CA Defends Use of Wikipedia in Decision vs Mining Firm

Background photo from ADB MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) defended its use of online sources, particularly Wikipedia, in relation to its ruling on one of the worst mining disasters in the Philippines. The CA cited information available on the Internet in its June 2015 decision which rejected Marcopper Mining Corporation’s claim that the Regional Trial Court Branch 38 of Boac, Marinduque committed grave abuse of discretion by not dismissing the complaint filed by the Calancan Bay Fisherfolk Federation. The fisherfolk group said that the mine tailings that…

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…