Camiguin Province, Philippines
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Seal of Camiguin Province
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|Interactive Google Satellite Map of Camiguin Island Province|
Mount Guisiliban is the southernmost volcano of the island.
Mount Guinsiliban on Camiguin Island
Camiguin Provincial Capitol
|Camiguin Province, Philippines|
CAMIGUIN ISLAND is known as the island "Born of Fire". It has seven volcanoes and several volcanic domes. Volcanic eruptions and land movements have created this spectacular island which is full of natural wonders and historical riches.
- 1 Geography and Location of Camiguin, Philippines
- 2 History of Camiguin, Philippines
- 3 People of Camiguin, Philippines
- 4 Elected Government Officials of Camiguin, Philippines
- 5 Businesses in Camiguin, Philippines
- 6 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Camiguin, Philippines
- 7 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Camiguin, Philippines
- 8 Schools in Camiguin, Philippines
- 9 Economy of Camiguin, Philippines
- 10 Natural Resources of Camiguin, Philippines
- 11 Tourists Attractions of Camiguin, Philippines
- 12 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Camiguin, Philippines
- 13 Philippine News
- 14 Camiguin Zip Codes
- 15 Camiguin, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 16 The oldest living man or woman in Camiguin, Philippines
- 17 Camiguin, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 18 Disclaimer
Geography and Location of Camiguin, Philippines
- 9.1667° N, 124.7167° E - Camiguin, Coordinates
- Camiguin is about 300 sq. km. or 29,000 hectares; its length measures 33 km.; widest point is 14 km., with circumferential road of 64 km.
History of Camiguin, Philippines
- Source:Provincial government of Camiguin - verbatim
Old Spanish documents indicate that the renowned explorers, Ferdinand Magellan and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi landed in Camiguin in 1565, respectively. The first Spanish settlements in what was later to be known as Guinsiliban as established in 1598. Guinsiliban comes from the old Kinamiguin word " Guinsilipan" which means to look out for pirates from a "Watch tower." An old Spanish watchtower where the Camiguinous kept watch for Moro pirates still stands in Guinsiliban.
The first major Spanish settlement established in 1679 was called Katagman of Katadman (known now as Catarman). This settlement grew and prospered to what is now Barangay Bonbon. On May 1,1871, Mt. Vulcan Daan erupted and destroyed the town. A portion of the town center is presently located. Today, all that remains of old Catarman are the ruins of the ancient Spanish church, a convent and a bell tower.
Sagay, located south of Catarman, was formally established as a town in 1848. The word Sagay is derived from the name of a poisonous fruit tree that grew in the area.
Mambajao became a town in 1855. The name was coined from the Visayan term " Mamahaw," meaning to usher breakfast and "bajao," which is leftover boiled rice. In the early 1900s, Mambajao prospered to become the busiest port in Northern Mindanao.
Mahinog was established as a Municipality in 1860. the name Mahinog comes from a Cebuano word meaning "to ripen" or to become ripe." Although Guinsiliban was the oldest settlement in the island, it was only in 1950 when it became a Municipality. Both Mahinog and Guinsiliban were formally governed by Sagay. | back to top
In 1901, in the middle of Spanish-American War (1898-1904), American soldiers landed in Camiguin to assume political control over the island. A group of Camiguinous, armed with "bolos and spears", led by Valero Camaro fought for the island's independence from foreign invasion during a short battle in Catarman. A bullet on the forehead killed Valero Camaro. He became unsung Camiguin patriot of the early independence movement.
In 1903, the first public school in Camiguin was built in Mambajao and in 1904, the first public water system was installed. On June 18,1942, the Japanese Imperial army landed in Camiguin and set a government in Mambajao. The Japanese army gutted down central Mambajao in reprisal to guerrilla there remains of some of these buildings still exist today.
On July 4 1946, the country gained independence from the United States of America and became the Republic of the Philippines. From 1946 to 1958, Camiguin was part of the Province of Misamis Oriental. In 1958, it became a Sub-Province and in 1968, a full-fledged Province with Mambajao as its capital.
