Marinduque representative next speaker?

MANILA, Philippines – Is Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez being eased out as House leader in favor of a neophyte? This appears to be the case – at least in the minds of several lawmakers – after Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco “sent invitations” to fellow lawmakers to attend a birthday party that he would sponsor for President Duterte tomorrow at Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City. President Duterte turned 73 last March 28, Holy Wednesday. Rumors of Alvarez’s possible ouster as speaker first emerged after he had a falling – out…

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Legarda celebrates Women’s Month in Mindoro, leads opening of Regional Athletics Meet

Senator Loren Legarda joined the women of Occidental Mindoro for the celebration of Women’s Month and led the opening of the 2018 MIMAROPA Regional Athletics Association (RAA) Meet on Monday, March 12, 2018. During the Women’s Month celebration in San Jose, Legarda stressed the important role of women in homes and in the society as a whole as she shared the laws that have been enacted to protect the rights and welfare of women including the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act, Magna Carta of Women, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act,…

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Anti-big-scale mining coalition seeks mining law repeal

Anti-big-scale mining group Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) is urging the government to replace Republic Act 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 with a law that is “pro-Filipino and pro-environment”. ATM claimed the present law has paved the way for plunder of the country’s mineral wealth, as well as mining-related environmental destruction. These are on top of adverse health impacts, displacement of people, and human rights abuses across the country, according to ATM national coordinator Jaybee Gerganera. “Our country didn’t benefit from RA 7942,” he said Monday (March 5)…

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Marinduque rape suspect arrested in Batangas

After hiding for more than five years, joint operatives of Sto. Tomas, Batangas and Gasan police stations of Marinduque arrested a 60-year-old rape suspect in Bgy. Poblacion IV, Sto. Tomas, provincial police PIO chief Insp. Hazel P. Luma-ang said on Tuesday, February 6. Acting Batangas police director Senior Supt. Alden Bacarra Delvo said the suspect, tagged as the no. 4 provincial level of Marinduque, PPO, PRO 4B, was identified as Leodigario Sapulpaya Lawig, 60, single, helper, a native of Bgy. Laon, Mogpog, Marinduque and presently residing in Bgy. Real, Calamba…

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Marinduque, niyanig ng magnitude 5 quake -Phivolcs

BOAC, Marinduque – Niyanig ng 5.0 magnitude na lindol ang ilang bahagi ng Southern Tagalog Region nitong hapon lamang. Ayon sa ulat ng Phivolcs, naitala ito kaninang alas-5:39 ng hapon. Natukoy ang epicenter nito sa layong 32 km timog kanluran ng Boac, Marinduque. May lalim itong 18 kilometro at tectonic ang pinagmulan. #MakeADifference: Kabayan, help us to stay up, help us to buy a video camera Intensity V – Boac, Marinduque Intensity IV – Batangas City Intensity III – Lipa City and Malvar, Batangas Instrumental intensity: Intensity I  – Guinayangan, Quezon…

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Bokal sa Marinduque suspendido sa panunutok ng baril

Pinatawan ng Office of the Ombudsman ng isang taong suspension na walang sweldo si Marinduque 1st District Board Member John Pelaez hinggil sa isinampang kasong administratibo sa kanya noong 2016. Si Pelaez ay napatunayang guilty sa kasong Abuse of Authority at Conduct Prejudicial to the Best Interest of the Service, na isinampa nina Ronel Ganibo, Jeffrey Masculin at Berwin Rivera, pawang residente ng Barangay Balimbing, Boac dahil sa panunutok ng baril na ginawa sa kanila noong Disyembre 4, 2016 sa Marinduque Food Center, sa bayan ng Boac. Batay sa 11-pahinang desisyon ng Office of the Ombudsman, mas kinatigan ang salaysay ng mga biktima…

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MSC president receives Outstanding Movers of the Philippines award

Dr. Merian Catajay-Mani, president of Marinduque State College (MSC) was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Movers of the Philippines 2018 by the Students’ Actions Vital to the Environment and Mother Earth (SAVE ME) Movement on February 5 at the Malacañan Palace. The award given to Mani recognizes her exemplary involvement in forging coordinated action in response to the challenge of climate change and related disasters. It is in connection with the 10th Annual National Convention on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and 1st International Research…

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