By: 
Andy Gimpaya
Date: 
Friday, August 15th, 2008
Andy PresntationThe UP Ibalon Bicol headed by Butch Robredo met at Bob Marlin's in Naga City, Philippines on August 8, 2008 to unveil its improved, user-friendly site: www.upibalon.com developed by Dr. Andy Gimpaya.

The presentation of the new website took place as the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics went on.

By: 
Totie Mesia
Date: 
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
Erlinda Requejo-ArellanoAs the Bicol National Association of America (BNAA) gears for its July national convention in New York City this year, I can
By: 
Totie Mesia
Date: 
Friday, February 6th, 2009
Miriam SantiagoI hope Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile was correct when he said that Sen. Miriam D. Santiago needed an indefinite leave from her legislative work because of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS.) I don't know if what he meant coincided with what we know of the disease.
By: 
Andy Gimpaya
Date: 
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
SM City Naga Inside ViewLast night, I had to buy a phone gadget in a hurry. It was eight in the evening and I had to look for a store to buy it. And look what I found---SM City Naga! The gadget I needed was right there at SM Appliances---all options and various models available at Manila prices.
By: 
Andy Gimpaya
Date: 
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
In his Inquirer column, Amando Doronila argues that US President-elect Barack Obama is "no friend to the Philippines" because Obama snubbed President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's congratulatory call.

Amando Doronila is wrong. Since when did we equate Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with the Philippines? Certainly, Gloria as an unpopular leader comes strong in Barack Obama's radar. Joc Joc Bolante's trial in Chicago, put in spotlight by very vocal anti-Gloria protesters outside the courthouse, was too scandalous to escape Obama's attention. Even US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is no fan of the sitting Philippine leader. Gloria's misconducts are also all over the Web.
By: 
Andy Gimpaya
Date: 
Saturday, February 7th, 2009
Penny and MonteroThe Physicians for Peace gave out free wheelchairs to pre-screened indigents in Naga City. UP Ibalon Bicol was a partner in this project and may act as conduit for future donations by the Physicians for Peace, an international charity organization headed by a Fil-American, Dr. Juan Montero.

This partnership of the UP Ibalon and the Physicians for Peace came as a result of the efforts of Dr. Josephine (Jenny) Robredo-Bundoc, a UP Ibalon alumna

By: 
Ann Mariano
Date: 
Friday, February 6th, 2009
UP IbalonOn Thursday February 5, 2009, the wheelchair and prosthetics project spearheaded by Ibalonians Dr. Josephine (Penny) R. Bundoc and Jose (Butch) Robredo pulled through in Naga City with the participation of the Physicians for Peace, the city government, and the Rotary Club.
By: 
Totie Mesia
Date: 
Sunday, June 15th, 2008
UPCAT Review Ten public and 9 private high schools around Naga City sent their high school seniors to UP Ibalon Bicol's UP Orientation-UPCAT Review held at Fernando Hall, Plaza Medica, Naga City, last Saturday, June 14, 2008.
Date: 
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
Yellow BikeHe was always Awil to those who knew him since he was a boy who ran around in his birthday suit, his face often caked with m
By: 
Totie Mesia
Date: 
Thursday, March 13th, 2008
PalayThese days, there seems to be a parallel between what's up in Albay and what goes on in Malacanang. When rain falls on Mayon's feet, in Legazpi City, water rises and a muddy torrent develops, inundating towns, making the lives of people, rich or poor, miserable.
Date: 
Friday, January 9th, 2009
Chico TreeI was only around five when I made my first visit to Linao, a barangay tucked in the backwoods of Libon town in Albay province. My father

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