Marinduque rally gainst mine waste deal

Lucena City – More than a thousand people held a rally on Monday in Boac, Marinduque province, to protest a $20-million deal being offered to the province  as compensation for the 1996 mine waste spill that killed the Boac River and its tributaries and is considered the country’s worst mining disaster. Boac Councilor Rolando Larracas, in a phone interview, said the offer was “gravely disadvantageous to the people who have long been suffering from the environment destruction left by their past mining operation.” The $20 million take-it-or-leave-it package was offered…

PPA Calls On Bidders For Three Port Devts Worth PHP176M

Port of Laylay in Boac, Marinduque The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is setting aside P176 million to for seaport development in Bohol, Marinduque, and Surigao del Norte. Nearly P59 million will be spent to build a passenger terminal building at the Port of Tagbilaran in Bohol, while P73.5 million will be used to construction a wharf, a roll-on roll-off (Roro) ramp, and a back-up area at the Port of Balanacan in Mogpog, Marinduque, the port regulator said in an invitation to bid. PPA said investors have until April 14 to…