Category: Prominent Bikolanos

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

2019 Election: Sorsogon Provincial Candidates

A political reconfiguration is happening in Sorsogon province. National figure, Senator Chiz Escudero, filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for governor under the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) while the Lees who used to control the province are seeking other posts. Nine candidates, including Escudero, filed COCs for governor five of whom are independent candidates. Many … Continue reading 2019 Election: Sorsogon Provincial Candidates

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