Andaya Highway is the road that takes you from Batangas to Camarines Sur. As of July 2006, there are a lot of portions with repairs going on. At these areas you will find people young and old alike asking for money. They carry little flags as they try to help direct traffic in one-way areas. But for the most part, you don't really need the help.
You can give, or not. Your choice. On our way to Camarines Sur, we didn't give at all but going back, we did.
This is as of July 2006.
The Andaya Highway is the gateway to Bicol from Metro Manila. Staggered portions of the highway are in bad shape, some are under repair, two-way roads become one-way. Just be warned that for more than an hour, you will be going at a slow pace.
-Read the warning of what you may or may not visit until further notice
-We are able to set foot on the white sand of Lahos, though and we visited the islet mid of May 2012