Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
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List of Municipalities in the Romblon Province within Region IV-B in the Republic of The Philippines
Alcantara | Banton | Cajidiocan | Calatrava | Concepcion | Corcuera | Ferrol | Looc | Magdiwang | Odiongan | Romblon (Capital) | San Agustin | San Andres | San Fernando | San Jose | Santa Fe | Santa Maria
Cities in the Province of Romblon: NONE
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Geography of Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
Geography of Romblon
Location of Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
Romblon the capital of the Province is bounded on the north by Tablas Strait and Tablas Island. on the south by Sibuyan Sea and on the west by Sibuyan Island.
Romblon has a total land area of 21.7 sq. M. Located between Sibuyan and Tablas Islands, with a breadth of 10 miles; highest peak is Mt. Lagting in Sablayan which has a height of 444 meters; a deep landlocked harbor is found in its northern portion; huge boulders of marble and limestone deposits are found in the island barangays of Cobrador, Alad and Logbon. Alad has an intricate system of caves.
History of Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
- (by Soledad Montiel)
The negritoes were the aborigines of the island comprising the province of Romblon. The Mangyans were among the first settlers. Today, these groups of inhabitants are almost extinct with only a few scattered remnants of their descendants living in the mountains of Tabls and in the interiour of Sibuyan Island. A great portion of the present population descend from the Nayons and the Onhans who immigrated to the islands from Panay and the Bicols and Tagalogs who came from Luzon as early as 1870.
In his accounts of his visit to the Philippines in 1582, Loarca made mention of the islands of Donblon (Romblon), Simara, Banton and Osingan (Tablas). It was during this visit when the miraculius image of the Patron Saint Sto. Nino was left in Romblon after Loarca's ship failed seven times in its attempt to sail out of Romblon Bay.
From the beginning of the Spanish sovereignty up to 1635, the islands were administered by the secular clergy. When the Recollect Fathers arrived in Romblon they found some of the inhabitants already converted to Christianity. In 1637, the Recollects established seven missionary centers at Romblon, Badajos, Cajidiocan, Banton, Looc, Odiongan and Magallanes (Magdiwang).
In 1646, the Dutch attacked the town of Romblon and inflicted considerable damage. This was, however, insignificant compared with the injuries the town of Romblon and other towns in the province sustained in the hands of the Moros, as the Moslems of Mindanao were then called, during the Moro depredation when a good numver of the inhabitants were held captives.
In 1818 Romblon was incorporated into the province of Capiz. In 1853, the islands were organied into a politico-military commandancia administered from Capiz and continued to be so until the end of the Spanish rule in 1898.
When the revolutionary government took control of Romblon in 1898, Colonel Diego de Dias, then commander of the revolutionary forces, ruled the province embracing the municipalities of Azagra, Badajos, Banton, Cajidiocan, Corcuera, Looc, Magallanes, Odiongan, Despujols and Sta. Fe. On March 16, 1901, the American civil government was established and in 1907 Romblon became a sub-province of Capiz. In February 1918, it was again organized as a regular province and it remained so until 1940 when it was organized into four special municipalities under the direct control of the Department of the Interior by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 581, sponsored by the Assemblyman Leonardo Festin.
Romblon was occupied by the Japanese forces on March 21, 1942. The islands became the center of considerable rsistance movement under the direction of General Macario Peralta, Jr., from his Panay headquarters. One of the most exciting incidents of the Pacific War took place in the waters of Romblon - the naval-air battles between Japanese Admiral Kurita's Fleet from Singapore and Admiral Halsey's carrier planes from the American Third Fleet then stationed east of the ÄPhilippines.
Romlon was liberated on March 12, 1945 under the command of Colonel Clifford and on January 1, 1947, about a year and a half after the liberation, Romblon was again reconstituted into a regular province by virtue of Republic Act No. 38 which was authored and sponsored by Hon. Modesto Formilleza, then Congressman for the only Congressional district of Romblon.
HOW ROMBLON GOT ITS NAME? A legendary tale tells of how Romblon Island got its name. When Loarca's expidition touched sand in Romblon, one of the soldiers rambled along the beach. Tired of strolling, he felt thirsty; went up a house and asked for a drink. The low-built hut where he went up was a primitive one-room shelter. Inside it was a hen's nest somewhere in the top of a post near the window. A hen was hatching eggs therein.
The Castillan soldier inquired if he could get the chicken for free. The house occupant, a young woman, did not comprehend what the visitor said so she answered in the dialect "Nagalomlom", meaning the chicken was brooding. Perplexed, the Spanish soldier left the house muttering in disgust the word "Nagalomlom".
Then when he returned to the ship he was asked where he had been and he answered mockingly - "Nagalomlom". When the Iberians left, they named the island "Nagalomlom", meaning where the chicken was brooding, until it was corrupted to "Domblon", and later on modified to ROMBLON. Since then, the group of islands scattered in the sorrounding water area were named ROMBLON.
