Mastermind sa ‘rent a car’ sangla modus, timbog

Nadakip na ng pulisya ang umano’y mastermind sa malawakang ‘rent a car’ sangla modus. Ayon kay Atty. Ariel Inton ng Commuters Safety and Protection, hawak na ngayon ng Biñan Police ang umano’y mastermind na si Rafaela Asunciacion. Kasama ring naaresto ang isang Tychicus Historillo Nambio na ayon sa mga dokumento ay lumalabas na tubong Bognuyan, Gasan, Marinduque ito. “Based po sa records, sila po yung parang pasimuno ng scam na ito,” sinabi naman ni Senior Inspector Jem Delantes, tagapagsalita ng Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group. Nahuli ang dalawa sa tulong…

Former Marinduque solon charged in fertilizer scam

State prosecutors have formally charged former Marinduque Rep. Edmundo Reyes, Jr., before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the 2004 fertilizer fund scam. Reyes and six Department of Agriculture (DA) regional officials were accused of graft and malversation over the allegedly anomalous release of P5 million to Gabaymasa Development Foundation, Inc. despite its alleged lack of qualifications. To facilitate the releases, the officials allegedly conspired to falsify the disbursement vouchers. Charged alongside Reyes were six DA regional officials: executive director Dennis Araullo, accountant Raymundo Braganza, technical directors Balagtas Torres and Rodolfo…

Fresh NPA recruits face ‘all-out’ war – AFP general

Fresh New People’s Army (NPA) recruits in the Southern Tagalog region would be facing a baptism of fire from the military’s all-out war, a ranking military officer said Wednesday. Major Gen. Rhoderick Parayno, commander of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division (ID), said they had received reports that the NPA had launched a massive recruitment campaign within their area of operation during the five months since the government declared a ceasefire. Parayno said the rebels needed to replenish their dwindling ranks in the region which comprises the provinces of Cavite, Laguna,…

Isang delivery boy, nagbigti-patay sa Santa Cruz

Isang delivery boy ang nagbigti gamit ang lubid sa Barangay Lipa, Santa Cruz, Marinduque. Kinilala ang biktima sa alyas na Ison, 21 taong gulang at residente ng nabanggit na lugar. Ayon kay Dr. Tito Rejano, nagsagawa ng medico legal examinaation, bandang alas 8:30 ng umaga nang rumesponde sila kasama ang Santa Cruz PNP sa pangunguna nina Police Officers Bill Pernia at Dennis Ricohermoso sa bahay ng biktima. Dagdag pa ni Rejano, ito ang pangalawang pagkakataon na may nagpakamatay sa bayan ng Santa Cruz ngayong taong 2017. Samantala, hindi naman malinaw…

UP MSI, sinuri ang coastal areas sa mga bayan ng Mogpog at Torrijos

Pinuntahan ng mga divers mula sa University of the Philippines Maritime Science Institute (UPMSI) ang mga coastal areas upang mapag-aralan ang kalagayan ng karagatan sa lalawigan ng Marinduque. Partikular na sinuri ng grupo ang mga coastal barangay sa mga bayan ng Torrijos at Mogpog noong Enero 20 hanggang 29, 2017. Nangyari ang pagbisitang ito sa tulong ng People and the Environment: Assessing Reef Fish Resiliency and Associated Livelihoods (PEARRL) na katuwang ang National Assessment of Coral Reefs Environments (NACRE). Nais ding malaman ng grupong ito ang epekto ng pangingisda sa…