Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Featured Photo | Frisbee. It's More Fun In Tabaco City

Featured Photo | Frisbee. It's More Fun In Tabaco City
Photo by Mike Jaymalin


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Snapshot | View from Bascaran

Featured Photo | Mt. Mayon, view from Bascaran, Daraga, Albay
Photo by Dante Magayanes

Don Bosco Fun Run 2012

Don Bosco Fun Run 2012
Quirino grandstand, Manila 
February 26, 2012 | Gun starts at 6 am

Registration starts on February 4, 2012
a simultaneous run at 6 running sites
(Clark, Nuvali, Naga City, Legazpi City and San Jose City, Nueva Ecija)

Featured Photo | Skimboarding in Tabaco

Featured Photo | Skimboarding. It's More Fun In Tabaco
Photo by Mike Jaymalin

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Cagsawa Festival Theme Song

Cagsawa Festival Theme Song
Composed by Rodjie Abril
Photos by Dennis Remolacio Mirabueno

Cebu Pacific Air offers P88 domestic seat sale!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Snapshot | TV5's Face to Face

Ocular visit of the staff of TV5's Face to Face...

     Watch the first "talakserye" on Philippine television, Face to Face, hosted by Ms. Amy Perez on February 12, 2012 at Cagsawa Ruins Park in Daraga, Albay.

Photo by Dante Magayanes
Artwork by Jan Edmund Dominic Bailon 

Cagsawa Festival 2012 | Face to Face with Amy Perez

      Watch the first "talakserye" on Philippine television, Face to Face, hosted by Ms. Amy Perez on February 12, 2012 at Cagsawa Ruins Park in Daraga, Albay. 

Source: Daraga Tourism
Artworks by Jan Edmund Dominic Bailon


Featured Photo | Mt. Mayon

Featured Photo | Mt. Mayon
Photo by Edmer Balmeo

Photo shared on Facebook Page of Albay Rising.


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Snapshot | Victory Park & Shop in Antipolo City

     Victory Park & Shop is located at M.L. Quezon corner P. Oliveros St. in Antipolo City. It is a shopping mall with a museum showcasing Antipolo's history and a multi-purpose hall, a project of the Local Government Unit of Antipolo City. 

     Victory Park & Shop is the newest member of the Victory Mall chain that has branches in Caloocan City and San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. 

Proposed Project | The Forum Legazpi

Proposed Project | The Forum Legazpi

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Snapshots | Polangui, Albay

Featured Photos | Polangui, Albay 
Photos by Dante Magayanes 

LRP Building | V3, Mang Inasal and Tri-Star Commercial  

 LCC Mall Polangui

Chikkabar Grill and Resto

PDI | ‘Pili’ soon to be Bicol’s intellectual property

By Mar S. Arguelles
Inquirer Southern Luzon
Source: Inquirer.Net

LEGAZPI CITY—The next time you see a packet of pili nuts labeled Bicol, take a closer look.

Soon, pili would be listed as an intellectual property of Bicol, which means any pili pack that claims to be produced by the region will have to be genuinely from Bicol. False claims would be a criminal act.

A regional official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said Bicol pili would be on the list of food products registered at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

Jocelyn Berango, spokesperson of the DTI office in Bicol, said having Bicol pili registered as an intellectual property was the department’s way of helping fully develop the region’s pili industry.

Once registered, Bicol pili would get its own geographical indication, or GI, from the intellectual property office.

GI identifies the origin of a product and is a sign to be pasted on goods associated with specific regions or provinces, said Berango.

GI would name the place where a product originated, much like champagne, the bubbly alcoholic drink, has been tagged as originating from Champagne, a grape-growing province of France.

According to Berango, GI is a powerful tool not only for regions, but the entire country. It helps provinces, regions and the country compete globally, she said.

She said listing Bicol pili as the region’s intellectual property would help promote it in local and international markets.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Proposed Project | The Bridgeway Mall

Proposed Project in Legazpi City | The Bridgeway Mall

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Celebrate Australia Day at Misibis Bay

     Come celebrate Australia Day at Misibis Bay for as low as Php2,888++. Get special discounts on wines and local beers! Call +63 2 661 8888 or email, reservations@misibisbay.com.

1st Cagsawa Tanggulolong Challenge

    Be part of the 1st Cagsawa Tanggulolong Challenge on February 12, 2012 in Daraga, Albay. 

Source: Daraga Tourism
Artwork by Jan Edmund Dominic Bailon

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Proposed Project | Hotel La Cienega

Proposed Project | Hotel La Cienega

Source: SkyScraperCity

Pintura Cagsawa

Pintura Cagsawa Rules

1. Qualifications
• The artist has no age limit.

2. Competition Requirements/Judging Guidelines
• Completed Registration Form as provided by the Municipal Tourism Office of Daraga.
• Sketch and Synopsis to be submitted on or before February 6, 2012 at the Municipal Tourism Office. It should be in short size bond paper enclosed in a short brown envelope.
• The paint should depict the theme of CAGSAWA RUINS.
• Artist should provide a sketch of his/her entry & synopsis to explain the details of the body art.
• Judges Decision is final.
• Each artist must provide their own materials for painting and provide their own model/s.
• Date of Competition is on February 8, 2012, 7:00am to 11:00am, Wednesday, at Cagsawa Ruins Park. 

