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Queen City of Bicol

The brighter you are,
the more you have to learn.
– Don Herold


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My Hometown

  • Naga City is known as the Queen City of Bicol and as the Heart of Bicol
  • Spanish: Ciudad de Naga
  • Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the Patroness of Bicol.

Best Bicolano Foods:


  • Pinangat, sinapot, kinunot, natong, toasted siopao and kinalas.

Tourist Spot Attractions:

Viva La Virgen De Peñafrancia


What To Visit:


  • Naga City Ecology Park, Peñafrancia Basilica Minore, Porta Mariae, Naga Metropolitan Cathedral and Plaza Rizal, Holy Rosary Seminary, Universidad de Santa Isabel, Ateneo de Naga University, Our Lady of Peñafrancia Shrine, Malabsay Falls, Naga City Hall, Carmelite Monastery, Peñafrancia Festival and more.

Shopping Malls:


  • SM City Naga, Nagaland E-Mall, Robinsons Place Naga, The Avenue Square, Westpark Center, the Night Plaza and more.

Art:


The Naga City Art Gallery and The Mariel Daculoo’s Art Gallery

Basic Phrases:


  • Beautiful: Magayon
  • Delicious: Masiramon!
  • Thank you. : Dios mabalos po.
  • Excuse me. : Tabi po.
  • How much? : Gurano po?
  • Can I get a discount? : May inâ pa?
  • What is this / that? : Ano po ini / iyan?

Transportation/ How to get there:


  • By Airplane – 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • By Land:
    Bus: 8 hours ride/11 hours traffic from Manila
    Train: 10 hours
    Car / Jeep: It depends, stop/go, sightseeing, food lovers and more.

Go to school?


Where to Stay:


Naga Pilgrims Hotel, The Avenue Plaza Hotel, Villa Caceres Hotel and The ADC Hotel.

Holy Week 2021

 

Updated!

The Feast Mass from home online. The palm branch is a symbol of victory, triumph, peace and eternal life.

Schedule: Sunday 8:00 AM-11:00 AM with Mass and Worship.
Subscribe: Feast TV

Where to watch on Netflix and YouTube :

  • His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church to visit in Manila (MOA and EDSA route) from January 15 to 19, 2015
  • Not Afraid Holy Week Retreat. To give: www.feast.ph/holyweekretreat
  • Rite of the washing of feet during the Holy Thursday Mass
  • Good Friday: Seven last words of Jesus on the cross, with hymns, prayers, and short sermons.
  • Movies: A.D. Kingdom and Empire, Paul, Apostle of Christ and The Gospel of John
  • Relaxing Walker: Jerusalem
  • Biyahe ni Drew: Holy Land o Israel, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Jericho at Dead Sea

Here are the important dates:

  • Ash Wednesday falls on February 17, 2021
  • Lent takes place from Wednesday, February 17, to Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Palm Sunday: 28 March, 2021. The first day of Holy Week.
  • Holy Week : 28 March – 3 April, 2021
  • Easter takes place on Sunday, April 4, 2021

When does Visita Iglesia start?
Either on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.

Visita Iglesia – Best Seven Churches Visitation
Filipino Catholics vow to visit seven churches.

  1. Villa San Miguel (Formerly Archbishop’s Palace) – Wedding
  2. The Ateneo de Naga Chapel
  3. San Francisco Church
  4. Basilica of Our Lady of Peñafrancia
  5. Naga Metropolitan Cathedral
  6. Basilica Minore de San Sebastian
  7. Immaculate Conception Parish

View More: RAOK | Basics of Faith

Travel Guide for Filipinos: Curfew Hours, Safety, Simbang Gabi 2020

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  • Mask Storage Box
  • Mask Case with Mirror
  • Spray Bottle

Update:

  • Know the rules and regulations. View More: IATF Resolutions
  • Metro Manila or the National Capital Region (NCR) will remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until December 31.

Curfew:

  • Metro Manila be shortened from the current 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Simbang Gabi to 12 a.m. to 3 a.m

Non-essential Foreign Travel for Filipinos
will be allowed starting October 21

Must meet the following requirements:

  • Confirmed roundtrip ticket
  • Travel and health insurance for those traveling on tourist visas
  • Sign an immigration.
  • Present a negative antigen result taken within 24 hours before departure, subject to the Department of Health (DoH) guidelines.

Safety Protocol

  • Wear your face mask and face shield
  • Use rubbing alcohol
  • Social Distancing 2 meter / 6ft
  • Checking of body temperature is mandatory upon entry to shopping mall, office, restaurant and more.

Beauty safety

  • Wash your hands before you use the product.
  • Do not share makeup.
  • Touching or handling frequently touched objects or surfaces, such as cash, merchandise.

MRT and LRT

  • Open: 5:30 a.m.
  • Last Trip:
    MRT North Avenue Station will have its last trip at 9:10 p.m.
    Last trip from Taft Avenue will be at 10:11 p.m

Airplane New Travel Guidelines

  • Thermal scans are done at ticket offices.
  • “No mask no entry” policy for all visitors.
  • Only small personal items up to 7kg allowed for carry-on.

Please arrive early at the airport.
– 4 hours prior departure from Manila (International flights)
– 3 hours prior to departure from Manila (Domestic) and other airports

Provincial Bus

  • Online ticket purchase
  • Travel pass issued by the PNP from their origin
  • A valid identification card
  • Required by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the LGU concerned.
  • Passengers are also required to bring a written consent that they agree to undergo COVID-19 testing or quarantine at the terminal.

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