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…

Ikalawang Bahagi: Unos sa pagsampa pa lamang ng kaso sa Canada

Clearly, the immediate signing of said proposal agreement, if ever it becomes your choice, without the necessary changes in favor of the Province would be very disadvantageous to the province. – Bishop of Boac, Marcelino Antonio Maralit, Jr. to PGM Sa gitna ng mga misteryo at namumuong unos sa usapin pa lamang ng pagsampa ng kaso ng Marinduque sa Canada laban sa Placer Dome-Barrick Gold, umaasa pa rin at nananalangin ang Obispo ng Boac, bilang tagapagtaguyod ng 87% ng mga Katoliko sa Marinduque, na kumapit ang mga kinauukulan sa lahat…

Unang bahagi: Unos sa pagsampa pa lamang ng kaso sa Canada

Inagaluluko ng mas masahol pa kaysa dati ang Marinduqueno? Mapayapang nagsiuwian ang mga dumalo sa En Banc Committee Hearing ng SP kamakalawa ng umaga. Ito ay kinabibilangan ng mga bokal ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan, mga miyembro ng Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (MACEC), mga opisyal mula sa ilang bayan at representante ng Kongresista ng Marinduque. Naimbitahan din at nagpaunlak naman ang Obispo ng Boac, Bishop Marcelino Antonio Maralit, Jr. Pero pagdating ng hapon ay naiba ang hihip ng hangin. Base sa impormasyon, maayos na isinumite at pinag-usapan naman sa miting ang…

Marinduque, Seeks Environmental Justice 20 Years After Mining Disaster

In Philippines, Seeking Environmental Justice 20 Years After Mining Disaster By Jason Strother, Worldcrunch MARINDUQUE — Elisa Hernandez dips her yellow blouse into the Boac River’s rushing water and then slaps it up against the shoreline’s gray stones. The 73-year-old used to earn a living washing her whole community’s laundry this way. “We felt at home in this river … It was so clean, we played in it and we used to catch a lot of fish here too,” she says. But that all changed in March 1996, when a drainage…

Quake epicenter, closer to Marcopper -Phivolcs

STA. CRUZ, Marinduque – Phivolcs recorded a M 3.1 earthquake in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque on August 24, at 8:22:17 a.m. that has now been upgraded to magnitude 3.2. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also revised its coordinates for the epicenter of the earthquake which is now at 13.43°N, 122.02°E. The new coordinates show that the epicenter is much closer to the Marcopper mine site than previously thought. The Marcopper mine site keeps six dams, declared to be in various states of disrepair since the mine site was closed…