Marinduque solon Velasco thankful to Duterte admin for airport fund

President Rodrigo Duterte has done much for the province of Marinduque, but this development reported by Congressman Lord Allan Jay Velasco on Facebook takes the cake. According to Velasco, the long-delayed construction of the local airport will finally start sometime this year following the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) allocation of Php15 million for the project. Read also: CAAP naglaan ng Php 15M para sa konstruksyon ng Marinduque Airport “Hindi kaila sa atin na ang hirap ng pagbiyahe patungo sa Marinduque ay napakalaking hadlang sa pag-unlad ng turismo at…

Payahag ni Cong. Velasco hinggil sa elektrisidad sa Marinduque

Sa Facebook account ni Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco ay ipinahayag nito noong Hunyo 22 ang mga konkretong pagkilos na ginagawa ng kanyang opisina upang tuluyan ng masolusyunan ang problema ng kuryente sa probinsya. Narito ang kabuuan ng kanyang pahayag. “Noong nakaraang ika-13 ng Hunyo, nagtungo po ang inyong kinatawan sa National Power Corporation (Napocor) upang ilapit ang suliranin sa kuryente ng ating lalawigan. Malugod ko pong ibinabalita sa ating mga mahal na Marinduqueno na tayo ay agarang pinakinggan at pinagbigyan ng Napocor. Tinitiyak ni Napocor President Pio Benavidez…

Marelco issues official statement on intermittent power interruption

On June 22, 2017 Marinduque Electric Cooperative (Marelco) published its official statement regarding the intermittent power interruption particularly at Feeder I (Bantad to Torrijos Area) through their official Facebook Page. The statement read as “Marelco duly understands the behavior and sentiments of our member-consumers everytime there is a power interruption in their respective areas. It is for this reason that, we would like to present our official statement regarding the intermittent power outages experienced in some areas, so that once and for all every member-consumer would realize why such things happened…

Solons out to postpone barangay, youth polls

Lawmakers on Tuesday said Congress had ample time to pass a bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Oct. 23 this year. “We still have enough time to postpone the barangay and SK polls. We hope Malacañang will certify the bill as urgent to make this possible,” said Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers. Barbers is chairman of the House committee on dangerous drugs and author of House Bill 5359 that seeks to postpone the elections. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez earlier said the House will give priority to…

NGO Forum wants ADB stripped of immunity from suit

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) must be stripped of its immunity and held liable for all the environmental destruction caused by projects funded under its portfolio, a civil society organization (CSO) umbrella group said Tuesday. “We have decided to take on the immunity itself which is an outside challenge to the institution,” Rayyan Hassan, executive director of the NGO Forum on ADB, said. The NGO Forum on Tuesday formally launched its book, “A Visual Testimony of the Asian Development Bank’s 50 Years of Destruction,” in Quezon City. The immunity of…