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Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 06, 2020

Becoming Filipino vlogger Kulas, enjoys Malbog Sulfuric Hot Spring in Marinduque


Canadian vlogger Kulas shares experience of his visit at Malbog Sulfuric Hot Spring Resort, a therapeutic destination that every visitor in Marinduque should try. The hot spring is located at the foot of Mt. Malindig in Barangay Malbog, Buenavista, Marinduque.  It has a sulfur content popularly used for skin care and treatments.  Despite its rotten-egg like foul, many locals and tourists visit this place for body relaxation and healing of skin conditions. Some are even bringing home bottles of sulfuric water.

Drone shots of Malbog Sulfuric Hot Spring in Buenavista, Marinduque

On his Facebook page, Kulas posted:


"Something I always appreciate about taking the leap and adventuring around places in the Philippines. You just never know what you are going to find!


Just weeks ago, Kumar and I took a week adventure to the island Province of Marinduque. I didn't know much about the place besides the famous Moriones Festival during Holy Week. And had no clue that there were amazingly clear, warm, and therapeutic hot springs!


Yes, the town of Buenavista on the southern part of the island is nestled right up against a volcano. Because of this, warm sulfuric waters flow! And you can find various hot spring pools and resorts! The waters were amazing! It was so relaxing just swimming around, the rain falling just added an even more magical effect to the whole experience!


Did you know, there were hot springs in Marinduque? The bubbles gently tickle you as you swim around in it...so strange! But very very relaxing!


One day at a time, one sulfuric volcanic pool at a time...Super apir!", Kulas concluded.











Photos of Becoming Filipino. - Marinduquenews.com

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Batang Pinggan Gasan 80's, namigay ng regalo sa kanilang mga kabarangay


Nitong Linggo, Disyembre 29 ay namigay ng food packs at mga regalo ang grupong Batang Pinggan 80's sa Barangay Pinggan, Gasan, Marinduque.


Nasa may halos 400 katao ang nabiyayaan ng kanilang Gift Giving Project.


Editor's Note: Salamat sa inyong malasakit, tulong at pagmamahal sa ating mga kababayan. May your tribe increase!

Gilbert Sosa and Rowena Sotta-Sato, both officers of Batang Pinggan 80's with Marinduque News chief correspondent Romeo Mataac, Jr.
Click here for more photos. - Marinduquenews.com

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 02, 2019

Becoming Filipino vlogger Kulas, enjoys Putong in Marinduque


Canadian vlogger Kulas shares his experience of Putong or Tubong, a ceremony occasionally performed in the Province of Marinduque to welcome guest.

On his Facebook, Kulas posted:


"Kulas and Kumar, please sit down on these chairs..."

The sounds of a strumming guitar, the gradual building of voices from outside, and a wave of smiling Titas in blue coming through the door singing...


"Putong" or "Tubong", is a traditional way of welcoming visitors in Marinduque... and we didn't see it coming!

The word "putong" literally translates to "crown". And we quickly noticed two of those being held by the Titas. Yes, they were about to crown us as visitors to the island. Wishing us good health, luck, and a happy life! If you think this is a short song and dance...


Nope.

It must have been a good 25 minutes of dancing, singing, and happiness! The house we were staying in was transformed into what felt like a happy fiesta! Flowers started getting thrown on us, traditional songs were being sang, and then even money started falling everywhere! Yes, everyone scrambles to pick up the coins! It is for a prosperous and lucky life!


It is hard to explain how awesome this tradition is here in Marinduque! Amazing how groups of local friends get together to do this for their guests!"


Photos courtesy of Kulas

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 02, 2019

Isang Tagpo sa Marinduque: Sa Piling ni Kalikasan

Kuhang larawan ng Mt. Malindig mula sa Yook, Buenavista

Madaling-araw nang aking matanaw,
Palaspas ng niyog ay parang dinuruyan,
Anino ng ambon at ulap sa kalangitan,
Ihip ng hanging may tunog-saksi ang liwanag ng buwan.

Sa tilaok ng manok ako ay nagising,
Baluktot pa sa banig sa lamig ng hangin,
Huni ng mga ibon ay dinig na dinig,
Sa taynga ay awit 'di pa makatindig.

Nang ako’y bumangon agad nasilayan,
Gintong himpapawid sa pagsikat ng araw,
Nalanghap ang kape sa hapag-kainan,
Pinipritong tuyo doon sa abuhan.

Lagaslas ng ulan ay biglang narinig,
Kasabay ay kulog, kidlat humahagupit,
Narinig si amang sa tuwa ay sambit,
"Salamat sa Diyos, basa na ang bukid!"

"Anak, pagsapit ng hapon, par-on sa ilaya,
Si Toro ay uhaw at iyong i-ula".
"Sige po tatay, ang yabang ko pa,
Kahit 'di pa nasubukan at iyon ang una".

"Alin baga dine ang aming kalabaw?
Ang daming nakatali sa aming palayan!"
Lumipas ang oras, 'di ko namalayan,
Si ama’y dumating na pasuray-suray.

Kapag gumagawi sa may tabing-dagat,
Araw na mapula sa dagat ay palusong,
Maraming kabataa't matanda'y naroroon,
Naglalaro sa buhangin tuwing dapit-hapon.

Sa gabi naman ang dagat may mahinang alon,
Tulog ang barkada sa ilalim ng trabon,
Habang naghihintay sa dami ng silong,
Paggising ay hila ang lambat, huli ang dilis at saka galungong.

Maya-maya pa sa langit ng bandang Malindig,
Isang anino ng bundok na naghuhumindig,
Sa likod nito ay may bilog at dilaw na ilaw,
Unti-unting sumusungaw, bilog pala ang buwan!

