Bicol Food in the City

Craving for real Bicol dishes in the Big City? If you are like true-blue Bicolana, Angel Jacob, who proudly says she knows the taste of real laing, then you will never be happy with what they pass off as laing or any Bicolano dish for that matter, in most restaurants in Manila.   Laing, Atbp. … Continue reading

An Angel speaks

Model and celebrity host Angel Jacob speaks her mind On her Bicol roots Both my parents are from Bicol, in Naga. We still have a house there and my paternal grandmother, who is 94 years old, is still in Naga. I try to go home at least once a year. I used to go home … Continue reading

Top 10 Gift Ideas from Bicol

The season for giving…and shopping is fast approaching.  If you’re looking for unique gifts to give to your loved ones or simply want to give yourself a treat, we’ve listed some highly   recommended gift ideas sourced from all over Bicol.  Admittedly, there are more products we may have missed in this Top 10 List.  If … Continue reading

Cultural sites in the Bicol Region

In town to join the fiesta activities but want to learn more about Bicol’s rich cultural heritage?  Here are some worthwhile places to visit to soak up on the region’s past: Churches Naga Metropolitan Cathedral.  The largest church in Bicol, it was constructed in 1816 to 1831.  For many years, the Cathedral was the seat … Continue reading

Finding myself in Daet by Gina Abuyuan

IT HIT me, and hit me hard one day in the middle of lunch. Where the hell am I? When you begin to have thoughts like that, then you know it’s time to move location and change perspective–even if only temporarily. Thank God, then, for friends like painter Hermes Alegre, who–like his name suggests–is a … Continue reading

“God give us more waves!”

Confessions of a Bagasbas surfing dude   The following are excerpts from an interview with veteran surfer Cisco Sebanes on the joys of surfing in Bagasbas beach, Daet, Camarines Norte. How long have you been surfing? I’ve been Bodyboarding for 25 years. Way back 1980.I got into it because surfboards were impossible to have then, … Continue reading

Getting to and from Naga City

  Because of the excitement and publicity about the CamSur Wakebourding Complex, a lot of local tourists have been asking how to they can get to Naga. If you are taking your vehicle, the drive from Manila can be 8-10 hours via the South Express Way, going through Laguna and Quezon.   From Manila, the … Continue reading

Top 10 things to do in Bicol

Top 10 Things to do in Bicol 1.  Wakeboarding at the CamSur Watersports Complex Much has been said about this new sports facility that has seen wakeboard enthusiasts and adventurers flocking in the Provincial Capitol Compound. CWC is now the place to be seen for local celebrities as the complex hosts crowd-drawing events. However, more … Continue reading