Marinduque Shrine Pushed as Pilgrimage Site

Diocesan Shrine of Mahal na Birhen ng Biglang Awa in Boac, Marinduque Marinduque Rep. Regina Ongsiako-Reyes has filed a bill seeking to declare the Diocesan Shrine of Mahal na Birhen ng Biglang Awa (Our Lady of Prompt Succor) in Boac, Marinduque as a pilgrimage site and tourist destination. Ongsiako-Reyes said that with the proposed declaration, she hopes that the number of tourists and pilgrims participating in the feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on November 11 every year will significantly increase.“This bill will greatly help boost the tourism industry…

Marinduque: Moriones Festival 2015 Schedule of Activities

Moriones Festival Observed during the Holy Week, this annual religious festival is quite different from the rest of the festivals in the country. Masks are worn by participants so they would like Roman centurions. These centurions march across the town in search of Longinus, their former comrade who they must now punish for converting to Christianity. As the legend goes, Longinus was blind on one eye. Now, he was the one who speared Jesus on his side to check if he was already dead. When a drop of blood reached…

Byahe ng mga Barko sa Marinduque Ngayong Semana Santa

MV Virgen Penafrancia, Star Horse Lines Boac, Marinduque – Ayon kay Philippine Coastguard Commander (PCG), Balanacan Station PO1 Emilio Quimora, ang mga biyahe ng Star Horse Shipping Co., mula Talao-Talao Port papuntang Balancan Port, Mogpog ay ang sumusunod: Umaga: 11:00 | 2:30 | 5:30 | 7:30 | 9:00 | 10:30 Hapon: 1:30 | 3:30 | 5:00 Gabi: 6:30 | 9:30 | 11:30 Wala pang inilalabas ang nasabing kumpanya kung ito ay may biyahe sa Biyernes Santo subalit karaniwan na walang byahe sa araw na nabanggit ang mga barko sa pagbibigay…

Costa El Bambu, bagong atraksyon sa Torrijos, Marinduque

Kanina (Marso 29, 2015) ay binuksan na sa publiko ang pinakabagong atraksyon sa Poctoy White Beach sa Bayan ng Torrijos, Marinduque. Ito ay ang Costa El Bambu, isang floating restaurant na magsisilbing kainan sa umaga, tanghali at gabi ng mga turistang darayo sa White Beach ngayong summer. Mayroong Entrance Fee na Php 50.00. Ang nasabing proyekto ay nabuo sa inisyatiba ni Julius dela Rosa sa tulong nina Konsehal Alvin Gaye Pizarro at ng kanyang butihing ama, Tomas Pizarro. Para sa karagdagang larawan, click here.

Mining-free Marinduque?

Copper mine waste spilled in Boac River, killing fish in this 1996 photo -AFP A lawmaker has proposed to declare Marinduque as a mining-free zone, citing the continued threat of the Marcopper toxic spill nearly two decades after the 1996 disaster. Rep. Regina O. Reyes, who represents the lone district of Marinduque, filed House Bill 5566, which seeks to declare a total mining ban in the province.“The province of Marinduque has been enduring the detrimental consequences of the 1996 mining disaster and its aftermath,” Ms. Reyes said in a statement…