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Geography of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

  • Torrijos Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 17,892

Location of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

Torrijos is located in the island province of Marinduque within Region IV-B and classified as within the island group of Luzon.

History of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

Note: This article is from the LGU of Torrijos

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.

On or about the year 1877-1880, some prominent persons of Sta. Cruz, owners of big parcels of land in the southern part of the town willfully and solicitously determined to build a town to facilitate their religious duties to God and their civic obligations to the state, started talking with the people and their interest a town.

When they got the approval of the majority of the residents through the initiative of Rev. Fr. Baltazar Leaño of Sta. Cruz, they made representations and request with the Governor of the province of Mindoro, to which the island of Marinduque was affiliated. The request was granted a temporary decree was issued. The “Gobernadorcillo” of Sta. Cruz was authorized together with some prominent people of Sta. Cruz to select the place where to erect the town. There were two proposed locations, in Tigwi and Matuyatuya. With the approval of Fr. Baltazar Leaño and the majority of the people, Matuyatuya was selected for reason of its convenience as to its distance from Sta. Cruz.

Not long after the completion of the church building, the “Tribunal” and the “Scola Pint”, terrible lightning and thunder occurred and the church was burned and destroyed. Because of this incident and phenomenon, they considered this as a bad omen sent by God to this town. This then, made people think of transferring to another place.

Again through the initiative of Rev. Fr. Leaño, being the Curate, yielded with the plan of transferring the site to Tigwi. For a certain period of time people thought that God approved and they were delighted and live a peaceful life. Nevertheless, pestilence swift the town and newly affect the whole populace. They fled to live in different places afraid of the incident.

These two incidents were then related to the “Governador” and through the effort of Fr. Baltazar Leaño, the “Gobernadorcillo” called and gathered all the people scattered for fear, telling them that the sire of the new town is again transferred to in between the two unlucky places. They selected a wide fertile plain, presently called Marlangga. But because of its low area and the frequent floods visiting the area each year, the government approached Don Gavino Rivamonte and offered him a parcel of land in Sibuyao in exchange to the site that is now the Poblacion, the seat of the Torrijos Municipal Government.

The “proprietarios” of the town decided to have a permanent “Cura Parroco” so they made a representation with the Archbishop of Manila, Monsignor Nozaleda. They guaranteed to support a permanent priest. They also gave “Mitra” of several hectares of land. It was Rev. Fr. Baltazar Leaño who was assigned as the first “Cura Parroco” of the town of Torrijos. And through his works, the Archbishop Nozaleda, as “Governor-General” issued a decree in the year 1882 the necessary support and materials for the new Parish Priest.

Historical records found extract in National Museum and Library of Manila:

  • 1st the “Fundacion Civil” (the civil foundation of the creation of the town of Torrijos) was through Real Orden Num 469 de 25 de Mayo 1880 approvando la creation del pueblo de Torrijos en la isla de Marinduque, de la provincial de Mindoro. The approval was through Real Order No. 469, on May 25, 1880 approving the creation of the town of Torrijos in the island of Marinduque, province of Mindoro.
  • 2nd the “Fundacion Ecclesiastica” – the Ecclesiastical Foundation of Torrijos into a separate parish from its mother town Santa Cruz de Napo, was approved by virtue of Royal Decree No. 304 issued on March 29, 1884.

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.

People of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

  • Torrijos Population as of 2010 census: 29,366
  • Torrijos Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 29,360
  • Torrijos Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 15,833

Local Government Unit LGU of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Elected officials of Torrijos for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Torrijos: BRIONES, GIL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
  • Vice-Mayor of Torrijos: MACDON, ROBERTO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
  • Councilors of Torrijos:

Elected officials of Torrijos for the term of 2010-2013

Elected Government Officials of Torrijos for the term of 2007-2010

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Businesses in Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

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  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
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Real Estate for Sale in Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

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Schools in Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

The name of your school in Torrijos can be listed here. You can list it like this:

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    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

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The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Torrijos.

Your Story about Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

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If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.

You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

The oldest man or woman in Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Torrijos. is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Torrijos. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Torrijos, Marinduque Photo Gallery

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