Health Status – Bicol Region


Region V
Socio Economic Profile

Bicol Region is situated at the southernmost tip of the Luzon landmass. It is straddled between 11o – 30′ to 14o – 20′ North latitude and 122o – 20′ to 124o – 30′ East longitude.

Bicol Region has had various names since the time of the Spanish conquistadors who called its northern part Tierra de Camarines and its southern part Tierra de Ibalon. Some historians claim that Ibalon originally referred to the entire region but the Spaniards later divided it into Partido de Ibalon and Partido de Camarines.

The Region has a total land area of roughly 17,632.5 square kilometers.Officially referred to as Region V, Bicol is politically subdivided into six (6) provinces: the 4 interconnected provinces – Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon, and the island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate; one chartered city – Naga; and two component cities – Iriga and Legazpi; 112 municipalities; 3,581 barangays and 14 congressional districts.

A region rich in history and natural resources, it is the home to the world famous  Mayon Volcano, the world’s most perfect cone volcano, whose name is derived from the Bicol word Magayon, meaning beautiful. Region V is also known for its natural resorts and white beaches. Talk about the place of sili (chili), pili (pilinut), and the Virgin of Peñafrancia (religious festival), and you will be directed to the Bicol Region. With its strategic location in the Philippine Archipelago, Bicol is accessible by land, air and sea transportation facilities.

The Region’s economy is basically agricultural with close to 50 percent of its workforce dependent on the industry. Being surrounded by water, Bicol Region has 13 major fishing grounds supplying fish markets in places as far as Metro Manila. Mining is also one of the contributors to the region’s economy.

Region V is the site of two major geothermal fields namely: the Tiwi Geothermal Plant and the Bac-Man Geothermal Plant which contribute substantially to the Luzon Power Grid.












Health Status of the Community

 Region V – Bicol (Focal)


Downloaded Webpages

Bicol Region

Map of Bicol

Naga City

Socioeconomic Profile of Bicol

Camarines Sur


National Economic and Development Authority, Region V


National Statistical Coordination Board, Region V


Commission on Population, Region V


1999 Data from DOH Regional Field Office V


Population by Age and Sex
Health Indices (Crude Birth, Crude Death, Infant Mortality, Maternal Mortality Rates) Livebirths, Infant Deaths, Maternal Deaths

Leading Causes of Morbidity

Leading Causes of Mortality

Leading Causes of Infant Mortality

Leading Causes of Maternal  Mortality

Vital Health Statistics 1 (view 1view 2)

Vital Health Statistics  2

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