Marinduque Itinerary: Round Trip Marinduque Travel and Tour

Round Trip Marinduque Travel and Tour Email add.: info.marinduque@gmail.com   Contact No.: 0977.649.4754 Website: marinduquenews.blogspot.com *Day Time Activities Thu 7:00PM Pick up time 8:00AM Departure in Manila Fri | Day 1 12:00AM Arrival in Dalahican Port 6:00AM Departure in Balanacan Port, Mogpog 6:30AM Balanacan Shrine 7:00AM Balanacan View Deck 8:00AM Arrival in hotel with surprise 8:30AM Breakfast 10:30AM Free time: relaxation, swimming and nap 12:00PM Lunch 1:30PM Boac National Museum 2:30PM Our Lady of Biglang Awa Cathedral 3:00PM Laylay Port 3:30PM Gasan Butterfly Farm 4:30PM St. Joseph Chruch 5:00PM Sunset over…

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…

DENR: Marinduque Rich in Potential to Become Tourist Haven

BOAC, Marinduque, April 23 (PIA) –  Marinduque, considered to be the “Heart of the Philippines” has a big potential for further tourism development, Mimaropa’s regional environment chief  declared during the recent 14th Philippine Speleological Society National Caving Congress. Environment and Natural Resources Regional Executive Director Oscar Dominguez said Marinduque should be credited for its efforts to maintain peace and order, a critical requirement for tourist destinations.  Apart from its natural wonders – caves, beaches and waters – Marinduque is known for the annual Moriones Festival which was observed last week…

Last of Moriones Mask Makers Looking For Heirs

Morion Mask. Recognition goes to the owner of this photo. His interpretation was inspired by an actor who played Hercules in a movie that he saw when he was young and that image, he said, was etched forever in his memory. Manay, 70, is the oldest Morion mask maker on the island and the last in Boac town, the provincial capital. In the neighboring town of Mogpog where the Moriones Festival originated lives Salvador “Buddy” Liwanagan, 52, the go-to guy for the more elaborate Morion masks. Unlike Manay’s masks that…