol. But here in Naga first there was Nissan, then Mitsubishi, Hyundai, followed by Suzuki,  Isuzu, the latest was Ford.. and now??

Toyota of the South
(South Luzon) is now open for business. Located po sa Diversion Road a few meters away from Mother Seton and is situated within a Gasoline Station. Nice to see another car manufacturer to open in Naga. I'm sure a lot of Toyota fans out there are delighted by this. Toyota has been one of the most affordable and at the same time a competitive car manufacturer in the Philippines for quite some time already. What more could you ask for? 

Gasoline & Diesel Price in Naga City

June 7, 2009 Price Update

Diesoline Ultra - Php 28.55
Super Unleaded - Php 42.05
Super Premium - Php 42.35
Regular - Php 39.10


Diesel Max - Php 28.55
Unleaded - Php 42.05
XCS - Php 42.34
Regular - PHp 39.10

LCC Naga on a Sunday

So how's LCC Naga after a month that SM has formally opened? Hmmmm Nag midnight sale na sila ng dalawang beses (if i'm not mistaken). Ang pnaka okay na sila nila is with the furnitures and sala sets for almost 50% off!. These pictures were taken around 11am. Dati kapag almost lunch time na kapag Sunday.. mdyo puno na ang food court nyan.. pero ngaun it's so obvious na affected tlga sila.. what more kung weekdays pa. Even though LCC is not really on it's scheduled sale.. the red tags and huge signages which says SALE are still up. MENDREZ isn't anymore in LCC.. sbi nsa SM na daw? So there, let's just wait and see which stall will close up next.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Gasoline, Diesel Price in Naga City


Diesoline Ultra 27.05
Super Unleaded 41.05
Super Premium 41.35
Regular 38.10

Diesel Max 27.05
Xtra Unleaded 41.05
Petron XCS 41.35
Petron Blaze 43.55 (to be verified tomorrow)

hayyy tumataas nnman ang price ng gas.. tsk.. please wag na sana umabot nnman sa 61 like a few months ago..it was last yr di ba? those were the hard days na nsa 61 ang per liter. pnaka masaklap na un sobra!! sobrang hapdi sa bulsa kc ang 1oo php wala pang 2 liters ampfff

anyways. i hope bumaba ulit ang presyo

Taxi in Naga City Part II

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