Boac is home to most of the province's commercial businesses. Barangays San Miguel, Murallon, and Mercado are the town's business district where the public market, medium-rise buildings, sports arena and Boac Town Arena, now Moriones Arena are. Meanwhile, Barangay Isok is home to the town's education district. Marinduque National High School, St. Mary's College of Marinduque, Don Luis Hidalgo Memorial School, Barangay Day Care Centers, Boac North District Office and the Division of Marinduque DepED Office is in Barangay Isok. The Municipal Building Hall is at Brgy. Tampus, adjacent is the Marinduque Museum at Brgy. Malusak.
The Marinduque Provincial Capitol is in Barangay Santol near the Dr. Damian Reyes Memorial Hospital (formerly Marinduque Provincial Hospital) and Camp Maximo Abad.
|Municipality of Boac|
Boac Business District view from Gov. D. Reyes Street
Monserrat de Marinduque, The Heritage Town of MIMAROPA
Service to God and People
Map of Marinduque with Boac highlighted
|Region||Mimaropa (Region IV-B)|
|District||Lone district of Marinduque|
|Founded||December 8, 1622|
|Barangays||61 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Roberto Madla|
|• Vice Mayor||Dante Marquez|
|• Electorate||30,619 voters (2016)|
|• Total||212.70 km2 (82.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||260/km2 (670/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)42|
|Climate type||Tropical climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||151.8 million (2016)|
The name Boac is derived from the Visayan word bu-ak, which means "divided". The town had been divided in two by a river running from the eastern hinterland to the western plains down to the sea. The two were the Northern and the Southern areas.
Other records says that Boac came from the word "bulwak", which characterizes the tide caused by the rapids of the Boac River to its mouth in Brgy. Lupac and to the banks around the riverside barrios.
The first "visita" was established in 1580 and it was called "Monserrat de Marinduque" (now Boac) with Fray Alonzo Banol as its minister.
In the mid-17th century, a group of Muslims in the Philippines called the Moro people felt threatened by the actions of the ruling Spanish government. They challenged the government by launching attacks on coastal Christian towns. This resulted in a raid along the shores of Barangay Laylay, near the Boac River.
During the siege, the neighbourhood people fled in panic and took refuge in the fortress church of Boac, which is now called Immaculate Conception Cathedral. In the meantime, all able-bodied men defended the outer walls of the church fortress against the attacks. Many Christians were killed and, by the third day of violence, those alive began to run short on food. The capture of the fortress seemed imminent.
The survivors prayed fervently at the throne of Mary, asking her to deliver them from their enemies. Legend says that suddenly there came a very strong storm, with torrential rain, thunder and lightning. At the very height of the storm, it is reported that the image of a beautiful lady with outstretched arms appeared standing on the top of the wall. Terror seized the Moros and they fled in confusion to their vinta boats. Thus, the Christians were saved from death by Mary.
Ever since this incident, the image of Mary has been honoured and given the title "Biglang Awa." To commemorate the miracle, a stone niche was built on the wall at the spot where Mary appeared. The old image brought by the Jesuits in Boac was placed there. There is a shrine at this location today.
In 1942, Boac was occupied by Japanese troops. In 1945, the Battle of Marinduque began and the American-Philippine Commonwealth troops landed in Boac after the war was built of the general headquarters of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary from 1945 to 1946 station in this municipality.
The Provincial Government of Marinduque under Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes built a larger-than-life-size image of the Our Lady of Biglang Awa in cement and placed in the seashore in Balanacan Port to welcome travelers to the island.
On May 10, 2008, the Diocese of Boac celebrated the 13th anniversary and the golden anniversary of the canonical coronation of Mahal na Birhen ng Biglang-Awa (1958–2008). Cebu Archbishop-Cardinal Ricardo Vidal of Mogpog, Marinduque, officiated at the consecrated mass.
Boac is the third largest of the six municipalities of the province of Marinduque, after Santa Cruz and Torrijos. It borders all the municipalities of the province: Mogpog to the north, Santa Cruz to the Northeast, Torrijos to the East, Buenavista to the South and Gasan to the South Southwest.
The municipality is generally hilly, rugged and mountainous in the south and eastern part with thin strips of flat and farm lands and long shoreline in the west. The longest and largest river, Boac River, which gets its source in the mountainous forest in the extreme southwest and spills off to the northern shore of Boac, divides the municipality into two geographical areas: north and south.
The closest town-to-town reference to Boac is the municipality of Mogpog which is approximately 5 kilometers. Boac is connected to Mogpog and Gasan by the Marinduque Circumferential Highway or the Pan-Marinduque Highway. Two bridges connect the north and south area of the municipality: the narrow Tabi Bridge which connects Brgy. Tabi and Brgy. San Miguel and the said-to-be the longest bridge in the province, Biglang Awa Bridge (186m), which connects Brgy. Tampus and Brgy. Bantad. A narrow minor road connects Boac and Mogpog via Buliasnin-Nangka Road, and Boac and Gasan via Duyay-Tapuyan Trail. Boac has a total road network of 117.61 kilometers.
Geopolitically, Boac is divided into six zones: Poblacion, Riverside, Ilaya I, Ilaya II, Seaside A and Seaside B. Boac's geographical center is roughly located between the border of Brgy. Binunga and Brgy. Can-at.
|Isok 1 (Poblacion)||1,113||0.44||2,530|
|Isok 2 (Poblacion)||586||0.50||1,172|
|Mataas na Bayan (Poblacion)||614||0.08||7,675|
|San Miguel (Poblacion)||187||0.03||6,233|
|Population census of Boac|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Boac, Marinduque, was 54,730 people, with a density of 260 inhabitants per square kilometre or 670 inhabitants per square mile.
