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Information about Torrijos




Torrijos, officially a 3rd class municipality in Marinduque, had a population of 30,476 according to the 2020 census. Established on May 25, 1880, it became a parish on May 29, 1884. During the Philippine–American War, Torrijos witnessed the Battle of Pulang Lupa on September 13, 1900, where Filipino forces led by Colonel Maximo Abad defeated the Americans. 

The town was occupied by the Japanese in 1942, and in 1945, it was part of the Battle of Marinduque during World War II. Torrijos is 57 kilometers from Boac and is divided into 25 barangays. 

This town is often part of Marinduque tours, as some top tourist spots in Marinduque can be found here.

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It’s an all year round destination that can be visited anytime of the year.



Frequently asked questions

What is Torrijos known for in Marinduque?

Torrijos in Marinduque is renowned for its vibrant festivals and cultural events. The town is particularly famous for the Moriones Festival, a colorful celebration during Holy Week, where locals wear intricate masks and costumes depicting Roman soldiers.

What are some popular attractions in Torrijos, Marinduque?

Torrijos boasts several attractions, including Poctoy White Beach, a pristine stretch of powdery white sand ideal for relaxation and water activities. Additionally, the Boac River Cruise, which starts in Torrijos, offers a scenic boat ride showcasing the province's natural beauty and historical sites.

How do I get to Torrijos from other parts of Marinduque?

To reach Torrijos from other areas in Marinduque, you can use various transportation options. Jeepneys and tricycles are commonly available for short-distance travel within the province. If you're coming from the capital, Boac, there are buses and vans that regularly ply the route to Torrijos, making transportation accessible for both locals and visitors.

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