LANDMARK LEGENDS: Marinduque Island

Legends and myths are not just simple stories; they contain lessons and morals passed on from generation to generation. These tales may also include valuable historical facts and data about the culture and lifestyle of people or race involved.

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A legend on the origin of Marinduque Island


Hundred of years ago, in a kingdom far away, there lived a Datu with a beautiful daughter named Marina. She was a kind, brave and an undeniably gorgeous tribe princess. The beauty of Marina was known far and wide. Innumerable suitors came to woo her, but she turned a deaf ear to them all, for she had set her heart on a modest fisherman named Garduke.

Without the knowledge her secret love affair, the king called for the most persistent suitors including the best warriors and heirs of different clans and tribe to battle for the hand of his daughter. Not wanting to be the prize, Marina confessed her affair with Garduke. Due to the social status of Garduke, the King did not agree with their relationship. He ordered Garduke to be decapitated. The couple’s love for each other is so strong that nothing could stop them even death. The night before the execution happened, Marina and Graduke sailed and drown themselves in the heart of the ocean.

The whole tribe grieved for the lost of their princess. Years passed, a heart-shaped island was formed in the spot where the couple was believed to be drowned. It was named “Marinduque” in memory of the two lovers.

Reminisce this heart-warming legend by visiting the Island of Marinduque.

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Bella Rocca Resort and Spa

Tour Package Inclusions:

·         Round-trip airfare Manila/ Marinduque/ Manila
·         2 night accommodation at Bella Rocca Resort with daily breakfast
·         Welcome refreshments at the resort
·         Use of golf carts / golf cart service
·         Complimentary access to the resorts sports and fitness facilities

Note: Prices depend on travel dates and are subject to change without prior notice. Rates are applicable for twin occupancy per person. Surcharge applies during peak season. Credit card payments are subject to 5% surcharge. Group rates are available upon request. Valid until March 31, 2012 only.

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