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  • An Encounter With Toothless In Albay

    An Encounter With Toothless In Albay

    Frances Santillan has encountered "Toothless" three times, and still feels the rush of excitement.

    "Whenever I see it, I'm still amazed," the 16-year-old student of Legazpi City High School said after her latest visit to the Albay Park and Wildlife in the provincial capital.

    The public viewing of Toothless, the rare megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios), was officially launched on March 3, in time with the celebration of World Wildlife Day. The preserved 15-foot male shark was put on display in the park early last month.

    Authorities named the creature after a dragon character in "Gift ...

  • Backpacking Albay Lignon Hill Nature Park

    Backpacking Albay Lignon Hill Nature Park

    We went here on a clear day to view Mt. Mayon. You can take a jeepney from Legaspi City or Albay that is going in the direction of Daraga 2nd loop and ask the driver to stop at Ligñon Hill. From the drop-off at the main road it is only 5 minutes walking to the parking place. There you pay the environmental fee of 10 peso per person and begin to climb the steep road up the hill. It took us 15 minutes including small breaks in the shade.

    The grounds of Lignon Hill was very beautiful and everything was nicely manicured. The hill is surrounded on all sides by magnificent views and vistas that ...

  • Rediscovering Legazpi City Lignon Hill Nature Park

    Rediscovering Legazpi City Lignon Hill Nature Park

    Legazpi City is the capital of Albay province. It is often called as the City of Fun and Adventure. Why? First, the city is a land of happy people. Tourists can say how warm and welcoming the locals are. The city is also blessed with natural tourist spots which drew thousands of local and foreign visitors. Mayon Volcano is definitely the Hall of Famer when it comes to the top destination the tourists want to see but in recent years, a lot of tourism projects and developments were done hence boosting the growth of the city. One of the places you should visit whenever visiting the city is th ...

  • Legazpi City Relives Ibalong Legend

    Legazpi City Relives Ibalong Legend

    It will be a legendary celebration, quite literally, as Legazpi City relives Bicol's epic legend in Ibalong Festival this month. Now in its 20th edition, the festival is a popular recreation of a mid-19th century, 60-stanza epic poem penned by Franciscan friar Bernardino de Melendreras about the ancient civilization of Ibalong or present day Bicol region.

    Cast in the mold of the classic Greek mythology "Clash of the Titans," Ibalong tells about its three legendary heroes Baltog, Handyong and Bantong who with their Atlas like strength rid Bicolandia of beasts and helped it attain its golden ...

  • Legazpis Ibalong Festival Offers More Fun Surprises This August

    The city government here has guaranteed that the 2014 Ibalong Festival this month will be loaded with more fun and surprises.

    "I assure you that there will be more more fun, exciting adventures and big surprises as we hold the month-long celebration the 23rd Ibalong Festival," City Mayor Noel Rosal, who is also chair of the festival executive committee, told the press Wednesday.

    Ibalong Festival 2014 Schedule Of Activities

    The festival's formal opening will be on August 16 but preliminary activities like the screening of candidates for the Mutya ng Ibalong beauty pageant, which was he ...

  • Ibalong The Musical Staged In Albay

    Ibalong The Musical Staged In Albay

    As part of this city's month-long Ibalong Festival, the Tanghalang Pilipino, the theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), presented on Wednesday the first of a two-day presentation of "Ibalong the Musical" production.

    Ibalong the Musical was a hit during its presentation at the CCP's Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino Hall last Feb. 8 to Mar. 3, this year.

    The city officials led by Mayor Noel Rosal, decided to share not only with the Legazpeños but other Bicolanos, as well, the opportunity of experiencing the epic musical that relates to their ancient place.

    In t ...