La Navál de Manila: A 368-year old tradition

When church doors closed at eight o’clock last Thursday evening, more than a hundred people were still kneeling before the image of Nuestra Señora. Del Rosario at Santo Domingo Church. Lavishly attired, bejeweled, and high on a temporary templete above the main altar, Our Lady was transferred from her normal place at the left transept to get ready for her feast day, celebrated every second Sunday of October. In the adjoining convent corridor, carrozas were being lined up to receive the images joining the big day’s procession, La Nával de…

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…