State of Bicol

Mayon Volcano, found in the province of Albay 
(photo by Isgg811)
Bicol, a prospective state in south Luzon, Philippines covering most of the Bicol Peninsula. The origin of the name Bicol is unclear; it may have been derived from Bico, a river that drains in San Miguel Bay.


The Bikol or Bicolano are reputed for their idealism. From the politicians they elect in office, their active civil participation in policymaking, to their strict adherence to leading-edge evacuation procedures, the Bikol assert what is ideal and are thorough in pursuing it.
A Bikol man in traditional warrior clothing
(photo by PaneDM)