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SYMBOLISM

 

1. White Dove and Rays - They signify the ALMIGHTY GOD who continuously shower abundant blessings to people of every place. He guides and understands, blesses and promises peaceful and abundant life to the highest and ultimate desire of the government of this municipality. The blessings are symbolized by the rays.

2. A Pair of Hands - It signifies an offering of the people, the resources and the government of God. it signifies the oneness and unity of the people of Boac in the utilization of the resources and sharing in the blessings of God for a better community.

3. Coconut Tree - The mamin source of living in the municipality is the coconut industry. Different products form the leaves to the roots are extracted and made into different products

4. Mountain and Sea - They sinify the vast resources in the municipality. Agricultural products are raised and harvested largely in the mountainous parts of the municipality. The sea is also rich in food and major source of trade. It is also because of these vast resources that the major occupations are farming and fishing.

5. Net and Plow - They signify the technology used by the farmers and fishermen and good trait of being industrious of the people. From dawn to dusk, the farmers go to their fields with their plow while fishermen go fishing with their nets.

6. Service to God and People - it is being true in serving the people to the municipality that the local government also serves GOD.

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Vision and Mission

 

Pinapangarap namin ang isang bayan, na kanyang kalikasan ay napanumbalik sa kanyang dating kaayusan at kagandahan at sam-samang pinagyayaman ng mga mapagkalingang mamamyan tungo sa isang likas-kayang pag-unlad at kapakinabangan sa sali't-saling lahi;

 

Pinapangarap naming ang isang bayan na ang angking talino at kakayahan ng kanyang yamang tao, na hinubog ng maipagmamalaking kultura, kasaysayan at kalinangan ay kolektibong naiaambag sa paglikha ng isang makatarungan, matiwasay, mapayapa at masaganang lipunan;

 

Pinapangarap naming ang isang bayan na pinamamahalaan ng mga matatapat at mapagkakatiwalaang pinuno at mga lingkod bayan na kumikilala sa aktibong pakikisangkot ng mga mamamayan sa bawat antas ng pamamahala tungo sa pagbibigay-kapangyarihan sa lahat ng sector ng lipunan;

 

Taglay ang pagpapahalaga sa mga batas, pagkilala sa halaga ng pagkakaisa at sariling pagsisikap, pagiging bukas sa pagbabago, pagpapasailalim sa Dakilang Lumikha, itinatalaga naming ang aming mga sarili bilang mga Boakeño upang makamit ang mga pangarap na ito.

 

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BRIEF PROFILE

HISTORY

The name BOAC was derived from the tagalog word “biak” which means divided. The river which ran from the eastern hinterland to the western plains down to the sea, had divided the town into two  areas, the Northern Area and the Southern Area. The people used to say “Ang Bayang Biak”. In the course of time, by means of  verbal intercourse and communication and other exchange of letter and notes between the people of Marinduque and Mindanao, the tagalog word biak becomes “Boac”, the name which has persisted up to the present.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Location

Approximately 137 nautical miles by the shortest routes from Manila and 45 minutes flight from Manila Domestic Airport to Masiga Airport in Gasan which is seven kilometers from Boac.

 

Boundary

Boac is located at the Western section of the province with the following boundaries:

                        North - Municipality of Mogpog

                        East   - Municipality of Torrijos

                        South - Municipality of Gasan

                        West  - Tablas Strait

Topography

Except for a few scattered alluvial and coastal plain, Boac has rugged terrain with long winding river which ends in the west. Its mountainous area is generally located Southeast of  Poblacion. Its coastal plain landscape and alluvial area characterized by a westward trend of flatlands to a stretch of 2130 hectares or 10% of the total area.

 

Land Classification

Total Land Area – 21,272 Hectares        

 

Classification Area (Has.) Classification Area (Has.)
Cocal 10,831.70

Institutional

51.05

Forest 3,041.90

Orchard

38.29

Upland 2,261.21 Road Widening 14.89
Cogonal 1,935.75 Banana Land 8.51
Timberland 1,757.07 Commercial 8.51
Riceland 904.06 Calaan 4.25
Residential 114.87 Bamboo Land 2.13
Nipa Land 87.21 Corn Land 1.49
Abaca Land 82.96 Reclamation 1.28
Industrial 72.32 Fishpond 1.06
Upland (Rice) 51.05 Road Lot 0.19

 

DEMOGRAPHY

 

Population 48,504
Population Growth rate  2.27 %
Population Density 244/sq. km.
Average Family Size 5
Total No. of Households 10,381
Total No. of Families 11,401
Dominant Dialect Spoken (Tagalog) 43,649
Religion (Dominantly Roman Catholic) 37,723 HH

 

 EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

 

