Albay Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Albay, Province 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
|Interactive Google Satellite Map of the Province of Albay|
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.
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- 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
- Provincial Board Members:
- House of Representatives:
- 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
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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 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.
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- Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The government plans to launch this year a branding for Philippine food products for export, as it seeks to actively promote local goods overseas, a trade official said.
- “We want to create a Philippine brand (to be used) for packaging (of products) this year,” Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) executive director Rosario Virginia Gaetos told reporters at the sidelines of the 9th International Food Exhibition Philippines..........Full Story
- Public ownership of stocks rises
- Friday, May 17, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Public ownership of companies listed in the local bourse is increasing, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) said.
- In a recent study, the operator of the country’s only stock exchange said the free float level hit 33.4 percent as of end-March..........Full Story
- Phl-Smart jins bag 12 golds, 28 other medals in ASEAN meet
- Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines-Smart taekwondo team romped off with a haul of 12 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals in the recent 11th ASEAN champions (ATF) tournament in Nay Pyl Taw, Myanmar.
- Many-time internationalist Kirstie Elaine Alora and Anjelay Pelaez showed the way with a gold each in the senior women’s kyorugi (free sparring) competition..........Full Story »
Albay eyes world record in smoke-free human logo during June’s ‘No Smoking Month’ bash
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
- By Danny O. Calleja [(PNA), HBC/FGS/DOC/CBD]
LEGAZPI CITY, May 18 (PNA) – Albay’s anti-tobacco drive comes to a new height as the provincial government attempts next month to set a world record for the first-ever giant smoke-free human logo.
Expected to be formed by around 13,000 people, the human logo will deliver a message, saying “living a tobacco-free life is more healthful these days in any community such as Albay,” Gov. Joey Salceda on Saturday here said.
“While Albay has survived volcanic eruptions, massive flashfloods, lahar flows, earthquakes and super typhoons and getting more resilient against all types of natural or man-made disaster, we also want to tell the whole world that we can, at the same time, conquer the deadly habit of tobacco smoking in our communities,” Salceda stressed.
The move, according to the governor, enjoys the support of people from various local sectors such as students and youths, government and private workers, academe, faith-based and religious congregations, women, senior citizens, barangay leaders and residents, farmers and fishermen, public transport operators and practically all Albayanos.
These participants are now being mobilized by the provincial government through the Smoke-Free Albay Network (SFAN), a local non-government organization championing the anti-smoking advocacy in the province.
SFAN secretary-general Rose Olarte-Orbita said the world record-setting event will kick off early morning of June 28 at the Peñaranda Park here from where the participants will parade to the nearby Bicol University ground and assemble into the biggest smoke-free human logo ever.
The event, which will occupy a 5,033-square-meter area, is also in observance of the "No Smoking Month" and is meant to raise awareness on the ill-effects of smoking and its hazards to the environment.
Representatives from the Guinness World Record (GWR) will be around to act as adjudicator of the record attempt, Olarte-Orbita said.
The anti-tobacco campaign in the province was started by the city government here about four years ago under the administration of then city mayor Noel Rosal by way of strictly implementing a city ordinance that bans smoking in all public places that include mass conveyances, malls, restaurants, pub houses, parks, government premises, school grounds, churches and parks, among other places.
(Rosal, by the way, has been elected again as mayor of Legazpi City, after his wife, Geraldine, did not seek re-election to the top post).
As part of the campaign, the local government also displayed in conspicuous places around the city giant billboards bearing graphic images on the ill effects of tobacco to health.
“No Smoking” signs were also posted all around.
Those caught violating the ordinance are penalized with fines, ranging from P500 to P1,500 or community service for those who cannot afford the cash penalties.
For these, the city government has won the Department of Health’s Red Orchid Award in a row of three years, the latest of which was last year ,making it a Hall of Famer in the health agency’s recognition of local government units’ successful implementation of anti-smoking programs in their localities.
Inspired by the these achievements, the provincial government came out last year with its own anti-smoking ordinance which placed the entire Albay province under a ban on smoking in all public places effective November 2012.
The enforcement of the ordinance applies to all persons, whether natural or juridical, whether resident of the province or not and all places found in the three cities and 15 municipalities of Albay.
This is to protect and promote the right to health of the people of Albay and its visitors--especially non-smokers who, when exposed to second-hand smoke, can lead to heart attacks, according to Salceda.
Classified by the International Agency for Cancer Research as a carcinogen, second-hand smoke has been the cause of death of more than 600,000 people each year worldwide, of which 168,000 or 28 percent are children.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to second-hand smoke in the Western Pacific, which includes the Philippine,s is generally high.
“We are also promoting healthy lifestyle as tobacco smoking kills at least 10 Filipinos every hour and threatens one-third of the Philippine population that are at risk of dying from debilitating diseases due to tobacco use. Cancer, heart disease, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases are considered as the top four tobacco-related diseases,” Salceda said.
The WHO, on the other hand, estimates that tobacco use will kill nearly six million people this year.
More than five million of them will be users and ex-users of smoked and smokeless tobacco, while more than 600,000 will be non-smokers who are exposed to second-hand smoke.
Albay’s smoke-free ordinance also prohibits the purchase and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors.
It also imposes restrictions on advertising, promotion, and sponsorship activities of tobacco companies.
Its penal provisions state that “any person found violating this ordinance will be fined P500 for the first offense; P1,000 for the second offense; and P3,000 for the third and subsequent offenses.”
“By coming together towards this noble cause of forming for the Guinness World Records the largest ever smoke-free human logo ever, we can show to the world that it is possible and that it is also possible for Albay to be totally a tobacco-free community,” Salceda said.
Terms and conditions governing this record attempt are now set according to the authorization given by the GWR, the governor added.
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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.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
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