- Popularly known as the Bicol Region, Region 5 is
situated at the southernmost tip of the Luzon land
- The Bicol Region is composed of six provinces
(Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes,
Masbate and Sorsogon).
- Region 5 is accessible from Metro Manila through the
Maharlika and Quirino highways and the PNR mainline
- Travel time is 12 hours away from Manila by land to
Legazpi City and 45 minutes by plane.
The region occupies the Bicol
Peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon island. The
inhabitants speak Bicolano, and the regional capital,
commercial/financial center and transportation hub is