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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- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Albay here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Albay here.
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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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If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Albay, Philippines, you may post it here.
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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.
- Aquino: The Filipino is worth living for
- Monday, July 28, 2014 5:52 pm
- MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III held back tears as he assured the nation that he has remained true to the legacy of his parents –the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino.
- During his fifth State of the Nation (Sona) address on Monday, Aquino quoted his father’s famous line: “The Filipino is worth dying for.” ........................ Full Story»
- ASEAN lauds Philippines for early warning on 'Glenda'
- Sunday, July 27, 2014
- MANILA, July 27 -- Malacanang said the government will continue to prioritize uplifting the lives of the people following the release of UN Development Report that assesses income, education and life expectancy of the nation.
- "When it comes to that, it’s really in continuing to invest in human capital," Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an interview on Saturday over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan ........................ Full Story»
- Milo run about building champs’ lives
- Monday, July 28, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The Milo Marathon, now on its 38th year, prides itself as the country’s biggest, longest-running and most prestigious footrace.
- It carries the slogan, “Helping Build Champions.”
- Well, there’s more to the Milo Marathon than just building champions because winners can attest to the fact that it’s here to help build lives ............................ Full Story»
Albayanos elated over President Aquino’s special mention of Gov. Salceda in SONA
- Source: http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?nid=9&rid=667042
- Monday, July 28, 2014
- By Connie B. Destura [(PNA), LAP/FGS/CBD/UTB]
LEGAZPI CITY, July 28 (PNA) -– Albayanos expressed elation when President Benigno Aquino III made special mention in his State of the Nation address of the zero-casualty experienced by the province of Albay when the super typhoon “Glenda” unleashed its fury on the night of July 15.
They joined President Aquino in crediting Albay Governor Joey Salceda for his early order for a preemptive evacuation, as he had always done in the past, starting that Monday afternoon as the storm continued to move toward Bicol.
“Congrats po, Gov. Joey! Ang galing n’yo!” said second year college student April Abarquez.
“Tama lang ma-mention ni P-Noy si Gov. Joey (It's but right for P-Noy to have mentioned Gov. Joey). He really deserves the citation,” Odette Ternate, a public elementary school teacher, commented.
Salceda, in turn, credited the Albayanos for the success of the zero-casualty policy of the province.
"I am grateful to the people of Albay for heeding our call always to go to safer grounds so that no single precious life will be lost due to disaster. This is our paramount policy. Foods are given to them before evacuation to ensure that their food is provided before the disaster strikes,” the governor said when sought for comment on Mr. Aquino’s special mention of him.
He also commended the President for the immediate assistance he has been giving to the province whether in times of calamity or not.
It can be recalled that although "Glenda" felled old trees and electric posts along the main roads, crippled businesses and uncovered, if not flattened, government and private buildings and residential houses along its path, it failed to break the solid zero-casualty policy of Albay.
This, observers attributed to the preemptive evacuation and counter-measures adopted by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council headed by Salceda himself as chairman.
Based on the report of Salceda, as of 5:00 p.m. on July 15 when "Glenda" made landfall in Albay, the PDRRMC had evacuated a total of 65,082 families or 320,784 persons living in flood, lahar flow and wind/storm surge-threatened areas.
He designated 114 school classrooms as evacuation camps for thousands of people as he ordered since Monday afternoon the suspension of classes at all levels in both public and private schools across the province, after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration placed the province under Storm Signal No. 2 at about 10 a.m. Monday.
“We had 5,000 bags of NFA (National Food Authority) rice to be given to the evacuees to ensure that their lives are at safe condition,” Salceda said.
In its 11:00 a.m. bulletin, the PAGASA said it had placed all provinces in the Bicol Region, except Masbate, under Signal No. 2.
Salceda immediately warned all residents along river systems and steep slopes to go to pre-identified safer grounds and facilities for possible evacuation in case of flood and landslide for disaster avoidance.
He also ordered all Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils to be on heightened alert in their respective areas of responsibility to monitor the status of Glenda.
On his instruction, the Philippine Coast Guard prevented small fishing vessels and passenger sea craft from sailing.
Salceda also asked Albayanos to expect regular and periodic issuances of further emergency advisories through the Albay PDRRMC’s Smart infoboard and local broadcast stations.
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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