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
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
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 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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- Businesses in Albay
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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 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, 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 multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 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.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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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
- 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.
- 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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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.
- Be ready to sacrifice for others – Aquino
- Friday, April 18, 2014
- Manila, Philippines — President Benigno S. Aquino III encouraged Filipinos to do good deeds even after Lent as he expressed hope for a peaceful and meaningful observance of this year’s Holy Week.
- In his Holy Week message, the President said Filipinos should emulate the example of Jesus Christ by being humble and ready to sacrifice for others ....................... Full Story»
- Index hits fresh 8-month high
- Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Better-than-expected Chinese economic growth and the continued uptick in Wall St. pushed the bellwether index to a fresh eight-month high yesterday.
- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index rose 0.75 percent or 49.52 points to end at 6,671.18, its highest closing since 6,728 on July 30. The broader All Shares index added 0.61 percent or 24.46 points to 4,013.03 ....................... Full Story»
- Triumphant Pacquiao back in PH
- Friday, April 18, 2014 2:29 pm
- MANILA -- Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao returned home to the Philippines on Good Friday, five days after reclaiming his WBO welterweight title from Timothy Bradley.
- The eight-division world champion arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via Philippine Airlines at 4:30 a.m. before taking a connecting flight to his hometown in General Santos City. ....................... Full Story»
The Arts: Sen. Guingona cites Mayon as a perfect work of art
- Friday, April 18, 2014
- By Pablo A. Tariman
Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chair Teofisto “TG” Guingona III found a short respite from hearings on pork barrel scams when he flew to Albay to address the awardees of this year’s Outstanding Albayano Award.
He had ample time to relax and swim at the city’s Oriental Hotel but was soon awed by the sight of Mayon Volcano and its perfect cone.
“Mayon Volcano represents truth and beauty and where I work, I am regularly exposed to the ugliness of lies and corruption,” said the senator who heads a senate committee still unearthing more reports of corruption in high places including the senate. “Sad to say we are all witness to unbridled lying and corruption in unlikely places. The awardees who represent the arts should do something to counteract the agents of ugliness in this world.”
Guingona congratulated this year’s awardees in the arts including writer-poets Marne Kilates, Merlinda Bobis, cultural worker Ramona Raneses and Ricardo Dy who has climbed Mayon Volcano some 600 times since 1941.
The senator pointed out the artists should help restore appreciation for truth and beauty to fight the culture of lies and corruption. “I was told that a good work of art should have symmetry, harmony and that they should be felt by the viewer. I was further told that a good work of art should go beyond symmetry and harmony and must stand for truth and should pass the test of time,” he added.
The senator pointed out Mayon Volcano is one such work of art that has passed the test of time. “I am glad Albay Governor Joey Salceda invited me here because I can say that your perfect cone is the greatest work of art in the whole world. You can look at it all day long and you not only feel great but it makes you appreciate the great in you. More than that, Mayon looks different everyday and in the process, you discover its various facets and expressions which are proof enough of its authentic, timeless beauty.”
The senator was guest of the ongoing Daragang Magayon Festival celebrating the 440th year of Albay province. Thus far, the festival is a mix bag of Bicol dance, notably the pantomina along with Douglas Nieras dance group, pop concerts of Angeline Quinto, bikini tilt for for men and women, trade fairs and trips to Albay’s heritage sites.
Sen. Guingona said he is not surprised that the magic mountain has inspired a lot of artists in the province. “Mayon I think has a way of reminding you that more than possessing mere talent, truth and beauty are in your hands and should reside deep in your hearts and minds.”
Albay Governor Salceda said the province’s most valuable human resources are not just its farmers and fisher folks but its artists as well. “The artists represent what is good and noble in all of us. They add to our rich cultural heritage which is our number one tourist attraction.”
The other special awardees were PMA valedictorian Cadet First Class Jheorge Llona, 21, a native of Barangay Anislag, Daraga; PNPA valedictorian Cadet Glenn Tabo Santelices from San Andres, Catanduanes; and, PNPA 7th placer Cadet Michael John Luciano Verzosa,22, of Gabon, Polangui, Albay.
Also honored were this year’s Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Yvethe Marie Santiago and Bb. Pilipinas 2014 International Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, who are all from Albay.
Outstanding Albayano awardee Kilates notes the irony that every artist faces every time he is honored with an award.
Every artist wonders whether his audience shares his quest for truth and beauty and if his poetry is appreciated for what it is worth.
The awardee hints the artist is only sustained by many things and can only find redress inside his being.
He closed his acceptance speech with a poem that reads thus:
The heart has its home,
The only country it seeks.
It may have traveled far
But it finds its way back.
It may have suffered Fate,
Or earned lofty honors,
But it is as poor as when it left,
And now bends its knees:
Only you, my Dearest,
Are the memory I keep;
On your shoulder I lay my head,
After everything is finished.
Here, Love, you live inside
My breast. Sailing all oceans,
I head for nowhere else,
You are my north and my east.
After sailing all oceans,
You are the only shore I seek.
Albay Zip Codes
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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.
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