Local Government Profile
Albay Province - Philippines
Joey Sarte Salceda, Governor of Albay Province
Because of the institutional credibility, when we approach donors, we are pretty successful at accessing the help of bilateral and international agencies.
Size : 2,552.6 km². sq km
Population : 2000 - 1'000'000
Part Of : Philippines
Hazards : Volcano, Tsunami, Land Slide, Flood, Earthquake, Avalanche

Institutionalised and innovative disaster risk management

1. Mayon Volcano Eruption affecting 5 municipalities and three cities with about 120,000 threatened population due to pyroclastic flow, mudflow and lava flow.
2. Typhoon causing floods, landslides, mudflow, storm surge and with strong winds affecting about 1.2M population and can destroy 190,000 houses
3. Earthquake that may cause tsunami threatening about 300,000 population.
4. Major landslides caused by other weather hazards that may affect 116 barangays or about 40,173 household population.
5. Fire due to thousands of houses owned by informal settlers
With institutionalized Albay Public Safety & Emergency Management Office (APSEMO), regular annual bufget appropriation, permanent personnel, institutionalized research and education in partnership with academe, with safe school and safe hospital programs in partnership with Dept of Education, Dept of Health supported by AECID-Spain, with risk maps developed by PHIVOLCS, Mines and Geo- Sciences Bureau as well as by the Local Government Units , Population data by type of hazard existing on file used as input in planning and currently conducting integration of DRR to Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Education and training s are done by the local technical staff of APSEMO, Structural projects as part of the regular program.