Citadel of Bicol Culture

Canaman has preserved its customs and beliefs which reflect the culture and identity of Bicolano people. Held from the third to eleventh day of May is the Lagaylay, a tradition which began over a century ago.

A Christian Community Since 1583

Canaman has been in existence as a thriving Christian community for 431 years. It is among the earliest pueblo in Bicol. Its first concrete church was constructed in the late 1590s.

Home of Standard Bikol Language

Jesuit anthropologist Frank Lynch noted that taga-Canaman takes pride of the standard variety of Bikol language they speak. DZRB, the first radio station in Bicol, promoted the use of Bikol in the 1960s.

Birthplace of Tangcong Vaca Guerilla Unit

One of the least known local fighting forces against the Japanese, TVGU was founded by Elias Madrid on March 8, 1942. Major Juan Q. Miranda led the liberation of the capital of Camarines Sur in 1945.

Turf of Bicol River Hot Paddlers

Composed of ordinary fisherfolks residing along the Bicol river, rowers of Bicol River Hot Paddlers were the pioneering members of CamSur Dragon Boat Team which brought honors to the province. (

It's Real Fan in Canaman

The taga-Canaman have valued the uses and cultural significance of the National Leaf. Macario Adolfo and Victoria Bobis introduced abaniko fan making in 1950s. Native handicrafts are the official OTOP of the town.

House of Pili

J. Emmanuel Pastries is Bicol’s top exporter of quality pili nut delicacies. Experience Bicolano hospitality and discover only the best pasalubong finds at its finest at the House of Pili in RJ Village.

News & Events

April 11, 2014 0 Comments 74 Hits
Team Canaman defeats LGU Pili
Small but terrible, Team Canaman survived its first challenge in the Gov. Migz Villafuerte Inter-town Basketball Tournament. With home court advantage, Canaman cagers managed a 9-point lead against LGU Pili until the final second of the game. Full time score was 101 to 92. The formal opening of the inaugural games was...
April 11, 2014 0 Comments 48 Hits
LGSP-LED distributes PCs to MNDC
To support the LGU Tourism Information System of Metro Naga Development Council and to assist in the Municipal Tourism Development Plans (MTDPs) of its member LGUs, desktop personal computers were turned over from the Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED). Municipal executives were...
March 10, 2014 0 Comments 22 Hits
72nd TVGU Day commemorated
LGU employees and officials headed by municipal mayor Emmanuel S. Requejo visited the Tancong Vaca Guerrilla Unit Shrine in barangay San Nicolas to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the guerrilla unit. The annual celebration included anahaw planting in Northern Canaman High School and a wreth-laying ceremony at the TVGU...