The incoming Cabinet official in charge of Philippine mining has slammed the use of open pits to extract minerals, describing it as “madness” even to consider the method in the resource-rich country because of the environmental impact. The stance by Regina Lopez, an environmentalist who on Tuesday accepted President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to head the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, could set her on a collision course with the mining industry. “Open-pit mining as in the use of explosives is horrific for the environment. It’s a cheap way to…
Kasabay ng pagbisita ng Buenavista Municipal Police Office sa kanilang mga nasasakupang barangay ngayong araw, Hunyo 23, nagsagawa rin sila ng diyalogo at pamamahagi ng mga flyers kaugnay ng Republic Act 9262 o ang Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act. Gayundin, nagpaaalala ang kagawaran ng pulisya sa pagpapalaganap at implementasyon ng pambayang ordinansa patungkol sa curfew.
Nagsagawa ng Coastal Clean up Drive ang Marinduque Provincial Police Office sa Brgy. Balaring, Boac, Marinduque ngayong araw, Hunyo 23.
Medyo matagal na rin akong di napadpad dito. It has been 21 years since we went there, back when I was still a kid. It was a different world—so laidback and so rural, that the city boy in me was quite shocked. We visited the once booming mines up in the mountains of Marinduque. It was like a small city on its own, has its own airport, a mountain with a blue pit below.
Nagdiwang ng kanyang ika-68 kaarawan noong Hunyo 19 ang dating gobernador ng Marinduque na si Jose Antonio “Bong” N. Carrion. Si Bong Carrion ay nahalalal bilang gobernador ng lalawigan noong 1995 hanggang 1998. Muling kumandidato sa pagkagobernador noong 1998, 2001 at 2004 subalit hindi pinalad na manalo. Matapos ang siyam na taon, muling nahalal sa pagkagobernador si Carrion noong 2007 Legislative and Local Elections.