Marinduque Gov. Presbitero Velasco, Jr. delivers his inaugural address

June 30, 2019. It was an unforgettable day for many of the thousands who came to take part in a colorful and historic event. The inaugural ceremonies for the newly-elected and reelected provincial leaders of Marinduque. Newly elected Governor Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. who won by a landslide margin declared: “Today, the 30th of June 2019, will be remembered as the time when our beloved province is on the cusp of remarkable change and transformation from the old to the new.”

Bong Carrion would have said ‘death is nothing at all’

Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, And the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear…

Paging DENR Sec. Gina Lopez: Declare Marcopper as abandoned mine site

Twenty (20) mining firms have been recommended for suspension following the completion of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) audit of mining operations in the country. Eleven (11) more will continue to be monitored according to the DENR. But nowhere in the news do we find anything about Marcopper Mining Corporation in Marinduque. Marcopper should now be declared an abandoned mine site and from being a source of mineral extraction should be turned into a tourist attraction. Twenty (20) years have passed since the infamous environmental disaster of 1996.…

Marinduqueno, isa sa mga unang Pilipinong naglakbay sa Australia

A Poignant Story, from Marinduque to Broome, Western Australia in 1891 Bumibiyahe na pala sa iba’t ibang bansa ang mga Pilipino para makahanap ng trabaho noong 1800’s pa lamang. Isa na rito si Thomas (Tomas) Puertollano, tubong Suha, Torrijos, Marinduque na naglakbay papuntang Australia. Ito ay para sa isang peligrosong hanapbuhay, ang pagsisid at pagkolekta ng mga perlas. “We were considered under the Western Australian government as flora and fauna. So were part of the flora and fauna policies that state government had. You could not own land. You were…