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Albay Province, Philippines

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List of Municipalities in the Albay Province within Region V in the Republic of The Philippines
Bacacay | Camalig | Daraga (Locsin) | Guinobatan | Jovellar | Libon | Malilipot | Malinao | Manito | Oas | Pio Duran | Polangui | Rapu-Rapu | Santo Domingo (Libog) | Tiwi
Cities in the province of Albay: Legazpi City (Capital) | City Of Ligao | City Of Tabaco

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Provincial Capitol Building of Albay, in Legazpi City
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  • Mayon rises 2,462 m (8, 189 ft) above the Bicol Region of the Philippines and has a base circumference of 62.8km (40mi).
  • It is located right in the center of the Albay Province, 460km south of Manila. The Mayon is visible from nearly all cities and towns in the Albay Province. It is also visible from neighboring provinces.
  • Mayon is a stratovolcano known for its almost perfect symmetrical triangle shape. It is commonly referred to as one of the natural wonders of the world.
  • The upper slopes of the Mayon are steep, reaching up to 40° in angle.
  • The name Mayon is derived from the Bicolano word Magayon, which means "beautiful."
  • She is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines.
  • There are 49 eruptions since the first documented activity in 1616.
  • The worst recorded eruption occurred on February 1, 1814. Some 1,200 people from the nearby town of Cagsawa sought refuge inside the local church, but had lost their lives, as the whole town including the church was completely destroyed by the lava. Only the church tower remained standing.
  • To this day, the Cagsawa Ruins still stand upright as an eerie reminder of the power behind Mayon's beauty. (Click here for a historical picture of the Cagsawa church)
  • The Mayon has been restless since 1999, when it unexpectedly emitted a large plume of ash startling the local residents. A series of eruptions followed in 2000 and 2001. Prior to this, the last major eruption of the Mayon was in 1993, causing the death of 70 people and evacuation of 50,000 residents.
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Mount Mayon
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Mount Mayon

The Province of Albay, Philippines

  • Albay has a total of 720 barangays, 15 municipalites, and 3 cities - Every barangay in the province of Albay has an Interactive Webpage of its own.
  • Registered Voters of Albay as of (2010) = 606,617
  • Population of Albay (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 1,190,823
  • Land Area of Albay (as of 2007, in hectares) = 257,577
  • Land Area: 2,552.6 sq. km
  • Albay is a 1st class province.
  • The province of Albay is within Region V in the island of Luzon - Bicol Region.
  • The capital city of Albay is Legazpi City

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Geography of Albay, Philippines

Albay has a land area of 2,552.6 square kilometers, politically subdivided into 15 municipalities, three cities and 720 barangays.

Location of Albay, Philippines

The Province of Albay is situated in the Southern Luzon land mass between the provinces of Camarines Sur on the north and Sorsogon on the south. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the northeast by the Lagonoy Gulf, and on the west and southwest by the Burias Pass. North of the province’ s mainland are the islands of Rapu-rapu, Batan, Cagraray and San Miguel, all falling under its jurisdiction. Source: www.nscb.gov.ph

History of Albay, Philippines

Article below was taken verbatim from: www.census.gov.ph

Albay and its surrounding areas were known as Ibalon when Juan de Salcedo and 120 soldiers explored it in 1573. Sawangan, a small settlement by a mangrove swamp, became a town called Albaybay (meaning "by the bay") in 1616. The town was first renamed Albay, then LEgaspi, as Albay went on to refer to the province.

In 1846, Masbate , Ticao and Burias were seperated from albay to form the comandancia of Masabate. Albay was then divided into four districts: Iraya, Cordillera or Tobaco, Sorsogon and Catduanes. In 1894, Sorosogon became a seperate province and Catanduanes followed suit in 1945. The province of Albay itself was created on March 10, 1917 .

Its colorful history includes both natural and man-made disasters. In 1649, the natives rebelled against their recruuitmenst to Cavite to build galleons. In 1814, Mayon Volcano erupted, killing 1200 people and burying the town of Cagsawa . During the early 19th century, hemp for shipping rope became an international source of wealth. Albay prospered greatly until the demand for hemp fell sharply.

People of Albay, Philippines

The Bicol dialect spoken in Legaspi is the common tongue used, but there are variations in tone and meanings of words as one goes farther away from the city. However, the people also speak Tagalog fluently.

A number of tribal communities can be found in the towns of Tiwi and Rapu-Rapu.

Elected Government Officials of Albay, Philippines

Elected Governor, Vice-Governor, Board Members , and House of Representatives of Albay Province for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Baby Glenda "ATE GLENDA" Ong Bongao (LP)
  2. Job "JOBAMA" Basallote Belen (LP)
  3. Jose "JOEMAR" Marino Baylon Madrilejos (IND)
  1. Oscar Robert "BOBBY" Idalgo Cristobal (LP)
  2. Richard Benjamin "RB" Min Chua Imperial (LP)
  3. Ralph "RALPH" Alvarado Andes (LP)
  1. Ramon "MON" Samson Alsua (LP)
  2. Herbert "DOC" Serrano Borja (LP)
  3. Rhederick "RIC RIVA" Nepomuceno Riva (IND)
  4. Irineo "DODO" Tiuseco Sales Jr. (LP)

Elected Governor, Vice-Governor, Board Members , and House of Representatives of Albay Province for the term of 2010-2013

Elected Governor, Vice-Governor, Board Members , and House of Representatives of Albay Province for the term of 2007-2010

Elected Barangay Officials of Albay Province

Businesses in Albay, Philippines

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Albay, Philippines


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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Albay, Philippines

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  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Albay here.
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Schools in Albay, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


The name of your school in Albay can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
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    • Telephone Number
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Economy of Albay, Philippines

"The province’s economy is basically agricultural with coconut, hemp, rice, vegetables, sugarcane and pineapple as the major products. Vast grazing lands are also available for pasturing cattle, carabao, horses, goats and sheep. Its forests are sources of timber, rattan, pili nuts and other minor forest products." Source Verbatim: www.nscb.gov.ph

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Jobs in Albay Philippines

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Natural Resources of Albay, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions and Cultural heritage monuments of Albay, Philippines

  • "The landscape of the province is dominated by the world famous Mayon Volcano rising over 7500 feet above sea level. The volcano has erupted 47 times since 1616 with the catastrophe of February 1, 1814 as the most destructive, burying the church and houses in Cagsawa. Mounts Masaraga and Malinao in the northeast and Mount Catburauan in the west borders the expanse of Albay’s land area." Source verbatim: www.nscb.gov.ph
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Albay, Philippines

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Your story about Albay province

Create you own personal page about the barangay in the municipality or City you live in. Title it like so: "Mybarangay, MyCityMunicipality, Myprovince, Philippines by MyFirstname Mylastname". You can update and edit this page anytime and anyway you want. It does not have to follow the standard format of the main wiki. It is your page. A link to your page will be inserted in this main barangay page. Here is an example page.

You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

Philippine News

  • 7 Asian banks set to enter PHL
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Lenders from around the region look to the Philippines for earning opportunities now that the sector has opened to full foreign competition and well ahead of a projected integration process whose tentative steps firm up and grow more purposeful every day.
According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), quite a few have, in fact, formally submitted the intent to make their presence felt in the $270-billion economy whose local output, measured as the gross domestic product (GDP), has the potential to widen this year by as much as 8 percent ........................ Full Story»

  • World Food Programme executive board approves protracted relief and recovery operation for PH
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
MANILA, March 3 -- The World Food Programme Executive Board unanimously approved the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200743 for the Philippines entitled, “Enhancing the Resilience of Communities and Government Systems in Regions Affected by Conflict and Disasters” during the First Regular Executive Board Session on February 10 at the WFP Headquarters in Rome.
Valued at US$73,568,078 over three years (from 01 April 2015 to 31 March 2018) for 408,000 beneficiaries, the operation is geared towards the provision of market-sensitive food assistance and gender sensitive emergency preparedness as well as planning and nutrition interventions, and complemented by capacity augmentation and policy development components from the Philippine Government ........................ Full Story»

