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ALBAY

A captivating beauty the world has known

In 1942, the Japanese Imperial Forces invaded and entered Albay. In 1945, Filipino and American troops with Bicolano guerillas fought against the Japanese and liberated Albay during World War II.

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Geography Located between the provinces of Camarines Sur on the north and Sorsogon on the south. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the northeast by the Lagonoy gulf, and on the west and southwest by the Burias Pass. The islands in the north under the jurisdiction of the province are Rapu-Rapu, Batan, Cagraray and San Miguel. Area It has a total land area of 2,552.6 square kilometers, which makes it the 26th smallest province. Political Subdivision Composed of fifteen (15) municipalities and three (3) cities, Albay has three (3) congressional districts. Legazpi City is the capital of the province.
CITIES/MUNICIPALITIES 1st District 2nd District 3rd District
Tabaco City Bacacay Malinao Sto. Domingo Tiwi Legazpi City Camalig Daraga Manito Rapu-Rapu Ligao City Guinobatan Jovellar Libon Oas Pioduran Polangui

Brief History
Albay and its surrounding areas were known as Ibalon when Juan de Salcedo and 120 soldiers xplored it in 1573. Sawangan, a small settlement by a mangrove swamp, became a town called Albay bay (which means by the bay) in 1616. The town was first renamed Albay, then Legazpi, as Albay went on to refer to the province. In 1846, the islands of Masbate, Ticao, and Burias were separated from Albay to form the comandancia of Masbate. Albay was then divided into four districts: Iraya, Cordillera or Tobacco, Sorsogon, and Catanduanes. 1n 1894, Sorsogon became a separate province and Catanduanes in 1945. The province of albay itself was created on March 10, 1917. In 1649, the natives rebelled against their recruitment to Cavite to build galleons. In 1814, Mayon Volcano erupted, killing 1,200 people and burying the town of Cagsawa. During the early 19th century, abaca hemp for shipping rope became source of wealth.

Population Based on the August 2007 census, the province has a total population of 1,187,185. Language/Dialect Bikol is the primary language spoken in Albay, being part of the Bicol Region. There are other dialects spoken in the province, however, such as Bicolano Viejo, Daragueo, Legazpeo or Albayanon, Oasnon and others. Majority of the inhabitants also understand Tagalog and English. Topography The province is generally mountainous with scattered fertile plains and valleys. Mayon Volcano, standing at around 2,462 meters, is the most famous landform in Albay, and in the whole of Bicol. This active volcano is nearly perfectly-shaped and is considered by many to be more beautiful than Mt. Fuji in Japan. Other mountains in the province are Catburawan, Masaraga, Malinao, and Pantao. Climate The climate in Albay is generally mild with no specific extreme seasons. The frequency of the tropical storms in the entire region is between 16 to 19 percent. Economy

Traditional Industries Agriculture is the main industry, which produces such crops as coconut, rice, sugar, pilinut and abac. The manufacture of abaca products such as Manila hemp, hats, bags, mats, and slippers is one of the main sources of income in the rural areas.

Heavy Manufacturing Industries Bicols largest industrial sites are located in Albay: Tiwi and Manito boast geothermal energy plants. Camalig has the Goodfound Cement Factory; Legazpi City has Legazpi Oil Company and two other large oil milling plants, making Albay a top foreign currency earner in this part of Luzon. Transportation and Connectivity Albay is also the regions principal trans-shipment point with Tabaco, Legazpi and Pioduran Ports. Legazpi City is has its own domestic airport which hopes to serve international flights in the near future. Legazpi Airport serves as Bicols gateway to Manila and the Visayas. How to Get There By Air

Manila Line: (632) 697-3693 Mobile: (63919) 578-1199 Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252 Golden Ace Resources Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No. (6352) 480-9667 Golden Ace Resources Corporation Casablanca Hotel Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel No. (6352) 481-2328
FROM
Manila Legazpi

CEBU PACIFIC AIRWAYS Airline Operations Center Building Manila Domestic Airport, Pasay City 1301 Tel Nos: (632) 702-0888 (Hotline) / 802-7000 Flight Operation: (632) 851-9185 T3 Sales Office Level 3, Departure Hall NAIA Terminal 3, Andrews Ave., Pasay City Robinsons Galleria West Lane, Level 1, Ortigas Ave., Pasay City Robinsons Place Manila Beside Adriatico entrance (In front of Malate-Adriatico Grand Residences) Express Ticket Office Terminal 1 Manila Domestic Airport, Pasay City Summit World Manila Level 5, SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City Supersonic Services Makati G/F, Collonade Residence, C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Golden Ace Resources Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No: (6352) 480-9667 The Hubs A.T.O Polangui Bichara Commercial Complex, Basud, Polangui, Albay Tel Nos: (6352) 435-1122 / 212-6589

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.

ETA
0600 1025 1215 0725 1150 1340

ETD
0655 1120 1310 0815 1245 1435

Daily Manila

Cebu Airport Ticket Office Mactan International Airport Lapu-Lapu City 6016 Business Hours: 1:00 AM 9:00 PM, Sun/Mon/Thu/Fri Business Hours: 5:00 AM 9:00 PM, Tue/Wed/Sat Tel. No. (6332) 230-8888 Robinsons Place Cebu F. Ramos St., Cebu City Business Hours: 9:00 AM 8:00 PM, Daily Skyliner Services Ayala Center South Parking Area, Cebu City

Tel No. (06334) 231-6808


FROM
Cebu Legazpi

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.
TU/TH/SA

ETA
1310 1435

ETD
1415 1540

Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252 FROM
Manila Legazpi

TO
Legazpi Manila

FREQ.
Daily MO/FR/SA Daily MO/FR/SA

ETA
1140 0830 1315 1005

ETD
1235 0925 1410 1100

Cebu

ZEST AIRWAYS Ticket, Sales & Cargo Center Domestic Road cor Andrews Avenue, Pasay City Tel No: (632) 853-1957 Fax No: (632) 853-1958 Makati Ticket Office Philippine Business Bank Bldg., Yakal St., Makati City Tel No: (632) 888-2002 Fax No: (632) 888-2003 Mall of Asia Ticket Office 2nd Flr South Wing SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City Tel No: (632) 556-9590 Fax No: (632) 556-9591 Express Ticketing Office Domestic Airport, Commissioners Area, Pasay City Direct Line: (632) 852-4313 Fax No: (632) 514-4311 Cashiers Direct Line: (632) 854-5134 Cubao Ticketing Office Unit 38, Shopwise Bldg., Timesquare Ave., Cubao, Quezon City Tel No: (632) 913-4429 Fax No: (632) 913-4416 Flight Operation: (632) 859-0993 Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147

AIR PHILIPPINES Cubao Ticket Office Unit 2-A Opulent Bldg., Gen. Roxas St. Cor EDSA Tel No: (632) 913-6117 Email: tktg.cubao@airphilippines.com.ph Domestic-Main Domestic Ticket Office Domestic Airport, Airport Road, Pasay City Tel Nos: (632) 851-7181 / 551-2180 Fax No: (632) 551-7881 Email: tktg.msd@airphilippines.com.ph NAIA Terminal 3 Ticket Counter Level 3, Departure Area, Andrews Avenue, Pasay City Tel Nos: (632) 551-7991 / 551-3046 Fax No: (632) 851-5253 Makati Ticket Office G/F Charter House 114, Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Tel No: (632) 892-1459 Fax No: (632) 892-2071 Email: tktg.mkt@aiphilippines.com.ph Manila Ticket Office Padre Faura Center, Padre Faura St. cor M.H. del Pilar St., Ermita, Manila Tel Nos: (632) 524-0540-41 Fax No: (632) 524-0543 Email: tktg.mla@airphilippines.com.ph Flight Operation: (632) 852-8570 Legazpi City Ticket Office

Cuakimta Commercial Corp., Cabilles St., Tabaco, Albay Tel No: (6352) 480-6855 Fax No. (6352) 480-6055 Email: airlegazpi@yahoo.com

T.

Daily Legazpi Manila O800 0900


*Rates and schedules are subject to change without prior notice

By Land

Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252
FROM
Manila Legazpi

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.
Daily

ETA
0840 1010

ETD
0940 1110

Manila

PHILIPPINES AIRLINES Manila Ticketing Office 540 P. Faura St., cor. Adriatico St., PAL Bldg., Ermita, Manila Tel. No. (632) 5214512 Makati Ticketing Office Greenbelt Center, Legaspi St., Makati Tel. No. (632) 855-8888 (24-hr. res.) 855-9999 (Flt. Info) Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252
FROM
Manila

Major bus companies offering airconditioned units ply the Manila to Bicol-Visayas-Mindanao route, passing through picturesque scenery via the Pan-Philippine Highway. Terminals are located at Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City; Pedro Gil St., Manila; and EDSA, Pasay City. PHILTRANCO SERVICE ENTERPRISES, INC. EDSA, Apelo Cruz St., Pasay City Tel. No. 851-3035 / 851-8077 to 78 Fax No. 851-0967 Along EDSA near Farmers Market Tel. No. 722-7567 851-5420 (Dispatcher)
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Pasay to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

12 hrs

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.

ETA
0630

ETD
0730

/Tabaco

GOLD LINES (OFFICE) 11 Don Ramon St. Talayan Vill. Q.C. Tel. No. 712-2929 Mr. William Ching Pasay Terminal Tel. No. 851-9737 Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 912-4559 / 467-2990 Contact Person: Mr. William Ching Tel. No. 517-2082
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

CAGSAWA TRAVEL & TOURS Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1514 Padre Faura cor M. H. del Pilar, Ermita Manila Tel. No. 439-3787 or 525-9756
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao to Legazpi Cubao to Tabaco

P830.00 AC Daily 6:00 PM P870.00 AC 12 hrs

Cubao to Legazpi /Tabaco

P800.00 BC P850.00 RC P920.00 EC

Daily 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 12 hrs

CUL TRANSPORT Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1512


ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Manila to Legazpi

P850.00 RC P920.00 EC

Pasay to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

PEAFRANCIA TOURS & TRAVEL Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1528 / 736-4101 to 02 Alabang, Muntinlupa City Tel. No. 480-2903 Legarda, Sampaloc, Manila (Garage Only) Tel. No. 736-4101 to 03 Fax No. 736-4103
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

12 hrs

AMIHAN BUS LINE, INC. Columbian Parts Depot Bldg., 2316 Aurora Blvd., Pasay City 1300 Tel. No. 854-3735
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao to Legazpi

P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC

Daily 8:00 AM 12 hrs 9:00 PM

Cubao to Legazpi

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM

12 hrs

RAYMOND TRANSIT New York, EDSA, QC Tel. No. 492-6964

ROUTE

APPROXIMATE FARE

FREQUENCY

TRAVEL TIME

Cubao To Legazpi /Tabaco

P800.00 AC

Daily 9:30 AM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 8:30 PM 11:30 PM

and Allen, Samar by Matnog Port also in Sorsogon. SANTA CLARA SHIPPING CORPORATION U-2701 Antel Global Center Doa Julia Vargas Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City Tel Nos. (032) 232-0614 / 231-1002 Fax no. (032) 232-0614 Mobile No. 0917-7221151
Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day Pioduran, Daily 5:00 Masbate Daily Albay AM City Masbate Daily 11:00 Pioduran, Daily City AM Albay Masbate Daily 2:00 Pioduran, Daily City PM Albay Pioduran, Daily 4:00 Masbate Daily Albay PM City Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS Type of Accommodation From To /Class Pioduran, Masbate Mabuhay (Aircon) Albay City Ordinary (NonAircon) Masbate Pioduran, City Albay

12 hrs

RSL Shopwise (formerly Rustans Supermarket), Cubao, QC Tel. No. (632) 913-7127 Padre Faura cor M.H. Del Pilar, Ermita, Manila Tel. No. (632) 525-7077 Legazpi City Terminal Tel No. (6352) 435-4713 Tabaco City Tel No. (6352) 487-5406
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Time 8:50 AM 2:50 PM 5:50 PM 7:50 PM

Rate P250.00 P200.00

Cubao To Legazpi /Tabaco P800.00 AC

Daily 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

12 hrs

PEAFRANCIA SHIPPING CORPORATION 467 Juan Luna St., Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz Binondo, Manila Pili, Camarines Sur Tel No. (054) 361-2938

By Sea

Safety Management Office Allen, Northern Samar Mobile No: 09177221151


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day
Tabaco City Virac, Catanduanes Daily Daily 6:30 AM 11:00 AM Virac, Catanduanes Tabaco City Daily Daily

Time
10:30 AM 5:00 PM

Several shipping lines have regular trips to and from Catanduanes through the Tabaco Port, Masbate via Pioduran Port, Bulan and Pilar Ports in Sorsogon,

Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS Type of Accommodation From To

Rate

/Class
Tabaco City Virac, Catanduanes Virac, Catanduanes Tabaco City Mabuhay (Aircon) Ordinary (Non-Aircon) P310.00 P247.00

Calanaga, RapuRapu, Albay Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS Type of Accommodation From To /Class Tabaco Tanglad, 3rd Class City RapuRapu, Albay Nagcalsot, 3rd Class RapuRapu, Albay Sitio Calpi, 3rd Class Calanaga, RapuRapu, Albay Calanaga, RapuRapu, Albay 3rd Class

4:00 PM

REGINA SHIPPING LINES, INC. Capilihan, Virac, Catanduanes Purok 5, San Joaquin Road Rawis, Legazpi City
Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day
Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily 4:30 AM 5:30 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 NOON 3:00 PM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:30 AM 3:30 PM 8:00 AM San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily

Rate P70.00

Time
7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 AM 5:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 AM

P70.00

P70.00

P70.00

Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS Type of Accommodation From To /Class
Tabaco City San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes Tabaco City Mabuhay (Aircon) Ordinary (Non-Aircon)

MBca ERZON; MBca ERZON-1; MBca ERZON-2; MBca ERZON-3 Legazpi Port Area Brgy. Sabang Legazpi City
Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day Legazpi Daily 7:00 Pob. Rapu- Daily City AM Rapu, Albay Legazpi Daily 12:30 Carogcog. Daily City AM RapuRapu, Albay Malobago, RapuRapu, Albay Caracaran, RapuRapu, Albay Pob. RapuRapu, Albay

Rate
P300.00 P230.00

Time 9:30 AM 3:00 PM

MBca MARJORIE San Roque, Tabaco City


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day Tabaco Daily 1:00 Tanglad, Daily City PM RapuRapu, Albay Nagcalsot, RapuRapu, Albay Sitio Calpi, Calanaga, RapuRapu, Albay

Time 2:30 PM

3:30 PM Daily 8:30 AM 2:30 PM

Legazpi City Legazpi City

Daily

7:00 AM 12:30 PM

2:50 PM

daily

Daily

3:35 PM

Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS Type of Accommodation From To /Class Legazpi Caracaran, 3rd Class

Rate P80.00

City Legazpi City Legazpi City

RapuRapu, Albay Pob. RapuRapu, Albay Carogcog, RapuRapu, Albay Malobago, RapuRapu, Albay

LINKS 3rd Class 3rd Class P140.00 P130.00 From To

Type of Accommodation /Class


3rd Class

Rate

Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

P80.00

3rd Class

P80.00

P150.00

Cawayan, Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

3rd Class

P100.00

MBca MIKEE-SD Sto. Nio, Bacon, Sorsogon


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day Sto. Daily 8:00 Legazpi Daily Nio, AM City Bacon, Sorsogon Legazpi City Daily 1:30 PM Sto. Nio, Bacon, Sorsogon Daily

Cawayan, Claveria, Masbate

3rd Class

P100.00

Time 9:15 AM

MB SAN ISIDRO-2; MB SAN ISIDRO-3; MB SAN ISIDRO-4 Claveria, Masbate


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port
Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

2:45 PM

Day
Daily

Time
5:30 AM 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 6:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 5:30 AM 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

Port
Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Day
Daily

Time
6:30 AM 8:30 AM 10:00 AM 11:30 AM 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:00 AM 6:30 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

MBca ALETH-2; MBca ALETH-3; MBca ALETH-4 Claveria, Masbate


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port
Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Cawayan, Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Day
Daily

Time
5:30 AM 9:00 AM 5:30 AM 7:30 AM 8:30 PM

Port
Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Day
Daily

Time
6:30 AM 10:00 AM 6:30 PM 8:30 AM 10:30 AM

Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Tues/Sat

Daily

Daily

Daily

Tues/Sat

12:00 NN

Cawayan, Claveria, Masbate

Daily

2:00 PM

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates

MB BURIAS CHALLENGER-5

Pioduran, Albay
Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port
Pioduran, Albay Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Claveria, Masbate San Ramon, Claveria, Masbate Pasig, Claveria, Masbate Mabiton, Claveria, Masbate

DEPARTURE Port
Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

ARRIVAL Time
5:30 AM 12:30 PM 5:30 AM 8:00 AM 10:30 AM 3:00 PM

Day
Daily

Port
Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate

Day
Daily

Time
7:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 AM 9:30 AM 12:00 NN 4:30 PM

Day
Daily

Time
7:00 AM 9:00 AM 5:30 AM 10:30 AM 7:00 AM

Port
Claveria, Masbate Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Pioduran, Albay Pasig, Claveria, Masbate

Day
Daily

Time
8:30 AM 10:30 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM 8:00 AM

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Tues

Tues

Tues

8:30 AM

Mabiton, Claveria, Masbate San Isidro, Claveria, Masbate Masbate City

Tues

9:30 AM

MB SHERLYN-P Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day
Daily

Tues

10:00 AM

Tues

10:30 AM

Time
6:00 AM

Port
Tapayas, Claveria, Masbate Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate Tapayas, Claveria, Masbate Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate

Day
Daily

Time
6:10 AM

San Isidro, Claveria, Masbate Masbate City

Tues

11:00 AM

Tues

3:00 PM

Tagulid, Claveria, Masbate Tapayas, Claveria, Masbate Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Tagulid, Claveria, Masbate Tapayas, Claveria, Masbate

Wed

6:30 AM

San Ramon, Claveria, Masbate Malaking Ilog, San Pascual, Masbate San Francisco, Quezon, Claveria, Masbate Malaking Ilog, San Pascual, Masbate

Wed

11:30 AM

Daily

6:30 AM

Daily

6:40 PM

Daily

San Ramon, Claveria, Masbate Malaking Ilog, San Pascual, Masbate

Wed

12:30 PM

Wed

1:30 PM

7:00 AM 11:30 AM 1:30 PM

Daily

8:30 AM 1:00 PM 1:40 PM

Daily

Daily

Wed

2:00 PM

Wed

5:00 PM

Daily

Daily

Daily

2:00 PM

Daily

2:10 PM

San Francisco, Quezon, Claveria, Masbate Malaking Ilog, San Pascual, Masbate

Sat

7:00 AM

Sat

10:00 AM

Getting Around
Sat 11:30 AM

Sat

10:30 AM

San Ramon, Claveria, Masbate

MB BURIAS CHALLENGER-2 MB BURIAS CHALLENGER-3 San Jacinto, Masbate


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips

Buses, taxis, vans and jeepneys generally are the main mode of transportation in going to tourist destinations. For short distance trip, pedicabs and tricycles are also available for hire.
TAXI FARE RATES FOR BICOL REGION
Per Decision under Case No. 2010-0295 dated December 23, 2010

Rate: P975.00 P1,850.00

www.hotelvenezia.com.p h Classification: Standard No. of Rooms: 40 Rate: P3,660.00 P6,710.00 LA PIAZZA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER Ms. Huey Silo, Manager Brgy. 40, Tahao Road, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-7733 / 480-3377 Email: lapiazza_hcc@yahoo.com Website: www.lapiazzahotel.com No. of Rooms: 49 Rate: P1,600.00 P4,150.00

FLAGDOWN Succeeding Waiting Time


Effectivity: January 24, 2011

P40.00 First 500 meters P3.50 per 300 meters P3.50 per 2 minutes
FARE REGULAR

MAGAYON HOTEL Mr. Benjamin Po, Manager Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-7770 Fax No. (052) 820-4174 Email: vicky_uy_ong@yahoo.com Classification: Economy No. of Rooms: 63 Rate: P200.00 P1,850.00

DENO PUB & MINI-BUS MIN 1ST KMS RATE PER SUCCEEDING KM RATE PER KM

STUDENTS/DISABLED/SENIOR CITIZENS P6.80 P1.08 P1.28 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008)

