Magdiwang is the home of Mt. Guiting-Guiting, the highest peak in Sibuyan Island. The town has much more to offer, stunning scenery such as lovely beaches, astonishing waterfalls and thick forest are only some of Magdiwang's pride and endowment.
The history of Magdiwang begun sometime in 17th century. A group of religious missionaries led by Valentine Ayala found settlement in this place originally named the place Magallanes, in honor of Ferdinand Magallanes. From a mere barrio of Cajidiocan. On January 1, 1947, The Philippine President signed the Republic Act no. 48 making Magdiwang as a Municipality.
Situated in the island of Sibuyan, the municipality of Magdiwang is bounded by the municipality of Cajidicocan in the east and the municipality of San Fernando in the south and by Sibuyan Sea on the north. Magdiwang is known for its dense forest, which is one of the favorites by mountain climbers to conquer and explore.
The island possesses endemic and rare species that cannot be found elsewhere in the country. Scientific research, education and recreation rare only some of the reasons why it is the favorite area of foreigners. The island has an abundance of corral reefs, and mangroves.
Magdiwang is one of the three municipalities which composed the Sibuyan island, the second largest among the island of Romblon, it is bounded on the West by Cajidiocan on the South by San Fernando and on the North by Sibuyan Sea facing the Romblon, Romblon.
The total land area of Magdiwang is 11,190 hectares. The municipality is hilly and has a mountainous terrain. The town has the following soil classification: Tupi loam, Laylay sandy clay loam and Mogpog Farson Complex.
The woods and forests are always so near and alive. The rivers and the falls, from Dalipi to the sparkling torrents of Cataja Falls, gouged from solid rock by eons. The verity of nature becomes more palpable due to the thundering water and that are partly hidden by a tangle of trees and brush.