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In the News (Wed 21 Aug 19)

  
  THE BICOL REGION
The underbelly of Bicol is composed of the provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate which stand guard on the northern and southern approaches.
The region is generally hilly and mountainous except for a few stretches of plains extending from Camarines Sur to the southwestern part of Albay and several smaller coastal and inland plains in other parts of the peninsula.
Currently, the region is identified in the national map as a tourism and maritime zone due to its accessibility to Manila and Visayan Provinces.
www.wowbicol.com /profile.htm   (1171 words)

  
  Bicolonline Dot Com
Bicol Region, as Region V is more popularly known, is situated at the southernmost tip of the Luzon landmass.
The population of the Bicol Region reached 4,674,855 as of May 1, 2000, growing at an average annual rate of 1.68 percent between 1995 and 2000.
Legazpi City, also in Albay and is called the Gateway City of Bicol, is the regional center.On the northernmost part of the region is the province of Camarines Norte whose capital, Daet, holds the distinction of being the town to erect the first monument of the country's national hero, Jose Rizal.
www.bicolonline.com /v7/location.html   (900 words)

  
 Camarines Sur
Naga City[?] is the region's commercial and cultural center, boasting of numerous malls and educational institutions.
Being in the Bicol Region, the main language spoken in Camarines Sur is Bicolano.
The province is also the largest in the Bicol Region With a land area of 5,266.8 square kilometers.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ca/Camarines_Sur.html   (448 words)

  
 Preview
The Bicol region of the Philippines is located to the south of Luzon island.
After the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Bicol is the poorest region in the country, with about half of the families living below the national annual capita poverty threshold of PhP 10,378 in cash and non-cash income (approx.
When IIRR started field level development activities in Bicol region, the second poorest in the Philippines, Diwata watershed in the province of Masbate was chosen as site for initial activities.
www.iirr.org /Asia/lcpbicol.htm   (537 words)

  
 Bicol Business Directory
Bicol Region lies at 122° to 124° east longitude and 12° to 14° latitude or generally at the midsection of the country.
The underbelly of Bicol is composed of the provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate which stand guard on the northern and southern approaches.
The region is generally hilly and mountainous except for a few stretches of plains extending from Camarines Sur to the southwestern part of Albay and several smaller coastal and inland plains in other parts of the peninsula.
www.bicolbusinessdirectory.com /bicol-info.php   (1331 words)

  
 Bicol region, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Popularly known as the Bicol Region, Region 5 is situated at the southernmost tip of the Luzon land mass.
The Bicol Region is composed of six provinces (Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon).
Region 5 is accessible from Metro Manila through the Maharlika and Quirino highways and the PNR mainline south.
home.comcast.net /~maesteban/island_groups/luzon/region5/bicolregion.htm   (210 words)

  
 Bicolano
The region, administratively known as Region V, is located on the southeastern end of Luzon; it is surrounded by the Visayan Sea in the south, the Pacific Ocean I the east, Lamon Bay in the north, and Sibugan Sea and Quezon province in the west.
The Bicol region was known as Ibalon, variously interpreted to derive form ibalio, "to bring to the other side"; ibalon, "people from the other side" or "people who are hospitable and give visitors gifts to bring home"; or as a corruption of Gibal-ong, a sitio of Magallanes, Sorsogon where the Spaniards first landed in 1567.
Bicol is currently the largest producer of sweet potato, and the third largest producer of cassava and calamansi.
litera1no4.tripod.com /bicolano_frame.html   (1654 words)

  
 Region 5: Bicol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Popularly known as the Bicol Region, Region 5 is situated at the southernmost tip of the Luzon land mass.
The Bicol Region is composed of six provinces (Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon).
Region 5 is accessible from Metro Manila through the Maharlika and Quirino highways and the PNR mainline south.
www.dti.gov.ph /contentment/9/60/64/498.jsp   (138 words)

  
 Luzon Summary
The southeastern portion of Luzon is dominated by the Bicol Peninsula.
Bicol Region (Region V) occupies the Bicol Peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon island, plus the outlying islands which include the island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.
The region first came to contact with Spain in the late 16th century by Spanish conquistadors, led by Martin de Goiti, Juan de Salcedo, and Miguel López de Legaspi who arrived between 1570 and 1571 to claim the lands for Spain.
www.bookrags.com /Luzon   (2183 words)

