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A tour of Bicol, by way of food


Under the expanse of a limitless sky and rocking in a speedboat on what seemed like an endless sea, I suddenly realized how insignificant our existence is.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Bicol U’s ‘big man’ says goodbye

THE CENTENNIAL Tree lords over the Bicol University Legazpi campus. BOLEN OSIAL

Albay’s zero casualty record made headlines a day after “Glenda” hit the country.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | 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 »

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 »