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REGION 5 (Bicol Region)
Transcript of REGION 5 (Bicol Region)
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
Del Rosario Caves
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
minataklob na sa paningoron
mga lalake saka babaye
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)