SIMARA ISLAND - A VOLCANO
by Gilbert Fajiculay
Looking at a list of hundreds of inactive volcanoes in the Philippines, I found that Romblon province has five of them. These are all located in the Maghali District. And they are: Simara Island, Banton Island, Maestre de Campo (now Sibale Is.), and the Dos Hermanas islands of Carlota and Isabela.
The highest inactive volcano, Banton, rises to 1,967 feet above sea level while the lowest is Carlota at 162 feet above sea level. Simara island rises to 755 feet from the sea.