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Region 6 Basic Geography

BASIC GEOGRAPHY

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Region 6 Basic Geography

  1. 1. Region 6 Western Visayas
  2. 2. Western Visayas • Is one of the regions of the Philippines, designated as Region VI. • It consists of 6 province and 16 cities making it the region with the highest number of cities. • Iloilo City is the regional center. • Is composed of six provinces and the highly urbanized cities of Bacolod and Iloilo. • Typically western Visayas is found on the west part of the major island of the Philippines which is Visayas it is surrounded by water.
  3. 3. AKLAN ( Home of Abaca and Piña Fiber )
  4. 4. AKLAN The Capital is KALIBO • Total Land Area : 1,853 sq. km. • Oldest Province of the Philippines • High Geographic Diversity • Endemic Species in the Philippines are found in the province • Main inhabitants of the is the AKLANON • Most prominent dialect are AKEANON, MALAYNON and BURUANGANON • Aklan has a total of 327 barangays, 17 municipalites
  5. 5. Natural Resources of AKLAN Agriculture, fishery and forestry are currently the dominant economic activities in the province of Aklan. A total of 85,437.92 hectares are devoted to agriculture. These are planted mostly to rootcrops, rice and coconuts.
  6. 6. AKLAN Tourist Attraction • Boracay • Island in Malay, Aklan • Boracay is a small island in the central Philippines. It's known for its resorts and beaches. Along the west coast, White Beach is backed by palm trees, bars and restaurants. On the east coast, strong winds make Bulabog Beach a hub for water sports. Nearby, the observation deck on Mount Luho offers panoramic views over the island. Offshore, coral reefs and shipwrecks are home to diverse marine life.
  7. 7. PANDAN HILLS NEW WASHINGTON PAGATPAT MANGROOVE PARK HACIENDA MARIA
  8. 8. BAKHAWAN ECO PARKMALAY ECO PARK ARIEL’S POINT HINUGTAN BEACH
  9. 9. CULTURE AND TRADITION • From the historical point of view as far is tradition is concerned, the Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival in honor of the Sto. Niño is a pagan festival raised to the level of Christianity where human established customs and traditio ns were transformed in a collective display of faith.
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  11. 11. ANTIQUE ( Were Mountain meet the Sea )
  12. 12. ANTIQUE The Capital is San Jose De Buenavista • Total Land Area 2,729.sq. km² • Located in the western portion of Panay Island and borders Aklan, Capiz and Iloilo to the east, whilst facing the Sulu Sea to the west • The province was known as Hantík, the local name for the large black ants found on the island. The Spanish chroniclers, influenced by the French, recorded the region's name as Hantique, which was then read as 'antique (silent 'h'). The locals then pronounced the name into its present name "Antique" • It was one of the three districts of Panay before the Spanish colonizers arrive • formely known as ‘’HANTIK’’ • Negritos of the ‘’Atis’’ were believe to be the earliest people who settled in the island of panay • They have their own distinct language called the ‘’Kinara • Antique has total of 590 barangays and 18 municipalities
  13. 13. Natural Resources of ANTIQUE The main industry in the province. Rice is particularly its primary crop.Antique has its own Fishery, Livestock and poutry sectors . Its main product that are shipped out of the province to other centers in the country include rice, muscovado sugar, fruits and vegetable, copra and seaweeds. It also exports manufactured items and handicrafts. There are a handful of mining facilities that exploit mineral resources in the province like marble, coal, gold, copper,gemstones, ang limestone
  14. 14. ANTIQUE Tourist Attraction SIBALOM NATURAL PARK MALALISON ISLAND
  15. 15. NOGAS ISLAND MALUMPATI COLD SPRING SECO ISLAND IGPASUNGAW FALLS
  16. 16. BUGANG RIVER BUGTONG BATO FALLS ANTIQUE RICE TERRECES KAYAK IN
  17. 17. CULTURE AND TRADITION • The Binirayan Festival commemorates the legend of the arrival of the ten Bornean datus on the island of Aninipay now known as Panay. (See the legend of Maragtas.) As Governor Evelio B. Javier, the Father of Binirayan Festival, reminded the Antiqueños during the earlier celebrations, "let us gather the strands and memories of our past, as we look back with pride, that we may look ahead with confidence to Antique tomorrow.
