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…

In Loving Memory of Rev. Fr. Edwin Sager

We are in prayer for the family of Rev. Fr. Edwin M. Sager who was in a serious comatose. Today, September 6, 2016, after days of battling, he went home to be with the Lord. He was good friend and brother in the vineyard. Father Edwin, we know that you are too young to leave in this world but God saw you getting tired and a cure was not be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “come to me”. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw…

No. 1 most wanted sa Gasan, arestado

GASAN, Marinduque – Nahulog na sa kamay ng mga otoridad ang tinaguriang no. 1 most wanted person sa Gasan, Marinduque. Kinilala ito na si Melanio Rioflorido Malvar, 56-anyos, residente ng Brgy. Bangbang ng nasabing lugar. Ayon sa report, nahuli ang suspek sa Brgy. Quinabigan, Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro nitong Agosto 22, matapos ang isinagawang “Oplan Pagtugis” ng pinagsanib na pwersa ng Gasan Municipal Police, CIDG Mimaropa Region, RSOT, CIDG Oriental Mindoro, Detective and Special Operation Unit (DSOU) at Torrijos Municipal Police sa bisa ng warrant of arrest na inisyu ni Judge…

Isang mangingisda, nawawala sa Marinduque

GASAN, Marinduque – Sa huling tala na iniulat ng NDRRMC, isang mangingisda ang nawawala sa Marinduque matapos itong pumalaot noong kasagsagan ng habagat. Kinilala ang mangingisda na si Ruben Pahilagmago, 57 taong gulang at naninirahan sa Brgy. Bognuyan, Gasan, Marinduque. Ayon sa report, dakong alas 7:00 ng umaga nitong Agosto 8 nang umalis sa kanilang tahanan si Ruben upang pumalaot sa baybayin ng Gasan sakay ng isang bangkang de motor. Subalit mga bandang alas 3:00 ng hapon noong araw ding iyon, natagpuan ang bangka na kanyang sinakyan sa pagitan ng karagatan…