P8.50 P1.35 P1.60 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008) P1.60 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008) P8.00 P1.40

Accredited Inns
GREAT PACIFIC INN Mr. Nelson D. Ang Rizal St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-6348 Email: babyjuli59@yahoo.com Classification: Tourist Inn No. of Rooms: 44 Rate: P275.00 P650.00 HCG RESIDENCE MANSION INN Ms. Hannelle Goyena, Manager HCG Bldg., Ziga Avenue, Tabaco City Tel No. (052) 487-7156 Email: Classification: Tourist Inn No. of Rooms: 17 Rate: P875.00 P2,690.00 LEGAZPI TOURIST INN Mr. Jose Saturnino Velasco, Manager 3/F V & O Bldg Cor. Quezon Ave. & LapuLapu Sts., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-6147/ 820-4880 Email: legazpitouristinn@yahoo.com Classification: Tourist Inn No. of Rooms: 24 Rate: P700.00 P1,400.00

PUB AC & MINI-BUS

FCE/GTE

RATE PER KM

P1.28.00 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008)

PUJ

MIN 1ST 4 KMS RATE PER SUCCEEDING KM

P6.40 P1.12

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FC-MC

MIN 1ST 4 KMS

P7.50

P6.00 P1.12

RATE PER P1.40 SUCCEEDING KM PER ORDER DATED JANUARY 31, 2011

Accommodations
Accredited Hotels
CASABLANCA HOTEL Mrs. Virna Lee-Rivera, Manager Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-8334 to 38 Fax No. 480-8338 Email: casablancahotel@gmail.co m Website: www.casablancahotel.co m.ph Classification: Standard No. of Rooms: 27 Rate: P1,700.00 P3,600.00 HOTEL ST. ELLIS Ms. Liza Arbis, GM Rizal St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-8088 Fax: (052) 480-1800 Email:

LEGAZPI AIRPORT HOTEL (formerly GAZELLE HOMETEL & RESTAURANT) Mr. Victor Daet, Manager Brgy. 40, Cruzada, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 481-0232 Email: daet_liberty@yahoo.com Classification: Tourist Inn No. of Rooms: 14 Rate: P900.00 P3,000.00

Accredited Resorts
DHIO ENDHEKA SPRING RESORT Mr. Fresnido A. Gonzales, Manager Crossing Mayon, Buang, Tabaco City Mobile: 09178535514 Email: amy_gonzales@yahoo.com Classification: A No. of Rooms: 13 MISIBIS BAY Mr. Ian Varona, Manager Sitio. Mosboron, Misibis, Cagraray Island, Bacacay, Albay Tel. No. (052) 487-1540 Mla. Booking Office: Unit 1108 Tektite West Tower, PSE Center, Ortigas, Pasig City Tel. Nos. (02) 637-4959 / 632-7812 / 637-3340 Website: www.misibis.com No. of Rooms: 39

reservations@hotelstellis.co m.ph

Website: www.hotelstellis.com.ph Classification: First Class No. of Rooms: 40 Rate: P5,200.00 P10,200.00 LA VENEZIA HOTEL AND SPA Mr. Ian Varona, Manager Renaissance Garden, F. Aquende Drive, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 481-0888 Fax No. (052) 481-0888 Email: fo@hotelvenezia.com.ph Website:

JENNIFERS KABABAYAN HOTEL, INC. Ms. Leticia A. Lo, Manager J.Estevez St., Albay District, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-1086 Fax No. (052) 480-4804 Email: info@jennifers-hotel.com Website: www.jennifers-hotel.com Classification: Economy No. of Rooms: 26

Non-Accredited Hotels

ALICIA HOTEL Ms. Antonette Guiterrez, GM Capt. F. Aquende Dr., Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 481-0801/ 4814808 Fax Nos: (052) 481-4444 Email: alicia_hotel@yahoo.com.ph Website: www.aliciahotel.com.ph Classification: Standard No. of Rooms: 32 Rate: P1,950.00 P3,689.50 CASA EUGENIA HOTEL & RESTAURANT Mr. Norberto San Pablo, Manager Tagas, Tabaco, Albay Tel Nos: (052) 820-0425 / 2577426 Fax No. (052) 830-1948 Classification: Economy No. of Rooms: 16

CASABLANCA SUITES Mr. Jerome Lee, Manager Benny Imperial St., Brgy. 16 Kawit, East Washington Dr., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 481-0788 / 481-0789 No. of Rooms: 19 Rate: P3,000 P4,300.00

Tabaco, Albay Tel. No. (052) 830-1180/ 830-0330 No. of Rooms: 5

Email: dreamsinn@ymail.com Website: http://dreamsinncafe.blogspot. com/ No. of Rooms: 38 Rate: P250.00 P1,000.00 GOLDCREST INN Mr. Dan Gerald Pinpin, Manager Pag-Asa, San Roque, Daraga, Albay Tel. Nol. (052) 824-1017 No. of Rooms: 13 Rate: P260.00 P360.00 ISSSHKO INN Ms. Marissa Robles, Manager Maroroy, Daraga, Albay Tel. No. (052) 435-2659 No. of Rooms: 8 Rate: P900.00

GARDENIA HOTEL Mr. Herbert Abraham, Manager Riosa St., Tabaco city Tel. No. (052) 487-8019 No. of Rooms: 29

HOTEL VILLA ANGELINA Mr. Diogenes Villa, Manager 32 Rosario St., Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-6345 Email:
hotelvillaangelina@gmail.com

ELLIS ECO-TEL Ms. Josie T. Mateo, Owner Bldg. 9 3rd & 4th Flrs., Emabarcadero de Legazpi, Victory Village, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 481-4088 / 4354010 Email: fo@ellisecotel.com No. of Rooms: 133 Rate: P1,000.00 P1,400.00 PEPPERLAND HOTEL Ms. Sarah Sobremisana, Manager Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 481-8000 Fax No. (052) 481-4428 Email: peperlandhotelbicol@yahoo.com Classification: Standard No. of Rooms: 32 Rate: P2,240.00 P5,000.00 VILLA AMADA HOTEL Ms. Ana Maria Aspe, Manager Rizal St., Daraga, Albay Tel Nos: (052) 483-5243 / 4834251 Fax No. (052) 483-5144 Mobile: 0933-5360768 Email: villamada_hotel@yahoo.com No. of Rooms: 20 Rate: P1,600.00 P3,600.00

Website: www.villaangelinahotel.com Classification: Economy No. of rooms: 20 Rate: P1,800.00 P3,500.00 LA ROCA VERANDA SUITE & RESTAURANT Mr. Gene Carlo Cristobal, Manager Lakandula Dr., Gogon, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-3247 / 481-9267 No. of Rooms: 10 Rate: P2,550.00 P3,450.00 TANCHULING HOTEL Ms. Rosalie Alintud, Manager Imperial Subdivision, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-6003 / 480-6302 / 820-2912 Classification: Economy No. of Rooms: 30 Rate: P850. 00 P1,500.00

HOTEL REX Ms. Margarita Los Baos, Manager Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-5489 / 820-4613 Email: hotelrex@luislosbaos.com No. of Rooms: 21 Rate: P775.00 P875.00 L & E Hotel Mr. Joseph Luz, Manager San Jose St., Brgy., Dunao Ligao City Tel. No. (052) 837-7206 Mobile No. 0920-3529257 No. Of Rooms: 5 NEUHAUS TOURIST INN Mr. Albert Tison, Manager Magayon Drive, Daraga, Albay Tel. No. (052) 481-9118 / (052) 821-1888 No. of Rooms: 43 SALVADOR MANOR DE LEGAZPI TOURIST INN Mr. Salvador Abainza, Manager #153 Washington Drive, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-2330 Email: marianoorielmaddela@gmail .com No. of Rooms: 10 Rate: P600.00 P1,100.00 SAMPAGUITA TOURIST INN Ms. Abella Dacudao, Manager Rizal St. Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-1869 No. of Rooms: 145 Rate: P850.00 P1,500.00

MAEVINS INN Ms. Claudine Lao, Manager Gen. Luna St., Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 487-5562 No. of Rooms: 10

ROSEWOOD INN Mr. Arnulfo Perete Baag, Daraga, Albay Tel. No. (052) 247-7611 No. of Rooms: 30

SAMBITAN TOURIST INN Ms. Donna Sambitan, Manager Diversion Rd., Ligao City Tel. No. (052) 837-7430 No. of Rooms: 18

SILVER CREST INN Mr. Jose Walfrido Pinpin San Lorenzo, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 830-2715 No. of Rooms: 11

Non-Accredited Inns
ARIMBAY SHELL INN Ms. Annamarie Ongjoco, GM Arimbay, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 4820387/435-0093 Fax No. (052) 482-0182 No. of Rooms: 9 Rate: P1,100.00 P2,000.00 DIVINE TOURIST INN Mr. Rolan Benig, Manager A Luna St. Divino Rostro, CLIFFSTONE INN Ms. Aline Paloma, Manager Lidong, Sto. Domingo, Albay Tel. No. NONE Mobile No. 0919-2854306 No. of Rooms: 5

TAGO INN Mr. Noel L. Que, Manager Salvacion, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 830-1175 No. of Rooms: 14

VINE INN CAF Mr. Renato Carillo, Manager 481 Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-8041 / 2143029 No. of Rooms: 23 XANDRA HOTEL Ms. Conchita Guevarra Penaranda St. Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 481-3309 No. of Rooms: 55

DREAMS INN & CAF F. Imperial St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-0885

WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE INN Capt. Aquede St., Albay District, LegazpiCity Tel. No. (052) 443-47

Rate: P225.00 P600.00

Rate: KIMANTONG LODGE Mr. Victor Perete, Manager Kimantong, Daraga, Albay No. of Rooms: 15

No. of Rooms: 15 KING ARTHUR MOTOR LODGE INN Mr. Arthur Jimenez, Manager Bogtong Road, Bonot, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-8984 No. of Rooms: 15 Rate: P800.00 P1,100.00 K-TZUR MOTOR LODGE Mr. Edilberto Monreal, Manager Malabog, Daraga, Albay Tel No. (052) 824-0464 No. of Rooms: 9 LC CITY TRAVELODGE Ms. Ma. Ronita Pinpin, Manager Dunao, Ligao City No. of Rooms: 17 NUEVA VILLA HOME LODGE & CONFERENCE CENTER Mr. Renato Villanueva Balading, Pawa, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-0880 No. of Rooms: 4

Non-Accredited Pension House


ARVIC PENSION Mr. Arnulfo Perete, Manager San Roque, Daraga, Albay Tel No. (052) 247-7611 No. of Rooms: 26 GUILLERMOS PENSION HOUSE Mr. Joaquin C. Guillermo Karangahan Blvd., Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 830-2364 No. of Rooms: 6 LIGAO PENSION HOUSE Mr. Jun Manlangit, Manager Sta. Cruz, Ligao City No. of Rooms: 15

LEGAZPI PENSION Ms. Virna Lee Rivera Rawis, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 231-33 c/o Casablanca Hotel No. of Rooms: 10 PENSION LODGING HOUSE Ms. Sheila Raosa, Manager Magurang, Polangui, Albay Mobile: 486-2018 No. of Rooms: 7

KINGS LODGE Penarada St., Legazpi City Tel. No. NONE No. of Rooms: 9

PENSIONE JARDIN (formerly MARBELLA PENSION HOUSE) Mr. Wilfred Marbella, Manager Doa Maria Subdivision, Tagas, Daraga, Albay Tel No. (052) 483-2466 Email: ngdelarama@yahoo.com No. of Rooms: 10 Rate: P500.00 P620.00 TWINS PENSION HOUSE Luna St., Tabaco, Albay Tel. No. (052) 837-0049

LA VILLA CORAZON BLANCA LODGE Rizal St., Daraga, Albay Tel. No. (052) 46113 LITAS LODGING HOUSE Mr. Antonio E. Montalban, Manager Albay District, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 481-1123 Email: deolitzmontalban@yahoo.com No. of Rooms: 20 Rate: P250.00 P850.00 REYNALDOS LODGE Ms. Cecilia Manuel Washington Drive, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 481-0290 No. of Rooms: 20 Email: mtortz@yahoo.com Rate: P800.00 P1,500.00

RAWIS PENSION HOUSE Mr. Pablo Pinpin, Manager Rawis Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 821-1102 No. of Rooms: 14 VILLA ANGELINA Mr. Diogenes Villa, Manager Lidong, Sto. Domingo, Albay Mobile: 0948-6389470 No. of Rooms: 9 VISTA AL MAYON PENSIONNE Mr. Michael James Locsin F. Aquende Drive, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-5814 Mobile No. 0910-6875337 Email: vistaalmayon@yahoo.com No. of Rooms: 25 Rate: P1,450.00 P2,000.00

VILLA CONSUELO Mr. Reynaldo Ang, Manager Bonot, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 230-91 / 8303813 No. of Rooms: 12

RMA LODGING HOUSE Ms. Teresita Acosta, Manager Malabog, Daraga, Albay Tel No. (052) 821-2046 No. of Rooms: 10 Rate: P850.00

RR LODGING HOUSE Ms. Arceli Samson, Manager Ubaliw, Polangui, Albay Mobile: 0928-9485677 No. of Rooms: 14 SHIRMAN LODGE Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052)214-5291 No. of Rooms: 33

SEAOIL TRAVEL LODGE Mr. Pablo Pinpin, Manager Kinale, Polangui, Albay Mobile: 0909-2262060 No. of Rooms: 11

Non-Accredited Resorts Non-Accredited Lodging House


BICOLANDIA TOURIST LODGE Mr. Alfonso Zamora 882 Kimantong, Daraga, Albay Tel. No. (052) 435-0585 No. of Rooms: 9 Rate: P300.00 JR LODGING HOUSE Ms. Rosita Boringo, Manager Binanuahan, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-5261 No. Of Rooms: 8 COCON MOTORLODGE Ms. Bernardette Silo, Manager Ubaliw, Polangui, Albay Tel No. (052) 486-1188 No. of Rooms: 8 AMATER SPRING RESORT Mr. Amado Cao, Manager Tanawan, Malinao, Albay Mobile No. 0921-3218337 No. of Rooms: 8 Facilities: Open Shed Private T&B, common toilet parking lot, open sheds, swimming pool CAGSAWA PARK & RESORT LGU - Daraga Busay, Daraga, Albay Tel. No. (052) 435-0585 No. of Rooms: 2 Rate: P450.00 P700.00 BENS SPRING RESORT Mr. Benjamin Mayor, Manager Tagas, Daraga, Albay Tel No. (052) 437-3774 Mobile: 0919-4924852 No. of Rooms: 2 Rate: P1,500.00 CAPTAIN MIKES BEACH RESORT Mr. Michael Ong, Manager Calayucay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Mobile: 0910-7797398

KAPISTAHAN RESTAURANT & LODGING Mr. Elmer Nuyda, Manager Salugan, Camalig, Albay Mobile: 0915-9740627

No. of Rooms: 9 CASA BASILISA GARDEN RESORT Mr. Fred Peaflor, Manager Diversion Road., San Rafael, Guinobatan, Albay Tel. No. (052) 838-0620 No. of Rooms: 8 COASTAL VIEW BEACH RESORT (formerly Black Sands) Calayucay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Tel. No. (052) 4378170 Mobile Nos: 09396347438/ o0321196016 No. of Rooms: 50 EL CARLOS RESORT Ms. Lourdes Serrano, Manager Busay, Daraga, Albay Mobile: 0917-4155901 No. of Rooms: 5 J & D BEACH HOUSE Ms. Nenita de la Cruz, Manager Calayucay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Mobile: 0920-5554117 No. of Rooms: 3 LAS AGUAS BEACH RESORT (formerly SARUNG BANGI BEACH RESORT) Mr. Mark Aguas, Manager San Vicente St., Sto. Domingo, Albay Mobile No. 09073178402 No. of Rooms: 6 MENDOZA BEACH RESORT Ms. Sonia Mendoza, Manager Bao, Tiwi, Albay Tel. No. (052) 4885096 No. of Rooms: 20 MARAHII BEACH RESORT Mr. Alfonso Zamora, Manager Igang, Bacacay, Albay Tel. No. NONE No. of Rooms: 10

Bano, Tiwi, Albay Tel. No. (052) 488-5090 No. of Rooms: 20 Rate: P600.00 P1,000.00

Mr. Jose Braga, Manager Mora St., Bacacay, Albay Tel. No. (052) 5583202 No. of Rooms: 3 OH LA LA PARADISE SPRING RESORT Mr. Gabriel Yap, Manager Muladbucad Grande, Guinobatan, Albay Mobile No. 09185243034 Website: www.ohlalaparadise.ph No. of Rooms: 20 Rate: P600.00 P3,500.00 PURESPRING RESORT Panaan, Camalig, Albay Mobile No. 09277797946 SAGURONG MINERAL SPRING RESORT Guinobatan, Albay Tel. No. (052) 838 0080 SIRANGAN BEACH RESORT Ms. Adrianola Mata, Manager Calayukay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Tel. No. (052) 4350198 Cel. No. 09174232667 No. of Rooms: 8 TWIN PEAKS FARM RESORT Mr. Teoderico Residilla, Manager Batang, Ligao City Email: mench_residilla@yaho o.com No. of Rooms:5 VILLA JESUSA RESORT CO. Ms. Jesusa Matamorosa, Manager Tagas, Daraga, Albay Tel No. (052) 435-3755 No. of Rooms: 4 Rate: P1, 200.00 P1, 900.00

COCO FARM COOL Ms. Carmen Suruiz, Manager Brgy. Batang, Ligao City Tel. No. (052) 437-7517 Mobile No. 0928-9443570 / 09217414597 No. of Rooms: 6 HIGHLANDERS WATERING HOLE RESORT Ms. Alma Santayana Brgy. Maynaga, Polangui, Albay Tel. No. NONE Mobile No. 0917-8755740 Website: www.hwhr.multiply.com No. of Rooms: 7 LA OPING RESORT Mr. Diomedes Samar, Manager Gabon, Polangui, Albay Mobile: 0912-5351135 No. of Rooms: 6

OCEAN VIEW RESORT (formerly Black Sands Beach Resort) Ms. Analee Veras, Owner Calayucay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Mobile: 0908-8734137 No. of Rooms: 50 Rate: P1, 800.00 P3, 500.00

PUERTO VISTA RESORT Ms. Imelda Romero, Manager Del Rosario St., Sto. Domingo Tel. No. (052) 258-7317 Mobile No. 0918-6939765 No. Of Rooms: 20 REYES BEACH RESORT Mr. Gabriel Reyes, Manager Calayukay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Tel. No. (052) 258-7162 Mobile: 0921-4037255 No. of Rooms: 11 SALOKOT BEACH RESORT Ms. Julia Morin, Manager Calayukay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Tel No: (052) 435-4570 No. of Rooms: 14 Rate: P390.00 P500.00

MAHARLIKA GARDEN RESORT Mr. Rudy Monreal, Manager Purok 3, Busay, Daraga, Albay Tel No. 483-5863 No. of Rooms: 4

MANHATTAN BEACH RESORT Ms. Zeny Balderrama, Manager Calayukay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Tel. No. (052) 481-9524 Mobile No. 0928-2308096 Website: http://www.manhattanbeachresortp hils.com No. of Rooms: 21 Rate: P1,250.00 P4,800.00 MATTS BEACH RESORT Ms. Lourdes Brusola, Manager Calayucay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Tel. No. (052) 258-7162 No. of Rooms: 7

TIWI SPRING RESORT (formerly TIWI HOT SPRINGS RESORT) Mrs. Evelyn Saenz, Manager Bao, Tiwi, Albay Tel. No. (052) 488-5048/ 488-5326 Email: ricoms69@yahoo.com No. of Rooms: 17 Rate: P400.00 P1,500.00 VIENTO DE MAR RESORT Mrs. Carmen G. Calleja, Manager Sogod, Bacacay, Albay Tel. No. (052) 480-2266 Email: bicoladventure@gmail.com Website: www.bicoladventure.com No. of Rooms: 11 Rate: P500.00 P2,250.00 WHITE ROCK ( OCEAN VIEW) Ms. Gemma Perpetua, Manager Calayukay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Mobile: 0920-3804442 No. of Rooms: 3

