Gov. Reyes ng Marinduque, emosyonal sa humanitarian mission ng Isabela

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela – Emosyonal si Governor Carmencita Reyes ng Marinduque sa pagdating ng rescue team at Humanitarian mission ng Isabela na nagdala ng daan-daang sako ng bigas at mga gamot para sa mga biktima ng bagyong Nina. Sa report ng grupo na ipinadala ng pamahalaang panlalawigan sa Marinduque, sila ang kauna-unahang nagdala ng mga tulong sa nasabing lalawigan matapos ang bagyong Nina kaya napaluha umano si Gov. Reyes sa kanilang pagdating. Agad ipinag-utos ni Gov. Faustino Dy III kay provincial administrator Atty. Noel Manuel Lopez ang pagbuo ng humanitarian…

Typhoon-hit Marinduque asks for aid before local supplies run out

Rolando Josue, the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council head, on Tuesday said they have recommended the declaration of a state of calamity after the typhoon damaged coconut trees and the entire agricultural land. He said the entire population, composed of 52,000 families (about 200,000 individuals), were affected. “Houses were either damaged or destroyed,” he said. An eight-year-old boy from Boac town was so far the lone casualty in the province. Josue said the child drowned after chasing a coconut in a river during the typhoon aftermath. While food…

Cell towers in Marinduque, Bicol damaged by Typhoon Nina

Telecommunication signals in Marinduque and the Bicol region have been cut down as several cell towers in the area have been structurally damaged by Typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-Ten), Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. said on Monday. “Based on our network team assessment, intermittent services were mostly caused by commercial power outages in the Bicol Region. Generator sets for cell towers are now being used to allow customers to use basic telecommunications services such as calls and text messaging. However, at least 6 towers located in Camarines Sur (4 towers), Albay…

Today in History: MV Doña Paz, Asia’s Titanic

On December 20, 1987, the MV Doña Paz sank after colliding with oil tanker MT Vector in the Tablas Strait, between the islands of Mindoro and Marinduque, killing more than 4,300 people. A total of 26 passengers and crew survived. It was traveling from Tacloban City in Leyte island to Manila. The Doña Paz was built in 1963 by Onomichi Zosen of Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan, and was originally named Himeyuri Maru. During the time it plied Japanese waters, it had a passenger capacity of 608 people. In 1975, it was…

Gov. Carmencita Ongsiaco Reyes legacy

By Recto Mercene, Manila Bulletin This is an appeal to my esteemed kababayan, the honorable Governor Carmencita Ongsiaco Reyes of Marinduque. Please allow a contractor to continue with the concrete paving of the remaining portion of the Marinduque Airport runway so that business would flourish and tourism would boom in our beloved province. It has come to my attention that Melchor Go, reportedly her godson and contractor, has been a pain in the neck, having fought her for the governorship twice in the past, and she twice defeated him. As…