DPWH naglaan ng P30-M pondo para sa pagpapagawa ng tulay sa Santa Cruz

Naglaan ng P30 milyong pondo ang Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) para sa pagpapagawa ng bagong tulay na mag-uugnay sa barangay Pulong Parang at barangay Napo sa bayan ng Santa Cruz, Marinduque. #MakeADifference: Kabayan, help us to stay up, help us to buy a video camera Ito ang kinumpirma sa memorandum na ipinadala sa Marinduque News ni Engr. Vivian Historillo, Caretaker ng DPWH Marinduque District Engineering Office (DEO).  Ayon sa memorandum, kasama sa ‘approved projects’ sa ilalim na General Appropriation Act of 2018 (GAA 2018) ang pagpapagawa ng…

MSC president receives Outstanding Movers of the Philippines award

Dr. Merian Catajay-Mani, president of Marinduque State College (MSC) was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Movers of the Philippines 2018 by the Students’ Actions Vital to the Environment and Mother Earth (SAVE ME) Movement on February 5 at the Malacañan Palace. The award given to Mani recognizes her exemplary involvement in forging coordinated action in response to the challenge of climate change and related disasters. It is in connection with the 10th Annual National Convention on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and 1st International Research…

DOH, DAP signs MOA for the evaluation of drug rehabilitation programs in Mimaropa

Department of Health (DOH) – Mimaropa (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) and the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the assessment and evaluation of the drug rehabilitation programs conducted in the region. “We need to identify if the five modalities of community-based drug treatment and rehabilitation we have implemented in the five provinces are successful and effective. This will be a formative evaluation and the results are intended to provide analysis and information,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the MOA…

Facebook dominates as main market place for illegal live reptile trade in the Philippines

A new TRAFFIC study reveals a flourishing trade in reptiles on Facebook in the Philippines with rapidly growing membership in groups offering everything from Critically Endangered crocodiles to rare tortoises. In just three months, researchers recorded 2,245 unique live reptile advertisements representing 115 taxa and a minimum of 5,082 individual animals posted in 90 Facebook groups. The cumulative membership in the groups at the beginning of the survey in June 2016 stood at 359,328, but quickly increased by 11% by the end of August that year. “In only selected groups…

Cong. Velasco, DENR Secretary Cimatu discuss Marcopper issue

Cong. Lord Allan Jay Velasco of the Lone District of Marinduque paid a courtesy call to the office of Sec. Roy Cimatu of the Department and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on January 25, 2018. Congressman Velasco expressed his concern over the present condition of the structures left by Marcopper Mining Corporation in the province and the need to address the structural breaches in the mines and dams at the old mining site. Twenty years after Marcopper Mining disaster, the structures still pose an immediate threat to the life and…