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Naga to re-stage bike fest in clean air month celebration

Lady bikers procure their favorite bicycle accessories and parts at a bike store which was set up at the City Hall grounds during last year’s bike fest that conducted every year in celebration of the National Clean Air Month which falls in the month of November.  JBN file photo

By Jason B. Neola

NAGA CITY — Around 500 bicycle riders will zoom their way in a solidarity ride via the city’s on and off roads to promote Naga as bicycle-friendly city while drumming up support to the local government’s environment-friendly initiatives that are defined under Republic Act 8749 known as the Clean Air Act of 1999.

The event, which will be participated in by different bike groups and enthusiasts in this city including barangay officials and volunteers, City Hall employees and officials, will be conducted on November 12, this year, when the city celebrates the National Clean Air Month.

First Lady Farah R. Bongat, chairperson of the 2016 Naga City Bike Festival, said the bike fest is a sporty strategy of the city government to promote biking as one mode of transportation, a healthy way of achieving physical fitness and as an outdoor fun and recreation.

City keeps eye vs stray dogs, hot meat, illegal vendors

By Jason B. Neola

NAGA CITY — This pilgrim city since last week began identifying roads and parcels of lots where ambulant vendors coming from outside of the city will be allowed to display and sell their wares.

The effort is being undertaken to prevent them from occupying areas that, if not given appropriate action, would affect the flow of any civic or religious activity that forms part the grand celebration of the annual Peñafrancia fiesta.

Considered as Bicolandia’s biggest annual regional event, this year’s Penafrancia festivities will be held from September 1-22. It is believed to surpass the volume of guests, pilgrims and devotees that it had last year as it was traditionally observed that the number of guests increases every year. Police calculated a crowd estimate of 2.5 million people coming to the city this year.

  • September 9th 2016
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Albay lass is Miss Bicolandia 2016!

By Jason B. Neola

Jian Cayla Salazar of Guinobatan, Albay is Miss Bicolandia 2016

THIS year’s Ms. Bicolandia is a pretty maiden of 23 summers from Guinobatan, Albay whose good looks easily captured the approval of the jampacked crowd and the 9-person Board of Judges during the glittering coronation night at Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum Wednesday night, September 7, this year.

Jian Cayla Salazar, a medical student, shone the brightest among the 19 other candidates who vied for the most coveted Ms. Bicolandia title in the region’s most prestigious beauty competition.

Jian’s rise to fame wasn’t that quick and easy, however. She first had to conquer the ramp in 2013 to be crowned Mutya ng Ibalong during that year. A year later, she was proclaimed Mutya ng Polangui and coasted as 1st Runner-Up during that same year’s search for Ms. Bicolandia. This makes not her first time to vie for the crown in this pageant which has been conceded to be the longest running beauty and brain competition in the region, here in Naga which has been dubbed as the Heart of Bicolandia.