Marinduque Fugitive Falls in QC Ops

Many wanted criminals have been apprehended withthe police’s Oplan Lambat Sibat MANILA, Philippines – Police operatives arrested a fugitive wanted for rape in Marinduque during an operation in Quezon City. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Joel Pagdilao said his men along with members of the Gasan, Marinduque police nabbed Israel Magararu, 38, of San Antonio St., San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City. Armed with an arrest warrant, authorities apprehended Magararu, considered as Marinduque’s no. 9 Wanted Person, around 5:40 a.m. last June 29 near a school in  San Francisco…

Pang Eroplano Lang Po: Stray Domesticated Animals Barred From Marinduque Airport

Marinduque Airport, Gasan MANILA – The entire Marinduque Airport compound in Gasan town, including its immediate periphery, was declared free from all stray domesticated animals by virtue of a Provincial Ordinance approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan last June 19,2015. The ordinance arose from a meeting between Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General William K. Hotchkiss lll, Marinduque Governor Carmencita Reyes and the technical team of Philippine Airlines (PAL). The meeting tackled issues and concerns in the Gasan Airport that are very critical to the resumption of flights…

House Passes Bill on 2nd Reading Banning Mining in Marinduque

A lagoon of copper tailings are impounded in the former open pit mine of the Marcopper Mining Corp. -AFP Marinduque may soon be formally closed off to ore extraction activities after a measure banning mining in the province secured approval from the House of Representatives. The chamber recently approved House Bill 5846 on second reading, bringing the province a step closer to becoming a mining-free zone. In a statement yesterday, legislators acknowledged that the province is still reeling from the effects of the Marcopper toxic spill nearly two decades ago.…

2 Marinduque Youth Rep: Off to Vietnam, all for the Youth

Jonathan Quinto, Rafael Seno and their friend Boac, Marinduque – One thousand delegates from 120 countries around the world will converge in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam for the 1st Dux Gregis (Leader of all Leaders): International Youth Leaders Convergence from June 25-29, a project of the Tuxedo Institute of Asia Delegates are students who passed the qualification exams, age 18-35 years old, faculty and professionals. 1st Dux Gregis is a four-day World Youth Leaders Meet with “primary focus on providing International Youth Leaders Community with 21st Century Advanced & Updated…

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…