Mimaropa Naturally Agri-Trade and Tourism Fair 2016 – Bigger, Better

The Mimaropa Naturally Agri-Trade and Tourism Fair 2016 will once again take the center stage as it brings the finest and best quality products from the five provinces of the region on 19-23 October 2016 in Megatrade Halls 1 & 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. After its successful pilot launching in 2015, MIMAROPA Naturally returns this year with more exhibitors, grandiose island pavilions, and eccentric cultural presentations. Joining this year’s fair are 125 MSMEs and exhibitors including DOT accredited establishments which are given the opportunity to showcase homegrown products such as…

Marinduque, Seeks Environmental Justice 20 Years After Mining Disaster

In Philippines, Seeking Environmental Justice 20 Years After Mining Disaster By Jason Strother, Worldcrunch MARINDUQUE — Elisa Hernandez dips her yellow blouse into the Boac River’s rushing water and then slaps it up against the shoreline’s gray stones. The 73-year-old used to earn a living washing her whole community’s laundry this way. “We felt at home in this river … It was so clean, we played in it and we used to catch a lot of fish here too,” she says. But that all changed in March 1996, when a drainage…

Marinduque gov, bank execs charged

By Rey G. Panaligan BOAC, Marinduque – Marinduque Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes and several officials of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) have been charged with violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act before the Office of the Ombudsman, it was learned yesterday. They were charged in connection with the P300-million loan obtained by the Marinduque provincial government from the DBP. Aside from Reyes, also charged were DBP Chairman Jose Nunez Jr., vice chairman Gil Buenaventura, and other bank officials. In its complaint, the Marinduque Reform Movement (MRM),…

Buenavista, Marinduque mayor, vice mayor go on travel spree

BUENAVISTA, Marinduque – Mayor Russel Madrigal and his former vice mayor Bert Fabrero, the Sangguniang Bayan and other officials in the Buenavista municipal town in Marinduque incurred excessive travel allowances and registration fees in 2015, earning the ire of state auditors. In a 2016 report, the Commission on Audit (COA) said its post-audit of disbursements showed that the elective and appointive officials incurred traveling allowance/expenses and registration fees amounting to Php 372,318.74 and Php 282,900.00, respectively. The auditors also noted that the out-of-town official travels/trips took place in distant cities/provinces…

Fun Run at Zumba Workout, isinagawa sa Torrijos

By Reijohn R. Mendones, Contributor TORRIJOS, Marinduque – Nagsagawa ng Fun Run at Zumba Fitness Workout sa bayan ng Torrijos, Marinduque noong ika-7 ng Setyembre 2016 bilang paghahanda sa nalalapit na anibersaryo ng Labanan sa Pulang Lupa sa darating ika-13 ng Setyembre gayundin ng 116th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. Ang nasabing gawain na pinangunahan ni Mayor Lorna Velasco ay dinaluhan ng mga opisyales, kawani ng pamahalaang bayan at mga barangay officials. Naging masaya naman ang lahat sapagkat paraan din umano ito upang ingatan ang katawan at kalusugan. About the Author: Reijohn…