I have been doing Philippine genealogy research for nearly a decade. The ALBANO surname is most common in the provincial towns of Bacarra, Dingras,Piddig, Laoag, and Vintar (all in the northern province of Ilocos Norte). Especially Bacarra! Do not--like most Filipinos are wont to do, assume--assume the surname is of Italian origin, most surnames in the Philippines were adopted nearly overnight, and by no less than a government-sanctioned decree that literally stated that "if you cannot prove your lineage for the last four generations" you will adopt a new surname. In the google search engine, type "Manila Claveria Decree" for more information. Or better, go straight to < http://www.bibingka.com/names/default.htmhttp://www.bibingka.com/names/default.htm > or < http://personal.anderson.ucla.edu/eloisa.borah/filfaqs.htm#genealogyhttp://personal.anderson.ucla.edu/eloisa.borah/filfaqs.htm#genealogy >.
More, in the parish records around 1851, you will be able to find the DOUBLE PATERNAL surnames: the pre-1849 (pre Claveria Decree or original surname prior to this surname reform) and the post-1850 (or modern surnames used today). For the ALBANO surname you might encounter the various families: the ALBANO (BUENAVENTURA) ultimately of Bacarra (some in Dingras and Laoag) the ALBANO (FELIPE) also of Bacarra the ALBANO (VENTURA) also of Bacarra the ALBANO (JUAN) of Dingras the ALBANO or ALVARO (no name change) of Laoag.