Marelco targets total power restoration before January ends

BOAC, Marinduque – Power supply has been partially restored in municipalities of Boac, Buenavista, Mogpog, Sta. Cruz and nearby barangays with forty-eight percent (48%) restoration of the total distribution system while 14,071 households in poblacions or 34.05% are already experiencing a stable supply of electricity as of January 11, 2017. Marelco is trying its best to energize the backbone lines going to Torrijos while the Task Force Kapatid which are provided with complete equipment are designated in municipalities with vast damages and dropped lines caused by typhoon Nina. Tarlac Electric…

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House Passes Bill on 2nd Reading Banning Mining in Marinduque

A lagoon of copper tailings are impounded in the former open pit mineof the Marcopper Mining Corp. -AFP Marinduque may soon be formally closed off to ore extraction activities after a measure banning mining in the province secured approval from the House of Representatives. The chamber recently approved House Bill 5846 on second reading, bringing the province a step closer to becoming a mining-free zone. In a statement yesterday, legislators acknowledged that the province is still reeling from the effects of the Marcopper toxic spill nearly two decades ago. Rep.…

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Workers in Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan and Mindoro to Get Wage Hike

Torrijos Municipal Official and Staff (Photo: Gee-Ann Magdalita) Minimum wage workers from the MIMAROPA region will soon enjoy a small increase in daily pay after securing approvals from the local wage board. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board governing the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan approved on April 29 incremental hikes in daily salaries for minimum wage workers and was published in a newspaper yesterday. Wage Order No. IV-B-07 increases the salaries of minimum wage earners in the region by increments of at least P5 to be…

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Schedule of ELA for GSIS Members and Pensioners Residing or Working at Marinduque

GSIS Logo Emergency Loan Availment period for GSIS members and pensioners residing or working at Marinduque is from JULY 30 to AUGUST 29, 2014 only. MEMBERS WITH UMID CARDS may file applications thru UMID Compliant Kiosks located at the following areas: 1. GSIS Extension Office – eCard Plus/UMID card holders. 2. Provincial Capitol Boac, Marinduque – UMID card only. 3. Municipal Government of Sta Cruz -U MID card only. 4. DEPED Division Office – UMID card only. MEMBERS WITH TEMPORARY eCard: Over-the-Counter using the attached application form (to be printed…

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PNP: Help Bring About Justice, Preserve Crime Scenes

PNP Marinduque BOAC, Marinduque – Preserving crime scenes will help authorities cut down rising unresolved cases, according to the Philippine National Police. This is the primary goal of the Crime Scene Awareness Seminar held at the Boac Covered Court by the Marinduque Police Provincial Office (MPPO).The Chief of Operations Management Division of the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory in Camp Crame, Police Senior Superintendent Elimer Catabay was invited to speak before 300 barangay officials about the importance of keeping pieces of evidence untouched. The more untampered the evidence is, the…

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DSWD Nagbibigay ng Education Grants Para sa mga Kasapi ng 4Ps

4P’s Logo, a program of DSWD BOAC, Marinduque – May 281 magaaral ang nabigyan ng ESGPPA Grants ngayong taon. Ang ESGPPA ay ang Expanded Student Grants in Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation ng Department of Social Welfare and Development Office, na ipinapatupad na dito sa lalawigan ngayong SY 2014-2015. Ang mga anak na kasapi ng 4Ps o Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program na “deserving” o may kakayanang mag-aral sa kolehiyo ay maaring mabigyan ng opportunidad upang makapagaral sa ilalim ng ESGPPA sa isang pampubliko o pribadong paaralan. Sa ESGPPA mabibigyan ang…

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About the Moderator

The moderator of this blog on his adventure in El Nido, Palawan Romeo A. Mataac, Jr. is an internal researcher, youth advocate and amateur traveler.  He has 5 year background experience in finance and accounting operations and business process outsourcing. He worked in Development Bank of the Philippines-Human Resources Department, Compensation and Benefits Management Division. He also served as a part time instructor in Rizal Technological University. Romeo finished his bachelor’s degree in business through the scholarship program of Club Marinduqueno, Inc. Myong, as he is fondly called by his…

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