Category: Prominent Bikolanos

The 15 Bicolano martyrs

This day in Bikol history, on January 4, 1897, eleven patriots from the Bicol Region were executed in Luneta after having been accused of cooperating with the Katipunan during the Philippine Revolution against Spain. They are among the "Quince Martires del Bicolandia".  The other four of the fifteen either died in exile and a fourth … Continue reading The 15 Bicolano martyrs

UST-Legazpi grad tops 2019 bar exam, another ranks 3rd

Two University of Santo Tomas (UST) - Legazpi law graduates made it to the top 10 of the 2019 Bar Examinations -- one ranking first and the other ranking third. The bar topnotcher, Mae Diane Azores got 91.049% while the third placer, Myra M. Baranda got 88.33%. The complete list of top 10 bar examiners … Continue reading UST-Legazpi grad tops 2019 bar exam, another ranks 3rd

Migz beats Nonoy Andaya in CamSur’s top post

Miguel "Migz" Villafuerte came up with a narrow margin in the Camarines Sur's governatorial race beating Rolando "Nonoy" Andaya Jr., with barely 8,000 votes. The third candidate, Bishop Buenaflor of the PDDS barely scored with 5,592 votes. Migz is with the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) while Andaya is with the Nationalist Peoples' Coalition … Continue reading Migz beats Nonoy Andaya in CamSur’s top post

Book Review: Old Family Trees of Albay Province

“When you have a question, just ask the Internet” This is the common advice to researchers and students alike. But the Internet can only give you as much as what people share. Kaya kan ginigibo ko su research ko manungod sa mga Imperial kan Albay para sa nagkapirang academic and work-related presentations, garo ako nagsusurok … Continue reading Book Review: Old Family Trees of Albay Province

2019 Elections: CamSur Congressional Candidates

Is the Camarines Sur 2019 Congressional election following a plot in the Game of Thrones? The Andaya Clan has fielded Marissa Andaya and Maribel Andaya-Eusebio under the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) banner in the First and Second Districts, respectively. Marissa will replace the third-termer Nonoy while Maribel is challenging Luis Raymund Villafuerte. Luis was the … Continue reading 2019 Elections: CamSur Congressional Candidates

2019 Elections: Daraga, Albay Candidates

The murder of Ako Bicol Congressman and Daraga, Albay mayoralty candidate, Rodel Batocabe, puts Albay in a hotspot. Observers and voters alike are asking what will happen next now that Batocabe is gone and how come the municipality has come to this. Prior to the death of Batocabe, the mayoralty race was seen as three-cornered … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Daraga, Albay Candidates

2019 Elections: Albay Congressional Candidates

Will incumbency advantage play in Albay's First and Second Congressional Districts this 2019 midterm elections? It may be easy to jump into  conclusion as Congressmen Edcel Lagman of Liberal Party (LP) and Joey Salced, a who now hopped to the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), both have no strong contenders. Lagman is being challenged … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Albay Congressional Candidates