Category: Current Events

Catanduanes Travel Guidelines (March 2021)

Traveling to Catanduanes, the Land of the Howling Winds? Before you book your tickets, please check the following requirements for a hassle-free trip.  The Province of Catanduanes is in Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) status from March 1-31, 2021. Inbound and outbound travels are allowed. In general, the Provincial Government does not anymore require the mandatory 14-day … Continue reading Catanduanes Travel Guidelines (March 2021)

Masbate Travel Guidelines (March 2021)

Traveling to Masbate? In addition to ensuring that your address is accurate and complete -- that is, it includes the barangay where you reside -- please check the following requirements before you book your tickets. The Province of Camarines Sur is in Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) status from March 1-31, 2021. Inbound and outbound travels … Continue reading Masbate Travel Guidelines (March 2021)

CamSur Travel Guidelines (March 2021)

Traveling to Camarines Sur? Before you book your tickets, please check the following requirements for a hassle-free trip. The Province of Camarines Sur is in Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) status from March 1-31, 2021. Inbound and outbound travels are allowed. Note, however, that there may be multiple travel requirements for each destination at sub-provincial levels which … Continue reading CamSur Travel Guidelines (March 2021)

Bicol: A treasure trove of literary talents

The Bicol Region has a long history of publication and writing even in Bikol language. Even though the Spaniards burned proofs of Bikolano writing, the region was still able to preserve some of the oldest published materials including the two literary magazines "Sanghiran nin Bikol" and "Bikolnon" which dates back as early as 1880. This … Continue reading Bicol: A treasure trove of literary talents

Alto Pawnshop, a pioneer in the country’s pawnshop industry

Do you know that the second oldest pawnshop in the country is founded in Daraga, Albay? Alto Pawnshop, owned by Silvestre and Adelfa Alacala, was established in Daraga, Albay in 1959. It was founded to serve individuals and small businessmen who cannot, or find it difficult, to borrow money from banks. Alto Pawnshop continues to … Continue reading Alto Pawnshop, a pioneer in the country’s pawnshop industry

The agonizing wait

By Atty. Dan Adan When will this stop? This tempest rattling tin sheets Slamming roofs with sudden gusts Dumping rains Making rivers everywhere Where will they sleep? Those children rescued from the floods Grandparents too weak to fend for themselves Even able-bodied men shiver Rain-soaked and cold Even as we close our eyesOur ears are … Continue reading The agonizing wait

Here, Where I Stand

By Chito L. Aguilar Here were rice fields fed by the rainCaressed by sunshine, whose grainsWere so golden upon harvest time Here were vegetable farms enrichedBy volcanic soil, tended by familiesWith stalwart hands till harvest time For generations, folks tilled this landNear the foot of the volcano, sourceOf their income every harvest time Here was … Continue reading Here, Where I Stand