DAR, selects Buenavista as pilot community in LinkSFarM project

BUENAVISTA, Marinduque – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the local government of Marinduque, and the farmer-beneficiaries of Buenavista town demonstrate their strong partnership through the launching of LinkSFarM or “Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets” project in the said municipality on November 25. The LinkSFarm project, which aims to educate farmers on agro-enterprise, is highlighted by the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MoA) between the DAR, the farmers, and the local government. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) Isagani Placido said the project is planned to help the farmer-beneficiaries…

House Energy Committee Chair Velasco, pinag-aaralang buwagin na ang ERC

Matapos ang kontro­bersiyal ng pagkamatay ni Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Director Francisco Jose Villa Jr., ay pinag-aaralan na ng Kamara ang pagbuwag sa ERC. Sinabi ni House Energy Committee Chairman at Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, na hindi maaaring balewalain ng kanilang lupon ang mga katiwaliang sumingaw sa ERC na umanoy nagtulak kay Villa para magpakamatay. Paliwanag pa ni ­Velas­co, maaaring lusawin ang ERC sa pamamagitan ng pag-amyenda sa Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA). Sa pagbuwag umano sa ERC, maaaring bumuo ang Kongreso ng panibagong tanggapan na sasalo…

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…