Look: Morions as cover page of Manila Standard

Men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted in the Moriones, a folk-religious event held annually during the Holy Week in Marinduque, welcome tourists at the start of a three-day event showcasing the Philippines’ best tourist destinations at the 27th Philippine Travel Mart at the SMX in Pasay City on Friday. Photo courtesy: Raymund Nepomuceno

Copper residue shows in Boac river

By Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern Luzon Copper residue shows in river water The sight of bluish green water flowing through the Boac River in Marinduque province has raised suspicions of a high level of acid seeping from mine wastes left in the defunct Marcopper mining site. The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) region said it will test the river’s water quality this month, after the Boac town government, through its municipal planning and development office, called its attention to what was reported as an “acid…

1 patay, 2 kritikal sa ‘motor accident’ sa Mogpog

MOGPOG, Marinduque – Patay ang isang lalaking nakamotor samantalang nasa kritikal na kondisyon naman ang dalawang backride nito matapos na bumangga sa poste ng Marelco ang kanilang sinasakyang Yamaha motorcycle. Nangyari ang aksidente kaninang alas 5:15 ng hapon sa Brgy, Nangka 1, Mogpog, Marinduque. Ayon sa panayam ng Marinduque News Online sa chief investigator ng Mogpog Police Station, kinilala ang nasawi na si Joseph Labaguis, male, 17 years old habang ang dalawa pang biktima na nasa malubhang kalagayan at isinugod sa Marinduque Provincial Hospital ay kinilalang sina Joshua Requillas, male,…

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…

DTI-Marinduque launches Negosyo Center in MSC

By Janel Amorette P. Red BOAC, Marinduque – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Marinduque launched its first Negosyo Center in the academe on August 23, 2016 in Marinduque State College (MSC), Tanza, Boac, Marinduque. The center aims to promote ease of doing business and facilitate access to services for Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) within the area. This was made possible through the collaboration of MSC – School of Business and Management (SBM) and with the DTI. It was participated with the Provincial Director of Department of Science…