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  1. 1. REGION IV-A<br />(CALABARZON)<br />
  2. 2. MAP OF REGION IV-A<br />
  3. 3. CALABARZON or Region 4A (sometimes written with the Roman numeral as REGION IV-A), is what became of the other half when in 2002, Southern Tagalog(Region 4) was split into two. The term CALABARZON is actually an acronym representing letters from the names of the 5 provinces that comprise it – CAvite,LAguna, BAtangas, Rizal and QueZON. Like Region 3, it also spans from east in the pacific to the west in the south china sea.<br />HISTORY<br />
  6. 6. CAVITE<br />
  7. 7. HISTORY<br />Cavite is named as the Historical Capital of the Philippines. It is the cradle of Philippine revolution, and the birthplace of Philippine Independence.<br />Cavite got its name from a Tagalog word kawit (which means hook) owing to the hook-shaped land on the Old Spanish map. The land was formerly known as "Tangway" where Spanish authorities constructed a fort from which the city of Cavite rose. In 1872, Filipinos launched their revolt against Spain. Three Filipino priests— Jose Burgos, Mariano Gomez and Jacinto Zamora—were implicated in the Cavite mutiny when 200 Filipinos staged a rebellion within Spanish garrisons<br />
  8. 8. Languages<br /> The main languages spoken are Tagalog ,Chabacano and English. Chabacano, sometimes spelled as Chavacano, is a creole originally spoken by majority of the Caviteños that lived in Cavite City and Ternate after the arrival of the Spaniards three centuries ago. <br />
  9. 9. Religion<br /> In line with national statistics, the majority (70%) of the population are Roman Catholic while adherents of the Aglipayan Church account for 20% and the Iglesiani Cristo account for 4% of the population. Other Christian sects and Muslims comprise the remainder.<br />
  10. 10. HISTORICAL PLACES<br /> AGUINALDO’S SHRINE<br />The birthplace of Philippine Independence. Cavite is a historic, picturesque and scenic province providing a place conducive to both business and leisure. Aguinaldo Shrine, the site of the declaration of Philippine Independence in Kawit.<br />
  11. 11. CORRIGEDOR-the famous last bastion of Philippine-American defense forces, is part of Cavite City. Is an island fortress where Filipino and American forces fought against the Japanese invaders in 1942. It has become a tourist attraction with tunnels, cannons and other war structures still well-preserved. The famous line of General Douglas McArthur said is associated with Corregidor: “I SHALL RETURN!”<br />
  12. 12. LAGUNA<br />
  13. 13. Lagunais a province of the Philippines found in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. Its capital is Santa Cruz and the province is located southeast of Metro Manila, south of the province of Rizal, west of Quezon, north of Batangas and east of Cavite. Laguna almost completely surrounds Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. The province acquired its name from the Spanish word lago, which means lake or lagoon. The city with the highest population (based on 2007 census) is Calamba City, while the least poluation is the Municipality of Famy.<br />Laguna is notable for being the birthplace of Jose Rizal, the country's national hero. Laguna is also famous among tourists for the Pagsanjan Falls, the University of the Philippines campus and the hot spring resorts in Los Baños and CalambaCityonthe slopes of Mount Makiling, Pila Town Plaza, Taytay Falls, Majayjaythe wood carvings and papiermache created by the people of Paeté, the turumba of Pakil, the Seven Lakes of San Pablo City (San Pablo City is the first city in the province), Hidden Valley Springs in Calauan.<br />HISTORY<br />
  14. 14. Underground cemetery<br />The Underground Cemetery of Nagcarlan, built in 1845 by colonial Franciscan Missionaries in Laguna province. It was used during the 1896-1898 Philippine Revolution as a secret meeting place of officials and members of the Katipunan secret independence society in the Philippine Independence movement.<br />HISTORICAL PLACES<br />
  15. 15. Luisiana catholic church<br />A Spanish colonial church in Paete, Laguna, with the Siera Madre mountain range at the background.<br />
  16. 16. BATANGAS<br />
  17. 17. HISTORY<br />Batangas is also known in the Philippine History as the Cradle of Noble Heroes, giving homage not only to the heroes it produced but the statesmen that came to lead the country<br />Batangas is a first class province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. Its capital is Batangas City and it is bordered by the provinces of Caviteand Laguna to the north and Quezon to the east. Across theVerde Island Passages to the south is the island of Mindoro and to the west lies the South China Sea. Poetically, Batangas is often referred to by its ancient name Kuomintang.<br />Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila. The province has many beaches and is famous for excellent diving spots including Anilao in Mabini, Matabungkay in Lian, Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Calatagan and Laiya in San Juan.<br />Batangas is also where Taal Volcano, one of the Decade Volcanoes is located.<br />
  18. 18. The dialect of Tagalog spoken in the province closely resembles the Old Tagalog spoken before the arrival of the Spanish. Hence the Summer Institute of Linguistics called this province the Heartland of the Tagalog Language. A strong presence of the Tagalog culture is clearly visible to the present day.<br />Batangas also has one of the highest literacy rates in the country at 96.5%, wherein the males have a slightly higher literacyrate at 97.1% than females with 95.9%.<br />LANGUAGE<br />
