Santo Domingo, Albay
Santo Domingo or Sto. Domingo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Albay, Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

. According to the 2007 Philippine census, it has a population of 30,711 people in 5,390 households.


Santo Domingo is divided into 23 barangay
A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward...


  • Alimsog
  • Buhatan
  • Calayucay
  • Fidel Surtida
  • Lidong
  • Bagong San Roque
  • San Juan Pob. (Bgy. 2)
  • Santo Domingo Pob. (Bgy. 4)
  • San Pedro Pob. (Bgy. 5)
  • San Vicente Pob. (Bgy. 6)
  • San Rafael Pob. (Bgy. 7)
  • Del Rosario Pob. (Bgy. 3)

  • San Francisco Pob. (Bgy 1)
  • Nagsiya Pob. (Bgy. 8)
  • Salvacion
  • San Andres
  • San Fernando
  • San Isidro
  • San Roque
  • Santa Misericordia
  • Santo Niño
  • Market Site Pob. (Bgy. 9)
  • Pandayan Pob. (Bgy. 10)


Potenciano Gregorio, Sr.
Potenciano Gregorio
Potenciano Gregorio, often referred to as Potenciano Gregorio, Sr. was a Bicolano musician. He was the composer of Sarung Banggi , the most famous song in the Bikol language....

, a famous Bicolano composer and musician was born here on May 19, 1880. A shrine where his remains are kept is located in the Town Plaza.

Sarung Banggi Festival, an eight-day summer festivity immortalizing Potenciano Gregorio, Sr.'s timeless composition is held here annually in the month of May.

The beaches in this area are best for viewing. Resorts along the Sto Domingo coastline offer a wonderful view of the black beach, the Albay Gulf and a part of the Legazpi City area. It is also the best place to watch the rising of the full moon. On a full moon, you will have the unobstructed view of the water, moon, night sky and the city lights. Some resorts offer entertainment facilities like videoke and billiards. Some have private pools. This is the perfect escape from the hubbub of the city life.

Spanish galleon wreck site which serves as a strong reminder of the rich Manila to Acapulco (Mexico) trade routes during the Spanish era. Found along the shores of Buhatan beach at Sto. Domingo, Albay, this galleon relic was wrought by a strong typhoon on its way to Acapulco and crushed on the reefs of Albay Gulf. This historical remains lie at five fathoms (9 m) under the sea with green transparent water. It is an ideal place for scuba diving, fishing or boating.

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