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Transcript of Camiguin
The original inhabitants of Camiguin were "Manobos" who migrated from Surigao.
The old native language in Camiguin is called "Kinamiguin".
Camiguin was part of the province of Misamis Oriental from 1946 to 1958.
It became a sub-province in 1958 and finally in 1968, a full-pledged province with Mambajao as its provincial capital. Know the History Physical Profile:
A small, pear-shaped island province in the northern tip of Mindanao
A volcanic island whose physical form consists of seven volcanoes, both active and dormant
Is part of the Northern Mindanao earthquake epicenter
Camiguin experiences monsoon rains from November to February however the rest of the year is relatively dry The Camiguin Culture Experience the Culture friendly, fun-loving, hard-working, and very hospitable Meet the People the Island of Camiguin has to offer: LANDMARKS & TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Paras Beach Resort, Yumbing Mambajao TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION The Spanish Period
Ferdinand Magellan and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi landed in Camiguin in 1521 and 1565.
The first Spanish settlement in what was later to be known as Guinsiliban was established in 1598.
The first major Spanish settlement established in 1679 was called Katagman or Katadman (now known as Catarman). The American Period
American soldiers landed in Camiguin to assume political control over the island.
A group of Camiguinians, armed with bolos and spears, led by Valero Camaro fought for the island's independence from foreign invasion during a short battle in Catarman. It is very colorful and creative.
The people are deeply religious, hospitable and friendly. Annually, Camiguinons celebrate two major festivals. The Lanzones Festival, which started in the 1980's, is a celebration of thanksgiving for the natural bounty Camiguin is blessed with.
The Panaad, a Cebuano term that means Commitment, is an annual religious Christian celebration in memory of Christ's sacrifice for man's salvation. Population:
Camiguin has the least population in Northern Mindanao (Region X) and second to the smallest in the Philippines
Camiguin has practically no industry to speak of The people of Camiguin are called "Camiguingnon."
The main occupation of the people is fishing and farming, with copra providing the greatest income contribution.
Dialects spoken in Camiguin are Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
"Bisaya" is the major dialect in the Province. White Island - also known as Medan Island, it is one of the most popular sites to visit in Camiguin.
Sunken Cemetery - Lying 20 feet underwater in Barrio Bonbon, Catarman lies the sunken cemetery, the remains of a volcanic eruption.
Katibawasan Falls - Five kilometers southeast of Mambajao at the foot of Mt. Timpoong.
Catarman Church Ruins - famous for the name Ruins of Gui-ob Church located in Barangay Bonbon.
Phivolcs Station - The eruption of Mt. Hibok-Hibok prompted the Philippine government to create the commission of Volcanology which is presently known as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology & Seismology. 2,250php to 7,000php Bahay Bakasyunan Sa Camiguin, Balbagon, Mambajao 3,500php to 4,000php Camiguin can be reached via Cagayan de Oro City where flights from Manila are available. Take a bus ride or taxi to Balingoan pier in Misamis Oriental, where you can board a ferry to Camiguin. Camiguin: A Volcanic Island Pelean Eruption, Mt. Hibok-Hibok