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LOBRIGO, LEEANN N. | Sorsogon Region V HISTORY Sorsogon is a province in the Philippines located in the Bicol Region. It is the southernmost province in Luzon and is subdivided into fourteen municipalities (towns) and one city. Its capital is Sorsogon City (formerly the towns of Sorsogon and Bacon) and borders the province of Albay to the north. Sorsogon is at the tip of the Bicol Peninsula and faces the island of Samar to the southeast across the San Bernardino Strait and Ticao Island to the southwest. Sorsogueños is how the people of Sorsogon call themselves. Sorsogon City 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. RA 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. The merged municipalities of Bacon and Sorsogon more or less shared the same establishment pattern with Bacon leading the way. The present-day settlements grew out of the Spanish missionary efforts in the 1600s. They both started as missions that were later made into parishes and eventually declared as civilian political units. Both places were already settled when the Spanish missionaries came in the 1600s. Pre-historic artifacts found pointing to human habitation ranged from the 3,000-year old remains in a cave in Bacon and ancient burial sites dug upstream of rivers in Sorsogon | POPULATION Its population as determined by the Census was 168,110. This represented 21.20% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 2.90% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 609 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,577 inhabitants per square mile.
| Sorsoganon Language Sorsoganon or Sorsogon Bikol (Bikol: Bikol Sorsogonese) - Is a group of Bisayan languages spoken in the province of Sorsogon in the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon Island in the Philippines. They are closely related to Waray . There are two principal varieties, which are distinct enough to be considered separate languages: - Southern Sorsogon (also known as Gubat and Waray); and - Central Sorsogon (also called Masbate Sorsogon) | CULTURE Festivals Town Fiestas Most of the inhabitants of the province belong to the ethnolinguistic Bicolano and Bisakol groups. Sorsogueños are religious, being mostly Roman Catholics, and are active in festivities celebrated throughout the year. Each town honors their Patron Saint with celebration on its Feast Day. In Sorsogon City, the locals celebrate the Fiesta of the Patron Saints Peter and Paul every June 28–29 annually. Another featured attraction during town fiestas are the traveling carnivals set up near the town center. In Gubat, the feast of Gubat is celebrated on June 13.

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