Mastermind sa ‘rent a car’ sangla modus, timbog

Nadakip na ng pulisya ang umano’y mastermind sa malawakang ‘rent a car’ sangla modus. Ayon kay Atty. Ariel Inton ng Commuters Safety and Protection, hawak na ngayon ng Biñan Police ang umano’y mastermind na si Rafaela Asunciacion. Kasama ring naaresto ang isang Tychicus Historillo Nambio na ayon sa mga dokumento ay lumalabas na tubong Bognuyan, Gasan, Marinduque ito. “Based po sa records, sila po yung parang pasimuno ng scam na ito,” sinabi naman ni Senior Inspector Jem Delantes, tagapagsalita ng Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group. Nahuli ang dalawa sa tulong…

Gasan LGU in Marinduque misspends P4.5M development fund

The municipality of Gasan in Marinduque in 2015 spent P4.5 million of its development fund on projects which are not capital investment in nature, defeating the purpose of the fund, state auditors said. In a 2016 report, the Commission on Audit (COA) said the implementation of various non-capital investment projects and activities amounting to P4,506,851.42 were charged to the development fund, “defeating the purpose for its establishment and depriving the public of vital socio-economic programs and projects.” The development fund, or 20 percent of the internal revenue allotment, should contribute…

Oil tanker sumadsad sa Marinduque

GASAN, Marinduque – Isang oil tanker ang sumadsad sa baybayin ng Banot, Gasan, Marinduque sa gitna ng pananalasa ng Bagyong ”Nina”, Lunes, Disyembre 26. Ayon sa Municipal Interior Local Government ng Gasan, sakay ng MT Obama, na nagmula sa Subic, ang 21 crew na papunta sana sa Tacloban. Sinisiyasat pa ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) kung may kargang krudo ang MT Obama nang maaksidente ito dakong ika-2:00 ng umaga. May naihanda nang oil spill foam ang mga awtoridad sakaling kailanganin, ani PCG spokesman Commander Armand Balilo. Samantala, iniulat din ng…

Politics gets in the way of Marinduque Airport’s upgrade

By Recto Mercene, Business Mirror Since 2013, the Marinduque Airport has been closed to operations, a victim of the political infighting between an entrenched dynasty and a local contractor, whom the dynasty had been fighting during the past few elections. The rivalry has persisted until today, depriving the 240,000 inhabitants of the island access to air travel. When the sea is rough, or when Signal No. 1 is raised over Marinduqe and nearby islands, the roll-on, roll-off (Roro) services are grounded for several days. Even when the weather is pleasant,…

Velasco ng Marinduque, isa sa iilan na unang sumuporta kay Duterte

Sa isang pagpupulong ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte kasama ang Filipino Community na ginanap sa Grand Hyatt Hotel sa Beijing, China nitong Oktubre 19, binanggit nito na isa si Congressman Lord Allan Velasco ng Marinduque sa iilan na unang sumuporta sa kanyang kandidatura sa pagkapangulo. Ayon sa bahagi ng pahayag ni Duterte, “Kaya ako, I had to run with no body supporting me. Maniwala kayo. Na wala akong governor sa Luzon except two, Imee Marcos and Representative Abet Garcia ng Bataan and of course from Marinduque, si Velas[quez]co”. Narito ang buong talumpati ni…