  • Filipino lifters keep busy, vie in SEAG meet
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Their sport scratched off the Singapore Southeast Asian Games program, Olympian Hidilyn Diaz and fellow lifters Nestor Colonia and Jeffrey Garcia will try to prove their worth in the SEA Weightlifting Championships slated June 26-29 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Diaz, a two-time Olympian and silver medalist in the 2013 SEAG, will vie for regional glory in the 58 kgs division while Asian Games campaigner Colonia and Garcia will compete in the 56kg and 62kg, respectively, in the tournament being organized in place of weightlifting events in Singapore ................................. Full Story»

Albay News

Hollande impressed by Albay Green Economy program

By Johnny C. Nunez [(PNA), CTB/JCN/EDS]

LEGAZPI CITY, March 3 (PNA) -- French President Francois Hollande and his entourage have admitted being profoundly impressed by Albay’s Green Economy, a pioneering economic program on sustainable development and poverty alleviation hinged on environment protection.

Albay Gov. Joey Salceda presented the program, along with his province’s much acclaimed climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies during a state dinner tendered by President Aquino in Malacanang last February 26 for Hollande and his delegation.

The French President was in the Philippines February 26 and 27, to drum up support for action on climate change ahead of his country’s hosting of the 21st Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP 21 in Paris in December this year.

Salceda summed up the gains of the green economy for Albay as: Zero casualty during disasters in 18 to 20 years, increased forest cover by 88% in seven years, increase in mangrove areas from 700 hectares to 2,400 hectares, increase in rice production — despite weather disturbances — from 147,291 metric tons in 2008 to 200,088 metric tons in 2013 through proper use of water resources, contributed 250 MW of geothermal, with 650 MW potential, investments in environment, enhanced ecotourism which hiked foreign tourists inflow from 8,700 in 2006 to 339,000 in 2013.

As Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC) chair and applying the green economic principle, Salceda has transformed his region into a fastest growing region in 2013 at 9.4% growth rate as against the 7.4% national average growth.

Apart from Hollande’s compliments, Albay Green Economy has also earned praises from 2008 Oscar Best Actress Marion Cotillard, now a leading climate change adaptation campaigner, who was with the French President’s delegation.

The actress said she heard a moving speech delivered by Salceda during the state dinner, where the governor discussed his province’s economic program. “It was a very passionate, beautiful speech that inspired us to make a stand,” she said, adding the “green economy is a solution to climate change, that is not only possible but imperative.”

The governor was invited to the affair to “contribute to the ongoing discourse on the development of disaster preparedness measures among local and national governments,” since Albay is a “model for best practices in disaster risk management and prevention not only for local government units in the Philippines, but for the rest of the world,” the French Embassy invitation said. Hollande personally congratulated Salceda, primarily for his achievements as CCA and DRR champion, and for Albay’s outstanding ‘Zero Casualty’ records during disasters.

President Aquino introduced Salceda to Hollande, referring to Albay as “a highway for typhoons but which consistently achieves zero casualty.”

"President Hollande congratulated me,” Salceda said, and I told him I was elected Green Climate Fund (GCF) chair… in Paris in October 2013. And I thanked him for making climate change the focus of his state visit, and France for being the second largest contributor of USD 1 billion to the GCF, during my term”, Salceda said.

France had favorably supported the GCF since its inception and made the USD 1 billion contribution during Salceda’s one-year term, 2013 to 2014, as chairman for Southeast Asia and the Developing Countries.

Salceda was named by UN as its Global Champion for CCA and DRR, and Albay as the Global Model.

Albay Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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4500 Legaspi City Albay
4501 Daraga (Locsin) Albay
4502 Camalig Albay
4503 Guinobatan Albay
4504 Ligao Albay
4505 Oas Albay
4506 Polangui Albay
4507 Libon Albay
4508 Sto. Domingo Albay
4509 Bacacay Albay
4510 Malilipot Albay
4511 Tabaco Albay
4512 Malinao Albay
4513 Tiwi Albay
4514 Manito Albay
4515 Jovellar Albay
4516 Pio Duran Albay
4517 Rapu-rapu Albay

Albay, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
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  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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