MAYON SPRING RESORT Ms. Fely Acosta, Manager San Isidro, Sto. Domingo Albay Tel. No. (052) 4810224/25 Mobile No. 09186784775 No. of Rooms: 12
MICHAIANGELLUS BEACH RESORT

MENDOZA BEACH RESORT Mr. Fortunato Mendoza, Manager

Non-Accredited Dormitories / Boarding Houses / Homestays


BACMAN STAFFHOUSE Energy Development Corporation Palayangbayan, Manito, Albay Mobile: 0917-8580315 No. of Rooms: 22 BACMAN JR. STAFFHOUSE Energy Development Corporation Palayangbayan, Manito, Albay Mobile: 09178580315 No. of Rooms: 18 CAROLYN A Resort Mr. Celso Aytona, Manager Zone 6, San Roque, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 8300169 No. of Rooms: 10 COCON APARTEL Ms. Bernardette Silo, Manager Ubaliw, Polangui, Albay Tel No. (052) 4861188 No. of Rooms: 3 COSTA PALMERA Ms. Charito Estillomo Calayucay, Sto. Domingo, Albay Tel. No. (052) 4355852 Mobile No. 09189098838 HAUZMATE 1 Mr. Mariano Balleda, Manager Diversion Road, Sto. Domingo, Albay Mobile: 09233359126 No. of Rooms: 3 JFJ APARTELLE Mr. Julio Sy, Manager Magurang, Polangui, Albay Tel No. (052) 8377430 No. of Rooms: 11 MARVISTA COURT & RECREATION Mr. Domingo C. Brito, Manager Poblete St., P-4, San Lorenzo, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 8301759 Mobile. 09207834016 No. of Rooms: 7 NENEES APARTEL Ms. Soledad Requinala, Manager

Mobile: 0999-7816839 No. of Rooms:

Magurang, Polangui, Albay Mobile: 09198755740 No. of Rooms: 5 TROPICAL TOURS APARTELLE Mr. Benjamin Santiago, Manager Delta Subd., PagAsa St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 4820463 / 820-3663 No. of Rooms: 6 Rate: P750.00 P1,250.00

CARLOS HOMETEL BED & BREAKFAST Mr. Francis Carlos Cristobal, Manager Rawis St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 482-0738 No. of Rooms: 13 Rate: P750.00 P1,350.00

REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL LEARNING CENTER (RELC-DECS) Ms. Zeny Arjona Regional Center Site, Rawis., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 482-0746 No. of Rooms: 12 Rate: P225.00/head

Food and Beverages


Accredited Restaurants/Fastfoods
Balay Suanoy Caf and Catering Services Mr. Oscar D. Destacamento, Manager San Roque, Daraga, Albay Tel No. (052) 486-4852 Email: boy_destacamento@yahoo.com Gasthof International Cuisine Mr. Antonio Mirabel, Jr., Manager Capitol Annex Bldg., Brgy.16, Old Albay, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-4228 Telefax: (052) 483-4228 Email:
gasthof_internationalcuisine@yahoo.com

CATALINA BOARDING HOUSE Rizal St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-7841

CORNER PLACE HOMETEL Mr. Roger O. Vibal, Manager Barriada, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-5821 No. of Rooms: 34 Rate: P1, 000.00 P1,200.00

Biggs Diner-Daraga Ms. Daisy Tan-Uy, Manager Rizal St., cor Lotivio St., Daraga, Albay Tel No. (052) 435-268 Telefax: (052) 483-8383 Email:
daisy_uy33@yahoo.com

HARJENS PLACE Tiwi, Albay Tel. No. 0912-7887009 Email: harjensplace@yahoo.com Website: http://www.harjensplace.multiply.com

Kanzo Hall and Restaurant Ms. Maria Aleli Saw, Manager 2/F Kanzo Bldg., Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-7055 Email: kanzohall@yahoo.com

IBALON TRAVELERS HOSTEL Mr. Eric Brizuela, Manager BDB Bldg., 201 J.P. Rizal St. Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-3333 No. of Rooms: 11

7 Degrees House of Asian and Native Cuisine Ms. Joevi Valenzuela, Manager Cabangan, Legazpi City Tel Nos. (052) 437-8728 / 4834171 Email: m7degrees@yahoo.com

Travel Trade
Accredited Tour Operators
Bicol Adventures & Tours Ms. Lovely P. Mendevil, Manager 2/F V & O Bldg., Quezon Ave., Dinagaan, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-2266 Email: bicoladventure@gmail.com Human Explore Travel & Tours Ms. Ruchine N. Ching, GM 2/F Achacon Bldg., 658 Rizal St., Legazpi City Telefax: (052) 480-1203 Mobile Nos: 09209523436/0922883612 3 Email: humanexplore17@ymail.co m / ruchine17@yahoo.com Perfect Cone Travels and Consultancy Mr. Antonio de Jesus Lugo, GM

MANITO GUEST HOUSE LGU Manito Municipal Hall Compound, Manito, Albay Mobile: 0920-8339227 No. of Rooms: 4

MAYON GREENFIELD Mr. Ramon Candaza Lidong, Sto. Domingo, Albay

On Trail Adventure Travel & Tours Mr. Kray Cielo, GM Bichara Commercial Complex,

Basud, Polangui, Albay Tel No. (052) 486-1265 Email:


lourdtravel@yahoo.com.ph www.ontrailadventure.com

Website:

perfectcone_travels@yahoo.com

43 Arellano St., Tabaco, Albay Tel No. (052) 4874002 Email: Website: www.perfectcone.redp

Roam International Travel & Tours Ms. Mary Margaret R. Macasinag, GM Rm 203 PVLB Bldg., Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-5913 Fax: (052) 820-4885 Email:

roaminternationaltravel@gmail.com

Website: www.roam-travel.com

Royal Quest Tours & Digital Video Production, Inc. Ms. Nora M. Paraguya, GM Rm. 2A-1 3/F Diabetes One Stop Shop Center Bldg., Landco Business Center Park, F. Imperial St., Brgy Bitano, Legazpi City Telefax: (052)821-1272 Tel No. (042) 481-5566 Mobile No. 09152097110 Email:
royal_quest_tours@yahoo.com

Website: www.royalquesttours.com Verdana Travel & Tours Ms. Joyce B. Besana, GM Rm. 6-302 PVLB Bldg., Pearanda St., Legazpi City Telefax: (052) 480-VISA (8472) / (052) 480-TOUR (8687) Email: verdana_travelcorp@yahoo.co m Website:
verdanasalestravelcorp@gmail.com

111 Tours & Travel Mr. Danilo Belmes, GM Rawis, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 482-0050 Mobile No. 09189469270 Email:
Tourstravel111@yahoo.com

LIBERTY BELL A bronze bell installed in 1945 by the American liberation forces located in Pearanda Park along Rizal Street. It is enclosed with a dome-shaped concrete structure with this inscription. Whenever oppression knocks at your door, feel free to ring this bell.

Accredited Tourist Operators


BENMART Transport Express Engr. Benito A. Pardines, Owner/Operator 056 Ibarra St., Brgy. Sagmin, Old Albay, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 481-1592 Mobile: 09178398877/ 09165935875 / 09062912183

Mountain Guides
Bayron B. Cepria Mayon Guides Assn., Inc. Mobile No. 0929-4657529 Email: bayron_mayon@yahoo.com George Cordovilla Mayon Guides Assn., Inc. Mobile No. 0915-4224508 Bienvenido G. Gutierrez Mayon Guides Assn., Inc. Mobile No. 0910-2698667 Email: gutierrezbhem@yahoo.com Lorenzo Fernandez Mayon Guides Assn., Inc. Mobile No. 0916-5864102

Tourist Attractions
Historical JOSE MA. PEARANDA MONUMENT A monument built as a tribute to the late Jose Ma. Pearanda who served as Governor of Albay from 1834-1843

located at Pearanda Park along Rizal Street.

CAGSAWA RUINS A lavish church during the Spanish era that was buried during the worst eruption in February 1, 1814. Today, only the belfry remains as a mute testimony of Mayons upredictable fury and devastating strength. The Cagsawa Ruins Park affords tourists an unhampered view of Mayon Volcano. The young park tour guides also bring more fun to the sightseeing experience. Directions: From Legazpi City, ride a jeep marked with the destinations: Malabog, Guinobatan or Camalig. Ask the driver to drop you off at the road side going to the park. LEGAZPI CITY MUSEUM Housed at the second floor of the City Hall Annex Building, the city museum has historical and archaeological displays and memorabilia of the citys gentry. It also serves as an art gallery.

BAHAY NA BATO A Spanish-era structure which used to be Smith Bell and Company, an import-export firm dealing in abaca whose origins dated from 1868. Later this architectural wonder was bought by a gifted lyricpoet, Angela Manalang-Gloria, born in Pampanga and chose to live in her last day in this house.

HEADLESS MONUMENT Located within the Legazpi City Post Office Compound at Barangay Lapu-Lapu, this monument was constructed as a dedication to the unknown heroes who

died and shed their blood during the Japanese military occupation of Legazpi City. It stands today as a vivid reminder of the bloody struggles by the brave Bicolano soldiers and civilians against the Japanese invaders. LEGAZPI HEROES MEMORIAL PYLON A 16-meter high pylon in the commercial district of Legazpi. It is located at the junction of Rizal Street and Quezon Avenue in Legazpi Port District.

JAPANESE TUNNEL A 40-meter long L-shaped and seven-foot deep tunnel used by the Japanese forces as an arsenal during the 2nd World War. It is located at Barangay EMs Barrio South in Albay District. GEN. JOSE IGNACIO PAUA This small park located in Barangay Baadero features a monument of the late General Paua, concrete benches and a waiting shed. This is also planted with different kinds of shrubs and flowering plants. Its triangular shape is formed by the converging streets of Rizal, Baadero and E. Jacinto. Cultural

PILGRIMAGE TO JOROAN - Every third Saturday of August in the small Barangay of Joroan in Tiwi, thousands of devotees flock here to pay homage to the miraculous Image of Nuestra Seora de Salvacion (Our Lady of Salvation), the patroness of Albay. It is highlighted by a maritime procession after a mass at Joroan Church. The Image is carried by the men folks down to the beach where a large and welldecorated trawl boat is docked. An entourage of decorated pump boats followed carrying the pilgrims and devotees to the shores and village at Sogod where a concelebrated mass is held again. An amazing mass of people, all pilgrims and devotees coming from the different places of the country join the first group of pilgrims who finished the maritime procession.

OUR LADY OF THE GATE CHURCH Daraga After 232 years, the Daraga Church remains a reflection of fine art with its heavy baroque design mixed with renaissance gothic noticeable in its faade giving it a special distinction from all the other churches.

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA CHURCH Tabaco City Declared as National Cultural treasure, the church has a rare floor plan and borne with strong stonewalls. These and more architectural heritage treasures await the art enthusiasts. Natural

above sea level. From the broad base, it is about 10 kms. in radius. The crater is 2,462 meters above sea level. Base circumference is 62.8 km (40 ml) and with a diameter of 0.5 kms. The upper slopes of the Mayon are steep, reaching up to 40 degrees in angle. One of the most active volcanoes in the country. Recorded 64 eruptions since its first documented activity in 1616. Eruption in February 01, 1814 killing 1,200 people and destroying the Cagsawa church was one of the deadliest recorded eruptions in the world. It is commonly referred to as one of the natural wonders of the world. It has a notched rim where a pool of boiling lava can be found. Sulfuric steams and gases continually emit from the crater. Its name was derived from the word magayon, meaning beautiful. Its name has been regarded as the symbol not only of Albay but also of the Philippines. Since its first recorded eruption of 1616, Mount Mayon has about 40 recorded eruptions and the worst was on February 1, 1814 which buried the settlements of Cagsawa and Budiao in the town of Daraga. The eruption was on February 2, 1993 killed at least seventy-three people.

Photo courtesy of Cham Zuiga

MAYON VOLCANO The stratovolcano known for its almost perfect symmetrical triangle shape. It stands majestically at 8,077.427 feet in height

CAGSAWA RUINS - Originally, the word Cagsawa was derived from KAG which means owner or who does and SAWA which means a

phyton, suggesting literally to mean one who collects snakes or a snake charmer, a very popular attraction in India. It may also mean excesses from the local dialect SAWA (with accent at the last syllable) which means too much.

neighboring municipalities on the north and Manito and the island of RapuRapu in the south. The hill is commonly used as the strategic base by professional photographers and photo enthusiasts, who would like to have a panoramic shot of Mayon Volcano by day or night.

Photo courtesy of Cham Zuiga

LIGON HILL A place good for hiking, climbing, zip line, rapelling and lava watching. It offers a 360 degree-view of the Mayon Volcano and a very good view of the city as well, especially at night. Visitors are encouraged to walk from the foot to the top of the hill. Travel Time: 3-minute drive from the airport. KAWA-KAWA HILL In Ligao, one should head to Tuburan village and hike up the hill without a hilltop, the natural marvel known as kawa-kawa a local word meaning cauldron. Kawakawa is a hill with a crater shaped depression on its top. From an elevation of 236 meters, one can view the entire city proper below and all its surroundings. Sunrise and sunsets are spectacular. Almost every day one can experience the beautiful multitude of changing colors during sunset. Visitors who trekked the hill experience a feeling of cleansing, both in breathing the clean air and feeling a sense of

KAPUNTUKAN HILL - Described as a sleeping lion because of its contour and shape, it is barely a kilometer away from the Legazpi pier, passing through the populous Victory Village. Up the hill, one will have a wider view of the whole city of Legazpi and its

serenity. For details: www.kawakawa.com.ph

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HOYOP-HOYOPAN CAVE - The name really means Cave of the Bats. There is a grotto-like formation inside which astounds visitors. It is found in Camalig. Legend says that the cave was a primitive habitat of the early Bicolano natives and was made as burial site. It could easily be reached by any type of vehicle. Hundreds of visitors come to this place and explore the various natural formations inside. It remains as the most popular cave in the province of Albay. CALABIDONGAN CAVE - It is found in Camalig. Close to Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave but visitors have to trek to reach it, passing brooks and a wide river under lush surroundings and over green pasture lands. One must be ready to get completely wet in exploring the cave. The most hazardous is the entrance called lizards gate where one has to swim across a seven feet long lagoon. MINAROSO CAVES - This rarely explored natural cavern is situated close to the sea. It is a haven of seabirds and swallows. The cave is located in Villahermosa, a barangay in Batan Island, part of the island of Rapu-Rapu on the northeastern

POTOTAN CAVE A 4-hour spelunking adventure site, about 10 feet above the beach line. Its cave entrance is shaped like a yawning mouth, about 30 ft. high and 20 ft. wide. Once inside, an underground river that spans 12 ft. high calmly flows into different chambers and passageways. Stalactites and stalagmites of various shapes and contours are crvd on craggy walls. CAGBULALACAO CAVE The cave was a stone-tool jar site that yielded stone axes, stone gauges, glass earrings, potteries and jar burials attributed to the late Neolithic period.

BUSAY FALLS - Located in Malilipot, Albay. It is considered as one of the highest waterfalls in the country because of its seven-tiered cascading

white foam. It is estimated to have a vital height of 800 feet from the top. The first catch basin would be a nice place to bath but other catch basins are formed above where hundreds of bathers can privately refresh themselves from the scorching heat of summer. It is accessible only by foot trail.

explore deeper into the rocky trails. The falls is accessible by foot.

VERA FALLS Nestling about 400 meters ft. above sea level, on a secluded nook of Mt. Malinao. The natural paradise of forest and clear cascading water is treasure to behold. A snakelike trail passing along rivers and treefilled hills awaits you trekking with endless enthusiasm.

KARANGAHAN FALLS - Located in Banquerohan, Legazpi City, its clear waterfalls voluminously flow from the mountainside on to a deep catch basin where one can enjoy swimming. Very accessible by any type of motorized vehicle but another few meters walk from the highway. PALALE FALLS The waterfalls In Malinao has always been suspected as the cause of many disastrous floods. But during good weather, it is a splendid venue for picnics, trekking and swimming. Because of its lush environment, visitors are lured to

BLACK SAND BEACHES Drive northeast and experience the black sand beaches along the coastline in towns of Bacacay, Sto. Domingo & Tiwi. The distinct black sand is created from the natural erosion of volcanic rock and which evolved from ground lava. The sand is a little grainy and heated but it is easy to walk on. Local folks believe that it has therapeutic benefits.

leisurely swimming and frolicking until the sun sets in the afternoon. PUTSAN BEACH - Located in Tiwi, source of original ancient ceramics and pottery in Bicol Region. And even today, the native dwellers are engaged in this very primitive industry. SAN LORENZO BEACH - The clear and almost unspoiled beach has lured hundreds of tourists to this place in Tabaco. Its strategic location has commanded a breathtaking view of Tabaco Bay and the green soft-looking and quiet island of San Miguel. CAGRARAY ISLAND Separated from the mainland by the Sula Channel, Cagraray is home to many caves and Albays best beaches. Eleven caves were used as burial sites by the early Bicolanos. Dr. J. Fox was the archaeologist who led the diggings in these caves way back in 1969. BATAN ISLAND Sandwiched between Cagraray and Rapu-Rapu islands, Batan is a coal-rich island and home to the mysterious Pototan Cave, a fourhour spelunking site about 10 ft. above the beach line. CORANGON ISLAND A tiny islet formed by pulverized corals through thousands of years. The swirling turns of waves and sea currents caused these crushed corals to surface above the seal line, circling on an on until it evolved into n island. The island is clearly apparent during low tide as one approached the Tiwi town. NAGASO BOILING LAKE A geothermal like formation, the steam pressure is described as stronger than Tiwi geothermal. The lake has an outlet near the seashore just a hundred meters away from the steaming sand and coral-like rocks emits geyser. The

MISIBIS BEACH Misibis Resorts, Estates & Spa is a 20-hectare beachfront within a prime enclave, nestling close to the Pacific Ocean. It boasts of a wide stretch of white clean beach, easily reached in 45 minutes from Legazpi City Airport through a scenic 5-minute 3-km boat ride over Sula Channel.

SOGOD BEACH - Located in Bacacay, a line of resorts abound in this most popular beach in Albay. It is wellknown for its romantic enclaves of black clean sand. Coconut palms and lust vegetation provide cool shades dot the wide stretch of shimmering sea sand. Almost unspoiled, it is an excellent place for bathing and even fishing. In summer, beach lovers jam almost all the beach resorts available,

best to see this natural wonder is on a low tide. The steaming geyser shoots upward which could be seen for miles. Man-made

Photo courtesy of Cham Zuiga

ALBAY PARK & WILDLIFE A pionic grove and a park rolled into one, this place is the best way to commune with nature right in the heart of Legazpi City. Have a satisfying get together with your family and friends while roaming the park which houses 347 animals belonging to 75 species. Call (052) 435-2026 for more information.

MAYON SKYLINE PARK (Formerly Mayon Resthouse) It nestles on the northeastern slopes of Mt. Mayon at an altitude of 2,700 feet above sea level. A summer resort with a 28 degrees temperature almost the same with Baguio City. It is popularly known as heaven on earth because of the hanging clouds and pleasant climate cool and invigorating. From this height, visitors see the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the different towns, lakes, villages, fields and other mountains. Accessible through Tabaco or Ligao, any type of motor vehicles can be used to reach it. It can accommodate overnight tourists with its well-furnished rooms and complete with facilities such as restaurant, convention hall, picnic sheds and playing grounds.

MAYON VOLCANO NATURAL PARK, ECOPARK & CAMPSITE Explore the great outdoors. Trek, hike, climb and go camping. Try bird watching and look for the 21 species of birds known to reside or visit Mt. Mayon. Located at the foot of Mayon, MVNP is the best place to come so close to Mayon. Log on to www.mayonecotourism.ph for more details.

