Torrijos History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Torrijos is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Marinduque Province in Region IV-B or MiMaRoPa Region, Philippines.

Torrijos Municipal Hall
Torrijos Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Torrijos Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southeastern part of Marinduque (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Santa Cruz (north), Buenavista and Boac (west)
Area –> 178.92 km2 (69.08 sq mi)
Population –> 30,524 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 25
Revenue (2016) –> 94,725,918.56
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Lord Allan Jay Velasco
Mayor –> Lorna Velasco
Vice Mayor –> Ricardo R. de Galicia

History of Torrijos

The town of Torrijos was founded on May 25, 1880 with Matoya-toya, Bonleo, Buangan, Cabuyo, Mabucao, Tigui, Marlangga, Pacarcasan, Maranlig, Poctoy, Napo and Malibago as the 12 original barrios.

The place was the scene of heavy fight during the Philippine-American War in 1889 where the Americans suffered defeat.

Economy of Torrijos

Torrijos is an agricultural town where rice, fish, coconut, corn and root crops are the main products.

Tourist Spots in Torrijos

Salomagui Island
Poctoy White Beach

Freedom Park
St. Ignatius of Loyola Parich Church
Battle of Pulang Lupa Monument

Festivals in Torrijos

Feast of St. Ignatius

Map of Torrijos Municipality in Marinduque Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Lorna Velasco , Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr.

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