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Marinduque’s Pride: Arrowroot Cookies

Right in the heart of the Philippines is the small island province of Marinduque. The province is still part of Luzon and is included in Region IV-B (MIMAROPA). The place is just paradise with its untouched virgin beaches and more.

Marinduque is approximately six to seven hours from Manila – a three- to four-hour bus ride and another three hours in a ship (or commonly known as ro-ro). There used to be flights going to the province but due to the small numbers opting for plane rides, the flights were already cancelled.

Every year, tourists and religious pilgrims flock the place during the Holy Week because of the Moriones Festival. It’s a weeklong celebration where men, women and even kids roam city dressed up as Roman centurions...

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