Duterte to mining industry: ‘Filipinos will survive without you’

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an ultimatum to the Philippine mining industry: Shape up or ship out. “I can forego with the P40 billion I collect from you guys and the Filipinos will survive without you. Either you follow strictly government standards or you close up,”Duterte said at a news briefing in Malacañang on Monday, August 1. Duterte zeroed in on mining companies that do not comply with the government’s environmental protection standards. He named Marcopper Mining Corporation, a Canadian company that ran copper mines in Marinduque…

Velasco chosen to lead the energy committee

Duterte allies get chairmanships of key House committees DAVAO City Rep. Karlo Nograles led the allies of President Duterte who were chosen to head key committees in the House of Representatives. Majority Leader Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Farinas announced during the plenary session that Nograles is the next chairperson of the appropriations committee, the powerful House committee tasked to deliberate on the appropriations law or the national budget. Nograles is a member of the National Unity Party which aligned itself with the ruling Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Congress…

Mga moryon nasa DTI Makati ngayon

Ang Legion Marinduque Morions ay kasalukuyang nasa Department of Trade in Industry head office. Sila ay naimbitahan sa grand opening ng MIMAROPA Region’s One Town, One Product (OTOP). The One Town, One Product (OTOP-Philippines) is a priority program of the government to promote entrepreneurship and create jobs. Through OTOP, local chief executives of each city and municipality take the lead in identifying, developing, and promoting a specific product or service, which has a competitive advantage. OTOP-Philippines supports micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to manufacture, offer, and market distinctive products…

Marinduque walang kaso ng pagkakaingin -DENR MIMAROPA

GASAN, Marinduque – Sa isinagawang aerial survey ng DENR MIMAROPA (Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) kamakailan lamang, napag-alaman na kumpara sa Mindoro, ang Marinduque ay hindi nakitaan ng kaso ng pagkakaingin ngunit may ilang bahagi ng kabundukan ang nasunog marahil ay dahil ito sa tindi ng init ng panahon. Note: This video is a short report on the the recent aerial survey of DENR MIMAROPA in the provinces of Marinduque and Mindoro. The aerial survey aims to monitor the status of the National Greening Program sites and the…

Marinduque cong, requested DOTr sec to look into Gasan Airport

Lord Allan Velasco, Representative of the Lone District of Marinduque met the Department of Transportation Secretary, Arthur Tugade. Congressman Velasco personally requested Secretary Tugade to look into unfinished runway of the Gasan Airport which has been long overdue and has been hurting the tourism efforts of the Marinduque province. According to Velasco’s Facebook post “The request was given a very positive response by the secretary. In addition, I pushed for the construction of a new General Luna Port which would benefit tourism in the municipalities of Torrijos and Sta. Cruz, most especially…