MAYON PLANETARIUM & SCIENCE PARK Offers a view of the volcano and the lands around it. Huts are

provided for picnics and sightseeing. Highly recommended by the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) now known as TIEZA and the DOST, the planetarium is often filled with students on field trip. The park grounds are huge with many amenities, campsite and wall climbing. For information, call the Tabaco Tourism at (052) 487-5238. BACMAN ECOPARK PNOC-EDC, Palayan, Manito, Albay. It houses an impressive assortment of natural wonders: Botong Twin Falls, Giant fruit bats sanctuary, Butterfly Garden, Nag-aso boiling lake and Inang Maharang hot springs. Set in a mountainous area with lush greenery, giant ferns, and cool climate and in a vastly progressive geothermal field, the eco-park makes for an interesting visit.

RIZAL PARK AND MONUMENT A modest place to pass away the time. Its dominating features are the monument of Jose Rizal sculpted by National Artist Napoleon Abueva in 1966, the fountain located at the center of the park, and the colorful geolites.

LEGAZPI BOULEVARD A reclaimed area beside the Legazpi Port at Barangay Victory Village, overlooking the sea and has a good view of Kapuntukan Hill. The place is welllighted and very appropriate for strolling, biking and jogging.

PEARANDA PARK An improved park with elevated skating rink, concrete benches and stage surrounded with trees and ornamental plants and neon lights. It is located in front of the City Hall Building and the Provincial Capitol of Albay. FREEDOM PARK This park located in Barriada, Barangay Geogon features a benches walks and curbs, around the park and colorful geolites. It is also planted with different kinds of trees and flowering plants. The park was designed by a Japanese Architect Shimizum. It is highlighted by an imposing piece of abstract bronze

sculpture mag-ilusyon (sculptured man and woman placed romantically at the center of the park). KAMPO NG BAYAN HERITAGE PARK The home of the Police Regional Office V, situated within the Camp Simeon A. Ola. The park features Gen. Simeon A. Ola Monument, in honor of the last Filipino surrender to the Americans who is a Bicolano, Relics Point which showcases some major military and police equipment, Nursery, Daragang Magayon Garden and the Potenciano Gregorio Garden which serves as venue for atrs and cultural presentations. EMBARCADERO A well masterplanned information technology and modern trading hub in a seafront environment. It has boutiques, waterfront market places, restaurants, watering holes, amusement centers, sunny cafs and outdoor patios. HANGING ROAD TO JOROAN - Steep cliffs roll down dangerously along the highway which keep ones breath really hanging as one travel this road going to Joroan, a pilgrimage destination every third Saturday of August. The wide Pacific Ocean is cast in full view, hued with blue and green mixtures, in this breathtaking trip, bringing back memorable experiences to visitors. Stopover areas are available on strategic places in the highway to afford visitors and travelers the chance to rest and relax while enjoying the view. Religious

PILGRIMAGE TO JOROAN 3rd Saturday of August Join colorful rites to honor Nuestra Seora de Salvacion, patroness of Albay. It is highlighted by a maritime procession after a mass at Joroan Church. The image is carried by the menfolks down to the beach where a large and welldecorated trawl boat is docked. An entourage of similarly decorated pumpboats follows, carrying the pilgrims and devotees to the shores and village at Sogod where a concelebrated mass is held again.

DARAGA CATHOLIC CHURCH - Built in 1773 by the Franciscan missionaries three years before the declaration of American independence from the British colonizers. This is a priceless relic for art enthusiasts because of its rich baroque architectural design. Its very huge structure is considered above standard. Standing on a massive hilltop, it dominates other structures of

the town of Daraga. At closer look, it contains archeological relics such as santos and religious seals carved artistically on volcanic rocks which are considered priceless.

Virgin Mary stands at the hilltop. The feast day is celebrated every 12th day of December. A mini museum is also located within the compound.

CAMALIG CATHOLIC CHURCH - It is a church built out of volcanic rocks where relics from Hoyop-Hoyopan cave are carefully stored and displayed for viewing. These relics which manifest the early Malayan influence reflect the provinces historical origins. Glazed ceramics reveal Chinese influence while the primitive potteries are derived from the flourishing Philippine culture two thousand years ago.

ST. RAPHAEL PARISH CHURCH A church located within the Legazpi Port Commercial District. St. Raphael is the Patron Saint of the city; feast day is celebrated every 24th day of October.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SHRINE Located atop the Buraguis Hill overlooking the city proper, and features life-size images of the characters of the Way of the Cross stations arranged within the hill slopes. A 20-feet image of the Blessed

ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CATHEDRAL This church attained the status of a cathedral when the Diocese of Legazpi had its residence in the Albay District, thus is became the Episcopal Seat. IGLESIA NI KRISTO CHURCH Constructed in 1965, this serves as the central church of this religious denomination in the Province of

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Barangay Festivals

Socio-Economic

TIWI GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT A power generating plant is located Tiwi, and generates 330 megawatts. This is a major supplier of electricity to the Luzon Grid. For its high educational value, it is frequently visited by students, researchers, planners and tourists. BACON-MANITO GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT- Located at the boundaries of Manito and Sorsogon with an energy generating capacity of 210 megawatts.

MAGAYON FESTIVAL Festival of Festivals Showdown In admiration of the Majestic Maayons beauty and splendor, this festival is dubbed as Magayon, a Bikol term which means beautiful. In essence, this is a celebration of the Albayanos way of life and a thanksgiving for the abundance of the lands plentiful harvest through various activities such as agricultural products display and trade fairs, cooking shows, cultural events, street parades, photo/arts exhibits, sports events, and many more. Log on to www.magayonfestival.com for details.

Events
The Albayanos are known for their hospitality, being very religious and hardworking. They are also fun-loving and this can be seen during fiestas particularly in the month of May. Albay fiestas are a mixture of Christian commemoration and folk elements, celebrated with great pomp and pageantry which are held for different reasons; as in the form of thanksgiving to pay homage to their towns patron saint, a celebration for the bountiful harvest or a re-enactment of a historical event.

IBALONG FESTIVAL A festival depicting Bicols early beginnings as portrayed by the characters and stories of the three heroes, Baltog, Handyong and Bantong. The name was the momenclature of Bicol Region. It is a way of bringing together the hearts of

the people of Legazpi City and the province of Albay and exhibiting what they are famous for. Other highlights are Agro-industrial Trade Fair, Stage Presentation of the Epic Ibalong, Search for Mutya ng Ibalong, Cultural and Musical Shows and many more interesting events. Log on to legazpitourismservices@gmail.com for details. BIKOL ARTS FESTIVAL - A monthlong festival held every February 1-28 showcasing the regions arts and culture, crafts and agro-industrial products of the different provinces and cities of the region. Activities include a grand festival parade, essay writing and poster making contest, laro ng lahi, fashion show, etc. FIESTA TSINOY A Chinese New Year celebration participated by the FilipinoChinese community (Albay Chapter) featuring various activities i.e., Dragon/Lion Dance, Chinese Cultural program, ancestral veneration within a mass, among others. ROKYAW FESTIVAL Rokyaw is Aquinas Universitys offering and tribute to the Bikolanos, as well as its advocacy for Bicol development through culture and the arts. It will feature stories done through street dancing and short play. Story lines will tackle contemporary global and local concerns of the Bikolano and his/her community and the many ways by which they as people grapple with everyday realities.

TABAK FESTIVAL A street presentation showcasing the legend of Tabaco City in conjunction with the Feast of St. John the Baptist, its patron saint. According to legend, when the Spanish conquistadores landed, they were met by a native, an irately jealous father who taught that they were taking away his beautiful daughter. At the top of his voice he shouted to his family, Tabac Co! (My bolo!). Hence, the Spaniards christened the place Tabaco before they left. LAYAG FESTIVAL A week-long festival describing the primitive means of transportation of the early people of Rapu-Rapu. The festival was taken from a local word layag which means sail boat. The festival is held every May 22 to 27. PINANGAT FESTIVAL The town of Camalig is famous for Bicolanos culinary specialty, the laing or pinangat. Hence, the celebration of the festival, which conjuncts with the Feast of St. John the Baptist, its patron saint. The festival also showcases the municipalitys rich cultural heritage. PULANG-ANGUI FESTIVAL The festival was derived from its towns legend Pulang-Angui, a vibrant captivating woman who loves to wear red-colored dresses. It celebrates and depicts the towns rich and unique

socio-cultural talents and qualities of its people, verdant eco-tourism assets and distinct trade and delicacies of the place. LIBON PAROY FESTIVAL The festival reflects on the towns main source pf living paroy or rice of which the town is known to be the rice granary of Albay. It features various activities including street parade, sports fest, longest tilapia and corn grill, and many more. LUBID FESTIVAL A week-long celebration in Malilipot showcasing the abaca hemp locally known as lubid which the municipality is known to be the regions major producer. The hemps many uses are of importance as a major source of livelihood in the local community. Various activities are lined up highlighted by street dance parade where participants are colorfully dressed in abaca costumes. ARANDURUGAN FESTIVAL The festival is held to coincide with the Feast of Our Lady of Assumption and as a form of thanksgiving for the bounties from the land. Various activities are lined up to drumbeat the affair.

brought to life the towns promising ceramics industry. Various activities are lined up highlighted by the Grand Street Presentation.

PILGRIMAGE TO JOROAN Held every 3rd Saturday of August to pay homage to the miraculous image of our Lady of Salvation, Patroness of Albay. It is highlighted by a marine procession where the image is carried by the menfolks down to the beach where a large and well-decorated trawl boat is docked. An entourage of similarly decorated pump boats follows, carrying the pilgrims and devotees to the shores and village at Sogod where a concelebrated mass is held. CAGSAWA FESTIVAL A historical and religious celebration in honor of the towns Patroness, Our Lady of the Gate. It aims to showcase the cultural life of the Daragueos. Various activities are lined up for this celebration. PASTORES BICOL An interpretative folk-festival related to the celebration of Christmas tradition. It reenacts the rejoicing shepherds who sang the first Christmas Carol during the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Participants are clad in colorful costumes with the traditional arco as they sing and dance to the tune of Pastores A Belen.

CORON FESTIVAL A celebration of Tiwis ceramics industry and its people enterprising artistry. It is aimed to give recognition to the artistry of the local potters and ceramics artists who

Recreations

MVNP ECOPARK & CAMPSITE The best place to start and end a volcano trek; to undertake bird watching of endemic species; for familiarization of butterflies and insects at different heights; where familiarization of flora of an active volcano at different heights; to camp in before and after Mayon Volcano adventure where facilities are available, and safety and security is insured. For details, log on to www.mayonecotourism.ph. LIGON HILL NATURE PARK ADVENTURE An exciting destination for locals and tourists rising on top of one of Legazpi Citys most famous landmarks, the 156-meter Ligon Hill (pronounced as /li-NYON/). Ligon Hill Nature Park offers fun filled and thrilling activities: ziplining, rappelling, trekking, and kapit tuko (lizard grip) trailing. Go to shop and take with you our fine products crafted from indigenous materials abaca handicrafts, potteries, and hand-made paper, among others. Experience the tasty, creamy and extra spicy dishes. Sample and enjoy our pili nut candies which come in different flavors. A good place to start is at the Satellite Market in Legazpi City. PINANGAT The dish is a nice blend of taro leaves, chili, meat, and coconut milk wrapped in gabi leaves and tied securely with coconut leaf. BICOL EXPRESS A stew made from long chilies, coconut milk, shrimp paste, onion, pork, and garlic. PILI NUTS Indigenous to the Philippines, pili nuts come from the pili tree that bears a nut with a thick black skin when ripe. They are slender, with a length of approximately 2 - 3 inches long and a diameter of around inches (pilinuts.org). Pili nuts may be eaten raw or candied. ABACA PRODUCTS Commonly known as Manila Hemp, these are made into handbags, slippers, baskets, etc. which is currently in high demand for both domestic and foreign markets.

MAYON VOLCANO ATV AND LAVA TRAIL ADVENTURE The ATV experience starts from Brgy. Pawa in Legazpi City which is a P8.00 P10.00 tricycle ride from the city proper. The trail crosses small rivers and rocky areas. The trail is more or less 9 kilometers and about 45 minutes drive from the starting point to the lava front.

Shopping and Native Products / OTOP

CUTLERY - A wide variety of knives, machetes, samurais, scissors, cockfighting blades and other bladed tools are available in large quantity. CERAMICS An abundance of red and white clay provide for the perfect raw materials for stoneware potteries. Gift Shops
6 As HANDICRAFT Purok 3 San roque, Malilipot, Albay Mobile: 0919-8069119 / 0928-84076224 ALBAY CENTRAL PILI NUT CANDY Ms. Rosemarie D. Battung, Proprietress 873 Rizal St., Old Albay, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 820-3529 / 481-1161 /820-2539 Email: albay_pilinut@yahoo.com BORBOS CUTLERY Ms. Marilyn M. Borbo, Proprietress COBO BUSS, Tabaco, Albay Mobile: 0919-4987821

com

JANMHAYVES HANDICRAFT Ms. Pacualita Bigornia, Proprietress Zone 4, San Jose, Malilipot, Albay Mobile: 0908-7739284 Email:
janmhayves@yahoo.com

JEANNELS HANDICRAFTS Ms. Kim A. Biton, Proprietress Gabawan, Daraga, Albay Mobile: 0920-9075919 / 0916-2747178 Email: jeanels@emailaccount.com

LILIAS NATIVE PRODUCTS Ms. Mila Barcebal. Proprietress Maraet, Bacacay, Albay Mobile: 0907-8757583

LLOMAR FOOD ENTERPRISE Ms. Ma. Jeil Rillo Martinez, Proprietress 196 Purok 5, Paulog, Ligao City Email: llomarfoodsenterprises@yaho o.com MANAY FES PILI PRODUCTS Mr. Victor Ramon B. Goyena, Proprietor 466 Guevarra Subd., Daraga, Albay Mobile: 0906-1870366 /0939-1622828 Email: vgoyena@gmail.com NESSCRAFT PHILIPPINE INDUSTRIES Ms. Maria Nerissa Araojo, Proprietress Tagas, Tabaco, City Tel Nos. (052) 487-5244 / 435-6085 Email: naraojo@yahoo.com

BICOL SHIRTS CITY Ms. Ma. Herna Mostar, Proprietress Brgy. Sagmin, Old Albay, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 8203678 / 435-6311 Email: mostarrudy@yahoo.co m CDLC HANDICRAFT Ms. Marites Agmata, Proprietress Sto. Domingo, Albay Mobile: 0919-2585344 DADS PINANGAT Mr. Lito M. Nicerio, Proprietor Camalig, Albay Mobile: 0906-7800202

C.O.P. PILI SWEETS & PASTRIES Ms. Cynthia O. Perea / Mr. Erwin N. Perea, Proprietors Paquita Subd., Baag, Daraga, Albay DTI ALBAY RUMEPP (Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Program) Ms. Ma. Salvacion B. Macasinag, Office-in-Charge 2F DBP Bldg., Quezon Ave., Legazpi City Tel No: (052) 480-6834 / 0927-26798599 Email: aporumepp@gmail.com / dti_albay@yahoo.com FORCAST ARTS & CRAFTS Ms. Ruzzel C. Fortuno, Proprietress Bonafe St., Malilipot, Albay Tel No. (052) 437-3603 Email:
mfb_edels_handi@yahoo.com

MALILIPOT NATIVE HANDICRAFTS Ms.Nida B. Bolaos, Proprietress 138 Sta. Teresa, Malilipot, Albay Tel No. (052) 4973510 Mobile: 0921-4817480 MORIN CRAFTS Ms. Lourdes Morin, Proprietress Cabangan, Camalig, Albay Tel No. (052) 4842353 Mobile: 0939-5375634 Email: lo_morin@yahoo.com NOVENOS PILINUT CANDIES Ms. Corazon M. Noveno, Proprietress Barangay 1, Iraya, Camalig, Albay Mobile: 0928-2469961 Email:
novenas_pilinut@yahoo.c om

PUTSAN CERAMIC MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION Mr, Joel D. Colina, Officer-inCharge Putsan, Tiwi, Albay Mobile: 0928-3236031

EDELS HANDICRAFT Ms. Ma. Francia Babasa, Proprietress Bonafe St., Malilipot, Albay Tel No. (052) 4373603 Email:
mfb_edels_handi@yahoo.

RCB CRAFTS & DESIGNS Ms. Rochelle C. Briones, Proprietress Purok 1, San Lorenzo, Tabaco City Tel No. (052) 4352816 Email: rcbriones@yahoo.com. ph RYGAN PAMAR ENTERPRISES Ms. Mary Jean V.

RLM NATIVE PRODUCTS Mr. Renato Madrideo, Proprietor Bascaran, Daraga, Albay Mobile: 027-5781289

SAMBITAN FOODS & DELICACIES Ms. Shiena Marie Sambitan,

Muni, Proprietor Zone 5 San isidro Ilawod Malilipot, Albay Mobile: 0916-7477399 Email: maryjeanmuni@yahoo .com SOLAS HANDICRAFT Ms. Cynthia Dola Bendicio / Felicitas Sola, Owners Rizal St., Malilipot, Albay Mobile Nos: 09198193330 / 09396275822 USWAG, INC. Ms. Perlita Base, Officer-in-Charge Lourdes, Tiwi, Albay Mobile: 0927-9763013

Proprietress LGU-Polangui, Sta. Cruz, Polangui, Albay Mobile: 0909-4786692 Email: sMs_shayne@yahoo.com TIWI FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION, INC. (TFPASI) Mr. Seth Conde, Officer-inCharge Tigbi, Tiwi, Albay Mobile No. 0927-2025842

Tel No. (052) 480-2698 / 820-1843 Email: legazpitourismservices@gmail.com LIGAO TOURISM OFFICE Ms. Gina Balimbing Tourism Officer c/o Office of the Mayor Ligao City Tel No. (052) 485-1373 Fax No. (052) 485-1385 Email: lguligao@yahoo.com.ph TABACO TOURISM OFFICE Mr. Eric Valeriano Tourism Officer c/o Office of the Mayor City Hall, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 487-5238. Fax No. (052) 487-5239 Email: lizzytordz_11@yahoo.com BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION & DEPORTATION Great Pacific Tourist Inn, Rizal St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-5153 Website: www.immigration.gov.ph DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS Lakandula Drive, Brgy. Cruzada, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-3000 / 820-3000 Fax No. (052) 480-1773 Website: www.dfa.gov.ph

Tourism Services
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM REGION V Ms. Maria Ong-Ravanilla Regional Director Regional Center Site, Rawis 4500 Legaspi City Tel. No. (052) 481-5593 / 435-0085 Fax No.: (052) 482-0715 / 482-0712 RD Cellphone: 0917-5583460 Email: mariaravanilla@yahoo.com.ph / dot_bicol@yahoo.com Website: http://www.gayonbicol.com PROVINCIAL TOURISM & CULTURAL AFFAIRS OFFICE Ms. Dorothy Colle Tourism Officer Albay Tourism Bldg., Albay Astrodome Complex Capt. F. Aquende Drive, Legazpi City 4500, Albay Tel. No. (052) 481-0250 / 435-4241 Email: albaytourism@gmail.com Web: http://www.tourism.albay.gov.ph LEGAZPI CITY TOURISM OFFICE Ms. Joan Encinares-Jamisal G/F City Hall, Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY
City of Fun and Adventure

city was dissolved in June 8, 1954. Finally, on June 12, 1959, Legazpi became a city once more under Republic Act No. 2234. This was later amended by Republic Act No. 5525. On February 27, 1973, the city of Legazpi was declared under Presidential Decree No. 125, to comprise its present territorial jurisdiction and the adjacent municipality of Daraga. With the onset of the Integrated Reorganization Plan however, the decree was permanently mothballed. This plan also made the city as the regional administrative center of the Bicol Region (Presidential Decree No. 1).

