Welcome to the whaleshark paradise of the Philippines! Sorsogon is located in the southern tip of Luzon Island
which makes it the southernmost province of Bicol Region. It is bounded on the north
by the province of Albay, on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the southwest by Ticao Pass.
It is accesible by land and sea transportation. The RO-RO port of Matnog municipality is the gateway to the Visayas and Mindanao.
Terrain consists of coastal plains with hills and mountains at the interior
parts of the province. Highest peak is 1,559-meter Mt. Bulusan. The eastern part has no dry season with a very pronounced
maximum rainfall from November to January while the western part experience rainfall which is more or less evenly
distributed throughout the year.
Sorsogon Provincial Capitol
Economic Profile, Products and Industries
- Lino Brocka - Movie Director, National Artist
- Eddie Garcia - Actor, Movie Director
- Michael V. - Actor, Commedian, Television Personality
Majority of the population are engaged either in farming or fishing. Agricultural production in 2007 are
as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Sorsogon in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Other farm products are abaca, pili nuts, rootcrops, and vegetables. Cottage industries include hat and mat weaving, footwear making
and miscellaneous arts and crafts. Poverty incidence is very high at 55.3%. A total of 24 banks is serving the province as of 2007 with total
deposits of 2.9 billion pesos.
Eco-tourism-related businesses are highly recommended in Sorsogon. Same with agribusiness.
Manufacturing plants can be viable since the province is
strategically located along shipping lines and a jump-off point to eastern Visayas and Mindanao.
See List of Sorsogon Municipalities
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Sorsogon Province
- Donsol - famous for whaleshark watching
- Lake Bulusan, Bulusan Volcano and Masacrot Hot Spring
- Rizal Beach in Gubat
- Barcelona Church
Capitol photo credit to viewphotos.org
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