Strong rains raise fear of Marinduque mine dams collapse

LUCENA CITY, Philippines – The provincial disaster coordinator of Marinduque expressed fears that the abandoned mine dams of the former Marcopper Mining Corporation might collapse under the onslaught of approaching Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). “We’re closely monitoring the condition of Tapian pit, Makulapnit and Maguila-guila dams,” Eleuterio Raza, acting provincial disaster risk reduction management council officer, said in a phone interview Sunday morning. He said the people were afraid that strong rains from Ruby could trigger the abandoned dams to collapse as it could no longer hold more water. “The weather…

DOH Opens Marinduque Telemedicine Facility

Department of Health (DOH) MIMAROPARegional Director Eduardo C. Janairo led the soft launchingof the first-interactive telemedicine system in the country.Photo Credit: Joven Malabana Lilles Marinduque can soon be one of the Philippines’ centers for telemedicine after the Department of Health opened its modern facility in Boac. DOH Mimaropa Director Eduardo Janairo on Wednesday led the soft launching of the first interactive telemedicine system at the Dr. Damian J. Reyes Provincial Hospital. “This is a big leap for the health care industry because we now have the ability to provide interactive…

Look: This girl is on fire

“I am a firefighter, not a firewoman,” is how Inspector Beverly May P. Grimaldo, 25, the Station Commander of the San Lazaro Fire Station introduces herself. With that kind of introduction, Inspector Grimaldo dismisses right away the notion that she is just another pretty face in the workplace. Not that the distaff side is a common sight at fire stations. In fact, we rarely find women in this job. So why did she choose this job? Grimaldo’s determination probably comes from her upbringing in Marinduque as a policeman’s daughter. In…

Pagkilos Laban sa Pangungutang ng Lalawigan ng Marinduque

Marinduque Movers Board Meeting last October 27, 2014 Ihinalintulad ang inuutang sa bangko na P 500-Million ng kapitolyo ng Marinduque sa nadeklara nang labag sa Konstitusyong PDAF fund allocation. Matatandaang nanawagan na rin kamakailan ang Commission on Audit (COA), sa lokal na pamahalaan ng Marinduque na ang pagtitipid sa development funds ay hindi kapakipakinabang para sa mga nasasakupan nito. Kasunod ito ng pagbatikos ng COA sa lalawigan dahil bukod pa sa mga maanomalyang mga transaksyon na inisa-isa ng Commission sa COA Report 2013, higit sa P 100-Million na pondo ng…

Port, Airport Projects Rolled Out

Marinduque Airport in Gasan The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) is seeking the aid of private investors for the improvement of five airports and two ports in parts of the country, an invitation to bid published in a newspaper on Tuesday showed. As part of its effort to boost the country’s competitiveness in the port and airport sectors for local and foreign investor, the department rolled out port and airport development projects in Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Ilocos Norte, Bohol, Albay, Samar and Dipolog City collectively worth P150.4 million. The…