It's more than a kilometer stretch of powdery white sand and has become the most popular in mainland Marinduque - the Poctoy White Beach. More resorts and small buildings are on the rise now closer to the beach. This is one place where thousands have come and gone to also enjoy the view of Mt. Malindig rising from the waters.
Malindig is one volcano with seemingly ever-present bright-white clouds that collect over its peak. You wonder if something's being exhaled by the volcano all the time. All the time.
But soon you forget about it for you've come to enjoy the beach and amenities aroun ...
Marinduque is dubbed as the Heart of the Philippines. Situated between Tayabas Bay to the North and Sibuyan Sea to the South this province with a shape of a heart is also a religious center in the Philippines. In this province, they celebrate the Moriones Festival during Holy Week to commemorate the suffering of Jesus Christ.
But Marinduque is not just know for that. Marinduque is home to many beaches that is totally world class and far relaxing than those within 4 hours away from Manila. One of them is Poctoy White Beach in Torrijos Town, and an hour away from Sta. Cruz.
Poctoy Beach ha ...
How To Get There?
There are two options on how to go to Maniwaya Island, but both are via Quezon Province.
Option 1 Via General Luna Port
Take a bus bound to Lucena Quezon. Inform the driver that you will alight at Lucena Grand Terminal, there are other buses that do not pass through the terminal (as per the local I have talked to). I chose Jam liner since it's the nearest on my place. Fare is 218 as of April 2017 and travel time may take up to three hours. I take the 12midnight trip and arrive at Lucena around 3 in the morning.
From Lucena Grand Terminal, there are van bound to di ...
The Moriones Festival of my home province, Marinduque, is one of the most famous religious Philippine festivals for its interesting premise: it centers on culture and religion in the country, with an emphasis on reliving the time Roman soldiers roamed the streets during Jesus' crucifixion.
Because the Philippines has been known for its predominantly Catholic beliefs, it's no wonder so many of its festivals are inspired by Biblical stories.
The festival began when farmers and fisher folk began dressing up and performing this unique kind of street theater. Locals dress up as Roman soldiers ...
Amid all controversies surrounding Environment Sec. Gina Lopez' 'gift of love' to the Filipino people on Valentines' Day, the Heart of the Philippines continues to bleed. Strangely, she treats the Marinduque environmental and health concerns like it's something beneath her dignity to look into for reason only to her known.
To think that Marinduque was home to the largest copper mining operation in the Asia-Pacific Region. Now it is ranked as having one of the most denuded forests in the country. It remains the only 4th Class province in the MIMAROPA region today. Land area: 95,258 hectares; ...
The Philippines, being an archipelago, has been known to its islands and islets of serene and exotic beauty. Having to experience the pristine and gorgeous beauty of these islands, made me so proud that I am from here. So before I even try to go out of the country, I made myself a promise that I would go around the Philippines first as much as I can. There is always a new destination being discovered within the country, and this is enough to trigger the wanderlust inside all of us. Let us discover one of them!
Marinduque is an island Province of the Philippines located in Mimaropa (RegionIV ...