Former Marinduque solon charged in fertilizer scam

State prosecutors have formally charged former Marinduque Rep. Edmundo Reyes, Jr., before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the 2004 fertilizer fund scam. Reyes and six Department of Agriculture (DA) regional officials were accused of graft and malversation over the allegedly anomalous release of P5 million to Gabaymasa Development Foundation, Inc. despite its alleged lack of qualifications. To facilitate the releases, the officials allegedly conspired to falsify the disbursement vouchers. Charged alongside Reyes were six DA regional officials: executive director Dennis Araullo, accountant Raymundo Braganza, technical directors Balagtas Torres and Rodolfo…

Away from national attention, Marinduque suffers in silence

BOAC, Marinduque – This island-province, once known as the Copper Capital of the country and home to the colourful Moriones festival, suffered severely from the devastation of Christmas Day Typhoon Nina with about 21,000 hectares of its agricultural crops destroyed or damaged. Isolated because of the absence of a direct plane flight from Manila and away from the attention of the national media, not very many people knew of the extent of the devastation in the province. In fact, I only learned of the sad state of the province through comments…

Marinduque isinailalim na sa state of calamity

BOAC, Marinduque – Isinailalim na sa State of Calamity ang probinsya ng Marinduque dahil sa matinding pinsalang iniwan ng Bagyong Nina sa kabuhayan maging sa imprastraktura sa buong lalawigan. Matapos makapagsumite ng resolusyon ang Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Marinduque, inanunsiyo ngayong hapon ng Disyembre 28, 2016 sa Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) at Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Marinduque na nais nang gamitin ang Calamity Funds ng probinsiya upang matugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng mga residenteng lubos na naapektuhan sa hagupit ng bagyong Nina. Ayon sa…

#SulongBayaMarinduque: Volunteers and donations needed

Magpapahatid ng paunang tulong (first batch) ang Club Marinduqueno, Inc. (CMI) sa ating mga kababayan na naapektuhan ng Bagyong #NinaPH sa darating na Disyembre 30 sa mga bayan ng Torrijos at Santa Cruz. Dahilan nito, nangangailan ang CMI ng mga volunteers na nakabase sa Metro Manila upang mag-re-repack ng mga goods. Mangyaring magtungo lamang sa Eastgate Centre Bldg, 169 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Mandaluyong City (malapit o katabi lamang ng Boni Avenue Station) mamaya, Disyembre 28, 2016 ganap na ika-5:00 ng hapon. Maaaring makipag-ugnayan sa mga numerong +63925-885-9578 para…