Bikol

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bikol

 

a people in the Philippines inhabiting the southern extremity of Luzon and the islands nearby. The Bikol number over 2 million (according to a 1967 estimate). The Bikolan language belongs to the northern group of Indonesian languages. The religion is Catholicism. Culturally and ethnically the Bikol are close to the Tagalog. Their chief occupation is farming (rice and plantation cultivation of Manila hemp). There is a large proletariat, consisting chiefly of plantation workers and miners.

REFERENCE

Narody Iugo-Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow, 1966.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Adornado said of particular concern is Catanduanes as it lies directly on the path of the storm, based on the pre-disaster risk assessment conducted on Monday by the Office of Civil Defense in Bicol (OCD 5)and the data from the state weather bureau.
The Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Albay and Catanduanes have been alerted for possible damage should the storm continue to trace its path through Bicol region in the next two days, said Adornado.
At the Bicol University, Aunor was given two awards-one from the Communication Students Association and the other, from the Ako Bicol party-list group.
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