Marinduque is known for a normal Moriones Festival each Holy Week that facilities iconic wooden moryon masks and regalia of a Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus Christ.
While this image has stranded with this magical island for generations, it probably unmasked itself to exhibit a other dark wonders during a new centennial provincial first anniversary.
According to Gov. Presbitero Velasco, a range put a best feet brazen by showcasing a abounding informative heritage, healthy gems and a rising tourism attention charity different attractions.
He also denounced a business potentials, many important of that is a origination of a special mercantile section in Sta. Cruz to attract investors, production industries and tourism developers, and renovate Balogo into an general port.
Highlights of a centenary frolic were a phenomenon of the Important Cultural Property (ICP) board bestowed by a National Museum of a Philippines to the Boac Cathedral, and a moryon-inspired Centennial Monument crypt and a Bantayog-Wika during a provincial capitol formidable in Boac.
The area of a jubilee was a Araw ng Marinduque that featured a march of floats depicting ancestral events of a range and a informative birthright of a 6 towns. Street dances of a several metropolitan festivals were also held.
The iconic moryons reenacted a “Pugutan” or beheading of mythical centurion Longinus who testified to Christ’s resurrection, the climactic section of a Moriones Festival passion play.
Capping a frolic was a celebration night where superb locals from several fields of try and former governors were recognized, and the launch of a Marinduque Centennial personalized stamp.
Velasco pronounced that aside from a crowd-drawing Moriones, a range takes honour in a mix of nature, journey and enlightenment that make it a unqualified destination.
Dubbed as “the heartland of a Philippines,” Marinduque is deliberate a archipelago’s geodetic core as mapped by American engineers by a Luzon Datum of 1911. This hilltop pen during a pier city of Mogpog can be ascended by a 460-step staircase with a 14 Stations of a Cross, circuitous adult during a view-deck with a statue of Our Lady of Piat unaware a sea and rolling hills.
The range is dotted with powdery beaches, among them Tres Reyes Islands in Buenavista, with some tools ideal for scuba diving.
The many sought-after beaches are a islands of Polo, Mompong and Maniwaya, where a Palad sandbar appears during low tide.
Poctoy Beach in Torrijos has a prolonged widen of excellent silt and an underwater museum of moryon monuments for scuba divers. The coastal area is also horde to a newly-opened Amara Resort and Beach Villas, a tiny luxe judgment hotel incorporating inland architectural and pattern motifs.
Marinduque will also embark on a extensive sea ecosystem plan underneath a Shore It Up corporate amicable shortcoming module of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., anchored on a arrangement of proffer Marine Guardians who will assistance secure a nautical resources of a province.
On a informative front, it is remarkable for a putong acquire protocol where guest are crowned with strain and dance by a townsfolk, as good as a kalutang garb that uses pieces of timber as low-pitched instruments.
Go behind in time during a well-preserved colonial-era houses, many of that have been given a new franchise in life as blurb establishments. A important stop is Casa de Don Emilio, a infrequent dining grill in Boac that provides a glance of a stately circa-1900s approach of life.
A source of honour are a battles of Paye in Boac and Pulang Lupa in Torrijos where leisure fighters degraded American infantry in 1900 during a Filipino-American War and are immortalized in chronological markers.
Other traveller magnets embody a array of caves and waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, healing prohibited springs, a 1,157-meter Mt. Malindig and butterfly gardens that demonstrate to Marinduque’s abounding biodiversity and have done it a country’s moth capital.