Brief History
Legazpi was named after Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Philippine islands in 1565, and whose family name came from Legazpi, a town in Guipuzcoa, Spain. The place was founded by the ancient settlers of the old barangay of Sawangan in the domain of Gat Ibal, a chief who ruled Albay. Spread in small groups of huts made of nipa and rattan, the small settlement occupied a conscription of low and swampy land known as Banuang-gurang or Binanuahan, which means old town or place in which a town was built. Legazpi first became a city under the Becerra Law of 1892, which constituted the municipalities of Legazpi, Albay Nuevo and Daraga, into the Ayutamiento de Albay. Legazpi became a city for the second time on July 18, 1948 when Daraga and Legazpi were combined again to constitute its territory, under Republic Act No. 306. With the recreation of the two municipalities, the

Profile
Geography Situated on the eastern portion of Albay approximately 534 kms. South of Manila and centrally located at the heart of Bicol Region. Area It has total land area of 204.20 square kilometers (20,420.40 hectares). Political Subdivision Composed barangays:
EMS Barrio EMS Barrio (South) EMS Barrio (East) Sagpon Sagmin Baadero Bao Bagumbayan Pinaric

of

seventy

(70)

BARANGAYS
Lapu-Lapu Dinagaan Victory Village (South) Victory Village (North) Sabang Pigcale Centro Baybay San Roque Pearanda Bigaa Padang Buyuan Matanag Bonga Mabinit Estanza Taysan Dapdap

Cabugao Mauyod Tula-Tula Ilawod West Ilawod Ilawod East Washington Ilawod Cabagan (West) Cabagan Cabagan (East) Binanuahan (West) Binanuahan (East) Imperial Court Rizal St.

Oro Site Tinago Capantawan Bitano Gogon Bonot Cruzada Bogtong Rawis Tamaoyan Pawa Dita San Joaquin Arimbay Bagong Abre

Buraguis Puro Lamba Maslog Homapon Mariawa Bagacay Imalnod Banquerohan Bariis San Francisco Buenavista Cagbacong

Economy

Population Based on the August 2007 census, the province has a total population of 175,843. Language/Dialect Generally, the Bicol dialect spoken in Legazpi City and Albay District is the common tongue used. They also speak Tagalog fluently; English is not difficult for them to communicate with liberal stature. Topography Generally plain on the northeastern side with slope ranging from 5 to about 15 degrees while dominantly rolling to hilly on the southern part. Coastal areas vary from plain (northern portion) to hilly terrain (southern portion). Climate The city enjoys an average temperature of 270 C, coldest during the month of December at 250 C and warmest during the month of June at 280 C.

The commercial activities of the City of Legazpi are characterized by the presence of establishments engaged in various economic activities. These include establishments in the primary industries such as agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining and quarrying; secondary activities in manufacturing; and in the tertiary industries such as banking and finance, real estate and related services. Communication Legazpi City is connected nationwide and to the rest of the world through up-to-date communication facilities. It has two cable TV operators, DCTV (Digital Cable Television) and ESTV, and cellular and landline phone operators, Digitel/Sun Cellular, Globe Telecom, Smart/PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telecommunication); and local MATELCO (Mayon Telephone Company), offering mobile phone, fax, data, and DSL Internet services. A number of AM, FM, and TV stations such as Manila Broadcasting Company's 99.5 LOVE RADIO, GMA (TV 12 and Campus Radio 96.3), 89.9 FOX FM, 91.5 Magik Radio, 92.3 Home Radio, 95.5 DWRC, 97.1 OK FM, 98.7 WOW Legazpi, 106.7 CA-FM, ABC through its affiliate station TV 6

(ABC/PBN). Other TV stations are SBN TALK TV 21, GMA News TV 27, Studio23, NBN 8 and IBC TV-7. Transportation and Connectivity Legazpi City is the southernmost stop of the Philippine National Railways Main Line South. It is a gateway to the rest of the region via the Legazpi Domestic Airport and Legazpi Port, a national sub-port of entry that services sea-going vessel. It is also accessible by land with its total road network of 180 thousand kilometers. How to Get There By Air

Robinsons Place Manila Beside Adriatico entrance (In front of Malate-Adriatico Grand Residences) Express Ticket Office Terminal 1 Manila Domestic Airport, Pasay City Summit World Manila Level 5, SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City Supersonic Services Makati G/F, Collonade Residence, C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Golden Ace Resources Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No: (6352) 480-9667 The Hubs A.T.O Polangui Bichara Commercial Complex, Basud, Polangui, Albay Tel Nos: (6352) 435-1122 / 212-6589 Manila Line: (632) 697-3693 Mobile: (63919) 578-1199 Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252 Golden Ace Resources Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No. (6352) 480-9667 Golden Ace Resources Corporation Casablanca Hotel Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel No. (6352) 481-2328
FROM

CEBU PACIFIC AIRWAYS Airline Operations Center Building Manila Domestic Airport, Pasay City 1301 Tel Nos: (632) 702-0888 (Hotline) / 802-7000 Flight Operation: (632) 851-9185 T3 Sales Office Level 3, Departure Hall NAIA Terminal 3, Andrews Ave., Pasay City Robinsons Galleria West Lane, Level 1, Ortigas Ave., Pasay City

TO

FREQ.

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ETA

Manila Legazpi

Legazpi Daily Manila

0605 0810 1240 0730 0940 1415

0700 0910 1345 0830 1040 1515

Tel No: (632) 556-9590 Fax No: (632) 556-9591 Express Ticketing Office Domestic Airport, Commissioners Area, Pasay City Direct Line: (632) 852-4313 Fax No: (632) 514-4311 Cashiers Direct Line: (632) 854-5134 Cubao Ticketing Office Unit 38, Shopwise Bldg., Timesquare Ave., Cubao, Quezon City Tel No: (632) 913-4429 Fax No: (632) 913-4416 Flight Operation: (632) 859-0993 Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252 FROM
Manila

Cebu Airport Ticket Office Mactan International Airport Lapu-Lapu City 6016 Business Hours: 1:00 AM 9:00 PM, Sun/Mon/Thu/Fri Business Hours: 5:00 AM 9:00 PM, Tue/Wed/Sat Tel. No. (6332) 230-8888 Robinsons Place Cebu F. Ramos St., Cebu City Business Hours: 9:00 AM 8:00 PM, Daily Skyliner Services Ayala Center South Parking Area, Cebu City Tel No. (06334) 231-6808
FROM
Cebu Legazpi

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.
TU/TH/SA

ETD
1315 1440

ETA
1420 1545

Cebu

TO
Legazpi Manila

FREQ.
Daily MO/FR/SA Daily MO/FR/SA

ETD
1140 0830 1315 1005

ETA
1235 0925 1410 1100

ZEST AIRWAYS Ticket, Sales & Cargo Center Domestic Road cor Andrews Avenue, Pasay City Tel No: (632) 853-1957 Fax No: (632) 853-1958 Makati Ticket Office Philippine Business Bank Bldg., Yakal St., Makati City Tel No: (632) 888-2002 Fax No: (632) 888-2003 Mall of Asia Ticket Office 2nd Flr South Wing SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Legazpi

AIR PHILIPPINES Cubao Ticket Office Unit 2-A Opulent Bldg., Gen. Roxas St. Cor EDSA Tel No: (632) 913-6117 Email: tktg.cubao@airphilippines.com.ph Domestic-Main Domestic Ticket Office Domestic Airport, Airport Road, Pasay City Tel Nos: (632) 851-7181 / 551-2180 Fax No: (632) 551-7881

Email: tktg.msd@airphilippines.com.ph NAIA Terminal 3 Ticket Counter Level 3, Departure Area, Andrews Avenue, Pasay City Tel Nos: (632) 551-7991 / 551-3046 Fax No: (632) 851-5253 Makati Ticket Office G/F Charter House 114, Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Tel No: (632) 892-1459 Fax No: (632) 892-2071 Email: tktg.mkt@aiphilippines.com.ph Manila Ticket Office Padre Faura Center, Padre Faura St. cor M.H. del Pilar St., Ermita, Manila Tel Nos: (632) 524-0540-41 Fax No: (632) 524-0543 Email: tktg.mla@airphilippines.com.ph Flight Operation: (632) 852-8570 Legazpi City Ticket Office Cuakimta Commercial Corp., Cabilles St., Tabaco, Albay Tel No: (6352) 480-6855 Fax No. (6352) 480-6055 Email: airlegazpi@yahoo.com

540 P. Faura St., cor. Adriatico St., PAL Bldg., Ermita, Manila Tel. No. (632) 5214512 Makati Ticketing Office Greenbelt Center, Legaspi St., Makati Tel. No. (632) 855-8888 (24-hr. res.) 855-9999 (Flt. Info) Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252
FROM TO
Legazpi Daily Legazpi Manila O800 0900
*Rates and schedules are subject to change without prior notice

FREQ.

ETD
0630

ETA
0730

T.

Manila

By Land

Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252
FROM
Manila Legazpi

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.
Daily

ETD
0840 1010

ETA
0940 1110

Manila

PHILIPPINES AIRLINES Manila Ticketing Office

Major bus companies offering airconditioned units ply the Manila to Bicol-Visayas-Mindanao route, passing through picturesque scenery via the Pan-Philippine Highway. Terminals are located at Araneta Center, Cubao,

Quezon City; Pedro Gil St., Manila; and EDSA, Pasay City. PHILTRANCO SERVICE ENTERPRISES, INC. EDSA, Apelo Cruz St., Pasay City Tel. No. 851-3035 / 851-8077 to 78 Fax No. 851-0967 Along EDSA near Farmers Market Tel. No. 722-7567 851-5420 (Dispatcher)
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1512


ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Pasay to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

12 hrs

Pasay to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

12 hrs

AMIHAN BUS LINE, INC. Columbian Parts Depot Bldg., 2316 Aurora Blvd., Pasay City 1300 Tel. No. 854-3735
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

12 hrs

GOLD LINES (OFFICE) 11 Don Ramon St. Talayan Vill. Q.C. Tel. No. 712-2929 Mr. William Ching Pasay Terminal Tel. No. 851-9737 Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 912-4559 / 467-2990 Contact Person: Mr. William Ching Tel. No. 517-2082
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

CAGSAWA TRAVEL & TOURS Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1514 Padre Faura cor M. H. del Pilar, Ermita Manila Tel. No. 439-3787 or 525-9756
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao to Legazpi Cubao to Tabaco

P830.00 AC Daily 6:00 PM P870.00 AC 12 hrs

Cubao to Legazpi /Tabaco

P800.00 BC P850.00 RC P920.00 EC

Daily 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 12 hrs

CUL TRANSPORT

Manila

P850.00 RC

to Legazpi

ROUTE

P920.00 EC

7:30 PM

APPROXIMATE FARE

FREQUENCY

TRAVEL TIME

PEAFRANCIA TOURS & TRAVEL Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1528 / 736-4101 to 02 Alabang, Muntinlupa City Tel. No. 480-2903 Legarda, Sampaloc, Manila (Garage Only) Tel. No. 736-4101 to 03 Fax No. 736-4103
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao To Legazpi /Tabaco P800.00 AC

Daily 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

12 hrs

By Sea

Cubao to Legazpi

P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC

Daily 8:00 AM 12 hrs 9:00 PM

RAYMOND TRANSIT New York, EDSA, QC Tel. No. 492-6964


ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

MBca ERZON; MBca ERZON-1; MBca ERZON-2; MBca ERZON-3 Legazpi Port Area Brgy. Sabang Legazpi City
Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day Legazpi Daily 7:00 Pob. Rapu- Daily City AM Rapu, Albay Legazpi Daily 12:30 Carogcog. Daily City AM RapuRapu, Albay Malobago, RapuRapu, Albay Caracaran, RapuRapu, Albay Pob. RapuRapu, Albay

Cubao To Legazpi /Tabaco

P800.00 AC

Daily 9:30 AM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 8:30 PM 11:30 PM

12 hrs

Time 9:30 AM 3:00 PM

RSL Shopwise (formerly Rustans Supermarket), Cubao, QC Tel. No. (632) 913-7127 Padre Faura cor M.H. Del Pilar, Ermita, Manila Tel. No. (632) 525-7077 Legazpi City Terminal Tel No. (6352) 435-4713 Tabaco City Tel No. (6352) 487-5406

3:30 PM Daily 8:30 AM 2:30 PM

Legazpi City Legazpi City

Daily

7:00 AM 12:30 PM

daily

Daily

Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS Type of Accommodation From To /Class Legazpi Caracaran, 3rd Class City Rapu-

Rate P80.00

Legazpi City Legazpi City

Rapu, Albay Pob. RapuRapu, Albay Carogcog, RapuRapu, Albay Malobago, RapuRapu, Albay

PUB AC & MINI-BUS

RATE PER KM

3rd Class 3rd Class

P140.00
FCE/GTE RATE PER KM

P1.60 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008) P1.60 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008) P8.00 P1.40

P1.28 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008)

P1.28.00 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008)

P130.00
PUJ MIN 1ST 4 KMS RATE PER SUCCEEDING KM FC-MC MIN 1ST 4 KMS

P6.40 P1.12

P150.00

P7.50

P6.00 P1.12

RATE PER P1.40 SUCCEEDING KM PER ORDER DATED JANUARY 31, 2011

MBca MIKEE-SD Sto. Nio, Bacon, Sorsogon


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day Sto. Daily 8:00 Legazpi Daily Nio, AM City Bacon, Sorsogon Legazpi City Daily 1:30 PM Sto. Nio, Bacon, Sorsogon Daily

Accommodations
Accredited Hotels
Time 9:15 AM
CASABLANCA HOTEL Mrs. Virna Lee-Rivera, Manager Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-8334 to 38 Fax No. 480-8338 Email: casablancahotel@gmail.co m Website: www.casablancahotel.co m.ph Classification: Standard No. of Rooms: 27 Rate: P1,700.00 P3,600.00 HOTEL ST. ELLIS Ms. Liza Arbis, GM Rizal St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-8088 Fax: (052) 480-1800 Email:

2:45 PM

reservations@hotelstellis.co m.ph

Getting Around
JENNIFERS KABABAYAN HOTEL, INC. Ms. Leticia A. Lo, Manager J.Estevez St., Albay District, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-1086 Fax No. (052) 480-4804 Email: info@jennifers-hotel.com Website: www.jennifers-hotel.com Classification: Economy No. of Rooms: 26 Rate: P975.00 P1,850.00

Website: www.hotelstellis.com.ph Classification: First Class No. of Rooms: 40 Rate: P5,200.00 P10,200.00 LA VENEZIA HOTEL AND SPA Mr. Ian Varona, Manager Renaissance Garden, F. Aquende Drive, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 481-0888 Fax No. (052) 481-0888 Email: fo@hotelvenezia.com.ph Website: www.hotelvenezia.com.p h Classification: Standard No. of Rooms: 40 Rate: P3,660.00 P6,710.00 MAGAYON HOTEL Mr. Benjamin Po, Manager Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-7770 Fax No. (052) 820-4174 Email: vicky_uy_ong@yahoo.co m Classification: Economy No. of Rooms: 63 Rate: P200.00 P1,850.00

Buses, taxis, vans and jeepneys generally are the main mode of transportation in going to tourist destinations. For short distance trip, pedicabs and tricycles are also available for hire.
TAXI FARE RATES FOR BICOL REGION
Per Decision under Case No. 2010-0295 dated December 23, 2010

FLAGDOWN Succeeding Waiting Time


Effectivity: January 24, 2011

P40.00 First 500 meters P3.50 per 300 meters P3.50 per 2 minutes
FARE REGULAR

LA PIAZZA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER Mr. Huey Silo, Manager Brgy. 40, Tahao Road, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-7733 / 4803377 Email: lapiazza_hcc@yahoo.com Website: www.lapiazzahotel.com No. of Rooms: 49 Rate: P1,600.00 P4,150.00

DENO PUB & MINI-BUS MIN 1ST KMS RATE PER SUCCEEDING KM

STUDENTS/DISABLED/SENIOR CITIZENS P6.80 P1.08

P8.50 P1.35

Accredited Inns

GREAT PACIFIC INN Mr. Nelson D. Ang Rizal St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-6348 Email: babyjuli59@yahoo.com Classification: Tourist Inn No. of Rooms: 44 Rate: P275.00 P650.00

LEGAZPI AIRPORT HOTEL (formerly GAZELLE HOMETEL & RESTAURANT) Mr. Victor Daet, Manager Airport Compound, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 481-0232 Email: daet_liberty@yahoo.com Classification: Tourist Inn No. of Rooms: 14 Rate: P900.00 P3,000.00

No. of Rooms: 30 Rate: P850. 00 P1,500.00

Non-Accredited Inns
ARIMBAY SHELL INN Ms. Annamarie Ongjoco, GM Arimbay, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 4820387/435-0093 Fax No. (052) 482-0182 No. of Rooms: 9 Rate: P1,100.00 P2,000.00 HOTEL REX Ms. Margarita Los Baos, Manager Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-5489 / 820-4613 Email: hotelrex@luislosbaos.co m No. of Rooms: 21 Rate: P775.00 P875.00 SAMPAGUITA TOURIST INN Ms. Abella Dacudao, Manager Rizal St. Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-1869 No. of Rooms: 145 Rate: P850.00 P1,500.00 WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE INN Capt. Aquede St., Albay District, LegazpiCity Tel. No. (052) 443-47 DREAMS INN & CAF F. Imperial St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-0885 Email: dreamsinn@ymail.com Website: http://dreamsinncafe.blogspot.co m/ No. of Rooms: 38 Rate: P250.00 P1,000.00 SALVADOR MANOR DE LEGAZPI TOURIST INN Mr. Salvador Abainza, Manager #153 Washington Drive, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-2330 Email: marianoorielmaddela@gmail.com No. of Rooms: 10 Rate: P600.00 P1,100.00

LEGAZPI TOURIST INN Mr. Jose Saturnino Velasco, Manager 3/F V & O Bldg Cor. Quezon Ave. & LapuLapu Sts., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-6147/ 820-4880 Email: legazpitouristinn@yahoo.com Classification: Tourist Inn No. of Rooms: 24 Rate: P700.00 P1,400.00

Non-Accredited Hotels
ALICIA HOTEL Ms. Antonette Guiterrez, GM Capt. F. Aquende Dr., Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 481-0801/ 481-4808 Fax Nos: (052) 481-4444 Email: alicia_hotel@yahoo.com.ph Website: www.aliciahotel.com.ph Classification: Standard No. of Rooms: 32 Rate: P1,950.00 P3,689.50 ELLIS ECO-TEL Ms. Josie T. Mateo, Owner Bldg. 9 3rd & $th Flrs., Emabarcadero de Legazpi, Victory Village, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 481-4088 / 435-4010 Email: fo@ellisecotel.com No. of Rooms: 133 Rate: P1,000.00 P1,400.00 LA ROCA VERANDA SUITE & RESTAURANT Mr. Gene Carlo Cristobal, Manager Lakandula Dr., Gogon, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-3247 / 481-9267 No. of Rooms: 10 Rate: P2,550.00 P3,450.00 TANCHULING HOTEL Ms. Rosalie Alintud, Manager Imperial Subdivision, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-6003 / 480-6302 / 820-2912 Classification: Economy CASABLANCA SUITES Mr. Jerome Lee, Manager Benny Imperial St., Brgy. 16 Kawit, East Washington Dr., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 481-0788 / 4810789 No. of Rooms: 19

VINE INN CAF Mr. Renato Carillo, Manager 481 Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-8041 / 2143029 No. of Rooms: 23

XANDRA HOTEL Ms. Conchita Guevarra Penaranda St. Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 481-3309 No. of Rooms: 55 Rate: P225.00 P600.00

HOTEL VILLA ANGELINA Mr. Diogenes Villa, Manager 32 Rosario St., Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-6345 Email:
hotelvillaangelina@gmail.com

Non-Accredited Pension House


LEGAZPI PENSION Ms. Virna Lee Rivera Rawis, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 231-33 c/o Casablanca Hotel No. of Rooms: 10 TWINS PENSION HOUSE Luna St., Tabaco, Albay Tel. No. (052) 837-0049 RAWIS PENSION HOUSE Mr. Pablo Pinpin, Manager Rawis Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 821-1102 No. of Rooms: 14 VISTA AL MAYON PENSIONNE Mr. Michael James Locsin F. Aquende Drive, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-5814 Mobile No. 0910-6875337 Email: vistaalmayon@yahoo.com No. of Rooms: 25 Rate: P1,450.00 P2,000.00

Website: www.villaangelinahotel.com Classification: Economy No. of rooms: 20 Rate: P1,800.00 P3,500.00 PEPPERLAND HOTEL Ms. Sarah Sobremisana, Manager Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 481-8000 Fax No. (052) 481-4428 Email: peperlandhotelbicol@yahoo.com Classification: Standard No. of Rooms: 32 Rate: P2,240.00 P5,000.00

VILLA CONSUELO Mr. Reynaldo Ang, Manager Bonot, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 230-91 / 8303813 No. of Rooms: 12

