Ligao City was created by virtue of R.A. 9008. It is the 3rd city of Albay and the 6th in the
Bicol Region. It is part of the 3rd congressional district of Albay. Located in the interior part of Albay along the
Maharlika Highway, it is bounded on the north by the town of Oas, on the east by the city of Tabaco, Guinobatan on the south,
and Pio Duran on the west. The city was formerly a part of Polangui town and then it was ceded to
Oas before it became independent in 1666.
Like many other small Philippine cities, its economy is 70% agriculture-based. Much of its production
is consumed locally or sold to the neighboring towns. Coconut, rice, root crops and vegetables are the main products. Cottage industries such as piggery,
handicraft-making, and food processing are thriving with the help of the government.
Being centrally located along a national highway and surrounded by fertile soil, Ligao City has the
potential to become a supplier of products for sale to the surrounding towns and to the cities of Legaspi on the south,
Tabaco on the east and Iriga and naga on the north.
Production of high value crops as well as commercial poultry and hog raising is encouraged. The processing of coconut by-products especially virgin coconut oil and
oleochemicals hold much promise. The export of locally made handicrafts is potentially lucrative.
The tourism potential of the city is still undeveloped. It has a good panoramic view of
Mayon Volcano and its beaches are unspoiled.
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Ligao City
- Mayon Volcano
- Mt. Masaraga - offers an exhilarating experience for trekking
- Cabrera Resort at Barangay Bay
- Divinaflor Hidden Spring Resort
- Malison Lake
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