Romblon News

  • Marble-ous Adventure Island

    Romblon Island is a destination for the unhurried.

    No Jollibees, no movie houses, no ATMs. You have to wait for a day or two to go back to Manila. That?s what I found out when I was there in 1998.

    When I came back a few months ago, I found out that there are still no Jollibees, no movie houses and no ATMs, and I had to wait for two days to get on a boat going back to Manila. Nothing much has changed.

    My first trip was by accident. We were originally taking a boat to Coron, Palawan from Batangas but when we checked out the boat, it was a batel or a boat whose hull is made from wood alr ...

  • Romblon Every Travelers Dream Destination

    Romblon Every Travelers Dream Destination

    Now that we've written a whole article on Sibuyan Island, the "Galapagos of Asia," we need to tell you a little more about its next-door neighbors in the province of Romblon. This small archipelago, comprised of seven islands, is a hot spot of biodiversity. From marine life to terrestrial wonders, it seems this province has it all. So in case you need even more reason to visit Romblon, here are some highlights from its two largest islands of Romblon and Tablas to fire up those itchy feet.

  • Photo Exhibit Conserving Avian Treasures

    Photo Exhibit Conserving Avian Treasures

    With its goal and mission to disseminate information and education toward the conservation of the country's vanishing avian treasures, the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines (WBPP), in partnership with the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) is holding a photo exhibit titled Ibong Malaya: The Philippines' Avian Treasures. The event, which is held until July 12, 2017 at The Chamber, Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila, showcases some of the endemic species of birds in the country.

    In cooperation with the Department of Tourism (DoT), the exhibit displays the works ...

  • More Visitors Eyed As Fort Santiago Showcases Two New Sections

    More Visitors Eyed As Fort Santiago Showcases Two New Sections

    In addition to its existing dungeons, promenades and ruins, visitors now have more reasons to visit Fort Santiago as it opened two new historic sites recently??"the Paseo Soledad and Plaza Moriones. The sections were redeveloped by the Department of Tourism (DOT), as part of the Intramuros Revival Project spearheaded by Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo that seeks to boost visitor arrivals in the historic walled city to 91 percent.

    "We started the project in October by cleaning up the streets, followed by the Christmas Season, when we lighted the giant parol at Plaza Romana. We also he ...

  • Cobrador And Alad Islands Hopping Around Romblon

    Cobrador And Alad Islands Hopping Around Romblon

    It was one of those things we had dreaded on a long trip and it happened on the morning we were set to go on an island-hopping tour at Romblon Island. Leo felt a stabbing pain on his lower back on our way out of the Parc Bay Mansion. Fortunately though it wasn't as bad as we first thought and he was able to manage his condition as we boarded our boat towards the group of three islands lying off the western coast of Romblon Island. And fortunately so because it was a beautiful, sunny day.

  • Logbon Island Bayanihan And A Fishing Community

    Logbon Island Bayanihan And A Fishing Community

    Many of our island-hopping trips in the last few years involved forays into deserted islands or beaches in protected marine sanctuaries with hardly a village or settlement in sight. Our recent island-hopping trip in Romblon Island, however, was different. The first two islands ??" Cobrador and Alad Islands ??" all had communities located just behind immaculate white sand beaches. The third island ??" Logbon ??" held a surprise for us.