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…

PPA Calls On Bidders For Three Port Devts Worth PHP176M

Port of Laylay in Boac, Marinduque The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is setting aside P176 million to for seaport development in Bohol, Marinduque, and Surigao del Norte. Nearly P59 million will be spent to build a passenger terminal building at the Port of Tagbilaran in Bohol, while P73.5 million will be used to construction a wharf, a roll-on roll-off (Roro) ramp, and a back-up area at the Port of Balanacan in Mogpog, Marinduque, the port regulator said in an invitation to bid. PPA said investors have until April 14 to…

Newly Developed Eco-Tourism Park in Marinduque to Generate Jobs, Livelihood

Floating nipa hut just right for fishing bangus and cooking by yourselves.Credit goes to the owner of the photo. BOAC, Marinduque, January 12 (PIA) – Investing in local tourism is a sound decision, if authorities want to reduce unemployment.Led by Governor Carmencita Reyes, the provincial government is developing proto-types of community-based rural tourism that will create jobs and open livelihood opportunities in all barangays. The latest model was the CARMEN (Center for Agricultural Research and Enterprise Network) Eco-Tourism Adventure Park in Sta. Cruz Town. More than half of the park’s…

Marinduque Quick Facts

WHY VISIT? The island province is a heart-shaped Eden of sand, sea, mountains, and falls – all you could ever hope for in an island vacation. Marinduque known as “The Heart Shape Province in the Philippines” About eleven miles away from the island of Luzon is a heart shaped piece of land (370 square miles) surrounded by the clear deep blue sea – Marinduque.  It is the geo-physical center of the Philippines, hence dubbed as “The Heart of the Philippines”.  It is the smallest province in the southern Tagalog Region…

About Round Trip Marinduque Travel and Tour

Round Trip Marinduque Travel and Tour has been established to help the local tourism sector in gaining and bringing more visitors and travelers to the beautiful Island Province of Marinduque. RTMT&T helps also the Luzon Datum Van Shuttle Operator and Driver Association, resorts, hotels, restaurants owners as well as the provincial government in promoting the cultures, traditions and islands’ magical treasures like caves, waterfalls, beaches, heritage houses and local specialties. Round Trip Marinduque Travel and Tour caters both group and individual clients. It offers complete local and ground arrangement in…