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Want to see ‘Eiffel Tower’? ‘Golden Gate’? Come to Albay

LANDMARKS of the world come to life in a 3,000 square meter compound owned by a doctor in Malinao town in Albay province. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Residents of this town need to take only a few steps from their homes to get to the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Pyramids of Giza, the Golden Gate of San Francisco and the Great Wall of China among other international landmarks, their replicas at least, that had risen in a 3,000-square meter compound here.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A taste of Albay: ‘Tinutungan na manok,’ toasted ‘siopao,’ chili ice cream

1ST COLONIAL Grill’s specialty: tinapa rice

A place to discover in Bicol province is Misibis Bay along the southern tip of Cagraray Island in Bacacay, Albay. It’s a resort with first-class amenities and its own beaches and coves, choice villas with private pools and a casino.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Camalig, Albay celebrates cultural and culinary heritage

ST. JOHNthe Baptist Church

The laid-back town of Camalig in Albay province comes to life as it celebrates its rich cultural and culinary heritage in the Pinangat Festival, June 10-24.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Albay honors its artists and cultural torch-bearers

POET Marne Kilates receives his Outstanding Albayano Award from Albay Gov.
Joey Salceda and guest speaker Sen. TG Guingona, as Albay poet Abdon M. Balde
Jr. looks on.

The good thing about the ongoing Daragang Magayon Festival in Albay is that it has taken notice of other cultural attractions in neighboring provinces and showcased them in one parade that showed the best of Bicol in a festival celebrating the 440th foundation year of the province.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bill to make annulment easier


Out of signt, out of mind, out of love?

A five-year separation between a husband and a wife should be enough grounds for a court to annul their union, according to a bill authored by Albay Rep. Al Francis Bichara.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »