Web Travel | Marinduque Island, Philippines...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Marinduque is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. Its capital is Boac. Marinduque lies between Tayabas Bay to the north and Sibuyan Sea to the south. It is located south and west of Quezon, east of Mindoro, and north of Romblon.

Marinduque is a heart-shaped island situated about eleven miles from the main island of Luzon. It is 370 square miles making it the thirteenth largest island in the Philippine archipelago. Marinduque is famous for the annual Moriones Festival.

Marinduque is an agricultural province, primarily growing rice and coconuts. It is also a place for handicrafts that is now being export in d?fferent parts of the world. Fishing is also an important part of the economy.

Mining was once an important player in the economy until a mining accident (the Marcopper mining incident) occurred, bringing the industry to a standstill on the island. The provincial government has just recently sued Marcopper’s parent company, Placer Dome, for $100 million in damages. Placer Dome was purchased in 2006 by Barrick, who has now been joined in the lawsuit.


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