Supreme Court Justice’s Family Building a Political Dynasty?

Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco’s wife, son, and daughter arerunning in 2016 races | Photo courtesy: Rappler Three members of Justice Presbitero Velasco’s family are running in the May elections: Son: Lord Allan, for re-election to Congress, representing Marinduque Wife: Lorna, for mayor of Torrijos town in Marinduque, where the Velascos have a residence Daughter: Tricia Nicole Velasco-Catera, the first nominee of the party-list group Ang Mata’y Alagaan or MATA If they win, this will make Velasco the only sitting Supreme Court justice who belongs to a political family. It all…

5 Outstanding Young Torrijoseño for the Year 2016

The Torrijos Youth Celebrity Club (TORCC Youth) proudly presents the 5 Youth Outstanding and Achievers of Torrijos for the Year 2016. This award is given to an individual or individuals who exhibit excellence in their careers and have made a valuable contribution to the Town of Torrijos. These young men and women of Torrijos proved themselves worthy of honor and emulation. They had been chosen based on the following involvement: a) Service to the community particularly in the Town of Torrijos and/or to the nation; b) Professional excellence and integrity…

Marinduque intern: Sings You Are My Song in It’s Showtime

Marinduque stream and social media communities were cheered for Paul Lenard Delos Santos as he competes in one of the segments of It’s Showtime called “Singing Mo To” aired last February 6, 2016. It’s Showtime is one of the most popular noontime musical variety show in the Philippines airs weekdays at 12:15pm to 2:45pm and Saturdays at 12:00nn to 3:00pm on ABS-CBN. Paul a native of Brgy. Napo, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque is a graduating student in Marinduque State College (Main Campus, Boac) taking Bachelor of Arts major in Communication. He…

Search for 5 Outstanding Young Torrijoseño: On going

The Outstanding Young Torrijoseño Awards (TOYTA) is presented by Torrijos Youth Celebrity Club to an individual or individuals who exhibit excellence in their careers and have made a valuable contribution to the Town of Torrijos. This award is given to recognize the young men and women of Torrijos who have proven themselves worthy of honor and emulation based on the following criteria: a) Service to the community particularly in the Town of Torrijos and/or to the nation – 40 points b) Professional excellence and integrity in their field of endeavor…

House Urged to Swear in Velasco as Marinduque Solon

Supreme Court Building, Manila | Photo: Wikipedia The House of Representatives is obliged to implement the Supreme Court’s order to swear in Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco and include his name in its Roll of Members representing the lone district of Marinduque, lawyers said. Former Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) president Vicente Joyas and former University of the East law dean Amado Valdez said Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. should respect and implement the high court’s ruling granting Velasco’s plea for mandamus. Early this month, the high court with an…