Romblon (island)

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Romblon Island
Romblon Island is located in Philippines
Romblon Island
Romblon Island
Location within the Philippines
Archipelago Romblon Group of Islands
Adjacent bodies of water Sibuyan Sea
Province Romblon
Municipality Romblon
Largest settlement Romblon (pop. 38,758)
Population 38,758 (2015)

Romblon is one of the three major islands of Romblon Province in the Philippines; the other two are Sibuyan Island and Tablas Island. The island is situated within the Sibuyan Sea, and is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Romblon, the seat of government for the province of Romblon.


The province of Romblon was formerly called LOMLON (mean nest to warm the eggs of a bird. It is due to the arrival of the Spaniards when to ask his name the island and accidentally point the finger at a place where a bird I was nesting, native responded Lomlom, hence the misunderstanding.). Later the name would change to the word Domblon. Prehispanic times. The first inhabitants of Romblon were Negritos tribes of Panay and Mindoro Mangyan tribes. The discovery of abundant artistic material in[who?]caves of the island of Banton demonstrates the existence of a rich and ancient civilization and Aboriginal culture.

In 1635 the island of Romblon is evangelized by Spanish Recollect becoming dependent on the Captaincy General of the Philippines. But soon the first secluded island, Father Pedro de San José Rojas was forced to escape and hide in the bush before the assault of the Moors, stealing and burning convent, church and enslaving many Christians. Faced with these attacks we[who?] decided to build a fortress with artillery in three strongholds. The fortified church is the present cathedral of Romblon. The two forts, San Andrés and Santiago are now in ruins.

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