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Jesse Robredo Remembered on his First Death Anniversary

Camarines Sur, Other Events, RMAF By August 18, 2013 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

I remember this day quite well from last year. I remember that it has been raining for days and we were all busy trying to make exams for our students, when I got the news, and I was just crying and staring into space for a few days, hoping and praying that he would be found alive. Yes, I was that affected. August last year was quite eventful, and now every time August swings by, I am awashed with both good and bad memories and feelings.

Today is Jesse’s Day. For all those in Naga, come and join the celebration. For those, who are not, come and join in remembrance. Because a guy likes this deserves it.


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Penafrancia Festival 2012 Schedule of Events

Camarines Sur By September 7, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

(Today is September 7 and Traslacion happened earlier today. I have been so busy to be in the loop but I am still posting this for the sake of posting. Credits to Naga City Deck for all the information that I basically just copied and pasted.)

Penafrancia Festival 2012
Schedule of Events

On this page you will see the schedule of activities and events for September 2012 (both religious and civic). Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Source: penafrancia.net and naga.gov.ph

August 30 – September 03
Bicol Fashion Week

September 1

Clean up Drive
6:00AM

8th Inter-Collegiate Basketball tournament (Cross Over)
Naga City Coliseum | 2:00PM

Little Miss Bicolandia Talent Competition
LCC Activity Center | 3:00PM

Duwang Camarines Singing and Dancing Contest
Plaza Quezon | 4:00 – 11:00PM

Perdon Pentitential Procession
from Peñafrancia Church | 7:00PM

September 1-2

1st Junior Chamber International – Naga Funshoot
CIDG Firing Range, Concepcion Grande | 2:00PM
September 2

2nd Naga City Higland Triathlon
Metro Naga Sports Complex, Pacol | 5:00AMLittle Miss Philippines-Bicolandia Talent Competition
LCC Activity Center | 2:00PM43rd Miss Gay Bicolandia
Plaza Quezon | 6:00PM

September 3

22nd Little Miss Bicolandia
Plaza Quezon | 6:00PM

Perdon Pentitential Procession
from Peñafrancia Church | 7:00PM

September 3-6

Imaheramun Photo Exhibit
SM City Naga | 10:00AM – 9:00PM

September 4

Civil Service Commission Fun Run
5:00AM

Art Forum
by GNN TV 48 and UNC
UNC Instrucitonal Media Center | 8:00 am

Charity Day of Miss Bicolandia CVandidates
LCC Activity Center | 10:00AM

Little Miss Philippines – Bicolandia
Plaza Quezon | 6:00PM

20th Ginoong Bicolandia 2012
Plaza Quezon | 9:00PM

September 5

Pretty Boy Bicolandia Talent Competition

LCC Activity Center | 3:00PM

Miss Bicolandia 2012 Pagaent Night

Naga City Coliseum | 7:00PM

September 6

Senior Citizens’ Day

20th Pretty Boy Bicolandia
Plaza Quezon | 6:00PM
Peñafrancia Regional Dance Showdown
Plaza Quezon | 9:00PM

September 6-16

3rd Bishop Francisco Gainza Trade Fair
Elias Angeles St. (infront of Phil. Veterans Bank)

September 7

Feast of DIVINO ROSTRO
Peñafrancia Church | Pontifical Mass – 5:30AM

Traslacion 2012
Community Mass – 2:00PM Plaza De Covarrubias (Peñafrancia Parish grounds)
Procession – 3:30PM from Peñafrancia Shrine to Naga Metroplitan Cathedral

Fireworks Display
SM City Naga

September 8

Sarong Banggui Assembly
Naga City People’s Hall

Penafrancia Marathon 2012
Starting point – Peñafrancia Shrine | 2:00AM – 5:00AM

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The WPPP goes to Penafrancia 2012

Photography By September 7, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

One of the most exciting events happening at this year’s Penafrancia festival is a wedding photography workshop from the masters themselves!

Registration fee is Php2,500 (regular) and Php1,500 (students).

Check this set out for the speakers’ portfolio: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.455678827787873.99959.455669151122174&type=1

Like the Wedding Portrait Photographers of the Philippines (WPPP) Facebook page for more information and updates.

The workshop/seminar venue will be held at The Avenue Plaza Hotel located at Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City.

This is the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/338817056200488/

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2nd Penafrancia Tattoo Arts Festival – Sept 2012

Camarines Sur, Music and Arts By September 6, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

The first Penafrancia Tattoo Arts Festival was held at the Wharf Galley in Avenue Square in September 2011. I was really proud of Celsa, the woman behind Whuatt?!!! Production, as I am now. Please support.

Like them on Facebook for more details and updates.

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Karl Roy Have A Piece of This Album Tour in Naga City – Aug 11

Music By August 1, 2012 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Yes, there is also a music scene in Naga City.

And because I love Karl Roy and saw him perform last at Wharf Galley Avenue Square in Naga City December last year, I am reposting this event, to whatever end it serves.

