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(älbī`), province (1990 pop. 903,785), SE Luzon, on the Bicol peninsula, in the Philippines. Legaspi is the capital, chief port, and largest city. Albay's terrain is rugged, but its fertile volcanic soil and heavy rainfall favor farming, and the province is a major hemp-producing area. It has many small, sheltered harbors for interisland shipping. Major tourist attractions are the beautiful active volcano, Mt. Mayon (c.8000 ft/2,440 m), the church of Cagsawa, half-buried since an eruption of Mayon early in the 19th cent., and Tiwi Hot Springs. In 1968, Mt. Mayon erupted and engulfed three villages as some 20,000 people fled their homes.
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Albay province is set to host this week the 2018 National Festival of Talents (NFOT), the biggest celebration of the creativity of the countrys high school students.
Classes in Albay schools that were used as evacuation centers following the eruption of Mayon Volcano will resume their normal schedule starting today.
At least 3,000 residents affected by the volcanic activities of Mayon Volcano in Albay have started to render different community work as part of the cash-for-work (CFW) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The Albay First District Engineering Office used to enjoy operating with an enormous budget for infrastructure development which, a lawmaker claimed, catapulted the district to be the top district in the region during the early-1990s.
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Albay turned over on Wednesday P30 million in cash assistance to the local government units affected by continuing unrest of Mayon Volcano.
Summary: Authorities have raised Alert Level 1 and residents of Albay are advised to exercise caution
Bernardo Alejandro, regional disaster management head in the worst-affected area of southern Luzon, said seven of the fatalities were from Albay province while at least one is confirmed in neighboring Catanduanes province.
PNIA) have joined relief efforts for people affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay.
Students temporarily housed in makeshift classrooms in Guinobatan West Central School in Albay were personally visited on Friday by Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Richard Gordon who also led the distribution of relief packs and hot meals for the displaced residents affected by the Mayon volcano's ongoing unrest.
Government disaster response agencies and local governments had spent some P246 million to assist more than 18,000 families in Albay province since Mayon volcano showed signs of increased restiveness on Jan.
Certain schools in Albay will conduct classes next Saturday, July 29, to make up for last Monday when classes were suspended because of the transport strike of jeepney operators.
These things will make Albay a model in disaster response," Albay Governor Joey Salceda told Gulf News in a phone interview.