San Jose Romblon History, Tourist Spots, Festival

San Jose is a 5th class island municipality of Romblon Province in MiMaRoPa Region or Region IV-B, Philippines. The island is called Carabao or Hambil.

San Jose in Carabao Island Welcome Arch
San Jose in Carabao Island Welcome Arch (Credit: Terraza de Isla Carabao Resort)

Profile of San Jose Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Near the coast of the southern Part of Tablas Island in Romblon Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Santa Fe (northeast), Malay in Aklan Province (south)
Area –> 22.05 km2 (8.51 sq mi)
Population –> 10,881 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with rollings hills and coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Coconut, Fish, Rice, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English, Aklanon
Barangays –> 5
Revenue (2016) –> 44,227,980.33
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Eleandro Jesus Madrona
Mayor –> Ronnie Samson
Vice Mayor –> Egdon T. Sombilon
Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members)
Gina Villanueva
Milky Maming
Argel “Ghel” Zacarias
Ulysis Casimero
Ex Tandog
Ally Aron
Edwin Abon
Vilmo Sombilon, Jr.

History of San Jose

San Jose became an independent municipality of Romblon on 1 July 1968 by virtue of Executive Order No. 184 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos although it already functioned as a separate municipality since 1961.

Economy of San Jose

The economy of San Jose municipality is based on farming, fishing and tourism. Coconut, rice and fish are the primary products.

Tourist Spots in San Jose

Carabao island where San Jose is located is touted to be the next Boracay which is located just a few nautical miles to the southwest. It has several white beaches which are comparable in beauty to those in Boracay.

Festival in San Jose

Carabao Festival

Map of San Jose Municipality in Romblon Province

San Jose Romblon Location
Location of San Jose in Romblon Province (Credit: Mike Gonzalez (The Coffee) via wiki commons)

See also: Profile of Mayor Ronnie Samson, Governor Jose Riano


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