Naga Metropolitan Cathedral

Naga Metropolitan CathedralThe largest church in Bicol, the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral is considered to be the mother of all cathedrals in the region. With its official name “Naga Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist”, this cathedral is one of the oldest cathedrals in the Philippines. The original structure was built near the Naga River (the location of Naga’s bustling public market) but was destroyed by a strong earthquake in the 18th century. Every September, during the Peñafrancia Fiesta, the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is transferred to the Cathedral from the Basilica Minore, the image’s home, a religious event commonly referred to as “Traslacion”. Millions of devotees all over the globe flock to Naga for the nine-day novena before the image is returned to her home via the Naga River in the Fluvial Procession. Naga Metropolitan Cathedral is Continue reading

Malabsay Falls in Naga

Malabsay Ecology Park NagaThe Malabsay Falls is a forty foot tall waterfall located on the slope of Mount Isarog in Panicuason. The Malabsay Ecology Park features swimming areas beneath the waterfalls, concrete windingstrings, foot bridges and pathways, cottages, and a plant nursery and camping ground. Located within the Mount Isarog National Park, this waterfall resembles the Pagsanjan Waterfalls, making it a very likely
tourist hotspot. You can also go over the ecology park that offers swimming areas just below the falls. There are also the foot bridges and passageways. And to provide a more
relaxing haven to tourists, cottages can be accommodated. And if you are after the excitement of the place, you can go to Continue reading

Our Lady Peñafrancia Museum in Naga

Our Lady Peñafrancia Museum NagaThe Our Lady Peñafrancia Museum in Naga is located near the banks of the Naga River, just a few steps away from the Peñafrancia Shrine. This museum is a fond tribute to the Miraculous Lady. It is a piece to get in touch with Bicol’s historico-religious tradition. Its centerpiece is the Diorrama, a tri-dimentional presentation of faith and devotion from its roots in San Martin del Castañar, Spain. Visit this museum and see for yourself the Peñafrancia Diorama, a tri-dimensional presentation of the Bicolano‘s Pilgrimage of Faith, guided and animated by our intimate devotion to Ina, Our Lady of Peñafrancia. The museum was also declared as a National Historical Landmark on September 9, 1988. From a humble vacation house of Continue reading

Museo Del Seminario Conciliar De Nueva Caceres in Naga

Museo Del Seminario Conciliar De Nueva Caceres NagaMuseu del Seminario Concillar de Nueva Caceres is located inside the University of Nueva Caceres campus in Naga City. This museum is one of the oldest outside Metro Manila and is recognized by the International Association of Museums. It houses historical artifacts of ancient Bicol, its people and culture. Marvel at the precious pre-historic and Spanish time archeological finds and ecclesiastical collection at the Museo del Seminario Conciliar de Nueva Caceres. Take a peek at galleries of rare fossils and artifacts, historical documents and the Jaime Hernandez memorabilia at the University of Nueva Caceres Museum. Trace the origin of the Bicolano‘s devotion to Ina– the regional patroness, as you visit the Diorama housed at Continue reading

Plaza Quince Martires in Naga

Plaza Quince Martires NagaPlaza Quince Martires in Naga is where a monument that honors the fifteen Martyrs of Bicol was built. It was on January 4, 1897 or barely 5 days after the National Hero – Dr. Jose P. Rizal – was executed when the 11 prisoners from Bicol were also executed on the same field in Bagumabayan (now Luneta). The four others had either died in prison due to severe torture or while in exile in the island of Fernando Poo, off the coast of Africa. The monument, which was located in the city’s Central Business District 1, was built on November 29, 1926. Continue reading

Naga City Ecology Park

Naga City Ecology ParkThe Naga City Ecology Park is a four-hectare park with an eco-walk maze and themed gardens like the Marian garden, Japanese garden, Palm garden, and Alphabet garden. This park showcases exotic flowers and trees, a topiary maze and garden, and a mini-forest. The park’s pavilions and lawns are perfect for picnics and tranquil strolls. The Malabsay Falls, Nabontolan Falls, and Panicuason Hot Springs Resort are also among the city’s best-kept secrets. Naga City in partnership with a local private corporation, the Isarog Garden Society Foundation, Inc., ventured to establish the first-of-its-kind “Eden” in the city (Naga City Ecology Park), a garden park where tourists, students, researchers, garden enthusiasts, picnickers, and the like can take a wonderful view of nature at its best. Continue reading

Peñafrancia Festival in Naga

Penafrancia Festival BicolThe feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is celebrated on the third Saturday of September in Naga City, Bicol. The feast day is preceded by a novena, nine days of prayer, in honor of the Virgin. On the first day, the image of the Virgin, a copy of the Madonna in Peñafrancia, Spain, is brought from its shrine to the Naga Cathedral where the novena is held. On the last day, the image is returned to her shrine following the Naga River route. The colorful evening procession is lit by thousands of candles from devotees in boats escorting the image. When the barge reaches its destination, the devotees shout “Viva la Virgen” Continue reading

SM City Naga Operating Hours

SM City NagaThe SM City Naga shopping mall’s regular hours of operation is daily from 10:00am in the morning until 9:00pm in the evening.

The SM City Naga includes the SM Department Store and the SM Supermarket. Other establishments at this shopping center include the  SM Appliance, Ace Hardware, Surplus Shop, Watson‘s, SM Food Court, and the SM Cinema.

Their contact telephone number is +63-054 472-0330, 472-0331, 472-0332 and 472-0333. For more information, event and cinema movie schedule, directions, location info, holiday schedule, customer service Continue reading