DTI-Region 5 or the Bicol Region is situated at the southernmost tip of the island of Luzon.  It is composed of 6 provinces: Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, and Sorsogon, Catanduanes and Masbate; and seven cities namely, Legazpi, Naga, Iriga, Tabaco, Ligao, Sorsogon, and Masbate.

It is one of the Philippines’ best-known tourist destinations popular for its volcanoes, beaches, caverns, coves, and other natural wonders.  The world-renowned Mayon Volcano, for instance, has never failed to amaze both local and international travelers with its majestic peak. 

Aside from its scenic spots, “Bicolandia” boasts of sumptuous gastronomic delights that are guaranteed to fire up your palates with the region’s favorite ingredients — sili (chili) gata (coconut milk), and the best-tasting pili nut.  These local delicacies should be on every traveler’s must-eat checklist: laing/pinangat (taro leaves and chili cooked in coconut milk, and Bicol Express (sliced pork/fish/chicken, chili and tiny shrimps cooked in coconut milk. 

The largest component of the region’s economy is agriculture with close to 40 percent of its workforce dependent on the industry.  Other industries include commercial fishing, mining, handicrafts, jewelry manufacturing, among others.

As a prime mover of trade and industry development, we envision Bicol Region as a progressive agro-industrial economy,  an investment hub with globally competitive and environment-friendly industries committed to sustainable economic growth, improved quality of life, justice, and equity.
DTI-5 vigorously pursues trade and industry development and consumer welfare in partnership with the private sector, local government units (LGUs), and other stakeholders in creating a favorable business climate through the delivery of world-class services with integrity and professionalism.


We are committed to ensure the over-all well-being of our human resources and endeavor to continuously develop highly competent and productive workforce.

The strengthening of the domestic base through industry clustering is a priority concern, with various programs and projects, which will promote Bicol’s products in the domestic and foreign markets.
• Market Development
• Product Development
• Training/Seminars
• Investment Facilitation
• Advocacy and Networking
• Consumer Education and Information
• Consumer Assistance
• Price Stabilization