Considered as the marble capital Of the country, Romblon is a group of islands located at the center of the Philippines.
It is situated south of Marinduque Island, west of Masbate
Island, north of Panay Island, and east of Oriental Mindoro. Tablas, Sibuyan, and Romblon are three major islands. They are mostly hilly and mountainous.
Mt. Guiting-Guiting in Sibuyan Island is the highest peak at 2,058 meters high. The other islands are Banton, Simara, Carabao,
Cobrador, and Alad. Seasons are not very pronounced: relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Romblon Provincial Capitol
Famous People from Romblon
Nestor Vicente Madali (NVM) Gonzalez - National Artist for literature
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
Farming and fishing are the major source of employment in the province. Poverty incidence is high at 51.7% in 2006.
Agricultural production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Marble is abundant in the province and its extraction provides an alternative source of income. Tourism is fast
becoming a major industry. In 2006, there were 8 banks operating in the province with total deposits of 972 million pesos.
With its many attractions, Romblon can become a great tourist destination. The province is in need of investors
who can develop tourist facilities such as world-class resorts and wellness centers. The fishing industry can be developed further
if a fish port with cold storage facilities will be built. The production of high value crops and the processing thereof can thrive
in this group of islands.