Albay News

  • Mayon Belches Steam

    Mayon Volcano in Albay province emitted steam early Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

    In a bulletin, Phivolcs said moderate white steam plumes were observed in the volcano's crater at 6:06 a.m.

    The steam plumes are not a cause for concern because increased volcanic activity is generally indicated by gray or dark steam plumes, the seismological office told ABS-CBN News.

    Phivolcs added that the steam may have been caused by a drop in temperature due to persistent rains or a decrease in the pressure at Mayon's summit.

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  • Cagsawa Ruins In Daraga Albay

    I've had some expectations with Cagsawa Ruins.

    With all the photos of this historical site in Albay on textbooks when I was a kid, I really thought that Cagsawa Ruins is located in a place far from the residents. I imagined walking for a few minutes until reaching a vast land with trees where the ruins is located while facing the majestic Mayon Volcano.

    I didn't do enough research. All I had was an idea that was with me since I was a little boy.

    Then lo and behold, when I had the chance to travel there and got out of the van, I was surprised to see the Cagsawa Ruins. Hahaha! That was ...

  • South Girls Go South Camarines Sur-Legaspi-Caramoan

    A 12-18 hour ride will eventually make you re-think your choices and love planes. I could be half way across the world already if I took a plane for the same amount of time but since it's Bicol and the gang is complete again, that 12 hour ride and pain the in ass and neck was worth it.

    For 5 days, we explored the Bicol province from the adventurous watersports complex in Camarines Sur, Mt. Mayon in Legaspi to seeing glorious Caramoan.

    Camarines Sur – CWC

    You need to go to Camarines Sur Watersports Complex! They have a beginner and advanced facilities for wake boarding. They have pro ...

  • Green Sea Turtle Released In Albay Sea

    A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was released and sent back to the sea, its natural habitat, by officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Naval Forces Southern Luzon in Barangay (village) Rawis in this city Thursday.

    The green sea turtle, estimated to be around 25 years old, was released at the beach of the naval station Julhasan Arasain.

    The turtle was found and saved by Sonny Alcantara, a fisherman, after it was entangled in a net at Malobago village in Manito town.

    Green sea turtles are considered endangered species.

  • Thousands Of Pilgrims Flock To Albays Kawa-kawa Hill On Good Friday

    More than 56,000 pilgrims and devotees visited Kawa-kawa Hill and natural park in Albay province to pray and do the "Way of the Cross" on Good Friday.

    The hill, known as the hill without the hilltop because of its cualdron shape, is known as one of Bicol Region's favorite destinations during the Lenten season. The faithful visit the hill for its life size sculptures depicting the 14 Stations of the Cross.

    Representative Fernando Gonzalez said the pilgrims have visited the place to meditate and share the sacrifice of Jesus Christ by staging of the Way of the Cross. Also known as Way of So ...

  • The Most Beautiful Volcano In The World Climbing Mayon Philippines

    Mayon finally appeared on our second day in Albay, and when she shows up, she's EVERYWHERE! Truly the most beautiful volcano in the world in one of the most beautiful provinces in the Philippines. Thanks to Bicol Adventure ATV for the extremely fun experience climbing up the mountain, and for Coach Albert for taking us to Sumlang Lake.