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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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


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:

History of Albay, Philippines

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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 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 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:

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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.


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

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:
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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

Do you know who the oldest living man or woman is in Albay? is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Albay. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Philippine News

  • Moody’s sees strong loan growth in PH
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:42 am
Bank lending growth in the Philippines will continue to outpace the rest of the region given the strong demand from both businesses and households, even as financing becomes more expensive in the coming months.
Debt watcher Moody’s Investor Service, which has a “stable” outlook for Philippine banks, said the domestic economy’s bright prospects would drive loan demand ........ Full Story»

  • Philippine firms among strongest in disaster risk management in region
  • Monday, November 23, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines’ private sector is one of the most advanced in Asia when it comes to disaster risk management, but its citizens are at the bottom in terms of awareness on disaster preparedness.
an interview, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Private Sector Advisory Group member Hans Sy told The STAR that Philippine firms are among the strongest in disaster risk reduction and management in the region ........ Full Story»

  • Mare, 2 others top ABC monthly
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Greg Mare of WE Konstruct scored a 1059 to bag the Group C crown while William Kang of Consnet Builders and Lito Zubiri of Boysen Paints took the Groups A and B titles in the Architects Bowling Club’s Monthly Championships at the E-Lanes in Ortigas, San Juan City.
Kang turned in an 1163 to edge Boysen Paints’ Jerry Canuday, who shot 1161, and Dante Manglicmot of Emerald Pipes placed third with a 1139. Zubiro made a 1179 to dominate Violy Magsakay of Boysen Paints (1102), and Romy de Jesus of Philflex (1098) ................................ Full Story»

Albay News

Albay all set for PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015

By Nino Luces

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – Delegates of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 from around the Pacific and Asian nations started to arrive Tuesday morning to grace the 3-day forum of different travel agencies, tourism agencies, and stakeholders, which is scheduled from November 25-27 at the Oriental Hotel.

DOT Bicol regional director Maria Nini-Ong Ravanilla said that Albay, as the host, is prepared for the international convention composed mostly of agencies and sectors from the tourism industry.

She said that among the first to arrive were officials and technical people from PATA, including PATA CEO Mario Hardy.

With this year’s theme, “Ecotourism Transcending Climate Change”, Ravanilla told the Manila Bulletin that the activities include a technical tour and tourism marketing treasure hunt, forums on marine tourism and the implications for water-reliant operations, global travel trends, and ‘ASEAN for adventure’.

Ravanilla said that five major tourist destinations–Ligñon Hill, Legazpi Boulevard, Mayon ATV Adventure and Mayon Lava Watching, Cagsawa Ruins, and Daraga Church– in the province of Albay will be showcased during the event on November 26.

In an interview with Mario Hardy, he said that there are 560 people who registered to attend the event, and it could be a good opportunity for the local tourism industry to promote what they have in the global tourism map.

Hardy, who came from Thailand, also appreciated the beauty of the Philippines, especially the province of Albay.

“Since we landed here, the people are very nice. All we can see is green. The landscape is great and very beautiful,” Hardy said.

On the other hand, Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal said that this PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum is a great opportunity for them to promote the city’s tourism industry in the cheaper way.

“No need for us to travel abroad to promote our city. These travel agencies came here to see the beauty of our place and we’re confident that more tourists will be coming soon because of this event,” Rosal said.

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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  • 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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