Quantum Asia now ready to build plasma plants in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The newly formed Quantum Asia announced yesterday that the construction of numerous plasma facilities is set to start in December as various delays in their Philippine plasma programs have been already settled. Quantum CEO and Director of Operations Al Johnson said that he is still totally committed to seeing the Philippines with 20 plus plasma facilities to be completed within five years. “This would drop the cost of electricity in half on a national basis. It would also eventually eliminate all the current landfills,” Johnson…

Marinduque Itinerary: Round Trip Marinduque Travel and Tour

Round Trip Marinduque Travel and Tour Email add.: info.marinduque@gmail.com   Contact No.: 0977.649.4754 Website: marinduquenews.blogspot.com *Day Time Activities Thu 7:00PM Pick up time 8:00AM Departure in Manila Fri | Day 1 12:00AM Arrival in Dalahican Port 6:00AM Departure in Balanacan Port, Mogpog 6:30AM Balanacan Shrine 7:00AM Balanacan View Deck 8:00AM Arrival in hotel with surprise 8:30AM Breakfast 10:30AM Free time: relaxation, swimming and nap 12:00PM Lunch 1:30PM Boac National Museum 2:30PM Our Lady of Biglang Awa Cathedral 3:00PM Laylay Port 3:30PM Gasan Butterfly Farm 4:30PM St. Joseph Chruch 5:00PM Sunset over…

Ombudsman Asked to Stop Marinduque Loan Deal

Office of the Ombudsman, Quezon City The Marinduque Reform Movement (MRM) yesterday asked Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to stop the signing set today of the P300-million loan agreement between the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the provincial government of Marinduque. MRM president Eliseo Obligacion said that Marinduque Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes cannot sign the agreement because she was suspended on Oct. 8, 2015 by the Sandiganbayan. Reyes’ suspension stemmed from Criminal Case Nos. SB-11-CRM-0100 and SB-11-CRM-0113 entitled “People vs. Carmencita Reyes” for technical malversation of P5 million and for…

Marinduque’s Gov Suspended

Marinduque Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes The Sandiganbayan Second Division has ordered the preventive suspension of Marinduque Governor  Carmencita Reyes over her involvement in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam. In a resolution dated October 13, the graft court granted the motion of state prosecutors and ordered “the suspension pendente lite of Carmencita O. Reyes as Provincial Governor of Marinduque, and from any other position which she may now or hereafter be holding, for a period of sixty days.” The graft court also sent a copy of the resolution to the Department…

Philippine Activists Call for End to Foreign Mining

Marcopper Site in Sta, Cruz, Marinduque MARINDUQUE, PHILIPPINES – The Philippines has suffered numerous disasters from its mining industry over the decades, creating a legacy of health problems that continue to the present day. Now there is a proposal to reopen one foreign-owned mine with a checkered history, and the backlash from activists who are trying to stop it. When a typhoon or heavy rain hits Marinduque island, many residents along the Mogpog River are evacuated to higher ground. That is because the Philippine government says an upstream dam that…