Kabugsakan Falls in Boac

Kabugsakan Falls Tugas Boac Marinduque Tugos Location Waterfalls Hiking Trail Water Size Swimming Length River Basin Camping Depth Stream Creek Height Distance Flow Tour Picnic Bathing Nature Guide Kabugsakan Falls is located in Tugas, Boac in Marinduque Province. The Kabugsakan Waterfalls is located 3 kilometer north of Tugos and is ideal for picnics and nature based activities. It is a popular spot among the locals because of its close proximity to Boac. The falls are located in a scenic rocky gorge and drop in total about 15m over two sections: the upper falls dropping into a secluded rocky pool before dropping again the remaining 10m or so to a much larger pool at the bottom with other rivulets cascading down some of the large boulders and rock formations in the floor of the gorge. Boac is Continue reading

The Boac Cathedral in Marinduque

Boac Catheral Marinduque Immaculate Conception Monserrat Location History Construction Architecture Layout Parish Schedule Mass Wedding Priest Statue Tour Visit Structure Building Convent Worship The Boac Cathedral is located in Boac City in Marinduque Province. The Boac Cathedral, officially known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, is the oldest existing structure of Marinduque built in 1580. The earthquake-Baroque architecture was originally called Monserrat de Marinduque later renamed Immaculate Conception Church by Jesuits. Now officially called Boac Cathedral, the retablo main and side altars stand as major feature. Boac is the capital of the island province of Marinduque. It is located 155 kilometers southeast of Manila.

To get to Boac from Manila, take a JAC, Jam, Tritran, Lucena Lines or South Star Bus and take the Manila to Lucena Route. Specifically, choose buses that will take you to the Continue reading

The Heritage Houses in Boac

Heritage Houses Boac Marinduque Ancestral Homes Neighborhood Location Municipality History Architecture Construction Style Size Island Street Layout Map Tour Guide Visit Architect Avenue Distance The heritage houses in Marinduque are located in Boac. The old, ancestral homes are a distinct collection of turn of the century houses that reflects spanish influenced architecture mixed with traditionally Pinoy ingenuity. Built heritages that defied the challenges of times will surely mesmerize and transfer you on a bygone era. Boac is the capital of the island province of Marinduque. It is located 155 kilometers southeast of Manila. To get to Boac from Manila, take a JAC, Jam, Tritran, Lucena Lines or South Star Bus and take the Manila to Lucena Route. Specifically, choose buses that will take you to the Talao-Talao Pier in Lucena City. From the Talao-Talao Pier, passengers bound for Mogpog, Boac, Gasan or Buenavista must choose Balanacan Pier while passengers bound for Santa Cruz and Torrijos may choose going to the Buyabod Pier. Continue reading

How to Get to Boac

Boac MarinduqueJAC, JAM, Tritran, Lucena Lines and South Star Bus companies service the Manila – Lucena route. Choose specific buses that bring passengers to Talao-Talao Pier. Brgy, Talao-talao, in Lucena City. (Tip: look for “Talao-Talao/Dalahican Pier” signboard on their front windshield or inquire from bus conductor).

There are door-to-door van transport service mostly Besta, L-300. Hi-Ace and MBenz vans that pick you up directly from your Metro manila residence and bring you all the way directly to Talao-Talao Pier in Dalahican, Lucena City or direct Marinduque destination. Phone Nos. 646-4717, 713-5310, 741-1233 and 801-6347; all are with telephone area code (02) for Metro Manila.

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Bulating Festival in Boac

Bulating Festival BoacThe Bulating Festival, which originated in Barangay Malbog in the town of Boac, Marinduque, is similar to the Boling-Boling Festival in Catanauan, Quezon. The word boling is a Visayan word that means ‘dirt.’ Participants cover their whole body with burak (mud) and don a headdress made of branches, twigs, and leaves as part of a spiritual cleansing ceremony to prepare themselves for the Lenten Season. Practioners regard this ritual as an act of humility and thanksgiving. In Marinduque, the ritual was initiated by the Ogayre Family of Malbog. The ritual was adopted by the people; it was eventually turned into a festival in 2001 and included in the province’s tourism program.

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Bila-Bila Festival in Boac

Bila-Bila Festival BoacThe Bila-Bila Festival is celebrated in Boac town during the town Fiesta in December. This festival celebrates the life cycle of butterflies, the butterfly farming industry being one of the town’s more unique industries. This street dancing festival promotes government efforts to make Marinduque the butterfly center of the Philippines.

The festival stems from Boac’s tree farming and butterfly propagation ordinance, which aimed to encourage reforestation and promote the butterfly industry throughout Marinduque.  Almost 70 percent of the Philippines’ total butterfly exports valued at P100 million come from Marinduque, records show. Continue reading

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. Continue reading