The name Bantoanon comes from the island of Banton, where they lived, but some
Bantoanon came from the islands of Simara and Sibale. The mode of livelihood among the Bantoanon fishing, upland and lowland agriculture and trade and business.
To the Bantoanon, education is a very important aspect of life. They find ways and means to acquire better education for a better living and they believe that hard work, perseverance, and dedication will get them a better education.
The Bantoanon are a health conscious people and most of them consider that "health is wealth". In addition,the Bantoanon of Romblon Province are easily identified by their last family names which usually start with the letter "F". The Bantoanon speak a local dialect called Asi.
The estimated Bantoanon population is 36,139 composed of an estimated No. Of Household of 7,478 (OSCC IV, 1995)