  
 PinoyOnBoard.com - American Soldiers Named the Bicol Region in 1900?
The Bicol Region is the southern end of Luzon, the biggest island in the Philippine archipelago.
The Bicol Peninsula (at least the southern portion from Albay Province to Sorsogon Province) was called “Ibalon” during the pre-Hispanic era.
Bicol comes from the word ‘bico/biko,’ which was used to describe the river now known as the Bicol River.
abc.eznettools.net /pob-usa/2004/0207_bicol.html   (586 words)

  
 Need for New Churches in Bicol
The Bicol region is one of the areas in greatest need of new church plants, according to this study.
Catholicism is embraced by 95% of the population.
Bicol is one of the highest regions in church to population ratio in the country (1:4,333).
www.filipinomissions.org /vision_04.htm   (394 words)

  
 Police Regional Office V - Bicol Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Due to the increasing enemy strength in the Bicol region who retreated to the hills upon the declaration of Martial Law in 21 September 1972, the whole 52 nd PC Battalion was operationally attached to Task Force Isarog.
However, with the aggressive enforcement of election laws and guidance from higher headquarters on the conduct of elections, the region obtained a remarkable record for ensuring the conduct of a free, and orderly elections never before had in the region ever since elections were conducted in the Bicol region.
Reviewing the records and accomplishments of the PNP Police Regional Office 5 for the past years and its avowed commitment to attain peace and progress in the region, we view the horizon with deep confidence that Bicol Region is a safe place and a better place to live in.
www.pnp.gov.ph /about/content/offices/pros/pro5/content/pro5.html   (3757 words)

  
 Sorsogon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Irosin has Bulus Spring, with the coolest and cleanest water in the region, and Mapaso Spring, literally hot, whose water is belived to have curative effects.
Bicol is served by three airlines: Philippine Airlines(PAL), the nation's flag carrier, Air Philippines and Asian Spirit.
Bicol is also served by the Philippine National Railway, the only railway in the country, plying daily from Manila up to Legaspi City,Albay.
www.bicolweb.com.ph /~nso5/Provinces/Sorsogon.html   (807 words)

  
 Bicol Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Bicol Region is a peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon, the islands of Catanduanes and Masbate and several small outlying islands.
More than 50% of the region’s land are devoted to agriculture; 30% are forestland and the rest are used for residential, commercial and industrial purposes.
The major urban centers in the Bicol region are the cities of Legaspi, Naga and Iriga.
www.evis.net.ph /subregions/subregion5.htm   (379 words)

  
 dessertfirst: Riding on the Bicol Express   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bicol is a Philippine province known for its spicy dishes, most of which are cooked using gata.
Bicol Express is beat eaten with lots of white rice or laing, to temper the heat.
Bicol Express is a dish all Bicolanos are proud of, and to say that it came from Laguna is deemed as a total disregard for the region's flair for amazing dishes.My dad is a Bicolano, and ever since we were kids, we eat spicy foods without batting an eyelash.
dessertcomesfirst.blogspot.com /2005/09/riding-on-bicol-express.html   (1276 words)

  
 Bicol region is located at the southern tip of Luzon.
Bicol region is located at the southern most end of the main island of Luzon.
Albay is wedged in the middle of Bicol Region, it has as its neighbours Sorsogon Province to the South and Camarines Norte to the north.
Camarines Norte is the northern province in Bicol region.
www.philippines-travel-guide.com /bicol-region.html   (1661 words)

  
 The Bohol Chronicle Official Website
This was the worst typhoon in [Bicol] history,” he said.
Potable water remained a problem throughout the region, with people forced to depend on wells and pumps that had been rendered unsafe.
The health department in the region deployed teams to conduct rapid assessments and educate people on water chlorination.
www.theboholchronicle.com /jbefore.php?issue=209&s1=2800&s2=&s3=&s4=&s5=2803&s6=778&s7=2804&s9=&s10=   (782 words)

  
 Bicol University
The Bicol University was created as a state university in the Bicol Region on June 21,1969 by Republic Act 5521 but it was formally organized only on September 22, 1970 by virtue of Resolution No. 1 of its Board of Regents.
These public schools and colleges, which formed the nucleus of BU, were reputable institutions that developed the manpower of Bicol for more than half a century prior to their integration as component units of the Bicol University.
Responding to the diversifying requirements of Bicol regional development, BU has progressively expanded its curricular offerings that now include 64 courses, broken down into: 7 doctoral.
www.moorej.com /philippines/bicol_university.htm   (347 words)

