Workers in Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan and Mindoro to Get Wage Hike

Torrijos Municipal Official and Staff (Photo: Gee-Ann Magdalita) Minimum wage workers from the MIMAROPA region will soon enjoy a small increase in daily pay after securing approvals from the local wage board. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board governing the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan approved on April 29 incremental hikes in daily salaries for minimum wage workers and was published in a newspaper yesterday. Wage Order No. IV-B-07 increases the salaries of minimum wage earners in the region by increments of at least P5 to be…

Marinduque Governor, Ipinasususpinde sa Graft Case

Mug shot of Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes Hiniling ng mga state prosecutor sa Sandiganbayan Second Division na suspendihin si Marinduque Governor Carmencita Reyes na nahaharap sa kasong katiwalian. “Wherefore, premises considered, it is most respectfully prayed of this Honorable Court that after due notice and hearing, an Order be issued suspending accused Carmencita O. Reyes from her office pending trial,” nakasaad sa mosyon ng prosekusyon na isinumite sa Second Division. Dahil nahaharap sa graft case si Reyes, sinabi ng prosekusyon na dapat suspendihin ang gobernadora tulad ng nakasaad sa probisyon…

Health in a Tablet: DOST’s eHatid Goes to MIMAROPA

Health in a Tablet. Photo: InterAksyon MANILA, Philippines – An electronic health information support system developed to help local government officials make informed decisions on health concerns has arrived in the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) region. The ceremonial turnover of the eHATID (eHealth TABLET for Informed Decision-making), tablets that contain health-related information, particularly patient records, was one of the highlight of the recent Mimarop leg of the Science Nation Tour: Agham na Ramdam, which concided with the 51st regional development council meeting in Marinduque, the Department of Science…

Nevada Court Blocks Philippine Province’s Barrick Gold Suit

Environmental activists denounce Barrick at the footsteps of theNevada Supreme Court during oral arguments in February LAS VEGAS – A Philippine island province that experienced mining waste disasters in the 1990s lost a final appeal Thursday to have a Nevada state court hear its claim for damages against Barrick Gold Corp. “This case lacks any bona fide connection to this state,” the Nevada Supreme Court said. A lawyer for the Province of Marinduque said losing the decision on a jurisdictional question only means that he can move to the next…

Prosecution Seeks Suspension of Marinduque Gov Charged in Fertilizer Fund Scam

Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes (Center) Government prosecutors have moved for the suspension of Marinduque governor Carmencita Reyes in connection with her graft and technical malversation cases pending before the Second Division of the anti-graft court, Sandiganbayan. In a motion submitted to the Second Division on June 10, the prosecution team pointed out that it has been more than a year since Reyes was arraigned for the charges, and yet the court has yet to impose against her the mandatory preventive suspension as provided under Section 13 of Republic Act 3019…