Archive for the ‘Dan Daz Legaspi City’ Category

International Literacy Day: education opens the golden door

September 9, 2008

Bilang mga bata, tayo’s pag-asa ng mundo, bilang kabataan tayo’y realidad.”

“Como mga aki, kita esperanza nin kinaban, como mga jovenes kita an realidad.”

“De ninos somos la esperanza del mundo; de jovenes una realidad.”

As children we are the hope of the world; as youth we are a reality.

–Revisita Maryknoll(09/08 Vol.29, #7)

On a wonderful day, UP Ibalon’s Dan Daz, an artistic photographer of Legazpi City, Philippines takes this picture in a feeding center in Rapu-Rapu, Albay of an innocent child who’s among the hopes of our country. Poverty can be an obstacle to literacy, but nurturing brings hope. What does she want to be in the future? Education transforms and opens the golden door.(International Literacy Day, September 8, 2008) Photo Credits: Dan Daz; JunCruznaLigas;


UP Ibalon Bicol Fellowship on 08/08/08

August 7, 2008

Dr. Andy Gimpaya and Ibalonians in Bicol are inviting members to come for a gathering in Naga City, Philippines at Bob Marlin’s, 8 p.m., on 08/08/08. The auspicious date offers new opportunities to have a little fun and strengthen the bonds among members.

Exciting personalities like Ate May (Dr. May Magdalene V. Yorobe,) Jun Olin, Ann Mariano, Totoy Badiola, Melissa Sieglinde E. Borromeo-Bulaong, Dulce D. Bernardo, Carmela Magpantay, Dan Daz, Edna Fatima Balaquiao et al are expected to attend. The occasion will provide the group a chance to plan its projects in the future. Contacts: Andy: 09196041633; Ann: 0927006705; Totoy: 09178210315 =0=

Magayon Festival 2008 Update

April 18, 2008

by Dan Daz

Magayon Festival is first and foremost a celebration of the people of Albay as a community. This tradition articulates and affirms our identity as Albayanos. – Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda during the opening of the Magayon Festival last April 1, 2008.

Banners of the Magayon Festival ’08 proudly displayed during the opening of the festival last April 1, 2008.

Float of the Municipality of Malinao passes by the Albay Provincial Capitol Building during the Karwahe nin Paglaom, Karwahe ni Magayon float competition on opening day.

Float no. 12 of the City of Legazpi won third prize in the Karwahe nin Paglaom, Karwahe ni Magayon float competition. First prize went to the Municipality of Polangui while second place went to Sto. Domingo.

Members of a rondalla group onboard the Sto. Domingo float which won second in the float competiton.

Students of Bagtang Elementary School doing their routine in the Drum and Bugle Competition and winning first place in the said competition.

Children enjoying the ringside view of the Drum and Bugle Competition held on opening day of the Magayon Festival ’08.

One of many participants of the Drum and Bugle Competition doing their number at the Penaranda Park in front of the Capitol building in Legazpi City. First place went to Bagtang Elementary School (Daraga, Albay), second place went to the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (Legazpi City) while third place went to Tabaco North Elementary School.

As part of the celebration of the Magayon Festival ’08, on exhibit at the Albay Capitol Building lobby are various handicraft items which were made by skilled craftsmen of Albay province.

Also on display at the Albay Capitol Building lobby is the photo exhibit dubbed “War of Our Fathers” sponsored by the Philippine Veterans Bank. The exhibit shows the brave and gallant stand of the Filipino and American forces against the invading Japanese forces during world war II. The next photo shows actual vintage Thompson caliber .50 ammunitions and vintage mortars used during the second world war.

Festival Highlights:

Magayon Festival of Festivals Showdown 2008

One of the highlight activities is the “Magayon Festival of Festivals Showdown 2008”, a regionwide street dancing competition that will feature the various festivals from the region’s six provinces and six cities. The Magayon Street Dancing competition will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 3 pm at the Penaranda Park just in front of the Albay Provincial Capitol Building in Legazpi City. Big cash prizes will be awarded to the winners: First prize-P300,000, second prize- P200,000 and third prize- P100,000. In addition, there will be special awards as follows: Best in Street Dancing (moving choreographer)- P50,000; Best in Costume- P50,000; Best in Festival Legend Showdown: First Prize- P100,000, Second Prize-P75,000, Third Prize-P50,000; Best in moving choreography-P10,000, Best in Costume-P10,000. The Provincial Government has allocated P10 M for the operating fund of the festival.

Mutya ng Magayon 2008

The search committee of the Magayon Festival 2008 and the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office have finalized the 20 official candidates for the Mutya ng Magayon. The selection of the final candidates was made by a panel of judges last March 14 at the Concourse Convention Center in Legazpi City.

The 20 official candidates came from Daraga, Albay (2); Camalig, Albay (1); Legazpi City (5); Naga City (2); Sorsogon City (1); Daet CN (2); Iriga City (1); Polangui, Albay (1); Sto. Domigo, Albay (1); Tabaco City (2); Tiwi, Albay (1); and Bulan, Sorsogon (1).

The Beauty pageant and Coronation Night will be held on Friday, April 25, 2008 starting at 7 pm at the Albay Astrodome. Admission is free. The winner of the Mutya ng Magayon will receive P100,000 cash + trophy, bouquet and sash; First Runner-up- P75,000, trophy, bouquet and sash; Second Runner-up- P50,000, trophy, bouquet and sash. Special Major Award for Magayon Festival Tourism- P30,000, trophy, bouquet and sash which is open for Albay candidates only. Minor Awards: Miss Talent- P5,000, trophy, bouquet and sash; Miss Photogenic/ Miss Congeniality/ Miss Telegenic will each receive – P3,000, trophy, bouquet and sash; Best in Production number/ Best in Swimsuit/ Best in Terno will each receive-P3,000, trophy, bouquet and sash. The best in terno designer will receive P30,000 plus trophy while the first runner-up and the second runner-up will receive P25,000 and P20,000 respectively.

Centers of Commerce in Albay Still Inundated – Photos by Dan Daz

March 13, 2008

Wet or flooded highway to and from Legaspi City

Somewhere in Culiat, Daraga Albay

Typical house in the midst of flooded areas

Right in the heart of Legaspi City – Peñaranda Corner Lakandula Sts.

Bicol University Campus

Legaspi City Flood – Photos by Dan Daz

March 2, 2008