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Albay

(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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7 photo, strong waves crash into coastal houses as Typhoon Hagupit pounds Legazpi, located in Albay province in eastern Philippines.
uk A resident rides a tricycle on their way to an evacuation centre as strong winds and rains from Typhoon Hagupit > hit Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines yesterday Aaron Favila
A total P55 million had been earmarked by the national government for the Albay province, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an interview aired by the government-run dzRB radio station.
However he said the evacuation operation was sapping precious disaster-relief funds and manpower in Albay province, which is regularly battered by typhoons at this time of year.
Joey Salceda, governor of the central Albay province, said more than 12,000 people were forcibly evacuated.
the danger zones around Mayon Volcano in Albay province, 330
LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A $14,500 grant from The Prem Rawat Foundation(TPRF) clears the way for the Rotary Club of Legazpi in Albay Province, the Philippines, to buy a water purifier and generator that will bring drinkable water to an estimated 3,000 people in the Utap area of Tacloban City, one of the areas hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan last November.
Strong winds, floods and storm surges added to the damage and caused more deaths in the Albay province, southeast Manila.
By Rhaydz B Barcia Manila Times Teenage pregnancies in Bicol region and specifically in Albay province is on a roller coaster rise since the past four years despite a relentless education campaign by the government and pro-Reproductive Health advocates here.
Some passengers told local media the ferry tilted toward its front right side and quickly capsized more than halfway through its voyage from nearby Albay province.
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology director Renato Solidum described Tuesday's activity at the volcano in Albay province, more than 500 kilometers south of Manila, as "steam-driven explosions.
He insisted there was no need for people living in Albay province to evacuate.