Bicol Region is the southeastern peninsula of Luzon,
the largest island of the Philippines. It is comprised
of six provinces, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte,
Camarines Sur, Masbate and Sorsogon.
Mt.Mayon. The commanding and dramatic Mayon Volcano is located near Legaspi City. “Mayon” came from local Bicolano word magayon which means “beauty”.
DaragaChurch, Daraga. The legendary account gives meaning to the name DARAGA which refers to the more popular meaning of a Maiden. It is the local term for unmarried woman not only in the municipality of DARAGA but also in the entire Bicol Region. The early beginnings of Daraga dates back to 12th century where the settlement underwent several changes in location due to the constant threats posed by Mayon Volcano, adopting names from Budiao to Cagsawa and finally Daraga.
Cagsawa Ruins. The baroque church of Cagsawa was destroyed during the most destructive eruption of the nearby Mayon Volcano in February 1, 1814. Hundreds of inhabitants of the town of Cagsawa purportedly sought refuge in the church but were killed by flowing lava. Only the belfry and some parts of the convent can be seen today.
Just last March 10 to 13, our group Travelere Internationale went to Bicolandia to visit Mt.Mayon (Legaspi City,Albay), to swim with the Butandings (Donsol, Sorsogon) and to have this Buhis-Buhay experience in this Secret Paradise (Caramoan, Camarines Sur). God is really amazing! And Bicol region is very blessed!
-credits to Wikipedia and other sources for the history of Mt.Mayon, Daraga, and Cagsawa. :)