Sue Prado wins lone acting prize in Guam International Film Festival

Sue Prado won the Achievement in Acting Award at the awards ceremonies of the Guam International Film Festival held Sunday at the Guam Museum in Guam. The actress won for her performance in Joseph Israel Laban’s “The Sister.” In the film set in the backdrop of the Moriones festival in Marinduque, Prado portrays a woman who is faced with the difficult task of bringing home the remains of her recently departed sister, a domestic helper working in Saudi Arabia. It’s the second international award for “The Sister” after earlier winning…

Prov’l Veterinary Office, pinaigting ang Rabies Awareness Campaign sa bayan ng Torrijos

TORRIJOS, Marinduque – Sa patuloy na pagpapaigting ng Provincial Veterinary Office (PVet) ng Rabies Awareness Campaign, namahagi ang mga beterinaryo ng lalawigan ng Marinduque ng mga campaign materials ukol sa Anti-Rabies Act (RA 9482) and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) Book sa lahat ng kapitan ng barangay sa bayan ng Torrijos. Hangad ng RA 9482 na ipaalala sa mga pet owners kung ano ang kanilang mga responsibilidad sa pagkupkop sa kanilang mga hayop na inaalagaan. Binigyang diin din ng PVet Office sa pangunguna ni Dr. JM Victoria sa mga…

Groups support refiling of suit vs Marcopper

By Maricar Cinco, Philippine Daily Inquirer A plan to pursue the multimillion-dollar suit against a global mining firm gained the support of the Catholic Church and civil society groups in Marinduque province to recover the cost of damage left by the 1996 mine tailings spill, tagged as the worst mining tragedy in the Philippines. The provincial board of Marinduque, in June, issued a resolution to refile the case in a Canadian court against the Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp., the company that absorbed Placer Dome, the parent company of the defunct…

Mimaropa festival vows ‘total tourism experience’

Thousands of visitors are expected to arrive for the Mimaropa Festival in Puerto Princesa City on November 3-13, which will be highlighted by street-dancing competition, agriculture-tourism-trade fair, and crowning of Festival King and Queen. MIMAROPA stands for the provinces of Mindoro (Occidental and Oriental), Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, which comprise Mimaropa Region and possess a wealth of natural wonders and kaleidoscope of authentic Filipino culture and traditions. “International and domestic visitors alike will be treated to a total tourism experience throughout the 10-day extravaganza, showcasing Filipino religiosity, native cuisine, and indigenous…

Marinduque must be represented by Canadian lawyers in mining lawsuits

By Rey Panaligan | Source: Manila Bulletin The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Marinduque has rejected the move of Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes to re-engage the services of an American law firm to represent the province in its case set to be filed in Canada against two mining firms. Instead, the majority members of the Sanggunian, together with the members of the Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (MaCEC), proposed the hiring of Canadian lawyers to represent the province, a move supported by Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Q. Velasco. Marinduque is filing a…