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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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Seal of the Province of Albay
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Location of Albay within the Philippines
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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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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.


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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

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Albay.

Philippine News

  • PSEi springs back to 7,200 level
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:17 pm
MANILA, Philippines—The local stock index sprang back to the 7,200 level on Wednesday as news of fresh China stimuli and an overnight rally on Wall Street whetted risk appetite across most regional markets.
Rebounding for a second session in a row, the Philippine Stock Exchange index added 51.5 points or 0.72 percent to close at 7,231.84 ........................ Full Story»

  • Up 7.1% to $2.3 B: Remittances sustain robust growth in July
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Remittances from overseas Filipinos continued to grow robustly, expanding 7.1 percent to $2.3 billion last July, data released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) yesterday showed.
For the first seven months of the year, remittances grew 6.4 percent to $15 billion ........................ Full Story»

  • Philippines climbs to world No. 31 in latest Fiba Rankings
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:44 pm
MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas’ gutsy showing in the 2014 Fiba World Cup had the country climbing three spots to No. 31 in the latest Fiba Rankings.
The Philippines went just 1-4, with its only win coming at the expense of Senegal and, failed to advance into the second round of the tournament but gave its opponents a run for their money ............................. Full Story»

Albay News

Legazpi’s Children’s Right and Welfare Code to apply even before kids are born (Feature)

By Danny O. Calleja [(PNA), CTB/FGS/DOC/CBD/]

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 17 (PNA) -- The rights and welfare of children in this prime Bicol metropolis are going to be protected even before their birth.

This would be true once the draft of Legazpi City’s Children’s Right and Welfare Code prepared by the youngest member of the city’s legislative council, Councilor Vicente Baltazar III, is enacted by the Sangguniang Panlunsod (SP) into an ordinance and approved for implementation by City Mayor Noel Rosal.

Obtaining the highest number of votes in the 2013 local elections, Baltazar, at 23, emerged as the youngest local legislator ever voted here.

For being the topnotcher among the 10 elected members of the council, he is officially called “senior councilor.”

Actually, this young local solon is not new to legislative works as his exposure in this field started with his election in 2007 as president of the city chapter of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation, which sent him to the SP as ex-officio member.

After SK, he ran for barangay chairman in 2010 and won to be later voted as vice-president of the Liga ng mga Barangay-City Chapter that sent him back to the SP, also as ex-officio member, on election of the league’s city president, Joseph Philip Lee, as Albay chapter president and installation as provincial board member in the same capacity.

His young age though has never prevented Baltazar from being as dynamic as his older colleagues in the city council.

He has placed himself always at the forefront of productive activities involving the local youth, and now of children.

“This piece of local legislation will serve as the doctrine which will see to it that Legazpi is the most livable city for children. Its provisions that seek the protection of children’s rights and welfare apply soon after they are conceived by their mothers, up to the time that they are born and until they reach the legal age,” Baltazar on Wednesday told the Philippine News Agency here.

In his 24-page draft of the proposed code that collates for easy reference all executive orders, issuances, resolutions, ordinances, statutory and universal laws on children’s rights, Baltazar said its objectives are to make certain that children in the city are protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation; and ensure that the locality is conducive to their holistic development.

“The Code shall declare, as a matter of policy, that Legazpi is a child-friendly city, thus, it becomes incumbent upon the city government to ensure that the rights of children for survival, development, protection and participation are given priority,” he said.

Survival rights, he explained, involves, among others, prompt birth registration that will observe a child’s right to a name and nationality as embodied in Article 7 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It also involves a provision ensuring that each and every child within the city’s territorial jurisdiction is provided access to basic health services, including pre-natal and childbirth service packages for the mother -- all for free.

Care for the prevention of communicable diseases through an intensified Reaching Every Barangay (REB) strategy to achieve at least 99-percent full immunization coverage of infants, active promotion of personal hygiene, safe food and water practices and protection from exposure to hazardous works or activities are also provided as a child survival right.

The creation of supportive environments that would serve as the overall guiding principle for people and environment to take care of each other and health promotion to create living and working conditions that are satisfying, enjoyable and stimulating is another provision of the Code under its child survival right protection.

In protecting the development right of children, Baltazar’s proposed Code seeks the city government’s setting up of day care centers that are provided with basic sanitation facilities, including safe drinking water and food services, toilets and proper waste disposals in all its 70 barangays.

Programs on child minding, special education, children’s literature and recreational and cultural facilities should also be instituted by the city government, including the implementation of Child-Friendly School System (CFSS) in support to the socio-cultural development of children, the proposed Code provides.

“Under this Code, the local government shall also regulate or control the exposure of children to Internet, particularly those who are in school and during school hours,” Baltazar said.

This Code, he said, will carry as prohibited acts -- other than all those that are defined and penalized under Republic Act (RA) 7610 on child abuse and exploitation; RA 7658 on child labor; and other pertinent laws—peonage of children, pre-arranged marriage and the use of girls as “commodities” in benefit dances, among others.

As its implementing mechanism, the City Council for the Welfare of the Children (CCWC) which will formulate the plan of action for children, incorporating projects and programs submitted by barangays, according to Baltazar, shall be created by the SP.

At the same time, Barangay Councils for the Protection of Children that among other responsibilities would foster education—at least elementary-- of every child; as village-level vanguards against child abuse and juvenile delinquency; as service delivery coordinator for health and nutrition and other basic services, shall be created by barangay councils, he said.

Finally, a seat shall be provided for a child representative in the CCWC, which should see to it that the child is able to genuinely participate in decision-making, particularly on matters involving children, Baltazar said.

“Any violation of this Code which is not penalized elsewhere in other sections or in any national law, shall be meted out the penalty of a fine ranging from Php 3,000 to Php 5,000 and imprisonment of 20-30 days at the discretion of the court,” he added.

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

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