  
 Bicol utilities in environmental projects
Due to its geological location, the Bicol region is vulnerable to acts of nature like volcano eruptions and drought.
She said that the main aim of the program is to orient the farmers on the hazards of using the so-called Dirty Dozen, a listing of 12 toxic and banned pesticides which are usually dumped in Third World countries by unscrupulous traders.
Another major objective of the program that is being undertaken in coordination with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and the Regional Crop Protection Center of the Department of Agriculture is to promote organic farming particularly among farmers tilling soil in areas near sources of water.
www.lwua.gov.ph /wd_features/wd_bicol.htm   (821 words)

  
 Bulatlat - The Philippines's alternative weekly newsmagazine
The Bicol Region, located at the southernmost part of Luzon, is one of the places where the battle between the government and communist revolutionaries for winning the hearts and minds of the people is particularly intense.
The latter is known as one of the poorest regions in the Philippines.
That Arroyo named Bicol as one of the critical areas in her government’s “all-out war” against the Left means that there will be a step-up in the deployment of troops in the region.
www.bulatlat.com /news/6-27/6-27-bicol_printer.html   (1372 words)

  
 Bicol Region - PIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a report to DENR Secretary Elisea G. Gozun, DENR Bicol regional executive director Oscar M. Hamada said that 20 units of conveyance and two kinds of equipment used in the illegal trade were also seized during the period.
regional director Jose Guevarra bared that on top of the incentive given to the farmers for every kilogram of palay sold to the agency, delivery and drying incentive fees in the amount of P0.10 and P0.15 respectively for a total of P9.25 per kilogram to be given to individual farmer delivering his harvest to NFA.
The EMB in Bicol is a member of search/awards committee for the cleanest water boy in the Partido area.
www.pia.gov.ph /bicol.htm   (2073 words)

  
 NSCB-RD5 - Overview of the Region
The Region has a total land area of roughly 18,130.4 square kilometers, 6.0 percent of the country's total land area.
The population of the Bicol Region reached 4,686,669 as of May 1, 2000, growing at an average annual rate of 1.73 percent between 1995 and 2000.
On the northernmost part of the region is the province of Camarines Norte whose capital, Daet, holds the distinction of being the town to erect the first monument of the country's national hero, Jose Rizal.
www.nscb.gov.ph /ru5/overview/default.html   (408 words)

  
 Bicol Express - Market Manila
What many people assume to be a dish native to Bicol due to its name and the abundance of sili na mahaba (long green chillies) is in fact a Manila invention.
I am very willing to believe that Bicol had a dish similar to this but it is interesting how the name which was only coined in the late 1950’s at the Grove has stuck to all the modern versions.
Since the trains have only been running to Bicol for 50-60 years and the “Express” less than that, the local gulay na lada as it was known just got a bit of an update.
www.marketmanila.com /archives/bicol-express   (1410 words)

  
 Bicol - Bicol Business Directory
Some 60 campus journalists from 15 schools in the region are participating in the event.
Bicol Region or Bicolandia is one of the 16 regions of the Philippines occupying the Bicol Peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon island and some other is
The inhabitants speak Bikol, and the commercial/financial centers and transportation hubs are Naga City, the Heart of Bicol, and Legazpi City, the regional center.
bicolbusinessdirectory.com   (383 words)

  
 Bicol American Society
We are Americans and the families of Americans living in the Bicol Region of the Philippines.
Bicol Region is the southeast of Luzon and surrounding smaller islands, where Bicolano or Bikol is mostly spoken.
Language Map of Bicol at http://www.geocities.com/bicolamericans/Language.jpg shows where Bicolano, Masbate and other languages of the Bicol Region are spoken.
www.geocities.com /bicolamericans   (719 words)

  
 Bicol forests disappearing, says DENR exec - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hamada said that of the 1.76 million hectares total land area of the region, 541,189 hectares are classified as forest or timberland but only 141,431 hectares have actual forest cover.
The DENR official said Bicol had long reached what is called irreversible descent in its ecological balance, which requires a minimum of 60 percent forest cover.
Antonio Abawag, regional technical director for forestry, said their present campaign against illegal cutters in the region is hampered by a meager budget and lack of personnel.
news.inquirer.net /regions/index.php?index=1&story_id=56283   (598 words)

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