Want to know more about Pili, Camarines Sur? Let’s dig some known facts about this Municipality. Fasten your seatbelt us we will travel to the Southern part of Luzon, the Bicol Region.
Bicol Region is not just rich in culture and tradition as for the past few years it was also seen to be more competitive, eagerly reaching economic progression. With the effort of the (6) six provinces: Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon. The region posted the highest growth rate with 8.9 and 7.4 percent in the years 2018 and 2019 respectively, based on the record of the Philippine Statistics Authority or PSA. This is one of the reasons why investors and businesses raring to invest as they see potential in the region.
Not only that, but of course because of its outstanding beauty, Bicol is one of the top and most visited places in Luzon. You and your family can witness the wonder of this place because aside from its natural resources we also have manmade tourist attractions where your adventures begin. And every province has its own unique products and remarkable places as well. Madyana! Bisitahon ta ang Bikolandia!
Here are a few things for you to know more about Pili, Camarines Sur:
THE LARGEST PROVINCE IN BICOL WHERE PILI IS LOCATED – CAMARINES SUR
Among the (6) six provinces of Bicol Region province of Camarines Sur is the largest both by population and land area. A total land area of 526, 682 hectares. Covering the 29.87 percent of the total area of the Bicol. Most of its areas are agriculture as it predominated the biggest land use in terms of land area.
The province is located in the central part of the Bicol Peninsula and the southeastern part of Luzon Island. Known for its history, culture, and natural wonders, CamSur is forsooth a competitive and beautiful province.
According to the official website of the provincial government of Camarines Sur it was in 1569 when the province recorded its first account of discovery and exploration of the Spaniard by Captain Luis Enriquez de Guzman and Fr. Alfonso Gimenez. Further, it was when the known people in history came to Bicol from the Northern part of Luzon to search for hidden resources such as gold, spices, and precious stone. It was also said that it was been proven that early settlers in the province bartered these with Chinese, Arabs, and Indians.
Briefly, it was said that in the latter part of the colonization of the Spaniards in the Philippines, Bicol was divided into two distinct groups: The southern portion, which is comprised of the area south of Camalig (Albay), Sorsogon, Masbate, Catanduanes, and present-day Partido was called Partido de Ibalon. The upper northern portion, comprised of Camalig (Albay) and all towns of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte or the so-called Partido de Camarines.
Partido de Camarines Sur, in the year 1892 was divided into Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte and united in 1854 to form the Province of Ambos Camarines. But again separated and united. At this time there are few discussions and deliberations that had been conducted until finally separated in the year 1917 by virtue of the Philippine Legislative Act No. 2711.
PILI AS CAPITAL TOWN
Bicol Region specifically Camarines Sur is composed of cross-sectoral development and external influences. Although predominantly the culture of it was mainly originated from Malay, because of the long stay of Spaniards they influenced the culture and way of living of Bicolanos.
Did you know that Naga City was the former capital of Camarines Sur and was founded in 1573? It was formerly known as Nueva Caceres named after a province in Spain that was said to belong to their original five royal cities. This was then designated as the capital until June 6, 1955. Later it was replaced by Pili as the provincial capital by the virtue of the Republic Act or RA 1336.
It was also mentioned that when Pili became the capital of Camarines Sur the edifice such as the Provincial Capitol was initiated to transfer from Naga to Pili by the former governor Juan F. Triviño. Brgy. Palestina was the first chosen place for the transfer of Capitol, however, because of the lack of funds at that time and the government prioritizing other important projects, it had been cancelled. It was later on constructed at Barangay Cadlan, Pili, another barangay in the said municipality.
Additional information for you to know more, Pili in Camarines Sur is a first class Municipality. With (26) Twenty-Six Barangays namely: Anayan, Bagong Sirang, Binanwaanan, Binongbong, Cadlan, Caroyroyan, Curry, Del Rosario, Himaao, La Purisima, New San Roque, Old San Roque (Poblacion), Palestina, Pawili, Sagrada, Sagurong, San Agustin, San Antonio (Poblacion), San Isidro (Poblacion), San Jose, San Juan (Poblacion), San Vicente (Poblacion), Santiago (Poblacion), Santo Niño, Tagbong and Tinangis.
As time passed by, a lot of enhancement such as putting convention center or also known as Provincial Capitol Complex, and other government offices were built near the Capitol. It was also openly known that the CWC or CamSur Watersports Complex a famous world-class wakeboarding and wakeskating facility is located inside the wide area of the Provincial Capitol. The place captivated the heart of many tourists. Because aside from the scenery, you can also eat delicious food in a low cost but with high quality of taste.
One of the Festivities being celebrated by the people of Camarines Sur especially those residing in Pili is the “Kaogma Festival”. You can see from the eyes of the people from neighboring municipalities enjoying the vibe and site of this festival.
PILI WHERE YOUR HOME OF CHOICE IS SITUATED
The very first project of Bria Homes in the Bicol Region is situated at Zone 5 San Nicolas, Barangay Palestina, Pili. It is just a few minutes away from Capitol and other relevant places in CamSur like the Naga Airport, government agencies, and offices. Bria Homes CamSur or Bria Homes Pili offers quality and affordable house and lot, as well as a secure community and high quality of living. It has a beautiful location as you may have a sight of Mount Isarog every day.
Bria Homes Camsur model units are as follow: Elena RH, Bettina TH, Alecza, Thalia SF, Angeli TH, Angeli DX and Angelique. You can visit anytime the beautiful site of Bria Homes in Pili and experience abundance in nature. We have model units where you can see a sample unit and stay amazed.
Knowing briefly the history of the Municipality and the Province can be one of your basis in choosing a place where you will spend the rest of your life with your family. Imagine waking up every day that everything you need is just around you, you’ll live in peace and prosperity.
Along the way, you can see a lot of Bicolanos’ proud products and services. This is why we want you to feel the same experience which will fulfill not just your stomach by the food, eyes with breathtaking views, but also your heart with the welcoming neighbors.
Written by Monika Nasol