Bong Carrion would have said ‘death is nothing at all’

Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, And the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear…

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Paging DENR Sec. Gina Lopez: Declare Marcopper as abandoned mine site

Twenty (20) mining firms have been recommended for suspension following the completion of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) audit of mining operations in the country. Eleven (11) more will continue to be monitored according to the DENR. But nowhere in the news do we find anything about Marcopper Mining Corporation in Marinduque. Marcopper should now be declared an abandoned mine site and from being a source of mineral extraction should be turned into a tourist attraction. Twenty (20) years have passed since the infamous environmental disaster of 1996.…

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Marinduqueno, isa sa mga unang Pilipinong naglakbay sa Australia

A Poignant Story, from Marinduque to Broome, Western Australia in 1891 Bumibiyahe na pala sa iba’t ibang bansa ang mga Pilipino para makahanap ng trabaho noong 1800’s pa lamang. Isa na rito si Thomas (Tomas) Puertollano, tubong Suha, Torrijos, Marinduque na naglakbay papuntang Australia. Ito ay para sa isang peligrosong hanapbuhay, ang pagsisid at pagkolekta ng mga perlas. “We were considered under the Western Australian government as flora and fauna. So were part of the flora and fauna policies that state government had. You could not own land. You were…

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Ikalawang Bahagi: Unos sa pagsampa pa lamang ng kaso sa Canada

Clearly, the immediate signing of said proposal agreement, if ever it becomes your choice, without the necessary changes in favor of the Province would be very disadvantageous to the province. – Bishop of Boac, Marcelino Antonio Maralit, Jr. to PGM Sa gitna ng mga misteryo at namumuong unos sa usapin pa lamang ng pagsampa ng kaso ng Marinduque sa Canada laban sa Placer Dome-Barrick Gold, umaasa pa rin at nananalangin ang Obispo ng Boac, bilang tagapagtaguyod ng 87% ng mga Katoliko sa Marinduque, na kumapit ang mga kinauukulan sa lahat…

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Unang bahagi: Unos sa pagsampa pa lamang ng kaso sa Canada

Inagaluluko ng mas masahol pa kaysa dati ang Marinduqueno? Mapayapang nagsiuwian ang mga dumalo sa En Banc Committee Hearing ng SP kamakalawa ng umaga. Ito ay kinabibilangan ng mga bokal ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan, mga miyembro ng Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (MACEC), mga opisyal mula sa ilang bayan at representante ng Kongresista ng Marinduque. Naimbitahan din at nagpaunlak naman ang Obispo ng Boac, Bishop Marcelino Antonio Maralit, Jr. Pero pagdating ng hapon ay naiba ang hihip ng hangin. Base sa impormasyon, maayos na isinumite at pinag-usapan naman sa miting ang…

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Quake epicenter, closer to Marcopper -Phivolcs

STA. CRUZ, Marinduque – Phivolcs recorded a M 3.1 earthquake in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque on August 24, at 8:22:17 a.m. that has now been upgraded to magnitude 3.2. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also revised its coordinates for the epicenter of the earthquake which is now at 13.43°N, 122.02°E. The new coordinates show that the epicenter is much closer to the Marcopper mine site than previously thought. The Marcopper mine site keeps six dams, declared to be in various states of disrepair since the mine site was closed…

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The never-ending curse of Marcopper, in DENR’s court now

Engr. Luna Manrique, MPDC of Boac, posted in Facebook on August 20, 2016, “It’s not over yet, abandoned Marcopper mine site continues to pollute Boac River up to this date. I requested the Army CAFGU to patrol the area last August 17, 2016 and take pictures with GPS reading. The newspaper they used as date mark was issued only last August 16, 2016. Leaving the mining site without cleaning up the remaining mining waste and polluted sediment, and without taking appropriate measures to stop the flow of acid mine drainage…

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Bacorro, sumulat kay Reyes hinggil sa 300 milyong loan

Pormal na nagpadala ng liham ang Bise Gobernador ng Marinduque, Romulo Bacorro, Jr. sa Punong Lalawigan, Carmencita O. Reyes hinggil sa kanyang mga reserbasyon sa usaping may kinalaman sa Php 300 million na pondong utang sa DBP. Sa kadahilanang patong-patong na ang mga usaping ‘teknikal, administratibo at legal status’ ng naipasang Supplemental Budget No. 2 ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan tungkol dito, inihayag ni Bacorro ang kanyang panalangin na kilalanin naman ni Reyes ang mga findings at observations hinggil sa nabanggit na usapin. Ayon sa nasabing opisyal na liham na ang kopya…

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