Provincial Statistics Office
Albay Province 
 
Cecil G. Brondial 
Chief Statistical Specialist
 
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 Albay

Demography Aug 2015
Total Population 1,314,826
Male -
Female -
Price Indices Jul 2017
Consumer Price Index (2006=100) 145.3
Inflation Rate 5.4
Purchasing power of the peso 0.69
Domestic Trade 1st Qtr 2017
Coastwise trade  
Quantity* 502,187
Value* 2,850,441
Air trade  
Quantity* 29
Value* 2,115

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

Albay Statistical News

28th National Statistics Month Events

October 2017

Philippine Statistics Authority employees will be in such hectic schedules for this October because of the 28th National Statistics Month and prepared numerous events mentioned these following dates:

ISO-QMS Final Gap/Readiness Assessment

October 2017

Employees from the Philippine Statistics Authority stepped away from their projects last Wednesday, September 25th, to take part in a DAP Report on Readiness of PSA for ISO Certification., Civil Registration and Administrative Support Division (CRASD) and Statistical Operations and Coordination... Read more about ISO-QMS Final Gap/Readiness Assessment

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

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