Sibale Island

Romblon (island)

Romblon is one of the three major islands of the Romblon Province in the Philippines; the other two are Sibuyan Island and Tablas Island. It is the site of the provincial capital, also named Romblon. The island is famous for its marble.

The province of Romblon is situated practically at the center of the Philippine archipelago.

Table of Romblon’s Named Islands:

The Romblon Group is composed of 50 islands including 108 islets that comprise the Archipelagic province of Romblon. Of which, 26 of these are named and the remaining 132 are unnamed for a total of 158 islands and islets. Data is based on Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey records of 1975 and Philippine Almanac of 1986.

Island Name Location Land Area
(Hectares)
Highest Point
(Meters)
Location
(Coordinates)
Tablas /1 Various Municipalities 68,640.00 696-Mount Payaopao 12°23′01′′N, 122°02′00′′E
Sibuyan /2 Various Municipalities 44,860.00 2,058-Mount Guiting-Guiting 12°23′16′′N, 122°34′54′′E
Romblon /3 Mun.of Romblon 11,157.00 444-Mount Agbaliga 12°33′09′′N, 122°17′08′′E
Isla de Carabao or Carabao Island /4 Mun.of San Jose 2,870.00 213-Mount Lindero 12°04′06′′N, 121°56′19′′E
Banton /5 Mun.of Banton 2,820.00 615-Mount Ampungo 12°56′21′′N, 122°03′52′′E
Simara /6 Mun.of Corcuera 2,070.00 230-Mount Gobon 12°48′46′′N, 122°03′07′′E
Maestro de Campo Island /7 Mun.of Concepcion 2,020.00 343-Mount Bachawan 12°55′38′′N, 121°42′33′′E
Cobrador (Naguso) Brgy.Cobrador, Romblon 329.59 200-Mount Suton 12°39′43′′N, 122°14′09′′E
Alad Island Brgy.Alad, Romblon 328.48 206-Mount Lamao 12°37′25′′N, 122°14′53′′E
Cabangajan Brgy.Guinbirayan, Santa Fe 128.34 85-Puro Hill 12°08′46′′N, 122°02′27′′E
Logbon Brgy.Logbon, Romblon 120.30 95-Tanke Hill 12°35′28′′N, 122°14′49′′E
Carlota Island (Dos Hermanas) Brgy.Nasunogan, Banton 86.00 59-Carlota Hill 13°01′41′′N, 122°53′11′′E
Isabel Island (Dos Hermanas) Brgy.Nasunogan, Banton 60.37 65-Isabel Hill 13°01′23′′N, 121°55′41′′E
Crysta De Gallo Brgy.Azagra, San Fernando 25.22 0-Sea Level 12°11′24′′N, 122°42′20′′E
Guindauahan Ni Bendoy Brgy.Talisay, Calatrava 21.03 145-Guindauahan Hill 12°40′53′′N, 122°06′32′′E
Bantoncillo Brgy.Balogo, Banton 16.39 90-Bantoncillo Hill 12°53′04′′N, 122°00′29′′E
Bang-og Brgy.Lonos, Romblon 10.18 60-Bang-og Hill 12°34′03′′N, 122°14′22′′E
Biaringan Brgy.Mahabangbaybay, San Agustin 7.08 60-Biaringan Hill 12°37′41′′N, 122°09′50′′E
Manamoc Island Brgy.Guinbirayan, Santa Fe 6.14 21-Manamoc Hill 12°09′15′′N, 122°02′11′′E
Alfonso Island (Alfonso XII) Brgy.Calabogo, Romblon 5.23 40-Alfonso Hill 12°33′16′′N, 122°19′17′′E
Polloc Brgy.Yabawon, Banton 2.75 22-Polloc Hill 12°56′27′′N, 122°02′19′′E
Gakut Brgy.Balogo, Banton 2.49 22-Gakut Hill 12°52′41′′N, 122°00′26′′E
Lictinon Brgy.Tabugon, Santa Fe 2.52 20-Lictinon Hill 12°07′28′′N, 122°01′34′′E
Origon (Oregon) Rock Brgy.Talisay, Calatrava 0.90 10-Above Sea Level 12°40′56′′N, 122°07′30′′E
San Pedro Island Brgy.Ginablan, Romblon 0.51 5-Above Sea Level 12°31′24′′N, 122°15′24′′E
Tinang (Nilintian) Brgy.Alad, Romblon 0.28 3-Above Sea Level 12°36′35′′N, 122°15′17′′E
All Other Islands - 2.20 -
Total Land Area /11 - 135,593.00 -

