Torrijos, Marinduque

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Official seal of Torrijos
Map of Marinduque showing the location of Torrijos
Map of Marinduque showing the location of Torrijos
Torrijos is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°19′N 122°05′E / 13.317°N 122.083°E / 13.317; 122.083Coordinates: 13°19′N 122°05′E / 13.317°N 122.083°E / 13.317; 122.083
Country  Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Marinduque
District Lone district of Marinduque
Founded 1880
Barangays 25
 • Mayor Gil R. Briones (Lakas–CMD)
 • Vice Mayor Roberto F. Macdon (Liberal)
 • Total 178.92 km2 (69.08 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 29,366
 • Density 160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4903
Dialing code 42
Income class 3rd class municipality

Torrijos is a third class municipality in the province of Marinduque, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 29,366 people.[2]


Torrijos is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.[1]

  • Bangwayin
  • Bayakbakin
  • Bolo
  • Bonliw
  • Buangan
  • Cabuyo
  • Cagpo
  • Dampulan
  • Kay Duke
  • Mabuhay
  • Makawayan
  • Malibago
  • Malinao
  • Maranlig
  • Marlangga
  • Matuyatuya
  • Nangka
  • Pakaskasan
  • Payanas
  • Poblacion
  • Poctoy
  • Sibuyao
  • Suha
  • Talawan
  • Tigwi


On September 13, 1900, during the Philippine-American War an engagement in Torrijos pitted the forces of Philippine Revolutionary Army Colonel Maximo Abad against the Americans led by Captain Devereux Shields. Abad's men defeated the American force, it was one of the worst defeats suffered by the Americans during the war. This was known as the Battle of Pulang Lupa which took place in Torrijos. A monument now stands on the mountain where the battle took place, known as Pulang Lupa or "Red Mountain" due to the red soil.

In 1942, the Japanese occupied the town of Torrijos, Marinduque.

In 1945, in the Battle of Marinduque, American and Filipino troops fought in and around the town of Torrijos and Marinduque against the Japanese soldiers during World War II.


Population census of Torrijos
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 25,496 —    
1995 25,807 +0.23%
2000 28,000 +1.76%
2007 29,360 +0.66%
2010 29,366 +0.01%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][3]

Educational institutions[edit]



  • Bonliw National High School
  • Malibago National High School
  • Maranlig National High School
  • Matuyatuya National High School
  • Poctoy National High School
  • Sibuyao National High School
  • Tigwi National High School
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Succor Academy


  • Bangwayin Primary School
  • Banukbok Primary School
  • Bayakbakin Primary School
  • Bolo Primary School
  • Bonliw Elementary School
  • Buangan Elementary School
  • Cabuyo Elementary School
  • Cagpo Primary School
  • Dampulan Elementary School
  • Kay Duke Primary School
  • Mabuhay Primary School
  • Makawayan Elementary School
  • Malibago Elementary School
  • Malinao Primary School
  • Maranlig Elementary School
  • Marlangga Elementary School
  • Matuyatuya Elementary School
  • Nangka Elementary School
  • Pakaskasan Primary School
  • Payanas Elementary School
  • Poctoy Elementary School
  • Sibuyao Elementary School
  • Sinambahan Primary School
  • Suha Elementary School
  • Talawan Elementary School
  • Tigwi Elementary School
  • Torrijos Central School


  1. ^ a b "Province: MARINDUQUE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Province of Marinduque". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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