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REGION 5

Regional background/ Provinces/ Capital City
The Bicol Region, also known as Bikol, is a region of the Philippines, designated as
Region V. Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula – Albay,
Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon –and the island provinces of
Catanduanes and Masbate.
The regional capital and largest city is Legazpi City, Albay.

Anything to be remembered
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Bicol is one of the Philippines’ best-known tourist destinations. Some of it’s
famous treasures are the gentle butanding whale sharks of Donsol, the fierce
and fiery Mayon Volcano and Bulusan Volcano, and the popular Cam Sur
Watersports Compex (CWC)

Strawberry Country
-Strawberries are now being grown in Bicol soil. The first lowland strawberry
plantation is in Camarines Sur at Pinit, Ocampo. (If you’re wondering, Agribusinessgraduate Libreja found a way to raise strawberries in the yard through
experimentation in this hot and humid part of the country.)

Mango Island
-Mango island is an island and is located in the Province of Albay. The estimate
terrain elevation above seal level is 7 metres.

Well known scenic spots
Mayon Volcano, Cagsawa Ruins Park, Basilica of Our Lady of Penafrancia, Cagsawa
National Museum, Malabsay falls, Vera Falls, Bagasbas beach, Mt. Isarod National
Park and many more.

Characteristics of Bicolanos
The Bicolano cuisine is primarily noted for the prominent use of chili
peppers and gata (coconut milk) in its food. A classic example is the gulay na lada,

Peñones Jr. Catanduanes into a nature park and resort. with the services and industrial sectors contribution 30% and 10%. Mining is also one of the contributors to the region's economy. Bicolano men are expected to assume the role of becoming the primary source of income and financial support of his family. Contrary to what is believed. the place is known for the Our Lady of Peñafrancia in Naga City. Rice. and abaca are major crops. other small-scale industries and manufacturing enterprises bolster rural incomes. coconut. respectively. Bulusan's mountain lake. puts high importance on education and social status. a well-loved dish using siling labuyo (native small chillies) and the aforementioned gata. jewelry manufacturing. Pasacao Beach. On the other hand. Bicolanas are also expected to lend a hand in household work. Lake Buhi. Nats Beach. and the third largest producer of cassava and calamansi. not all Bicolanos are fond of chili. regionalistic. They are even anticipated to offer assistance after being married. Francisco V. And San Jose Beach in Camarines Sur. Like their other neighboring regions. Coffee and cacao are also grown. adventurous. Among the more popular sites are the perfect cone-shaped Mayon Volcano. Men often know how to cook. (Halo-Halo). Bicol's tourism industry is another source of income. Rizaldy M. Bicolanos are also known for being very religious. The Philippine Tourism Authority is developing the Maranawa falls in Bato. Several handicrafts. Manrique (Bikol Blogger) and Judith Balares-Salamat (Hinghing nin Buhay) . the staple is supplemented with corn and root crops. Tiwis' geothermal plant and Cagsaua beach. Bicol's agricultural sector contributes 60% of the gross regional domestic product. Authors from the region H.agriculture and fishing. Bicolanos are often sweet. friendly.known outside the region as Bicol Express. Bicol ranks second to eastern Visayas in abaca production. Livelihood Geography defines the region's traditional occupations . Bicol is currently the largest producer of sweet potato. About half the farming land cultivates coconut while 20% and 10% are planted to rice and abaca. Rice.

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