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The Natural Wonders Of Laguna Philippines Boost Trade And Tourism

One of the leading provinces in the country, at least in terms of development is Laguna Philippines.

The province forms part of the CALABARZON region in Luzon. The region to which the province belongs is designated as Region IV-A and the capital of the region is located in the province of Laguna which is Calamba City. The creation of the region where the province is a member is courtesy of Executive Order No. 246 and dated October 28, 2003. The capital of the province is Santa Cruz which is located south of Metropolitan Manila.

The whole province effectively surrounds the Laguna de Bay, considered as the largest lake in the country. On the southern part of the province is Mt Makiling and Mt Banahaw and these two are considered as dormant volcanoes. The eastern part of the province borders the Sierra Madre mountain range. The current name of the province is taken from the famed body of water that is located within its area, the Laguna de Bay and the name of the lake is in turn taken from the name of the town, Bay. Bay is the first provincial capital of the province.

The history of the province started in late 15th century when Captain Juan de Salcedo together with his band of one hundred Spanish-Mexican soldiers and his Bisayan allies occupied the province and the other areas in name of Spain. This happened in 1571 and a few years later, two Franciscan friars worked in the province and converted the population to Christianity.

Showcasing the natural wonders of the province of Laguna Philippines

The province of Laguna is famous for its natural resources, in fact the province host many resorts and spas. The province' natural resources are considered as one of its main source of income. The forests in the province are known for its bamboo, rattan, and the presence of soft hardwood. The flat lands of the province are also ideal for growing rice and other cash crops and ornamental and exotic plants. The province is also a known source of clay, jasper and basalt glass.

The province can be considered as a province of rivers. There are around forty rivers in the province and their total land area measures 0.5 square kilometers. In fact, it is considered that its water resource is its most important resource. The waters that flow thru the forests of Mount Makiling and the waters on Laguna de Bay sustain the life of various flora and fauna. By some estimates, the underground water reserves of the province is pegged at 300 million US gallons and it is believed that this is enough to sustain and back up the energy needs of the province. Some businesses in the province rely heavily on the bodies of water in the province. There are a large number of resorts in the area. The province' agricultural production is worth checking too.

A significant portion of the Laguna population relies on the following source of income:

. Crop production

. Livestock production

. Poultry production and,

. Fishing

Luguna Eco-tourism is a popular source of income in the province. And other forms of business and source of income for residents in the province include:

. Coconut inter-cropping

. Forest trees

. Cut-flowers and other ornamentals

. Fruit and vegetable processing

. Production of herbal medicines and herbal essences

The Laguna Philippines province is also known for its many industries. A number of companies have set shop in the province and a technology park is present too in the province that hosts these multi-national companies.

These companies are into metal craft, service, electronics, telecommunications, computers and peripherals and garments. In terms of financial institutions, the province hosts an extensive banking network. There are commercial banks, private development banks, stock savings banks and rural banks.

Laguna Philippines is home to the country's national hero

More importantly, the province of Laguna is known nationally as the birthplace of the country's national hero, Dr Jose Rizal. And aside from being a center for trade and industry, Laguna Philippines is also a proud tourist destination. It is here in the province where visitors can see the Pagsanjan Falls, the Hidden Valley Springs of Alaminos, observe the turumba of Paquil, discover the woodcarvings and the paper mache of Paete and learn more about the University of the Philippines campus. Laguna, Philippines is one great destination in the country.




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