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Fifth Summer Destination: "Real FARMville" of Socorro, Oriental Mindoro (Philippines)

May 13, 2011
Socorro, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

I've considered Oriental Mindoro as my second home province. Not because this is my wife’s place or my beloved Marinduque’s closest Island province. The province’s culture, nature and beautiful people are deeply close to my heart. Going back to this place is like going back to the same old place where I belong. 


Oriental Mindoro is just an hour away from Port of Batangas (via Fastcraft) or 2 hours equivalent if via RORO ship. I have been already experienced travelling both. Some who wants to save, RORO ticket is a wise choice yet for those into faster and speedy travel fastcraft is much better –also considering a little bit difference in fare.
Municipality of Socorro is more or less an hour via V-hire from the province's capital, Calapan City, wherein Calapan Port is located. 
Socorro is a 2nd class Municipality. Agriculture still provides the main industry with rice, fruits, and coconut products dominating. 
Wish I have more time to explore my second home and take pictures of Mindoro's native tribe- The Mangyans! Interesting to know that there are still large number of Mangyan population in the more remote parts of the municipality. Their cultures and traditions are still preserved and practiced.

















30 comments:

  1. Nice photos, naalala ko tuloy bigla yung puno namin ng kamias sa likod bahay na pinutol last year. Given a choice eh mas gusto kong tumira sa probinsya, mas laid back ang buhay.

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  2. We plan to go to Mindoro this coming summer. This post helped me in figuring out about our DIY Mindoro travel. :) I love those camias pictures made me drool!!! :D

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  3. I am so envy of all the travel bloggers . Specially here in our country.
    you get a chance to explore the beauty of our mother land ..

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  4. Nice photos of Mindoro. Hope to visit that place one day. Granda says we have lots of relatives there in Puerto Galera.

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  5. I love Oriental Mindoro too.A good place to live in .i have a college classmates and closed friend who hails from there.She is a nice kumare(inaanak ko anak nya0 .i haven't seen her for a long time now

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  6. are those kamias or balimbing? most of the provinces still have those real life farmville set up...good that we can still make use of our lands for agriculture, sana wag dumating ung time na we have to import pati veggies...

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  7. Your photos remind me of my childhood days in a rural area not so far from Metro-Manila. I have no problem identifying them hence, I enjoy looking at them. It could have been better if you put captions in your photos though.

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  8. Mindoro is indeed a nice place. One of the easiest places to go to from Manila. Nagasim ako dun sa pictures ng Kamyas! Give me some salt...haha

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  9. a reality captured in photos, great photos as always :)

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  10. Welcome home to your second home province of Oriental Mindoro. Reading your blog and scrutinizing the pictures, especially those of camias (iba in Ilonggo), sampalok (sambag in Ilonggo) and root crops (dagmay still in Ilonggo)are quite similar to our place in Negros Occidental. Have you already seen spotted deer in Mindoro? I think it's one of the endangered species there.

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  11. ang galing ng photos mo! na capture ang ganda ng mindoro! - kakamiss kamias tapos isasawsaw sa toyo na may asukal! lol!

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  12. ang asim ng mga larawan... may sampalok at kamyas... tama ba?

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  13. Na miss ko tuloy ang province, Sa bayan nila nanay sa lingayen ganyan din nagtatanim din Sila dun, Nung bata pa kami pag gutom na kami ng mga pinsan ko punta kami ng bukid huhugot kami ng singkamas... Hehe ang tamis! Or akyat ng puno busog na! Ka miss! ;)

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  14. Ang ganda ng mga pictures dito. Tulo laway ko dito sa mga maaasim na mga bunga --- hehehe...

    Namiss ko tuloy ang aming bukid.

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  15. I like the way you capture those greens. Keep on shooting =)

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  16. always have a heart for provinces... like in your pics. fresh air, fruits and nature as a whole. Yahweh bless.

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  17. I like the kamias shot the best, parang it's so fresh and ready for picking. Keep the good shots coming.:)

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  18. I like the kamias shot the best, parang it's so fresh and ready for picking. Keep the good shots coming.:)

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  19. Tnx guys for dropping here @sir gil next agenda q un pagbalik q ng mindoro-wil do some research about tamaraw, oww sori for not writing captions jejeje, kamias and sampalok nga un sa likod bahay ng inlaws q;)

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  20. nangasim aq bigla s kamias hahha its been a long time n cguro since i have eaten kamias! your photos define ervythig already no need for any explanations haha xx

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  21. Very laid-back quiet simple town. Glad to hear from you ng may mga Mangyan pa dity. Gusto ko talaga ng actual immersion with this amazing people-

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  22. Marami kaming kamias sa bahay. hehe. Pero ito hitik na hitik talaga sa bunga. :)

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  23. magkano ang fare ng roro. Sampalok, gabi at ibá. Nako sarap nyan tuloy laway sa ng litratong naka-post.

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  24. Kamiiasss! Nakow nakakamiss naman yan. I remember it was my favorite when I was a kid. Lagi akong may baon na salt and soy sauce. tapos masarap din yan ilagay sa paksiw.. hehe

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  25. nice photo,, nakaka refresh ng kaisipan.. ang laki ng bunga ng kamias ah... sarap nun ilagay a pasayan hehhehe

    emp

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  26. great photos. i miss our farm. hope i can visit mindoro someday.

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  27. Ed, rural life is precious. Ang daming IBA sa punong kahoy hehe. i like picking on those when I was a kid.

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  28. fresh and lovely pics! the kamias reminds me of my childhood days, wherein i sat under it with my jar of salt, hahaha memories

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  29. I love it pinoy na pinoy ang dating

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  30. we have a farm in the province, used to accompany my lola during harvest season to check on the hired farmers, i miss those days. lovely photos btw :)

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