Mogpog, Marinduque

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Mogpog Poblacion.jpg
Official seal of Mogpog
Map of Marinduque showing the location of Mogpog
Map of Marinduque showing the location of Mogpog
Mogpog is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°28′28″N 121°51′41″E / 13.47444°N 121.86139°E / 13.47444; 121.86139Coordinates: 13°28′28″N 121°51′41″E / 13.47444°N 121.86139°E / 13.47444; 121.86139
Country  Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Marinduque
District Lone district of Marinduque
Founded 1807
Barangays 37
 • Mayor Augusto Leo Livelo (Liberal)
 • Vice Mayor Belen Luisaga (Independent)
 • Sangguniang Bayan
 • Total 108.06 km2 (41.72 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 33,384
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4901
Dialing code 42
Income class 3rd class municipality[4]
Patron Saint Isidore the Laborer

Mogpog is a third class municipality in the province of Marinduque, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 33,384 people.[3]


Mogpog is politically subdivided into 37 barangays.[2] Hinanggayon was formerly a sitio of barrio (barangay) Argao; in 1954 it was elevated as a barrio.[5]

  • Anapog-Sibucao
  • Argao
  • Balanacan
  • Banto
  • Bintakay
  • Bocboc
  • Butansapa
  • Candahon
  • Capayang
  • Danao
  • Dulong Bayan (Pob.)
  • Gitnang Bayan (Pob.)
  • Guisian
  • Hinadharan
  • Hinanggayon
  • Ino
  • Janagdong
  • Lamesa
  • Laon
  • Magapua
  • Malayak
  • Malusak
  • Mampaitan
  • Mangyan-Mababad
  • Market Site (Pob.)
  • Mataas Na Bayan (Pob.)
  • Mendez
  • Nangka I
  • Nangka II
  • Paye
  • Pili
  • Puting Buhangin
  • Sayao
  • Silangan
  • Sumangga
  • Tarug
  • Villa Mendez (Pob.)

The town center or poblacion comprises the barangays of Dulong Bayan, Gitnang Bayan, Market Site, Mataas na Bayan, and Villa Mendez.


In 1942, the Japanese troops occupied the town of Mogpog, Marinduque.

In 1945, in the Second World War the liberation of the town of Mogpog, Marinduque, the American and Filipino troops fought against the Japanese Imperial forces during the Battle of Marinduque.

Historically the famous Moriones Festival is said to have originated from Mogpog. Moriones Festival was founded by a Spanish friar Rev. Father Dionisio Santiago the first parish priest of mogpog. This festival is known to be one of the most colorful festivals in Marinduque and the Philippines. It is held in Mogpog and the surrounding areas of Marinduque island.


Population census of Mogpog
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 25,337 —    
1995 28,201 +2.03%
2000 31,330 +2.28%
2007 33,341 +0.86%
2010 33,384 +0.05%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]


Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Public Transportation

Barangay Balanacan is where the main shipping port is located. It is famous for its large image of Our Lady of Biglang Awa, erected at a top of a shed on a mound of land overlooking the sea.

Not far from the Academy is the town plaza, located at the side right of Marinduque Academy's Main Building, with a great view of a local park, the Municipal Building, and the Trial Court - all of which covers the town public market.

Educational institutions[edit]


  • Argao National High School
  • Balanacan National High School
  • Butansapa National High School
  • Marinduque Academy (Barangay Gitnang Bayan)
  • Mogpog NCHS
  • Sayao National High School
  • Quezon-Roxaz High School (poblacion)
  • Puting Buhangin National High School


  • Argao Elementary School
  • Balanacan Elementary School
  • Bintakay Elementary School
  • Bocboc Elementary School
  • Butansapa Elementary School
  • Capayang-Ino Elementary School
  • Danao Public School
  • Guisian Elementary School
  • Hinadharan Public School
  • Hinanggayon Elementary School
  • Ino Primary School
  • Lamesa Elementary School
  • Laon Elementary School
  • Magapua Elementary School
  • Malayak Elementary School
  • Mampaitan Public School
  • Mendez Elementary School
  • Mogpog Central School
  • Nangka Elementary School
  • Paye Elementary School
  • Pili Elementary School
  • Puting Buhangin Elementary School
  • Sayao Elementary School
  • Silangan Elementary School
  • Sumangga Primary School
  • Tarug Public School

Notable people from Mogpog[edit]

Twin towns/cities[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: MARINDUQUE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "An Act to Convert the Sitio of Hinangayon, Mogpog, Marinduque, into a Barrio to Be Known As the Barrio of Hinangayon". Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Province of Marinduque". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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