Marinduque, 40 other provinces to experience dry spell – Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines – Several areas in the country are experiencing the impact of a weak El Niño. In Metro Manila, residents carrying all kinds of water containers are patiently queuing up just to catch the fire brigades’ water rations, even spending five hours or more or even overnight. This is because water supply in La Mesa Dam is quickly drying up and augmentations from Angat and Ipo Dams are still under negotiations. The effects of El Niño are something that concern not only the farmers but almost all households in…

DSWD records 642 cases of child labor in Marinduque

BOAC, Marinduque – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) has recorded 9,521 poor working children aged 5-17 years old regionwide according to the 2015 Listahanan household assessment. In Oriental Mindoro, 2,304 working children belong to poor households were identified; 2,393 in Occidental Mindoro; 642 in Marinduque; 747 in Romblon; and 3,435 in Palawan. From the number identified, 15.9 % (1,519) are farmers; 12.5% (1,186) are fisherfolks; and 0.98% (93) are forestry workers. In Mimaropa, the top three municipalities with high cases of working…

Curfew sa mga kabataan, ipatutupad sa Calapan City

Upang maiwasan na maging biktima o masangkot sa iba’t-ibang krimen ang mga kabataang Calapeño, minarapat ni Calapan City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan na ipatupad ang curfew on minors City Ordinance no. 4-03 o mas kilala sa tawag na Child Welfare Code of the City of Calapan. Ang curfew ay ang takdang oras o hudyat ng pagbabawal sa mga kabataan na magpakalat-kalat sa lansangan at paalalang oras na nang pag-uwi sa kani-kanilang mga tahanan. Ang mga kabataang mahuhuling lalabag sa ordinansang ito ay agad mapupunta sa pangangalaga ng CSWD at kinakailangang…