"Dagos tabi sa magayon na  ciudad nin Sorsogon .... Sararo sarabay sa progreso "

             The City of Sorsogon  was Created by virtue of Republic Act. 8806, which was signed into law on August 16, 2000 and ratified during a plebiscite on December 16, 2000. R.A. 8806, also known as the Cityhood Law, called for the  merger of the municipalities  of Sorsogon and Bacon into a component city of the Province of Sorsogon, Sorsogon thus, functioned as a full-pledged city  on June 30, 2001, with the assumption into office of  the first only officials. Located 600 kilometers southeast of Manila, Sorsogon is part of the geographical chain linking Luzon to the rest of the Philippines. It is a transshipment corridor  and serves as the seat of the Province of Sorsogon.





Getting there....

By PLANE:  The fastest way to reach  Sorsogon City is by plane, via Manila-Legazpi City. From Manila, Legazpi City is just 45-minutes away. From Legazpi City Airport, public transport utilities like buses and passenger vans are available to take you to Sorsogon City. The ride takes about one hours or less.

By BUS:  The most common means of travel to Sorsogon  City is by bus. Travel time from Manila is approximately 8-10 hours. There are several buses plying Manila-Sorsogon route and vice-versa range from air-conditioned to ordinary.

BACON: Oldest Pueblo Civil of Sorsogon. In the year 1609, The Fanciscans founded the settlement of Bacon, which later became a visita or barrio, and in 1617, it was separated from Casiguran to become an independent parish, which included Sta. Florentina (now Rapu-rapu), and Montupar (now Prieto-Diaz). Bacon's patroness was Our Lady of the Annunciation, until Fray Gregorio Sta. Ana replaced it with Sta. Rita de Casia. In 1853, however, Fray Remigio de Vera returned the Our Lady of the Annunciation, as patroness of the parish, up to the present time. Bacon is the oldest municipality (pueblo civil) of the province. It was founded in 1754. It is also the nearest town to the capitol town of Sorsogon, with a distance of only nine kilometers. The road connecting it is the oldest in the province. The municipality of Bacon (Now Bacon District, City of Sorsogon), as established by the Spanish government then, included under its jurisdiction the barrios of Sta. Florentina, Batan and Cagraray islands. When Sorsogon became an independent province from Albay, Bacon lost to Albay, Rapu-rapu, Batan and Cagraray islands. Also, the barrios of Suwa and Cabit were lost to the Municipality of Manito, also in Albay. Rapu-rapu became a municipality of Albay in 1901, while Prieto-Diaz was separated from Bacon in 1904, to become an independent municipality. With the separation of sorsogon from Albay, the boundaries separating them were moved from Balabagan to Suwa.  The Sorsogon-Bacon Bridge. Bacon was an important port during the Spanish period until the opening of the Sorsogon-Albay road in 1924. Government officials, businessmen and travelers from Manila used to come to Legaspi by train, and from Legaspi to Bacon, by the launch, San Antonio, and from Bacon to Sorsogon, by bus. Due to  the importance of the port in business, and the road, in transporting goods from Bacon to Sorsogon, Governor Peņaranda of Albay issued a decree in 1814 ordering the construction of Gabao Bridge, to be finished in forty-five days by polistas. One-half of the bridge, on the Bacon side, was constructed by polistas from Bacon, and the other half from Sorsogon (Unfortunately, this bridge is no longer there, having given way to the widening of the concrete roadway  going into Bacon, which is now a mere district of Sorsogon City) Fr. Isidoro Dino Taken from the book of "Tracing from Solsogon to Sorsogon Second Edition page20.            

                Sorsogon Education Known as one of the most progressive second-class provinces within the southern region of the Philippines, Sorsogon features high standard universities and colleges that comprise its outstanding education system. In order to teach students in the most efficient way possible, these schools offer first-rate academic programs. By offering high quality education without compromising the quality of education, many students love to enroll at these premier schools. More importantly, these wonderful colleges and universities have extensive scholarship programs in-stored for everyone.

Facts & Figures  Location: Region V, also known as the Bicol Region
Cities: 1 (Sorsogon City, the capital)
Population: approx. 700,000
Representation in Congress: 2
Municipalities: 14

The influence of the Spaniards can be readily seen in the fact that most of the inhabitants are Roman Catholics, and this is reflected by the numerous festivities dedicated to various saints and patrons. However there are also several minorities, including the Muslims. In Sitio Bolangan is a well known mosque, frequented by devotees. There are also some Chinese and Hindus, mostly in the capital where they are engaged in various businesses.

Language  Virtually everyone in the province can comprehend and speak Tagalog, and also Bicolano, but it is interesting to note that there exists a wide array of “local” dialects, which differ somewhat from district to district. This does not just refer to the distinctions between the Biocalno and Bisakol language; the Bisakol (also termed Waray) used in places like Satan Magdalena, Bulusan and Gubat are not the same as those spoken in Magallanes, Sorsogon City and Juban. Some also speak Cebuano and of course English is utilized in schools, and people, particularly in the capital, use it very well.



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