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Naga River comes alive with faith of Bicol folk

THOUSANDS of devotees join the fluvial procession of Our Lady of Peñafrancia going to Basilica Minore of Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, patroness of Bicolandia, on  Naga River in Naga City on Saturday. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

NAGA CITY—Amid a slight rain on Saturday, thousands paid homage to Our Lady of Peñafrancia, fondly called “Ina,” in a fluvial procession that culminated the weeklong feast in honor of Bicol’s beloved patroness.   The image of Ina wound through three major streets from Naga Metropolitan Cathedral to Naga River in Barangay Tabuco where the  [...]

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Novena for Peñafrancia starts today

Novena Masses for the Our Lady of Peñafrancia, patroness of Bicolandia, will begin today at 6:15 p.m. at the Capitol Parish Church on Escario Street, Cebu City.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Naga misses a beloved ‘voyador’

FORMER Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo joined the fluvial procession of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia in Naga River in Camarines Sur on Sept. 18, 2010. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

As devotees praying the rosary wound up in Plaza de Covarrubias at the Shrine of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia in Naga City on Friday, Andrew Zaño, 29, slouched on the ground, dressed up as a voyador as how the menfolk participating in the procession of the Virgin Mary are called. Zaño wore a yellow [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Transfer of Ina ushers in Peñafrancia fiesta


With thousands of male devotees called voyadores bringing the image of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia from its home, Basilica Minore, to Naga Metropolitan Cathedral in a 3-kilometer procession called traslacion, the nine-day religious fiesta of the Bicol patroness was ushered in on Friday to reenact a tradition that started 302 years ago.

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

This time, Robredo won’t be around for ‘Peñafrancia’ feast


The man who was known as Naga’s longest serving mayor won’t be around when the image of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia is carried through the city next month.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »