After Cebu, Marinduque. I went home at last!after 6 years of not seeing the place where I was born and grew up. I went home to attend the my high school homecoming, Immaculate Conception College Batch 87.
we had a jeepcade!
With Jojo Leva, one of the “kwelas” in our batch.
with some of the batchmates in our theme party
I am from Boac so 0f course I will not leave my town without visiting the old familiar places..
Boac’s Spanish Colonial Fortress Church (Built by Franciscans), its grounds we used as play ground when we were kids since we lived at the foot of the hill where the church is.
Made me want to sing “This used to be our playground..” Old colonial street where we ran as kids while playing hide and seek and other street games. That’s my best friend Rhoda and her daughter Pauline.reminisce, reminisce! o how I missed street games.
One of the few old houses left that was restored and converted into fine restaurant. This used to be the house of Baroro (as we all called him) lead of the local “banda” (community band). The house is located at the town’s plaza area. It is now Casa De Don Emilio owned by the Pitero’s. They serve good capuccino :-D .And you must try their menudo at Kusina sa Plaza, just below this casa. Ask for Rosette Pitero-Sotta.
Not going without photo-op :-)
Casa Narvas, another old house, declared as heritage building. I just realised that I grew up, ran, played as a child, in a town so full of heritage buildings, historic places. felt so proud! no wonder I am so into old buildings up to now, maybe it all boils down to my childhood days and environment “Ma-fino”. (yabang!:-)
our town plaza with another Colonial Building converted into National Museum Boac Branch. By oral history of old folks the building was used by Japanese Imperial forces as garrison during the World War II, according to them a lot of people died and burned alive in this place. You can just imagine lots of ghosts stories that were told to us before.
Despite the advent of new formed buildings, my old town is still as quaint as it was before. I noticed that major changes were cars,and more cars.
Marinduque is known for its variety of beaches too, from brown sand to white sand and islets that attracts people, and of course Moriones.
Quiet mornings at the beach is the best!
Gasan beaches. Gasan is 30 minutes away from Boac.
I wish life’s always like this!Lol at Abbey’s Place in Gasan. the resort is owned by the family of my high school classmate, Atty.Mara Sore from Gasan Marinduque.
Where you can splash and relax
Life is good!but somehow I have to go back to the city to work.I caught another last glimpse and goodbye for now of the beautiful island where I was born aboard a ferry going to Lucena.
I will surely miss this ,I’m sure I’ll be home soon again.:-)
Marinduque is accesible by plane and by boat. How to get there
From Manila Bus Terminals (Pasay and Buendia-Jac Liner, Jam etc)
Take the Dalahican bound bus, there is 5PM to 3am trip. Bus fare is Php 268.00
Ferry at Dalahican- Take Montenegro Lines going to Marinduque, fare is a little over than Php 200 plus terminal fee of 10 pesos. There are 3 boat trips, 1st is 12mn, then 4 am and 12nn. I took the boat going to Balanacan pier (Mogpog)is 45 minutes to one hour to Boac, I’m not sure what boat trip goes to Cawit Pier (Cawit Pier is 15 minutes to Boac).
Jeep from Balanacan to Boac is 50 pesos.
Airline going to Marinduque is Zest Air, airport is located at Gasan Marinduque.