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Torrijos

TOWNS PROFILE

History tells us that the town of “Torrijos” was a vast plain noted for her rich natural beauties and abundant resources. The majestic Mt. Malindig and its green forest, the rivers that flows from its summit to the vast plain of Malibago and the lowlands of Tigwi, the mineral ores deep under Torrijos’ earth, and the sea which teem with fish and other marine products, may be considered prime factors that attracted people of other places to settle in this community.

Municipality of Torrijos, Marinduque

Municipality of Torrijos, Marinduque

The origin of the name of Torrijos has three versions; 1) The early inhabitants of the place had many cattle ranches. They suggested therefore that the town be called “Torrillos”. They later changed it to Torrijos; 2) Torre y Hijos had been a prominent family when the name for the town was being resolved by the people. Their popularity in the area resulted in giving the name of Torre y Hijos to the place. The people found it difficult in uttering the name, so they shortened it to Torrijos. 3) Governor General Jose Ma. Torrijos from Calapan was one of the principal heroes in the war of independence against Spain who came to visit Torrijos. At that time people had been choosing a name for the town. By the kindness and diplomacy of the general, the people finally decided to name the town after him. Torrijos is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.

ATTRACTIONS

Battle of Pulang Lupa Shrine

The Battle of Pulang Lupa was an engagement fought on September 13, 1900, during the Philippine–American War, between the forces of Colonel Maximo Abad and Devereux Shields, in which Abad’s men defeated the American force.

This is consider as one of the lost famous battle in the Philippines.

Pulang Lupa Shrine Torrijos, Marinduque

Pulang Lupa Shrine Torrijos, Marinduque

This Freedom Park much known as Luneta Park is located along the shoreline of Poblacion, Torrijos.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Church

Saint Ignacio of Loyola Torrijos Marinduque

Saint Ignacio of Loyola Torrijos Marinduque

The town’s patron is St. Ignacio of Loyola whose feast day is every July 31.

Poctoy White Beach

Poctoy White Beach Torrijos, Marinduque

Poctoy White Beach Torrijos, Marinduque

A long stretch of white-sand beach in Barangay Poctoy in Torrijos town is considered the finest and most accessible white sand beach in mainland Marinduque.

It is the most popular place on the island in summertime. Summer activities include beach volleyballs, bikini opens, and more recently, kayaking. Crave for fresh marine catch brought in by local fishermen.

PLACES TO STAY

  • Beach Club Cagpo
    Contact Person: Diana Lyn delos Reyes (In-house Manager)
    Contact No.: +63921.993.2537 | +63928.559.6005
    Email Address: beachclubcagpo@yahoo.com
    Website: www.beachclubcagpo.com
  • Village Sunrise Inn
    Contact Person: Ferman Rioflorido
    Contact No.: +63920.909.3674 (PH) | +63920.909.3674 (International)
    Email Address: ferman@villagesunriseinn.com | morion1007@yahoo.com
    Website: www.villagesunriseinn.com

 

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