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Brief description

Sorsogon is situated at the southernmost tip of Luzon. As a part of the gateway to the Visayas and
Mindanao, the province is a melting pot of cultures and influences. From its earliest days as a trading
post frequented by Chinese and Malay merchants, Sorsogon has evolved into a center of trade and
commerce in the Bicol Region.

Sorsogon offers the visitor a wide variety of diversions from scuba diving to snorkeling, sport fishing,
swimming, boating, island hopping, mountain climbing, biking, hiking, spelunking, or just simply
touching base with nature. The tourist, too, can revel in Sorsogons pageantry and celebration during
its numerous festivals and fiestas, and experience its rich cultural heritage.

In Sorsogon, you will never run out of things to do, sights to see, places to explore, folk celebrations
to join and enjoy. This is Sorsogon, the Land of Kasaggayahan a land of peace and serenity, and
happy, hospitable people.

The province of Sorsogon on the north extends westward from 124 to 123 longitude and on the
north-south axis from 120 to 130 north latitude. Forming a triangle shape, it is bounded on the
north by the province of Albay and Albay Gulf, on the south by Samar and San Bernardino strait; on
the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the west by Burias Island and Ticao Pass.

Major Industries

Sorsogon is now considered as one of the major supplier of geothermal power energy to the entire
Luzon grid. It also hosts the vast geothermal reservation area where the Bac-Man Geothermal
Production Field and the Bac-Man Geothermal Power Plants are located. Both used to be owned by
the government but now are owned by the First Gen Company of the Lopez family. The power plants
have a rated capacity of 130 megawatts. It has a Buko Juice Factory, the Peter Paul Philippines
Corporation situated at the heart of Sorsogon City. It processed coconut water concentrate and
desiccated coconut products. In 2011, the province had a total of 73 manufacturing establishments.
These include 18 bakeries 12 coco products, 16 ricemills,18 furniture and house industries, 4 gravel
and sand, and 5 ironworks. There are other manufacturing activities which are not registered due
perhaps to their small scale operations. These processing activities derive their materials from the
mangrove forests such as nipa and anahaw shingles. There are 28 banks operating in the entire
province of Sorsogon. They are categorized into government banks, commercial banks,
thrift/savings banks, rural banks and cooperative banks.

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