Camarines Sur Province, Philippines
List Of Municipalities In The Camarines Sur Province within Region V(Bicol) in the Republic of The Philippines
Baao || Balatan || Bato || Bombon || Buhi || Bula || Cabusao || Calabanga || Camaligan || Canaman || Caramoan || Del Gallego || Gainza || Garchitorena || Goa || Lagonoy || Libmanan || Lupi || Magarao || Milaor || Minalabac || Nabua || Ocampo || Pamplona || Pasacao || Pili (Capital) || Presentacion || Ragay || Sagñay || San Fernando || San Jose || Sipocot || Siruma || Tigaon || Tinambac
Cities In The Province Of Camarines Sur: Iriga City || Naga City
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- 1 Location and Geography of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 2 History of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 3 People of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 4 Elected Government Officials of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 5 Businesses in Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 6 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 7 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 8 Schools in Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 9 Economy of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 10 Natural Resources of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 11 Tourists Attractions of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 12 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 13 Philippine News
- 14 Camarines Sur Zip Codes
- 15 Camarines Sur, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 16 The oldest living man or woman in Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 17 Camarines Sur, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 18 Disclaimer
Location and Geography of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 13.6667° N, 123.3333° E - Camarines Sur, Coordinates
Camarines Sur lies at the center of the Bicol Peninsula. The province is also the largest in the Bicol Region with a land area of 5,266.8 square kilometers. At the center of the province is Bicol Plain. Surrounding it are mountains, two of which are Mount Isarog and Mount Iriga. The eastern part of the province lies on the mountainous Caramoan Peninsula, which faces the island of Catanduanes to the east.
The Bicol River drains the central and southern parts of the province into San Miguel Bay. Mt. Asog is surrounded by three lakes: Buhi, Bato, and Baao.
History of Camarines Sur, Philippines
Known centuries ago as the Tierra de Camarines, the province is distinctly Spanish-founded settlement. Its name having been derived from "camaronchones" or "camarines", a Spanish word for "kamalig" referring to small nipa or bamboo-made huts by the natives.
In 1574, Governor General Guido de Lavezarez referred Camarines Sur to the King of Spain as Los Camarines, after the abundance of camarins-rice granaries - which were conspicuous features of the area.
Spanish colonizers later subjugated its people and denominated the area into two distinct aggrupations. The southern portion comprising the area south of the present town of Camalig (in Albay), Sorsogon, the islands of Masbate and Catanduanes, and the area, which is now Partido in present day, then called “Partido de Ibalon”. The northern, upper portion, which included from the present day Camalig town in Albay, and all towns of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte, was called “Partido de Camarines”.
Partido de Camarines was partitioned into Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte in 1829, and thereafter underwent fusion, annexations and re-partitions until March 19, 1919 when two provinces, jointly called Ambos Camarines, were finally separated with their present boundaries by decree of the First Philippine Legislature.
The Philippine Revolution started in Ambos Camarines when Elias Angeles and Feliz Plazo, Filipino corporals in the Spanish Army, sided with revolutionist and fought the local Spanish forces on September 17, 1898. Governor Vicente Zaidin capitulated to the revolutionist on the following day. With the arrival of General Vicente Lukban, the revolutionary government in the Bicol Region was established.
The American forces occupied the Bicol Peninsula in January 1900. In March of the same year. General John M. Bell was made the military governor of the southeastern Luzon. Civil government was finally established in Ambos Camarines in April 1901.
In December 1941, the air raid of the Japanese bombers and fighter planes was invading the province of Camarines Sur. In 1942, Japanese forces entered and occupied Camarines Sur.
At the outbreak of World War II. Guerilla units were organized by Wenceslao Q. Vinzons that waged underground operations against the Japanese troops stationed in Camarines Sur. After the capture of Vinzons on July 8, 1942, the guerilla movement was carried on by Lieutenant Francisco Boayes. In April 1945, Camarines Sur was finally liberated from the Japanese invaders against the combined Filipino and American troops in 1945.
On March 8, 1942, three months after Japanese Imperial Forces landed in Legazpi and Naga City, the famous Tangcong Vaca Guerilla Unit (TVGU) was organized in San Nicolas, Canaman with Juan Miranda as the Commanding Officer, Leon Aureus as the Executive Officer and Elias Madrid as the Finance Officer. Among the numerous Canamanons who joined-up soon afterwards either in the unit’s intelligence or combat components were Jose and Antonio Madrid, Mamerto Sibulo, Andres Fortaleza, Marcos Severo, Damaso Avenilla, Federico Crescini, Nicolas Vargas, Venancio Begino, Eugenio Ragodon, Juan Pachica, Santiago Amaro, Jose Gervas, Pedro Angeles, Aproniano Lopez, Andres Alzate, Modesto Sanchez, Blas Alcantara, Andres Aguilar, Florencio Frondozo, Alfredo de la Torre and Flaviano Estrada.
