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Marinduque Mainland from Tres Reyes Islands

Marinduque Mainland from Tres Reyes Islands
View of Mainland Marinduque from Tres Reyes Islands-Click on Photo to link to Marinduque Awaits You

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bongbong Marcos Visits Marinduque, Holy Week, 2010


I found this news on the web regarding Bongbong Marcos visit in Boac, Holy Week, 2010. His motorcade passed by our resort, but did not see him in person, but viewed all the activities in our local channel, including the putong ceremony to welcome him and his family to Boac. Here's the news item for your reading pleasure.

"Bongbong Marcos recently brought his entire family to Boac, Marinduque to catch a glimpse of the famed Moriones Festival and participate in a unique welcoming ceremony in the heart shaped island called ‘pagpuputong’.

After being greeted with an endless round of ’si Bongbong ngani’ and ‘Ay! Baya, si Bongbong’ (the usual expressions that come up in any conversation in Marinduque), the Ilocos Norte Solon went about town to join in the festivities that erupt like Mardigras just before the holiest Holy Week days.

I don’t know how it is among other people in other parts of the country, but it is still a big deal in Marinduque when national candidates visit the province.

For more than a decade now, after the Marcopper mines shut down, the economy of Marinduque has slowed down quite a bit and the only business left thriving (if you can really call it that) is copra.

Bongbong Marcos, wife Lisa, and kids pose with Moriones.

So, it was really good news when Bongbong came to Boac (which is the capital of Marinduque) and made a commitment to promote Marinduque as a key tourism destination.

This is rather believable, coming from someone who engineered a tourism revival in Ilocos Norte during his term as governor.

Bongbong, thinking out of the box, pointed out that the Marcopper mining site, shut down for years, can be redeveloped, particularly its 18-hole golf course, housing facilities and hospital building for medical tourism.

Like a true native of the island, Bongbong said that Marinduque’s inherent beauty can easily be a magnet for tourists with diverse needs and interests, given the right support and approach.

Bongbong Marcos, Lisa, and kids are welcomed in Marinduque with the Pagpuputong ceremony. Accorded to guests, the ceremony is supposed to bring good luck.

If you haven’t been to Marinduque, you ought to see the Elephant Island, Paajao Falls, Bathala Cave, Malbog Hot Springs, and Mt. Malindig".

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