Lalaki sa Boac na umano’y tulak ng shabu, huli sa buy bust

BOAC, Marinduque – Nahuli sa Boac, Marinduque ang isang lalaking tulak umano ng ipinagbabawal na droga. Naaresto sa isinagawang buy bust operation ng pulisya nitong Huwebes, Setyembre 29, 2016 bandang alas 2:40 ng hapon si Alexander Calingasan dela Rosa kilala sa tawag na Alex, apatnapu’t anim na taong gulang at residente ng Barangay Bantad Boac, Marinduque. Narekober mula sa suspek ang tatlong sachet na naglalaman ng pinaniniwalaang shabu na may kabuuang timbang na 0.1342 gramo at may street value na Php 3, 000.00, mga cellphones at isang libong piso na…

Marinduque gov, bank execs charged

By Rey G. Panaligan BOAC, Marinduque – Marinduque Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes and several officials of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) have been charged with violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act before the Office of the Ombudsman, it was learned yesterday. They were charged in connection with the P300-million loan obtained by the Marinduque provincial government from the DBP. Aside from Reyes, also charged were DBP Chairman Jose Nunez Jr., vice chairman Gil Buenaventura, and other bank officials. In its complaint, the Marinduque Reform Movement (MRM),…

Free Wi-Fi hot spots to be set up in Boac plaza and MSC

Free Wi-Fi link eases digital divide By Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern Luzon BOAC, Marinduque – Residents of Boac, the capital town of the island province of Marinduque, would soon access the internet for free in several public areas and schools as the local government works to plug the digital divide. Luna Manrique, Boac municipal planning officer, said the municipal government is eyeing to set up Wi-Fi hot spots in the town’s plaza and at the Marinduque State College. Boac, a first-class municipality (with an average annual income of P55 million or…

Marinduque joins the 27th Philippine Travel Mart

BOAC, Marinduque – Marinduque joined the 27th Philippine Travel Mart, for the second time initiated by Team Marinduque, Dream Favor Travel and Tours Agency – an Accredited Travel Agency of the Department of Tourism and the Philippine Tour Operators Association, last Sept. 2-4, 2016 at the SMX Halls 1-4, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The Philippine Travel Operators Association (PHILTOA) – Philippine Travel Mart is a venue for all accredited tour operators, travel agencies and airlines to promote their agencies, travel destinations and domestic products of all provinces and regions…

Copper residue shows in Boac river

By Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern Luzon Copper residue shows in river water The sight of bluish green water flowing through the Boac River in Marinduque province has raised suspicions of a high level of acid seeping from mine wastes left in the defunct Marcopper mining site. The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) region said it will test the river’s water quality this month, after the Boac town government, through its municipal planning and development office, called its attention to what was reported as an “acid…