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CITY OF LEGAZPI (ALBAY)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Located in the geographical center of the peninsula and between the two island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate, Legazpi.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Legaspi Airport
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
       
HOTELS AND RESORTS:   Hotel St. Ellis, Legazpi Tourist Inn, Alicia Hotel, Casablanca Hotel,Pepperland Hotel, Misibis Bay Hotel Venezia
 

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Mayon Volcano; Mayon Volcano National Park; Albay Park and Wildlife; Liberty Bell; Japanese Tunnel

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:   Ibalong Festival,Fiesta Tsinoy, Rokyaw Festival, Bicol Arts Festival, Filipino Heritage Festival

ETHNIC GROUPS:   

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:   Bicolano

RELIGION:   Roman Catholis  

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

     Cheryl Diaz-Meyer - 2004 Pulitzer-Prize Winner, Free-lance Photograph Irene Cortes - former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines /First Female Dean of the UP College of Law

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:

     Digitel/Sun Cellular, Globe Telecom, Smart/PLDT TV and radio stations: Manila Broadcasting Company's 99.5 LOVE RADIO, GMA (TV 12 and Campus Radio), ABC through its affiliate station TV 6 (ABC/PBN), ABS-CBN TV 4 and M.O.R. FM broadcast,SBN ETC TV 21, GMA TV 12 (15 kW). IBC TV-7 Is Temporary Legazpi City Station, DCTV (Digital Cable Television) and ESTV

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
   Malls:
   Popular establishments: 
Jollibee, McDonald's, Max's, Shakey's, Chowking restaurants, and Greenwich
   Entertainment venues:  
Albay Astrodome and Ibalong Centrum

BANKS:
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Banking Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Postal Savings Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,  Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:  Ago Medical & Educational Center-Bicol Christian College of Medicine, AMA Computer University, Aquinas University, Bicol University, Divine Word College of Legazpi,  St. Agnes Academy - Sister School of Manila's St. Scholastica's College

    Filipino-Chinese Schools - Legazpi Hope Christian School, Legazpi Chung-Hwa School and Saint Jude Catholic School.

HOSPITALS:

     Ago Medical Center
     Ibalong Medical Plaza
     Aquinas University Hospital
     Albay Doctors Hospital
     Tanchuling Hospital

MONTLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
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    Nearest PRA satellite office:
    Number of PRA retirees:     42

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
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    Government agencies/branch offices:  
DepEd (Department of Education); DOT (Department of Tourism); RTC (Regional Trial Court), DAR (Department of Agrarian Reform), DOST (Department of Science and Technology);LTO (Land Transportation Office), COA (Commission on Audit); DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highway); TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority);  DBM (Department of Budget and Management)   
   
LINKS:   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legazpi,_Albay

 

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