Non-Accredited Lodging House


JR LODGING HOUSE Ms. Rosita Boringo, Manager Binanuahan, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-5261 No. Of Rooms: 8 Rate: KING ARTHUR MOTOR LODGE INN Mr. Arthur Jimenez, Manager Bogtong Road, Bonot, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-8984 No. of Rooms: 15 Rate: P800.00 P1,100.00 LITAS LODGING HOUSE Mr. Antonio E. Montalban, Manager Albay District, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 481-1123 Email: deolitzmontalban@yahoo.com No. of Rooms: 20 Rate: P250.00 P850.00 NUEVA VILLA HOME LODGE & CONFERENCE CENTER Mr. Renato Villanueva Balading, Pawa, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-0880 No. of Rooms: 4

Food and Beverages


Gasthof International Cuisine Mr. Antonio Mirabel, Jr., Manager Capitol Annex Bldg., Brgy.16, Old Albay, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-4228 Telefax: (052) 483-4228 Email: Kanzo Hall and Restaurant Ms. Maria Aleli Saw, Manager 2/F Kanzo Bldg., Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-7055 Email: kanzohall@yahoo.com 7 Degrees Grill, Bar Restaurant and Catering Services Ms. May Josephine Valenzuela, Manager Brgy. Cabagan, Rizal St., Albay Tel Nos. (052) 435-2850 / 483-4171 Email: m7degrees@yahoo.com

gasthof_internationalcuisine@yahoo.com

KINGS LODGE Penarada St., Legazpi City Tel. No. NONE No. of Rooms: 9

REYNALDOS LODGE Ms. Cecilia Manuel Washington Drive, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 481-0290 No. of Rooms: 20 Email: mtortz@yahoo.com Rate: P800.00 P1,500.00

7 Degrees House of Asian and Native Cuisine Ms. Joevi Valenzuela, Manager Unit 14 Commercial A LKY Terminal Hub, Brgy. Bitano, Legazpi City Tel Nos. (052) 437-8728 / 4834171 Email: m7degrees@yahoo.com

Travel Trade
Tour Operators/Travel Agencies
Bicol Adventures & Tours Ms. Lovely P. Mendevil, Manager 2/F V & O Bldg., Quezon Ave., Dinagaan, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-2266 Email: bicoladventure@gmail.com Human Explore Travel & Tours Ms. Ruchine N. Ching, GM 2/F Achacon Bldg., 658 Rizal St., Legazpi City Telefax: (052) 480-1203 Mobile Nos: 09209523436/0922883612 3 Email: humanexplore17@ymail.co m / ruchine17@yahoo.com Royal Quest Tours & Digital Video Production, Inc. Ms. Nora M. Paraguya, GM Rm. 2A-1 3/F Diabetes One Stop Shop Center Bldg., Landco Business Center Park, F. Imperial St., Brgy Bitano, Legazpi City Telefax: (052)821-1272 Tel No. (042) 481-5566 Mobile No. 09152097110 Email:
royal_quest_tours@yahoo.com

SHIRMAN LODGE Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052)214-5291 No. of Rooms: 33

Non-Accredited Dormitories / Boarding Houses / Homestays


CARLOS HOMETEL BED & BREAKFAST Mr. Francis Carlos Cristobal, Manager Rawis St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 482-0738 No. of Rooms: 13 Rate: P750.00 P1,350.00 CORNER PLACE HOMETEL Mr. Roger O. Vibal, Manager Barriada, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-5821 No. of Rooms: 34 Rate: P1, 000.00 P1,200.00 CATALINA BOARDING HOUSE Rizal St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 4807841 IBALON TRAVELERS HOSTEL Mr. Eric Brizuela, Manager BDB Bldg., 201 J.P. Rizal St. Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 8203333 No. of Rooms: 11 TROPICAL TOURS APARTELLE Mr. Benjamin Santiago, Manager Delta Subd., PagAsa St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 4820463 / 820-3663 No. of Rooms: 6 Rate: P750.00 P1,250.00

Roam International Travel & Tours Ms. Mary Margaret R. Macasinag, GM Rm 203 PVLB Bldg., Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 480-5913 Fax: (052) 820-4885 Email:

roaminternationaltravel@gmail.com

Website: www.roam-travel.com

Website: www.royalquesttours.com Verdana Travel & Tours Ms. Joyce B. Besana, GM Rm. 6-302 PVLB Bldg., Pearanda St., Legazpi City Telefax: (052) 480-VISA (8472) / (052) 480-TOUR (8687) Email: verdana_travelcorp@yahoo.co m Website:
verdanasalestravelcorp@gmail.com

REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL LEARNING CENTER (RELC-DECS) Ms. Zeny Arjona Regional Center Site, Rawis., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 482-0746 No. of Rooms: 12 Rate: P225.00/head

111 Tours & Travel Mr. Danilo Belmes, GM Rawis, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 482-0050 Mobile No. 09189469270 Email:
Tourstravel111@yahoo.com

Accredited Tourist Transport Operator


BENMART Transport Express Engr. Benito A. Pardines, Owner/Operator 056 Ibarra St., Brgy. Sagmin, Old Albay, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 481-1592 Mobile: 09178398877/ 09165935875 / 09062912183

Mountain Guides
Bayron B. Cepria Mayon Guide Assn, Inc. Mobile No. 0929-4657529 Email: bayron_mayon@yahoo.com George Cordovilla Mayon Guides Assn., Inc. Mobile No. 0915-4224508 Bienvenido G. Gutierrez Mayon Guide Assn., Inc. Mobile No. 0910-2698667 Email: gutierrezbhem@yahoo.com Lorenzo Fernandez Mayon Guides Assn., Inc. Mobile No. 0916-5864102

Tourist Attractions
Historical

LIBERTY BELL A bronze bell installed in 1945 by the American liberation forces located in Pearanda Park along Rizal Street. It is enclosed with a dome-shaped concrete structure with this inscription. Whenever oppression knocks at your door, feel free to ring this bell.

JOSE MA. PEARANDA MONUMENT A monument built as a tribute to the late Jose Ma. Pearanda who served as Governor of Albay from 1834-1843 located at Pearanda Park along Rizal Street. LEGAZPI CITY MUSEUM Housed at the second floor of the City Hall Annex Building, the city museum has historical and archaeological displays and memorabilia of the citys gentry. It also serves as an art gallery.

JAPANESE TUNNEL A 40-meter long L-shaped and seven-foot deep tunnel used by the Japanese forces as an arsenal during the 2nd World War. It is located at Barangay EMs Barrio South in Albay District. GEN. JOSE IGNACIO PAUA This small park located in Barangay Baadero features a monument of the late General Paua, concrete benches and a waiting shed. This is also planted with different kinds of shrubs and flowering plants. Its triangular shape is formed by the converging streets of Rizal, Baadero and E. Jacinto. MATANAG CROSS This can be found in the upper area of Barangay Matanag in honor of 77 farmers who were killed during the fatal eruption of Mayon Volcano in 1993. Cultural Natural

HEADLESS MONUMENT Located within the Legazpi City Post Office Compound at Barangay Lapu-Lapu, this monument was constructed as a dedication to the unknown heroes who died and shed their blood during the Japanese military occupation of Legazpi City. It stands today as a vivid reminder of the bloody struggles by the brave Bicolano soldiers and civilians against the Japanese invaders. LEGAZPI HEROES MEMORIAL PYLON A 16-meter high pylon in the commercial district of Legazpi. It is located at the junction of Rizal Street and Quezon Avenue in Legazpi Port District.

Photo courtesy of Cham Zuiga

MAYON VOLCANO The stratovolcano known for its almost perfect symmetrical triangle shape. It stands majestically at 8,077.427 feet in height above sea level. From the broad base, it is about 10 kms. in radius. The crater is 2,462 meters above sea level. Base circumference is 62.8 km (40 ml) and with a diameter of 0.5

kms. The upper slopes of the Mayon are steep, reaching up to 40 degrees in angle. One of the most active volcanoes in the country. Recorded 64 eruptions since its first documented activity in 1616. Eruption in February 01, 1814 killing 1,200 people and destroying the Cagsawa church was one of the deadliest recorded eruptions in the world. It is commonly referred to as one of the natural wonders of the world. It has a notched rim where a pool of boiling lava can be found. Sulfuric steams and gases continually emit from the crater. Its name was derived from the word magayon, meaning beautiful. Its name has been regarded as the symbol not only of Albay but also of the Philippines. Since its first recorded eruption of 1616, Mount Mayon has about 40 recorded eruptions and the worst was on February 1, 1814 which buried the settlements of Cagsawa and Budiao in the town of Daraga. The eruption was on February 2, 1993 killed at least seventy-three people. PORTA AZUL This resort in Padang is ideal for swimming, scuba diving, boating and speed boat racing. It is complete with modern and luxurious facilities.

LIGON HILL A place good for hiking, climbing, zip line, rapelling and lava watching. It offers a 360 degree-view of the Mayon Volcano and a very good view of the city as well, especially at night. Visitors are encouraged to walk from the foot to the top of the hill. Travel Time: 3-minute drive from the airport.

KAPUNTUKAN HILL - Described as a sleeping lion because of its contour and shape, it is barely a kilometer away from the Legazpi pier, passing through the populous Victory Village. Up the hill, one will have a wider view of the whole city of Legazpi and its neighboring municipalities on the north and Manito and the island of RapuRapu in the south. The hill is commonly used as the strategic base by professional photographers and photo enthusiasts, who would like to have a panoramic shot of Mayon Volcano by day or night. MINAROSO CAVES - This rarely explored natural cavern is situated close to the sea. It is a haven of seabirds and swallows. The cave is located in Villahermosa, a barangay in Batan Island, part of the island of Rapu-Rapu on the northeastern part. Historically, it is believed as burial site of ancient Bicolanos.

Photo courtesy of Cham Zuiga

with your family and friends while roaming the park which houses 347 animals belonging to 75 species. Call (052) 435-2026 for more information.

KARANGAHAN FALLS - Located in Banquerohan, Legazpi City, its clear waterfalls voluminously flow from the mountainside on to a deep catch basin where one can enjoy swimming. Very accessible by any type of motorized vehicle but another few meters walk from the highway. Man-made

MAYON VOLCANO NATURAL PARK, ECOPARK & CAMPSITE Explore the great outdoors. Trek, hike, climb and go camping. Try bird watching and look for the 21 species of birds known to reside or visit Mt. Mayon. Located at the foot of Mayon, MVNP is the best place to come so close to Mayon. Log on to www.mayonecotourism.ph for more details.

ALBAY PARK & WILDLIFE A pionic grove and a park rolled into one, this place is the best way to commune with nature right in the heart of Legazpi City. Have a satisfying get together

LEGAZPI BOULEVARD A reclaimed area beside the Legazpi Port at Barangay Victory Village, overlooking the sea and has a good view of Kapuntukan Hill. The place is welllighted and very appropriate for strolling, biking and jogging.

sculpture mag-ilusyon (sculptured man and woman placed romantically at the center of the park). KAMPO NG BAYAN HERITAGE PARK The home of the Police Regional Office V, situated within the Camp Simeon A. Ola. The park features Gen. Simeon A. Ola Monument, in honor of the last Filipino surrender to the Americans who is a Bicolano, Relics Point which showcases some major military and police equipment, Nursery, Daragang Magayon Garden and the Potenciano Gregorio Garden which serves as venue for atrs and cultural presentations. EMBARCADERO A well masterplanned information technology and modern trading hub in a seafront environment. It has boutiques, waterfront market places, restaurants, watering holes, amusement centers, sunny cafs and outdoor patios. Religious

RIZAL PARK AND MONUMENT A modest place to pass away the time. Its dominating features are the monument of Jose Rizal sculpted by National Artist Napoleon Abueva in 1966, the fountain located at the center of the park, and the colorful geolites.

PEARANDA PARK An improved park with elevated skating rink, concrete benches and stage surrounded with trees and ornamental plants and neon lights. It is located in front of the City Hall Building and the Provincial Capitol of Albay. FREEDOM PARK This park located in Barriada, Barangay Geogon features a benches walks and curbs, around the park and colorful geolites. It is also planted with different kinds of trees and flowering plants. The park was designed by a Japanese Architect Shimizum. It is highlighted by an imposing piece of abstract bronze

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SHRINE Located atop the Buraguis Hill overlooking the city proper, and features life-size images of the characters of the Way of the Cross stations arranged within the hill slopes. A 20-feet image of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands at the hilltop. The feast day is celebrated every 12th day of December. A mini museum is also located within the compound.

Events
Legazpeos regard their festivals seriously. These are events which are given exhaustive preparations every year to impress visitors of the Legazpeos warm hospitality and their solemn disposition towards God. Weeklong activities are lined-up as a form of thanksgiving for the bounty received. Festivals ST. RAPHAEL PARISH CHURCH A church located within the Legazpi Port Commercial District. St. Raphael is the Patron Saint of the city; feast day is celebrated every 24th day of October.

ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CATHEDRAL This church attained the status of a cathedral when the Diocese of Legazpi had its residence in the Albay District, thus is became the Episcopal Seat. IGLESIA NI KRISTO CHURCH Constructed in 1965, this serves as the central church of this religious denomination in the Province of Albay. It is located in Barangay Cabagan.

IBALONG FESTIVAL A festival depicting Bicols early beginnings as portrayed by the characters and stories of the three heroes, Baltog, Handyong and Bantong. The name was the momenclature of Bicol Region. It is a way of bringing together the hearts of the people of Legazpi City and the province of Albay and exhibiting what they are famous for. Other highlights are Agro-industrial Trade Fair, Stage Presentation of the Epic Ibalong, Search for Mutya ng Ibalong, Cultural and Musical Shows and many more interesting events. Log on to legazpitourismservices@gmail.com for details. BIKOL ARTS FESTIVAL - A monthlong festival held every February 1-28 showcasing the regions arts and culture, crafts and agro-industrial products of the different provinces and

Socio-Economic

cities of the region. Activities include a grand festival parade, essay writing and poster making contest, laro ng lahi, fashion show, etc. FIESTA TSINOY A Chinese New Year celebration participated by the FilipinoChinese community (Albay Chapter) featuring various activities i.e., Dragon/Lion Dance, Chinese Cultural program, ancestral veneration within a mass, among others. ROKYAW FESTIVAL Rokyaw is Aquinas Universitys offering and tribute to the Bikolanos, as well as its advocacy for Bicol development through culture and the arts. It will feature stories done through street dancing and short play. Story lines will tackle contemporary global and local concerns of the Bikolano and his/her community and the many ways by which they as people grapple with everyday realities. PASTORES BICOL An interpretative folk-festival related to the celebration of Christmas tradition. It reenacts the rejoicing shepherds who sang the first Christmas Carol during the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Participants are clad in colorful costumes with the traditional arco as they sing and dance to the tune of Pastores A Belen.

LIGON HILL NATURE PARK ADVENTURE An exciting destination for locals and tourists rising on top of one of Legazpi Citys most famous landmarks, the 156-meter Ligon Hill (pronounced as /li-NYON/). Ligon Hill Nature Park offers fun filled and thrilling activities: ziplining, rappelling, trekking, hanging bridge crossing, and kapit tuko (lizard grip) trailing.

MAYON VOLCANO ATV AND LAVA TRAIL ADVENTURE The ATV experience starts from Brgy. Pawa in Legazpi City which is a P8.00 P10.00 tricycle ride from the city proper. The trail crosses small rivers and rocky areas. The trail is more or less 9 kilometers and about 45 minutes drive from the starting point to the lava front.

Recreations
MVNP ECOPARK & CAMPSITE The best place to start and end a volcano trek; to undertake bird watching of endemic species; for familiarization of butterflies and insects at different heights; where familiarization of flora of an active volcano at different heights; to camp in before and after Mayon Volcano adventure where facilities are available, and safety and security is insured. For details, log on to www.mayonecotourism.ph.

Shopping and Native Products / OTOP

A good place to shop is at the Grand Terminal in Legazpi City. Fine hand crafted products and pili nut candies are available for sale. Gift Shops

ALBAY CENTRAL PILI NUT CANDY Ms. Rosemarie D. Battung, Proprietress 873 Rizal St., Old Albay, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 820-3529 / 481-1161 /820-2539 Email: albay_pilinut@yahoo.com DTI ALBAY RUMEPP (Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Program) Ms. Ma. Salvacion B. Macasinag, Office-inCharge 2F DBP Bldg., Quezon Ave., Legazpi City Tel No: (052) 480-6834 / 0927-26798599 Email: aporumepp@gmail.com / dti_albay@yahoo.com

BICOL SHIRTS CITY Ms. Ma. Herna Mostar, Proprietress Brgy. Sagmin, Old Albay, Legazpi City Tel No. (052) 820-3678 / 435-6311 Email: mostarrudy@yahoo.com

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS Lakandula Drive, Brgy. Cruzada, Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 480-3000 / 820-3000 Fax No. (052) 480-1773 Website: www.dfa.gov.ph

Tourism Services
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM REGION V Ms. Maria Ong-Ravanilla Regional Director Regional Center Site, Rawis 4500 Legaspi City Tel. No. (052) 481-5593 / 435-0085 Fax No.: (052) 482-0715 / 482-0712 RD Cellphone: 0917-5583460 Email: mariaravanilla@yahoo.com.ph / dot_bicol@yahoo.com Website: http://www.gayonbicol.com LEGAZPI CITY TOURISM OFFICE Ms. Joan Encinares-Jamisal Tourism Officer G/F City Hall, Legazpi City Tel Nos. (052) 480-2698 / 820-1843 Tel. No. (052) 481-0250 / 435-4241 Email: legazpitourismservices@gmail.com BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION & DEPORTATION Great Pacific Tourist Inn, Rizal St., Legazpi City Tel. No. (052) 820-5153 Website: www.immigration.gov.ph

LIGAO CITY
The City Where Good Things Happen

entire settlement with the approval of the other chieftains. The town was founded as a barrio of Polangui in 1606, being ceded to Oas in 1665, and finally becoming an independent municipality in 1666.

Profile
Geography Geographically located between 13 to 14 latitude and 123 to 124 longitude. It is situated within the central part of the third district of Albay and bounded by the following municipalities: on the north by the municipality of Oas; on the south by the municipality of Guinobatan; on the east by the city of Tabaco; and, on the west by the municipality of Pio Duran.

Brief History
The name Ligao came is derived from the local word "ticau", once an abundant tree whose poisonous leaves were used to catch fish in rivers or creeks. Most Ligaoeos, however, believe that the name Ligao was originally "licau" which means to take the long way around or to turn away from the ordinary or usual route. Ligao started as a small settlement known as Cavasi in the 16th century. It grew in population as it attracted natives from nearby settlements. Eventually, power struggles among ambitious and aggressive leaders caused trouble as they created divisions among the settlement. There arose five divisions led by maginoos (chieftains): Pagkilatan, Maaban, Sampogan, Makabongay and Hokoman. Peace was only restored when Chieftain Pagkilatan was appointed supreme leader over the

Area The city has a total land area of about 308.90 km. It accounts for 9.65% of the total land area of Albay and ranks second to the municipality of Oas in terms of the largest municipal land area in the entire province. Political Subdivision Composed of fifteen (55) barangays, eight (8) of which is within the poblacion. The largest barangay is Maonon while the smallest barangay is Dunao which have a land area of 2,493.57 hectares and 29.57 hectares, respectively.
BARANGAYS Abella
Allang Amtic Bacong Bagumbayan Catburawan Cabasi Culliat Dunao Francia Pinamanaquian Pinit Ranao-ranao San Vicente Santa Cruz (Pob.)

Balanac Baligang Barayong Basag Batang Bay Binanowan Binatagan (Pob.) Bobonsuran Bonga Busac Busay Cabarian

Guilid Herrera Layon Macalidong Mahaba Malama Maonon Nasisi Nabonton Oma-oma Palapas Pandan

Tagpo Tambo Tandarora Tastas Tinago Tinampo Tiongson Tomolin Tuburan Tula-tula Grande Tula-tula Pequea Tupas

are six common soil types found in the city: Ligao loam; Guinobatan sandy loam; Mauraro gravelly sandy loam; Libon silt; Tigaon clay and Sevilla clay. Climate Rainy seanson starts from July to January. Dry season is from January to June but sometimes typhoon occurs during these months. Economy

Paulba
Paulog

Calzada (Pob.)

