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theguardianangel Says: The mountains of “Pulang Lupa” were known for its historical bloody battle of the Filipino-American soldiers. According to the history, Colonel Maximo Abad led some Filipino guerillas to fight against the American Soldier Captain Devereux Shields with his men. Due to Abad’s...
theguardianangel Says: Poctoy Beach Resort is found in the town of Torrijos and also popular to its nearby town- Sta. Cruz.They usually call Poctoy beach as the white beach so I expected that the sand’s literally white but got a bit disappointed (just a little.. really)... because the sand’s color...
theguardianangel Says: There are 3 ways to get to Marinduque island- by air (from Manila) and water (From Lucena port, Quezon province). However, there is only one airline that flies to Marinduque and that’s Zestair. You can book flights through their website at www.zestair.com.ph but I really had...
theguardianangel Says: Tricycle is a three wheeled vehicle and can only travel on a short distance. You can take the tricycle to get to Poctoy Beach from “Bayan” (center of the town) .Usually tricycle drivers, doesn’t wait for passengers to fill in all the seats (maximum capacity: 5) unlike in the...
theguardianangel Says: This one's a bakery but it also sells some souvenir stuffs and delicacies. It's very near the "No Name shop" where Morion masks are sold and also located in the central town of Torrijos. No chance to bargain. Arrowroot cookies are products from Marinduque which will be very...
Most of the people living in Marinduque are Catholics and they are particular in celebrating the Holy Week. People from Metro Manila come back from their hometown (wherever that is) to celebrate the Lent with their families.
Honestly, I only know that processions are done every Good Friday at 3-4pm (after Christ gave His 7 last words) but not here in Marinduque. Processions are done during Holy Wednesday and Good Friday with the saints' replicas march around town. It's a good thing that I was able to join the 1st procession (Holy Wednesday) because I found out that Morions also join the holy parade too. They walk with the people at the end of the procession. They say that once you wear the complete Morion costume, it will be your penitent and so I thought wrong. Moriones Festival is not only about fashion and that the people participating in the festival weren't only showing off their new designs of costumes. It's all about faith and the costumes... it's just a bonus for tourists who want to catch a glimpse of the tradition.
I can imagine how hard it is for a person to wear that Morion mask and the big and heavy garments; plus the hot and humid temperature on a summer day while marching around town. That is really WOW!
The procession starts from the Church, marches around town then goes back.
Holy Wednesday procession has shorter route than in the Good Friday. The elders pray the rosary about 3 mysteries of the Holy Rosary are recited while walking down the streets, until it gets back in the church. Each people carry lighted candles just as the procession starts.
Updated Apr 28, 2012
We use to call coconut as "Buko" and its juice is very refreshing as well as its meat which is more popularly used as main ingredient in salad (Buko Salad).
We went to visit one of our relatives outside Torrijos, can't remember the place. Then my aunt out of nowhere just asked us if we wanted the fruit from above- the coconut tree!
Ofcourse, we wanted it! One of our relatives then, got a long bamboo stick and a coconut fruit fell! My aunt axed (that's my term, don't bother) in half the coconut fruit and in instant, we had our refreshment.
Marinduque is rich in natural wonders so you may get a lot to see coconut trees wherever you go. It's very odd though that in the provinces in the Philippines, if you want a coconut fruit, you just have to ask the owner of the land (if he's there) or anyone living within that place if you can have some coconut fruits. I believe the only challenge is how you will get it from the tree.
Written Apr 28, 2012
Guests can play free of charge at the 9-hole Bellarocca golf course, which is on the main island about a kilometer from the resort. Non-guests must pay the green fee.
The course is on a hillside, with views of the blue sea. Some fairways play like the first cut of rough. The greens are bumpy and very slow. The correct attitude is to play it for fun, and the vista.
Equipment: Club rentals available.
Written Dec 20, 2011