Pili Tourist Spots, History, Festivals

Pili is a 1st class landlocked municipality and the capital of Camarines Sur Province, Philippines.

Pili Municipal Hall
Pili Municipal Hall (Credit: FB account of Noeh Cenidoza)

Profile of Pili Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Midlle part of Camarines Sur in Bicol Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns and City –> Naga (north), Ocampo (east), Bula (south), Minalabac and Milaor (west)
Area –> 126.25 km2 (48.75 sq mi)
Population –> 89,545 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 230,657,834.85
Barangays –> 26
Terrain –> Plain with hills and mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Coconut, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 3rd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Gabriel “Gabby” Bordado
Mayor –> Tomas Bongalonta Jr.
Vice Mayor –> Rogelio Raymund D. Regondola

History of Pili

The settlement of Pili was established by the American authorities in 1901. It formally became a municipality in 1919. On June 6, 1955, the town was declared as the provincial capital by virtue of Republic Act 1336, replacing Naga City.

Economy of Pili

Pili is an agricultural town where rice, sugar and corn are the major products. As the capital of the province however, many commercial establishments had been established to serve the growing population including thousands of government officials.

Pili is envisioned to be the agro-industrial center of the Bicol Region. In operation are three industrial centers namely: Old agro-industrial zone, Santa Rita Industrial Park, and Isarog Heights Special Economic Zone. Products manufactured in the town includes sugar, coconut oil, feeds, milled rice, and power from bio-mass.

The town is home to Naga Airport which serves the whole province and the main campus of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture.

Tourist Spots in Pili

Mount Isarog National Park
Filipino-Japanese Friendship Monument
Tinagrawan Falls at Tinangis
Slide Falls and the Balang (Shower) Falls and six other smaller falls in one river
Maati Waterfalls
Provincial Capitol
Camsur Watersports Complex
Our Lady of Saint Raphael Parish Church
Our Lady of Remedies Parish Church

Festivals in Pili

Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel
Kaogma Festival

Map of Pili Municipality

See also: Profile of Mayor Tomas Bongalonta Jr., Governor Migz Villafuerte

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