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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 »

Angat Kabataan heritage summer camp revisits conservation efforts in Bicol

YOUTHS from across the country gather at the centuries-old Daraga Church in Albay to celebrate National Heritage Month 2014. PHOTOS BY PAUL ALLYSON QUIAMBAO

The Angat Kabataan Camp (AKC) marked its fifth year by revisiting Bicol, where its heritage advocacy has produced much fruit.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Long-time Bicol publisher, movie-house pioneer, actress Shamaine Centenera Buencamino receive Naga awards

SARONG Bangui Junior Eagles of the Ateneo de Naga University with Mayor John Bongat

Nagueños who have displayed courage, good governance, heritage advocacy, or all-around excellence in their chosen fields, were honored by the City of Naga through the annual Mayoral Awards.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2014 Heritage Month opens in Bicol


Bicol heritage is the focus of this year’s National Heritage Month celebration spearheaded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,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 »