Marinduque Province

MarinduqueThe province of Marinduque extends about 137 nautical miles from Manila between Bondoc Peninsula at the eastern portion of Luzon and Oriental Mindoro. It is bounded on the north by Tayabas Bay, northeast by Mongpong Pass, southeast by Tayabas Strait and Sibuyan at the south, and about 29 nautical miles from Balanacan Port to Lucena City and 30 nautical miles from Gasan Port to Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro.Marinduque is known as one of the smallest provinces in the Southern Tagalog region. Marinduque is a heart-shaped island known for its many festivals and warm welcoming people. The Island has a good infrastructure, water, electricity, transport and roads. The island has numerous things to do and see.

During the Lenten season, Marinduque comes alive with people from all over the countryside visiting to witness the very popular and famous Moriones Festival, a colourful religious celebration that links to the story of Longinus with Christ’s Passion and Death. This festivity is known as one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines.

Marinduque lies in the Sibuyan Sea, somewhat blocking the North Verde Island Passage going to San Bernardino Strait (between Sorsogon and Samar, opening into the Pacific Ocean); and a little north of the Verde Island Passage going to Sulu Sea and Visayan Sea.

Marinduque is divided into 6 municipalities in total, Boac, Buenavista, Gasan, Mogpog, Santa Cruz and Torrijos.

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