Profile of Marinduque Province (Geography)
Location –> MiMaRoPa Region, Philippines (See map below)
Capital –> Boac
Area –> 952.58 km2 (367.79 sq mi)
Population –> 234,521 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, rootcrops
People/Language –> Tagalog
Governor –> Presbitero Velasco Jr.
Predecessor –> Romulo Bacorro
Vice Governor –> Romulo Bacorro
Predecessor –> Mark Anthony Seño
Representative (Lone District) –> Lord Allan Jay Quinto Velasco
Cities –> None
Municipalities (Towns) –> (6) Boac, Buenavista, Gasan, Mogpog, Santa Cruz, Torrijos
Marinduque was formerly a sub-province of then province of Tayabas. On February 21, 1920, it acquired its status as a regular province by virtue of Act No. 2280. Ricardo Nepomuceno was the province’s first representative to the Philippine Assembly.
On July 11, 2013, the newly elected Congresswoman Regina Ongsiako Reyes was ordered removed by the Commission on Election for having a dual citizenship – both American and Filipino. Still, she was recognized by the Philippine Congress as the duly elected representative of the province until February of 2016 when the current congressman took his oath.
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Economy of Marinduque
Most of the people in Marinduque are engaged in either farming or fishing. Rice, fish, corn, coconut, banana, and mango are the primary products. Cottage industries include rice milling, furniture and automotive shops, and handicraft making. Tourism is still being developed although visitors from other provinces flock to the Marinduque during the lenten season for the celebration of Moriones Festival.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region