The establishment and built of the military general headquarters and military camp bases of the Philippine Commonwealth Army was active on 1942 to 1946 and the Philippine Constabulary was active on 1944 to 1946 in the province of Camarines Sur. The Filipino soldiers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary was sending the local military special operations in Bicol Region include the province of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon and the island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate and the engagements of the anti-Japanese Imperial military operations on 1942 to 1945 and aiding the Bicolano guerrilla resistance and the U.S. military forces against the Imperial Japanese military forces.
In 1945, Filipino and American troops along with the Bicolano guerrillas, liberated Camarines Sur from the Japanese forces towards the end of WWII. Local Filipino troops of the 5th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 55th, 56th and 57th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the 5th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary recaptured and liberated the province of Camarines Sur and aided the Bicolano guerrilla resistance fighters and the U.S. liberation military forces against the Imperial Japanese military forces.
Naga City, the former capital of Camarines Sur, was founded in 1573 as “Nueva Caceres” – namesake of the Province in Spain and among the original five royal cities of the colony. It was designated as the Province’s Capital by virtue of Philippine Legislative Act No. 2711 approved on March 10, 1917 until June 6, 1955, when Pili, the adjoining town was declared the Provincial Capital by virtue of Republic Act 1336 up to the present time.
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People of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- Population of Camarines Sur (as of 2015) = 1,953,000
Per the PSA: Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Camarines Sur posted a total population of 1,822,371 persons as of May 1, 2010. This is larger by 270,822 persons compared to its total population of 1,551,549 persons counted in the 2000 CPH. The increase in the population count from 2000 to 2010 translated to an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 1.62 percent. This is lower than the 1.74 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.
If the average annual PGR recorded at 1.62 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Camarines Sur would double in 43 years.
Fifty years ago, the population of Camarines Sur was only 819,565 persons. This population size is less than half of the population of the province in the 2010 CPH.
|Elected officials of Camarines Sur for the term of 2016-2019|
|Board Members of Camarines Sur|
- Elected officials of Camarines Sur for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Camarines Sur: Luis Miguel "Migz" Reyes Villafuerte III NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Camarines Sur: Fortunato "Ato" Cariño Peña NACIONALISTA PARTY
- House Representatives of Camarines Sur:
- 1st District Congressman: Rolando Guterrez Andaya Jr. LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
- 2nd District Congressman: Diosdado Ignacio JM Macapagal Arroyo LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
- 3rd District Congressman: ROBREDO, LENI (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- 4th District Congressman: MUHLACH, AGA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- 5th District Congressman: Salvio Balera Fortuno LIBERAL PARTY
- Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Julia, Nelson Bas
- Naval, Angel Garchitorena
- Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Pacamarra, Gilmar Salva
- Simando, Amador Laurel
- Fifth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Figuracion, Fabio Fortuna
- Espiritu, Rudito Jr. Panga
- Noble, Emmanuel Haber
- Elected officials of Camarines Sur for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Luis Raymund Favis Villafuerte Jr.
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Fortunato "Ato" Cariño Peña
- House Representatives:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Camarines Sur for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Camarines Sur for the term of 2007-2010
- House Representatives of Camarines Sur for the term of 2007-2010
Barangay Elected Officials of Camarines Sur Province
Businesses in Camarines Sur, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Camarines Sur, Philippines
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Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
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Schools in Camarines Sur, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
The name of your school in Camarines Sur 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.
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- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Camarines Sur, Philippines
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If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Camarines Sur, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Camarines Sur, 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.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Camarines Sur, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Camarines Sur, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
- OFW remittances hit $10.8B in Jan-April
- Tuesday, June 18, 2019
- MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) reached $10.811 billion in the first four months of 2019, a 3.7-percent increase from $10.426 billion in the same period last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday.
- For April alone, personal remittances totaled $2.713 billion, up 3.7 percent from $2.616 billion in the same month in 2018, but down 2.9 percent from $2.796 billion in March this year ........... Full Story»
- BSP sees higher GIR this year
- Monday, June 17, 2019
- THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects an increase in gross international reserves (GIR) this year on the back of its positive outlook on foreign portfolio investment flows.
- “In the case of gross international reserves, the projection for this year has been revised upward to $83 billion from $77 billion back in November. That largely reflects the continued inflows through the current account, as well as the recovery in portfolio flows,” BSP Department of Economic Research Director Dennis Lapid said in a briefing last Friday ........... Full Story»
- Youth triathletes reign in Vermosa
- Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines — Around 1,500 taekwondo performers are expected to see action in the 2019 PLDT Home Ultera/MVP Sports Foundation National Poomsae (forms) Championships on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.
- Participants will represent their respective chapters from all regions nationawide ............................... Full Story»
Camarines Sur Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
- This table is Sortable by City/Municipality or by ZipCode
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|4400||Naga City||Camarines Sur|
|4411||Del Gallego||Camarines Sur|
|4415||San Fernando||Camarines Sur|
|4423||San Jose||Camarines Sur|
|4431||Iriga City||Camarines Sur|
Camarines Sur, 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.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
The oldest living man or woman in Camarines Sur, Philippines
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