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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Moriones Festival 2011 in Marinduque
Macrine and I decided that for our snowbirding year 2011, we will still be in Marinduque even though it is past April 15. I did file for a tax extension, so I have 90 days after April 15 to file both my state and federal taxes in US. Thus, we got a chance to enjoy this year Moriones Festival. We attended almost all the Holy Week activities except for the Battle of the Morions on Holy Thursday afternoon.
There were two Battle of the Morions scheduled. One was held in Boac and the other in Santa Cruz. Both were held on Holy Thursday at 3:00PM. The one in Boac was sponsored by the provincial government headed by Governor Carmencita Reyes.
The one in Santa Cruz was sponsored by Congressman Allan Velasco, Percival Morales, the Mayor of the town and the Club Marinduqueno, headed by the mother of the congressman.
So there is even a political division in this Holy Week presentation. I agree with the Philippine Inquirer comments, that politics should be put aside during the Moriones Festival.
The following are the three videos for your viewing pleasure.
Morionan Promo Trailer in Santa Cruz
Moriones Parade in Boac
Portion of the Morionan Presentation in Boac
The following are some photos that I took during the opening parade in Boac on Holy Monday.