The island province of Camiguin is located off the coast of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao.
It is the second smallest province in the country after Batanes. Its land area is in fact three times
smaller than Metro Manila. Its terrain consists of volcanic mountains with narrow flat coastal areas.
Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.
Camiguin Provincial Capitol
Originally inhabited by Manobos from Surigao del Norte and Surigao Del Sur,
the population is now a mixture of migrants from many provinces
particularly Cebu and Bohol.
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
Farming and fishing are the main economic activities. Agricultural production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Camiguin in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Considered a true island paradise, tourism is fast becoming a major source of income for the province. It has many beaches,
diving spots, springs, and waterfalls. In addition, there are active and dormant volcanoes, old churches, caves, and rocks to
explore. Its 64-kilometer circumferential road makes it possible to see the province in its entirety.
There were 7 banks in the province in 2007. Total deposits amounted to 543 million pesos. Poverty incidence
is very high. In 2006, it stood at 42.1% as against the national average of 32.9% for that year.
The province of Camiguin is composed of 5 municipalities namely:
Camiguin is one of the best places in the Philippines to build world-class resorts and other tourist establishments.
It is truly an island paradise with its diverse attaractions.
Being an island close to Misamis Oriental, it is an ideal location for the production of high value export quality
fruits and vegetables which are free from diseases. Likewise, the raising of aquarium fishes and
and herbal plantations and processing are highly recommended.
Places of Interest/ Tourist Spots in Camiguin
- White Island - a famous white sand bar
- Katibawasan and Kasaya Falls
- Springs in Sto. Nino, Ardent, Saal, and Tangub
- Mt. Hibok-Hibok
- Mambajao beaches and old houses
- Sagay Springs
- Catarman Sunken Cemetery, diving spots, springs, and old church ruins
Capitol photo credit to panoramio.com
- Camiguin Polytechnic State College
- Fatima College of Camiguin
- Philippine School of Entrepreneurship and Management
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