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3rd MIMAROPA Festival kicks off today in Romblon

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The week-long 3rd MIMAROPA Festival has formally commenced today in Romblon, the marble capital of the Philippines.

Odiongan, Romblon hosts this year’s festival, which aims to boost the tourism and showcase the culture of Region 4-B. The festival will run until November 25.

MIMAROPA is composed of Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan.

The 3rd MIMAROPA Festival will feature tourism-trade-agri-innovation fair, battle of festivals street dance and Ginoo and Binibining MIMAROPA Festival 2017. A techno-investment forum will likewise be held.

Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo earlier said that Romblon proves to be “one of the best-kept secrets” of Region 4-B due to its isolation, noting that the island-province is ready to unravel its world-class attractions during the annual MIMAROPA Festival.

“While Romblon has been known as the largest marble producer in the Philippines and exporter of best-quality marble products, the province possesses also the qualities of its neighboring Palawan province,” the tourism chief said in an earlier statement.