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


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