Marinduque Seeks Partnership with Ifugao for Cultural Preservation

Gov. Reyes together with some Marinduque and Benguet Officials (Photo courtesy: Jhoanna Kris Sager) Lagawe, Ifugao – The governor of Marinduque wants to build a partnership with the provincial government  of  Ifugao in the campaign  to  preserve the rich culture of the two provinces  in the face of  modernity and development. Governor Carmencita Reyes and her team  visited  the province recently  and was apparently impressed with how the province preserved its culture.“Marinduque will learn many things from Ifugao and of course, Ifugao will also get to experience Marinduque’s culture,” Reyes…

Marinduque Fugitive Falls in QC Ops

Many wanted criminals have been apprehended withthe police’s Oplan Lambat Sibat MANILA, Philippines – Police operatives arrested a fugitive wanted for rape in Marinduque during an operation in Quezon City. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Joel Pagdilao said his men along with members of the Gasan, Marinduque police nabbed Israel Magararu, 38, of San Antonio St., San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City. Armed with an arrest warrant, authorities apprehended Magararu, considered as Marinduque’s no. 9 Wanted Person, around 5:40 a.m. last June 29 near a school in  San Francisco…

Pang Eroplano Lang Po: Stray Domesticated Animals Barred From Marinduque Airport

Marinduque Airport, Gasan MANILA – The entire Marinduque Airport compound in Gasan town, including its immediate periphery, was declared free from all stray domesticated animals by virtue of a Provincial Ordinance approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan last June 19,2015. The ordinance arose from a meeting between Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General William K. Hotchkiss lll, Marinduque Governor Carmencita Reyes and the technical team of Philippine Airlines (PAL). The meeting tackled issues and concerns in the Gasan Airport that are very critical to the resumption of flights…

House Passes Bill on 2nd Reading Banning Mining in Marinduque

A lagoon of copper tailings are impounded in the former open pit mine of the Marcopper Mining Corp. -AFP Marinduque may soon be formally closed off to ore extraction activities after a measure banning mining in the province secured approval from the House of Representatives. The chamber recently approved House Bill 5846 on second reading, bringing the province a step closer to becoming a mining-free zone. In a statement yesterday, legislators acknowledged that the province is still reeling from the effects of the Marcopper toxic spill nearly two decades ago.…

Marinduque: Barrick Gold Wins Ruling

Marcopper Dam in Sta. Cruz, Maridnuque Marinduque, an island province in the northern Philippines that was once the site of U.S. concentration camps (during the 1899-1902 U.S. conquest), will not get help from Nevada in its battle with Canada’s Barrick Gold Corporation. Marinduque, a farming and fishing area, is also known for the March 24, 1996, Marcopper mining disaster. A break in a mine tailings pit drainage outlet caused toxic mine waste to wash into the Makulapnit-Boac river system, covering one entire village and causing the evacuation of 20 others.…