Marinduque Shrine Pushed as Pilgrimage Site

Diocesan Shrine of Mahal na Birhen ng Biglang Awa in Boac, Marinduque Marinduque Rep. Regina Ongsiako-Reyes has filed a bill seeking to declare the Diocesan Shrine of Mahal na Birhen ng Biglang Awa (Our Lady of Prompt Succor) in Boac, Marinduque as a pilgrimage site and tourist destination. Ongsiako-Reyes said that with the proposed declaration, she hopes that the number of tourists and pilgrims participating in the feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on November 11 every year will significantly increase.“This bill will greatly help boost the tourism industry…

Byahe ng mga Barko sa Marinduque Ngayong Semana Santa

MV Virgen Penafrancia, Star Horse Lines Boac, Marinduque – Ayon kay Philippine Coastguard Commander (PCG), Balanacan Station PO1 Emilio Quimora, ang mga biyahe ng Star Horse Shipping Co., mula Talao-Talao Port papuntang Balancan Port, Mogpog ay ang sumusunod: Umaga: 11:00 | 2:30 | 5:30 | 7:30 | 9:00 | 10:30 Hapon: 1:30 | 3:30 | 5:00 Gabi: 6:30 | 9:30 | 11:30 Wala pang inilalabas ang nasabing kumpanya kung ito ay may biyahe sa Biyernes Santo subalit karaniwan na walang byahe sa araw na nabanggit ang mga barko sa pagbibigay…

Mining-free Marinduque?

Copper mine waste spilled in Boac River, killing fish in this 1996 photo -AFP A lawmaker has proposed to declare Marinduque as a mining-free zone, citing the continued threat of the Marcopper toxic spill nearly two decades after the 1996 disaster. Rep. Regina O. Reyes, who represents the lone district of Marinduque, filed House Bill 5566, which seeks to declare a total mining ban in the province.“The province of Marinduque has been enduring the detrimental consequences of the 1996 mining disaster and its aftermath,” Ms. Reyes said in a statement…

New Marinduque Bishop to be Ordained on March 13 in Lipa, Installed in Boac on March 17

Msgr. Marcelino A. Maralit Bishop-elect Msgr. Marcelino Antonio Maralit will be ordained March 13 and formally installed as head of the Marinduque diocese March 17, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said Friday. The CBCP said Maralit, 45, who Pope Francis appointed last Dec. 31, will be the fourth bishop of the Boac diocese upon his installation. At the time Pope Francis named him Bishop-elect of Boac, Maralit was parish priest of Alitagtag, Batangas. Maralit had been a priest from the Archdiocese of Lipa since 1995, and has served…

Governor Reyes Faces Graft Raps

Governor Carmencita Reyes Marinduque Governor Carmencita O. Reyes is facing graft and corruption charges before the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) for allegedly delaying the construction of the airport runway in Gasan town. In filing a joint criminal complaint, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and ex-Marinduque Board Member Melecio Go also asked the OMB to suspend Reyes so that the cementing of the runway can be completed. It states the Department of Transportation and Communications awarded in 2013 the cementing of the runway to three contractors, including Sargasso Construction…