Population Based on the August 2007 census, the province has a total population of 101,179. Language/Dialect The dialects vary as the people who came to settle, from the Ilocano dialect to Kapampangan to Tagalog, Visayan and even transient Muslim traders with their own dialects. But Ligao City has a distinct dialect which differs in pronunciation, meaning and spelling even from other Bicol dialects. The local dialect is quite similar to Kinaray-a, a dialect in Antique. Topography Ligao has a total land area of 24,640 hectares, 23.05 percent of which are fertile flatlands suitable for high value crops and 76.95 percent are mountainous and hilly terrain with potential for agriculture and traversed by secondary rivers. Tertiary rivers originate from Mt. Masaraga and Mayon Volcano located at the south and eastern side of the city. Ligao's soil is generally fertile giving great flexibility practically to all types of crops. There Ligao City has an abundant water supply attributing to its wellmanaged watersheds. It has beautiful natural springs, caves, hills, lakes, waterfalls, mountains and beaches waiting to be tapped for development. The coastal resource boosts of vast marine biodiversity. The city is rich in mineral resources among which are high quality sand and gravel, and the aluminum silicate (zeolite), already being marketed externally. Communication Two cable television companies and four telephone companies operate within the city. Two courier services, a post office and three of the country's biggest cellular network providers (Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular) and an FM radio station (DZRH Radio Natin) also operate within the city providing the communication needs of the people. Transportation and Connectivity

The City is the Trade Center in the 3rd District of Albay. It serves the nearby municipalities of Pioduran, Oas Guinobatan, Polangui and Libon. Ligao is considered as one of the Transport Nodes under the LegazpiIriga-naga-Daet (LIND) Growth Corridor. How to Get There By Air

Terminal 1 Manila Domestic Airport, Pasay City Summit World Manila Level 5, SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City Supersonic Services Makati G/F, Collonade Residence, C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Golden Ace Resources Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No: (6352) 480-9667 The Hubs A.T.O Polangui Bichara Commercial Complex, Basud, Polangui, Albay Tel Nos: (6352) 435-1122 / 212-6589 Manila Line: (632) 697-3693 Mobile: (63919) 578-1199 Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252 Golden Ace Resources Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No. (6352) 480-9667 Golden Ace Resources Corporation Casablanca Hotel Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel No. (6352) 481-2328
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CEBU PACIFIC AIRWAYS Airline Operations Center Building Manila Domestic Airport, Pasay City 1301 Tel Nos: (632) 702-0888 (Hotline) / 802-7000 Flight Operation: (632) 851-9185 T3 Sales Office Level 3, Departure Hall NAIA Terminal 3, Andrews Ave., Pasay City Robinsons Galleria West Lane, Level 1, Ortigas Ave., Pasay City Robinsons Place Manila Beside Adriatico entrance (In front of Malate-Adriatico Grand Residences) Express Ticket Office

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Cebu Airport Ticket Office Mactan International Airport Lapu-Lapu City 6016 Business Hours: 1:00 AM 9:00 PM, Sun/Mon/Thu/Fri Business Hours: 5:00 AM 9:00 PM, Tue/Wed/Sat Tel. No. (6332) 230-8888 Robinsons Place Cebu F. Ramos St., Cebu City Business Hours: 9:00 AM 8:00 PM, Daily Skyliner Services Ayala Center South Parking Area, Cebu City Tel No. (06334) 231-6808
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Cebu Legazpi

Direct Line: (632) 852-4313 Fax No: (632) 514-4311 Cashiers Direct Line: (632) 854-5134 Cubao Ticketing Office Unit 38, Shopwise Bldg., Timesquare Ave., Cubao, Quezon City Tel No: (632) 913-4429 Fax No: (632) 913-4416 Flight Operation: (632) 859-0993 Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252 FROM
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ZEST AIRWAYS Ticket, Sales & Cargo Center Domestic Road cor Andrews Avenue, Pasay City Tel No: (632) 853-1957 Fax No: (632) 853-1958 Makati Ticket Office Philippine Business Bank Bldg., Yakal St., Makati City Tel No: (632) 888-2002 Fax No: (632) 888-2003 Mall of Asia Ticket Office 2nd Flr South Wing SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City Tel No: (632) 556-9590 Fax No: (632) 556-9591 Express Ticketing Office Domestic Airport, Commissioners Area, Pasay City

Legazpi

AIR PHILIPPINES Cubao Ticket Office Unit 2-A Opulent Bldg., Gen. Roxas St. Cor EDSA Tel No: (632) 913-6117 Email: tktg.cubao@airphilippines.com.ph Domestic-Main Domestic Ticket Office Domestic Airport, Airport Road, Pasay City Tel Nos: (632) 851-7181 / 551-2180 Fax No: (632) 551-7881 Email: tktg.msd@airphilippines.com.ph NAIA Terminal 3 Ticket Counter Level 3, Departure Area, Andrews Avenue, Pasay City Tel Nos: (632) 551-7991 / 551-3046

Fax No: (632) 851-5253 Makati Ticket Office G/F Charter House 114, Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Tel No: (632) 892-1459 Fax No: (632) 892-2071 Email: tktg.mkt@aiphilippines.com.ph Manila Ticket Office Padre Faura Center, Padre Faura St. cor M.H. del Pilar St., Ermita, Manila Tel Nos: (632) 524-0540-41 Fax No: (632) 524-0543 Email: tktg.mla@airphilippines.com.ph Flight Operation: (632) 852-8570 Legazpi City Ticket Office Cuakimta Commercial Corp., Cabilles St., Tabaco, Albay Tel No: (6352) 480-6855 Fax No. (6352) 480-6055 Email: airlegazpi@yahoo.com

Greenbelt Center, Legaspi St., Makati Tel. No. (632) 855-8888 (24-hr. res.) 855-9999 (Flt. Info) Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252
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Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252
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PHILIPPINES AIRLINES Manila Ticketing Office 540 P. Faura St., cor. Adriatico St., PAL Bldg., Ermita, Manila Tel. No. (632) 5214512 Makati Ticketing Office

Major bus companies offering airconditioned units ply the Manila to Bicol-Visayas-Mindanao route, passing through picturesque scenery via the Pan-Philippine Highway. Terminals are located at Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City; Pedro Gil St., Manila; and EDSA, Pasay City. PHILTRANCO SERVICE ENTERPRISES, INC. EDSA, Apelo Cruz St., Pasay City Tel. No. 851-3035 /

851-8077 to 78 Fax No. 851-0967 Along EDSA near Farmers Market Tel. No. 722-7567 851-5420 (Dispatcher)
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

to Legazpi /Tabaco

P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

Pasay to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

12 hrs

AMIHAN BUS LINE, INC. Columbian Parts Depot Bldg., 2316 Aurora Blvd., Pasay City 1300 Tel. No. 854-3735
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

12 hrs

GOLD LINES (OFFICE) 11 Don Ramon St. Talayan Vill. Q.C. Tel. No. 712-2929 Mr. William Ching Pasay Terminal Tel. No. 851-9737 Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 912-4559 / 467-2990 Contact Person: Mr. William Ching Tel. No. 517-2082
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

CAGSAWA TRAVEL & TOURS Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1514 Padre Faura cor M. H. del Pilar, Ermita Manila Tel. No. 439-3787 or 525-9756
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao to Legazpi Cubao to Tabaco

P830.00 AC Daily 6:00 PM P870.00 AC 12 hrs

Cubao to Legazpi /Tabaco

P800.00 BC P850.00 RC P920.00 EC

Daily 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 12 hrs

CUL TRANSPORT Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1512


ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Manila to Legazpi

P850.00 RC P920.00 EC

Pasay

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

PEAFRANCIA TOURS & TRAVEL Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1528 / 736-4101 to 02

12 hrs

Alabang, Muntinlupa City Tel. No. 480-2903 Legarda, Sampaloc, Manila (Garage Only) Tel. No. 736-4101 to 03 Fax No. 736-4103
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

To Legazpi /Tabaco

P800.00 AC

12 hrs

By Sea

Cubao to Legazpi

P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC

Daily 8:00 AM 12 hrs 9:00 PM

RAYMOND TRANSIT New York, EDSA, QC Tel. No. 492-6964


ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao To Legazpi /Tabaco

P800.00 AC

Daily 9:30 AM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 8:30 PM 11:30 PM

Ligao City can be reached by sea through the Masbate via Pioduran route. A major shipping corporation and several motorized bancas ply the area. SANTA CLARA SHIPPING CORPORATION U-2701 Antel Global Center Doa Julia Vargas Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City Tel Nos. (032) 232-0614 / 231-1002 Fax no. (032) 232-0614 Mobile No. 0917-7221151
Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day Pioduran, Daily 5:00 Masbate Daily Albay AM City Masbate Daily 11:00 Pioduran, Daily City AM Albay Masbate Daily 2:00 Pioduran, Daily City PM Albay Pioduran, Daily 4:00 Masbate Daily Albay PM City Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS Type of Accommodation From To /Class Pioduran, Masbate Mabuhay (Aircon) Albay City Ordinary (NonAircon) Masbate Pioduran, City Albay

12 hrs

RSL Shopwise (formerly Rustans Supermarket), Cubao, QC Tel. No. (632) 913-7127 Padre Faura cor M.H. Del Pilar, Ermita, Manila Tel. No. (632) 525-7077 Legazpi City Terminal Tel No. (6352) 435-4713 Tabaco City Tel No. (6352) 487-5406
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Time 8:50 AM 2:50 PM 5:50 PM 7:50 PM

Rate P250.00 P200.00

Cubao

Daily 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

MBca ALETH-2; MBca ALETH-3; MBca ALETH-4

Claveria, Masbate
Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port
Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Cawayan, Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Daily

9:00 AM 10:30 AM 6:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 5:30 AM 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Daily

10:00 AM 11:30 AM 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:00 AM 6:30 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Daily

Daily

Day
Daily

Time
5:30 AM 9:00 AM 5:30 AM 7:30 AM 8:30 PM

Port
Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Day
Daily

Time
6:30 AM 10:00 AM 6:30 PM 8:30 AM 10:30 AM

Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Tues/Sat

Daily

Daily

Daily

Tues/Sat

12:00 NN

Cawayan, Claveria, Masbate

Daily

2:00 PM

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS From To Type of Accommodation /Class
3rd Class

MB BURIAS CHALLENGER-5 Pioduran, Albay


Rate Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port
Pioduran, Albay Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Claveria, Masbate San Ramon, Claveria, Masbate Pasig, Claveria, Masbate Mabiton, Claveria, Masbate

Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Cawayan, Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

P80.00

Day
Daily

Time
7:00 AM 9:00 AM 5:30 AM 10:30 AM 7:00 AM

Port
Claveria, Masbate Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Pioduran, Albay Pasig, Claveria, Masbate

Day
Daily

Time
8:30 AM 10:30 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM 8:00 AM

3rd Class

P80.00

3rd Class

P100.00

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Cawayan, Claveria, Masbate

3rd Class

P100.00

Daily

Daily

MB SAN ISIDRO-2; MB SAN ISIDRO-3; MB SAN ISIDRO-4 Claveria, Masbate


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port
Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Tues

Tues

Tues

8:30 AM

Mabiton, Claveria, Masbate San Isidro, Claveria, Masbate Masbate City

Tues

9:30 AM

Tues

Day
Daily

Time
5:30 AM 7:30 AM

Port
Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate

Day
Daily

Time
6:30 AM 8:30 AM

10:00 AM

Tues

10:30 AM

Daily

Daily

San Isidro, Claveria, Masbate

Tues

11:00 AM

Tues

3:00 PM

Masbate City

Wed

6:30 AM

San Ramon, Claveria, Masbate Malaking Ilog, San Pascual, Masbate San Francisco, Quezon, Claveria, Masbate Malaking Ilog, San Pascual, Masbate

Wed

11:30 AM

Tapayas, Claveria, Masbate Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Daily

6:30 AM

Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate Tapayas, Claveria, Masbate Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate

Daily

6:40 PM

Daily

San Ramon, Claveria, Masbate Malaking Ilog, San Pascual, Masbate

Wed

12:30 PM

Wed

1:30 PM

7:00 AM 11:30 AM 1:30 PM

Daily

8:30 AM 1:00 PM 1:40 PM

Daily

Daily

Wed

2:00 PM

Wed

5:00 PM

Tagulid, Claveria, Masbate Tapayas, Claveria, Masbate

Daily

Daily

Daily

San Francisco, Quezon, Claveria, Masbate Malaking Ilog, San Pascual, Masbate

Sat

7:00 AM

Sat

10:00 AM

2:00 PM

Daily

2:10 PM

Getting Around
Sat 10:30 AM San Ramon, Claveria, Masbate Sat 11:30 AM

MB BURIAS CHALLENGER-2 MB BURIAS CHALLENGER-3 San Jacinto, Masbate


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port
Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay

Day
Daily

Time
5:30 AM 12:30 PM 5:30 AM 8:00 AM 10:30 AM 3:00 PM

Port
Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate Pioduran, Albay Claveria, Masbate

Day
Daily

Time
7:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 AM 9:30 AM 12:00 NN 4:30 PM

Daily

Daily

Buses, taxis, vans and jeepneys generally are the main mode of transportation in going to tourist destinations. For short distance trip, pedicabs and tricycles are also available for hire.
TAXI FARE RATES FOR BICOL REGION
Per Decision under Case No. 2010-0295 dated December 23, 2010

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

FLAGDOWN Succeeding Waiting Time


Effectivity: January 24, 2011

P40.00 First 500 meters P3.50 per 300 meters P3.50 per 2 minutes
FARE REGULAR

Daily

Daily

DENO PUB & MINI-BUS MIN 1ST KMS RATE PER SUCCEEDING KM RATE PER KM

STUDENTS/DISABLED/SENIOR CITIZENS P6.80 P1.08 P1.28 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008)

Daily

Daily

P8.50 P1.35 P1.60 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008) P1.60 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008) P8.00 P1.40

PUB AC & MINI-BUS

MB SHERLYN-P Taguilid, Claveria, Masbate


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL

FCE/GTE

RATE PER KM

P1.28.00 (less P1.00 on usual fare as of July 14, 2008)

PUJ

MIN 1ST 4 KMS RATE PER SUCCEEDING KM

P6.40 P1.12

Port
Tagulid, Claveria, Masbate

Day
Daily

Time
6:00 AM

Port
Tapayas, Claveria, Masbate

Day
Daily

Time
6:10 AM
FC-MC

MIN 1ST 4 KMS RATE PER SUCCEEDING KM

P7.50 P1.40

P6.00 P1.12

PER ORDER DATED JANUARY 31, 2011

Accommodations
Non-Accredited Inns
L & E Hotel Mr. Joseph Luz, Manager San Jose St., Brgy., Dunao Ligao City Tel. No. (052) 837-7206 Mobile No. 0920-3529257 No. Of Rooms: 5 SAMBITAN TOURIST INN Ms. Donna Sambitan, Manager Diversion Rd., Ligao City Tel. No. (052) 837-7430 No. of Rooms: 18

Non-Accredited Pension House


LIGAO PENSION HOUSE Mr. Jun Manlangit, Manager Sta. Cruz, Ligao City No. of Rooms: 15

Non-Accredited Lodging House


LC CITY TRAVELODGE Ms. Ma. Ronita Pinpin, Manager Dunao, Ligao City No. of Rooms: 17

Non-Accredited Resorts
COCO FARM COOL Ms. Carmen Suruiz, Manager Brgy. Batang, Ligao City Tel. No. (052) 437-7517 Mobile No. 0928-9443570 / 0921-7414597 No. of Rooms: 6 TWIN PEAKS FARM RESORT Mr. Teoderico Residilla, Manager Batang, Ligao City Email: mench_residilla@yahoo.com No. of Rooms:5

Tourist Attractions
Man-made

KAWA-KAWA HILL In Ligao, one should head to Tuburan village and hike up the hill without a hilltop, the natural marvel known as kawa-kawa a local word meaning cauldron. Kawakawa is a hill with a crater shaped depression on its top. From an elevation of 236 meters, one can view the entire city proper below and all its surroundings. Sunrise and sunsets are spectacular. Almost every day one can experience the beautiful multitude of changing colors during sunset. Visitors who trekked the hill experience a feeling of cleansing, both in breathing the clean air and feeling a sense of serenity. For details: www.kawakawa.com.ph

Events
Festivals TINAGBUAN FESTIVAL From the term Tagbuan, which means converging

point, is exactly the essence of this festival as it enables Ligaoeos to cme back to Ligao for a blessed reunion with their families and friends. The festivity is at the same time celebrated in honor of St. Stephen Protomartyr. The festivals highlight is the street dance presentation.

Tel No. (052) 485-1373 Fax No. (052) 485-1385 Email: lguligao@yahoo.com.ph

Recreations Shopping and Native Products / OTOP

Gift Shops
LLOMAR FOOD ENTERPRISE Ms. Ma. Jeil Rillo Martinez, Proprietress 196 Purok 5, Paulog, Ligao City Email: llomarfoodsenterprises@yahoo.com

Tourism Services
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM REGION V Ms. Maria Ong-Ravanilla Regional Director Regional Center Site, Rawis 4500 Legaspi City Tel. No. (052) 481-5593 / 435-0085 Fax No.: (052) 482-0715 / 482-0712 RD Cellphone: 0917-5583460 Email: mariaravanilla@yahoo.com.ph / dot_bicol@yahoo.com Website: http://www.gayonbicol.com LIGAO TOURISM OFFICE Ms. Gina Balimbing Tourism Officer c/o Office of the Mayor Ligao City

TABACO CITY
The City of Love

the bay of what is now known as Cormidal. In 1811, a terrible typhoon called baguiong Oguis or white typhoon brought havoc to the town. This was followed in 1814 by a major eruption of the Mayon Volcano which showered the area with ashes and hot rocks. The Americans arrived at Tabaco on February 9, 1900 under the command of Col. Walter Howe. Superior armaments and well-trained soldiers quickened the Americans conquest against the Tabaquenios relentless courage and patriotism. This same courage and patriotism was again witnessed during the Second World War. With the restoration of peace after World War II, the residents of Tabaco started to rebuild the town; taking advantage of the American occupation making the Tabaco a thriving town by the time the country was given independence. Hon. Krisel Lagman-Luistro introduced House Bill No. 7851, converting the municipality of Tabaco into a component city of the Province of Albay. Senate Bill No. 2244 was sponsored by Sen. Sergio Osmea III and Sen. Franklin Drilon as its counterpart in the Senate. The Republic Act No. 9020, An Act Converting the Municipality of Tabaco into a Component City of the Province of Albay was signed into Law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last February 5, 2001. The municipality was finally converted into a city after the Plebiscite conducted last March 4, 2001.

