10 Marinduque important facts you should know

Marinduque a small yet fantastic island with a shape of a human heart floating on a clear blue sea, lives up to its name. It has one of the friendliest and most hospitable locals in the country.

Here are some of the noteworthy facts that you should know about this coastal province.

Farming in Marinduque is sexy and humane

10) Marinduque is a fourth-class agricultural province and center for native pig propagation.

Cow grazes in the ricefields of Marinduque

9) The province is one of the top cattle producer for Manila during the Spanish times.

Mt. Malindig as taken in Payanas, Torrijos

8) It was said that Mt. Malindig is a favourite hunting ground of the late Pres. Manuel Luis M. Quezon.

Provincial Capitol of Marinduque

7) Marinduque was declared a province twice, on 1901 (Republic Act No. 125) and 1920 (Republic Act No. 2280), respectively.

Bird specie in Marinduque

6) Six subspecies of birds are endemic to Marinduque, Amethyst Brown-dove (Phapitreron amethystina imeldae), Blackish Cuckoo-shrike, White-browed Shama (Copsychus luzoniensis shemleyi), Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra marinduquensis), Purple-throated Sunbird (Nectarinia sperata marinduquensis) and Mountain White-eye (Zosterops montanus gilli).

Passion of Christ parade in Boac, Marinduque during Moriones Lenten Rites

5) Marinduque is the home of eight (8) Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of the Philippines (Pasion, Moriones Lenten Rites, Antipo, Pupuwa, Novicio, Putong, Kalutang and Morion Head Mask).

USC&GS Marinduque

4) There was a steamer owned by the Philippine Insular Government named after the province, USC&GS Marinduque, that served exclusively in the Philippines as a survey ship in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1905 to 1932.

Marinduque dubbed as Heart and Center of the Philippines

3) Marinduque’s claim as the ‘Heart of the Philippines’ is also contested by Mindoro, Masbate and Iloilo City.

Jeepney is the primary mode of transportation in the island

2) Instead of using the demonym Marinduqueno or Marindukenyo, few locals prefer to use Marindukanon to address a more Filipinized demonym.

Karikari and Adobong Manok sa gata with turmeric are popular in the island

1) Marinduque is the only Mimaropa province with no fast-food chain like Jollibee and McDonalds.

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