Artwork by Jan Edmund Dominic Bailon


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Cagsawa Festival 2012 Drum & Lyre Competition



  • Participation to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition shall be Province-wide, to be extended to all elementary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions in the Province of Albay.
  • An entry form should be filled-out and shall be submitted to the Secretariat:

Cagsawa Festival 2012
Daraga Tourism Office, 2nd Floor Municipal Building, Daraga, Albay

  • The contest shall be open to elementary, secondary and tertiary schools. The contest will be held on February 20, 2012, 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Daraga Covered Court. The parade will start at exactly 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon. Assemble Point: 12:30 noon at Bicol University Campus grounds.
  • Each participating school is given five (5) to seven (7) minutes Exhibition including entrance and exit. A deduction of one (1) point overtime/exceeding time will be made from the total points earned.
  • The decision of the judges is final and irrevocable.
Artwork by Jan Edmund Dominic Bailon

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Birit Cagsawa


  • This contest is open to all Albayanos aging from 16 – 21 years old
  • Original birth certificate and one (1) Xerox copy. (Original certificate will be returned after validating the Xerox copy)
  • One (1) passport size colored picture
  • Contestant will bring his/her canned music accompaniment during the elimination.

Elimination : February 5, 2012
5:00 pm
Daraga Covered Court
Grand Final : February 12, 2012
6:00 pm
Daraga, Covered Court

Artwork by Jan Edmund Dominic Bailon


Monday, January 23, 2012

Ibon-Ebon Festival 2012 Schedule of Activities

Ibon-Ebon Festival 2012
"Lipad Candaba, Lipad"

Schedule of Activities

February 1

  • Harvest Festival
  • Dress Rehearsal of main Street Dancing Groups 
February 2
  • Trade Fair and Tiangge
  • Free Concert | Genuino Park
February 3
  • Grand Street Dancing Parade
  • Agri Trade Fair and Tiangge
  • Start of Birdwatching, Simang and other sites
  • Start of River Cruise | Pampanga River
  • Start of Kite Flying Exhibition | Pasig/Mandasig

February 4
  • 2nd Day Grand Street Dancing Parade
  • Start of Itik Contests
  • Start of Kite Flying Exhibition | Paralaya
  • Main Concert | Ms. Earth Park, Mandasig
February 5
  • Dragon Boat Race Exhibition | Pampanga River


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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Save the date: April 21, 2012 | Mayon 360

    Save the date: April 21, 2012. The award winning Mayon 360: A 50 Mile Run for Climate, now on its second year. This event is part of the Magayon Festival of Albay. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cagsawa Trail Run in Daraga, Albay

       Be part of the first Cagsawa Trail Run on February 26, 2012 in Daraga, Albay. 

  • Assembly: 5:00 am at Daraga Municipal Hall
  • Gun Start: 6:00 am
  • Categories/Registration: 8K - P300.00 & 16K - P300.00

Tourist arrival in Albay up by 44%

by Sally A. Atento
LEGAZPI CITY, January 8 (PIA) -- Tourism Bicol regional director Susan Ravanilla has affirmed the impressive growth rate of tourist arrivals in Albay from January to June 2011 which so far is the highest in the past years.
Legazpi Airport

Tourist arrivals in Albay has considerably increased to 234,081 tourists in 2011 compared to 162,506 in the same period in 2010, a 44 percent growth rate compared to the previous year.
Tied up with the 44 percent boost in the number of tourist arrivals is the 51 percent growth in foreign revenue for the first and second quarter of 2011, from P122 million revenues for 2010 to P180 million generated.
This growth also generated 836,623 jobs for the 1st quarter of 2011.
According to Ravanilla, tourist arrivals peak during the first two quarters of the year.
"The people are the direct beneficiaries of this tourism boost,” the director furthered.
The tourists' countries of origin included the United States and the United Kingdom which also comprised the biggest tourist arrival rate in Sorsogon.
Ravanilla also said that Donsol contributed a lot to the tourism growth rate in Albay since their foreign visitors usually stayed in this city for accommodation, bar hopping, shopping and other stuff that they can try and enjoy.
Mayon Volcano
Also boosting the number of tourist arrivals in Albay is Albay’s month long Magayon Festival in April, including the nightly beer plaza and presentations at Albay Park and other festivities and events that appealed to both domestic and foreign tourists.
From the median term development plan, the tourist arrival target for 2012 is 2 million which was already achieved in 2010 and is expected to be surpassed in 2011. The challenge then for 2012 is to go beyond the said target, the DOT Bicol director said. (MAL/SAA, PIA V/Albay)

Friday, January 20, 2012

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Visita Iglesia | Malate Church in Manila

    The Malate Catholic Church is located in Malate, Manila. It is a Baroque-style church which faces a small park and beyond that Manila Bay. 

      The church was built by the Augustinians in the sixteenth century, and is one of the oldest churches in Manila outside of Intramuros. 

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