Post-Independence Years: 1948-1951
From 1948 to 1951, Mt. Hibok-hibok constantly rumbled and smoked. Its minor eruption in 1948 caused little damage and loss of life. In 1949, its eruption caused 79 deaths due to landslides. In the morning of December 4, 1951, the volcano erupted again. This time, however, its unleashed boiling lave, poisonous gases, and landslides enough to destroy nearly 19 square kilometers of land particularly in Mambajao. All in all, over 3,000 people were killed.
Before eruption of Mt Hibok-hibok in 1951, the population of Camiguin had reached 69,000.. After the eruption, the population was reduced to about 34,000 due to massive out-migration.
Camiguin was part of Misamis Oriental until 1958 when it became a sub-province. It was made into a separate province on June 18, 1966, but was formally inaugurated only in 1968.
People of Camiguin, Philippines
- Population of Camiguin as of 2015 census = 88,478
- Population of Camiguin as of 2007 census = 81,293
- Registered Voters (2010): 53,568
- Elected officials of Camiguin for the term of 2016-2019
- Provincial Governor of Camiguin: Maria Luisa "Baby" Dela Fuente Romualdo - Unopposed
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Camiguin: James Abao Ederango - Unopposed
- House Representative of Camiguin: Xavier Jesus Romualdo
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Rodin Romualdo
- Nerio Galochino
- Miguel Ibahay
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Rony Sagocsoc
- Jose Rufino Ladao
- Virgilio Lacerna
- Elected officials of Camiguin for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Camiguin: Jurdin Jesus Modina Romualdo - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Camiguin: James Abao Ederango (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- House Representative of Camiguin:Pedro Palarca Romualdo - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Galochino, Nerio Yamit
- Lobido, Hermogenes Boholano
- Ibahay, Miguel Lustre
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Sagocsoc, Rony Nanol
- Ladao, Jose Cultura
- Lacerna, Virgilio Fajardo
- Elected officials of Camiguin for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Jurdin Jesus Modina Romualdo - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Leo Gales Lasacar
- House Representative:Pedro Palarca Romualdo
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Camiguin for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Camiguin for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Camiguin for the term of 2007-2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Camiguin
Businesses in Camiguin, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Camiguin, Philippines
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Schools in Camiguin, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
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Economy of Camiguin, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Camiguin, 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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Camiguin, Philippines
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- KATIBAWASAN FALLS
(Located: 5 kms southeast of Mambajao):
A beautiful, clear stream of water cascading 70 meters into a rock pool surrounded by ground orchids, wild ferns, tress and boulders. Its cold water provides a refreshing summer splash to bathers and picnickers. For the more adventurous it is possible to rappel down the waterfall into the plunge pool below.
- TUASAN FALLS
(Located 6 kms northeast of Catarman):
The approach to the wild and mighty falls entails a very scenic hike passing through the quaint Barrio of Mainit, Catarman and along the rocky river bed. The pool below the waterfalls is deep and clear. The surrounding scenery is unspoiled and perfect for a peaceful picnic, the only sounds around you is that of the tumbling falls and running water.
- BURA SODA WATER SWIMMING POOL
(Located: Bura, Catarman):
The one and only in the country where you can swim to a poll of soda water. It has great scenery over the fields and the seas as its cold water provide a refreshing splash to bathers and picnickers. Picnic huts and tables are available beside the pool.
- ESPERANZA ARDENT HOT SPRING
(Located: 6 kms Southwest of Mambajao):
In the heart of the island bubbles this mineral pool with water around 40 degress Celsius. Mist rises from the heated waters that run down the vents of the dormant Hibok-Hibok volcano. The springs are ideal to bathe in at night surrounded by cool mountain air. It has therapeutic effects. Picnic huts and tables are available in the beautifully landscaped gardens and there is a restaurant on site.
