The Province of Guimaras is the fifth smallest among the 80 provinces in the Philippines with an area of 604.57 square kilometers; the Philippines has a land area of 300,000 square kilometers. Pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 4667 signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos on June 18, 1966, “the Island of Guimaras and all the municipalities comprised therein are constituted into a subprovince of the Province of Iloilo, to be known as the Subprovince of Guimaras, with the seat of government in the Municipality of Jordan.” A lieutenant-governor headed the Subprovince of Guimaras. At the time of enactment of RA 4667, Jordan,Read More →

Along the shores of Iloilo Strait, there is a palatial house built on a rock. The Roca Encantada was built in honor of Doña Presentacion Hofileña Lopez in 1910. It was then the summer home of the Lopez clan. Roca Encantada was declared by National Historical Institute as a National Heritage House on August 14, 2002. It is found in the town of Buenavista in Guimaras. (458)Read More →