Legazpi City is the capital of the Province of Albay and the premier city in Bicol Region. Named after the Spanish voyager and conqueror Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, it has an unenviable record of having gained its cityhood status thrice. Under the Becerra Law of 1892, it became a city which was comprised the towns of Legazpi, Albay Viejo, and Daraga. The American occupation had stripped its city status and consequently dissolved it. On April 20, 1901, by virtue of Act No. 122, The Provincial Government Act of 1901 extended its provisions in creating the Province of Albay, including the islands of San Miguel, Caoraray,Read More →

The Philippine Commission, as authorized by the President of the United States, oversaw the reorganization of provincial and municipal governments in the Philippines. On April 20, 1901, in pursuant to Act No. 83, otherwise known as The Provincial Government Act of 1901, extended its provisions in creating the Province of Albay, including the islands of San Miguel, Caoraray, Batan and Rapurrapu, by virtue of Act No. 122. The capital of the province was the town of Albay (Section 5). Act No. 122 created the offices of the provincial governor, secretary, treasurer, supervisor, and fiscal. The Old Albay has been incorporated to Legazpi which became aRead More →

Although not having enough sleep, I still forced myself to wake up early so that I would not miss the sunrise. My guide Dodong, volunteered by Rosalie, was already waiting for me. From the tourist inn, we just casually walked towards Embarcadero and the Port of Legazpi, just enough to see another beautiful sunrise. But the early morning clouds were hovering Mayon Volcano such that I did not see the fullness of its beauty. Nevertheless, it was a good morning after all. (205)Read More →