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Executive Order for the upcoming Peñafrancia Festival 2024, signed by Mayor Legacion

In preparation for the upcoming Centenary Celebration of the Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of Peñafrancia this September, Mayor Nelson Legacion formally signed Executive Order No. 2024-007 yesterday, March 7, 2024. The Executive Order mandates the establishment of committees and support groups, along with the appointment of dedicated chairpersons, to ensure the seamless execution of the Peñafrancia Festival. This directive comes at a pivotal time as the Pilgrim City prepares for the grand celebration of the Canonical Coronation of our Beloved Ina.

Empowering Naga: Cultivating Culture, Inspiring Change

SEVERAL months ago, Mayor Nelson Legacion entrusted the City Events, Protocol, and Public Information Office (CEPPIO) with the pivotal task of overseeing programs and projects that would propel Naga’s Arts and Culture to the forefront of the city’s identity.

Peñafrancia Festival 2023 Executive Order signed today

Mayor Nelson Legacion signed Executive Order No. 2023-025 today on June 14, 2023. The Executive Order wills the creation of committees, service groups, and the appointment of dedicated chairpersons and heads for the successful implementation of the Peñafrancia Festival as part of Naga City's heritage and culture.

Year of the Water Rabbit celebration in Naga City

Shaking off the old and welcoming the new as the Lion Dancers scare the bad fortune away from the city. It was a successful Chinese New Year celebration that just happened last Sunday, January 22, 2023, they all witnessed an…

The historic and original home of Ina | Peñafrancia Shrine

The Peñafrancia festivities are right around the corner. The hustle and bustle of the city is kind of nostalgic in a way. The energy and excitement is palpable. You have to understand, it has been a while since we got to celebrate Ina in all her glory ever since the pandemic started. Though the celebrations have waned, the Pilgrims of Ina haven’t, and they still frequent notable and significant sites during the Peñafrancia season. One of these sites is where it all starts for the Peñafrancia festival: the Peñafrancia Shrine, the original home of Ina.

A trip down memory lane with Ina | Peñafrancia Museum

If you are a tourist in the city, you are spoiled for choice on places to go. Especially if you are a neophyte in the pilgrimage to our Blessed Ina, it can be a daunting task to think about where to start. Where can you learn more about the Patroness of the region? Where else, but at the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Museum!

One of a kind in the region, the home of Ina | Peñafrancia Basilica

It is no secret that Naga City’s roots in Catholicism run deep in every part of the metropolis. Whatever your orientation may be, you are aware of what makes the city tick, and what it stands for when it comes to one of the biggest Marian celebrations held in the city: the Peñafrancia Festival. And with the festivities starting to kick off once again, it’s always a good time to get reacquainted with one of the many Churches in the city. In particular, among locals, the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, or just the Basilica Minore.

RC Naga inaugurates monument for 500 years of Christianity

MAJESTIC AND SOLEMN This is how Caceres Archbishop Rolando Octavus Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D., describes this commemorative monument erected by the Rotary Club of Naga to mark the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. The memorial stands at 15.21 meters representing the year 1521, when Christianity was first introduced in the country.