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…

Gising Provincial Government of Marinduque

Should I say now, walang ‘balls’ ang provincial government ng Marinduque? Imagine okay naman ang infrastructures though not perfect. All roads leading to another town or municipality is okay. Pero bakit ang transport system for the longest time walang pagbabago? Mas malala. There should be fair playing field for those with intention to enter business venture. Ano ang pumipigil? Again, the game of dirty politics and dirty politicians. Unang una, ang sea transport, bulok at wrongly modified ang mga barko. Walang fair competition dahil pinapaboran ang mga negosyong posibleng favorable…

Maayos na supply ng tubig, hiling ng mga mamamayan sa Mogpog

By Adeline Angeles, Former Marinduque Board Member Halos anim na buwan na pong walang maayos na supply ng tubig sa bayan ng Mogpog, Marinduque. Simula pa noong Nobyembre 2016. Kung saan-saan na lang kumukuha ng tubig ang mga mamamayan lalo na sa Poblacion. Marami ang gumagastos ng P100-P200 kada araw para magpa-igib sa ibang lugar. Ang iba ay dumadayo pa sa bayan ng Boac. “Malapit na daw pong maayos”, ito ang laging sagot kapag may nagtatanong. Subalit dumaan ang Pasko, Bagong Taon, Valentines at ngayon ay mag-se-Semana Santa na pero naghihintay,…

Nepomuceno vs Nepomuceno: Malaking kabulaanan po Bokal Allan

“Malaking kabulaanan po Bokal Allan Nepomuceno” ito ang naging pahayag ni ex-mayor at dating bokal Pedrito ‘Toto’ Nepomuceno matapos mapanood ang naging interview kina Assistant Provincial Prosecutor (APP) Jun Timtiman at Bokal Allan Nepomuceno sa isang programa sa radyo nitong Marso 18. Narito ang buong pahayag ni dating bokal Toto Nepomuceno na inilathala sa kanyang Facebook account na may petsang Marso 19. “Ginagamit ang Radyo Natin-Boac nina Bokal Allan Nepomuceno at Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Jun Timtiman spreading disinformation and outright lies sa isyu ng Marcopper. Sa loob ng 45 minuto…