‘The Sister’, a film by a native of Boac, Marinduque

Indie Nation a Special Section of Cinemalaya 2016 will be showcasing various awesome and worth-watching independent films this August 6-14, 2016. Among the new film that will exclusively be screened in Little Theater,  Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is “The Sister”. The Sister was written and directed by a native of Boac, Marinduque, Joseph Israel Laban. Laban is an award-winning Tagalog journalist and independent filmmaker. He is also a Palanca-winning playwright and a Fulbright Scholar. He obtained his Master’s degree in Journalism with a concentration in News and Documentary…

Velasco chosen to lead the energy committee

Duterte allies get chairmanships of key House committees DAVAO City Rep. Karlo Nograles led the allies of President Duterte who were chosen to head key committees in the House of Representatives. Majority Leader Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Farinas announced during the plenary session that Nograles is the next chairperson of the appropriations committee, the powerful House committee tasked to deliberate on the appropriations law or the national budget. Nograles is a member of the National Unity Party which aligned itself with the ruling Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Congress…

Panoorin ang kwento ng tinaguriang ‘Marinduque massacre’

Ika-tatlumpo’t isa ng Disyembre taong dalawang libo at dalawa, bisperas ng bagong taon. Ang maingay at makulay na pagdiriwang ay hindi na nasilayan ng tatlong miyembro ng pamilya Vilar sa bayan ng Torrijos. Dumanak ang dugo sa loob ng kanilang bahay matapos silang tadtarin sa saksak. Ang isa sa mga biktima ginahasa pa. Labintatlong taon na ang lumipas ng walang awang paslangin ang kambal na sina Rogelyn at Rodalyn pati na ang kanilang lola na si Eulogia Vilar. Nangyari ang lahat sa loob mismo ng kanilang tahanan sa Poctoy, Torrijos,…

Happy Fiesta Torrijos, Happy Fiesta St. Ignatius

TORRIJOS, Marinduque – Today, July 31, the town of Torrijos in Marinduque province is celebrating the feast day of its patron saint, Ignatius of Loyola. St. Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight from the local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and, on April 19, 1541, became its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter Reformation. Loyola’s devotion to the Catholic Church was characterized by absolute obedience to the Pope. Quick Facts of St.…