Away from national attention, Marinduque suffers in silence

BOAC, Marinduque – This island-province, once known as the Copper Capital of the country and home to the colourful Moriones festival, suffered severely from the devastation of Christmas Day Typhoon Nina with about 21,000 hectares of its agricultural crops destroyed or damaged. Isolated because of the absence of a direct plane flight from Manila and away from the attention of the national media, not very many people knew of the extent of the devastation in the province. In fact, I only learned of the sad state of the province through comments…

Justice Velasco asked to inhibit from Marcos case

An online group is calling on Supreme Court (SC) Justice Presbitero Velasco not to take part in the resolution of the electoral protest filed by Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo because of the Velasco family’s close ties to both President Duterte and the former senator. The Silent Majority (TSM) said Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, the justice’s son, has been flaunting his family’s closeness to Mr. Duterte and Marcos. It expressed fears that this might compromise the magistrate’s position on the electoral protest. Active campaign…

Kalihim ng Kagawaran ng Pagsasaka bumisita sa Marinduque

BOAC, Marinduque – Sobrang lungkot at pagkahabag ang naramdaman ni Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol sa mga magsasaka at mangingisda ng Marinduque nang makita niya ang iniwang pagkasira sa agrikultura ng lalawigan dulot ng bagyong Nina. Sa kanyang pahayag sa isinagawang programa na “Tapatan: Gobyerno at Mamamayan, Dialogue with Farmers and Fisherfolks and Ceremonial Turn-Over of Agricultural and Fishery Inventions na ginanap sa Provincial Convention Center”, ipinaabot niya ang kanyang pagkahabag sa mga kapwa niya magsasaka at mangingisda dahil kulang sa pagbibigay-pansin ang media sa kapinsalaang iniwan…

85% of school classrooms in Marinduque damaged by Typhoon Nina

Typhoon Nina damaged about 85% of schools and classrooms in Marinduque. Department of Education-Marinduque is hopeful that they will be given the same assistance as to other provinces where Nina had landfall. Classes resumed yesterday, January 3 despite the major damages Nina left. Parents fear of their children’s safety because of the situations in various schools in different municipalities and barangays. Government and private assistance will be very much appreciated to ensure the safety of students and for classes not to be disrupted for a long time.

Davao Mayor to request more funds assistance for Marinduque

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The city government here is mulling to extend a financial aid for another province in the typhoon-struck Visayas. The City Information Office said Tuesday that City Mayor Sara Duterte will request an allocation from the City Council for the second batch of financial aid to typhoon-struck Marinduque, which declared a State of Calamity with damage reaching an estimate of P1 billion. “Davao City is no stranger to calamities and we understand the distress that the victims of Typhoon Nina are going through this time,” Duterte-Carpio said.…