Why Marinduque is shaped like a heart

by Martina Reyes
(Manila, Philippines)



A long time ago there was a woman named Mariin and a man named Gatduke. They both love each other so much that they decided to get married.

One day Mariin's father heard about, the weeding, and he was not very pleased. He told Mariin that she should not marry Gatduke because he was not the right man for her.

Mariin got so mad that she left her father. A few days after, Mariin's father heard that both Mariin and Gatduke had passed away. Some people say that when the father visited their grave an island was forming.

The people named the island Marinduque to represent the couple who would rather die then to be separate from each other. The island was soon getting its shape of a heart.

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