Duterte, mano po to our Marinduqueno cardinal

Meeting with Rody opens door of communication, says Vidal By: Ador Mayol, Inquirer Visayas CEBU CITY—One of the most senior leaders of the Catholic Church came to visit President Duterte in what the Church official said was an attempt to “open the door of communication” between the Church and the President, weeks after Mr. Duterte launched his most vitriolic attack against bishops, whom he called “hypocrites” and “sons of bitches.” Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 85, one of the most senior leaders of the Church, visited Duterte in Malacañang…

After 2 decades of Marcopper collapsed, shocking story revealed

Written by Abdon M. Balde Jr. I was listening to new DENR Sec Gina Lopez on TV the other day talk about mining, and my memories were revived about our sad experience in the country’s biggest mining disaster in Marcopper, Marinduque where Canada’s Placer Dome and the Marcos family conspired to earn billions of dollars at the expense of the environment and the residents of Santa Cruz, Marinduque: 1. The construction company that I was working for (which was then owned by American Cement) was contracted by the Canadian mining…