Mimaropa festival vows ‘total tourism experience’

Thousands of visitors are expected to arrive for the Mimaropa Festival in Puerto Princesa City on November 3-13, which will be highlighted by street-dancing competition, agriculture-tourism-trade fair, and crowning of Festival King and Queen. MIMAROPA stands for the provinces of Mindoro (Occidental and Oriental), Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, which comprise Mimaropa Region and possess a wealth of natural wonders and kaleidoscope of authentic Filipino culture and traditions. “International and domestic visitors alike will be treated to a total tourism experience throughout the 10-day extravaganza, showcasing Filipino religiosity, native cuisine, and indigenous…

Marinduque must be represented by Canadian lawyers in mining lawsuits

By Rey Panaligan | Source: Manila Bulletin The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Marinduque has rejected the move of Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes to re-engage the services of an American law firm to represent the province in its case set to be filed in Canada against two mining firms. Instead, the majority members of the Sanggunian, together with the members of the Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (MaCEC), proposed the hiring of Canadian lawyers to represent the province, a move supported by Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Q. Velasco. Marinduque is filing a…

Marinduque, 3 other provinces ready to welcome Chinese investments

4 provinces ready to welcome Chinese iinvestments Source: Rodel Alzona | Business Mirror Four provinces and one municipality in the Philippines are all saying they are ready to welcome Chinese businessmen and investments. In separate interviews, the governors of Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Negros Occidental said they would not hesitate to accept Chinese investments into their jurisdictions. Oriental Mindoro Gov. Alfonso Umali Jr. said they are looking to have Chinese investments in tourism and agriculture. “We will welcome Chinese investments. We want to develop the province and our beaches. We…

PHL showroom spotlights less known destinations

By Press Release | Asian Journal The MIMAROPA region, including cities of Calapan and Puerto Princesa, is on display for two weeks beginning October 17 at the Philippine Showroom, a year-round tourism and trade fair at the lobby of the Department of Tourism Building along Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati. The provinces of Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan, which go by the acronym MIMAROPA, displays for sale some of their export-quality products like marble figurines with on-the-spot electro-engraving, uraro pastries, ethnic-inspired fashion accessories, and the uniquely designed…

Marinduque, No. 1 Most Competitive Province in Mimaropa

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Marinduque Provincial Director Oscar Agbay, giving the Plaque of Recognition to Gov. Carmencita Reyes for ranking No. 27 Most Competitive Province in the Philippines and No. 1 Most Competitive Province in Mimaropa. Also in picture is Marinduque Board Members John Pelaez, John Hernandez and Mr. Dindo Asuncion. Photo courtesy: DTI Mimaropa Region