After 2 decades of Marcopper collapsed, shocking story revealed

Written by Abdon M. Balde Jr. I was listening to new DENR Sec Gina Lopez on TV the other day talk about mining, and my memories were revived about our sad experience in the country’s biggest mining disaster in Marcopper, Marinduque where Canada’s Placer Dome and the Marcos family conspired to earn billions of dollars at the expense of the environment and the residents of Santa Cruz, Marinduque: 1. The construction company that I was working for (which was then owned by American Cement) was contracted by the Canadian mining…

Buenavista police, disseminates info on curfew hours

On July 4, 2016 at about 10:00 AM, PO1 Annalyn F. Macdon, FJGAD PNCO/WCPD Investigator under the direct supervision of PINSP Conraluz G. Tang, Officer In-Charge discussed Municipal Ordinance on Curfew hours for minors, regulating the use videoke machine under RA 8749, PD 984 and PD 1152 to the senior citizens of Barangay Sihi, Buenavista, Marinduque. Likewise distributed flyers to the high school students of BNHS-Sihi Annex about the topics discussed. Photo by Buenavista Police Community Relation

License of aircraft pilot landed in Marinduque Airport, suspended

Aircraft Pilot Capt. Leo Ariel Guardo License suspended for flying plane without flight plan CAAP PRESS RELEASE June 30,2016 MANILA – Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General William K. Hotchkiss III, AFP (Ret.) imposed a 330-day suspension on a pilot who landed his aircraft at the Marinduque Airport with neither a flight plan nor clearance from the air traffic control tower. According to Hotchkiss Capt. Leo Ariel Guardo was found guilty of committing four violations of the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations (PCAR), compromising the safety of other…

Marinduque congressman, nanumpa na sa tungkulin

Nanumpa na sa tungkulin ngayong umaga, Hunyo 30, 2016 ang bagong halal na congressman ng Lone District ng Marinduque na si Lord Allan Q. Velasco. Ang panunumpa ay isinagawa sa Torrijos Covered Court, Torrijos, Marinduque. Kasabay niyang nanumpa ngayong araw, ang mga bago ring halal na pinuno ng Bayan ng Torrijos sa pangunguna ni Mayor elect, Lorna Q. Velasco. Photo courtesy: Ian San Juan

Marinduqueno, nakatanggap ng scholarship para mag-aral sa Europa

Mapalad na napili at nabigyan ng pagkakataon na magpatuloy ng post-graduate study sa tatlong mga bansang sakop ng European Union si Joan Carlo “JC” L. Mayangitan tubong Boton, Boac, Marinduque. Si Mayangitan, isang registered nurse ay pinagkalooban ng Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – Masters in Public Health in Disasters. Siya ay nakatakdang mag-aral sa mga prestihiyosong unibersidad kagaya ng University of Oviedo sa Spain, Karolinska Institutet sa Sweden at Universite Catholique de Louvain sa bansang Belgium para sa School Year Edition 2016-2017. Bago nito, nakatanggap din si JC ng scholarship at nag-aral sa Universitat Pompeu Fabra sa Espanya noong 2014.…