Camarines Sur

Caramoan Peninsula: Sabitan Laya, Lahuy, Cotivas & Guinahoan Islands

Posted on January 24, 2012

The gang strutting our stuff at Sabitan Laya, ala Survivor My travel buddy Jessica and I spent our birthday weekend with friends at Caramoan Peninsula in Camarines Sur, an anvil-shaped piece of land jutting out of southeast Luzon that fractures into numerous islands, some of them boasting karst formations akin to El Nido and Coron. This island paradise catapulted to world-wide stardom starting in 2007 as the setting of the French, Swedish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Israeli and, most recently, Indian franchiseRead More

Peñafrancia Festival: Venerating Bicol’s Grand Patroness

Posted on September 21, 2010

Every first to third week of September, the Peñafrancia Festival takes place in Naga City, the pilgrimage center in southeast Luzon’s Bicol region, where millions flock to venerate the grand patroness Our Lady of Peñafrancia for the past three centuries. This year’s Peñafrancia marks the tercentenary anniversary (1710-2010) of Bicol’s devotion to the Virgin fondly called Ina or Mother. Fluvial procession along the Naga River Pilgrims queue to venerate Our Lady at the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral Devotees flock the riverbanksRead More