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Barangays of the City of Sorsogon, in the Sorsogon Province within Region 5 in the Republic of The Philippines
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Sorsogon City,
Sorsogon Province, Philippines

Sorsogon is the capital city of the province of Sorsogon.

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Geography of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 27,611

Location of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

  • 12.9667° N, 124.0000° E - Sorsogon City, Coordinates
  • Sorsogon City is in the Sorsogon province.
  • Sorsogon is within Region V – the Bicol Region in the island of Luzon.

History of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

article from the LGU of Sorsogon:www.sorsogontourism.com

When the Spanish conquistador, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, who was then based in Panay Island in the Visayas, dispatched, sometime between 1565 to 1570, to this part of the islands an expeditionary force headed by Capitan Luis Enriquez de Guzman, together with their chaplain, the Augustinian friar, Fray Alonso Jimenez, primarily to gather provisions for the starving Spanish force in Panay, and at the same time, evangelize whatever native villages they might come upon in the course of their foray, the group stumbled upon a small fishing village at the mouth of the Ginangra River, in what is now the Municipality of Magallanes.

This was the village of Gibalong, the very first Christian settlement in the island of Luzon. It was here where the first mass in Luzon was celebrated by the Augustinian friar, Fray Alonso Jimenez.

Thus, the name Ibalong, to refer to the whole of Bikol Region, really came from this small fishing village, Gibalong, which is now a mere sitio of Barangay Siuton, in Magallanes town, where the local parish constructed sometime in the 1970s a small wooden chapel and a concrete historical marker on the site. In some old Spanish maps, the Spanish cartographers even retained the original spelling by identifying, either the whole Bikol Region or parts of it – Tierra de Gibalong. In his book, From Ibalon to Sorsogon: A Historical Survey of Sorsogon Province to 1905 (New Day Pub. QC, Philippines, 1991), Dr. Luis C. Dery writes, “Historical records showed that the Spaniards started using the name Ibalon as early as 1567 to refer variously to a pre-Spanish native settlement in Sorsogon Gulf, to the entire Bicol Region, and sometimes to the entire island of Luzon. The Spaniards’ indiscriminate use of this name was due to their inadequate knowledge of Bicol geography at the outset of their exploration and conquest of the region. Gradually, they were able to delimit Ibalon and the rest of Kabikolan’s territory.”

Sorsogon became a province, separate from the Province of Albay to which it was formerly attached, in 1894. This is the reason why, in 1994 the centennial foundation anniversary of the Province started to be commemorated and celebrated with a festival – the Kasanggayahan Festival – every October of each year.

The name Sorsogon was originally spelled “solsogon” in most old Spanish maps. Solsogon is an old Bikol word, meaning, “to trace a river going upstream”. The rootword “solsog” is Bikol for “going against the current”. It is also variously pronounced and spelled as “sogsogon” or “sosogon”, which all really mean the same thing – “to trace a river, a trail, or a pathway”.

As the old folks story goes, after establishing a settlement in Gibalong, in what is now the town of Magallanes, the Spaniards fanned out to explore the area and one group soon came upon a small river emptying itself into what is now Sorsogon Bay. Tired and lost and not knowing where they were, the Spaniards asked a native about the name of the place. Ignorant of the Iberian tongue, and fearful of the white men with the funny hats and bushy countenances, the native, thinking that the strangers were asking for directions, simply pointed at the river and said, “Solsogon”, meaning, trace the river upstream to a native village beyond. And the name stuck.

From Solsogon to Sorsogon. The people of Sorsogon invites everyone, from whichever corner of the world they are, to trace the path towards the beautiful and most hospitable Province of Sorsogon.

People of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

  • Sorsogon City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 151,454
  • Sorsogon City Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 83,829

Elected Government Officials of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected officials of Sorsogon City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Sorsogon City: LEE, SALLY - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE
  • Vice-Mayor of Sorsogon City: DICHOSO, MA. CHARO - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • Councilors of Sorsogon City:
    • Bacon District:
    1. DIVINA, ROQUE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 5230 13.04%
    2. DESTACAMENTO, IÑIGO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 5112 12.75%
    3. DIOLATA, TIYO MANING INDEPENDENT 4865 12.13%
    4. DIONEDA, LARRY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 4518 11.26%
    • East District:
    1. JAMISOLA, JUN (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 8476 14.90%
    2. LAURA, JOVEN (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 8245 14.50%
    3. JAMISOLA, ELLEN (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 7376 12.97%
    4. LUBIANO, CHUCK (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 6386 11.23%
    • West District:
    1. AYO, ALDIN (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 6782 17.99%
    2. DURAN, DAVE (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 5018 13.31%
    3. BALDON, MONIQUE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 4796 12.72%
    4. RAVANILLA, PETER (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 4611 12.23%

Elected officials of Sorsogon City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon

Businesses in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

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  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
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  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale or lease in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

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Schools in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


The name of your school in Sorsogon City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

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Jobs in Sorsogon City

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Natural Resources of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

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Featured News of The Philippines

  • EU to enhance trade relations with Phl
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:33 pm
MANILA, Philippines - European Union (EU) countries are open to raise trade relationships with the Philippines through the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and the Philippines Customs and Tariff Act.
If approved, there would be a full removal of tariffs on 2/3 of Philippine products that will be exported to the EU. Tariff costs would be reduced as much as 15 percent, which would help in solving the port congestion in Manila ........................ Full Story»

  • Italian gov't gives P2.5B in agricultural support to Philippines
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:14 pm
MANILA, Philippines - The Italian government has given the Philippines over P2 billion in support for agricultural families in Mindanao, an official of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said.
Italian Assistance to the Agrarian Reform Community Development Support Program Project Manager Pabil Marohomsalic said the P2.5 billion fund will benefit more than 53,000 families of farmers in Southern Philippines ........................ Full Story»

  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

  • Fil-Am bags Asian speed skating bronze
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Kathryn Victory Magno flashed superb form and finished behind a pair of South Korean aces to capture the bronze medal in the Asian Open Short Track Speed Skating Trophy at the SM Skating Rink at SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall recently.
Magno, the lone Philippine entry in the event held for the first time in the country, actually showed up the 71-skater field in the early going but the 24-year-old Fil-Am and former national figure skater settled for third in three minutes and six seconds .............................. Full Story»

Your Story about Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

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The oldest man or woman in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

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Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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