Boac's most densely populated areas are the Northwest, Poblacion area and Southwest. Eastern barangays are generally sparsely populated.
Approximately 70% of the population lives along the national highways or at least 5 kilometers away from the national road. Furthermore, approximately 5% of the total population lives in the town proper and 10% lives in the sub-urban barangays.
In the centre of town, the Boac Public Market is one of the town's landmarks. Vendors sell dry and wet products in four air-conditioned buildings. Transport terminals near the market carry goods to other barangays. It is considered to be the mini-supermarket of the province.
The poblacion area is called as Boac Central Business District (BCBD). The newly constructed two-floor Town Market with about 100 stores is in the heart of the poblacion.
Local fast food chains and restaurants include GoodChow Food Express, La Concha Restaurant, Kusina sa Plaza and many more.
Several convenience and grocery stores includes CASHypermart, New Era, Jinang-Tan, Centro Market. Puregold Boac (Marinduque) Branch was scheduled to open in November 2015.
Biglang-Awa Bridge is the longest bridge in the province, connecting Brgy. Tampus to Brgy. Bantad. Many people stand on the bridge to watch the sun set and to get a good view of the Boac Cathedral.
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Wood of the Dipterocarpus grandiflorus tree
A character in the Philippine fantasy-themed television series EncantadiaApitong, Marinduque
Apitong is a barangay of Boac, Marinduque, Philippines whose present captain is Pedro Palmero who defeated Eric J. Madrigal (who also came from political ancestors) in the 2007 national and barangay election. Madrigal had been barangay treasurer before deciding to run for barangay captain. The barangay is composed of more or less 300 households in a subsistence agricultural area.Balagasan, Marinduque
Balagasan one of the barangays of Municipality of Boac, province of Marinduque, Philippines. It is 8.15 kilometers away from the town proper. Balagasan is surrounded by mountains and the Boac River. The name Balagasan came from the word Balagas, which means a kind of soil with plenty of boulders and easily eroded. When American soldiers came, the name Balagas was extended by a syllable “san”. From that time so was coined the name Balagasan.
Over century’s different customs, practices and beliefs have been added to their life, creating a unique cultural tradition in every barangay in the province.Barangay hall
A barangay hall is the seat of local government for the barangay, the lowest elected administrative division of the Philippines, below that of a Philippine city or Philippine municipality. The barangay captain, the head of the barangay government, will often hold office there. The elected barangay council, the Sangguniang Barangay, will also hold its meetings there.
The barangay hall also serves as a local community center often providing space for both permanent and temporary services and events. The barangay's day care center and office space for the tanods and the barangay health workers are often located there. Medical missions, religious services, fiestas, and sports contests are often held at or next to the barangay hall.
Like many recent government buildings in the Philippines they usually have concrete block walls, galvanized iron roofs, and tiled floors.Boac
Boac may refer to:
Boac, Marinduque, a municipality in the central Philippines
British Overseas Airways Corporation, abbreviated as BOAC, a former British state-owned airlineCanat, Marinduque
Canat (Tagalog pronunciation: [kanˈnat]) is one of the 61 barangays of the municipality of Boac, Marinduque in the Philippines, it is situated in the southern portion of the province. Canat is surrounded by mountains and the Boac River. It has 5.3 kilometers away from the town proper. it has a land total of 6.63 km2 , it will take you from the town proper with the long distance of 5.3 km within 2 to 3 hours depending on the type of vehicles you are riding off. Canat has a rugged, mountainous landscape and it is frequently used for agricultural purposes.
Its name came from the historical story of American armies which attempted to enslave the country.Barangay Canat dominants are engaged into farming, handicrafts, copra and charcoal.Canat Elementary School
Canat Elementary School is a public primary school in Canat, Boac, Marinduque.List of mayors of Boac, Marinduque
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Marinduque (Tagalog pronunciation: [maɾinˈduke]) is an island province in the Philippines located in Southwestern Tagalog Region or MIMAROPA, formerly designated as Region IV-B. Its capital is the municipality of Boac. Marinduque lies between Tayabas Bay to the north and Sibuyan Sea to the south. It is west of the Bondoc Peninsula of Quezon province; east of Mindoro Island; and north of the island province of Romblon. Some parts of the Verde Island Passage, the center of the center of world's marine biodiversity and a protected marine area, are also within Marinduque's provincial waters.
The province of Marinduque was ranked number 1 by the Philippine National Police and Philippine Security Forces as the 2013 Most Peaceful Province of the country due to its low crime rate statistics alternately ranking with the province of Batanes yearly. Furthermore, for almost 200 years, the province is home to one of the oldest religious festivals of the country, the Moriones celebrated annually every Holy Week.Marinduque State College
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The Port of Zamboanga (Chavacano: Puerto de Zamboanga) and (Cebuano: Pantalan sa Zamboanga) is a seaport located in Zamboanga City, Philippines. It is managed by the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority (Zamboecozone), otherwise known by its corporate name, Zamboanga Freeport Authority (ZFA). The facility ranked second in Asia under the Super Efficient Ports in Asia study carried out in 2010 and published in the African Journal of Business Management (Vol. 5(4), pp. 1397-1407) on February 18, 2011.Ricardo Paras
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Places adjacent to Boac, Marinduque
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