Provincial Statistics Office
Albay Province 
 
Cecil G. Brondial 
OIC-Provincial Statistics Officer 
 
3rd Floor Enterprise Building A
Brgy. 36 Capantawan
Legazpi City, Albay 4500
Tel no.:   (052) 480-1596
Telefax:  (052) 742-1228
 
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The Province

Albay is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in southeastern Luzon Island. The name Bikol first came to be known as the name of the biggest and longest river in the region. The river comes from the outflow of lakes and springs from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte and form a large stream that exits in the San Miguel Bay, off the shores of Camarines Sur.

The people of the region are called Bikolanos and the language is called Bikol. The citizens of Albay are called Albayanos. Albay is a province composed of 15 towns and 3 cities. The capital of the province is Legazpi City. It was named after Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the Spanish conquestador who came to the Philippines in 1565 and started the massive colonization. The country became the colony of Spain for the next 300 years.

As a result, the Albayanos became devout Catholics. The symbol most associated with Albay is Mayon Volcano, a near perfectly-shaped active volcano, 2,462 metres (8,077 ft) high, which could be seen throughout its 13 towns and 3 cities as well as in the surrounding provinces of Sorsogon, Masbate and Catanduanes.

Albay has a total land area of 2,554.06 square kilometres (986.13 square miles). Aside from Mayon Volcano, it has two other major peaks: Mount Masaraga and Mount Malinao. The western coast of the province is mountainous but not as prominent as the eastern range with the highest elevation at around 490 metres (1,610 ft). Among these mountains are Mount Catburawan in Ligao and Mount Pantao in Oas & Libon.

Provincial Statistical Figures

Demography May 2010
Total Population 2,731,928
Male 1,400,061
Female 1,331,867
Price Indices Jan 2016
Consumer Price Index (2006=100) 146.80
Inflation Rate 1.30
Purchasing power of the peso 0.68
Domestic Trade 2nd Qtr 2015
Coastwise trade  
Quantity* 9,727
Value* 392,955
Air trade  
Quantity* 523
Value* 3,253

*(Quantity in thousand tons; value in P1,000)

Albay Statistical News

Bicol Region's Economy Expands by 5.7 percent in 2016

May 2017

The economy of the Bicol Region expanded to 5.7 percent in 2016, slower than the 8.9 percent growth recorded in 2015. Industry and Services spurs the region’s economy albeit recording decelerated growths.

CRVS Comic Book Making Contest-Regional Elimination

February 2017
The PSA-RSSO V, joined in the celebration of the 2017 Civil Registration Month as they held a CRVS Comic Book Making Contest-Regional Elimination. There were three (3) entries received for the said elimination coming from the provinces of Catanduanes and Sorsogon,... Read more about CRVS Comic Book Making Contest-Regional Elimination

2017 Regional Civil Registration Quiz

February 2017
PSA RSSO V Conducted the 2017 Civil Registration Quiz at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Multi-Purpose Hall, Legazpi City. Each of the Provincial office held a provincial elimination prior to the conduct of the Regional Championship. The said CR Quiz was limited to... Read more about 2017 Regional Civil Registration Quiz

Training on the Authority to Solemnize Marriage

February 2017
PSA RSSO V conducted Training on the Registration of Authority to Solemnize Marriage held at PSA RSSO V training room. The aim of the training is to update knowledge and address issues and concerns regarding the application for Certificate of Registration of... Read more about Training on the Authority to Solemnize Marriage

Government Agencies Supports Civil Registration Month

February 2017

In order to promote awareness on the Civil Registration Month Celebration, RSSO V solicited support and participation from partner agencies through display of streamers in the conspicuous area of their respective offices. Most of the agencies answered the request and... Read more about Government Agencies Supports Civil Registration Month

Handog Birth Certificate: Adopt-a-Day Care Center 2017

February 2017
As one of the means of giving back to its stakeholders, PSA RSSO V conducted a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dubbed as Handog Birth Certificate: Adopt-a-Day Care Center on February 9, 2017 at Sampaguita Day Care Center, Sitio Tico-tico, Barangay Taysan,... Read more about Handog Birth Certificate: Adopt-a-Day Care Center 2017

Bicol Region's Family Income Reaches 90.3B

December 2016

The total family income in Bicol Region for the year 2003 reached P90.3 billion at constant 2000 prices. This figure accounted for a 4.3 percent share to the country's total family income generated in 2003. Within the 3-year span, the region's total family income... Read more about Bicol Region's Family Income Reaches 90.3B

Bicol Region Posts Fastest Economic Growth in 2015

July 2016
The economy of the Bicol Region accelerated to 8.4 percent in 2015, almost double its pace in 2014. Consequently, the region topped in terms of growth among other regions nationwide. Industry accelerated faster than Services, but both boosted the region’s economy... Read more about Bicol Region Posts Fastest Economic Growth in 2015

Bicol Region Records Fastest Economic Growth in 2013

July 2014

Bicol Region’s economy expanded by 9.4 percent in 2013, the fastest growth among regions of the country. All sectors performed well with Services turning in the strongest performance.

Services remained the biggest contributor to Bicol’s economy accounting for... Read more about Bicol Region Records Fastest Economic Growth in 2013

Poverty Incidence in the Bicol Region Hardly Improved in 2009

September 2013

The National Statistical Coordination Board, Regional Statistical Coordination Unit V is an awardee of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in recognition as source of information for regional economic developments under the category “Outstanding Information Support... Read more about Poverty Incidence in the Bicol Region Hardly Improved in 2009

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