Ligao City

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Ligao was named after the word "ticau", an abundant tree which has poisonous trees used to catch fishes from rivers and creeks. It was formerly known as Cavasi.


During the 16th century, Ligao was started as a small settlement. In 1606, it was founded as a barrio of Polangui, and then to Oas in 1665. One year later, in 1666, it became an independent municipality.


On January 2, 1997, Mayor Fernando V. Gonzalez's efforts has made possible the cityhood of Ligao. Four years later, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Republic Act 9008 on February 21, 2001, making it as the sixth city in the Bicol Region. It was ratified by majority of voters in a plebiscite on March 24 of this year.


Ligao City is politically subdivided into 55 barangays. There are 11 urban and 44 rural barangays, of which 3 are coastal barangays.



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