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|Region||Bicol Region (Region V)|
|District||1st district of Sorsogon|
|Income class||3rd class city; partially urban|
|Mayor||Hon. Leovic Dioneda|
|Cityhood||August 16, 2000|
|Population||Keep growing everyday|
Sorsogon City is a 3rd class city in Sorsogon, Philippines. The city is located at southernmost tip island of Luzon. This city formed by merging the Bacon and Sorsogon towns. Because of the its position as a trans-shipment point from the Visayas and Mindanao, the city attracted a significant number of transient shoppers and tourist. The City is also nicknamed as “Gateway to Southern Philippines”. Sorsogon City is one of the region’s leading cities in urbanization and also one of the most populous cities of the region as well.
Commerce,Economy and Banking
Sorsogon City is already considered as one of the most competitive cities around the region. It is considered as the largest city in Bicol Region in terms of their land area. So that, the city comfortable in building establishments like public market, malls, commercial and private offices, and etc. This following establishment builds in a long process that may due to the lack of interest of the owner. But it is opposite. The investors are willing to invest in the city. Example of this was the public market of Sorsogon City, where they have declared as one of the Special Economic Zones in the country, people expect that the Sorsogon is the richest city compared to the other city in the same place.
Sorsogon City is the major economic hub of the province. It host most of the banks around the province like Lanbank of the Philippines, Metrobank, Allied Bank, Equitable PCI Bank, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Development Bank of the Philippines, Philippine National Bank, Camalig Bank, and 2 branches of BDO UniBank.
Sorsogon City was created by virtue of Republic Act 8806 which was enacted on August 16, 2000 and ratified in December 2000.
Prominent politicians of the locality behind its creation were incumbent Sorsogon 1st District Representative Francis Escudero and former Bacon Municipal Mayor Leovic R. Dioneda. Former Bacon Vice-Mayor Aurelio Destacamento, joined by former Sorsogon councilors Antonio C. Detera, Azel Diesta and Telo Mella fought before the two local legislative chambers, for the approval of appropriation ordinances providing budget for the holding of its plebiscite.
Prior to its ratification, a petition to declare RA 8806 null and void was filed by lawyer Atty. Gil Gojol. Because Bacon municipality was enjoined as one of the respondents in said petition, a young practising lawyer from Buenavista, Bacon District, in the name of Atty. Glenn Olbes, defended its constitutionality. The legal battle for its constitutionality was upheld later on by a majority decision of the Sorsoguenos who desire for the development of the newly created local government unit.
Opponents for its ratification were incumbent Governor Raul R. Lee and his wife, Sally A. Lee who became its first contested City Mayor.
- Sorsogon State College
- Bicol Merchant Marine College
- Computer Communication Development Institute – the pilot college of the Ladderized Education Program in the province of Sorsogon
- Annunciation College of Sorsogon
- Our Lady of Penafrancia Major Seminary
- Saint Louise de Marillac College of Sorsogon (formerly Colegio de la Milagrosa)
- Saint Peter & Paul Technical Institute
- Sorsogon College of Criminology,Inc
- Sorsogon Community College School of Midwifery
- The Lewis College
- Aemilianum Institute
- Sorsogon Chiang Kai Shek School
- WRI Computer College, Inc.
- Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT)-Sorsogon Campus
Sorsogon City is politically subdivided into 64 barangays.
36 barangays were in the former municipality of Sorsogon:
28 barangays were in the former municipality of Bacon:
|1st Philippine Legislature||Vicente De Vera||1st Philippine Legislature||Pedro Chavez|
|2nd Philippine Legislature||Leoncio Grajo||2nd Philippine Legislature||Jose Zurbito|
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|4th Philippine Legislature||Manuel Escudero||4th Philippine Legislature||Amancio Aguilar|
|5th Philippine Legislature||Leoncio Grajo||5th Philippine Legislature||Pablo de la Rosa|
|6th Philippine Legislature||Antonio Rocha||6th Philippine Legislature||Federico D. Jimenez|
|7th Philippine Legislature||Juan Reyes||7th Philippine Legislature||Mario Guariña|
|8th Philippine Legislature||Justino Encinas||8th Philippine Legislature||Francisco Arellano|
|9th Philippine Legislature||Adolfo Gerona||9th Philippine Legislature||Fernando B. Duran|
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|1st National Assembly||Norberto Roque||1st National Assembly||Tomas Clemente|
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|1st Congress||Pacifico F. Lim||1st Congress||Tomas Clemente|
|2nd Congress||Modesto Galias||2nd Congress|
|3rd Congress||Salvador Encinas||3rd Congress||Vicente Peralta|
|4th Congress||4th Congress|
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|7th Congress||7th Congress||Rafael C. Aquino|
|8th Congress||Salvador H. Escudero III||8th Congress||Bonifacio H. Gillego|
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|11th Congress||Francis Joseph G. Escudero||11th Congress||Rodolfo F. Gonzales|
|12th Congress||12th Congress||Jose G. Solis|
|13th Congress||13th Congress|
|14th Congress||Salvador H. Escudero III||14th Congress|
|National Assembly||Manuel Estipona|
|Regular Batasang Pambansa||Salvador H. Escudero III|
|1984–1986||Augusto G. Ortiz|