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

Hidden Treasures of Catanduanes

Posted on May 5, 2009

The following article is an unedited version of a commissioned feature I wrote for this month’s issue of SMILE, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air. You may browse the magazine online at Sun and rain battled for undivided attention, as I looked out from the observatory tower of the PAG-ASA Weather Station—a structure that curiously looked like something out of The Jetsons—desolately perched above the rolling rainforest of the island’s foggy mountain range. In a matter of minutesRead More

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