Ang mga isla, bundok, dagat, bukid at pamayanan,
Sila ang tunay nating kayamanan,
Nagbibigay ng buhay at totoong kasiyahan,
Sana'y 'di masira dahil sa pagkagahaman,
Pagkasira ng mga ito’y tiyak sa dulo’y kahirapan.

Minsan ang tao ay sadyang malupit,
Sumisira sa kalikasang kaloob ng langit,
Kahit nagmumula rito ang ikinakabuhay,
Aanhin ang kaunlaran, kung kalikasa’y sira naman.

Ako ay napadpad sa maraming lupain,
Halos buong mundo ay nalibot na rin,
Subalit ang Marinduque ay talagang naiiba,
Sa puso ko’y nakatanim ganda nito’t alaala.

Ako ay lumilisan at sabik na bumabalik,
Sa bawat paglipad doon sa himpapawid,
Tanaw ang mga bagay na nagpapa-alaala,
Nang islang minamahal at dinarakila.

Pagdating ng araw ng hindi nang paglisan,
Hangad ko ang pagyabong at ang kalinisan,
Kapaligirang pinahahalagahan, totoong inaalagaan,
Ng mga taong masaya't sagana sa 'Piling ni Kalikasan'.

About the Author: Tulang akda ni Ricky Sager. Inspirasyon ni Ricky sa pagkatha ng tula ang kanyang kamusmusan at kinalakihan, ang bayan ng Buenavista. Si Ricky ay kasalukuyang nagta-trabaho sa isang international airline company.  - Marinduquenews.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Marinduque Gov. Velasco elected new League of Provinces president

New set of officers of LLP
MANILA -  Having received an overwhelming majority of votes from the members of the National Executive Board, Marinduque Gov. Presbitero J. Velasco Jr. has been elected as President of the League of Provinces of the Philippines.

The LPP held its first General Assembly and Election of Officers for the term 2019-2022 on 11 July 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria with 61 number of governors in attendance.

Along with Gov. Velasco, Quirino Gov. Dakila Carlo E. Cua was also elected as National Chairman.

Both Govs. Velasco and Cua were elected by their colleagues owing to their experience and eminence in their respective fields prior to being elected as provincial chief executives, as an Associate Justice in the Supreme Court and as chairman of the powerful Committee on Ways and Means in the House of Representatives during the 17th Congress, respectively.

Also elected to lead the League in pursuing its various advocacies toward protecting and advancing local autonomy and decentralization are Tarlac Gov. Susan A. Yap as Executive Vice President; Gov. Albert Raymond S. Garcia of Bataan and Oriental Mindoro Gov. Humerlito A. Dolor as Vice-Presidents for Luzon, and Aklan Gov. Florencio T. Miraflores and Zamboanga Sibugay Gov. Wilter T. Palma as vice-presidents for Visayas and Mindanao, respectively. Meanwhile Davao Oriental Gov. Nelson L. Dayanghirang was elected as secretary-general.

Marinduque Gov. Presbitero Velasco, Jr., elected as president of League of Provinces of the Philippines

The National Executive Board, comprising of the regional chairpersons selected by the governors in their respective regions include the following:

• CAR Gov. Maria Jocelyn V. Bernos
• Region I Gov. Ryan Luis V. Singson
• Region II Gov. Dakila Carlo E. Cua
• Region III Gov. Susan A. Yap
• Region IV-A Gov. Hermilando I. Mandanas
• Region IV-B Gov. Presbitero J. Velasco Jr.
• Region V Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara
• Region VI Gov. Florencio T. Miraflores
• Region VII Gov. Zaldy S. Villa
• Region VIII Gov. Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla
• Region Ix Gov. Wilter Y. Palma
• Region X Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo
• Region XI Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy
• Region XII Gov. Nancy A. Catamco
• Caraga Region Gov. Francisco T. Matugas
• BARMM Gov. Mamintal A. Adiong Jr.

Meanwhile, Eastern Samar Gov. Ben P. Evardone, together with Govs. Garcia, Dolor and Dayanghirang were selected as Board Members-at-Large.

Joining the roster of new officers of the LPP are the following:

• Treasurer: Gov. Imelda Q. Dimaporo
• Assistant Treasurer: Gov. Marilou H. Cayco
• Assistant Treasurer: Gov. Nancy A. Catamco
• Auditor: Gov. Maria Jocelyn V. Bernos
• Deputy Secretary-General for Luzon (North): Gov. Matthew Marcos Manotoc
• Deputy Secretary-General For Luzon (South): Gov. Jose R. Riano
• Deputy Secretary-General For Visayas: Gov. Arthur R. Defensor Jr.
• Deputy Secretary-General For Mindanao: Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy

Publications and Public Information Officers

• Luzon (North): Gov. Eleanor C. Bulut -Begtang
• Luzon (South): Gov. Eduardo B. Gadiano
• Visayas: Gov. Ben P. Evardone
• Mindanao: Gov. Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo

Council of Advisers:
• Gov. Jose CH Alvarez
• Gov. Danilo E. Suarez
• Gov. Carlos Padilla
• Gov. Juanito Victor C. Remulla Jr.
• Former Governor Jose “Joey” Lina Jr.
• Senator Imee R. Marcos

In turning-over the helm of the League to Gov. Velasco, outgoing president, Gov. Singson thanked his colleagues for the support they extended to him, national chairman, Albay Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara and the rest of the outgoing officers in pushing forward the advocacies of LPP.


Meanwhile, incoming President, Gov. Velasco not only thanked his colleagues for their overwhelming support, but also vowed to continue the programs and advocacies that have already been started by the LPP.

Foremost of these is ensuring that the decision of the Supreme Court in the Mandanas case, entitling the LGUs to a 40% share in all national taxes collected, is implemented the soonest. - Marinduquenews.com