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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 »

Thousands to do Via Crucis in Kawa-Kawa Hill, Ligao, Albay, this Holy Week; relics of True Cross to be venerated

LIGAO Mayor Patricia Gonzalez-Alsua (center) with Rev. Fr. Albert Adison and producer-director Meng Canlas. CHAD DAWAL

Thousands of pilgrims are expected to climb Kawa-Kawa Hill and National Park in Ligao, Albay, this Holy Week to reflect on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ by praying before the 14 life-size Stations of the Cross stretching 1.37 kilometers to the top.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »