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Marinduque town becomes Jerusalem

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Local residents, officials and employees from the public and private sectors donning costumes of Morions have turned Boac, the capital town of Marinduque, into a small Jerusalem during the annual community parade of costumes on Holy Monday.

Posted: March 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Motorcycle rider found shot dead in Marinduque

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A man was found dead with gunshot wounds slumped on his motorcycle along the national highway in Mogpog town early Tuesday Morning, the police said.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Body of 8th fatality in Benguet bus crash arrives in Marinduque

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A resident of Tuba town in Benguet passes by the scene of the accident Friday that shows the wreckage of the container truck and the bus ridden by students and teachers. Seven people were killed in the mishap that occurred Thursday night. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The remains of Joana Pizarra, who died in hospital a week after the tragic bus accident in Benguet that also claimed the lives of three of her classmates and two teachers, were brought home here early Friday.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tearful homecoming for 5 killed in collision

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Grieving families and friends on Sunday met the bodies of three students and two teachers who were among the seven fatalities in a bus-truck collision along Marcos Highway in Tuba town in Benguet last week.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Remains of 5 in Benguet bus accident taken home to Marinduque

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There was no joyful reunion, only grief, when the bodies of five people killed in a bus accident in Benguet last week were met by relatives at Balanacan port in this province late Sunday afternoon.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

7 dead, 28 hurt in collision in Tuba, Benguet

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A BUS (right) carrying students and teachers of Marinduque State College on a field trip collided with this food container truck (left), killing seven people, on Thursday night. The Marinduque bus was leaving Baguio when its driver apparently lost control and slammed into the truck and a Baguio-bound bus carrying three passengers. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Families from Marinduque are expected to arrive here early today not to marvel at this year’s Baguio Flower Festival street dancing and floral float parade but to help identify the seven dead from Thursday evening’s bus crash on Marcos Highway in Benguet.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

LP Congress bet mum on disqualification case

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The camp of lawyer Regina O. Reyes, Liberal Party (LP) candidate for representative of Marinduque, remained mum on a disqualification case filed against her in the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Kids take center stage in Marinduque festival

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CHILDREN dance to drumbeats and shout “Hala Bira” during the golden celebration of the Feast of the Sto. Niño in Santa Cruz town in Marinduque. GERALD GENE QUERUBIN

Unlike the extravagant pageantry of the Sinulog in Cebu City, Dinagyang in Iloilo City and Ati-Atihan in Kalibo town in Aklan, Marinduque marked the golden anniversary of its own version of the Feast of the Sto. Niño with hundreds of children joining the street-dancing parade and performances. Sunday’s celebration at the Santa Cruz town plaza [...]

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Native pigs bring P140M to Marinduque

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Raising native pigs has grown into a P100-million industry in this province, according to Marinduque’s top veterinarian.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Maniwaya: Marinduque’s tourism gem

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A sleepy island of fishing families in Santa Cruz town in Marinduque has awakened to become one of the tourism gems in the province.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Marinduque Netizens frown upon Mindoro Moriones

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Local social network users are frowning at a neighboring province’s version of Moriones Festival, fearing it might eclipse the original festivities being held on the island.

Posted: April 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Moriones, other Lenten specials color Marinduque

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BOAC, Marinduque—Marinduque, touted as the country’s Lenten capital, has rolled out the red carpet for foreign and local tourists and devotees for its world-renowned Moriones festival, which kicked off on Holy Monday. Provincial tourism officials, Catholic church leaders and residents joined the traditional parade of Morions and Samaritanas on Monday morning, featuring people in Morion-inspired [...]

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

More children devotees join Marinduque’s Ati-Atihan

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Santa Cruz town saw more children devotees in its own version of the feast of the Sto. Niño on Jan. 15 compared to previous years.

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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