Taxpayers Ask Court to Stop P300-M DBP Loan to Marinduque

Marinduque Movers take part in asking the courtto stop P300-M DBP loan to Marinduque A group of taxpayers has asked the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) to nullify a P300-million loan deal entered into by the provincial government of Marinduque with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), saying the beneficiary projects have already been funded by national government agencies. In an 11-page petition filed on Dec. 28 last year in the Makati RTC Branch 145, the group sought the issuance of an injunction order to prevent the release of…

Reyes Camp Turns to House for Help on SC Decision

Regina Ongsiako-Reyes shows her passport and other documents The camp of Marinduque Rep. Regina Ongsiako-Reyes will ask the leadership of the House of Representatives to appeal the Supreme Court decision removing the congresswoman from her post for allegedly failing to meet residency and citizenship requirements. This was revealed by Reyes’ husband, former Batangas Rep. Hermilando Mandanas, stressing that they are still awaiting the copy of the ruling where the high court asked the House to officially declare former Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco as the winning representative in the…

SC Orders House to Swear in Justice’s Son as Marinduque Congressman

Lord Allan Jay Velasco The Supreme Court has ordered the House of Representative to officially declare Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr’s son as the winning congressman of Marinduque’s lone district. At a media briefing on Tuesday, SC spokesman Theodore Te said the court en banc granted the petition for mandamus filed by Velasco’s son Lord Allan Jay Velasco. In its decision, the SC ordered House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte to administer the oath of Lord Allan as the duly-elected representative of Marinduque. “Public respondent Hon. Marilyn Barua-Yap, secretary general, House of…

Tropical storm ‘Nona’ threatens Marinduque, Romblon

Situation in Buenavista, Marinduque | Photo by Jay-ar Villavicencio‎ QUEZON CITY – Authorities are calling on kababayans in Marinduque and Romblon as both provinces are on the forecasted track of Tropical Storm Nona. Based on Severe Weather Bulletin No. 5, Pagasa DOST may raise Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 (PSWS No. 1) over Marinduque at Romblon tonight. Right now, the provinces under PSWS No. 1 are Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate including the islands of Burias and Ticao, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Southern Leyte,Dinagat…

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…