is an island in the province
of Eastern Samar
, on the west side of Leyte Gulf
. It is about 20 km long.
During the first circumnavigation
of the globe
, Ferdinand Magellan
's three surviving vessels passed the Marianas
, but did not land., even though he was out of food, after crossing the Pacific Ocean
. After landing on Homonhon, his crew managed to gather some foodstuffs. He landed on the island of Homonhon March 16
, when Homonhon was uninhabited. However, he was detected by the boats of Rajah Calambu of Limasawa
, who guided him to Cebu
, on April 7
. Thus Rajah Calambu was an ally of the Rajah
Montoconan, is an islet just off the northwest corner of Homonhon.