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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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Classes in all levels in Albay province were suspended on Thursday morning as Tropical Storm Ineng is expected to dump moderate to occasional heavy rains, the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said.
Armed men believed to be New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas laid siege to a police station in Legazpi City, Albay province, according to police on Monday (Aug.
A 10-kilometer portion of Albay West Coast Road has been completed, providing better access to four villages in Libon town, Albay Province.
In a disclosure to the stock exchange, SM Prime announced it will open SM City Legazpi in Albay province on Friday, September 14.
Primary recipients are the schools affected by the Mayon Volcano eruption in Camalig, Guinobatan and Daraga in Albay province.
Mount Mayon, in north-eastern Albay province, has been erupting for more than two weeks, and 84,000 people who fled the danger zone are staying in schools and other shelters.
Residents pass a girl from an improvised bridge to avoid a river with lahar flow coming from Mayon volcano in Guinobatan, Albay province, south of Manila, yesterday.
Mayon volcano spews red -hot lava in another eruption as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, roughly 200 miles (340 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Jan.
Residents of Albay province said the sky around the volcano turned dark at around 5pm and that the smell of sulfur lingered in the air.
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.
Zea Rivera, a student from Daraga in Albay Province, told Kyodo News she heard a loud explosion and rushed out of the house to see a column of grey ash around its crater.