Province of Marinduque Local Customs

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Province of Marinduque Local Customs

  • "putong"

    it's marinduque's unique custom of welcoming and honoring friends and visitors. if you know someone from the province ask him/her about it and chances are, if you're a first time visitor you'll get to experience it. its a ceremony wherein you as a guest are serenaded by a group of men and women and offered a crown made of flowers as well as a small...

  • Putong

    When I visited Santa Cruz with a friend, they enacted a local custom which really made me feel welcome in their midst. The Marinduquenos have this unique custom of welcoming and honoring friends and visitors in a ceremony called PUTONG. During the ceremony, the Marinduquenos place crowns made of nito (a local vine) and flowers and also fresh leis...

  • Break Time

    Break time for the carabao after tilling the soil while the farmers do the planting. A typical rural scene when the season is frequently rainy signalling the start of rice planting. Marinduque has a wide area of arable plains planted with rice and vegetables.

  • Gently Stroking My Cock

    Cockfighting is a favorite past time for Filipino men come weekends. Every town seems to have its own "Gallera", the cockfighting amphitheater arena which is filled to the rim on Saturdays and Sundays. This little boy in the countryside proudly and gently stroking his pet cock has developed the love of grooming one. A pet that's groomed to fight...

  • The Beatings...

    ...At the back of the catholic church in the town of Gasan, one would see the "Penetenciadores" who beat themselves- in their arms, legs and back...For the truly religious, this nothing but a mere choreography of an annual ritual for the interested tourists who want to see these men "paying up for their sins" during the Lenten Season......and...

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