Tag: Bicol History

Albay mourns: Political patriarch Papay Imperial dies, 79

LEGAZPI CITY --- Albay province is mourning the death of former Albay second district representative Carlos “Papay” Imperial, at about 9:30 am Sunday of Pneumonia complications at the Medical City Hospital in Pasig City. He was 79 years old. Imperial was rushed to Manila for medical check up  before the Holy Week and was confined … Continue reading Albay mourns: Political patriarch Papay Imperial dies, 79


Congressional Candidates — Catanduanes

Unlike the Camarines Provinces, Catanduanes did not benefit from the congressional district boom. As of 2007 census kaya, 232,757 lang an populasyon kan island-province. For 2010 elections, there are four congressional candidates in Catanduanes and these are the following: SANCHEZ , MANUEL LUIS SANTELICES -- Independent SARMIENTO, CESAR VERGARA -- LP VERCELES, LEANDRO JR . … Continue reading Congressional Candidates — Catanduanes

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)

The Imperials in Bicol History (Part I)

The phrase "Imperial of Albay" is usually associated with the terms "politicians", "political clan", "powerholders", "patrons"  and the like. In most cases, the association extends to something negative as the politicians from the Imperial clan are being blamed for the misfits of the province either because of sheer ignorance, pure hatred, or even jealousy. But … Continue reading The Imperials in Bicol History (Part I)

History malnourished

Among the most visited post in this blog is the article "Past Governors of Bicol". Some even dropped comments one of which goes: O wait, but there isn’t any initiative to learn more about Bicol’s past leaders, is there? According to former UP President Dodong Nemenzo: The problem with our contemporary history is that it … Continue reading History malnourished

Jose Ignacio Paua, Uragon

Apart from Russia and Georgia, China is also making headlines the past few days. The land of Yao Ming and Jackie Chan hosts the Olympics, that's why. But more than sports, China is also the talk of the world for its computer generated fireworks and lip synch during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics at … Continue reading Jose Ignacio Paua, Uragon

Bicol History: In search of the Imperials

Next week, I will be presenting in the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) convention in Dumguete City my research on the decline of the Imperials, a political clan in the Province of Albay. To validate and substantiate the documents I currently have, I spent almost two days surfing as to what the Net has to … Continue reading Bicol History: In search of the Imperials