Romblon News

  • A Beach Named Bonbon

    We first set foot on this white sand beach at the end of our island-hopping tour, on our second day in Romblon. We had spent an inordinate amount of time at our third island destination leaving us only several minutes to explore beautiful Bonbon Beach before we had to return to Romblon town. Our boat hurriedly docked in the middle of Bonbon's long, curving sandbar and we lost no time in exploring the beach, by now beginning to get awash in the golden rays of a sun lazily dropping down into the distant horizon.

    Bonbon Beach consists of two sides of a triangular peninsula jutting out westward ...

  • Tiamban Beach Bumming Paradise

    We hadn't planned going to this beach this early, having just arrived at Romblon town at 6 AM. Our initial plan was to catch up on sleep in the morning, then head for Talipasak Beach in the afternoon. We would then visit three other beaches including Tiamban Beach, on the following day. But a sudden brownout before 9AM changed our plans. It was unbearably hot in the hotel and with the multitude of beaches nearby we'd be fools not to cool off at these, so off to Talipasak we went.

    After lunch and with our stay at Talipasak Beach over, we didn't relish the idea of going back to our hotel in t ...

  • Mount Guiting-Guiting Dayhike

    In the heart of Sibuyan Island lies the majestic Mt. Guiting-Guiting. Its daunting saw-toothed peaks, technical trails, and verdant forests made it one of the most interesting mountains in the country. Popularly known as "G2", Mt. Guiting-Guiting is one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the Philippines with a rating of 9/9. I was expecting a longer hike and only occasional difficult sections when I first set foot on this mountain, but my expectations weren't met when the trails surprised us with cliffs, sharp, jagged rocks, and unforgiving assaults that wore me out. I haven't experie ...

  • The Idyllic Charms Of Romblon

    Romblon is a province that you visit to watch time flitter by. Its rustic charm and idyllic vibe are much like the slow lapping of the waves on its powdery sand beaches and the slow, controlled movements of the clouds as they turn from white to orange at sunset.

    When I visited Romblon, I was looking for exactly that kind of getaway, even just for a few days.

    Slow days

    I arrived on Tablas Island late in the afternoon, which in my experience was a bad time to arrive in the province. Since most of the public transportation has either taken or just about to take their last trip for the da ...

  • Escape To Looc Sanctuary

    I've been there once but I was too young to remember such experience. So luckily, I am able to revisit this place recently.

    Looc is a small town in the Province of Romblon, a few kilometers away from my hometown. The Looc Fish Sanctuary is one of their leading tourist destinations. It is just a walking distance from the local market.

    We arrived in Looc the night before through motorcycle. In the morning, we headed to our point of destination. It is locally known as Parola. When we got there in Parola, we headed to Bantay Dagat Building to pay the fee and enlist our names, age and gender. ...

  • Dalawang Pawikan Na Natagpuan Sa Isang Hukay Ibinalik Na Sa Karagatan

    Nasagip ng mga tauhan ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ng Romblon ang dalawang pawikan sa bayan ng Sta. Maria noong Martes ng umaga, March 7.

    Ang nasabing pawikan ay nakuha sa isang hukay malapit sa dalampasigan ng Sitio Tuburan, Brgy. Concepcion Norte, Sta. Maria, Romblon. Ayon kay Benito Largueza na pansamatalang nag-alaga ng nasabing mga pawikan, nakita aniya niya ang mga ito sa hukay malapit sa kanilang bahay kaya inalagaan niya ito at pinakain ng isda.

    Ayon Kay Engr. Raymundo Inocencio, Provincial Environment and Natural R ...