The municipality of Pili has
obviously gone through critical stages before it was decreed as the capital
town of the province of Camarines Sur. It was recorded that the Spanish
missionaries started promulgating Christianity as early as 1770.
It was believed that its development as a town started when the road from
Pili leading to Lagonoy which was also the route to Legaspi and Naga was
constructed. Furthermore, the Philippine National Railway's (PNR)
establishment of its station in the municipality paved the way for Pili to
become the center of commerce in the province, though next only to the city
of Naga .
Aside from being the seat of provincial government of Camarines Sur where it
allocates a 12 hectare site to the Provincial Capitol, distinguished
institutions and regional offices are likewise built in this prospering
town. The Domestic airport, Camarines Sur Agricultural College (CSSAC),
Bikol Sugar Development Company, Freedom Stadium and soon to rise is the
Sta. Rita Economic Zone are just some of the numerous important
establishments found in this part of the province.
The Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), Department of
Agrarian Reform (DAR), Commission on Election (COMELEC), National Food
Authority (NFA) also based their regional offices in this municipality.
Modern-day Pili boasts more of its numerous improvements in education,
hospitals, banking, subdivisions, convenience stores and similar edifices.
Urbanization in this area may be considered as the primary reason for its
increase in population.