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About Albay and its History



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Albay is a Philippines province in the Bicol Region. It is most known for the Mayon Volcano, a nearly flawless active volcano that provides a good scenic background for tourists. Most of the area, in fact, contains breathtaking sceneries of mouontains, fertile plains, and valleys.

Brief History

Pre-Spanish Times

- A thriving civilization

Spanish Colonial Period

- Albay was divided into four districts: Iraya, Cordillera, Sorsogon and Catanduanes.

American Period

- A civil government was established in Albay on April 26, 1901, but Simeon Ola and a couple of thousand men defied the American regime.

Albay History (Wikipedia)

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