  19. 19. 1570, Spanish generals Martin de Goiti and Juan de Salcedo explored the coast of Batangas on their way to Manila and came upon a Malay settlement at the mouth of . <br />In 1572, the town of Taal was founded and its convent and stone church were constructed later.<br />In 1581, the Spanish government abolished the Bonbon Province and created a new province which came to be known as Balayan Province. The new province was composed of the present provinces of Batangas, Mindoro, Marinduque, southeast Laguna and Camarines.<br />After the devastating eruption of Taal Volcano in 1754, the old town of Taal,present day San Nicolas, was buried. The capital was eventually transferred to Batangas (now a city) in fear of further eruptions where it has remained to date.<br />HISTORICAL DATES AND EVENTS<br />
  20. 20. Batangas was also among the first of the eight Philippine provinces to revolt against Spain and also one of the provinces placed under Martial Law by Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco on August 30, 1896. This event was given distinction when Marcela Agoncillo, also a native of the province, made the Philippine Flag. <br />
  21. 21. The last major offensive for the capture of the Lipa Corridor begun when 188th Infantry Task Force from Batangas City left for Lipa on March 24.The same that day, 187th Infantry Task Force launched an attack against the remaining Japanese positions in Mt. Maculot. Although still heavy fighting continued until April 17, the bulk of its forces headed also for the invasion of the Lipa Corridor. The final capture of Mt. Maculot came by April 21.<br />
  22. 22. Anihan Festival, Lobo – Lobo is famous for its white sand beaches and the Malabrigo lighthouse. But it was only last year that I learned that this town boasts of abundant produce such as tamarind (Lobo is the proud producer of tamarind wine), rice, custard apple (atis), corn kernels, and buli fabrics to name a few<br />FESTIVALS <br />
  23. 23. Batangas also has other industries that makes it famous not only in the country but also in the world. More than anything else, Batangas is known for its fan knife, called balisong by the natives. This industry has become so famous that an urban legendexists about every Batangueño carrying a balisong everywhere they go. This is also the reason why most Filipinos would warn never to mess with a Batangueño.<br />Pineapples are also common in the province. Aside from the fruit, the leaves are also useful that it becomes an industry of its own. In the Municipality of Taal, pineapple leaves are being processed to be a kind of cloth known as the gusi. This is further processed to become theBarongTagalog, the National Costume of the Philippines. In fact, the Barong Tagalog that was used by the heads of states in the last Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation in 1995 was from Batangas. Princess Diana Spencerwas also known to possess a scarf made of gusi.<br />PRODUCTS<br />
  25. 25. RIZAL<br />
  26. 26. Rizal is bordered by Metro Manila to the west, the province of Bulacan to the north, Quezon to the east and Laguna province to the south. The province also lies on the northern shores of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country.<br />Rizal is a mountainous province perched on the western slopes of the southern portion of the Sierra Madre mountain range. Antipolo City boasts of a wonderful view of Metro Manila and it is where HinulugangTaktak, a waterfall popular with tourists, can be found.<br />HISTORY<br />
  27. 27. The old Capitol Building of Rizal in Pasig City. Pasig City served as the seat of government for the province of Rizal until the new capitol building in Antipolo City was completed.<br />HISTORICAL PLACES<br />
  28. 28. HISTORICAL PLACES<br />The Province of Laguna was named after Laguna de Bay, the body of water that forms its northern boundary. Laguna de Bay, in turn, was named after the town of Bay (Laguna de Bay is Spanish which means "Lake of Bay"), the first provincial capital.<br />
  29. 29. QUEZON<br />
  30. 30. HISTORY<br />Quezonis a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. The province was named after Manuel L. Quezon, the second President of the Philippines, and its capital is LucenaCity.Quezon City is not located in and should not be confused with Quezon province: Quezon City is located in Metro Manila, a region to the west of CALABARZON, while Quezon province is in eastern CALABARZON.<br />
  31. 31. After the war, on September 7, 1946, Republic Act No. 14 changed the name Tayabas to Quezon, in honor of Manuel L. Quezon, the Commonwealth president who hailed from Baler,which was one of the province's towns.<br />In 1951, the northern part of Quezon was made into the sub-province of Aurora(which included Baler). Aurora was the name of the president's wife, Aurora Quezon. In 1979, Aurora was separated from Quezon as an independent province.<br />HISTORICAL DATES AND PLACES<br />
  32. 32. Quezon is the country's leading producer of coconut products such as coconut oil and copra. A large part of the province is covered in coconut plantations. Other major crops are rice, corn, banana, and coffee. Fishing is also a large part of the province's economy.<br />ECONOMY<br />
  33. 33. The tallest structure in the city which pierces 66 meters to the sky, is a fitting tribute to the founder of Quezon City and one of the country's greatest statesmen - Pres. Manuel L. Quezon. The monument which was built in the center of the 27 hectare rotunda park also boasts a museum housing priceless Quezonian items plus the added attraction of the remains of this great man laid to rest in a bronze casket and marble niche.<br />Quezon circle shrine<br />