Known as the smallest Paradise Philippines province in the Southern Tagalog region, Marinduque has the shape like a human heart floating on a clear blue sea.
The Philippine island province is characterized by undulating hills, beautiful valleys, best sheer seaside cliffs, interspersed with patches of flatland on different area of the island. The soil is very much fertile but marked in certain spots by huge stony areas, making wide continuous farming more difficult. Deposits of copper, iron, and lead are can be found and mined in the province.
When Lenten season comes, a number of tourists, from the ardent devotee to a mere observer, come to Marinduque to witness the very popular Moriones Festival. A biblical character in the person of the Roman centurion, Longinus, dramatized as the towns of Boac, Mogpog, and Gasan celebrate Moriones. A religious festival, which covered the story of Longinus with Christ’s Passion and Death. The said festival is celebrated during the observance of Holy Week, happens to be in the mid-summer of the Philippine.
Marinduque Moriones Festival, Philippines
Paradise Philippines, Marinduque municipalities:
- Sta. Cruz
Marinduque DBP Forest Program video