Looc History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Looc is a 4th class coastal municipality of Romblon Province in MiMaRoPa Region or Region IV-B, Philippines.

Looc Romblon
Looc Romblon (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Looc Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of Tablas Island in Romblon Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Ferrol (northwest), Odiongan (north), Alcantara (east), Santa Fe (south)
Area –> 132.82 km2 (51.28 sq mi)
Population –> 22,262 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with rollings hills and coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Onhan, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 12
Revenue (2016) –> 72,834,702.97
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Eleandro Jesus Madrona
Mayor –> Lizette Arboleda
Vice Mayor –> Dianson Taytay
Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Members)
Gaga Bernardo
Bong Osorio
Benrol Palacio
Ted Tirol
Johnny Aguirre
Hermie Lachica
Michael Francisco
Rolly Bautista

History of Looc, Romblon

Onhan-speaking tribes from Panay Island settled in the area now covered by Looc around the year 1730. Its foundation as a pueblo happened in 1844.

Economy of Looc

The economy of Looc municipality is based on farming and fishing where rice, coconut, and fish are the primary products.

The town of Looc aims to become a progressive locality with the building of much needed infrastructure including a new wet market.

Tourist Spots in Looc

Beaches in Barangay Agojo
Beaches in Barangay Buenavista
Looc Bay Refuge and Marine Sanctuary
Plaza dela Paz
St. Joseph Parish Church
Grotto De Banloc with its Honesty Store

Festival in Looc

Talabukon Festival
Feast of Saint Joseph
Map of Looc Municipality in Romblon Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Lizette Arboleda, Governor Jose Riano

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