5 Outstanding Young Torrijoseño for the Year 2016

The Torrijos Youth Celebrity Club (TORCC Youth) proudly presents the 5 Youth Outstanding and Achievers of Torrijos for the Year 2016. This award is given to an individual or individuals who exhibit excellence in their careers and have made a valuable contribution to the Town of Torrijos. These young men and women of Torrijos proved themselves worthy of honor and emulation. They had been chosen based on the following involvement: a) Service to the community particularly in the Town of Torrijos and/or to the nation; b) Professional excellence and integrity…

House Urged to Swear in Velasco as Marinduque Solon

Supreme Court Building, Manila | Photo: Wikipedia The House of Representatives is obliged to implement the Supreme Court’s order to swear in Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco and include his name in its Roll of Members representing the lone district of Marinduque, lawyers said. Former Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) president Vicente Joyas and former University of the East law dean Amado Valdez said Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. should respect and implement the high court’s ruling granting Velasco’s plea for mandamus. Early this month, the high court with an…

Reyes Stays in House for Now – Belmonte

House Speaker Fernando Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte, Jr.Photo: InterAksyon Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. would rather follow the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) than the Supreme Court. Belmonte yesterday said Regina Ongsiako Reyes would be keeping her seat as the representative of Marinduque which the Supreme Court had ruled she had no right to, until he had made a final decision on the issue. “She (Reyes) will stay there until I do something. I will act on this one way or another before we go on campaign break on Feb. 9,”…

After SC ruling, Will the House Swear in Velasco as Marinduque Rep?

VOLLEYING BATTLE. For two years, the Marinduque’s Congressionalseat had been fought for by former Representative Llord Allan Velascoand incumbent Representative Regina Reyes | Photo: Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr said the House leadership is still studying whether to allow Lord Allan Jay Velasco to take oath as Marinduque congressman, as recently ordered by the Supreme Court (SC). Velasco, son of SC Justice Presbitero Velasco, filed a petition for mandamus before the High Court in February 2014 after the House Electoral Tribunal (HRET) did not recognize him as…

Taxpayers Ask Court to Stop P300-M DBP Loan to Marinduque

Marinduque Movers take part in asking the courtto stop P300-M DBP loan to Marinduque A group of taxpayers has asked the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) to nullify a P300-million loan deal entered into by the provincial government of Marinduque with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), saying the beneficiary projects have already been funded by national government agencies. In an 11-page petition filed on Dec. 28 last year in the Makati RTC Branch 145, the group sought the issuance of an injunction order to prevent the release of…