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
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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
- 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
- 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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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 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
- 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.
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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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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Albay, Philippines
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The oldest living man or woman in Albay, Philippines
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- Malaysia, Canada keen on boosting trade ties with PHL
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015
- Trade missions led by officials from Malaysia and Canada arrived in the country in a bid to boost trade ties with the Philippines.
- Following the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ministers responsible for trade meeting in Boracay, the trade ministers of Canada and Malaysia led their respective trade missions in Manila to explore business opportunities in the Philippines ......................... Full Story»
- Philippines, Japan ink deal for development projects in Mindanao
- Monday, May 25, 2015 1:16 pm
- MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine and Japanese governments on Monday signed the grant agreement for community development in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
- NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan and Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Philippines Office Noriaki Niwa, inked the grant agreement on behalf of the Philippine and Japanese governments, respectively ......................... Full Story»
- Martinez leads ABC Masters winners
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Ricky Martinez of Coach Furniture put in a solid game and rolled an eight-game series of 1461 to bag the Group 2 crown in the Masters’ Architects Bowling Club’s anniversary tournament at the E-Lanes Center in San Juan City last week.
- Eugene Panaguiton of Emerald Pipes scored a 1981 to cop the Group I title while Jho Madrinal of Rosnet Construction topped Group 3 with a 985 in the weekly event sponsored by Boysen and Nation Paints ................................. Full Story»
(Feature) Ligao City ‘puts back’ fishes to its waters
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015
- By Danny O. Calleja [(PNA), CTB/FGS/DOC/CBD/EDS]
LIGAO CITY, May 26 (PNA) -- Joyful faces are all over the coastline as village fishermen emerge at the crack of dawn from the city’s fishing ground with catches more than good enough for their day’s fishing night out.
“Not bad. I got more or less 40 kilograms,” 49-year-old Roman Macasinag of Barangay Catburawan here said in local dialect, referring to a chest-full mixed species of fish he was unloading from his motorized banca and caught by way of a bulky hand-made seine loaded on the same small vessel.
After sorting out for some pieces for the family, Macasinag, helped by his fishing buddy Arnel Ramos, 25, took the catch to the nearby “bagsakan” (trading point) and without further ado, got around Php2,000 for it at Php50 per kilogram paid by a community fish trader.
Divided between the two after deducting operational expenses, each got more than Php800—an earning that comes as an average take-home daily of each of the around 200 fisher folk in the village.
“Malaki na ito. Higit pa sa arawang sweldo ng mga nasa-gobyerno (This is big enough. More than the daily salary of those who are working in government),” Ramos jested.
Catburawan barangay chairman Melquiades Belen Jr. agreed as he told the Philippines News Agency during the weekend that the fishing industry in the village and all the two other coastal barrios of the city have been so lively these days as a result of the intensified marine resources restoration and preservation programs of the city government.
Started within the term as mayor (1995-2004) of now Albay third district congressman Fernando Gonzalez, Belen said, the marine ecology enhancement program of the city government is responsible for “putting back the fish” to the local waters.
The city's municipal water is approximately 126 square kilometers in expanse with a coastline length of about 8.4 kilometers covering barangays Cabarian, Catburawan and Maonon.
Time was when this water went economically idle—no fish to catch due to the degradation of its resources from illegal activities and other abuses, making coastal folk's economic life miserable.
“We cannot force these people to work in the farm for their livelihood because their lives are in the sea.
So we came to a win-win solution—restore the richness of the sea and its surrounding ecology, protect it from uncalled-for human activities and rally the support of the villagers. It worked and now the fish are back,” Gonzalez said.
Along strategic sites of this area, the city government developed mangrove forests that now serve as breeding ground of various species of fish, crustaceans and other important species that contribute to the richness of its marine ecology.
Artificial reefs were also established in the fishing ground while a modest portion, starting from the shoreline, was delineated as fish sanctuary where any form of fishing activity is not permitted.
“The sanctuary is for the fish to move around, mate and feed -- and for the small ones to grow up without being disturbed by fishing activities. As you may now observe looking down its turquoise water to the seafloor, various species like clams, some of them rare ones, are already thriving. Young fishes play around unmolested by human activities,” Gonzalez on Tuesday explained.
The corals have also sprouted back and the sea grasses are now there dancing gracefully with the gentle underwater current, he said.
The mangroves that the city planted several years back have also grown up, adding to the richness of the place’s marine ecosystem, he said.
Apart from that, Gonzalez said, the fishing ground is also being kept under tight watch by the Ligao City Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force -- a composite team of enforcers from the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Army (PA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the local government.
This task force, organized some seven year ago, now serves as a counterbalance against big-time commercial fishers that have been attempting to encroach on the municipal waters.
“We know that these large commercial fishing vessels are armed and their operators are moneyed and influential, that is why the city maintains this task force as a deterrent to illegal and unregulated operations,” Gonzalez said.
The task force, according to City Mayor Patricia Alsua, has its station along the shoreline that is manned 24/7 and ready to respond against any form illegal activity within its jurisdiction.
The city government also maintains its Bantay-Dagat (sea vanguard) operatives composed of coastal villagers tasked to oversee the maintenance of the fish sanctuary and the local marine environment, she added.
“Now that the fish is back and the area protected, next in line is tourism,” Gonzalez said, referring to the measure he introduced in Congress towards the declaration of the area, including the entire western coastal side of Albay, as an ecotourism site.
In his House Bill 4599 recently filed with the House of Representatives, Gonzalez said, the unspoiled white sand beaches along the Albay west coast whose diversity and unique attraction offer an alternative to the highly commercialized beaches and mangrove or Boracay and Palawan, should be developed as an additional tourism site for the province.
The area includes the beaches along barangays Buenavista, Malidong, Basicao Coastal and Marigondon -- all in Pioduran town; Maonon, Cabarian and Catbulawan of this city; Badian, Cagmanaba, Maramba and Nagas of Oas; and Apud, Rawis, Talin-talin and Pantao of Libon.
All barangays are located adjoining to each other at the Albay west coast, which sits along the northern coastlines of Ticao and Burias Passes that are known as sanctuary of manta rays and seasonal home to whale sharks, the world’s largest marine mammal.
The manta Ray Bowl, which draws a notable number of international leisure divers, is located off the nearby town of San Jacinto at Ticao Island of Masbate while the whale sharks locally called butandings, seasonally homed each year at the coastal waters of Donsol, Sorsogon, is another major tourism drawer.
The proposed beachfront tourism development would also add to the attractions of this city, which is the center part of the Albay third district and site of the marvelous Kawa-Kawa Hill, a 236-meter high land form resembling a cauldron (locally, kawa) developed by Gonzalez into one of Albay's exciting tourist and religious destinations.
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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 >>>
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