Unnamed Islands worth mentioning:

Island Name Location Land Area
(Hectares)
Highest Point
(Meters)
Location
(Coordinates)
Guimpasilan /8 Brgy.Agojo, Looc (18.00) 0-Sea Level 12°11′59′′N, 121°59′01′′E
Suba /9 Brgy.Mabini, Corcuera 1.69 5-Above Sea Level 12°47′44′′N, 122°01′49′′E
Agad-agad-1 /10 Brgy.Talisay, Calatrava 0.22 5-Above Sea Level 12°40′52′′N, 122°07′34′′E
Agad-agad-2 /10 Brgy.Talisay, Calatrava 0.17 3-Above Sea Level 12°40′54′′N, 122°07′32′′E
Suba Islet /9 Brgy.Mabini, Corcuera 0.12 0-Sea Level 12°47′39′′N, 122°01′53′′E
Total Land Area - 2.20 -

Notes:

  • /1 - 18th Largest Island in entire Philippines. Mt. Payaopao is the province’s 2nd tallest and the Philippines’ 107th tallest mountain. Tablas Island original name was Osigan Island.
  • /2 - 23rd Largest Island in entire Philippines. Mt. Guiting-guiting is the province’s tallest and the Philippines’ 29th tallest mountain. Also called Cibuyan Island during Spanish time
  • /3 - 43rd Largest Island in entire Philippines. Romblon Island’s land area is conflicting. Based on Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey, it has 8,210.00 Hectares while in Bureau of Census and Statistics Office figures, it has 11,157.00 Hectares
  • /4 - 81st Largest Island in entire Philippines, also popularly called as Hambil Island
  • /5 - 83rd Largest Island – same as above – also popularly called as Bantoon Island
  • /6 - 89th Largest Island – same as above – previously called Isla de Cabras during Spanish period.
  • /7 - 90th Largest Island – same as above – also popularly called as Sibale Island
  • /8 - Guimpasilan Island is not officially recognized, both its name nor its being an island. The island is a marshy landform or shoal located at Looc Bay and covered with mangroves. Its popular name was given by the locals. Land area is included in Looc municipality mainland (Tablas Island)
  • /9 - Suba and Suba islet are the island’s popular name given by the natives, and not officially recognized
  • /10 - Agad-agad-1 and Agad-agad-2 are not official names. They are native local names that the fisherfolks used in identifying these islands located beside Origon Rock
  • / 11 - The rest of information for all other smaller island's and islet's Land Area not enumerated in this tabulation are included to its nearest major island.

Table on Romblon Islands and Islets Locations:

Municipality Named
(Islands)
Unnamed
(Islands)
Named
(Islets)
Unnamed
(Islets)
Rocks
(Awashed)
Alcantara - - - 6 7
Banton 6 1 - 3 4
Cajidiocan - - - 1 1
Calatrava 2 1 - 7 9
Concepcion 1 - - 4 4
Corcuera 1 3 - 1 1
Ferrol - - - 3 3
Looc - 3 - 2 1
Magdiwang - - - 1 1
Odiongan - 1 - - 1
Romblon 8 9 - 23 28
San Agustin 1 - - 6 8
San Andres - 1 - 1 1
San Fernando 1 1 - 1 2
San Jose 1 1 - 9 11
Santa Fe 3 3 - 39 46
Santa Maria - - - 1 2
Various Municipalities 2 - - - -
Total 26 24 0 108 130

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