Residents of 7 municipalities in Romblon filed a complaint against the offshore mining application of Asian Palladium Mineral Resources, Incorporated (APMRI) on Monday, June 27, before the regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Mimaropa.
In a June 3 letter addressed to MGB Regional Director Roland de Jesus, reelected Governor Eduardo Firmalo represented his province and the people of Tablas Island in objecting the application of APMRI "to conduct any mining activity in the water areas of the island."
"No to metallic mining both on land and underwater has long been t ...
Odiongan celebrated town fiesta every 5th of April but the celebration opened on the evening of April 1st through a color run in the public plaza, a night inspired by light followed by a beach party featuring a reggae singer "Kokoi Baldo" then on the 2nd of April there was Agency Night sponsored by Romblon State University and Barangay Night on the next night sponsored by barangay associations. On April 4th a fluvial parade and oar boat racing in the town shoreline and grand coronation of Ms. Odiongan on the evening at Odiongan Public Plaza.
Kanidugan Festival is the highlight of Odiongan ...
Romblon has always been synonymous with deposits of high quality marble that are reputed to be among the best in the world. But I would discover that Romblon is more than that. Gone are the days of tiresome ferry travel since Manila to Romblon flights are now available with regular SEAIR trips to Tablas three times a week.
For this route, SEAIR uses their 19-seater Let 410 UVP-E plane. But for the flight to Tablas last Saturday, I was on a fully-booked proving flight of SEAIR's Dornier 328 since they will be using this larger plane in the future given the high demand for flights to Romblon. ...
I am now living here in Manila for more that five years now, and in every single year, I make sure to visit my home town in Odiongan, Romblon.
One of the most awaited and special day of our town is our very own annual festival. This festival is dedicated only for all the Odionganons.
Kanidugan Festival (Coconut Festival which derived from a word "Nidog" or Niyog in Filipino or Coconut in English) it's an annual festival celebrated in every month of April, foundation day of Odiongan and to honour Saint Vincent Ferrer (the patron saint of Odiongan, Romblon.)
The Municipality of Odiong ...
Kanidugan Festival 2012.
Kanidugan Festival (Coconut Festival derived from a word "Nidog" or Niyog in Filipino or Coconut in English) it's an annual festival celebrated in the month of April, foundation day of Odiongan and to honour Saint Vincent Ferrer (the patron saint of Odiongan, Romblon.) Photos below were taken during the parade and ground demonstration in OSCES open ground.
How to Get Here
Tablas Airport is the gateway to the province by plane from Manila to the airport located in the Municipality of Alcantara, Romblon. Then, you can ride in a public utility vehicles to Odiongan. Travel time would be les ...