Bicol Region

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The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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

Albay ProvinceAlbay Province, Philippines
The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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.
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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The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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. 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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The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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. 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 Province, PhilippinesProvince of Catanduanes
The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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.
Catanduanes is an island province located in the Bicol Region of Luzon in the Philippines.

Bicol Peninsula

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The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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.
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

Province of MasbateFuerza de MasbateMasbate Province, Philippines
The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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.
It is politically part of Bicol Region in Luzon.

Naga, Camarines Sur

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The first churches in Bicol, the San Francisco Church, and the Naga Cathedral, both in Naga, along with the Holy Cross Parish in Nabua, Camarines Sur, are instituted by the Holy Order of the Franciscans. The region has one independent component city, Naga, and six component cities – Iriga, Legazpi, Ligao, Masbate City, Sorsogon City, and Tabaco.
', officially the ' (Central Bikol: Ciudad nin Naga; Rinconada Bikol: Syudad ka Naga; Lungsod ng Naga; Ciudad de Naga), or simply Naga City, is a independent component city in the Bicol Region,.

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.

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.

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.

Provinces of the Philippines

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The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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.
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Sorsogon

Sorsogon ProvinceProvince of SorsogonSorsogon Province, Philippines
The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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.
Sorsogon (Bikol: Probinsya kan Sorsogon; Lalawigan ng Sorsogon), is a province in the Philippines located in the Bicol Region.

Luzon

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The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol and historically known as Ibalong prior to Spanish colonization, (Spanish: Bicolandia; Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Kabikulan) 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. 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 indigenous region is commonly considered to be Bicolandia, a region composing part of the Bicol Peninsula and neighbouring islands of south-east Luzon.

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.

Visayan 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 Visayan 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.

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, is the most-spoken language in the Bicol Region of southern Luzon, Philippines.

Daet, Camarines Norte

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The municipality of Daet and Catanduanes province have long been destinations for surfers.
An ancient tomb unearthed in the Bicol region revealed references described in the Panayam manuscripts known to oriental history as corresponding to the first half of the thirteenth century.

Ligao

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

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).

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.

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.

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 Mayon, Monte Mayón), also known as Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on the large island of Luzon in the Philippines.