Tag: Bicolano Figures

Pading Romy: An Pagpadaba ni Lola

Ever since Facebook (FB) has invaded the Net, the world became a smaller place. O siguro tama lang su kantang "It's a small world after all". Dakul na kaya an nagkakasurumpungan asin nagkakabiristuhan. Saro sa mga nasumpungan ko digdi asin nabisto at least virtually, iyo si Pading Romy. Yugon mo yun? For the Albayanos and … Continue reading Pading Romy: An Pagpadaba ni Lola

Family Tree of the Imperials: A Work in Progress

Many are kept in suspense for the family tree of the Imperials in Albay. Apologies for that. Hinahalat ko pa kaya su inputs kan ibang miyembro kan Imperial Clan who promised to share what they know. But while we are still waiting for inputs, below is a work in progress copy of the family tree. … Continue reading Family Tree of the Imperials: A Work in Progress

Mayor Jesse Robredo in the DILG

After a long wait, former Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo now sits as the Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Marurumduman na an puwesto pinag-iinteresan man ni Vice President Jejomar Binay. According to the DILG website, Robredo's qualifications include the following: Sec. Robredo is a multi-awarded local chief executive of Naga … Continue reading Mayor Jesse Robredo in the DILG

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)

The “An Daya” Highway

Because of the elections, I was in Bicol almost every other week.  I used to travel by southroad as it's both convenient and relaxing. It's a bit expensive, though, especially if one considers gas and the toll fees. Maray sana ta dai pa nag-implementar kan 300% SLEX toll fee increase kan mga nakaaging bulan kundi … Continue reading The “An Daya” Highway

Southroad

There are three ways to reach Bicol Region: By air, by sea, and by land. There are also three ways to travel by land: By train (which is currently being rehabilitated), by commuting, and, well yes, by South Road. The term "south road" never dawned on me until a revered consultant and former NEDA Director, … Continue reading Southroad

CamSur elections: A Double Whammy for the Alfelors

The recently concluded elections brought a double whammy to the Alfelor Clan, one of the major political forces in Camarines Sur. Felix "Nancing" Alfelor, Jr., lost his bid for provincial governor while his brother, and Emmanuel "Manny" Alfelor Sr., failed to catch the congressional seat by a very narrow margin. Hence the question: Where did … Continue reading CamSur elections: A Double Whammy for the Alfelors