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WE KNOWs The dominant religion in Naga,and the whole Bicolandia.

Kinalas, pride delicacies and taste of NagueĂąos.

MAGSAYSAY main road of

the City, travelers accommodation.


and myths of Naga the riverbanks of its River

Place where the most endangered ethnolinguistic Negrito population live.


J Y Pub.


RELIGION of NAGA “The dominant religion in Naga, even entire Bicol region is Roman Catholicism.” “The city is the ecclesiastical seat of the Archdiocese of Caceres which oversees the Catholic population in the Bicol Region. This dominant faith is supported by the presence of old and influential Catholic institutions, from universities to churches run by different religious institutes.’’ Penafrancia Penafrancia Festival is a territorial religious festival fixated on the City of Naga. This celebration of Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia go up against the biggest and most famous religious event in the country. The Peñafrancia celebration has come to be a vital marker of the city's character, to such an extent that Naga regularly alludes to itself as the "pioneer city" in its advertising activities.

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Kinalas is known to many NagueĂąos. It is a special food of hot noodles similar to that of mami. With a warming taste of every take, with sauce and sometimes with meat, this is known as a delicacy of Naga City. “To promote and continue the heritage of the local food, Mayor John G. Bongat, the newly-elected mayor of Naga City, is planning to propose a festival for kinalas. In the festival, the people of Naga will showcase kinalas and prove that kinalas can add more to the identity of Naga.â€?

Other delicacies, such as, buko juice, nata de coco, and pan de Naga are found in the city.

Kamundagan Festival In the month of December, Naga City opens its door for a whole month in celebrating its charter anniversary and the Birth of Christ with the cooperative efforts of Camarines Sur and Naga City. The festivity seeks to boost tourism, expand business and provide livelihood opportunities by showcasing various activities, the highlights of which are the kiri-kiti, pastoras, beauty search, agroindustrial fair, civic parade, cultural shows and other colorful events


“The main road in the city is Magsaysay Avenue or Magsaysay Boulevard which starts from Bagumbayan Road (Naga-Calabanga–Siruma–Garchitorena–Partido North Road), connecting it to the Magsaysay District where accommodations and restaurants catering to travelers are found.Businesses are open till late at night with some shops also open 24/7. Naga also has its share of fastfood restaurant chains. The city hall, provincial capitol and several provincial offices are also located in the district around the Peñafrancia Basilica.”

STORIES/BACKGROUND “NAGA” “Even before the coming of the Spaniards, Naga was already a flourishing community off the riverbanks of Naga River. The name “Naga” is said to have derived its origin from the narra trees, which were then in abundance. The late Fr. Raul Bonoan, S.J. however advanced an alternative theory linking the name to the Nagas, a serpentworshipping northern Indian tribe that settled near or around water springs.” -CDP-2011-20-Final Chappter 1 Quick Facts About Naga City

OUR LADY OF PENAFRANCIA “Our Lady of Peñafrancia began in the Bicol region in 1712, when Miguel Robles de Covarrubias, the son of a Spanish government official, fell very ill. While ill, he and his family prayed to Our Lady of Peñafrancia, and he vowed that if he recovered he would construct a shrine in her name. When he recovered he was eventually ordained a priest in Naga City, and set forth his plans to construct the shrine. During the construction he also ordered for an image to be made, similar to the one he prayed to while sick. Unfortunately the local artisans had run out of red paint, and so a dog was killed in order to coat and paint the image. This prompted a miracle as the dead dog that was thrown into the river began to swim to the bewilderment of hundreds of people. News of many more miracles also spread and so did the devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia. Today, millions of people gather every year on the third Saturday of September in the Bicol region to honor Our Lady of Peñafrancia.”

Agta, Isarog Language Commonly referred to as Negritos, Agtas do belong to the Negrito ethnolinguistic group. The Isarog Agtas live on Mt. Isarog, east of Naga City in Camarines Sur, Bicol Region. This tribe is by far the most endangered ethnolinguistic Negrito population, as only a few remain today. They deal on very important thing which is to continuously speak their language to pass on next generation, or the language they speak will be gone forever.

Used Language Coastal Bikol-Central dialect of Coastal Bikol language is the dominant dialect used by the population in Naga. Central Standard is also the basis for other dialects in the Bicol Region. Majority of the city's population can widely understand and speak English, Filipino, Tagalog.,_Camarines_Sur


Travel and explore the Naga City of Camarines Sur, Bicol, Philippines. Know about their culture, delicacies, and beliefs.


Travel and explore the Naga City of Camarines Sur, Bicol, Philippines. Know about their culture, delicacies, and beliefs.