Region 5 (Bicol Region) : (Filipino: Kabikulan; Spanish: Bicolandia)
Located in the southernmost tip of Luzon Island, the largest island in the Philippines.
Albay Museums & Monuments...
Dedicated to Spanish Governor Jose Ma. Peñaranda
Legazpi Albay Gulf Landing
Built in 1995 in connection with the 5oth Anniversary of the Landing of the Allied American Forces in Legazpi City, which led to the City’s liberation from the Japanese occupation forces.
Dedicated to Filipinos martyred during the Japanese occupation.
A gift of United States of America to Albayanos after World War II.
Simeon A. Ola Monument
Tribute to the last Filipino General who surrender to the American Forces.
Jose Ignacio Paua Monument
Chinese mestizo general in the Philippine Revolution and leader of the expeditionary force to the Bicol Region.
Mythical Heroes of Ibalong
Relief sculptures of legendary heroes Baltog, Handyong and Bantong.
Bust of Miguel Lopez De Legazpi
By Royal Decree, Ramon Montero of the Gobierno Superior de las Islas Filipinas, named the town Albay Viejo (Legazpi Port District) as LEGAZPI and inaugurated on October 22, 1856 in memory of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Spanish Governor and Adelantado of the Philippines (1565-1572).
Battle of Legazpi Trylon
Situated in downtown Legazpi, it is a memorial to the valiant defense of Albayanos against American invaders in 1900.
Potenciano Gregorio Bust
Composer of the popular Bicol Kundiman Sarung Banggi.
Andres Bonifacio Monument
The lone stature of Katipunan Supremo in Albay built through the contribution of the towns folks.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. Cesare Pavese
Southern Philippine Cuisine
In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.
More details at Southern Philippine Cuisine
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