Tipology:Culture & Heritage
Traditions
Retreat: Bellarocca Island Resort & Spa
Philippines > Marinduque


Marinduque has a unique custom of welcoming and honoring guests. While a group of men and women sing greetings to the “honoree”, another group called “mamumutong” sing and dance in front of him, showering the guest with flowers and coins to wish him long life and as a sign of affection. Local tourists are familiar with this ceremony; for those who are not familiar it’s an incredible experience.