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Friday, June 30, 2023

CRC Peñafrancia Marathon 2023

Caceres Runners Club Peñafrancia Marathon 2023 

September 3, 2023 

Distances: 5K, 10K, 21K, 42K

Registration for 5k and 10k is only until August 27! Few slots left!

The 𝐂𝐑𝐂 𝐏𝐞ñ𝐚𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧 will take place in Naga City, the Pilgrimage and Cultural Center of Bicolandia. Registration is still open, better late than never, so REGISTER NOW either online

➡️ Registration Link: https://crc.helixpay.ph/ or ON-SITE (see details below) 

𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞: September 3, 2023

𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗩𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗲: SM CITY Naga Parking Area, Naga City

𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲: 42km, 21km, 10km, 5km

𝗢𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿: Caceres Runners Club

𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬:

📌42k: (Late Registration: Php 1500, July 19 to July 31)

Inclusions: Finisher Shirt, Finisher Medal, Race Bib, Timing Chip, Post Race Meal

📌21k: (Late Registration: Php 1200, July 19 to July 31)

Inclusions: Finisher Shirt, Finisher Medal, Race Bib, Timing Chip, Post Race Meal

📌10k: Php 500

Inclusions: Singlet, Finisher medal, race bib

📌5k: Php 250 

Inclusions: Singlet, race bib

Registration Link: https://crc.helixpay.ph/

𝐎𝐍-𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐆𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 is now available at the following venues:

1. Blue Skyline Enterprise Naga Branch

Velasco Bldg Panganiban Drive, Tinago, Naga City

Beside BDO Panganiban

2. Blue Skyline Enterprise Iriga Branch

Tibi Bldg San Miguel Iriga City 

Beside Infinitea



3. Basilica Minore Parish Office

Balatas Road, Naga City

4. St. Rose Lima Parish Office

Anayan, Pili, Cam. Sur

5. Pasacao Running Club

Low Cost Diner, Zone 1, Sta. Rosa Del Sur, 

Pasacao, Cam Sur beside BDO & Rusi

6. MPDC Milaor

Sto. Domingo, Milaor Cam. Sur. 

At the back of Milaor Municipal Hall






Facebook Page: Caceres Runners Club

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Bicol Region’s first DOH-accredited medical facility for overseas workers and seafarers opens in Naga City

Another NO NEED TO GO TO MANILA news! 

Naga City - Bicol Region’s first DOH-accredited medical facility for overseas workers and seafarers is NOW OPEN! The 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐫𝐞-𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐏𝐄𝐌𝐄) 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 is located at the 3rd floor of Bicol AccessHealth Centrum, CBD II, Brgy. Triangulo, Naga City.

The AccessHealth P.E.M.E. Facility serves as a convenient one-stop-shop medical center for individuals seeking 𝐏𝐑𝐄-𝐄𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐎𝐘𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐑𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 to 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 for overseas work in 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞, 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝, 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝.

Aside from that, this state-of-the-art facility delivering comprehensive medical services is also accessible for us local residents  for all our 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 for 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬, 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.

The facility offers the BASIC DOH PEME PACKAGE at an affordable rate of only PHP 2,200.00. This comprehensive package includes the following tests:

  • Complete Medical History and Physical Examination
  • Optical Examination (Jaegar’s and Ishihara Test)
  • Pure Tone Audiometry Test (Air Conduction)
  • Stool Examination (Fecalysis)
  • Dental Examination
  • Chest X-Ray
  • 12-Lead ECG (Electrocardiogram)
  • Blood Typing
  • Complete Blood Count
  • RPR/VDRL Test
  • Pregnancy Test (For Female)
  • Urinalysis
  • Psychological Assessment

Apart from these, even us 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 conveniently

  • 2-Panel Drug Testing
  • Dental Check-Up and Panoramix X-Ray
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Psychological/Psychometric Services
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Optical Services
  • Audiometry Test
  • Physical Examination

Bicol AccessHealth Centrum P.E.M.E. Facility

Central Business District II, Brgy. Triangulo, Naga City, Camarines Sur
0928-554-0398 / 0939-972-3138

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bicolaccesshealthcentrum

Email: accesshealth.peme@gmail.com 

Dental Panoramix X-Ray Room

Dental Panoramix X-Ray

Two state-of-the-art Dental Clinics

Lounge Area

Psychological Examination Room & Psychologist's Room

Male Physical Examination Room (separate room for Female Physical Examination Room)
Drug Testing/Screening & X-Ray Room

Optical Room

Audiometry Room

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Chan Lim Family of Artists & Students back in Naga and the rest of SM City Malls in Bicol

The Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students is now back in Naga after seven (7) years. SM City Naga is curently hosting the 46th Chan Lim Exhibit with 398 art pieces on display participated by 57 artists from June 24 to July 18, 2023. This is the first leg of 𝙆𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙮𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙖 𝘽𝙞𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖. The next three will be held on the following SM City Malls and dates:

SM City Daet - July 20 to August 20

SM City Legazpi - August 27 to September 24

SM City Sorsogon - September 30 to October 21

🔙Just a little back story. 2016, SM City Naga I was also one of the participants with of the painting activity. I have always admired Bicolano artists especially in the medium of paint and brush. Being a Josephian, we were also taught by our Chinese Nuns and Priests on how to hold a “mopit” (brush) and do the words. Sort of a calligraphy in the words of the youth today. Water color / paint and mixing them is another skill. Do I have that, I honestly don’t know haha but I like activity itself. Letting the energy flow freely as you hold the brush is very therapeutic. See my output back in 2016 vs today 😅 nakakasupog haha

Thank you Sir Alex Lim for teaching us again. You are right, 7 years was enough to practice, hopefully I will be able to ignite the artistic side of me in the near future. 🎨👩‍🎨 

Painting is Chan Lim's another way of giving back to the community. Apart from their own professions as owners of prestigious companies and as providers of employment, painting is a nourishing way of giving back to the community. Through painting they are able to help nourish the artistic ability of people. Feast your eyes with the numerous fans, lanterns, plates and scrolls painted by the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students.

This exhibit is a very nice way to immerse in another culture. All of us are enjoined to see the collection up close. Other than art, the strong family values, nature appreciation are exquisitely shown in all the pieces.

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Monday, June 12, 2023

GIN IS IN: Ginebra hosts White Party to celebrate World Gin Day

GIN IS IN: Ginebra hosts White Party to celebrate World Gin Day 

GSM highlights the ‘Cool, Clear, and Versatile’ quality of gin

Bora Hut, WinWin Leisure Strip
June 10, 2023

Naga City, Philippines - #GinIsIn #HappyWorldGinDay was celebrated at Bora Hut in WinWin Leisure Strip last June 10, 2023. A night full of games and raffle were participated by patrons.

White is the color of fun this year as Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI), the maker of the world’s no. 1 selling gin, is celebrating World Gin Day (WGD) in a “cool, clear, and versatile” way. Starting with a media launch on June 8 at The Westin Manila in Ortigas, a series of events will be held to highlight June as World Gin month.

WGD, a global celebration observed every second Saturday of June, is spearheaded in the Philippines by GSMI, as it was also the one who brought the first WGD festivities to the Asia Pacific region back in 2014. That year, GSMI marked the 180th year of its flagship brand, Ginebra San Miguel. Today, gin enthusiasts look forward to GSMI’s month-long activities, which not only celebrate gin’s enduring influence on our drinking culture but also its role in celebrations, fiestas, gatherings, and even our everyday triumphs.


“We join gin enthusiasts worldwide in celebrating World Gin Day. As pioneers of this event in our country, we aspire to ignite the spirit of greater appreciation for more Filipinos to know gin’s outstanding qualities, as it is a drink that is ‘Cool, Clear, and Versatile,’” says GSMI Marketing Manager Ron Molina.



‘Cool, Clear, and Versatile’

This June 8, GSMI once again reinforces that “Gin Is In,” highlighting gin’s “Cool, Clear, and Versatile” qualities that elevate it from the rest. 


Gin has been around since the 17th century, and remains popular to this day, especially in Europe, and of course, the Philippines. It is loved by many, and its popularity can be attributed to its taste—the flavor of Juniper and a variety of botanicals—allowing gin to exude that classic yet “Cool” vibe.

Reverse Gin Pong participated by Bora Hut customers

The gin’s “Clear,” pure quality is derived from a rigorous distillation process that brings out its best flavor. Since it is unpretentious – with nothing to hide – it is a drink known for its “Versatility,” as it can be enjoyed straight or mixed with other ingredients in a cocktail.  


In a new campaign supporting the appreciation for Gin, GSMI features three exciting and authentic personalities who perfectly embody these unique characteristics of gin.


Gin Is Cool.

The actor and model Zanjoe Marudo likes the cool and refreshing gin experience to punctuate the day. For him, being cool is more than style and moves; it is being calm, too. “Alam niyo kung anong totoong COOL sakin? Yung pagiging kalmado ko (You know what’s truly cool for me? It is my being calm),” says Zanjoe.  His choice of gin is popular to this day – Ginebra San Miguel, which has been his favorite since his days growing up in Batangas.


Gin Is Clear.

Basel Manadil’s choice is GSM Premium Gin, a distilled gin made with natural ingredients and fine botanicals. Popularly known as “The Hungry Syrian,” the Syrian-born Filipino vlogger’s viral posts have made him a clear favorite among millions of netizens. As he would say, “always be CLEAR with your intentions no matter where you go. Because everything you do, can make an impact to others.”