- MOUNT HIBOK-HIBOK - entry is through the base of Barangay Tagdo in Mambajao. It is the only active volcano among the seven others in the island; the 1,250 meters slope is a challenge even to professional climbers as a trek entails skillful maneuvers in loose rocks and boulders. A crater lake and stream serve as outlets in many places at the peak, and a clear view of the entire island and Bohol can be seen on clear days.
- STO. NIÑO COLD SPRING
(Located 4 kms north of central Catarman):
It has a terrific huge pool of cold spring water measuring 25m x 40m sprouting from sandy bottom. The area has native stores, picnic huts and toilets picnickers.
- TANGUB HOT SPRING
(Located 12 kms west of Mambajao):
A volcanic hot spring below the sea bed. The small area is formed by a pool of sea stones and corals and is completely undeveloped. Water temperatures turn from cold to lukewarm, warm and hot as the tide changes. Sit in the water at lowish tide and enjoy the cold sea water as it mixes with the hot spring. Scuba diving is also good about 10-20m offshore with a gradual drop-off.
- MACAO COLD SPRING
(Located in Tupsan Pequeño, Mahino):
Once you are near the spot, you will be amazed by the crystal blue coloured water. The pool is surrounded by huge trees, some of theme are more than century old.
- TANGUINES LAGOON
(Located in Benoni, Mahinog):
A man-made lagoon mantled by limpid water, large cliffs and gently rolling hills. An ideal place to hire a boat and go fishing for the day.
- OLD VULCAN
(Located 13 kms west of Mambajao):
The old volcano drops into the sea and makes a natural road high above the ocean. The place has a sheer drop-off of 80 meters; ledge shallow water and rocks to sit on and sunbathe. Rich corals abound in the ocean below.
- WHITE ISLAND
Located 2 kms across the sea from Agoho and Yumbing):
An uninhabited white sandbar with the picturesque Mt. Hibok-Hibok and Old Volcano as its backdrop. The picturesque island is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling and viewing the sunrise and sunset over Camiguin.
- MANTIGUE ISLAND
(Located 3 kms offshore across from Hubangon and San Roque in Mahinog):
The island is 4 hectares of evergreen forest, fringed with white granule sand beaches. A fishing village is found in the north of the island. One side of the island is a white sand beach with coral offshore, and the other opposite side provides a deep drop-off for snorkeling and diving. One gets there by light water craft in 25-30 minutes from San Roque, Mahinog.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Camiguin, Philippines
- CAMIGUIN LANZONES FESTIVAL
- October - Camiguin Province
The Lanzones Festival celebrates the annual harvest of the lanzones fruit. Houses, carriages, street poles and even people are decorated with lanzones and lanzones leaves. Townsfolk dance in joy, abandon in commemoration of the legend that a beautiful, unknown maiden took from lanzones fruit its former bitter flavor to leave only its luscious, sweet taste.
- OFW remittances hit $10.8B in Jan-April
- Tuesday, June 18, 2019
- MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) reached $10.811 billion in the first four months of 2019, a 3.7-percent increase from $10.426 billion in the same period last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday.
- For April alone, personal remittances totaled $2.713 billion, up 3.7 percent from $2.616 billion in the same month in 2018, but down 2.9 percent from $2.796 billion in March this year ........... Full Story»
- BSP sees higher GIR this year
- Monday, June 17, 2019
- THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects an increase in gross international reserves (GIR) this year on the back of its positive outlook on foreign portfolio investment flows.
- “In the case of gross international reserves, the projection for this year has been revised upward to $83 billion from $77 billion back in November. That largely reflects the continued inflows through the current account, as well as the recovery in portfolio flows,” BSP Department of Economic Research Director Dennis Lapid said in a briefing last Friday ........... Full Story»
- Youth triathletes reign in Vermosa
- Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines — Around 1,500 taekwondo performers are expected to see action in the 2019 PLDT Home Ultera/MVP Sports Foundation National Poomsae (forms) Championships on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.
- Participants will represent their respective chapters from all regions nationawide ............................... Full Story»
Camiguin Zip Codes
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Camiguin, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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