The event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/329165003841245/

One of Naga City’s local bands, Monoacid, will be the opening act. I am a fan of Monoacid too and miss the band. Hope they can come up with another album soon. P.S. I miss you Bornok. Hope to see you and the rest of the guys soon. I miss having after-closing way-early-morning breakfast with you at Sir Karlos in Ateneo Avenue.

Here is the band’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KarlRoyBand

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Ramashinta Resort and Spa, San Felipe, Naga City

Camarines Sur By June 21, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , 9 Comments

One gloomy and rainy July morning, I found myself in Naga without a place to stay at. Hotel check-ins are usually at two in the afternoon, and my bus pulled in at the Central Business District (CBD) Terminal of Naga City at six in the morning.

One of my friends’ family owned this little resort and spa in San Felipe, and this is where I found myself for 12 hours.

RAMASHINTA RESORT AND SPA

Ramashinta Resort and Spa is a Balinese-inspired spa-resort that boasts of a grand recreational pool, children’s pool, fully equipped cabanas with majestic interiors, exclusive massage rooms for men and women, a charming garden, a multi-purpose function room, and a clubhouse/ restaurant that serves a wide array of delectable dishes. A Balinese paradise right in Naga City.

Ramashinta Resort and Spa at night, photo from Facebook page

I was in need of a little nap and a swim, so I headed over to the little resort. They gave me one of the cabanas. Mine is the one with the slightly open doors and yellow curtains.

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Dong Abay at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe – Sept. 16, 2011

Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By September 7, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Dong Abay – A Wharf Galley Penafrancia Special is presented to you by:

Globe Tattoo/Prepaid
Bob Marlin Restaurant and Grill
Chef Doy’s Gourmet Restaurant
Bigg’s Diner
Asiawise Study Center
Global Visa Support
Gouldian Colours
Beer Below Zero Degrees

Tickets at P200 (Gate Price). Pre-selling at P150 to Non-Members and P100 to Members.

Click here to learn how to become a Wharf Galley Rock Cafe member.

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Johnoy Danao at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe – May 21, 2011

Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 28, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Johnoy’s gig was actually supposed to be on May 7th, but Typhoon Bebeng (Related story: Bebeng Threatens Bicol Region) came lashing down on the entire region with strong winds and heavy rains, which caused Johnoy and his team, on a Cebu Pacific plane that hovered above the Pili Airport for some time waiting and hoping to land to no avail, to come back to Manila. Incidentally, that also spoiled our Pacquiao vs Mosely plans at Ramashinta Resort & Spa, as well as my Mother’s Day Special at Stonehouse Gardens.

Poster layout by Ver Estotsenberg

This is the old poster, which we released back when Wharf Galley Rock Cafe was still at its old location in Elias Angeles St., near Nagaland Hotel and our partner printing press was Goldprint. This was also back in the time when I thought one could make do with only a few sponsors here and there (and boy, was I so wrong!)

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Travel Factor Friends Support Wharf Galley Rock Cafe

Travel Factor, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 24, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

It’s taken me some time to post the photos from this event: Travel Factor’s Super Stoked Weekend! April 15-17, 2011 but here are some of them. Thanks Travel Factor for all the love and support. I miss you soooo much!

Travel Factor Friends at CWC April 15, 2011

Travel Factor Friends at CWC April 15, 2011

 

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The Brownman Revival Gig at the old Wharf Galley Rock Cafe, Elias Angeles St. – April 2, 2011

Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 21, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Four months later, here are the photos from that beautiful gig at the old Wharf Galley Rock Cafe in Elias Angeles St.

We started with the usual soundcheck and then dinner at Frennie’s place. Afterwards, the band went back to their accommodations at Naga Manor, before coming back to the bar to play two amazing sets!

Sound check!

Sound check!

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Bl@h’s Ipis

Camarines Sur, Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 20, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

This is so far, my favorite Bl@h song, and really, I.do.not.know.why. This song just makes me happy. Maybe it’s all those days I spent chasing after cockroaches in that cockroach-ridden apartment my brother and I shared with an old lady and her grand daughter in Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City back when I was a freshman in college. All those days I spent chasing after cockroaches not because I wanted to kill them all, but because I needed them, alive and kicking mind you, for my Biology 11 laboratory class. The irony of them cockroaches scampering and flying about when I have no need for them and their being all absent when I needed to catch a bottleful for my cockroach dissection activities. So funny. Loved those days.

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The First Became the Last… Metal Night

Camarines Sur, Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By June 22, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

My motto this past month is “No to musical discrimination,” and because of that, I agreed to hold the first ever metal night in Wharf Galley Avenue Square. I had really wanted to go and see it for myself, just to see what the fuss is all about. I wanted to see what this “mosh pit” they all talk about and see how that goes, with men and women in it. I wanted to see a big crowd of black-wearing people and feel their energy. On the personal side, I had wanted to look after what I need to protect, my people, my property, or at the very least, my name. But I was home sick and was only updated via phone.

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