Elementary

St. Mary’s College of Marinduque Private
Educational Systems Technological Institute Private
Lighthouse Maritime School Private
Boac North District – 19 Schools Public
Boac South District – 19 Schools Public

 

Secondary

St. Mary’s College of Marinduque Private
Educational Systems Technological Institute Private
Marinduque National High School Public
Cawit Comprehensive National High School Public
Ilaya National High School Public

 

Tertiary

St. Mary’s College of Marinduque Private
Educational Systems Technological Institute Private
Lighthouse Maritime School Private
Marinduque State College Public

 

COMMERCE AND TRADE

 

Banking Institutions  
          Land Bank of the Philippines  
          Philippine National Bank  
          Allied Savings Bank  
          Rural Bank of Sta. Cruz  
Other Financial Institutions  
          Lending Investors 8
          Pawnshop 5

Commercial Establishments

 
          Wholesale/Retail Trade 1,149
          Entertainment/Food Enterprise 83
          Agricultural & Small Cottage Industry 116
          Business/Personal Services 252

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Agricultural Area

16,208.626 Has.

Agricultural Area Planted

7,311.361 Has.

Number of Farm Families

4,796

 

 

Number of Fishermen

1,141

Registered Fishermen

930

Fishing Ground

52,174 sq. km.

Fish Landing

Cawit, Balogo, Ihatub, Lupac

 

Maligaya, Bunganay

Number of Motorized Banca

198

Number of Non-Motorized Banca

586

Presence of Fishery Councils

BFARMC, MFARMC

Volume of Fish Catch (2004)

297,673.33 kls.

 

 

Agricultural Support facilities

Ice Plant and Cold Storage

 

Boac Public Market

 

Agri-Products Processing Center

and Demo Farm

                                        

HEALTH FACILITIES

 

Dr. Pablo N. Marquez Memorial Health and Diagnostic Center 1
Rural Health Unit 1
Barangay Health Stations 6
BHS Extension/Satellite 3
Drug Stores 13
Private Dental Clinics 4
Private Medical Clinics 9
Optical Clinics 3

 

SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

 

Cockpit Arena 1
Boac Arena 1
Basketball Court/Multi-Purpose Pavement 46
Covered Court 1
Boac Plaza Park 2
Children’s Playground 1
Billiard Hall 2
Videoke Bar 8

 

COMMUNICATION FACILITIES/STATIONS

 

                    Globe Telecommunications

                    Smart Telecommunications

                    Sun Cellular

                    Pilipino Telephone Corporation

                    Digital Telecommunications Phils. Inc.

                    Liberty Telecommunications

        Radio Natin 105.7 FM

                    Lucky Seven Sky Cable

                    Marinduque Cable TV

                    LBC Express

                    JRS Express

                    AIR 21

                    Bureau of Post

                    Bureau of Telecommunications Office

                    Marelco (VHF/UHF)

                    Municipality of Boac (VHF/UHF)

                    PNP (VHF/UHF)

 

 TRANSPORTATION

  

National Road (Total Length) 36.6 kms.
     Concrete 12.2 kms
     Asphalt 24.4 kms
   
Provincial Road (Total Length) 46.898 kms.
     Concrete 1.31 kms
     Asphalt 5.44 kms.
     Gravel  4.60 kms.
     Concrete-Asphalt 6.084 kms.
     Concrete-Gravel 27.034 kms.
     Concrete-Asphalt-Gravel 2.43 kms.
   
Municipal Road (Total Length) 2.8151 kms.
     Concrete 2.8151 kms.
   
Barangay Road (Total Length) 31.922 kms.
     Concrete 2.707 kms.
     Gravel 25.01 kms
     Earthfill 4.205 kms
   
Transport Vehicles (Total Number) 1,890
   
  Private Hire Government
Light 82   14
Medium 9   1
Trailer      
Utility Vehicles 315 97 42
Tricycles 12 972  
Motorcycles 270   23
Truck Hire   5  
Truck 35   13
Truck Bus      

TOTAL

723 1,074 93

      

POWER

         

Out of  10,381 households, a total of 8,801 households in Boac or 8.47% are energized as of December 2004.

 

Municipality of Boac has a power demand of 2,500 kw which is 31.45% of the total power demand of the province which is 7950 kw.

                    

TOURISM

 

          Cultural Heritage

Boakeño’s culture is a culture of hospitality containing unique cultural tradition, expression and artifacts.

 

            Cultural Activities

                        Moriones Festival

                        Bila-Bila Festival

                        Putong

                        Buling

                        Town Fiesta (Feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception)

           

            Scenic/Historical Spots

                        Boac Cathedral (Constructed in 1656)

                        National Museum

                        Battle of Paye Site

                        Duyay and Talamban Caves

                        Kabugsakan Falls

                        Boac Beaches (13 km. Length)

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Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

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