Category: Prominent Bikolanos

Oldest Filipino is an Uragon

Do you know that the oldest Filipino is a Bicolana? She is from Tamboon, Viga, Catanduanes and was born on 21 October 1851. Yes, she experienced the last few decades of Spanish rule on to the American and Japanese periods, and the Marcos Regime. Her name is Doña Petronila T. Briones-Opol who lived to the … Continue reading Oldest Filipino is an Uragon

Father Joaquin Bernas, 88, uragon

The Ateneo de Manila University confirmed today, March 6, the death of Father Joaquin Bernas, SJ, a Bicolano from Baao, Camarines Sur. Father Joaquin Bernas, SJ Father Bernas is a Jesuit, priest, constitutionalIst, lawyer and law professor, bar topnotcher, prolific author and columnist, academic leader, Church leader as Jesuit Provincial, and anti-dictatorship fighter being one … Continue reading Father Joaquin Bernas, 88, uragon

Bicol: A treasure trove of talents (Performing Arts)

Sabi ninda, pobre ang Bicolandia. mala ta pirming kaiba ini pirmi sa "Top 5 Poorest Regions in the Philippines". Sabi ko man, depende kung ano an lente na gagamiton. Kung kuwarta asin ekonomiya, pobre talaga ang Bicol pero kung arte asin musika, mayaman kita diyan. Indeed, Bicol Region was able to produce names in the … Continue reading Bicol: A treasure trove of talents (Performing Arts)

Senator Vic Ziga, Uragon

One of the Bicolano Senators voted at-large is Victor Ziga who served the Philippine Senate from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1992. He authored and co-authored at least 295 bills and resolutions with local and national significance some of which were passed into law. Included in the legislations that he passed are: the law … Continue reading Senator Vic Ziga, Uragon

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