Romblon Triangle

While browsing the web, I stumbled upon the article The Mystery Behind Romblon Triangle. Urband Legend: Romblon Triangle It was actually my first time to read about Romblon Triangle, it’s like the local version of the Bermuda Triangle. It is said to be cursed as about 40 ships have already sunk around the area, including Doña Paz and the latest one, the Princess of the Stars that capsized off the coast of San Fernando, Romblon at the height of Typhoon Frank on June 21, 2008.

According to Wikipedia

The Romblon Triangle is a region in the central seas of the Philippines which lies near the province of Romblon, where a number of surface vessels are alleged to be either mysteriously disappeared or theater of disaster under unexplainable circumstances. Philippine Coast Guard believes that such disasters are due to natural phenomenon like high tides, heavy typhoons among others; outcome of its navigational potentials and topographic features. On the other hand, popular culture assumes paranormal tales which may intervene with the passing vessels.

The boundaries of the triangle covers the entire area of northern Romblon province, and its endpoint lies on Concepcion municipality, in-between of the Dos Hermanas islands (Isabel and Carlota islands) and Sibuyan Island.

The Romblon Triangle was also featured in Rated K sometime last year.

In QTV’s Ang Pinaka Show, it was listed as one of the Top 10 Urban Legends (meaning: fake) that have circulated around the Philippines for years, on their August 30, 2009 episode Ang Pinaka: Katakatakang Kwento Part 2 (Urban Legends).

10. The Romblon Triangle – local version of the famous Bermuda Triangle (another urban legend), probably originated because the Romblon sea is an open sea which sometimes could get rough.


Posted by under Sibale News. Posted on July 30, 2010. Modified on July 30, 2010 .

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One Response to “Romblon Triangle”

  1. GLF says:

    Attest to this came from previous shipmates who have sailed this place for years as an interisland maritime workers. They would notice the vessel were already at tablas straight ’cause the vessel is rocking. Some would say they heard from old companios that they could see golden ship sailing with them, and would suddenly disappear in the dark of the night. It was also from them, that interisland mariner calls Sibale as “teacher’s camp” english term for maestre de campo.

    It so happened that in 1995 my Chief Engineer happened to be the 2nd engineer of m.v. Tacloban that collided with Don Juan in april 1980 five nautical miles off barangay Dalajican shore.

    Similar to “Viscay bay of europe” which is known as the graveyard of ships,

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