DOH-Mimaropa sees evacuation of Marinduque residents due to Marcopper

Should the continuing effect of the Marcopper Mining incident persisted, Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and Chairman of the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health (RIACEH) stated that the plausible option was to evacuate the residents of Marinduque for their security and interest. “We need to prepare a contingency plan to mitigate the effects of the Marcopper Mining incident and to formulate immediate and concrete solutions to provide the necessary responses to the effects of the four-decade mining incident that has affected the health,…

Remembering the Marcopper mine disaster on its 21st anniversary

The Marcopper Mining Disaster occurred on March 24, 1996, on the Philippine island of Marinduque, a province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. It remains one of the largest mining disasters in Philippine history. This disaster at the Marcopper Mines on Marinduque made headlines around the world. Here is Marcopper’s timeline. 1969 – Marcopper starts operation of the Tapian open pit mines 1975 to 1991 – Marcopper dumps 200 million tons of mine tailings to Calancan Bay. 1990 – With the Tapian pit depleted, Marcopper opens a second…

UP MSI, sinuri ang coastal areas sa mga bayan ng Mogpog at Torrijos

Pinuntahan ng mga divers mula sa University of the Philippines Maritime Science Institute (UPMSI) ang mga coastal areas upang mapag-aralan ang kalagayan ng karagatan sa lalawigan ng Marinduque. Partikular na sinuri ng grupo ang mga coastal barangay sa mga bayan ng Torrijos at Mogpog noong Enero 20 hanggang 29, 2017. Nangyari ang pagbisitang ito sa tulong ng People and the Environment: Assessing Reef Fish Resiliency and Associated Livelihoods (PEARRL) na katuwang ang National Assessment of Coral Reefs Environments (NACRE). Nais ding malaman ng grupong ito ang epekto ng pangingisda sa…

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…