Lingid sa kaalaman ng marami maging ng ilan sa mga taga-Mariduque, tahanan ang bayan ng Gasan ng isa sa mga katutubong instrumentong pangmusika na mayroon tayo sa Pilipinas.
Five decades have passed since Marcopper Mining Corporation operated in Marinduque. Thirty years of large-scale mining and two decades of ignoring to own up to their mistakes or “criminal negligence” during the 1996 mining disaster, the affected community members still suffer from its aftermath. From the previously pristine water of Calancan Bay, to the mountainous headwater of Mogpog, down to the historic Boac River, the ecological damage Marcopper has cused is beyond irreparable. People who used to catch fish, shrimps, and crabs in the rivers no longer see anything that has life in these bodies of water.
Si Juan na naroon laang at bahagyang nakikinig ay napilitang magsalita”, Hindi ho ba ang ginagawa ninyo’y walang pinagkaiba? Pare-pareho kayong may nakaw na kaban at pami-pamilyang nagpapayaman?”