Hayden, Charity Begins at Home

WHY INDIA? – Read in an article in Manila Bulletin, written by Michael Joe T. Delizo, that Hayden Kho wants to serve the “poorest of the poor” in India. (His medical license was recently reinstated by the Professional Regulation Commission, earlier revoked because of his sex video.) My dear Hayden, you don’t have to go to India to serve the “poorest of the poor.” You don’t have to go that far. In this country, countless are in need of medical attention, including your home province, Marinduque. Leave India to the…

Paalam, Ka Noel Magturo

Ka Noel and the MIMAROPA Sunrise where he served as Executive Editor The Marinduque First Saturday Movers, Inc. (MFSMI) is with great sadness of the passing of Mr. Noel V. Magturo, a native of Boac, Marinduque. Noel passed away on July 20, 2014. Mr. Magturo was a valued member of the MFSMI.A NewsmanKa Noel, as known to many served as the Producer and Host of Ay Marinduque. He was also the Executive Editor of The MIMAROPA Sunrise, a weekly community regional newsmagazine that publishes news and updates across MIMAROPA Region.…

DENR: Marinduque Rich in Potential to Become Tourist Haven

BOAC, Marinduque, April 23 (PIA) –  Marinduque, considered to be the “Heart of the Philippines” has a big potential for further tourism development, Mimaropa’s regional environment chief  declared during the recent 14th Philippine Speleological Society National Caving Congress. Environment and Natural Resources Regional Executive Director Oscar Dominguez said Marinduque should be credited for its efforts to maintain peace and order, a critical requirement for tourist destinations.  Apart from its natural wonders – caves, beaches and waters – Marinduque is known for the annual Moriones Festival which was observed last week…

Last of Moriones Mask Makers Looking For Heirs

Morion Mask. Recognition goes to the owner of this photo. His interpretation was inspired by an actor who played Hercules in a movie that he saw when he was young and that image, he said, was etched forever in his memory. Manay, 70, is the oldest Morion mask maker on the island and the last in Boac town, the provincial capital. In the neighboring town of Mogpog where the Moriones Festival originated lives Salvador “Buddy” Liwanagan, 52, the go-to guy for the more elaborate Morion masks. Unlike Manay’s masks that…

Marinduque rally gainst mine waste deal

Lucena City – More than a thousand people held a rally on Monday in Boac, Marinduque province, to protest a $20-million deal being offered to the province  as compensation for the 1996 mine waste spill that killed the Boac River and its tributaries and is considered the country’s worst mining disaster. Boac Councilor Rolando Larracas, in a phone interview, said the offer was “gravely disadvantageous to the people who have long been suffering from the environment destruction left by their past mining operation.” The $20 million take-it-or-leave-it package was offered…