Facts About Romblon – With more than 7,000 beautiful islands, the Southeast Asian country of the Philippines is a piece of paradise on earth not just for local and foreign beach lover’s tourists. With each island provinces offering rich history and culture as well as its incredible biodiversity from the tropical rain forest, flora and faunas, mangroves and mountain ranges to corals and diverse marine ecosystems as well as its world-class white sand beaches with its crystal clear waters. Perhaps if you love nature and you want to experience the famous warm hospitality of Filipinos then the country should be on top of your list now.
Well beyond from what we read and seen on the internet about the most beautiful and popular beaches in the Philippines namely Boracay, El Nido, and Coron. Beaches become really crowded especially in summer because it’s where tourists flock to go swimming, sunbathing, watch sunrise and sunsets, play beach games, get the perfect selfie/group beach picture and if your reason to go to the beach is to relax and avoid crowds might as well check our list of less-visited beaches especially Romblon. Now get to know more about the province as we’ve gathered facts about Romblon you’ve probably didn’t know. Let’s get into it!
Facts About Romblon: Discover The Underrated Beauty Of The Province Includes
1. Also known as the marble capital of the Philippines, the province Romblon is in Mimaropa region specifically situated north of Aklan and Capiz, south of Marinduque and Quezon, west of Masbate and east of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.
2. Romblon consists of three main islands namely, Romblon the provincial capital, the crescent-shaped island of Sibuyan which is the second largest of the three with an area of about 445 square kilometers (172 sq mi) and Tablas island (largest) which was said that the name of the island was from Spanish origin. As per Wikipedia, Tablas is also known as the “Island of Osigan” which covers nine municipalities namely: Ferrol, Looc, San Andres, Santa Fe, Alcantara, Calatrava, San Agustin, Santa Maria, and Odiongan.
3. Also according to Wikipedia prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1569, the province was said to be inhabited by Filipino aboriginals. Proof of these is when the National Museum recovered archaeological artifacts in 1936 which shows rich and advance culture of aborigines living in Romblon back then. As of 2015 census, the province has a total population of 292, 781.
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4. The name of the province “Romblon” according to a legend comes from Romblomanon word “Nagalumyom/Lomlom”, which means the act of chicken sitting on its eggs until it evolves to Donblon then Romblon in 1582. Also according to Wikipedia, a local historian named Roland Maceja claims that the name “Romblon” is because of the shape of the island derived from the Spanish word “ronblon” which means tornillo in Tagalog meaning “screw.” While Evelyn Reyes also a local historian claims that the name of the province originated from “double-door” referring to the Spanish coin used by Miro pirates and it’s named after the shape of the coin.
5. Romblon from Spanish, Revolutionary, American, until Japanese up to this modern period only proves that the province is rich in history. To get to know more about it you check it on Wikipedia about the entire history of Romblon.
6. The main livelihood of the people in Romblon is mainly fishing and agriculture particularly copra and rice farming, as well as its marble industry. Currently, the province is becoming a popular travel destination for its mountains, white sand beaches, and diving spots, waterfalls, and rivers.
7. The province of Romblon has been featured by various local online magazines tagging as the best place to go for the uncrowded white sand beach, underrated Boracay’s neighbor and more. Famous attraction in the province you might want to visit are Mount Guiting-Guiting, Tiamban Beach, Bon Bon Beach, Fort San Andres, Lambingan Falls, Tablas Island, San Pedro Beach Resort, Alad Island, Cobrador Island and more.
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