About Us

Marinduque News Network (MNN) known as Marinduque News which can be pronounced as marin’dukenyos (the people of Marinduque are called Marinduqueños) is a one stop portal of the island province of Marinduque. This site contains as it happens update, latest news and information related to the province. It helps in the promotion of tourism in the island. It also features different places, events, businesses as well as kababayans who made significant impact to the province.

Marinduque News Network aims for reporting that stresses accuracy and credibility, comment that is informed, independent and fair.

Marinduque News Network serves as an eyes, ears and voice of every Marinduqueños.

Marinduque News Network is located at 5th Floor, MNN Studio, Lucky Seven Pension House, Barangay Mercado, Boac, Marinduque 4900, Philippines with virtual address at www.marinduquenews.com

Our Milestone

Marinduquenews.com is the only active online news magazine (commercial domain) in the Province of Marinduque. It started in 2013 through a blogsite.

This website was officially launched on June 3, 2016 and considered as the primary online source of information of Marinduqueños. Marinduque News Network is formerly known as Marinduque News Online. Its name was changed from MNO to MNN on March 30, 2017.

Our analytics shows from the time that this portal was launched, it recorded a total of close to 12 million hits in the first 7 months of its operations as shown in the statistics below.

Statistics of Marinduquenews.com as of December, 2016. Data from Awstats

Business Permit

Marinduque News Network is permitted to operate per Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Permit No. 05229984.

Editorial Staff

Romeo Mataac Jr ProfileRomeo A. Mataac, Jr. is the founder and chief correspondent of Marinduque News Network. Concurrently, he is a researcher in a leading global professional services company. He has five year background experience in finance & accounting operations and business process outsourcing. Myong, as he is fondly called by his friends, born and raised in the province of Marinduque. He loves travelling and doing community outreach activities.

Eric Arevalo is a seasoned insight contributor in Marinduque News Network. He is currently an editor in chief of a monthly maritime newspaper based in Manila. He is also a proprietor of maritime review center based in Pasay City. Eric have worked for several radio stations including DWIZ, NBC, DZXL, DZAR Radyo Veritas and ANC News Channel. He obtained Masters in Maritime Education at John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University in Iloilo City, the same institution where he completed his academics in Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime Management. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications at Polytechnic University of the Philippines and finished his highschool at Marinduque Midwest School. Eric grew up in Gasan, Marinduque.

Allan C. Macapugay is an insight contributor of Marinduque News Network. He is a civil engineering graduate and currently working in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He likes to read political and national views. Apart from his passion in writing, Allan is a former choir member of Marinduque Provincial Capitol Choir and Mary Help of Christians Parish in Balimbing, Boac, Marinduque.

Adrian Sto. Domingo is a senior correspondent of Marinduque News Network. Concurrently, he is the branch manager of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – Marinduque. Adrian completed media and communication studies at the University of Malaya in Malaysia as an exchange student. He graduated Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication at Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation.

Gilbert Jacolbia ProfileGilbert J. Jacolbia is the administrator and donor of the domain and hosting of Marinduque News Network website. He is originally from Bunganay, Boac, Marinduque and currently residing in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. Gilbert will be retiring soon in Marinduque to look after his cacao farm.

Honorary Member

Marinduque News Network acknowledges and appreciates the immense contribution of the following organizations and individuals who supported us to make this online portal up and running:

1) Marinduqueno Association of the Capital Area (MACA, Inc.) represented by its president, Myra Sabalbaro-Romano: MACA, Inc., donated a Panasonic Lumix G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm Lens, Rode Microphones VideoMic Go Lightweight On-Camera Microphone, Photo & Video Backpack, SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB SD Card, Wasabi DMW-BLC12 Battery and Focus Spider Tripod.

2) Marilou Perin-Buford: Mrs. Buford, a native of Maranlig, Torrijos and currently residing in Virginia, USA provided financial assistance amounting to Php 4,990.00

3) Roderick Sadiwa-Sager: Mr. Sager, a native of Daykitin, Buenavista and currently residing in Abu Dhabi, UAE provided financial assistance amounting to Php 5,000.00

4) Dream Favor Travel and Tours (DFTT) represented by its general manager, Susan Nace: DFTT continuously supporting the advocacies of Marinduque News.


Marinduque News Network has been an instrument for government agencies, local government units, NGO’s and private sectors in information dissemination.

Among government agencies that MNN has a partnership with are Department of Health-Mimaropa and Philippine Information Agency-Marinduque.

Be Part of Our Team

Marinduque News Network is looking for a volunteers with talent and ability in writing and photo journalism currently based in Marinduque. We need contributors from the six towns namely Boac, Buenavista, Gasan, Mogpog, Sta. Cruz and Torrijos.

We welcome news and features article contribution from high school and college students of Marinduque. This is our way to help in showcasing the talent of our young generation who are aspiring to be somebody in the photojournalism industry in the future.

If you are interested, please send an email to info.marinduque@gmail.com or contact us directly through mobile at +63925-885-9578.

Also, you can be an online reporter by just completing this iReport Form.


Marinduque News Network as a not for profit organization, accepts any donations to further continue its service and advocacy.

Help Marinduque News stay up. Even as little as 50 pesos or 1 dollar will be a great help! Click here or the paypal button to donate.

Get in Touch

Please let us know should you have concerns or business opportunity that can offer to our kababayan, we will publish it here.

Contact us through email: info.marinduque@gmail.com or mobile no.: +63925-885-9578.

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