Napocor renews call for firms to generate power for Marinduque

BOAC, Marinduque – The National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) is urging the public to help encourage private sector to take over the power generation in Marinduque. The President of NAPOCOR , Ma. Gladys Sta. Rita herself made the call, during the Marinduque Electric Cooperative’s (MARELCO) 35th Annual General Membership Assembly. With the employment of renewable energies and the participation of private sector in the power generation, Sta. Rita said cost of electricity in the province may even go down. Marinduque is a missionary area – unconnected to the main power grid…

Mga Kababayang May Kapansanan, Binigyang Halaga

National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation BOAC, Marinduque – Isinagawa kaninang umaga ang culminating activity o pagtatapos ng pagdiriwang ng 36th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week ng Department of Health (DOH) sa PDRRMC Training and Convention Center, Boac. Ang DOH MIMAROPA Office Team sa pamumuno ni Executive Assistant Rhodora Tayag, kinatawan ni DOH Regional Dir. Eduardo C. Janairo ay dumating upang isagawa ang programang ito sa tulong ng provincial government of Marinduque sa pamumuno ni Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes at ni Congresswoman Regina O. Reyes. Sa mga salitang binitiwan…

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…

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…