The outstanding and unwavering efforts of the Provincial Government of Albay through the Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office in implementing holistic and comprehensive cooperative programs and services for the sustained growth and development of cooperatives in the province have been recognized by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).
On October 10, 2012, during the 11th National Cooperative Summit, at the Atrium, Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City, CDA had given PCEDO the Gawad Parangal for being the Most Outstanding LGU Cooperative Development Office in the Bicol Region. The CDA Naga Extension Office had also awarded PCEDO with a Plaque of Recognition on October 2, 2013 during the 2013 Bicol Coop Congress at the Villa Caceres Hotel in Naga City

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 5 (DAROF-V) together with the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the vibrant leadership of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara through the Provincial Project Management and Implementation Unit (PPMIU), Provincial Planning and Development Office, (PPDO), Albay Veterinary Office (AVO), Albay Provincial Agriculture Office (APAO) had administered a Blended Stakeholder’s Consultation for Native Chicken Commodity yesterday, July 21, 2021.

The said activity aims to translate the approved Value Chain Analysis and Provincial Commodity Investment Plan of Native Chicken Commodity into tangible interventions.


In support to the vaccination program and to provide equitable access to safe and effective vaccines to protect the Albayanos, the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the dynamic and innovative governance of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara together with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) OIC, Dr. Eva Grageda and staff, Provincial Health Office (PHO), JBDAPH, DLPZMDH and C/RHU personnel had rolled out its vaccination program yesterday, July 21, 2021 to the municipalities of Tabaco City, Daraga and Ligao City.

The senior citizens, being one of the most vulnerable sectors of the province, have been prioritized for this activity. They had received their 1st dose vaccine against COVID- 19.

Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara has a strong commitment in achieving respectable results in controlling the increasing number of individuals involved in prohibited drug use in the province; thus, he exerts great effort in the implementation of Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation Number 3 Series of 2017 or the Strengthening of the Implementation of Barangay Drug Clearing Program that leads to the clearing of drug-affected barangays in Albay.

For this remarkable act, the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Operation had awarded him with a Certificate of Commendation on March 23, 2018 at Ninongs Hotel in Legazpi City to show their massive appreciation for his work and innumerable programs in the fight against illegal drugs.

The Provincial Government of Albay headed by Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara had sponsored the training on Practical Rabbit -Raising that was hosted and facilitated by the Albay Veterinary Office (AVO) headed by Dr. Pancho R. Mella in partnership with the Albay Rabbit Raisers Association (ARRA) at the AFB Ville Negosyo Auditorium last Friday, July 16, 2021.


During the National Convention of the Philippine Association of Social Workers Inc. with the theme: “Social Work in the 2020 and beyond”. Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara was awarded for his outstanding governance and exemplary leadership in the field of Social Welfare and Development last, November 19, 2019 at the Legazpi City Convention Center, Legazpi City

The said award was given by PASWI as an honor for the delivery of comprehensive and inclusive programs and services that contributed to the improvement of lives of marginalized sectors and the socio-economic growth and development of the province in general.


In celebration of National Children’s Book Month and in support to the Department of Education Brigada Pagbasa with the theme “Bawat Batang Albayano Bihisang Bumasa” the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the administration of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara through the Albay Provincial Library and Information Center (APLIC) had launched BOOK PANTRY last, July 9, 2021. The said project aims to promote the importance of reading and encourage young individuals to discover new things by means of engaging themselves and spending their time in reading books.

APLIC will be giving away used books to interested school and public libraries and will also accept book donations from private individuals/organizations.

It is a priority of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara to ensure the safety and welfare of the citizen in the province thus he unceasingly supports the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) in planning and conducting special operations as a rapid-deployment force in the country.

PNP-SAF recognizes this vital contribution in the attainment of their mission and vision; thus, they have presented a Plaque of Merit to the governor last May 16, 2021 at Headquarters SAF, Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City during the 38th SAF Founding Anniversary Celebration.

The Provincial Government of Albay under the dynamic and innovative leadership of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara received a Certificate of Recognition from the Department of Interior and Local Government last, November 2016 that was held at Quezon City. The said award symbolizes the province’s commitment towards good local governance and for passing one out of six Local Governance Assessment Areas for the Year 2016: Disaster Preparedness.

The Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the vibrant leadership of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara convened in a meeting together with the Albay Private School Owner’s and Teachers Association (APSOTA) and Legazpi Association of Private Schools and Administrators (LAPSA) last, July 13, 2021.

The agenda of the said meeting is in line with the Presentation of proposed limited face to face classes of private schools in Albay; Government subsidy to senior high-school students enrolled at Private schools; Challenge of Private schools during pandemic; and Private schools’ scouting membership /re-briefing.

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