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…

Marinduque: Barrick Gold Wins Ruling

Marcopper Dam in Sta. Cruz, Maridnuque Marinduque, an island province in the northern Philippines that was once the site of U.S. concentration camps (during the 1899-1902 U.S. conquest), will not get help from Nevada in its battle with Canada’s Barrick Gold Corporation. Marinduque, a farming and fishing area, is also known for the March 24, 1996, Marcopper mining disaster. A break in a mine tailings pit drainage outlet caused toxic mine waste to wash into the Makulapnit-Boac river system, covering one entire village and causing the evacuation of 20 others.…