Casa Basilica Resort in Guinobatan

Casa Basilica Boutique Eco Resort Diversion Road San Rafael Guinobatan Albay Location Hotel Guests Rest Mayon Volcano Architecture History Distance Distance Countryside Landscape Rates Price Contact The Casa Basilica Boutique Eco-Resort is located in San Rafael, Guinobatan in Albay Province. Casa Basilisa offers guests an ideal place for the tired and weary to rest and rejuvenate. Very unassuming from the outside, it has never failed to surprise. As one foreign guest excitedly remarked on a mobile upon setting foot at the resort: “Honey, come over. I found paradise!” Mayon Volcano dominates the resort’s scenic countryside landscape. The base of this 2,421-meter active volcano is highly fractured with springs from which free-flowing waters emanate. These natural springs were harnessed to create a unique attraction that showcases Asian architecture, renewable energy such as solar, wind and biogas, and a riverbank bioengineering protection system. Continue reading

Simeon A Ola Day in Guinobatan

Simeon Ola Day Guinobatan Albay Calendar Date September Celebration Nonworking Holiday General Military Bicolano Hero Fiesta Schedule Events Parade Exhibit Revolutionary Movement Dance Parade Info Simeon A Ola Day, also simply known as Ola Day, is held annually in Guinobatan in Albay Province. Simeon A Ola Day falls on September 2 and is considered a nonworking holiday in Albay Province. September 2 is the birthday of General Simeon A Ola, a Bicolano hero during the Philippine-American War.  Simeon A Ola was born in Guinobatan, Albay, and is most known for being the last last general to surrender to American forces during the Philippine-American War. He was a student at the University of Nueva Caceres in Naga City in 1896 when he decided to give up his studies to join the local unit of the anti-American revolutionary movement in Albay. Continue reading

The Longganisa Festival in Guinobatan

Longganisa Festival Guinobatan Calendar Date Schedule August Bicol Culinary Product Celebration Fiesta Mass Church Motorcade Parade Music Sports Food Tournament Drum Competition Street Dance Concert Guinobatan hosts an annual festival in the celebration of Our Lady of Assumption, its patron saint. Until 2013, the town festival was called “Arandurugan Festival.” Held annually in August, Guinobatan now celebrates the Longganisa Festival, named after the local product listed under the Department of Trade and Industry’s “One Town, One Product” program. The aim of the Guinobatan Longganisa Festival is to promote Longganisa de Guinobatan as one of Bicol’s culinary delicacies. The annual celebration starts with a mass at the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Guinobatan, followed by a motorcade. In the past, activities including music, food, sports tournaments, drum and lyre competitions, street dances, concerts highlight the festival. Also the longganisa culinarian is showcased to show the region’s Continue reading

Arandurugan Festival in Guinobatan

Arandurugan Festival AlbayThe Arandurugan Festival is held every August in Guinobatan, Albay Province. Arandurugan festival which means “tarabangan or pagtutulungan” is the celebration of the cooperation, unity, association, collaboration and the harmonious co-action of the people in the municipality. This is also the feast celebration of Our Lady of the Assumption- the Patroness Saint. It was indeed a double celebration for the Guionobatenos. This is a way to give thanks for the bountiful lands and for the continuous blessings being showered to the people of Guinobatan. Continue reading