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  19. 19. CAPIZ ( Seafood Capital of the Philippines )
  20. 20. CAPIZ The Capital is ROXAS CITY • Total Land Area 2,594.64 square kilometres (1,001.80 sq mi) • Capiz is known for the Placuna placenta oyster shell that has the same name locally and is used for decoration, and for making lampshades, trays, window doors. The province is known as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines • The birth place of former President Roxas. • Known for the Mother-of-Pearl shell • Aeta, Negritos and Mundo tribe inhabited the province of capiz • Became the second Spanish Settlement afte cebu • Located at the northeastern portion of Panay Island, bordering Aklan and Antique to the west, and Iloilo to the south. Capiz faces the Sibuyan Sea to the north. Dubbed as the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines”, Capiz boasts of its 80-kilometer coastline and wide expanse of swampy lands easily converted into fishponds. It holds one of the richest fishing grounds and a major contributor in the aquamarine industry of the Philippines.
  21. 21. Natural Resources of CAPIZ Capiz is dubbed as the "Seafood Capital of the Philippines".Farming and fishing are the primary sources of income for the people. The combined natural bounty of land and sea sustain a vibrant food industry. Primary agricultural raw products are rice, corn, coconut, sugarcane, banana and cut flower.
  22. 22. CAPIZ Tourist Attraction • When Capiz town became a city in 1951, it was renamed Roxas after its greatest son, President Manuel Acuña Roxas. The city sits at the base of mangrove forests and aquaculture ponds that fan out to the sea, supplying an abundance of marine life that make it the self- proclaimed “Seafood Capital of the Philippines”. It’s also called the “Venice of the Visayas” after the Panay River that cuts through the town center surrounded by some colonial structures.
  23. 23. PANAY CHURCH ANG PANUBLION MUSEUM ROXAS CITY PLAZA MANTALINGA ISLAND
  24. 24. CULTURE AND TRADITION • The Sinadya sa Halaran Festival • The ancient folklore and traditions of Capiz remain vividly alive in the culture of the people. In the first weekend of October, the city of Roxas commemorates the coming of the legendary Bornean datus by holding the Halaran Festival. It celebrates the gifts given by the datus to the Negritos as tokens of goodwill • Capiz celebrates rich cultural heritage and awesome marine bounty. Mounds and mounds of seafood such as prawn, talaba and other shellfish were served during Capiztahan, the annual fiesta of Capiz province on Panay island in Western Visayas late last month.
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  26. 26. ILOILO ( Food Basket and Rice Granary of Western Visayas )
  27. 27. ILOILO The Capital is ILOILO CITY • Total Land Area 78.34 km² • Have a 42 municipalities and 1,721 Baranggays • Iloilo City was former Irong-irong River • Have a Coat of Arms inscripted with “La Muy Leal Y Noble Ciudad de Iloilo” • People are called Ilonggos • Local languages spoken it the province are Hiligaynon ang Kinaray-a • Iloilo is widely known for beautiful old world Architecture similar to that of Latin American countries • Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Iloilo occupies the southeast portion of Panay Island and is bordered by province of Antique to the west and province of Capiz and the Jintotolo Channel to the north. Just off Iloilo's southeast coast is the island province Guimaras, once part of Iloilo but now an independent province.
