Sibuyan Island

Cajidiocan, Romblon

Sibuyan is a crescent-shaped island of Romblon Province, Philippines. Located in the namesake Sibuyan Sea, it has an area of 445 square kilometres. The island has two prominent peaks, Mount Guiting-Guiting with a height of 2,058 metres and Mount Nailog with a height of 789 metres.

Sibuyan has been dubbed by some local and international natural scientists as "the Galapagos of Asia", ...

because it has remained in isolation from the rest of the world since its formation.

Sibuyan has a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna which are threatened by an emerging aggressive promotion of mining industry by the country's government. Exact figures on numbers of total plant species are hard to give, as biologists stumble upon species yet unidentified by the scientific community.

Notable environment advocates born in Sibuyan Island are climate activist Rodne Galicha, Gawad Geny Lopez Bayaning Pilipino Awardee Dr. Arthur Rey Tansiongco, and martyred councilor Armin Rios Marin. Both Galicha and Marin (posthumous) received the 2013 Hero of Environment Individual Award.

The Sibuyanons Against Mining advocacy group, with the Sibuyan Island Sentinels League for Environment Inc. has been fighting for the conservation and protection of the island against mining activities considering its vast impact on the ecology, culture and society of the island.  Wiki

Sibuyan Island News

  • Romblons Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Commemorates Awarding of Ancestral Domain Title

    Romblons Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Commemorates Awarding of Ancestral Domain Title

    The Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid (SMT), an indigenous group in Sibuyan Island, Romblon, celebrated the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Day on August 8, 2017, a day prior to the Worlds Indigenous Peoples Day, to commemorate the awarding of their Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title on August 8, 2004.

    Dubbed Adlaw ng Kasadyahan (Araw ng Kasayahan), this is the second IP Day observance in Sibuyan Island, following the first celebration in 2013. The Adlaw ng Kasadyahan showcases indigenous culture and tradition of Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid through a parade, cultural presentations, and product exhibit, am ...

  • Byahenikenoy In Sibuyan Island Romblon Philippines

    Byahe ni kenoy in Sibuyan Island located in Cajidiocan, Romblon, Philippines.

  • The Secluded Sibuyan Island

    The Secluded Sibuyan Island

    I admit that before May of 2014, I had never heard of Sibuyan Island. In case you, too, are wondering where it is, it is one of the three major islands in the province of Romblon, along with Tablas and Romblon Islands.

    I only learned of it when I was invited as a volunteer to join the team of ABS-CBN Foundation's Bantay Kalikasan in the "Journey to the Heart of the Philippines."

    As their eco-tourism project, they work with local communities in coming up with fun, educational activities for travelers to advocate the protection of natural resources found in the locality.

    Getting to Sibu ...

  • DBP Finances Aquaculture Project In Sibuyan Island

    DBP Finances Aquaculture Project In Sibuyan Island

    State-Run Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has granted a P10-million term loan to finance a modern aquaculture project in Sibuyan Island.

    In a statement, the DBP said it granted the loan to Kauswagan Sang Isla Sibuyan Enterprise Ltd. to finance the development of a 1.2-hectare modern aquaculture project for the production of quality grouper (lapu-lapu) fingerlings.

    "As the first modern aquaculture project in Sibuyan Island, the project is expected to spur the development of ancillary industries including ice plant and cold storage, packing, transport, and banking services in the ...

  • Six KBAs Top FPEs Strategic Plan For 2015 to 2025

    Six KBAs Top FPEs Strategic Plan For 2015 to 2025

    Reaffirming its commitment to respond to the conservation challenge, the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) named six Key Biodiversity Areas ??" two each from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao ??" as the focal points of its priority conservation efforts for the next ten years, in accordance with its Strategic Plan for FY 2015-2025.

    The KBAs were identified for the strategic focus based on an assessment of critical factors that determine the effectiveness and sustainability of the efforts that FPE and its PO and NGO partners will implement in the areas. These include existing and upc ...

  • A Beauty That Captivates

    A Beauty That Captivates

    "And then we are to go to this marine sanctuary that's not very far from our place. The corals are so big and beautiful! And there might even be turtles if we're lucky!" giggled a good friend of mine who made the bold move of leaving the party island of Boracay for a bigger and much quieter place which she can't stop talking about and now calls home ??" Romblon, Romblon.

    Composed of three main islands namely Tablas, Romblon, and Sibuyan, the province of Romblon is not usually on the must-go lists for travellers in the Philippines. The gateway to the province is Tablas Island where the airpo ...