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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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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.
Balilo said the ship and plane left Legazpi City in Albay province for the vast underwater plateau that is part of Philippine territory off the coast of Aurora province.
The residents were being sent home as part of efforts to decongest evacuation centers around Mayon Volcano in Albay province, 330 kilometers south of Manila, Claudio Yucot, a regional civil defense director, said on Friday.
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.
5 million cubic metres of ash fall found their way to the Mi-isi, Lidung/Basud, and Buyuan channels, and could bury villages of Camalig and Daraga towns of Albay province since the volcano first spewed ash since Monday," Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) head Renato Solidum told Gulf News on Sunday.
Fresh from his official trip to India, President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit Albay province on Monday to check on the plight of the evacuees following the eruption of Mayon volcano.
Mount Mayon, located 2,462 mts above the sea level, in Albay Province, is also one of the tallest mountains in the country.
As a major eruption becomes more imminent, local officials of Albay province have imposed "alert level 5" contingency measures and extended the "danger zone" around Mayon.
The alert level around the volcano was raised to level 4 on Monday afternoon after an eight-minute eruption that prompted the suspension of classes in Albay province and the closing off of an eight-kilometer danger zone around the volcano.
More than 12,000 residents had already fled to evacuation centres after the Mayon volcano, in central Albay province, began spewing ash on Saturday (January 13) and unleashed burning mud and rocks on Sunday (January 14).
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.