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Location

Bicol Region- Region V is located in the southernmost tip of the Luzon island. It is composed of 6 provinces- Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Catanduanes and Masbate.

The people in this region are called “Bicolanos”. They speak “Bikolano” but for whatever reasons the provinces have their own Bikolano language. Most people know how to speak Tagalog and English. However, the 2 islands lying closer to the Visayas Island- Masbate and Sorsogon speak a combination of Visayan and Bikolano languages.

People

Naga City is the capital of Camarines Sur. It is one of the developing cities in the country where the locals find their way of living.

The people here are traditional and conservative that I think is good since these characteristics are slowly fading away due to the modern world. They have a sweet tone of voice like the people of Cebu (Cebuanos) but in a different way. They are also known for their spicy and hot dishes.

Peṅafrancia Festival

Most people here are devoted Catholics. The Peṅafrancia Festival in Naga City is the highlighted event celebrated every 3rd Sunday of September. I really admire how these people strongly express their faith. It’s really one of a kind! You might want to include them on your list as one of the largest Marian devotion you’ve ever seen.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Crave for their Spicy foods!!!
  • Cons:get ready for a hot weather most of the time
  • In a nutshell:Naga City: experience the largest Marian devotion in the history
  • Last visit to Naga City: Sep 2012
  • Intro Updated Nov 30, 2012
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Sherry, this is a wonderful page! You have share beautiful photos and excellent information, especially on transportation. I have never heard of the Penafrancia celebration of the Blessed Virgin. There is, I believe, an Italian festival in my state called the "Virgilio" in which Mary is celebrated. I like the thought of people who are conservative and traditional! The world could use more of them!

    • theguardianangel's Profile Photo
      Aug 30, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Thank you Sylvia! I'll be coming back for the Penafrancia festival this coming September. I'll definitely get u a postcard;)

    • starship's Profile Photo
      Aug 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      You are a Guardian Angel!!

  • heydelin's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    People from Naga are the sweetest, my writer friend met up with a fan when we were there and the fan gave so much stuff to us, even treated us for merienda! :)

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