Gasan LGU in Marinduque misspends P4.5M development fund

The municipality of Gasan in Marinduque in 2015 spent P4.5 million of its development fund on projects which are not capital investment in nature, defeating the purpose of the fund, state auditors said. In a 2016 report, the Commission on Audit (COA) said the implementation of various non-capital investment projects and activities amounting to P4,506,851.42 were charged to the development fund, “defeating the purpose for its establishment and depriving the public of vital socio-economic programs and projects.” The development fund, or 20 percent of the internal revenue allotment, should contribute…

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.…

CMI celebrates 25 years of caring and sharing with fellow Marinduquenos

Over 200 professionals composed of legal luminaries, medical and dental practitioners, academicians, corporate executives & personnel and business owners celebrated Club Marinduqueno, Inc.’s (CMI) silver anniversary and Christmas fellowship at Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan City last December 10, 2016. The celebration highlighted the 25 years of caring and sharing with fellow Marinduquenos. The night had the induction of new sets of CMI Board of Trustees and Officers who were inducted by Gen. Alexander Aguirre and Capt. Emmanuel Regio for 2017-2018 term, appreciation of the pioneering efforts of members and…

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…

PRDP subprojects to benefit Marinduque’s top commodity growers

MOGPOG, Marinduque – Coconut is a leading agricultural commodity in Marinduque and it is one of the top five high value commodities in the entire MIMAROPA Region. In 2014, the island province of Marinduque had an area of more than 35,000 hectares planted with coconuts. Development of the industry of the top commodities, being the core of agricultural production of the country, is one of the priorities of Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). Industry development is really necessary particularly in the case of Marinduque. Copra production is the province’s primary…