Brief History About Siquijor
Located in the Central Visayas region, Siquijor is the third smallest province in the Philippines. Legend tells of a “King Kihod” as the source of the island’s name. Old residents also called the island “Katugasan” from the Molave (“tugas”) tress that cover the hill.
Discovered by Esteban Rodrigez and Juan Aguirre of the Legaspe Expedition in 1565, it was known to the Spanish conquistadors as Isla de fuego or the “Island of Fire” for Siquijor was literally lit by fireflies at night swarming the branches of its molave trees.