Nepomuceno vs Nepomuceno: Malaking kabulaanan po Bokal Allan

“Malaking kabulaanan po Bokal Allan Nepomuceno” ito ang naging pahayag ni ex-mayor at dating bokal Pedrito ‘Toto’ Nepomuceno matapos mapanood ang naging interview kina Assistant Provincial Prosecutor (APP) Jun Timtiman at Bokal Allan Nepomuceno sa isang programa sa radyo nitong Marso 18. Narito ang buong pahayag ni dating bokal Toto Nepomuceno na inilathala sa kanyang Facebook account na may petsang Marso 19. “Ginagamit ang Radyo Natin-Boac nina Bokal Allan Nepomuceno at Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Jun Timtiman spreading disinformation and outright lies sa isyu ng Marcopper. Sa loob ng 45 minuto…

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Marinduque scouts for law firm to handle class suit vs Marcopper

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Marinduque did not act on the proposal of Governor Carmencita Reyes to secure a loan of $8 million (P400 million) abroad to finance the new environment class suit the province will file against two mining firms based in Canada. Instead, the council passed a resolution last March 10 that would invite foreign law firms, including Canada’s Trudel, Johnston and Lesperance (Trudel), to submit their proposals for the handling of the environment case. The province is filing a new case against Placer Dome, Inc. and Barrick Gold…

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Abandonadong Marcopper mining sites, delikado na sa publiko -DOH

Matapos mag-inspeksyon ang Mines and Geosciences Bureau, itinuturing naman ngayon ng Department of Health na delikado na sa publiko ang abandonadong Marcopper Mining Corporation minesites sa lalawigan ng Marinduque. Ayon kay Mimaropa regional health director Eduardo Janairo, naging basehan nito ang iniulat ng mga local officials na leaks o tagas sa isa mga dam ng minahan. Batay sa 1996 report ng United State Geological Survey, tinukoy nito ang Makulapnit at Marcopper’s Maguilaguila Water Dam na parehong nasa state of imminent danger of collapsing. Janairo: Delikadong delikado lalo’t marami nang infrastructures…

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‘Gov. Reyes, huwag ibaon sa utang ang Marinduque’ -Macec

BOAC, Marinduque – “Gov. Reyes, huwag ibaon sa utang ang Marinduque”, ito ang isa sa mariing pinagsigawan ng mga mamamayan ng lalawigan nang maglunsad ng kilos protesta sa usaping may kinalaman sa Marcopper na isinagawa noong Biyernes, Marso 10 sa harapan ng provincial capitol. Ayon sa report ng Manila Bulletin, kinontra ng mga residente ng lalawigan ang panukala umano ni Gov. Carmencita Reyes na mangutang ng $8 milyon o may katubas na P400 milyon na siyang gagamiting panustos sa bagong kasong ihahain ng lalawigan sa Canada. Ang lalawigan ay planong…

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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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Pagtagas ng tubig sa Makulapnit dam, nakita ng mga otoridad

BOAC, Marinduque – Nakita ng mga Army Cafgu habang nagpapatrolya sa Makulapnit area ang pagtagas ng tubig sa Makulapnit Dam Tunnel. Ayon sa Facebook post ni Luna Manrique, Boac planning officer “Our Army Cafgu’s during their environmental patrolling in their text message had observed the leakage of water inside the Makulapnit Dam Tunnel. After immediately informing Mayor Roberto Madla, I called up the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) to look into it as I had requested our Cafgu’s to send another team to take pictures. The PENRO on…

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Mining industry crackdown continues in Philippines

A plan to pursue the multimillion-dollar suit against a global mining firm Barrick Gold Corp is headed for the Canadian courts, after a US court ruled that it was the wrong jurisdiction to hear the claim. The plan has gained the support of the Catholic Church and civil society groups in Marinduque province to recover the cost of damage left by the 1996 mine tailings spill, tagged as the worst mining tragedy in the Philippines, reported the Inquirer. The provincial board of Marinduque, in June, issued a resolution to refile…

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