Category Archives: History

Sorsoganon teacher enters top 50 for Global Teacher Prize

Ryan Homan, a local champion for education, has been making waves through unconventional reading initiatives in San Jose in the coastal town of Donsol in Sorsogon Province. Ryan first stirred hearts when he caught the attention of media with ‘Balsa … Continue reading

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Mario Guariña (Sorsogon Governor – 1910 to 1912 and 1913 to 1916)

Mario Guarina was born in Casiguran. He was a senator for the Bicol region and worked hard during his term of the development of the fiber industry, especially for Sorsogon. Source: p479 Philippines: A History of the Bikol Region, Jaime … Continue reading

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[UPDATED] Bernardino Monreal (Sorsogon Governor – 1902 to 1908)

Bernardino Monreal of Casiguran is a physician by profession. He has the distinction of the first elected Provincial Governor of Sorsogon under the American Regime after Sorsogon had acquired its independence from Albay as a province. Among the major accomplishments … Continue reading

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Jose P. Zurbito (Sorsogon Governor – 1917 to 1919)

Among the Bikol Politicians, Jose Zurbito stands as one whose records could be considereed very outstanding. He was twice elected as Member of the Philippine Assembly: 1909-1912, and 1913-1916 of Sorsogon; 1916-1918, then Governor of Masbate; in 1919-1924, he became … Continue reading

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DepEd Sorsogon, other units have new officials

LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Education (DepEd) Sorsogon Schools Division Office (SDO) has new top officials headed by Dr. Loida N. Nidea, CESO V, as the schools division superintendent (SDS). Joseph John J. Perez, DepEd Sorsogon SDO information officer, … Continue reading

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Loida Nicolas Lewis and Her Love of Lobster

The philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis grew up by the sea, in Sorsogon, in the Philippines, listening to her father bargain with fishermen for sapsap (ponyfish) and “fresh shrimp, still jumping.” But the first time she tasted lobster was at Max’s Kansas … Continue reading

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Orosipon: De Vera circa 1952

Sorsogon City received an email from Alfred Yrastorza after encountering the article on the De Vera house. Apparently, his father lived here and it also confirmed the story being told that it was a warehouse before. Here’s the content of his … Continue reading

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