PRDP subprojects to benefit Marinduque’s top commodity growers

MOGPOG, Marinduque – Coconut is a leading agricultural commodity in Marinduque and it is one of the top five high value commodities in the entire MIMAROPA Region. In 2014, the island province of Marinduque had an area of more than 35,000 hectares planted with coconuts. Development of the industry of the top commodities, being the core of agricultural production of the country, is one of the priorities of Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). Industry development is really necessary particularly in the case of Marinduque. Copra production is the province’s primary…

May 500 sako ng palay, ipinagkaloob ng DA sa Marinduque

BOAC, Marinduque – Tinatayang may humigit-kumulang na limang daang sako ng palay ang dumating mula sa Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office MIMAROPA ngayong araw, Enero 19 bilang tulong sa relief operations para sa mga magsasaka sa probinsya. Ang tulong na ipinaabot ay tinanggap ng Provincial Agriculturist Office na inaasahang maipararating sa anim na Municipal Agriculturist Office ng Marinduque. Matatandaan na ang tulong na ito ay isa sa mga ipinangakong ayuda ni Sec. Emmanuel “Manny” Pinol noong bumisita ito sa lalawigan noong ika-4 ng Enero. Photo courtesy of Marinduque Provincial…

Cockfighting arena in Boac hosts image of Divine Mercy, only in PH

Bishop Marcelino Anthony Maralit of Boac (center) speaks in a press conference at the sidelines of the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy at the National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Jan. 18, 2017. | Photo by Roy Lagarde Divine Mercy in a cockfighting arena? Only in PH As if to prove there’s no place Jesus is not welcome, a bishop reveals how an image of the Divine Mercy ended up in a cockfighting arena in Marinduque. Bishop Marcelino Antonio Maralit of Boac said he authorized…

Buntal weavers in Marinduque remain strong after Typhoon Nina

TORRIJOS, Marinduque – In one fell swoop, the livelihood of 30 mothers in Barangay Bonliw, Torrijos, Marinduque was blown away. Typhoon Nina not only caused massive damage to properties in the island but it also destroyed the bleaching, dyeing, and warping stations of Buntal weavers in the barangay. According to Julie Ann Reginio, one of the Buntal weavers, they already secured clients for their products before the typhoon struck. But since almost all the looms were destroyed, they did not have the capacity to push through with the orders. “Sayang…

Hiling na ipagpaliban ang pagbabayad ng buwis ngayong taon, ikakasa sa SP

BOAC, Marinduque – Nagpatawag ng pagpupulong ang Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) kasama ang Provincial Treasury Office (PTO) tungkol sa proposal na Condonation of Real Property Tax ngayon taong 2017. Sa isinusulong na resolusyon sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan, hiniling ng PDRRMC at ng PTO na pahintulutan lalo na ang mga magsasakang Marinduqueño na ipagpaliban ngayong taon ang pagbabayad ng buwis at interes o babaan ang kanilang mga bayarin sa treasurer’s office ng kanilang lokal na pamahalaan. Ang nasabing hakbangin ay makatutulong upang mabawi ng mga mamamayan ang mga nalugi nilang kabuhayan matapos…