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MAG-IRIBAHAN KITA
A Publication of Bicolanos in the US to promote global brotherhood

Community News Round-Up

THE BNAA AT A GLANCE
A Documentary
by: Zayda Ordonez Baron

As in so many barrangays or towns all over Bicol, residents of Buenavista, Gubat in Sorsogon enjoy the generosity that flows from the pumpwells of BNAA.
READ BNAA

BACNA brings surgical mission to C.Norte

Some facilities that volunteer medical teams will be working in looks pretty much like this.

Aware of the plight of their fellowmen, BACNA reaches out for a joint undertaking.
FULL STORY

The role that BABA played in the annual gathering of Bay Area Bicolanos
Under the mantle of the marian devotion brought over by the transplanted Bicolanos to the Bay Area, these devotees, started a Bicolano practice that has endured the challenges of time.
FULL STORY

Editorial Address

Manuel A. Alarcon
malarcon@sj.bigger.net
Andy Salvador
Jay de la Cruz 
Care of:
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1095 Market Street
Suite #312
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel.(415) 431-6150
Fax (415) 431-9208

Iriga Bicol Association of America
began with fourteen Iriguenos as guest of Mr.and Mrs.Primitivo Sonido.
FULL STORY

C. Nortens Recall the Start.
Sometime in 1987,the need to participate in the Penafrancia affair in the Bay Area marked the beginning.
FULL STORY

B.N.A.A. 1997 DIRECTORY

Nabua Bay Area Club
In the Beginning:Recapturing back in time, Nabuaenos have long been in the Bay Area dating back to the early fifties.
THE NBAC

NAGA METROPOLITAN SOCIETY
Naga Metropolitan Society was founded in 1984 to form a group dedicated to the devotion and active participation of the Penafrancia fiesta celebration in the Bay Area.
THE STORY OF NAGA MET

Mag-iribahan Kita

Mag-iribahan Kita is a vernacular term (Bicol for Bicolanos of Southern Luzon, Philippines) which means "Let's Join Together." This is basically a community newsletter involving Bicolanos now residents of the United States. Mag-iribahan Kita is a publication, originally, of Bay Area Camarines Norte Association (BACNA) later joined by the Devotees of Our Lady Virgin of Penafrancia (DOLVP), in the Bay Area of San Francisco and then by Bicol National Association of America (BNAA), under its president, Ramon Belleza. In its banal way, this newsletter hopes to provide more than a means of information exchange among the Bicolanos in the United States and the world over. It also purports to express itself to a larger community of readers interested in knowing about the Bicol subculture.

WELCOME TO SF-BAY AREA PENAFRANCIA FIESTA 1998


The practice: The Image of Our Lady is brought on board for the fluvial procession. The devotees and the curious line the banks of San Leandro marina to witness the procession.


Devotees greeting the image at the terminus of the fluvial procession.
See The 1998 Schedule


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Our Lady Virgin of Penafrancia is enshrined!
After a long and patient endeavours, Bicolanos now residing in San Francisco Bay Area, California, has a permanent place to venerate Our Lady, patroness of Bicolandia.
FULL STORY

Ateneo de Naga Alumni Association of N. California get together

In the late 1980's, small groups of alumni from the Ateneo de Naga would met informally, typically to entertain visitors from Naga City or more particularly from the Ateneo de Naga. Those were occasions to catch up on news from the old school and of Bikol in general.
THE STORY

Fr. Jess Esplana retells how the Penafrancia celebration started from as far back as the discovery of the original image in Spain, to the present.

FULL STORY

For personal messages, please go to general interest page at
GIP.

Ex. Gov. Juan Frivaldo organized Sorsogon Association of California.
THE STORY

To provide the devotees an insight into the workings of the Devotees of Our Lady Virgin of Penafrancia in the SF Bay Area, minutes of meetings are made available for information.
The Minutes


The World Famous MAYON VOLCANO of the Bicol Region

LIBON U.S. A.
The town of Libon, in the Province of Albay, is situated in the Bicol Peninsula on the Island of Luzon. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Polangui, on the South by Burias Pass.
Read LIBON, USA

HISTORY OF GOA ASSOCIATION-USA
Goaenos living in the San Francisco Bay Area were invited by Mr. & Mrs. Senesio Pan of Hercules to a picnic at Hercules Refugio Park.
SEE HISTORY OF GOA

OASNON USA OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Sometime in 1973-74 Oasnon USA was conceived by a handful of families and friends from Oas, Albay, Philippines.
READ ABOUT OASNON USA