Reyes Camp Turns to House for Help on SC Decision

Regina Ongsiako-Reyes shows her passport and other documents The camp of Marinduque Rep. Regina Ongsiako-Reyes will ask the leadership of the House of Representatives to appeal the Supreme Court decision removing the congresswoman from her post for allegedly failing to meet residency and citizenship requirements. This was revealed by Reyes’ husband, former Batangas Rep. Hermilando Mandanas, stressing that they are still awaiting the copy of the ruling where the high court asked the House to officially declare former Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco as the winning representative in the…

SC Orders House to Swear in Justice’s Son as Marinduque Congressman

Lord Allan Jay Velasco The Supreme Court has ordered the House of Representative to officially declare Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr’s son as the winning congressman of Marinduque’s lone district. At a media briefing on Tuesday, SC spokesman Theodore Te said the court en banc granted the petition for mandamus filed by Velasco’s son Lord Allan Jay Velasco. In its decision, the SC ordered House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte to administer the oath of Lord Allan as the duly-elected representative of Marinduque. “Public respondent Hon. Marilyn Barua-Yap, secretary general, House of…

Tropical storm ‘Nona’ threatens Marinduque, Romblon

Situation in Buenavista, Marinduque | Photo by Jay-ar Villavicencio‎ QUEZON CITY – Authorities are calling on kababayans in Marinduque and Romblon as both provinces are on the forecasted track of Tropical Storm Nona. Based on Severe Weather Bulletin No. 5, Pagasa DOST may raise Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 (PSWS No. 1) over Marinduque at Romblon tonight. Right now, the provinces under PSWS No. 1 are Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate including the islands of Burias and Ticao, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Southern Leyte,Dinagat…

Ombudsman Asked to Stop Marinduque Loan Deal

Office of the Ombudsman, Quezon City The Marinduque Reform Movement (MRM) yesterday asked Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to stop the signing set today of the P300-million loan agreement between the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the provincial government of Marinduque. MRM president Eliseo Obligacion said that Marinduque Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes cannot sign the agreement because she was suspended on Oct. 8, 2015 by the Sandiganbayan. Reyes’ suspension stemmed from Criminal Case Nos. SB-11-CRM-0100 and SB-11-CRM-0113 entitled “People vs. Carmencita Reyes” for technical malversation of P5 million and for…

Marinduque’s Gov Suspended

Marinduque Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes The Sandiganbayan Second Division has ordered the preventive suspension of Marinduque Governor  Carmencita Reyes over her involvement in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam. In a resolution dated October 13, the graft court granted the motion of state prosecutors and ordered “the suspension pendente lite of Carmencita O. Reyes as Provincial Governor of Marinduque, and from any other position which she may now or hereafter be holding, for a period of sixty days.” The graft court also sent a copy of the resolution to the Department…