Jomalig is politically subdivided into 5 barangays.
The history of Jomalig Island is the only love story legend in Quezon province. Although many old jomaligins (its people) not know or not remember where Jomalig derived its name but there few old residences remembered the wonderful legend from their ancestors. Based on the story, there was a Datu (chieftain native) lived on island and he has a beautiful daughter. A young man from Neighbor Island wants to marriage princess but Datu challenge him. Datu said that when young man roams the island in one day and in every lake or pond he arrow three fishes, Datu gave his daughter. Young man tried and he makes the challenge of Datu, but in the finish area he lost his strength. In this point he ask his price and the girl come with him. Because he has hopeless to leave, he only request princess to kiss him. That case, the people in island saw what happened and they shout “HUMALIK” (She kissed). People in island named the island “Humalik”. Many years past and the Humalik become Jomalig. Many old residences said that the Americans change it when they conquered Philippines.
Jomalig Island was a former barrio of Polillo, Quezon, but on January 22, 1961 with the... Read More