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.