Tag: Iriga City

2019 Elections: Iriga City, CamSur Candidates

The mayoralty race in Iriga City is a rematch between cousins Mayor Madel Alfelor and Emmanuel Alfelor Jr. Madel is running under Liberal Party just like in 2016 while Emmanuel is under Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) after hopping from the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Madel's running mate is incumbent Vice Mayor Jose … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Iriga City, CamSur Candidates

Candidates for the 2016 Iriga City Elections

MAYOR ALFELOR, EMMANUEL JR. (UNA) ALFELOR-GAZMEN, MADEL (LP) BADONG, RODRIGO (IND) BOTOR, RHODERICK (IND) VICE-MAYOR ALFELOR, AVELINO JR. (UNA) OROLFO, ROSELLER (IND) VILLANUEVA, JOSE JR. (LP) COUNCILORS ABONITE, JESSIE (LP) ALFELOR, KING (UNA) AUDAL, SANTOS JR. (LP) BAGACINA, JOSE (IND) BELLEZA, PEDRO JR. (UNA) BERIÑA, FREDDIE BOY (LP) COLARINA, JULY (UNA) ESPIRITU, RUDITO JR. (NP) … Continue reading Candidates for the 2016 Iriga City Elections

A break, at last!

Since January, work was heavy. Dakul nagtataram: Maray pa ngaya an trabaho mo pa-easy-easy lang. I smiled and murmured to myself: Kung aram mo lang. It was seven months. Pero pagmate ko, it was seven decades. Lalo pa kung maagi ka sa mauntog na dinayang highway asin mamrublema sa traffic sa Legazpi o kaya mapagalan … Continue reading A break, at last!

Iriga City: Inch by inch towards development

Slowly but surely. This could be the best description one can give on the development efforts of Iriga City's local government unit headed by Mayor Madel Alfelor-Gazmen. Looking for an historical note on Iriga, I found Frank Penones's article Iriga's Colonial Economy. Frank narrated how Iriga's economy started from purely agriculture-based economy such as growing … Continue reading Iriga City: Inch by inch towards development

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

Mt. Iriga and its other names

Shakespeare once said: A rose by any name would smell as sweet. Siguro arog man kaan an bulod. A mountain by any name would look majestic just the same. Like Mt. Iriga which is the name I call the mountain at the city in Rinconada. Dai ko kaya aram an ngaran so I called it … Continue reading Mt. Iriga and its other names

A dish called “Kinalas”

The Iriga City visit is still fresh on my mind as until now I am still dreaming of eating "Kinalas". It's one of those things I missed in the city, a weird dish unique to Iriga. The last time I ate one was in 2004. So what is "kinalas"? It's actually a combination of a … Continue reading A dish called “Kinalas”