Of the three main islands, Romblon, Tablas and Sibuyan, Romblon is the smallest one with 32 square miles. The provincial capital is located here and new beach resorts have sprung up. The port town, a quaint mixture of colonial-style architecture and nipa-roofed houses, is surrounded by steep bluffs and noted as one of the safest natural harbors in the Philippines. During typhoon season, it serves as a haven for ships crossing the busy Sibuyan Sea. Romblon town, with its population of about 30,000, does not take long to explore. Major points of interest include a lively market, the 1726 cathedral with its fine interior and the hilltop Fort San Andres.
Built by a Spanish friar as a watchtower against pirates, it is now a navigational station for the Weather Bureau Strolling through town you may see people polishing and laminating their marble products. Browse through the many workshops and stores and check out the various souvenirs crafted from marble. A 25-mile road circles the island. However, a good part of it requires hiking, unless you manage to secure a tricycle or jeepney. Romblon’s pristine state is its primary attraction. Visitors to the island are ill-advised if they expect to find grand resorts and deluxe transportation. The seasons are not strongly pronounced here and the months between January to May are supposed to be relatively dry. ical Paradise.
Romblon, which is the name of the island and the town, is one of three main islands in this group located in the Sibuyan Sea and Tablas Strait. Its strategic position made it an important way station on the sailing lanes between Manila and the Visayas. The Spaniards visited Romblon as early as 1582. The ruins of Spanish watchtowers and forts testify to the islands’ vulnerability to the raids of slave-seeking Moro pirates. Dutch warships also attacked the islands during the early Spanish era. Much later, Romblon became a separate province. Amid beautiful landscapes and seascapes, the island offers beaches, snorkeling and hiking. It is often called Marble Island; the marble deposits form the basis of Romblon’s local industry. In fact, the Philippines is the only country in Southeast Asia with commercially viable marble deposits; most of these are in Romblon.
People of Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
Total Population of Romblon
Local Government Unit LGU of Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Romblon for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Romblon: Gerard Sy Montojo - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Romblon: Mariano Mallorca Mateo - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Councilors of Romblon:
- ROMERO, AVON (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7400 8.30%
- SILVERIO, MART ARTHUR (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 7179 8.05%
- MAGANO, ORLANDO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 7129 7.99%
- LIM, NENE (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 6911 7.75%
- RIANO, PIDO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 6465 7.25%
- ROBIS, EDLER (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 6004 6.73%
- MALLORCA, JERRY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 5796 6.50%
- MESANA, MELBEN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 5562 6.24%
- Elected officials of Romblon for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Romblon: Gerard Sy Montojo
- Vice-Mayor of Romblon: Melben Montojo Mesana
- Councilors of Romblon:
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Businesses in Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
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Real Estate for Sale in Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
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Economy of Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
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ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL AND BELFRY – A campanile constructed between 1640 and 1726 and still contains the old copper bell. The oldest Roman Catholic Church is located in Poblacion, Romblon. A product of every talented artisans that was built by Recollect Fathers out of coral blocks and bricks in the 15th century, it is a structure embellished with rich architectural details.
BISHOP'S PALACE OR VILLA DEL MAR – Found in Barangay Lonos and serves as the official residence of the Bishop of Romblon. It was constructed out of clay bricks by the first Bishop of Romblon. Msgr. Nocolas Mondejar
TALIPASAK BEACH RESORT – It is located at Barangay Ginablan 13 kilometers from town and offers a quite and restful place for tourists. Activities include swimming, snorkeling, beach combing and island hopping.
TIAMBAN BEACH – Located at Barangay Lonos and about five kilometers from the town proper the beach stretches to about 50 meter, its shoreline is covered with fine white sand.
FORTS SAN ANDRES AND SANTIAGO – Twin Spanish forts constructed out of coral blocks and bricks between 1644 and 1573, which overlook the whole town and harbor at 156 ft. above sea level. These served as a bastion to protect the people against Moro raiders and Dutch pirates.
MARBLE BEACH RESORT – It is located in Barangay Ginablan and is a perfect spot for nature lovers.
BONBON BEACH – Located at Barangay Lonos. five kilometers away from town proper of Romblon, this shoreline is covered with fine white sand and features a gradually sloping ocean floor free of sea grass and sharp stones.
NAGOSO CAVE IN COBRADOR – It is the largest natural cave in the islands and believed to be an ancient burial ground as manifested by the present of pottery and ancient works of arts.
COBRADOR BEACH – Barangay Cobrador's treasure are its beaches. This is located in the eastern side of the islet and has fine white sand and crushed corrals.
ROMBLON HARBOR – It offers a perfect shelter for sea vessels since Spanish times. Lying off the bay is a sunken galleon and the wreck of a Japanese battleship.
MARBLE QUARRIES AND FACTORIES – Anyone who is interested in how Romblon Marble is processed can take a tricycle in town and this will bring him/her to the marble quarries and factories. Romblon's marble can be compared to Italy's Carara because marble comes in a spectrum of shades ranging from white to black with a gamut of in-between tints like mottled white, tiger white, onyx and jade.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Romblon, Romblon, Philippines
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