My first encounter with Bicol started in my visit to Ligao City, a newly declared city in the province of Albay, in the eastern part of the Philippines. Ligao is a relatively small city, maybe smaller than Cauayan, from my second blog entry.
The division of Ligao City ably welcomed us. The superintendent even joined us in the school visits. We also had a chance to meet the mayor.
In my first visit to Bicol, I got a chance to see the view of Mayon volcano from Amtic National High School. It was magnificent and majestic! From this encounter I fell in love with Bicol right away.