We Are Killing Each Other Over Mining

Catholic prelates urge the government of Marinduque to pursuethe class suit against Barrick Gold | Photo: Asia Pacific Post Catholic prelates have joined calls by civil society groups to urge the provincial government of Marinduque in the Philippines to pursue a multimillion dollar class suit against a global mining firm over the 1996 Marcopper spill.   Local pressure for the Marinduque government to refile the case mounted after the Nevada state Supreme Court on June 11 threw out the case against the Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp, reported the Inquirer.  …

Marinduque Ligtas sa Fake Rice

Ang Provincial Palengke Watch at ang Monitoring Team ay pinangunahanng NFA Acting SEIO Salvador D. Veciana Boac, Marinduque – Idineklara ng National Food Authority-Marinduque na ang lalawigan ay ligtas sa Pekeng Bigas o Fake Rice at tinatawag ding Synthetic Rice. Ito ay matapos ang aktual na inspeksyon ng mga tindahan ng bigas na accredited at licensed ng National Food Authority (NFA) sa anim na malalaki at nangungunang palengke sa anim na bayan sa buong lalawigan simula nuong Hulyo 5, 2015. Kasama sa pagiikot at pag momonitor ang Provincial Office Palengke…

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…