Category: Prominent Bikolanos

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

The Asuncions of Bulan, Sorsogon

When I started my work on the Imperials of Albay, many encouraged me to write also on a number of local clans and families. These include the Maronillas who, apparently, are our distant relatives by affinity. But while research works like these are interesting, the availability of resources are not. But the members of the … Continue reading The Asuncions of Bulan, Sorsogon

Ramon Santos and the Bikolano Martyrs of 1896

One of the highly commented articles here in Biklish is the Past Governors of Bicol (though that, actually, discusses only the governors of Albay).  At the end of the article is a wish (or hope) that one day, we can come up also with the basic biographies of said governors. Luckily, we have Netizens and … Continue reading Ramon Santos and the Bikolano Martyrs of 1896

The Imperials in Bicol History (Last of the Series)

In the early part of 2008, I wrote a paper for the Institute for Popular Democracy (which I also presented in the PPSA) on the decline of the Imperials of Albay Province. The paper concludes that if the clan will not reinvent itself and if the members of the clan's later generation will not step … Continue reading The Imperials in Bicol History (Last of the Series)

Daraga Mayor Jaucian extends sympathies to Cong. Imperial’s family

Former Daraga Municipal Mayor and 2010 mayoral candidate, Gerry R. Jaucian, extended his sympathies to the family and relatives of the late Cong. Carlos "Papay" Imperial last Monday, April 12. Imperial died after battling with pneumonia and other complications at Medical City Hospital last April 11. In the recollection of Mayor Jaucian, Cong. Imperial is … Continue reading Daraga Mayor Jaucian extends sympathies to Cong. Imperial’s family

Gubernatorial contenders for Bicol

Letters are flooding my e-mail: Nata daa ta wara na ki bagong entry? It's been a while, indeed. Pero para makabawi, let's have a round up of the gubernatorial contenders for the 2010 elections as a starter. Albay Joey Salceda -- Lakas-KAMPI CMD Linda Montayre -- KKK Marcelino Cortes -- PGRP Expected winner si Salceda. … Continue reading Gubernatorial contenders for Bicol

The Imperials in Bicol History (Part III)

[2G: The Generation ... con't] Seeing their cousins perform well in politics, the sons of David and Elias also tried to make their respective names in the province. The first of these is Felix, the son of Elias, who vied for a Congressional post in the Second District of Albay in 1919, and the other … Continue reading The Imperials in Bicol History (Part III)