Category: Places & Destinations

The Japanese Tunnel at BU

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

Beautifully Bicol

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

Past Governors of Bicol – Masbate

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