Pili, Camarines Sur

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Pili
Municipality
Capitol building of Camarines Sur
Capitol building of Camarines Sur
Motto: "Higos Pili"
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Pili
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Pili
Pili is located in Philippines
Pili
Pili
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°35′N 123°18′E / 13.583°N 123.300°E / 13.583; 123.300Coordinates: 13°35′N 123°18′E / 13.583°N 123.300°E / 13.583; 123.300
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Sur
District 3rd district
Founded 1789
No. of Barangays 26
Government[1]
 • Mayor Alex San Luis
Area[2]
 • Total 126.25 km2 (48.75 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 82,307
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4418
Dialing code 54
Income class 1st class
Urban/Rural Partially urban

Pili is a municipality and the capital of the province of Camarines Sur in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 82,307 people, making Pili the second largest municipality of the province in terms of population.[3] The municipality was classified as 1st class in terms of income classification in 2007.[2] Pili is one of the municipalities comprising the metropolitan area of Metro Naga.

History[edit]

The first recorded history of Pili started during the promulgation of Christianity in the early 1770s by the Spanish missionaries.

It was believed that its development as a town started when the road from Pili leading to Lagonoy, which was also the route to Legazpi City and Naga City was constructed. Furthermore, the establishment of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) station in the municipality paved the way for Pili to become the second largest center of commerce in the province, next to the city of Naga .


Barangays[edit]

Pili is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.[2]

  • Anayan
  • Bagong Sirang
  • Binanwaanan
  • Binobong
  • Cadlan
  • Caroyroyan
  • Curry
  • Del Rosario
  • Himaao
  • La Purisima
  • La Paz
  • New San Roque
  • Old San Roque (Pob.)
  • Palestina
  • Pawili
  • Sagurong
  • Sagrada
  • San Agustin
  • San Antonio (Pob.)
  • San Isidro (Pob.)
  • San Jose
  • San Juan (Pob.)
  • San Vicente (Pob.)
  • Santiago (Pob.)
  • Santo Niño
  • Tagbong
  • Tinangis

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Pili
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 52,481 —    
1995 61,520 +3.23%
2000 67,393 +1.84%
2007 76,496 +1.83%
2010 82,307 +2.47%
Source: National Statistics Office[4]

Languages[edit]

There are two Bicol languages used all over the municipality, Coastal Bikol on the northern part, and Riŋkonāda or Rinconada Bikol on the south. Tagalog, Hiligaynon (Bisaya) and Ilocano are used by a few. English language is widely understood.

Religion[edit]

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in the municipality, followed by the Iglesia Ni Cristo.

Economy[edit]

Urbanization had a great effect on the town of Pili. Just a neighboring town of Naga City, a percentage of the population still relies on Naga City's industries for jobs, and universities for education.

Pili's major role in Metro Naga is the incubation of Agro-Industrial, and Industrial institutions. As of present, Pili is the regional manufacturer of Purefoods, and Lucky Star Food Products, and the state run Camarines Sur Manufacturing and Distribution Services. Pili is also the location of the massive, technologically advanced Bicol Granary and Food Manufacturing, which is the largest granary, and manufacturing institute in Southern Luzon. The Bicol Industrial Park located in Barangay San Jose is also a mass provider of jobs for Agro-Industrial purposes. The 120-hectare area houses the rice waste to energy plant sponsored by the Korean Government, the WL Manufacturing Center, the Bicol Rice Research and Graining Institute, Samsung Electronics Institute, and the Department of Agriculture Regional Office and Warehouse. An ice plant owned by an Australian Company is set to open their own plant in the industrial park. The company is known to be SM's international company partner.

Other than being the center of agro-industrial business, Pili is also the third largest commercial center in Camarines Sur, and is the 10th largest commercial center in the Bicol Region. Pili hosts also the very first SM Hypermart in the Bicol Region, and the fourth Puregold in the same region. Robinsons also has planned to expand their commerce in Bicol, by instituting a supermarket at the Diversion Road, near the crossing by Bula, which would be the third in Bicol. LCC also has instituted their own mall in Pili, which was the incorporation of the LCC Supermarket, the old Public Market, and LCC Department Store.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major local transportation are either jeepneys or buses.

Coastal barangays are likewise served by bancas that ply from the wharf near Naga City to the barangays of Ponong, Barobaybay and Carigsa along the Bicol River and in the estuarine areas. The Philippine National Railways have a night train service from Manila called Mayon Limited. It arrives at Pili railway station at 5:58/5:59AM local time.

Utilities[edit]

Water supplied by newly established water system under the Pili Water District (PIWAD). Power and electricity is supplied by the Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative (CASURECO).

Education[edit]

The inventory of schools in 2010 indicate the presence of 26 public elementary schools and 6 private schools, one of which is the Evangelical Christian School, which offers complete elementary education the Blessed Name of Mary Learning School and Camarines Science Oriented School, which offers complete Elementary and Secondary courses. There are also three private and five government-owned secondary schools accounted. Schools of higher education include the Camarines Sur State Agricultural College, now known as the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA), the Kolehiyo ng Mamamayan (College of the People),Saint Louise de Marillac School now known as Universidad de Sta. Isabel Pili Campus (USI Pili) and other private institutions offering diploma courses

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipalities and Cities". PSGC Interactive. Retrieved on 2012-05-23.
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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