Category: Prominent Bikolanos

2019 Elections: Catanduanes Provincial Candidates

Catanduanes has recently became a subject of a series of media attention from the death  of the first journalist killed under the Duterte Administration, Larry Que in 2016, to the discovery of an alleged illegal drugs laboratory and the assignment to the province of the controversial cop, Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido. The person of … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Catanduanes Provincial Candidates

2019 Elections: CamSur Provincial Candidates

Except for the Alfelors of Rinconada, the politicians in Camarines Sur filed their certificates of candidacy for the posts they were initially eyeing. This is true at least at the provincial level. The original discussions was for Peachy Alfelor to run as Vice Governor of Nonoy Andaya while Madel Gazmen will elevate herself to the … Continue reading 2019 Elections: CamSur Provincial Candidates

2019 Elections: Albay Provincial Candidates

The filing of candidacies for the 2019 elections revealed a few surprises in the Province of Albay. This is because of the events at the national level that necessitated some realignments at the local level. It should be noted that the 2019 election is a midterm election and will test the public's support for the … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Albay Provincial Candidates

2019 Elections: CamNorte Provincial Candidates

The 2019 gubernatorial elections in Camarines Norte is a rematch between incumbent Governor Edgardo Tallado and former Congresswoman Catherine Barcelona Reyes. In 2016, after battling sex scandal that caught national attention, Tallado edged out Reyes with a 2.3% vote-margin or around 5,000 votes. Will the rematch lead to Tallado's re-election? The full list of candidates … Continue reading 2019 Elections: CamNorte Provincial Candidates

An Cristianong Inchic: Simon Li Tuanqui

During the Spanish period, the Chinese are considered as second class citizens. But a number of them rose to prominence shaping Bicol Region's history and culture. Among those that ring a bell is Jose Ignacio Paua which we featured earlier -- a leader of Andres Bonifacio's Katipunan and later a mayor of Manito, Albay. Another … Continue reading An Cristianong Inchic: Simon Li Tuanqui

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

Past governors of Bicol — Catanduanes

Catanduanes was once a part of Albay. On October 26, 1945, it was emancipated from Albay and was declared an island-province by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 687. Based on records, gubernatorial elections for Catanduanes started in 1948. According to Prof. Alex De Guzman, when the island was still in transition to becoming a full-pledge … Continue reading Past governors of Bicol — Catanduanes