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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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.

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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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But I appreciate the rationale of the university press deputy director Kristian Cordero, who explained, 'I want the Bikol readers to enjoy these first in Bikol.' It's the publishing house's way of enriching and propagating the Bikol language.
"Orgullo kan Bikol" meaning the "Pride of Bicol," the fair is showcasing many of the region's top tourist spots, new ecotourism activities, diverse natural attractions, and festivals that are ideal for family vacations or romantic getaways.
For example, in the Bikol region, the entire alphabet is laid out like a garland over the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon, and Catanduanes, which in 1849 belonged to the single jurisdiction of Albay.
The Structural Bases of Compadre Characteristics in Bikol Town.
Published in Spanish before the Second World War and first published in English translation half a century ago, this volume deals with political and military events in the provinces of far southeastern Luzon that comprise Bikol between August 1896 and January 1899.
In response to repeated questions about Isac's identity, she eventually calls him a 'tianac', a mischievous and diminutive sprite or dwarf common to the folklore of Tagalog, Bikol and Visayan traditions and described by both Mozo and Ortiz in the eighteenth century.(76) Indeed, there are a number of striking similarities between Seberina's experience with Isac and the explanation of such phenomena given by Tomas Ortiz.
He said the Spanish colonizers took the opportunity to introduce the first book in the country 'Doctrina Cristiana' in 1593, containing prayers and religious chants, although early dialects were already developed in Batangas, Tondo, Maynila, Bulakan, Visayas, Kapampangan, Bikol, Pangasinan.
He recently won the grand prize in the First Valledor Prize for the Best Bikol Novel.
Revising the rules it laid down 12 years ago, the SC on April 6, 2013 voted to allow 54 party-list groups, including the Ako Bikol that was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from participating in the May 2013 elections.
Valledor, generous benefactor of the Premyo Valledor for Bikol Novel, speaking when he expressed initial disappointment at the number of entries during the competition's first run last year.
The late AKO BIKOL Representative Rodel Batocabe was author of the bill for a specialized body to cater to problems of the senior citizens (e.g., violation of the grant and privileges to senior citizens and the lack of oversight over legal and administrative problems or matters concerning senior citizens at all levels of their organizations).