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Sorsogon Province, Philippines

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List of Municipalities in the Sorsogon Province within Region V in the Republic of The Philippines
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Seal of the Province of Sorsogon
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Location of Sorsogon within the Philippines
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Welcome Arch Province of Sorsogon
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Provincial Capitol Building of Sorsogon
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Saint peter and paul cathedral sorsogon
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Mt. Balusan, A dormant volcano in Sorsogon

Province of Sorsogon, Philippines

  • Sorsogon has 14 Municipalities, 1 City and 541 Barangays.
  • Sorsogon is within Region V and is a 2nd Class province with 14 Municipalities, 1 City and 541 Barangays.

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Location of Sorsogon, Philippines

article copied verbatim from : http://www.tourism.gov.ph/

The province of Sorsogon on the north extends westward from 124° to 123° longitude and on the north-south axis from 120° to 130° north latitude. Forming a triangle shape, it is bounded on the north by the province of Albay and Albay Gulf, on the south by Samar and San Bernardino strait; on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the west by Burias Island and Ticao Pass.

Sorsogon is situated at the southernmost tip of Luzon. As a part of the gateway to the Visayas and Mindanao, the province is a melting pot of cultures and influences. From its earliest days as a trading post frequented by Chinese and Malay merchants, Sorsogon has evolved into a center of trade and commerce in the Bicol Region.

Sorsogon offers the visitor a wide variety of diversions from scuba diving to snorkeling, sport fishing, swimming, boating, island hopping, mountain climbing, biking, hiking, spelunking, or just simply touching base with nature. The tourist, too, can revel in Sorsogon’s pageantry and celebration during its numerous festivals and fiestas, and experience its rich cultural heritage.

In Sorsogon, you will never run out of things to do, sights to see, places to explore, folk celebrations to join and enjoy. This is Sorsogon, the Land of Kasaggayahan – a land of peace and serenity, and happy, hospitable people.

History of Sorsogon, Philippines

article copied verbatim from wikipedia:

In 1570 two Augustinian friars, Alonzon Jiménez and Juan Orta, accompanied by a certain captain, Enrique de Guzmán, reached Hibalong, a small fishing village near the mouth of Ginangra River, and planted the cross and erected the first chapel in Luzon.

It was from this village that Ibalong, referring to the whole region, came to be. Moving inland with a northwesterly direction they passed by the territory now known as Pilar, before they reached Camalig, Albay. The establishment of the Abucay-Catamlangan Mission later was ample proof of this The early towns established here were: Gibalon in 1570 (now sitio of Magallanes); Casiguran -1600; Bulusan – 1631; Pilar – 1635; Donsol – 1668; Bacon – 1764; Juban and Matnog - 1800; Bulan - 1801; Castilla – 1827; Magallanes – 1860; Sorsogon – 1866 and Irosin – 1880. The province was eventually separated from Albay on October 17, 1894 and adopted the name Sorsogon. The town of Sorsogon was also selected as its capital.

On 1935 Philippine Constitutional convention, Sorsogon had its own delegates. They were Adolfo Grafilo, Francisco Arellano, José S. Reyes, and Mario Guarino.

People of Sorsogon, Philippines

  • Sorsogon Population (as of 2010 Census) = 740,743
  • Sorsogon Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 709,673

  • Sorsogon Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 347,488

Elected Government Officials of Sorsogon, Philippines

Elected officials of Sorsogon for the term of 2013-2016

Elected officials of Sorsogon for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Sorsogon for the term of 2007-2010

Businesses in Sorsogon, Philippines

  • We invite you to list your business located in Sorsogon.
  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
    • Resorts, restaurants, pension houses, or hotels are welcome to be listed here.
    • Bakery, Mechanical Shop, Bicycle Shop, Tailor shops can be listed here.
    • If you have a pharmacy or gas station, it can be listed here too.
    • Hardware stores, Agrivets, salon, spas, etc. are welcome to be listed.
  • We do not allow external links exept for our sponsors zamboanga.com and maletsky.com. If you have an external site for your business you may not link to it in Z-Wiki but you can point to it. e.g. list it like this: www.my??business.com - this tells the people of your website but it does not link to it.
  • Businesses in Sorsogon
    1. The name of your business, address, phone number

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

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Sorsogon, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.

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

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. We can even provide you with a free webpage for you. We can help you.

  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Sorsogon here.
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Sorsogon here.
  • List the Methodist churches in Sorsogon here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Sorsogon here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Sorsogon here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Sorsogon here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Sorsogon here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Sorsogon here.

Schools in Sorsogon, Philippines

School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, 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 multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.

Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.


School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Sorsogon 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

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Sorsogon, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Sorsogon you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Sorsogon, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Sorsogon Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Sorsogon, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Sorsogon Philippines, Jobs" page.

Natural Resources of 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, Philippines

  • Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Sorsogon in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Sorsogon. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
  • Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Sorsogon landmarks here.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Sorsogon, Philippines

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Sorsogon.

Philippine News

  • Bilateral trade between PH, Indonesia gets boost
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:07 am
The bilateral trade relations between the Philippines and Indonesia would be given another boost after the latter had relaxed trade restrictions at its Bitung Port, Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said.
“This is part of the Asean BIMP-Eaga (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area) effort to promote trade for that subregion. There will be Ro-ro (rollon-rolloff) service for Davao-Bitung and this is in anticipation of that,” Domingo said in a text message ........................ Full Story»

  • Pope sets Philippine trip January 15-19
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:33 pm
MANILA, Philippines – Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015, to meet earthquake and typhoon survivors in the Visayas, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said.
In a media briefing on Tuesday, July 29, Tagle said the Vatican will release other details "later in the year."........................ Full Story»

  • Phl masters open WPT bid, rip Bulgars
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines hacked out an emphatic 5-1 win over Bulgaria to get its drive in the World Pool Team Championship going Monday night at Tongzhou Luhe High School in Beijing, China.
Dennis Orcollo, Lee Vann Corteza, Carlo Biado and Rubilen Amit played true to form and impose their dominance against Bulgaria’s Stanimir Dimitrov, Radostin Dimov, Lyudmil Georgiev, and Kristina Zlateva en route to winning the six-game set in Group A hostilities with plenty to spare ............................ Full Story»

Sorsogon Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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4700 Sorsogon Sorsogon Province
4701 Bacon Sorsogon Province
4702 Casiguran Sorsogon Province
4703 Juban Sorsogon Province
4704 Bulusan Sorsogon Province
4705 Magallanes Sorsogon Province
4706 Bulan Sorsogon Province
4707 Irosin Sorsogon Province
4708 Matnog Sorsogon Province
4709 Sta. Magdalena Sorsogon Province
4710 Gubat Sorsogon Province
4711 Prieto Diaz Sorsogon Province
4712 Barcelona Sorsogon Province
4713 Castilla Sorsogon Province
4714 Pilar Sorsogon Province
4715 Donsol Sorsogon Province

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.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be posted in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages

Sorsogon, Philippines Photo Gallery

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