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Expect some clouds on the horizon on Holy Week.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marinduque folk rally against mine waste deal

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PROTESTERS from six towns in Marinduque converge at a covered court near the municipal hall of Boac, the town worst hit by the 1996 disaster caused by 200 million tons of mine waste discharged into the Boac River. JOFEL JOYCE LANCION/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

More than a thousand people held a rally on Monday in Boac, Marinduque province, to protest a $20-million deal being offered to the province as compensation for the 1996 mine waste spill that killed the Boac River and its tributaries and is considered the country’s worst mining disaster.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Malacañang steps into Marinduque deal with mining company

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Whether the invitation is for a simple luncheon or a meeting to seek “legal advice” from the Palace, the national government has apparently stepped into the continuing negotiation between Marinduque and the mining company sued over the 1996 tailing spillage, now considered the country’s worst mining tragedy.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Solons ask board to reject mining tragedy deal

Two legislators from the province of Marinduque are asking the provincial board to reject a $20-million offer to settle a case involving the country’s worst mining disaster.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

4.6-magnitude quake jolts Marinduque

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From Phivolcs latest earthquake bulletin

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Marinduque Monday morning and was felt all the way to Quezon City, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Blogger in disqualification case vs Reyes fears for his life

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THE HOUSE of blogger Eliseo Obligacion, or what was left of it, after a fire broke out following an unsuccessful attempt by an unidentified man to break into it CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The author of an online article that was used to question the eligibility of Regina Ongsiako Reyes as candidate for Marinduque representative started to fear for his safety after losing his house to a fire just days after an intruder barged into his home.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Group slams ‘double standard’ in graft raps vs Marinduque gov

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A group of Marinduque residents has assailed what it said was the slow pace of the criminal cases filed against the province’s governor, a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP).

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Marinduque gov Reyes wants arraignment put off

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Marinduque Gov. Carmencita Reyes has asked the Sandiganbayan to defer the court proceedings and her arraignment for graft while the petition for review of the case remains pending with the Supreme Court.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace hands off SC-Congress tiff

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang doesn’t want to be caught in the crossfire of an electoral and jurisdictional dispute that is pitting the judiciary against the legislature.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marinduque town seeks better deal in mining tragedy payment

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The municipal government of Boac in Marinduque province has joined calls by antimining groups to renegotiate the compensation package being dangled by a mining company in connection with the 1996 Marcopper mine tailing spill, considered the worst mining disaster in the Philippines.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No basis to impeach SC justices over pork, lawmaker’s disqualification – lawyer

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Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The threat to impeach certain Supreme Court justices over two recent controversial actions they took would not likely prosper for lack of legal or constitutional basis, lawyer Romulo Macalintal said on Sunday.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marinduque poll case: House asked to remove political clan heiress

The fight for the lone House seat representing Marinduque has been settled by the Supreme Court and the high court’s ruling should be heeded, according to the legislator who is now asking the House leadership to recognize him as representative of Marinduque.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

House asked to delist Ongsiako-Reyes as Marinduque lawmaker

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The House of Representatives is still mulling what to do with Marinduque Rep. Regina Reyes (shown in photo) after the Supreme Court upheld with finality her disqualification from the 2013 election for failing to renounce her American citizenship. INQUIRER.net file photo

Lord Allan Jay Velasco, son of Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, on Wednesday asked the House of Representatives to delist Regina Ongsiako-Reyes as Marinduque Representative and respect the Supreme Court’s decision that affirmed her disqualification in the election last May.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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