March 4, 2018

Off-Road Triathlon 2018

Travel

BRIEF HISTORY OF LEGAZPI

The City began as a Barangay called Sawangan (now Legazpi Port) whose inhabitants were mostly fishermen and farmers. From 1587 to 1616, the spiritual administration of the town was under the Franciscan friars of the DOCTRINA OF CAGSAWA (now Daraga). Officially, the Royal Decree dated 22 September 1856 gave the name LEGAZPI to the ancient village of Sawangan, to perpetuate the memory of the Adelantado Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Don Lorenzo Hac was the first elected Gobernadorcillo. Rev. Camilo Abainza was acting Parish Priest.

First a city under the Becerra Law of 1892, it was dissolved into a municipality during the American occupation. A city for the second time by virtue of Republic Act No. 306 dated 18 July 1948, which included the Municipality of Daraga. On 8 June 1954, it was once more re-created as a municipality. Finally, on 12 June 1959, per Republic Act No. 2234, as amended by Republic Act No. 5525, Legazpi became a city for the third time. Presidential Decree No. 125, issued in 1973, declares the Municipality of Daraga as part of Legazpi City.

HOW TO GET TO LEGAZPI CITY
Legazpi City is accessible by practically all modes of transportations, making it the gateway to Bicol. Visitors can choose from several transportation options when going to Legazpi.

The fastest and most convenient way is by air travel. The city is served by the Legazpi Domestic Airport, the region’s busiest airport with seven (7) daily flights from Manila to Legazpi and vice-versa via:

Philippine Airlines (PR) 06:30 a.m.

Cebu Pacific (5J) 06:00 a.m. / 09:10 a.m. / 02:35 p.m.

Air Philippines 08:40 a.m.

Zest Air 11:40 a.m.

Note: No. of flights and schedules are subject to change.

The most common way to reach Legazpi is via land transportation. There are several bus liners that have daily operations between Manila and Legazpi. Buses vary from ordinary coaches to deluxe coaches with modern amenities. Travel time ranges from 9 -12 hours.

Legazpi is also accessible by sea. Its very own Legazpi Port caters mainly to passengers going to nearby municipalities and international cargo ships delivering goods. The nearby Tabaco City Port is an international port of entry.

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