GENSANarium will be on hiatus for the next two years or so. For the mean time, posts subtitled as SIDE TRIPS will be featured which highlight other places and events in the Philippines. Enjoy! - Admin, 2/10/14

Friday, April 4, 2014

Side Trip: Peñafrancia Basilica

Naga City is known as the Pilgrim City and Queen City of Bicol. Being highly Catholic, the City takes pride in some of its grand churches. One of which is the Peñafrancia Minor Basilica, or simply, Peñafrancia Basilica which houses the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. 

The Peñafrancia Basilica is located in Balatas Road on the outskirts of Naga City. Construction of the building began as early as 1976, though it was already conceptualized in 1960 by late Archbishop Pedro Paulo y Songco. On May 22, 1982, it was dedicated as The Church of Nuestra Señora de Peña de Francia and it wasn't until May 22, 1985 that the church was given the title of "Basilica Minore" from Rome.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Side Trip: CamSur Watersports Complex

Back in February 2011, when I and my friends attended the CFC – Singles for Christ International Conference (ICON) at Naga City, we got to visit one of the famous tourist attractions in Bicol region – the Camsur Watersports Complex. The place takes pride of its world-renowned wakeboarding facilities. And nah, I was not able to try that sport considering that it was only few months ago that my left shin (the part below the knee) was fractured.

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