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Already recognized and multi-awarded as a global model for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, the province Albay launched another pioneering policy in line with its provincial governance goal of environmental protection and climate change adaptation — the Green Christmas Initiative.
Ms. Angelica Romero of Naga City was chosen as the Mutya ng Ibalong 2010 at the grand beauty pageant held at the newly renovated Ibalong Centrum for Recreation in Bitano, Legazpi City last October 29, 2010. Inah Guerrero of Daraga, Albay and Barbie Resoles of Naga City were adjudged 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
By Joanna P. Los Baños, Inquirer Southern Luzon
A 1-2-3 sweep in the men’s division highlighted the Kenyans’ domination of the 21-kilometer Mayon Trail Run International held here Sunday as part of the city’s month-long Ibalong Festival. Philip Ronoh clocked 1 hour and 37 seconds to notch his first international win after a tightly fought race that saw the top four runners finishing within seconds of each othe
The City Government of Legazpi in cooperation with High 5 Cycling and Uragon Mountainbikers of Albay presents the first ever Legazpi All Mountain Challenge tomorrow October 23, 2010 on the lower slopes of Mayon. Get ready for a really challenging mountain biking experience over some of the roughest terrains including a rocky riverbed and Mayon Volcano’s lava channels. The biking course is 10 kilometers with numerous downhills and uphills, two loops and 98% off road. This all mountain biking race is open for all. On site registration is P200.
Mayon Trail Run, the most grueling 21K adventure run in the Philippines, returns for the third straight year this October 24, 2010 in Legazpi City. No other running event in the country crosses three mountains, goes through a WW2-era tunnel, crosses a river, climbs up 70-degree slopes, and five-storey high lava walls.
The 2010 Ibalong Festival promises to be more exciting, more colorful and more festive than ever before. A number of events are lined up for the whole month-long duration of the festival. Highlights include the vibrant street presentation depicting scenes from the Ibalong epic, food and agri-festivals, the Mutya ng Ibalong pageant and many more. Read on to view the calendar of activities for this year’s festival.
The annual celebration of Bicol’s folk epic-fragment, the Ibalong, returns this October 2010 — bigger, more colorful and more festive than ever. The Ibalong Festival 2010 is a month-long celebration that also coincides with the feast of St. Raphael the Archangel and the fiesta of the Legazpi Port District.
The City of Legazpi joins the entire nation in the annual celebration of the Development Policy Research Month. The month of September of every year is declared as Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) to provide a means of promoting and drawing nationwide awareness on the importance of policy research in national development. The DPRM Month was established as per Malacañang Proclamation No. 247 dated September 02, 2002. The theme for this year’s DPRM Month is “Pananaliksik at Talakayan tungo sa Pag-ahon mula sa Kahirapan”.
A National Skimboarding Competition is set to take place in the jet-black volcanic sand beaches of Arimbay, Legazpi City on April 26 to 28, 2010. Skimboarding is a boardsport wherein a skimboard (a smaller, sleeker version of a surfboard) is used to ride on an incoming wave.
From April 4-30, 2010, Albay celebrates its annual Magayon Festival. The entire month of April is jam-packed with colorful and exciting events. Check out this year’s Magayon Festival activities. Come and visit Albay! Always Albay, Always Magayon!