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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Sorsogon
Region: Bicol Region (Region V)
Capital: Sorsogon City
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—650,535 (37th largest)
Density—304 per km² (19th highest)
Area: 2,141.4 km² (22nd smallest)
Languages: Bikol
Governor: Sally Ante Lee (Lakas-CMD) (2007-2010)

Sorsogon is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region; it is the southernmost province in Luzon. Its capital is Sorsogon City and borders the province of Albay to the north. Sorsogon is at the tip of the Bicol Peninsula and faces the island of Samar to the southeast across the San Bernardino Strait. Image File history File links Ph_seal_sorsogon. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... 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 islands. ... Sorsogon City is a city located at the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... Bicolano or Bikol is an Austronesian language used in the Philippines particularly on the Bicol Peninsula on the island of Luzon. ... Sally Ante Lee is the Governor of Sorsogon province in the Philippines. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Ph_locator_map_sorsogon. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... 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 islands. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Sorsogon City is a city located at the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Albay is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... Bicol Region is one of the regions of the Philippines occupying the Bicol Peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon island. ... Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines. ... The San Bernardino Strait is a strait in the Philippines. ...

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People and culture

Festivals

Most of the inhabitants of the province belong to the ethnolinguistic Bicolano and Bisakol groups. Sorsogon was once a part of Albay and once also included Masbate. Sorsogueños are very religious and funloving. Being mostly Roman Catholics, they are active in every festivity celebrated throughout the year. For instance, like any other Filipino ethnolinguistic groups, they celebrate the fiesta of the Patron Saints Peter and Paul in Sorsogon city every June. Also, by the last week of October, the Kasangayahan festival is celebrated in the whole province. At the midst of the latter festivity, myriads of botanical shows, and painting are conducted. Most of the people will hang out in carnivals and concerts. Another occasion is the Pili festival, which includes street dancing by locals donning Pili nut costumes, cooking competitions, fireworks displays, and even a nutcracking session along the road by the locals. Every barangay has its own fiesta and Patron saint which are highlighted by yearly buffet feast in every Sorsogueño home. Bicolano or Bikol is an Austronesian language used in the Philippines particularly on the Bicol Peninsula on the island of Luzon. ... Bisakol are two kinds of major dialects of the Philippines which comprises Bisaya (or Visayan) and Bikolano from the province of Bicol. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Apostle Peter, also known as Saint Peter, Shimon Keipha Ben-Yonah/Bar-Yonah, Simon Peter, Cephas and Keipha—original name Shimon or Simeon (Acts )—was one of the Twelve Apostles whom Jesus chose as his original disciples. ... Paul of Tarsus (b. ...


During the Holy Week season (celebrated as early as week of March or 1st week of April), people flock to the Saints Peter and Paul cathedral and start the procession in barefoot, with carts bearing statues of Jesus Christ on his way to crucifixion. Holy Week (Latin: ) in Christianity is the last week of Lent. ... For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Crucifixion is an ancient method of execution, where the condemned is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross and left to hang until dead. ...


Minorities

Minorities in the province include Muslim immigrants from Mindanao, who engage in street vending and small shop businesses. Their mosque is situated inside Sitio Bolangan on the outskirts of the city. There is also a significant small Chinese population who are mostly owners of hardware stores and commodity shops (some of whom have intermarried with the natives) and dwell in the business center. Indian (called "Darkies") communities are also present. They engage in money lending businesses--colloquially called "five-six". There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. ... A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...


