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ISLAND TOUR - CAJIDIOCAN
some historical facts & spots

Sibuyan Adventures - Tour Operator - Olango Bay
SIBUYAN ISLAND - CAJIDIOCAN

Cajidiocan is one of the three municipalities in the mango-shaped Sibuyan Island. It is bounded on the north by Magdiwang, on the east by Sibuyan Sea, south by San Fernando and on the west by Mt. Guiting-Guiting.

The municipality houses the majestic Mt. Guiting-Guiting, which was proclaimed by former President Ramos as a National Park under Proclamation No. 746 on February 20, 1996.

Being a National Park, it is classified as a Protected Area and shall be conserved and strictly protected under NIPAS Act.

Sibuyan Adventures - Tour Operator - Olango Bay
MARTIN DE GOITI


According to Miguel de Loarca's Relacion de Las Islas Filipinas, the Spaniards led by conquistador Martin de Goiti arrived on Sibuyan Island on 10 May 1570 from Panay. Hence, Cajidiocan, as well as the rest of Romblon, became part of the province of Panay. It was administered as a visita (barrio) of pueblo de Romblon, together with Visita de Azagra.

In 1744, Pueblo de Sibuyan was founded by the Spaniards with Visita de Cajidiocan as its seat. It was one of the early pueblos established and administered as part of Capiz province, the others being Cabolutan, San Agustin (established in 1700), Looc, established in 1844, Romblon and Banton. Beginning in 1779, the friars ordered the construction of stone fortifications in these four pueblos as a defense against attacks from Muslim pirates. One of these forts was built in Bantay de Lubug, Cajidiocan.

On 23 July 1843, the pueblo changed its name to Cajidiocan, derived from the word jidioc, which means "palm", an abundant tree in the area.

On 21 November of the same year, the locals were given Spanish surnames starting with the letter "R" as ordered by Spanish governor-general Narciso Claveria.

In 1868, when the Spaniards elevated the entire Romblon archipelago into a provinces, Cajidiocan was one of seven pueblos retained.

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TOURIST SPOTS AROUND
have fun there

The CAWA-CAWA FALLS
- Is a kettle-shaped pool carved from solid rock by the cascading waters is located deep within the forest of Lumbang Este. It teems with native river shrimp called Uyang.

The ALIBAGON BEACH
- A small crescent of white sandy beach ideal for swimming and picnic, sail boat riding and mountain hiking.

The LITTLE BAGUIO FALLS
- Take a break from outside pressure and feel the crash of the crystal cool water from the waterfalls, surrounded by boulders and trees which provides shades to visitors. It is about four kilometers from Poblacion.