While the whole country is aghast with the hazing incident that lead to the death of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Darwin Dormitorio, I remembered a tunnel at the back of Bicol University that also became a site for fraternity hazings. It was a Japanese-made L-shaped tunnel that was used as a stronghold during World … Continue reading The Japanese Tunnel at BU
Category: Places & Destinations
A few days ago, I visited Bataan upon an invitation of a friend. One of the areas he brought me to was the Municipality of Limay, a First Class municipality with a population of 68,071. It was, at first impression, an ordinary town somehow similar to Polangui or even Daraga both in Albay and I … Continue reading A taste of Limay, nata wara sa Albay?
One of the major factors that define the success or failure of a tourism program in an area is the transportation system. Kung pagabat an transportasyon, maski gurano kagayon kan lugar, magiging limitado sana an mga turista na mabisita diyan. Sarong ehemplo an Legazpi City na dawa ano’ng promote ni Mayor Noel Rosal asin Cong. … Continue reading Tricycle drivers and tourism in Legazpi City
When one talks of Gubat, Sorsogon, the first thing that comes to mind is Rizal Beach -- the only beach in Sorsogon located at the center of a cove and is popularly known for its fine golden sand. But that was before. Gubat has changed a lot both physically, economically, and even politically. The first … Continue reading Revisiting Gubat, Sorsogon
by Dan Pinto on Thursday, September 9, 2010 That's right. Whatever the hell happened to Kapuntukan (or, if you prefer the old Hispanized spelling, Capuntucan)? I might be betraying my age, as being too old to be considered as “out of the loop,” but it beats the hell out of me and sends my Bikol … Continue reading Whatever happened to Kapuntukan?
Beautifully Bicol FEAST WITH ME BY Stephanie Zubiri (The Philippine Star) October 17,2010 The majestic Mayon Volcano dominates the landscape. It is a paradox of nature: peaceful and pleasing to the eye with its near perfection and yet that steady stream of smoke from above its peak is a constant reminder of its fearsome wrath … Continue reading Beautifully Bicol
Masbate is known as "the wild, wild west of the Philippines" and "the poor man sitting in the pot of gold". Thanks to recent developments, the province is starting to shelve these names. Election observers for the May 2010 elections found Masbate to be relatively peaceful compared with the previous elections, and that the National … Continue reading Past Governors of Bicol – Masbate