Mimaropa festival vows ‘total tourism experience’

Thousands of visitors are expected to arrive for the Mimaropa Festival in Puerto Princesa City on November 3-13, which will be highlighted by street-dancing competition, agriculture-tourism-trade fair, and crowning of Festival King and Queen. MIMAROPA stands for the provinces of Mindoro (Occidental and Oriental), Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, which comprise Mimaropa Region and possess a wealth of natural wonders and kaleidoscope of authentic Filipino culture and traditions. “International and domestic visitors alike will be treated to a total tourism experience throughout the 10-day extravaganza, showcasing Filipino religiosity, native cuisine, and indigenous…

Meet the hunk chef and talented visual artist from Marinduque

Darell Ariola, the Bondfire Restaurant Group Employee of the Month, has always been a talented visual artist. “When I was very young I was doing art,” he says, “and I was in many contests.” That talent serves the Philippines native well. Darell attended a culinary school called the American Hospitality Academy, which was the first American school in Manila. After graduation he was sent in 2007 to the Hilton in Myrtle Beach for an internship. That’s where he met Larry Bond, president of Bondfire Restaurant Group, and Eddie Halwenge, currently…

Boac North District bags 5 major awards in photography and painting contest

BOAC, Marinduque – The Boac North District bagged five major awards in the recently concluded Seminar-Workshop and Contests on Photography and Oil Pastel Color Painting for two days, October 27-28 at the Casa Real, Boac. In the Oil Pastel Painting Elementary Category, the district won all three major awards: third prize – Adrian O. Orilla, 2nd prize – Almira M. Hidalgo and first prize – Eivan Josh Semilla with 81.67% rating. In Photography contest, same school also got the 2nd prize for Samantha Azia D. Gutierrez and first prize for…

Sa usapin ngayon ng Marcopper, makikita ang tapat na lingkod bayan

BOAC, Marinduque – Ang ibinoto mo bang bokal ay tapat sa taumbayan o tapat lamang sa partidong kanyang kinabibilangan? Maiinit ang usapin ngayon sa paglilipat ng kaso ng Marcopper sa bansang Canada at kung sino ang law firm na siyang hahawak dito. Matatandaan na noong Hulyo 2014 ay naglabas ng *labintatlong (13) pahinang ‘ruling’ ang United State high court na sumasang-ayon sa naunang desisyon ng Nevada district court na hindi ang Estados Unidos ang nararapat na hudikatura para maglitis ng isinampang kaso ng Marinduque laban sa Placer Dome, Inc. –…