Marinduque Brought Home 16 Gold Medals in MIMAROPA Sports Event

SportThis is a repost from Pia.gov.ph**BOAC, Marinduque, Feb 29 (PIA) — About 190 delegates from different schools of the six municipalities of the province composed of coaches, players and supervisors joined this year’s Mimaropa Regional Athletic Association Meet (MRAAM).

The event was held at Sto. Nino de Romblon, Romblon on Feb. 17-21.

This is a project of the Department of Education (DepEd) to promote sports and sportsmanship to the youth, thus encouraging students to focus on their studies and sports and deviate from other activities that may affect their grades or performance in school.

It took weeks of diligent preparation and practice for the athlete delegates in their determination to bag the gold medals for the different events of the games. Marinduque Division Head Magdalen Lim said she was optimistic that the students will bring home pride and honor for the province.

Marinduque brought home 16 gold medals which include six for badminton, five of which were won by students from Malindig Institute of Sta.Cruz and one from Marinduque National High School. Three of the golds are for Taekwando, three for table tennis, two for table tennis, one for arnis-bantam weight, and one for arnis.

There were also 13 silver medals won for badminton, taekwando, and arnis; and 30 bronze medals for the same events and the other events like boxing, hurdle 110m, 5000m run and sepak takraw.

DepEd officials and the provincial government of Marinduque expressed pride for the winners and commended them for a job well done. (LBR/MNL-PIA4B, Marinduque)

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Feel the Love at Chateau Du Mer Beach Resort

Chateau Du Mer Beach Resort

Looking for a Romantic Getaway? Visit Marinduque Island,Philippines and stay at Chateau Du Mer Beach Resort in Boac!! All you will hear is the sound of the waves and your heart beat. Love the tender ambiance of its environment. It is an experience you will never forget. Moreover, your Dollars/Euros will go a long way.

What to do:

Poctoy White Beach is about a 1.5 hours drive from the resort.  The slopes of  Mt. Malindig is a favorite spot for hiking and bird watching during the dry season. If you decide to hike, bring a lot of water and hire a local guide. Other activities popular to visitors are: snorkeling, sunset watching, and shopping for native handicrafts (nito and wood products). For visitors who love the outdoors, cave exploration (Bathala Caves) and walking, or jogging along the seashore from Amoingon to Balaring are recommended activities. Guests could also feast on adobo sa gata (chicken cooked in coconut milk), a spicy meat dish called “Kare-Kare”, and abundance of fresh seafoods and fruits.

Location:

Amoingon, town of Boac Marinduque, Philippines

Rates:

For 1 to 2 Persons: 3,000 pesos per day
For 3 to 4 Persons: 4,000 pesos per day
For 4 adults and 2 children: 4,500 pesos per day
There will be a 10% discount for one week stay or longer.
** Subject to change depending on dollar to pesos exchange rate

Contact Information:

From US: 916-961-3365 or 916-390-6424
From Manila: 042-332-1338 or 042-332-1754
E-mail: tagaboac@comcast.net / tagajaro@comcast.net
Website: www.chateaudumer.com

Source: www.chateaudumer.com

Image from: marinduqueonmymind.blogspot.com

Bila Bila Festival: Boaceños Sole Tribute to Butterflies

Butterfly

Do you love butterflies? If you are, then there is no wonder that you would crave to see the unusual celebration by the people of Marinduque called Bila Bila Festival (Butterfly Festival).

Bila Bila Festival

This festival is celebrated during the town fiesta (Dec.8) in Boac town, capital of Marinduque. The event features the life cycle of butterflies since butterfly farming is the town’s unique industry. Literally stated, a butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect which is essential to environment but for the Boaceños, butterfly is not just a simple creature of God but a symbol of hope. Aside from its natural role of enhancing the environment, butterfly has been their good source of income for numerous years.

During the festival, participants wear their vibrant and multi-colored costumes which entail flower petals and butterfly wings. This much-awaited colorful event includes street dancing that promotes the island province of Marinduque as the butterfly capital of the Philippines.

Unlike any other festivals which usually honor patron saints, Bila Bila festival is a unique way of paying tribute to butterflies that could be a big hit worldwide emphasizing the heart of Marinduquenos in giving importance to the said creature.

Sources: www.marinduque.gov.ph

www.philstar.com

wikipedia.org

Photos from: archives.pia.gov.ph

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