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…

Bahagi ng Malindig Institute sa bayan ng Sta. Cruz, nasunog

STA. CRUZ, Marinduque – Tinupok ng apoy ang bahagi ng Malindig Institute sa Sta. Cruz, Marinduque. Ayon sa report nagsimula ang sunog bago mag-alas dose kaninang madaling araw, Nobyembre 6 sa nasabing eskwelahan na matatagpuan sa Osmena Street, barangay Lapu-Lapu, Santa Cruz, Marinduque. Nakatanggap umano ng report ang Bureau of Fire Protection-Sta. Cruz na nasusunog ang paaralan bandang alas-12:30 kaninang umaga. Agad namang rumesponde ang BFP Sta. Cruz kasama ang Sta. Cruz MDRRM Rescue and Fire Volunteers. Sa laki ng apoy kinailangan pa ang tulong ng BFP Torrijos, BFP Mogpog…

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…