Carabao Island

San Jose, Romblon

Carabao Island, otherwise known as Hambil Island, is the southernmost island of Romblon province. San Jose or formerly known as 'Hambil' in old manuscripts and later as 'Isla de Carabao' appeared in various rare Philippine maps of 1734 as 'Isla Carabaos', in 1785 as 'Isla Carabao' in 1861 as 'Isla de Carabao o Ambilo' and finally in 1878 map showing the locations of its two barrios of Lanas and Ag ...

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On the island's irregular coastline there are white sand beaches that are becoming an alternative tourist destination in the country. It is the proposed site for the planned Boracay Island International Airport, to be constructed in the vicinity of barangay Lanas.

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    Carabao Island In Romblon: The Promised Land

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