Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines
Barangays of Torrijos in the Marinduque Province of The Philippines
Bangwayin • Bayakbakin • Bolo • Bonliw • Buangan • Cabuyo • Cagpo • Dampulan • Kay Duke • Mabuhay • Makawayan • Malibago • Malinao • Maranlig • Marlangga • Matuyatuya • Nangka • Pakaskasan • Payanas • Poblacion • Poctoy • Sibuyao • Suha • Talawan • Tigwi
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Geography of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines
- Torrijos Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 17,892
Location of Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines
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:
- 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;
- 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.
- 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 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:
- DE GALICIA, RICKY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 5712 9.40%
- PIZARRO, VINGAYE INDEPENDENT 4212 6.93%
- ROLDAN, MONCHITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4141 6.82%
- FABRERO, SABINO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4104 6.76%
- GRIMALDO, PABLITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3824 6.29%
- VILLAR, NORMA INDEPENDENT 3685 6.07%
- ANDRADE, BERNARDO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3548 5.84%
- PIMENTEL, ANGEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3525 5.80%
- Elected officials of Torrijos for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Torrijos: Gil Reginio Briones
- Vice-Mayor of Torrijos: Roberto Fadrigon Macdon
- Councilors of Torrijos:
|MAYOR||GIL REGINIO BRIONES||BOREX|
|VICE-MAYOR||JUAN JR. REMENTILLA FERNANDEZ||JOHN-JOHN|
|ANGEL RIOVEROS PIMENTEL||OTOC|
|LEVY FUENTES PALOMARES||LEVY|
|EUGENE MARZO ARELLANO||GENE|
|BERNARDO ROMASANTA ANDRADE||ADO|
|GABRIEL PAREÑO REVILLA||ABEN|
|SABINO POSTRADO FABRERO||BINOY|
|ROBERTO FADRIGON MACDON||OBET|
|MONCHITO PAZ ROLDAN||MONCHING ROLDAN|
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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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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
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
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.
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