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Past Governors of Bicol - Masbate

Masbate is known as “the wild, wild west of the Philippines” and “the poor man sitting in the pot of gold”. Thanks to recent developments, the province is starting to shelve these names. 271 more words


Past governors of Bicol — Catanduanes

Catanduanes was once a part of Albay. On October 26, 1945, it was emancipated from Albay and was declared an island-province by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 156 more words


The Imperials in Bicol History (Last of the Series)

In the early part of 2008, I wrote a paper for the Institute for Popular Democracy (which I also presented in the PPSA) on the decline of the Imperials of Albay Province. 1,283 more words

Bicolano Figures

The “An Daya” Highway

Because of the elections, I was in Bicol almost every other week.  I used to travel by southroad as it’s both convenient and relaxing. It’s a bit expensive, though, especially if one considers gas and the toll fees. 343 more words

Current Events

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. 615 more words


Will Noynoy bag the Bicol vote?

If there is a best word to describe the way politics and elections is handled in the Philippines, it would be “tantiya”. The reasons include the facts that Filipino politics is personality-based, and statistics seem to be an alien subject even among political analysts. 3,058 more words


Gubernatorial election results in Bicol

Except for Camarines Norte where results are still unavailable, Bicol has two new governors — Rizalina Seachon Lanete of Masbate, and Raul Lee of Sorsogon. Albay’s Joey Salceda, Camarines Sur’s L-Ray Villafuerte, and Catanduanes’s Joseph Cua were all re-elected. 204 more words