A man displays his Moriones costume. During the Holy Week, people around Marinduque wear the costume as part of a reenactment of the story of Longinus, the Roman soldier who supposedly got healed after Jesus’ blood touched his blind eye.
Warm Welcome March 23rd 2016 It all started with an invitation to see the Moriones. So for five days I find myself in the “Heart of the Philippines.”
That’s what the residents of Marinduque call their province, a heart-shaped island separated from the coast of Quezon province by the Tayabas Bay, and is just about located in the center of the archipelago. Here, a 120-kilometer circumferential road snakes through sceni ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Marinduque The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more
Although he lived much of his toddler years abroad in the US and spent his early childhood roaming around the Philippines with his parents, Jay didn't really catch the travel bug until much later in 2006, when he was dragged to a microfinance conference in Thailand. He considers it his first true taste of travel, with his childhood already but a vague, distant memory. Something about being in a foreign place stirred his wanderlust, and his feet have constantly itched since. After graduating with a degree in Multimedia Arts, Jay worked as a news writer, then as a high school teacher. Presently,... full info