Region 5 (Bicol Region) : (Filipino: Kabikulan; Spanish: Bicolandia)
Located in the southernmost tip of Luzon Island, the largest island in the Philippines.
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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.
Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. Italo Calvino
Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines
Puchero (beef in bananas and tomato sauce), afritada (chicken and/or pork simmered in a peanut sauce with vegetables), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), pinakbet (kabocha squash, eggplant, beans, okra, and tomato stew flavored with shrimp paste) crispy pata (deep-fried pigs leg), hamonado (pork sweetened in pineapple sauce), sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls). More details at Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines
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