MALINDIG
This Filipino Foxtrot was written by Ramon Madrigal and
dedicated to the Governor reelected in the province of
Tayabas, Hon. Maximo Rodriguez on Oct 16, 1919
Mount Malindig (also known as Mount Malindik and Mount Marlangga) is a large inactive
stratovolcano on the island of Marinduque in the Philippines. The name Marinduque itself
may have been derived from "Marindik" or "Malindik". Its unique location, at the heart of
Southern Tagalog, creates a panorama that encompasses Mindoro, Verde Island, and
Southern Luzon all the way to Bicol and Burias Island. The Mountain is the largest on the
Island of Marinduque and the most popular climb and hike on the island for mountaineers
and alike, known for it's unique environmental biodiversity. It is the home of different species
of wild orchids and other endemic wildlife. Due to its height above 1,000 meters above sea
level, by law is has been identified as a protected area. The dormant volcano has three
peaks, the Trek and climb to the peak is rated as easy to moderate. During the American
Period of rule over the Philippine Islands Mount Malindig was named "Mount Marlanga" by
the Americans. The name was later changed back to its original name of "Mount Malindig".