Pagkilos Laban sa Pangungutang ng Lalawigan ng Marinduque

Marinduque Movers Board Meeting last October 27, 2014 Ihinalintulad ang inuutang sa bangko na P 500-Million ng kapitolyo ng Marinduque sa nadeklara nang labag sa Konstitusyong PDAF fund allocation. Matatandaang nanawagan na rin kamakailan ang Commission on Audit (COA), sa lokal na pamahalaan ng Marinduque na ang pagtitipid sa development funds ay hindi kapakipakinabang para sa mga nasasakupan nito. Kasunod ito ng pagbatikos ng COA sa lalawigan dahil bukod pa sa mga maanomalyang mga transaksyon na inisa-isa ng Commission sa COA Report 2013, higit sa P 100-Million na pondo ng…

Port, Airport Projects Rolled Out

Marinduque Airport in Gasan The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) is seeking the aid of private investors for the improvement of five airports and two ports in parts of the country, an invitation to bid published in a newspaper on Tuesday showed. As part of its effort to boost the country’s competitiveness in the port and airport sectors for local and foreign investor, the department rolled out port and airport development projects in Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Ilocos Norte, Bohol, Albay, Samar and Dipolog City collectively worth P150.4 million. The…

La Navál de Manila: A 368-year old tradition

When church doors closed at eight o’clock last Thursday evening, more than a hundred people were still kneeling before the image of Nuestra Señora. Del Rosario at Santo Domingo Church. Lavishly attired, bejeweled, and high on a temporary templete above the main altar, Our Lady was transferred from her normal place at the left transept to get ready for her feast day, celebrated every second Sunday of October. In the adjoining convent corridor, carrozas were being lined up to receive the images joining the big day’s procession, La Nával de…

Sis follows advice of late reporter: Pay it forward

MARINDUQUE, Philippines – Sheila Querubin never thought her sweet tooth would pull her through two of the lowest points so far in her lifetime—her brother and mother’s untimely demise. Now seeing herself ready to move on, she wants to live by her brother’s mantra of paying it forward. Sheila, 41, is an elder sister of Gerald Gene Querubin, Inquirer correspondent in Marinduque, who was also a state college instructor, environmentalist and community worker in the island province. In 2004, Gerald, or “Toots” as he was fondly called by family and…

Marinduque, one of the islands to be visited by PHINSAF

The Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation has released the Notice of Race for the 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge, set for March 14-22, 2015. The route as specified in the NOR, will begin in Laiya, Batangas, and move on to Marinduque, Verde Island, Puerto Galera, Ambil Island, and end in Nasugbu, Batangas. Hobie 16 sailors from all over the world are expected to participate in the annual staging of the Challenge, a unique race that combines long distance sailing, inshore races, the ultimate island hopping experience, and a humanitarian mission through an…