Gin is Versatile.

Actress comedian Herlene “Hipon Girl” Budol likes her gin to be versatile, a drink she can enjoy in many ways. This love for versatility in drinks is something that she also carries in life. The fact that this comedian was able to transform herself into a serious pageant contender truly is outstanding and admirable. Herlene has won over Filipinos with her charming wit, down-to-earth personality, and of course, her remarkable versatility. “In life, dapat VERSATILE (In life, one should be versatile). If you are good at one thing, you can also be good at anything! Stay true while learning many things.”


The three of them – Zanjoe, Basel, and Herlene – will not only grace the WGD celebration but will also be present at various events of GSMI during “Gin Is In” celebrations starting in June. 


“We are proud to say that they truly embody the best qualities of gin: Zanjoe is ‘Cool like Gin Is In.’ Basel is ‘Clear like Gin Is In,’ and Herlene is ‘Versatile like Gin Is In,’” Molina added.



GSM Bar Academy graduates ‘mix’ back

One of the highlights of the WGD event is the presence of three mixologists who are scholar-graduates of the Ginebra San Miguel Bar Academy, a partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) that gives Filipinos a chance to change their lives through education – training students in bartending, flairtending, and basic entrepreneurship. 

Calamansi Suprise


With the goal of producing globally-competitive and job-ready graduates, while elevating the quality of the bartending profession in the process, the GSM Bar Academy is proud to say that it has produced an astounding 100% immediate employability for all its graduates in 2022.


During WGD, three graduates of the GSM Bar Academy – Jhyrus Denver A. Domingo, Angela Felarca, and JP Peñaflor – who are all employed in top bars in Metro Manila, will showcase their mixology skills in a friendly competition with the theme, “Gin Is In, ” which will feature the world’s most popular and bestselling gin Ginebra San Miguel and other brands, GSM Blue and GSM Premium Distilled Gin. 


The success of the GSM Bar Academy in transforming the lives not only of the students but also of their families and the community has not gone unnoticed. In fact, the program will be a recipient of the prestigious International CSR Excellence Award, to be formally awarded on June 16 in London, UK. 


‘Gin Is In’ Nationwide

Part of the WGD celebration will be the launch of the second season of G-MIX Nation Online Series, hosted by Luis Manzano, which will be shown for the first time and will feature new cocktail recipes. Alongside is the Home Bar Kit that features Ginebra products and tools for mixing different kinds of cocktails, which is sold online and at select supermarkets.

Watch this Short Reel via our Instagram about the #WorldGinDay2023 in Naga City


To ensure gin enthusiasts across the country can partake in the “Gin Is In” festivity, Ginebra San Miguel Inc. will also host mini events in around 50 bars nationwide, including those in Pampanga, Naga, Cebu, and Cagayan De Oro. These bar activations will offer consumers exclusive promotions, raffle giveaways, and outlet merchandising, providing an opportunity for everyone to immerse themselves in the celebration.


To sustain the momentum of the “Gin Is In,” there will be various activities in hundreds on-premise outlets from July to December. Participating outlets will receive exclusive benefits, special “Gin Is In” stubs for consumers to support their patronage.

#GinIsIn winners from those who availed the promo for the #WorldGinDay2023

Ginebra VIPs

GSMI's World Gin Day celebration is just the beginning of a series of exciting events, allowing enthusiasts to declare their love and support for the vibrant local gin culture. In the country, gin is synonymous with Ginebra San Miguel. It is the country’s pioneering gin and the oldest consumer brand still in the market, but still remains cool, clear and versatile, a timeless classic yet still in tune with the times.

Watch this Short Reel via our Instagram about the #WorldGinDay2023 in Naga City


Each bottle of Ginebra San Miguel undergoes a stringent production process to ensure optimal quality. As a testament to the strength of its brand name, variants such as GSM Blue, GSM Blue Flavors, and Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, have been introduced to cater to different market segments. Just launched last year, its 1834 Premium Distilled Gin has now become a sought-after drink among those with sophisticated taste, as they are enamored with its infusion of classic juniper berries and unique Philippine botanicals such as Sampaguita and Calamansi.

GSMI is the producer of Ginebra San Miguel, the world’s largest-selling gin, according to leading global drinks journal, Drinks International. GSMI’s other quality distilled spirits include GSM Blue Light Gin, GSM Blue Mojito, GSM Blue Margarita, GSM Blue Gin Pomelo, GSM Premium Gin, 1834 Premium Distilled Gin, Antonov Vodka, Añejo Gold Rum, Primera Light Brandy, the Philippines’ no. 1 Chinese wine Vino Kulafu and the newly launched G&T Ultralight Spirit Drink.