Albay Province, Philippines
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
Seal of the Province of Albay
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Location of Albay within the Philippines
Provincial Capitol Building of Albay, in Legazpi City
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The Province of Albay, Philippines
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
- Population as 2010 census: 1,233,432
- Registered Voters as of 2010: 606,617
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 Governor, Vice-Governor, Board Members , and House of Representatives of Albay Province for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Albay:Jose Ma. "JOEY" Clemente Sarte Salceda (LP)
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Albay:Harold "LOD" Ong Imperial (LP)
- House of Representatives of Albay:
- 1st District: Edcel Castelar Lagman
- 1st District Provincial Board Members:
- Baby Glenda "ATE GLENDA" Ong Bongao (LP)
- Job "JOBAMA" Basallote Belen (LP)
- Jose "JOEMAR" Marino Baylon Madrilejos (IND)
- 2nd District: Al Francis Del Castillo Bichara
- 2nd District Provincial Board Members:
- Oscar Robert "BOBBY" Idalgo Cristobal (LP)
- Richard Benjamin "RB" Min Chua Imperial (LP)
- Ralph "RALPH" Alvarado Andes (LP)
- 3rd District: Fernando Vallejo Gonzalez
- 3rd District Provincial Board Members:
- Ramon "MON" Samson Alsua (LP)
- Herbert "DOC" Serrano Borja (LP)
- Rhederick "RIC RIVA" Nepomuceno Riva (IND)
- 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
- Provincial Governor: Jose Ma Clemente Sarte Salceda
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Harold Ong Imperial
- House of Representatives:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected Governor, Vice-Governor, Board Members , and House of Representatives of Albay Province for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Albay for the term of 2007-2010
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Brando Mella Sael
- Provincial Board Members:
- House of Representatives:
Elected Barangay Officials of Albay Province
Businesses in Albay, Philippines
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Schools in Albay, Philippines
School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education
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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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Natural Resources of Albay, Philippines
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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.
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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.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
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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Our Lady of the Gate Parish (Daraga Church)
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St. Gregory Cathedral, Legazpi
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Albay, Philippines
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Your story about Albay province
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The oldest living man or woman in Albay, Philippines
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- Index climbs ahead of BSP meeting
- Friday, February 12, 2016 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines – Share prices climbed yesterday ahead of the rate setting meeting of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), analysts said.
- The main composite index rose 25.95 points to settle at 6,663.43 points, while the All Shares index gained 21.51 points to close at 3,846.72 ........ Full Story»
- Philippines’ Foreign Direct Investment Rises in November
- Wednesday, February 10, 2016
- MANILA—Foreign direct investment in the Philippines showed a net inflow of $464 million in November, a 16.4% increase from a year earlier, the central bank said Wednesday.
- The central bank attributed the higher figure to strong investor confidence due to the country’s sound economic fundamentals. The bank said a 27% increase, to $187 million, of foreign-companies investment in debt securities issued by their local units was the main contributor to foreign direct investment expansion in November ........ Full Story»
- Young Ateneo karter shows potential in national karting series
- Friday, February 12, 2016 10:35 am
- MANILA, Philippines -- Fast-rising Karter Maverick Corpus showed a lot of promise when he finished a strong second runner-up in his first ever race at the 2015 Petron Blaze 100 ROK Karting Series.
- Corpus pushed Austrian Constantin Reisch to the limit as they went off to a virtual drag race to the finish line that kept the crowd on its feet in the final three laps of the last leg of the national karting series last January 24 at the Carmona Race Track ................................ Full Story»
- Friday, February 12, 2016
- (PNA), PGL/FGS/NIM/CBD/PJN
LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 12 (PNA) -- Governor Joey Sarte Salceda on Thursday afternoon received the Green Eco Champion Award for the Province of Albay during the First Environmental Summit in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia, Pasay City, starting Tuesday.
With the theme "Breakthroughs and Innovations Towards Sustainable Development," the three-day event was spearheaded by the Green Convergence headed by Dr. Angelina P. Galang, a well-known environmentalist in the country.
With Salceda were Dr. Cedric Daep, Albay Public Safety and Emergency Office (APSEMO) chief; former Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Arnold Embestro, Nong Dawal of the Albay Blue Lane Economy and other department heads.
Salceda offered the award to the people who have worked hard for sustainable development in the conservation and protection of the environment for the sake of the future generation. It was also for those who pushed for the good programs and projects of Albay as models not only for the entire country but also the whole world like the Climate Change Academy of the Philippines.
Moreover, the governor dedicated the Green Eco Champion Award to every Albayano who continuously believes in the beauty of the province and in his strength and courage to live, whether the weather is good or bad.
"And most importantly, I accept this award in behalf of every Albayano who believes in the natural beauty of Albay, in the richness of his heritage, and in his natural ability to live in accord with nature through fine and rough weather," he said.
The green economist thanked the officers of the Green Convergence Philippines for the award it bestowed on the province.
In this connection, he mentioned some of the awards and honors that Albay has received, which have been the key to the Green Eco Champion Award.
First, he said, is the achievement of the zero casualty for the past 18-21 years amid the onslaught of natural calamities in the province like Mayon eruptions, typhoons, floods, soil erosion and many others.
These, Salceda attributed to the philosophy of constant kindness and universality of human dignity.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Albay has passed various ordinances towards the vigorous preservation and protection of the environment, he said.
The forest cover of Albay expanded by 88 percent as the mangroves grew in number by about 400 percent from 700 hectares to 2,400 hectares.
Its rice self-sufficiency level went up by 74 percent up to 104 percent, with irrigated ricelands grew from 17,000 hectares to 19,433 hectares.
The province, Salceda said, is now the second biggest producer and biggest exporter of camote, has the largest pili hectarage at 2,972 from 1,200 hectares.
Aside from this, Albay has replanted 1.6 million coconut trees.
In the field of education, college scholars in Albay have reached a total of 104,000.
Its status in the National Achievement Test leaped from 177th in 2007 to the 19th in 2012.
Albay targets to be at the top 10 in the near future.
Based on the study of the UNICEF-PIDS, the province has a 0.03-percent dropout rate compared to those students who religiously attend classes whose number is at 98 percent, Salceda said.
Foreign and local tourists, he said, have always flocked to Albay.
Further, the province has received various awards and recognition within and outside the country such as: (1) Top Destination for 2015 of Trip Advisor: (2) World model in the field of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation: (3) Salceda's “The Green Economist and Architect of Albay Green Economy" title; (4) Tourism Star Philippines Awardee of DOT (Salceda); (5) Galing Pook and Gawad Kalasag Awardee: (6) Galing Pook 2008 for Institutionalization of the APSEMO; (7) Galing Pook 2011 for Health Strategy towards Early Attainment of the MDGs; (8) Galing Pook 2015 for Team Albay Humanitarian Assistance Program; (9) Gawad Kalasag Award as Best Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (2009); (10) Gawad Kalasag Award as Best Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (2010); (11) Gawad Kalasag Award as Best Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (2011); and (12) Gawad Kalasag Hall of Fame Award as Best PDRRMC for three consecutive years.
In this connection, Galang cited Albay as a model province in the entire country for its programs on environmental protection for the continuous development of the economy to uplift the life of every Filipino family.
She quoted Salceda on what he said that the threat of climate change should not be a hindrance to making Albay a livable province.
"Whatever our status in life is, let's be one in preserving our environment, now tomorrow but today," the Green convergence head said.
Known personalities like former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno and Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, among others attended the occasion.
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Albay, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- 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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