Bicol Region

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The Bicol Region (Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan/Bicolandia; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan), also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, is a region of the Philippines, designated as Region V. Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.wikipedia
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Albay

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Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.
Albay (Probinsya kan Albay; Lalawigan ng Albay; Provincia de Albay) is a province located in the Bicol Region in southeastern Luzon of the Philippines.

Camarines Norte

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Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate. The northernmost provinces, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, are bordered to the west by the province of Quezon.
Camarines Norte (Amihanan na Camarines; Hilagang Camarines) is a province located in the Bicol region in Luzon of the Philippines.

Camarines Sur

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Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate. The northernmost provinces, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, are bordered to the west by the province of Quezon.
Camarines Sur (Habagatan na Camarines; Timog Camarines) is a province located in the Bicol Region in Luzon of the Philippines.

Catanduanes

Catanduanes IslandCatanduanes provinceCatanduanes Province, Philippines
Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.
Catanduanes is an island province located in the Bicol Region of Luzon in the Philippines.

Bicol Peninsula

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Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.
Part of the Bicol Region, the provinces on the peninsula include Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon; the two other provinces of the Bicol Region, namely Catanduanes and Masbate, are offshore islands.

Masbate

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Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.
It is politically part of Bicol Region in the latter.

Provinces of the Philippines

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Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.

Bicol River

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The Bicol River was first mentioned in Spanish documents in 1572.
The river drains the southwestern part of the island of Luzon and passes through Camarines Sur province in the Bicol Region.

Legazpi, Albay

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The regional center and largest city is Legazpi City. The region has one independent component city, Naga, and six component cities – Iriga, Legazpi, Ligao, Masbate City, Sorsogon City, and Tabaco.
Legazpi is the regional center and largest city of the Bicol Region, in terms of population.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cáceres

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One of the oldest dioceses in the Philippines, the Archdiocese of Caceres, was also instituted in the Bicol Region.
It is a Metropolitan See that comprises the Bicol region, while directly overseeing the third, fourth, and fifth congressional districts of Camarines Sur, Naga City and the Municipality of Gainza.

Sorsogon

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Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.
Sorsogon (Bikol: Probinsya kan Sorsogon; Lalawigan ng Sorsogon), is a province in the Philippines located in the Bicol Region.

Luzon

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Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate. The Bicol Region comprises the southern part of Luzon, the largest island in the Philippine archipelago.
The Manila Galleons constructed in the Bicol region, brought silver mined from Peru and Mexico to Manila, which was used to purchase Asian commercial goods like Chinese silk, Indian gems and Indonesian spices which were exported to the Americas.

Bicolano people

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The people of the Bicol Region, called Bicolanos, speak any of the several languages of the Bikol language family, called Bikol macrolanguages, an Austronesian languages closely grouped under the Central Philippine languages family such as the Visayan languages and Tagalog.
Their native region is commonly referred to as Bicolandia, which comprises the entirety of the Bicol Peninsula and neighbouring minor islands, all in the southeast portion of Luzon.

Central Bikol

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The majority of Bicolanos understand and speak Central Bikol language (a member of Coastal Bikol group of languages) since it is the language used in literature and mass media, but with varying degrees.
Central Bikol, commonly called Bikol Naga, also known simply as Bikol, is the most-spoken language in the Bicol Region of southern Luzon, Philippines.

Masbate City

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The region has one independent component city, Naga, and six component cities – Iriga, Legazpi, Ligao, Masbate City, Sorsogon City, and Tabaco.
It was later transferred to Palanog near the mouth of Lumbang River to make it more accessible to Bicol mainland and to the islands of Burias and Ticao.

Bisayan languages

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The people of the Bicol Region, called Bicolanos, speak any of the several languages of the Bikol language family, called Bikol macrolanguages, an Austronesian languages closely grouped under the Central Philippine languages family such as the Visayan languages and Tagalog.
Most Bisayan languages are spoken in the whole Visayas section of the country, but they are also spoken in the southern part of the Bicol Region (particularly in Masbate), islands south of Luzon, such as those that make up Romblon, most of the areas of Mindanao and the province of Sulu located southwest of Mindanao.

Ligao

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The region has one independent component city, Naga, and six component cities – Iriga, Legazpi, Ligao, Masbate City, Sorsogon City, and Tabaco.

Our Lady of Peñafrancia

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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, the largest Marian devotion in Asia, a week-long celebration to honor the Virgin Mary, dubbed as the "Patroness of Bicolandia".
Our Lady of Peñafrancia (Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia in the Philippines, and Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia or Virgen de la Peña de Francia in Spain) is a wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Naga City, Bicol, Philippines.

Tagalog language

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The people of the Bicol Region, called Bicolanos, speak any of the several languages of the Bikol language family, called Bikol macrolanguages, an Austronesian languages closely grouped under the Central Philippine languages family such as the Visayan languages and Tagalog.
It is closely related to the languages spoken in the Bicol Region and the Visayas islands, such as the Bikol group and the Visayan group, including Waray-Waray, Hiligaynon and Cebuano.

Bisakol languages

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The two are Visayan languages but heavily influenced by Bikol languages (especially the latter), thus tagged and collectively referred to as Bisakol, a portmanteau of Bisaya (Visayan) and Bikol (Bicolano).
These languages are spoken in the Bicol Region and include Sorsoganon, a group of Warayan speech varieties of Sorsogon, namely Central Sorsogon (Masbate Sorsogon) and Southern Sorsogon (Waray Sorsogon).

Mayon

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Among these deities include: Gugurang, the supreme god who dwells inside of Mount Mayon where he guards and protects the sacred fire in which Aswang, his brother was trying to steal.
Mayon (Bulkan Magayon, Bulkang Mayon, Monte Mayón), also known as Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon, also, Magayon (Bulkan Magayon, Bulkang Magayon, Monte Magayón), also known as Magayon Volcano or Mount Magayon, is a sacred and active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on the large island of Luzon in the Philippines.

Quezon

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The northernmost provinces, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, are bordered to the west by the province of Quezon.
Bicolanos from Bicol Region migrated to the easternmost towns of Calauag and Tagkawayan.

Hiligaynon language

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Aside from Masbateño, three more Visayan languages are spoken in Masbate, including Hiligaynon/Ilonggo are spoken in the southwestern tip, while Cebuano and Waray-Waray are spoken in the southern part of the island province respectively.
It is also spoken in other neighboring provinces, such as Antique and Aklan (also in Western Visayas), Negros Oriental in Central Visayas, Masbate in Bicol Region, Romblon and Palawan in Mimaropa.

Philippines

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The Bicol Region comprises the southern part of Luzon, the largest island in the Philippine archipelago.
The Manila galleons, the largest wooden ships ever built, were constructed in Bicol and Cavite.

Bicol Express

Sinilihangulay na lada
A classic example is the gulay na lada, known outside the region as Bicol Express, a well-loved dish using siling labuyo (native small chillies) and the aforementioned gata.
"spiced with chili"), is a popular Filipino dish which was popularized in the district of Malate, Manila but made in traditional Bicolano style.