IN PHOTOS: The colorful Mimaropa 2017 festival in Romblon

Alexa Villano
IN PHOTOS: The colorful Mimaropa 2017 festival in Romblon
The provinces of the region come together to celebrate the annual festival, this time in Romblon

MANILA, Philippines – The Mimaropa region has a lot of untapped places to check out. At the recent Mimaropa street dance parade and competition in Romblon, the media were not only treated to the colorful street dances of the provinces, but also an opportunity to see some sights in Romblon.

Mimaropa stands for Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan.

Select media who flew in from Manila and guests from the nearby provinces were fortunate to see the street parade and the dance showdown at the Odiongan Sports Complex.

The dancers of Calapan City were awarded 3rd place, while Puerto Princesa’s performance got 2nd place. Occidental Mindoro was adjudged this year’s grand winner.

The province of Occidental Mindoro is once again this year's dane champion in the competition

The 6 provinces as show by Puerot Princesa's dance group

One could definitely feel the festive mood during the street parade, as the provinces showed their respective uniqueness.


Scenes from the Mimaropa 2017 dance competition last November. Swipe to the right for more @tourism_phl

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Aside from the festival, we were fortunate enough to drop by a pili nut processing plant and the Looc Marine Sanctuary.

You can feed fishes at the Looc Marine Sanctuary

Media taking shots at the Looc Marine Sanctuary

Pili nuts from Bicol are processed in a plant in Romblon, which are exported to other countries like China and parts of Europe

There’s more to discover about the Philippines, and with next the Mimaropa festival scheduled in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro, in 2018, there will definitely be more new things to learn about the country. –

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.