REGION VBICOL REGIONOverviewThe Bicol Region is located in the southernmost tip of Luzon, which lies at 123 to 126 degreeslongitude and 12 to 14 degrees latitude or generally at the mid-section of the country. It has atotal land area of 17,362 square kilometers representing 5.67% share of the Philippines interms of land area.The region is the gateway of Luzon to the Visayas and Mindanao and is within theinternational seas, hence, the gateway to the Pacific. Located in the heart of the industrializedcountries, the place would serve as a jumping board for market and business in the PacificRim, Europe, and the United States.Bicol is accessible by land from Manila and the rest of Luzon thru the Maharlika and QuirinoHighways. From the Visayas and Mindanao islands, it can be reached via the Matnog ferryterminal. Manila is about 10 hours away from Legaspi City. It is serviced by major bus linestraversing the Manila-Bicol route.CapitalPopulationProvinces,Cities andMunicipalities(as of 31 March 2010)BarangaysLegazpi City5,420,411 (as of 01 May 2010)6 ProvincesAlbayCamarines NorteCamarines SurCatanduanesMasbateSorsogon7 Cities107 Municipalities3,471 (as of March 2010)Physical CharacteristicsLocationLand AreaTopography13 30' N 123 20 ESouthernmost tip of Luzon Island1,763,250 ha. Slightly undulating to rolling and from hilly to mountainous Volcanoes and mountains dominate the sceneries in thecountryside.

Climate: Tropical, with a normal average year-round temperature of27.4 C to 29.6 C Two pronounced seasons --- dry and wetNatural ResourcesLand ResourcesCertified Alienable & Disposable landForest landWater Resources1,238,091 ha.525,159 30 river basins provide an estimated annual runoff of 12,804MCM of surface water across the region Groundwater has an estimated storage of 22,449 MCM regionwideHuman ResourcesIndicatorEmployment ProfileEmployment RateUnemployment RateLabor Force Participation RateEducational ProfileNumber of College Graduates (Publicand Private)Employed Persons by IndustryAgricultureIndustryServicesReference Infrastructures / UtilitiesTransportationA. Land TransportationRoadsIndicatorNational Road Length(in 01120111,140.20764.68

RailwaysGravel2011Earth2011Length of Existing Bridges2011(in Lineal Meters) Philippine National Railways (PNR)- Bicol Express- Isarog Express405.631.9419,375.01B. Air TransportationAirports Legazpi City International AirportNaga (Pili) AirportBagabas (Daet) AirportBulan AirportMoises R. Espinosa (Masbate) Airport Base port in Legazpi CityTabaco City Terminal PortJose Panganiban PortsPantao Port in Libon Albay38 implemented by LGUs7 municipal fishing ports1 barangay fishing port in Legaspi CityC. PortsNational PortsLocal PortsFishing PortsPublic UtilitiesA. ElectrificationIndicatorTotal Power Generated(in Gigawatt-Hours)Energization CoverageMunicipalitiesBarangaysB. Water SupplyReference Period2011Data1,234.21201120111123,410

39 operational water districts strategically located in the urban areas of the region 66.11% total households provided with potable waterC. CommunicationsIndicatorReference tionsTelephone Density (per nomic AccountsAt Current PricesIndicatorGross Regional Domestic ProductAgricultureIndustryServicesPer Capita GRDPReferencePeriod20112011201120112011Data(in thousand torOffices of the Financial SystemBanking InstitutionsNon-Bank Financial IntermediariesNon-Bank Thrift InstitutionsInvestment Potentials Agribusiness and fishery- Commercial production of crops- Poultry and livestock- Seaweed production- Animal and aqua feeds281281-

Mass housingEnergyIron and SteelCreative industries or Knowledge-based Services- Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Construction- Infrastructure activities- Shipbuilding- Research and development- Green projects- Motor VehiclesPriority Industries AgricultureCommercial fishingMiningJewelries manufacturingProducts riesCost of Doing BusinessContact DetailsGovernor Joey SalcedaProvince of AlbayGovernor Migz VillafuerteProvince of Camarines Edgardo TalladoProvince of Camarines NorteGovernor Joseph CuaProvince of CatanduanesTel. No. (054) No. (052)

Governor Rizalina Seachon-LaneteProvince of MasbateGovernor Raul LeeProvince of SorsogonTel. No. (056) No. (056) labor.html

REGION V . BICOL REGION . Overview . The Bicol Region is located in the southernmost tip of Luzon, which lies at 123 to 126 degrees longitude and 12 to 14 degrees latitude or