Education and language

Education is highly valued as an investment for the future, attested by state and private schools and colleges which dot the province. Almost all people understand Tagalog and Bicolano. The local language spoken by Sorsogueños varies from district to municipalities. To illusrate, the form of Bisakol (called Waray Sorsogon) spoken in Barcelona, Gubat, Irosin, Sta. Magdalena, Matnog and Bulusan slightly differs from the form (called Masbate Sorsogon) spoken in the city of Sorsogon and the municipalities of Magallanes, Juban and Casiguran. North of Sorsogon City, in Castilla, Pilar, Donsol, and Bacon (merged with Sorsogon city; see History), a form of Bikol is spoken. The former municipalities mentioned use words and intonations from Visayan languages such as Waray-Waray, Cebuano and Ilonggo, and Bisakol is considered a Warayan language like Waray-Waray of Samar and Leyte. English is also understood by most educated people. It is used in all government documents, schools, and in business. This language has also become increasingly important as businesses such as call centers, and medical transcription require prospective applicants to be proficient in it. Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Bicolano or Bikol is an Austronesian language used in the Philippines particularly on the Bicol Peninsula on the island of Luzon. ... Bisakol are two kinds of major dialects of the Philippines which comprises Bisaya (or Visayan) and Bikolano from the province of Bicol. ... Bicolano or Bikol is an Austronesian language used in the Philippines particularly on the Bicol Peninsula on the island of Luzon. ... The Visayan languages of the Philippines, along with Tagalog and Bikol, are part of the Central Philippine language family. ... Wáray-Wáray (commonly spelled as Waray-Waray; also referred to as Winaray or L(in) eyte-Samarnon) is a language spoken in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte (eastern portion), and Biliran in the Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugbuanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 18,000,000 people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place, added... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A call centre (Commonwealth English) or call center (AmE) is a centralised office of a company that answers incoming telephone calls from customers or that makes outgoing telephone calls to customers (telemarketing). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Political

Sorsogon is subdivided into 14 municipalities and 1 city. Albay Gulf lies to the north, Sorsogon Bay to the southwest, Ticao Pass between Sorsogon and Ticao Island, and San Bernardino Strait in the south. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Albay Gulf is a large gulf in the southern part of Luzon island, Philippines, at . ... Sorsogon Bay is a large bay in the southern part of Luzon island, Philippines, at . ... Ticao Island is one of the three major islands of Masbate Province in the Philippines. ... The San Bernardino Strait is a strait in the Philippines. ...


Image:SorsogonProvinceDetail.png Image File history File links SorsogonProvinceDetail. ...

City/Municipality No. of
Barangays
Area
(km²)
Population
(2000)
Mayor
)
Barcelona
Ronnie Salvador N. Estuye
Bulan
Helen C. De Castro
Bulusan
Juan Guysayko
Casiguran
Ma. Ester A. Hamor
Castilla
Olivia M. Bermillo
Donsol
Jerome F. Alcantara
Gubat
Deogracias B. Ramos, Jr.
Irosin
Ma. Lilia B. Gonzales
Juban
Ma. Theresa G. Fragata
Magallanes
Abelardo L. Arambulo, Sr.
Matnog
Guillermo G. So
Pilar
Dennis A. Sy-Reyes
Prieto Diaz
Benito L. Doma
Santa Magdalena
Amadeo F. Gallanosa
Sorsogon City
Leovic R. Dioneda

Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 614 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1712 × 1672 pixel, file size: 302 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Logo of Barcelona taken from http://www. ... Barcelona is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Bulan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Bulusan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Casiguran is a municipality in the province of Sorsogon, in the Philippines. ... Castilla is a 4th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Donsol is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Gubat is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Irosin is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Juban is a 4th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Magallanes is a 4th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Matnog is a 4th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Pilar is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Prieto Diaz is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Santa Magdalena is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Sorsogon City is a city located at the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ...

Post 1986 people power uprising

In 2000, the municipalities of Bacon and Sorsogon was merged to create Sorsogon City.[1] Sorsogon City is a city located at the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ...


References

  1. ^ NSCB - 2001 Factsheet - 12 New Cities Created, July-December 2000.

External links

  • Travel notes from Sorosgon

Coordinates: 12°50′N, 123°55′E Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Barcelona is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Bulan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Bulusan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Casiguran is a municipality in the province of Sorsogon, in the Philippines. ... Castilla is a 4th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Donsol is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Gubat is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Irosin is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Juban is a 4th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Magallanes is a 4th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Matnog is a 4th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Pilar is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Prieto Diaz is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Santa Magdalena is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Sorsogon City is a city located at the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Image File history File links Ph_seal_sorsogon. ... 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Sorsogon is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon.
Its capital is Sorsogon City and borders the province of Albay to the north.
Sorsogon is at the tip of the Bicol Peninsula and faces the island of Samar to the southeast across the San Bernardino Strait.
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