Marinduque Moriones Lenten Rites 2017 Schedule of Activities

The Marinduque Moriones Lenten Rites is one of the most famous religious festivals in the Philippines. Marinduque known to be the country’s “Lenten capital,” and the Moriones Festival is its unique and celebrated take on Christ’s suffering and death. Moriones comes from the Spanish word “morion,” which means “helmet” or “visor.” In this centuries-old tradition, local men (and a few women) put on the colorful garb-the highlight of the gala costumes are finely carved masks depicting the fierce Roman soldiers of Christ’s time. The morions then populate the towns ‘streets-engaging…

Dating Marinduque Governor Antonio ‘Bong’ Carrion, pumanaw na

Pumanaw na nitong Lunes, Marso 27 sa edad na animnapu’t siyam si dating Marinduque governor Antonio “Bong” Carrion matapos makipaglaban sa sakit na lung cancer. Nahalalal si Carrion bilang gobernador ng lalawigan noong 1995 at naglingkod hanggang 1998. Muling kumandidato sa pagkagobernador noong 1998, 2001 at 2004 subalit hindi pinalad na manalo. Pagkatapos ng siyam na taon, muling nahalal si Bong Carrion bilang gobernador noong 2007 ‘Legislative and Local Elections’ at nagsilbi hanggang 2010. Nakaburol ang mga labi ng dating gobernador sa Sanctuario de San Antonio, Capilla de la Virgen,…

DOH-Mimaropa sees evacuation of Marinduque residents due to Marcopper

Should the continuing effect of the Marcopper Mining incident persisted, Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and Chairman of the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health (RIACEH) stated that the plausible option was to evacuate the residents of Marinduque for their security and interest. “We need to prepare a contingency plan to mitigate the effects of the Marcopper Mining incident and to formulate immediate and concrete solutions to provide the necessary responses to the effects of the four-decade mining incident that has affected the health,…

Remembering the Marcopper mine disaster on its 21st anniversary

The Marcopper Mining Disaster occurred on March 24, 1996, on the Philippine island of Marinduque, a province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. It remains one of the largest mining disasters in Philippine history. This disaster at the Marcopper Mines on Marinduque made headlines around the world. Here is Marcopper’s timeline. 1969 – Marcopper starts operation of the Tapian open pit mines 1975 to 1991 – Marcopper dumps 200 million tons of mine tailings to Calancan Bay. 1990 – With the Tapian pit depleted, Marcopper opens a second…

Hiling na ‘authority’ ni Reyes, disaprub; Nepomuceno, inalisan ng komite

BOAC, Marinduque – Sa nangyaring sesyon nitong Miyerkules, Marso 22, tuluyan ng ibinasura ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Marinduque ang kahilingan ni Gov. Carmencita Reyes na mabigyan ito ng ‘authority’ upang pumasok sa kasunduan sa pagitan ng pamahalang panlalawigan at Diamond McCarthy Law Firm bilang legal counsel, sa Parabellum Capital para sa funding agreement at sa Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottieb Law Firm bilang local retainer sa kasong isasampa sa bansang Canada laban sa Placer Dome at Barrick Gold kaugnay ng patuloy na paghahabol ng hustisya sa pinsalang tinamo ng lalawigan sa…