Monday, March 2, 2015

Legazpi City, Philippines

Tourist Attractions
Ibalong Festival
Ibalong Festival. Starting the year 2011, Ibalong Festival was celebrated on August under the RESOLUTION NO. 0052-2011, a resolution changing the date of the Ibalong celebration from October to AUGUST of each year.

Japanese Cave
A two-week celebration in recognition of the socio-historic-cultural heritage of Bicolanos as based on the Ibalong Epic showcasing the bravery and strength in character of three heroes Baltog, Handyong, and Bantong as they fought against the villains Tandayog, Oryol, Rabot, and other wild monsters that threatened the place and orderliness of their place. Various activities are organized and conducted with an Executive Committee taking the lead.
Kanpukan Hill
Legazpi is a component city and capital of the province of Albay in the Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 182,201.

Wild Life
Legazpi City is the administrative center and largest city of the Bicol Region. It is also considered as the center of tourism, education, health services, commerce and transportation in the Bicol Region.

Guadalupe Shrine
Mayon Volcano, one of the Philippines' most popular icons and tourist destinations, is partly within the city's borders. Legazpi is located on the east or Pacific coast of Albay province, specifically on Albay Gulf. The city comprises two districts: Legazpi Port, and Albay District. Legazpi's nickname is the "City of Fun and Adventure".

Brief History
The City began as a Barangay called Sawangan (now Legazpi Port) whose inhabitants were mostly fishermen and farmers.  From 1587 to 1616, the spiritual administration of the town was under the Franciscan friars of the DOCTRINA OF CAGSAWA (now Daraga).  Officially, the Royal Decree dated 22 September 1856 gave the name LEGAZPI to the ancient village of Sawangan, to perpetuate the memory of the Adelantado Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.  Don Lorenzo Hac was the first elected Gobernadorcillo. Rev. Camilo Abainza was acting Parish Priest.
Lignon Hill

St. Gregory Church
First a city under the Becerra Law of 1892, it was dissolved into a municipality during the American occupation.  A city for the second time by virtue of Republic Act No. 306 dated 18 July 1948, which included the Municipality of Daraga.  On 8 June 1954, it was once more re-created as a municipality.  Finally, on 12 June 1959, per Republic Act No. 2234, as amended by Republic Act No. 5525, Legazpi became a city for the third time.  Presidential Decree No. 125, issued in 1973, declares the Municipality of Daraga as part of Legazpi City.

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