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The town of Libon, founded in 1573, is the oldest settlement in the Bicol Region. It traces its recorded history to the second expedition of Captain Juan de Salcedo to the Bicol Region in 1573, the first being in 1571 thru the northern entrance.
In early 1573, Captain Salcedo retraced the route he took during the first expedition. With the wealth of information that he gathered during his first arrival in the region, Captain Salcedo led his en beyond Paracle. Sailing the Bicol River upstream, Salcedo and His men finally reached its source, Lake Bato. On the banks of this lake, "on suitable terrain" according to a Bicolano Historian, Salcedo set up the foundations of a "Settlement for Spaniards and christened it Santiago de Libong." He then placed it under the patronage of Señor Santiago Apostol.