  28. 28. Natural Resources of ILOILO Iloilo is historically one of the major agricultural centers of the country exporting sugar, copra, bananas, mangoes, and other natural resourcesduring the Spanish and American colonial periods. Rice is the major crop in the province of Iloilo
  29. 29. ILOILO Tourist Attraction GARIN FARM JARO CATHEDRAL
  30. 30. ST. ANNE PARISH MOLO CHURCH GUIMARAS ISLAND GIGANTES ISLAND
  31. 31. CULTURE AND TRADITION • The Dinagyang Festival is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held on the 4th Sunday of January, or right after the Sinulog in Cebu and the Ati- Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan. Dubbed as the Queen of all Philippine Festivals,Dinagyang was also voted as the Best Tourism event three times in a row among any other festivals in the Philippines, it is also the most awarded festival in the country, because of its legacy, popularity and innovation . it receives an honor and regarded as World Class Festival.
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  33. 33. GUIMARAS ( Mango Country )
  34. 34. GUIMARAS The Capitas is JORDAN •Total Land Area 604.57 square kilometres (233.43 sq mi) • 5 Municipalities and 98 Baranggays •The people is considered as Guimarasnon •Hilgaynon and Kinaray-a was their local dialect •Smallest province and The island is located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros. To the northwest is the province of Iloilo and to the southeast is Negros Occidental.
  35. 35. Natural Resources of GUIMARAS The province is basically agricultural with palay, coconut, mango, vegetables, livestock, poultry and fishing as major products. Its major industries are tourism, fruit processing, coconut processing, fish farming, handicrafts making, mining, quarrying and lime production. Guimaras is well known for its agricultural crops, particularly mangoes, where some 50,000 of these trees are planted. The Guimaras Island is famous for producing some of the sweetest mangoes in the world. Mango Mango jam and other products are available at the Trappist Monastery.
  36. 36. GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction BARAS CAVE FAIRY CASTLE
  37. 37. TAKLONG ISLAND BALAAN BUKID(Holy Mountain) LAMURAWAN GUISI LIGHT HOUSE
  38. 38. CULTURE AND TRADITION • Manggahan Festival is a month long celebration of Guimaras’ rich culture, and their feast of thanksgiving for having bestowed a rich land where delicious mangoes are being grown. Originally, it was just a week-long celebration of Guimaras as an independent province since May 22, 1992, but through the years, with all the success that the province has attained, Manggahan Festival has evolved to a more vibrant and fun- filled month long event.
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  40. 40. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL ( Sugar Bowl of the Philippines )
  41. 41. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL The Capital is BACOLOD • Total Land Area 7,965.21 square kilometres (3,075.38 sq mi). •19 Municipalities and 601 Barangays •It has basically a volcanic land •The province is originally known to the natives as ‘’Buglas’’ •The earliest native settlments were Binalbagan and Ilog •The people was called the ‘’Negrense’’ • Negros Island was originally known to the natives as "Buglas". When the Spaniards arrived in April 1565, they named it "Negros" because of the dark-skinned natives they found. Two of the earliest native settlements were Binalbagan and Ilog which later became towns in 1572 and 1584, respectively.
  42. 42. NATURAL RESOURCES Negros Occidental, also known as the Sugar Bowl of the Philippines, is the country's top sugar producer. This is a friend's photo of the sugar . Negros Occidental has long been a center of culture and arts; the wealth brought about by the sugar industry made sure that the Negrense principalía enjoyed an above-average standard of living.
  43. 43. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction LAKAWON ISLAND CAPITOL PARK AND LAGOON
  44. 44. BERNARDINO JALANDINO MUSEUM MAMBUNKAL MOUNTAIN RESORT THE RUINSMANJUYOD SANDBAR
  45. 45. CULTURE AND TRADITIONS • Maskarra Festival San Sebastian Cathedral Is a late 19th-century church in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental in the Philippines. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod. • The term Masskara is coined from two words: mass, meaning crowd, and the Spanish word cara, for face; thus the double meaning for "mask" and "many faces". The Masskara festivalwas first conceived in 1980 to add color and gaiety to the Bcolod City's celebration of its Charter Day anniversary, on 19 October.
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  47. 47. THANK YOU !!! ‫لك‬ ‫شكرا‬

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