Obispo, pinasalamatan ang DENR sa pakikinig sa Marinduque campaigners

Pinasalamatan ni Diocese of Boac, Marinduque Bishop Marcelino Antonio Maralit ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources sa pagtanggap nito sa Marinduque Campaigners upang pakinggan ang hinaing ng mamamayan ng lalawigan. Ayon sa Obispo, matagal nang suliranin ng mahihirap na mamamayan ng Pilipinas ang pagkasirang idinudulot ng mga minahan sa kalikasan. Dahil dito, ikinagalak ng Obispo ang pagtingin ng pamahalaan sa kalikasan at sa tao na may pagpapahalaga. “Ang mensahe ko sa kanya, salamat sa kanyang kahandaang laging makipag-usap sapagkat napakatagal nang issue itong pagmimina sa Pilipinas and for the…

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,…

Putik kang nasa Pwesto, Nahan na ang Pangako Mo?

Ito ang kalsada na nag-uugnay sa pagitan ng barangay Cawit at barangay Tugos sa bayan ng Boac, Marinduque. Sa tuwing sasapit ang tag-ulan, pangkaraniwan na ang tanawing ito. Putik doon, putik dito, putik kahit saan, kaya naman ang kalsada, hirap ng madaanan. Ang mga residente, napapasigaw na lamang ng “Putik kang nasa pwesto, nahan na ang pangako mo?” Ayon sa Facebook post ni Kabayang Benjamin Larga “Ito ang kondisyon ng aming kalsada mula barangay Cawit patungong barangay Tugos. Taun-taon halos anim na dekada na, ganito pa rin ang sitwasyon, parang…

Groups support refiling of suit vs Marcopper

By Maricar Cinco, Philippine Daily Inquirer A plan to pursue the multimillion-dollar suit against a global mining firm gained the support of the Catholic Church and civil society groups in Marinduque province to recover the cost of damage left by the 1996 mine tailings spill, tagged as the worst mining tragedy in the Philippines. The provincial board of Marinduque, in June, issued a resolution to refile the case in a Canadian court against the Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp., the company that absorbed Placer Dome, the parent company of the defunct…

Marinduque must be represented by Canadian lawyers in mining lawsuits

By Rey Panaligan | Source: Manila Bulletin The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Marinduque has rejected the move of Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes to re-engage the services of an American law firm to represent the province in its case set to be filed in Canada against two mining firms. Instead, the majority members of the Sanggunian, together with the members of the Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (MaCEC), proposed the hiring of Canadian lawyers to represent the province, a move supported by Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Q. Velasco. Marinduque is filing a…