Romblon Province, Philippines
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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Romblon Province within The Philippines
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History of 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, Philippines
Total Population of Romblon
- Elected officials of Romblon for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Romblon: Eduardo Chang Firmalo - LIBERAL PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Romblon: RIANO, JOSE - LIBERAL PARTY
- House Representative of Romblon:Eleandro Jesus Fabic Madrona - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Provincial Board Members of Romblon:
- Elected officials of Romblon for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Romblon: Eduardo Chang Firmalo
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Romblon: Manuel Mendoza Madrid
- House Representative of Romblon:Eleandro Jesus Fabic Madrona
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- Elected officials of Romblon for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Romblon for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Romblon for the term of 2007-2010
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Businesses in Romblon, Philippines
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Schools in Romblon, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
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Economy of Romblon, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Romblon, Philippines
- Protect the environment
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, Philippines
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Tablas Fun Resort / Extreme Sports Resort Tablas Fun Resort
Underwater world of Romblon Province Romblon Scuba Paradise
Spice Of Life - Restaurant, Delicatessen, Steve's Music Lounge, Bar and Grill Tablas Spice Of Life
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Romblon, Philippines
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- PH furniture industry taps ASEAN market
- Friday, April 25, 2014
- MANILA, April 25 -- Through persistent trade promotion efforts, the Philippine furniture industry continues to strengthen its position as a steady supplier of innovative products for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market, a statement said.
- “We are continuously advancing Philippine design for the thriving ASEAN market not just through our signature design event, the Manila FAME, but also by participating in prominent events in the region like the Maison&Objet Asia,” Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo Jr. said ....................... Full Story»
- IFC, Phl to ramp up green buildings project
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:15 pm
- MANILA, Philippines — International Finance Corp., a member of the World Bank Group, is stepping up its work with the Philippine government to expand the development of green buildings.
- IFC is also conducting technical studies that will be used in drafting laws requiring new buildings to reduce electricity use. These measures will help the country cut the greenhouse-gas emissions of new buildings by 20 percent annually. ....................... Full Story»
- Int’l dragonboat fest under way in Boracay
- Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - A record field of 1,085 paddlers from 32 teams, including eight international squads, vie in the eighth Boracay International Dragonboat Festival set April 24-26 at Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa.
- Organized by the Boracay Island Paddlers Association (BIPA), the event is supported by AXN, Coca-Cola, Headware, Jack Daniels, The Boracay Beach Resort, Knot Just Weddings, Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort, Nami Resort, Novuhair, Fairways and Bluewater, Boracay Foundation Inc., Escondido Boracay Beach Resort, Boracay Island Water Company, and the Municipal Government of Malay ....................... Full Story»
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Romblon Province Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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|5501||San Agustin||Romblon Province|
|5504||San Andres||Romblon Province|
|5508||Sta. Fe||Romblon Province|
|5510||San Jose||Romblon Province|
|5513||San Fernando||Romblon Province|
|5515||Banton (Jones)||Romblon Province|
TESDA continue to grant eligibility to skilled workers
- Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=2161336525947
- Saturday, May 12, 2012
- by (TBO/DM/Contributed by Armando Aquino-PIA4B Romblon)
ODIONGAN, Romblon, May 12 (PIA) -- The Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) continues to grant eligibility to skilled workers in the province.
The Competency Assessment and Certification Program (CACP) of TESDA still grants National Certificates on the level of qualification of skilled workers applying for this program.
Romblon TESDA provincial director Armando Aquino said TESDA offices are continuously accepting applicants and candidates for this program.
According to Aquino, CACP is a process of collecting evidence and making judgments on whether competency has been achieved. The skilled worker shall be assessed based on competency through actual demonstrations with questioning and/or written examinations.
After competency evaluation, the skilled worker will be awarded a National Certificate on the level of qualification he has achieved. This process is only carried out in accredited TESDA centers with the presence of a TESDA Accredited Competency Assessor.
Aquino added that some National Certificates could be converted to Civil Service Sub-Professional Eligibility.
Under the Skills Certification and Equivalency Program (SCEP) of TESDA and Civil Service Commission (CSC), competent and skilled government employees who have no eligibility and those seeking entrance into the service for Category I positions may be granted CSC Sub-Prof Eligibility using their National Certificates from TESDA.
The Category I positions in the government with qualification standard (QS) requiring eligibility thru TESDA-issued National Certificate (NC) are Carpentry NC II, Masonry NC II, RAC Servicing NC II, Heavy Equipment Servicing NC II, Building Wiring NC II, Machining NC 1 to III, Plumbing NC II to NC III, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC I to IV.
The Competency Assessment of TESDA shall charge a minimal cost ranging from P200 to P1,000, Aquino said.
Romblon, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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