Brief History
The founding of Tabaco dates back in the year 1587 when it was only a visita of then bigger town of Cagsawa, spiritually administered by the Franciscan friars. A popular legend tells however that Tabaco means, "Tabak ko", meaning "my bolo". The recorded history of the town began in 1587 with the missionary work of the Franciscan fathers. In 1616, Rev. Fr. Pedro de Alcareso became the first permanent minister and built a church which was dedicated to the glorious Precusor of our SaviourSt. John the Baptist, whose feast is on June 24. Up to the present, St. John the Baptist has remained the town's patron saint. The first inhabitants who settled along the seashore engaged in fishing and crude farming. Due to the continuous attacks of Moro raiders, the natives migrated to San Vicente and San Carlos and started the foundation of the first poblacion in 1703, while the fishermen transferred to the shores of

Profile
Geography

The City of Tabaco is located on the eastern coast of Albay province with an area of 117.14 sq. km. Its territory occupies a large part of the mainland, which extends from the Lagunoy Gulf to San Miguel Island; an island located a few kilometers to the east. Tabaco Bay bound the Tabaco municipality to the east, the municipality of Malinao to the North, the municipality of Malilipot to the south and the City of Ligao to the Southwest. The boundaries of the city are characterized by the intersection of two national roads with one traversing the east coast from the southern City of Legazpi and the other originating from the City of Tabaco going west across the City of Ligao, which, in turn, connects with Manila south road. Political Subdivision Tabaco City is politically subdivided into forty-seven (47) barangays, to wit:
Agnas (San Miguel Island)
Bacolod Bangkilingan Bantayan Baranghawon Basagan Basud (Pob.) Bogabong Bombon (Pob.) Bonot San Isidro Buang Buhian Cabagan Cobo

Comon

Miguel Island) Sagurong (San Miguel Island)

Population Based on the August 2007 census, the province has a total population of 123, 513. Language/Dialect Majority of the population speak Bicol dialect. Other languages/dialects spoken are Tagalog, Kapampangan, Waray, Spanish, English and Chinese. Topography The terrain of Tabaco is generally flat. The difference in elevation from the highest point to the lowest point is 5 meters only. Maximum elevation is 13 meters above sea level. The central part of the mainland which is located slightly to the west of the poblacion is generally flat along the national highway going to Ligao City. To the northwesternmost portion from the central mainland, the elevation of the terrain reaches 400 meters above sea level. From the south of the national road to the extreme portion west of the mainland, the elevation continuously rises up to the crater of the Mayon Volcano at an elevation of 2,462 meters. The San Miguel Island is almost entirely surrounded by groups of small hills. The land level, however, is plain and elevated at about 35 meters above sea level. Climate The City of Tabaco belongs to the second type of climate. It is characterized by no distinct dry season

BARANGAYS Cormidal
Divino Rostro (Pob.) Fatima Guinobat Hacienda MagapoMriroc Matagbac Oras Oson Panal Pawa Pinagbobong Quinale Cabasan (Pob.) Quinastillojan Rawis (San

Salvacion
San Antonio San Carlos San Juan (Pob.) San Lorenzo San Ramon San Roque San Vicente Santo Cristo (Pob.) Sua-Igot Tabiguian Tagas Tayhi (Pob.) Visita (San Miguel Island)

but with a very pronounced maximum rainfall from November to January. The area has pronounces warmness and humidity throughout the year with a mean temperature of 26 Celsius and a humidity range up to 80%. February is the coldest month with a low of 21 Celsius. The warmest temperature is experienced during the month of May with a mean temperature of 27 Celsius. Economy

movement facility to the islands of San Miguel, Cagraray, Batan, and RapuRapu as well as the province of Catanduanes and the coastal town of Camarines Sur. Buses as a mode of transportation to and fro Manila is also available. Air transportation is via the Legapi Airport. How to Get There By Air

The city used to be the province's economic capital. Its economy is still heavily dependent on agriculture. Major crops include rice, corn, rootcrops, vegetables, coconuts and abac. Poultry and swine raising as well as fishing are other major industries such as cuttlery is very much alive. Tabaco City has the sole international seaport in the region contributing to the city's vibrant economy it is today. Communications Local and international calls can be made from public and pre-paid card phones or through operators of telephone companies. Transportation and Connectivity The port of Tabaco City is one of the ports of entry open to overseas shipping in the province of Albay. It serves mainly as a passenger and cargo

CEBU PACIFIC AIRWAYS Airline Operations Center Building Manila Domestic Airport, Pasay City 1301 Tel Nos: (632) 702-0888 (Hotline) / 802-7000 Flight Operation: (632) 851-9185 T3 Sales Office Level 3, Departure Hall NAIA Terminal 3, Andrews Ave., Pasay City Robinsons Galleria West Lane, Level 1, Ortigas Ave., Pasay City Robinsons Place Manila Beside Adriatico entrance (In front of Malate-Adriatico Grand Residences)

Express Ticket Office Terminal 1 Manila Domestic Airport, Pasay City Summit World Manila Level 5, SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City Supersonic Services Makati G/F, Collonade Residence, C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Golden Ace Resources Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No: (6352) 480-9667 The Hubs A.T.O Polangui Bichara Commercial Complex, Basud, Polangui, Albay Tel Nos: (6352) 435-1122 / 212-6589 Manila Line: (632) 697-3693 Mobile: (63919) 578-1199 Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252 Golden Ace Resources Airport Site, Legazpi City Tel No. (6352) 480-9667 Golden Ace Resources Corporation Casablanca Hotel Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel No. (6352) 481-2328
FROM
Manila

Legazpi

Manila

0725 1150 1340

0815 1245 1435

Cebu Airport Ticket Office Mactan International Airport Lapu-Lapu City 6016 Business Hours: 1:00 AM 9:00 PM, Sun/Mon/Thu/Fri Business Hours: 5:00 AM 9:00 PM, Tue/Wed/Sat Tel. No. (6332) 230-8888 Robinsons Place Cebu F. Ramos St., Cebu City Business Hours: 9:00 AM 8:00 PM, Daily Skyliner Services Ayala Center South Parking Area, Cebu City Tel No. (06334) 231-6808
FROM
Cebu Legazpi

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.
TU/TH/SA

ETA
1310 1435

ETD
1415 1540

Cebu

ZEST AIRWAYS Ticket, Sales & Cargo Center Domestic Road cor Andrews Avenue, Pasay City Tel No: (632) 853-1957 Fax No: (632) 853-1958 Makati Ticket Office Philippine Business Bank Bldg., Yakal St., Makati City Tel No: (632) 888-2002 Fax No: (632) 888-2003 Mall of Asia Ticket Office 2nd Flr South Wing SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City Tel No: (632) 556-9590 Fax No: (632) 556-9591 Express Ticketing Office

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.

ETA
0600 1025 1215

ETD
0655 1120 1310

Daily

Domestic Airport, Commissioners Area, Pasay City Direct Line: (632) 852-4313 Fax No: (632) 514-4311 Cashiers Direct Line: (632) 854-5134 Cubao Ticketing Office Unit 38, Shopwise Bldg., Timesquare Ave., Cubao, Quezon City Tel No: (632) 913-4429 Fax No: (632) 913-4416 Flight Operation: (632) 859-0993 Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252 FROM
Manila Legazpi

Level 3, Departure Area, Andrews Avenue, Pasay City Tel Nos: (632) 551-7991 / 551-3046 Fax No: (632) 851-5253 Makati Ticket Office G/F Charter House 114, Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Tel No: (632) 892-1459 Fax No: (632) 892-2071 Email: tktg.mkt@aiphilippines.com.ph Manila Ticket Office Padre Faura Center, Padre Faura St. cor M.H. del Pilar St., Ermita, Manila Tel Nos: (632) 524-0540-41 Fax No: (632) 524-0543 Email: tktg.mla@airphilippines.com.ph Flight Operation: (632) 852-8570 Legazpi City Ticket Office Cuakimta Commercial Corp., Cabilles St., Tabaco, Albay Tel No: (6352) 480-6855 Fax No. (6352) 480-6055 Email: airlegazpi@yahoo.com

T.

TO
Legazpi Manila

FREQ.
Daily MO/FR/SA Daily MO/FR/SA

ETA
1140 0830 1315 1005

ETD
1235 0925 1410 1100

Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252
FROM
Manila Legazpi

AIR PHILIPPINES Cubao Ticket Office Unit 2-A Opulent Bldg., Gen. Roxas St. Cor EDSA Tel No: (632) 913-6117 Email: tktg.cubao@airphilippines.com.ph Domestic-Main Domestic Ticket Office Domestic Airport, Airport Road, Pasay City Tel Nos: (632) 851-7181 / 551-2180 Fax No: (632) 551-7881 Email: tktg.msd@airphilippines.com.ph NAIA Terminal 3 Ticket Counter

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.
Daily

ETA
0840 1010

ETD
0940 1110

Manila

PHILIPPINES AIRLINES Manila Ticketing Office 540 P. Faura St., cor. Adriatico St., PAL Bldg., Ermita, Manila

Tel. No. (632) 5214512 Makati Ticketing Office Greenbelt Center, Legaspi St., Makati Tel. No. (632) 855-8888 (24-hr. res.) 855-9999 (Flt. Info) Gateway 21 Holidays Legazpi City Airport Airport Site, Mayon Airport Canteen, Legazpi City Tel Nos: (6352) 480-5055 / 820-2121 / 481-9147 Gateway 21 Holidays Metroglass Office Pearanda St., Legazpi City Tel Nos: (052) 480-5005 / 820-5252
FROM
Manila Legazpi

PHILTRANCO SERVICE ENTERPRISES, INC. EDSA, Apelo Cruz St., Pasay City Tel. No. 851-3035 / 851-8077 to 78 Fax No. 851-0967 Along EDSA near Farmers Market Tel. No. 722-7567 851-5420 (Dispatcher)
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Pasay to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

12 hrs

TO
Legazpi

FREQ.
Daily

ETA
0630 O800

ETD
0730 0900

Manila

*Rates and schedules are subject to change without prior notice

By Land

GOLD LINES (OFFICE) 11 Don Ramon St. Talayan Vill. Q.C. Tel. No. 712-2929 Mr. William Ching Pasay Terminal Tel. No. 851-9737 Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 912-4559 / 467-2990 Contact Person: Mr. William Ching Tel. No. 517-2082
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Major bus companies offering airconditioned units ply the Manila to Bicol-Visayas-Mindanao route, passing through picturesque scenery via the Pan-Philippine Highway. Terminals are located at Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City; Pedro Gil St., Manila; and EDSA, Pasay City.

Cubao to Legazpi Cubao to Tabaco

P830.00 AC Daily 6:00 PM P870.00 AC 12 hrs

CUL TRANSPORT Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1512

ROUTE

APPROXIMATE FARE

FREQUENCY

TRAVEL TIME

Pasay to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

PEAFRANCIA TOURS & TRAVEL Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1528 / 736-4101 to 02 Alabang, Muntinlupa City Tel. No. 480-2903 Legarda, Sampaloc, Manila (Garage Only) Tel. No. 736-4101 to 03 Fax No. 736-4103
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

12 hrs

AMIHAN BUS LINE, INC. Columbian Parts Depot Bldg., 2316 Aurora Blvd., Pasay City 1300 Tel. No. 854-3735
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao to Legazpi

P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC

Daily 8:00 AM 12 hrs 9:00 PM

Cubao to Legazpi /Tabaco

P900.00 AC P800.00 AC P1,100.00 AC w/CR P1,000.00 AC w/CR P1,100.00 AC w/CR

Daily 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:45 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM

12 hrs

RAYMOND TRANSIT New York, EDSA, QC Tel. No. 492-6964


ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

CAGSAWA TRAVEL & TOURS Ali Mall, Cubao, QC Tel. No. 913-1514 Padre Faura cor M. H. del Pilar, Ermita Manila Tel. No. 439-3787 or 525-9756
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao To Legazpi /Tabaco

P800.00 AC

Daily 9:30 AM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 8:30 PM 11:30 PM

12 hrs

RSL Shopwise (formerly Rustans Supermarket), Cubao, QC Tel. No. (632) 913-7127 Padre Faura cor M.H. Del Pilar, Ermita, Manila Tel. No. (632) 525-7077 Legazpi City Terminal Tel No. (6352) 435-4713 Tabaco City Tel No. (6352) 487-5406
ROUTE APPROXIMATE FARE FREQUENCY TRAVEL TIME

Cubao to Legazpi /Tabaco

P800.00 BC P850.00 RC P920.00 EC

Daily 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 12 hrs

Manila to Legazpi

P850.00 RC P920.00 EC

Capilihan, Virac, Catanduanes


Cubao To Legazpi /Tabaco P800.00 AC Daily 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

12 hrs

Purok 5, San Joaquin Road Rawis, Legazpi City


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day
Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily 4:30 AM 5:30 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 NOON 3:00 PM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:30 AM 3:30 PM 8:00 AM San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Tabaco City Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily

Time
7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 AM 5:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 AM

By Sea

Tabaco City Tabaco City San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes

Several shipping lines have regular trips to and from Catanduanes through the Tabaco Port. Likewise, motorized boats are available for transport. PEAFRANCIA SHIPPING CORPORATION 467 Juan Luna St., Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz Binondo, Manila Pili, Camarines Sur Tel No. (054) 361-2938 Safety Management Office Allen, Northern Samar Mobile No: 09177221151
Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day
Tabaco City Virac, Catanduanes Daily Daily 6:30 AM 11:00 AM Virac, Catanduanes Tabaco City Daily Daily

Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS Type of Accommodation From To /Class
Tabaco City San Andres, Catanduanes San Andres, Catanduanes Tabaco City Mabuhay (Aircon) Ordinary (Non-Aircon)

Rate
P300.00 P230.00

MBca MARJORIE San Roque, Tabaco City


Sailing Frequencies/Schedule of Trips DEPARTURE ARRIVAL Port Day Time Port Day Tabaco Daily 1:00 Tanglad, Daily City PM RapuRapu, Albay Nagcalsot, RapuRapu, Albay Sitio Calpi, Calanaga, RapuRapu, Albay Calanaga, RapuRapu, Albay Schedule of Rates (Per Link)

Time 2:30 PM

2:50 PM

Time
10:30 AM 5:00 PM

3:35 PM

Schedule of Rates (Per Link) Passage Rates LINKS Type of Accommodation From To /Class
Tabaco City Virac, Catanduanes Virac, Catanduanes Tabaco City Mabuhay (Aircon) Ordinary (Non-Aircon)

Rate
P310.00 P247.00

4:00 PM

REGINA SHIPPING LINES, INC.

Passage Rates LINKS From To Tabaco City Tanglad, RapuRapu, Albay Nagcalsot, RapuRapu, Albay Sitio Calpi, Calanaga, RapuRapu, Albay Calanaga, RapuRapu, Albay

No. of Rooms: 10

No. of Rooms: 11

Type of Accommodation /Class 3rd Class

Rate P70.00

TAGO INN Mr. Noel L. Que, Manager Salvacion, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 830-1175 No. of Rooms: 14

3rd Class

P70.00

Non-Accredited Pension House


3rd Class P70.00
GUILLERMOS PENSION HOUSE Mr. Joaquin C. Guillermo Karangahan Blvd., Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 830-2364 No. of Rooms: 6 TWINS PENSION HOUSE Luna St., Tabaco, Albay Tel. No. (052) 837-0049

3rd Class

P70.00

Non-Accredited Dormitories / Boarding Houses / Homestays


CAROLYN A Resort Mr. Celso Aytona, Manager Zone 6, San Roque, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 830-0169 No. of Rooms: 10 MARVISTA COURT & RECREATION Mr. Domingo C. Brito, Manager Poblete St., P-4, San Lorenzo, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 8301759 Mobile. 09207834016 No. of Rooms: 7

Accommodations
Accredited Resorts
DHIO ENDHEKA SPRING RESORT Mr. Fresnido A. Gonzales, Manager Crossing Mayon, Buang, Tabaco City Mobile: 09178535514 Email: amy_gonzales@yahoo.com Classification: A No. of Rooms: 13

Travel Trade
Tour Operators/Travel Agencies
Perfect Cone Travels & Consultancy Mr. Antonio de Jesus Lugo, GM 43 Arellano St., Tabaco, Albay Tel No. (052) 4874002 Email: perfectcone_travels@yahoo.com Website: www.perfectcone@redp

Non-Accredited Hotels
CASA EUGENIA HOTEL & RESTAURANT Mr. Norberto San Pablo, Manager Tagas, Tabaco, Albay Tel Nos: (052) 820-0425 / 2577426 Fax No. (052) 830-1948 Classification: Economy No. of Rooms: 16

Non-Accredited Inns
DIVINE TOURIST INN Mr. Rolan Benig, Manager A Luna St. Divino Rostro, Tabaco, Albay Tel. No. (052) 830-1180/ 8300330 No. of Rooms: 5 MAEVINS INN Ms. Claudine Lao, Manager Gen. Luna St., Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 487-5562 GARDENIA HOTEL Mr. Herbert Abraham, Manager Riosa St., Tabaco city Tel. No. (052) 487-8019 No. of Rooms: 29

Tourist Attractions
Historical

SILVER CREST INN Mr. Jose Walfrido Pinpin San Lorenzo, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 830-2715

BAHAY NA BATO A Spanish-era structure which used to be Smith Bell and Company, an import-export firm dealing in abaca whose origins dated from 1868. Later this architectural wonder was bought by a gifted lyricpoet, Angela Manalang-Gloria, born in Pampanga and chose to live in her last day in this house. Cultural

Photo courtesy of Cham Zuiga

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA CHURCH Tabaco City Declared as National Cultural treasure, the church has a rare floor plan and borne with strong stonewalls. These and more architectural heritage treasures await the art enthusiasts. Natural

MAYON VOLCANO The stratovolcano known for its almost perfect symmetrical triangle shape. It stands majestically at 8,077.427 feet in height above sea level. From the broad base, it is about 10 kms. in radius. The crater is 2,462 meters above sea level. Base circumference is 62.8 km (40 ml) and with a diameter of 0.5 kms. The upper slopes of the Mayon are steep, reaching up to 40 degrees in angle. One of the most active volcanoes in the country. Recorded 64 eruptions since its first documented activity in 1616. Eruption in February 01, 1814 killing 1,200 people and destroying the Cagsawa church was one of the deadliest recorded eruptions in the world. It is commonly referred to as one of the natural wonders of the world. It has a notched rim where a pool of boiling lava can be found. Sulfuric steams and gases continually emit from the crater. Its name was derived from the word magayon, meaning beautiful. Its name has been regarded as the symbol not only of Albay but also of the Philippines. Since its first recorded eruption of 1616, Mount Mayon has about 40 recorded eruptions and the worst was on February 1, 1814 which buried the settlements of Cagsawa and Budiao in the town of Daraga. The eruption was on February

2, 1993 killed at least seventy-three people. Man-made

Photo courtesy of Cham Zuiga

MAYON SKYLINE PARK (Formerly Mayon Resthouse) It nestles on the northeastern slopes of Mt. Mayon at an altitude of 2,700 feet above sea level. A summer resort with a 28 degrees temperature almost the same with Baguio City. It is popularly known as heaven on earth because of the hanging clouds and pleasant climate cool and invigorating. From this height, visitors see the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the different towns, lakes, villages, fields and other mountains. Accessible through Tabaco or Ligao, any type of motor vehicles can be used to reach it. It can accommodate overnight tourists with its well-furnished rooms and complete with facilities such as restaurant, convention hall, picnic sheds and playing grounds.

MAYON PLANETARIUM & SCIENCE PARK Offers a view of the volcano and the lands around it. Huts are provided for picnics and sightseeing. Highly recommended by the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) now known as TIEZA and the DOST, the planetarium is often filled with students on field trip. The park grounds are huge with many amenities, campsite and wall climbing. For information, call the Tabaco Tourism at (052) 487-5238. Religious

Socio-Economic
Tabaco City is the ideal place for living (settlement and recreation) and making a living (business and production).

Events
Festivals

RCB CRAFTS & DESIGNS Ms. Rochelle C. Briones, Proprietress Purok 1, San Lorenzo, Tabaco City Tel No. (052) 435-2816 Email: rcbriones@yahoo.com.ph

Tourism Services
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM REGION V Ms. Maria Ong-Ravanilla Regional Director Regional Center Site, Rawis 4500 Legaspi City Tel. No. (052) 481-5593 / 435-0085 Fax No.: (052) 482-0715 / 482-0712 RD Cellphone: 0917-5583460 Email: mariaravanilla@yahoo.com.ph / dot_bicol@yahoo.com Website: http://www.gayonbicol.com TABACO TOURISM OFFICE Mr. Eric Valeriano Tourism Officer c/o Office of the Mayor City Hall, Tabaco City Tel. No. (052) 487-5238. Fax No. (052) 487-5239 Email: lizzytordz_11@yahoo.com

TABAK FESTIVAL A street presentation showcasing the legend of Tabaco City in conjunction with the Feast of St. John the Baptist, its patron saint. According to legend, when the Spanish conquistadores landed, they were met by a native, an irately jealous father who taught that they were taking away his beautiful daughter. At the top of his voice he shouted to his family, Tabac Co! (My bolo!). Hence, the Spaniards christened the place Tabaco before they left.

Recreations Shopping and Native Products / OTOP

Gift Shops
BORBOS CUTLERY Ms. Marilyn M. Borbo, Proprietress COBO BUSS, Tabaco, Albay Mobile: 0919-4987821 NESSCRAFT PHILIPPINE INDUSTRIES Ms. Maria Nerissa Araojo, Proprietress Tagas, Tabaco, City Tel Nos. (052) 487-5244 / 435-6085 Email: naraojo@yahoo.com