Pili, Camarines Sur
|Motto: "Higos Pili"|
|Region||Bicol (Region V)|
|No. of Barangays||26|
|• Mayor||Tomas P. Bongalonta|
|• Total||126.25 km2 (48.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class|
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. The municipality was classified as 1st class in terms of income classification in 2007. Pili is one of the municipalities comprising the metropolitan area of Metro Naga.
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 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 .
Modern-day Pili boasts more of its numerous improvements in education, hospitals, banking, subdivisions, convenience stores and similar edifices, as an evidence the LCC Supermarket, LCC Department store and the SM Savemore Market also open its branch along Maharlika Highway within the Town Proper. Urbanization in this area may be considered as the primary reason for its increase in population.
- Bagong Sirang
- Del Rosario
- La Purisima
- New San Roque
- Old San Roque (Pob.)
- San Agustin
- San Antonio (Pob.)
- San Isidro (Pob.)
- San Jose
- San Juan (Pob.)
- San Vicente (Pob.)
- Santiago (Pob.)
- Santo Niño
|Population census of Pili|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
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.
Agriculture is the major source of livelihood in the community with rice production as the major crop. Raw materials like rice, corn, copra meal and ipil-ipil leaves are also produced by the people of Pili. A growing number of poultry contract growers are also present.
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.
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).
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
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- "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.
- "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
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- Official Site of the Province of Camarines Sur