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REGION 5 (Bicol Region)

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REGION 5 ( BICOL REGION) BICOL REGION'S MAP Catanduanes ALBAY PROVINCE FOODS IN ALBAY FESTIVALS CAMARINES NORTE FESTIVALS Camarines Sur FOODS FOODS FOODS TOP LINE PRODUCTS FESTIVALS !!! TOP LINE PRODUCTS FAMOUS PRODUCTS PRODUCTS FESTIVALS  SORSOGON PROVINCE FOODS PRODUCTS FESTIVALS MASBATE FOODS FESTIVALS Bicol Region is volcanic in origin and part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Known as the Bicol Volcanic Arc or Chain The region is composed of six provinces, namely, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur , Sorsogon and the island-provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate. It has one independent component city, Naga City, and six component cities - Iriga, Legazpi, Tabacco City,, Ligao, Masbate City, Sorsogon City, and Tabacco has 107 Municipalities, and 3,471 Barangays, among of the city it is Legazpi City the regional center, Naga City is the region’s political and administrative center. Most often used language used in the region is Bicol, other dialect spokes in other part of the area are; Cebuano, Tagalog, Bikol Rinconada a variety of Bikol speaks this dialect, Oasnun Darageño, Sorsogon, and Masbateñio. The Bicol Region is located in the southernmost tip of Luzon Island, the largest island in the Philippine archipelago. The Bicol Region or Region V  Bulusan Volcano Pocdol Mountains Mayon Volcano Mount Masaraga Mount Malinao   Mount Iriga Mount Isarog Volcanoes of the Bicol Region The region retains Roman Catholicism as the overwhelming religion of the great majority. The Catholic religion has the highest number of followers than any other area in the Philippines.

Fiestas (Feast day of saints) are annual celebrations of parishes, from a simple barrio fiesta honoring a patron associated for good harvest, to a town fiesta honoring a miraculous saint, a diocesan fiesta like the feast of Our Lady of Salvation, or a regional one such as the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Fiesta, a week-long celebration to honor the Virgin Mary Religion Bicol Region has a large amount of rich flat land, and agriculture is the largest component of the economy with close to 50% depending their livelihood on the industry. Coconuts ,abaca, banana, coffee and  jackfruit are the top five permanent crops in the region. Rice and maize are among the chief seasonal crops of the region. Commercial fishing is also important with thirteen major fishing grounds supplying fish markets in places as far as Metro Manila. Agriculture and fishing are the major factors in the province's economy.

Mining is also one of the contributors to the region's economy. Several handicrafts, jewellery manufacturing, other small-scale industries and manufacturing enterprises bolster rural incomes. Economy Tiwi Hot Springs National Park
Mayon Volcano
Hoyop-Hoyopan Caves
Calabidongan Caves
Del Rosario Caves 
Minaroso Caves
Busay Falls
Mataginting Falls
Palale Falls
Lake Danao
Sogod Beach
Cagraray Island
Ilologan Beach Bicol Region Tourist Destinations Tourism Cagsawa Ruins - in 1814, Mayon Volcano erupted and sent lava flows cascading down its sides. The townspeople of Cagsawa fled to the church where they perished when it was engulfed in the fiery flows. Today, only the church tower remains as a memorial.

Daraga Church - an 18th century baroque church poised on a hill with commanding views of the sea and Mayon Volcano. Its stone masons suffused the facade with statuary, carvings, alcoves and niches at different levels.

Camalig Church - built entirely out of volcanic rocks it has a small museum which houses archeological artifacts extracted from local caves.

Budiao Ruins - like Cagsawa, this town is thought to have been destroyed in the 1814 Mayon eruption.

Sinimbahan Ruins - The remains of a seaside church leveled by a tidal wave.

Japanese Garden - built by Japanese Peace Corps volunteers. Cultural Attractions The traits of the Bicolano are a by-product of various foreign and domestic regional influences that have been assimilated into his indigenous culture in the course of his history.

The ordinary Bikolano is deeply religious. Although the region is predominantly a Christian where the majority embrace the Catholic faith, its characteristics discomforts towards institutions and authority resulted in the flowering peculiar expressions of their faith.

Another patent expression of a distinctive Bicolano trait is his extreme personalism. For him there is no separation between an objective task and emotional involvement.

Bicolano is his sociability and warm friendship . Bikolanos are rated best in friendliness. This sociability is manifested during social celebrations and local fiestas. His typical way of socialization is thru drinking. It is because in drinking that discussions and camaraderie are established with lesser inhibitions and formality. This earned them the repute of being hospitable. CHARACTERS OF THE BICOLANO LITERARY ARTS

The literature of Bikol is primarily composed of mga osipon, tigsik, and rawit-dawit. In the 90's a fragment of the Bikol folk epic was published and made popular by Dr Merito Espinas which the entire region celebrate with the Ibalong Festivalevery October when a cultural street dance is presented en route the city's main thoroughfares. Paracale, "the golden country" in Camarines Norte, has grown to be the center of jewelry-making tradition. 

  The art of abaca weaving has been long developed in Albay and Camarines Sur, although the art as given way to commerce in what has become a lucrative industry.  The weaving of traditional textiles of cotton is still found in a few towns of Bicol, notably Buhi, Camarines Sur. VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS Tigsik  is a form of literature in the Bicol region of the Philippines. This kind of literacy is somehow similar to Haiku of Japan. Before, Tigsik is only used for mere enjoyment especially for momentous and festive occasions of the natives, some of it are hilarious pieces which contains perverted content but when you understand it further there is another meaning to it that imposes knowledge and values. Nowadays, if you ask somebody from Bicol if they know what Tigsik is, some of them probably don't know what it is because through the ages the descendants of the bicolanos has been poor in passing out the legacy of their own literacy. BICOL'S literary world is entering a “renaissance” period as new books and other works emerge due to growing writers' interest and access to publishing houses.  BICOL’S LITERATURE Ricky Lee (published Si Tatang at mga Himala ng Ating Panahon ) Merlinda Bobis
( author of White Turtle) Merito Espinas (author of IBALONG) FAMOUS BICOLANOS IN LITERATURE Luway-luway
napupundo na an lampara
kan saldang sa kanluran
dakulang tamong
minataklob na sa paningoron
mga lalake saka babaye
pauruli na
sa mga harong kan kaogmahan
ta mairinom, mabarayle
an aki diretso sana man hiling
makolor na kahon an katam-
pad. Poem of Jeffrey Valencia from Lagonoy town in Camarines Sur celebrates the joyous end of a day of work in the fields, the merriment of farmers at dusk. (also known as Bicolandia)
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