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Experience Albay anew this April 2010 as the province celebrates its annual Magayon Festival: an explosion of colors, culture and crafts! This year’s Magayon Festival promises to be even more exciting than ever.
The Mayon Photography Club Inc., in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Albay is inviting you to the photography workshop and seminar entitled ” Spicy Albay 2 Photography Convention” on April 22-24, 2010 at People’s Hall, Albay Provincial Capitol, Old Albay District, Legazpi City. enowned Bicolano photographers will be sharing their knowledge and expertise as well as the latest techniques, technologies and trends in the field of photography. The convention is open to enthusiasts and professional photographers.
The 2009 Magayon Art Exhibit showcases the talents of Albayanos in the Visual Arts. This exhibit is located at the atrium of the Albay Provincial Capitol. Several outstanding works of art are on display for the whole month of April.
The War of Our Fathers Exhibit is a meaningful tribute dedicated to World War II veterans. Located at the Albay Capitol Lobby, the exhibit features a rich collection of images, documents, artifacts and memorabilia from the horrific period in our country’s history.
Sorsogon’s Butanding exhibit, which won the grand prix for best booth at the 2008 19th Philippine TravelMart is one of the major displays at the Magayon Festival of Albay. In a letter to Governor Sally A. Lee, Governor Joey Salceda of Albay invited the province of Sorsogon to take part in the festival “by way of showcasing the very impressive exhibit of Sorsogon which won during the Philippine TravelMart presented at the Gayon Bikol Fiesta.” It will be displayed at the Albay Provincial Lobby.
The Bicol Region, particularly the Province of Albay, is rich in spectacular vistas and wondrous panoramas that are a delight for every photographer. From the postcard-perfect beauty of Mayon to the yet to be discovered destinations within the province, Albay offers an abundance of lovely photographic subjects. This April 17-20, 2009, amateur and professional photographers will get the chance to hone their photography skills while capturing some of Albay’s best views in the Bicol Destination Photography Workshop with Wig Tysmans – one of the country’s most sought-after corporate, fashion and advertising photographers.
Get ready for an action-packed weekend on April 18-19, 2009 with the Albay Seige II: Invitational Airsoft Competition. The 2nd Airsoft Speedball Competition is one of the most anticipated events, not only for airsoft enthusiasts, but also for everyone who loves to watch a good combat game. The battle erupts at the Bicol University Football Field. For the uninitiated, airsoft is a game in which participants eliminate opponents by hitting each other with spherical non-metallic pellets fired from a compressed-air gun (or airsoft gun) powered by gas, manual spring-load, or electrically powered gearbox.
The month-long, province-wide Magayon Festival 2009 officially begins today! This is the perfect time to explore Albay’s well-known destinations and discover its hidden treasures. There is indeed so much more in Albay than its famed Mayon.
The Magayon Fest Amazing Race is an adventure race highlighting many of our community’s unique features and heritage. Teams of two individuals will race around the Province of Albay in competition with other teams. Teams strive to complete challenges in three different categories to win major cash prizes. Challenge categories include: Arts & Culture and Hands-on, Fun and Festivals, and Adventure & Sports.
The province of Albay has a wealth of wonders that’s just waiting to be discovered and experienced by the intrepid adventurer. The group of outlying islands composed of Cagraray, Rapu-rapu, Batan and San Miguel (collectively known as CRABS) that straddles the Albay and Lagonoy Gulfs offer some of the province’s best beaches, coral reefs, secluded coves, centuries-old shipwrecks, mangrove swamps and even an underground river.