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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, revisits Marinduque


Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez now Chairperson of I Love (Investments of Loving Organizations for Village Economies) visited  the beautiful island province of Marinduque on Thursday, February 1 for the third time.

Gina Lopez with Joven Lilles arrives at Marinduque Provincial Capitol
According to the post of Marinduque tourism officer Joven Lilles, the purpose of Lopez visit is to introduce her advocacies and program at the countryside investments, ecotourism, organic green technology, offering on community and peoples organization to present project proposals that can be an entry for her contest to be launched next month and later be funded worth of millions of pesos in assistance in coordination with other government agencies.

Gina Lopez met the fishermen, farmers and members of the academe at the provincial capitol. 

Gina Lopez together with Carmencita Reyes visits Manuba Farm Tourism

Gina Lopez visits Agrea Farm Tourism in Cawit, Boac.
Photo courtesy of Joven Lilles and Erwin Penafiel

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Marinduque Cong. Velasco leads deliberation of Solar Energy Bills


House Committee on Energy Chairman Lord Allan Jay Velasco on Monday, January 29 leads the initial deliberation of House Bill No's. 2172, 5402, 1484, 6565 and 6960, which seeks the promotion and utilization of Solar Energy.

House Bill No. 2172 seeks to reduce the cost of electricity for national government offices by promoting the development and utilization of solar energy in all government buildings and offices.

House Bill No. 5402 seeks to utilize solar power to generate electricity and/or thermal energy in order to preserve a balanced ecology.

Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco. Photo courtesy of Lord Allan Velasco / Marinduque News
House Bill No. 1484 requires power producers to make remittances directly to the host communities.

House Bill Nos. 6565 and 6960 provide generous incentives to developers of renewable energy facilities as well as manufacturers, fabricators and suppliers of locally-produced renewable energy equipment and components. -Marinduquenews.com

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hayden Kho, muling bumisita sa Marinduque


Sakay ng isang chartered plane, bumisita ngayong araw, Enero 30 sa Marinduque ang celebrity doctor at ngayon ay isa ng ganap na Kristiyano na si Hayden Kho.

 Ayon sa report, balak umano ng grupo ni Kho na magtayo ng resort sa lalawigan.

Samantala, sa kanyang Instagram account ay masayang ibinahagi ni Kho ang muli nilang pagkikita ng kanyang dating yaya na ngayon ay isa ng guro sa probinsya. Ayon pa sa post ni Kho, si Teacher Amalia, ay pinag-aral ng mga magulang ng actor.

Si Hayden Kho ay anak nina Dr. Hayden Kho, Sr. at Irene dela Santa na nagmula naman sa bayan ng Boac. -Marinduquenews.com

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Job Opportunities in Marinduque as of Jan 26, 2018


Job Opportunities in Marinduque posted by Livelihood Manpower Development and Public Employment Service Office (LMD-PESO).

Recruitment date is on February 7, 2018, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at LMD-PESO Training Center, Provincial Capitol Compound, Boac, Marinduque or call Telephone No.: (042) 332-0266.

For interested applicants, please bring updated biodata or resume with picture and ballpen.

Please let Marinduque News know should you have business opportunities that can offer to our kababayang Marinduqueno, we will publish it here. Contact us through email: info.marinduque@gmail.com or mobile no.: +63926-656-7391. -Marinduquenews.com

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Update kay Lola Julia


Kahapon, Enero 23 ay inilathala natin ang kwento ni Lola Julia kung saan, isang samaritana ang nanawagan na matulungan si lola na maiuwi sa Marinduque.

Dahil sa pagkakaroon ng pusong maawain at pusong mapagmahal ng ating mga kababayan, marami ang naantig sa kwento ni lola at nagpledge na tutulong.

Isa na rito ang ating kababayan na si Arman Mandy Palma, tubong Santa Cruz, Marinduque.

Kaninang umaga ay sinadya ni Kabayang Mandy ang lugar na tinitirhan ni lola sa Malipay, Bacoor, Cavite. Napag-alaman na makakalimutin na pala si lola. Ang kanyang tunay na pangalan ay Julia Morales at hindi Julieta Mendiola kagaya ng unang naiulat. 75 years old ito at tubong Tiguion, bayan ng Gasan.

Sa kasalukuyan si lola ay nakatira sa isang maliit na barong-barong, kadikit ng bahay ng kanyang anak na si Eva.

Si Mandy Palma, kasama si Lola Julia at si Eva
Sa panayam ng Marinduque News kay Mandy, kung siya ang tatanungin, hindi na kailangang iuwi si lola sa Marinduque sapagkat wala ng mag-aalaga kay lola sa probinsya. Namatay na ang lahat ng mga kapatid nito. Inaasikaso naman umano ito ng kanyang anak.

Subalit, kinakailangan ni lola ng mga pagkain, damit at iba pang kagamitan. Kaya sa mga nagnanais na magpaabot ng biyaya kay lola, kontakin lamang si Kabayang Mandy sa kanyang Facebook account. -Romeo Mataac, Jr. / Marinduquenews.com

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kalesayahan Festival ng Gasan saan na ngani baga ang tungo?


Ang Kalesayahan Festival ay isang natatanging pagdiriwang tampok ang pangunahing uri ng transportasyon sa islang lalawigan ng Marinduque noong sinaunang panahon.

Tangi itong ipinagdiriwang sa bayan ng Gasan tuwing buwan ng Agosto bilang pagbibigay halaga sa naging kontribusyon ng “kalesa” sa ekonomiya at kalakalan sa isla, sa paghahakot at pagdadala ng mga aning bukid ng mga magsasaka sa pamilihang bayan. Ito rin ay naging simbolo ng karangyaan ng mga may-kaya noong unang panahon.

Ang salitang "Kalesayahan" ay hinango sa salitang "kalesa", isang uri ng sinaunang sasakyang hila ng kabayo at sa salitang "kasiyahan" na sumi simbolo sa pagiging likas na masayahin ng mga Marinduqueno partikular ang mga mamamayan ng Gasan.

Ang pagdiriwang ng "Kalesayahan" ay sinadya upang gisingin ang natutulog na diwa ng mga lokal na mamamayan at mga turistang dumarayo sa isla sa kahalagahan at kontribusyon ng kalesa, na kalaunan ay ginawang atraksyon na kinagigiliwan ng mga turistang dayo sa isla.

Subalit sa mabilis na pag-usad at marahil sa impluwensiya na rin ng makabagong panahon, unti-unting napalitan ng makabagong sasakyan ang kalesa.

Bukod pa ang tagumpay na programa ng pamahalaan na farm to market road, naging mabilis at napagaan nito ang pagluluwas ng mga aning bukid ng mga magsasaka maging sa mga liblib na lugar sa mga kanayunan.

Alalaon baga ay nawalan ng silbi ang mga kabayo, ibinenta, ginawang tapang kabayo o di kaya ay adobo sa gata at luyang dilaw.

Umunti na ng tuluyan ang populasyon ng kabayo sa isla. Napalitan na ang "kalesa", dumami na ang motorsiklong hulugan. Dumami na rin ang usong kotse, SUV, pick-up at iba pang uring kagaya nito.

Sa unti-unting pagka-ubos ng kabayo sa probinsya ng Marinduque, saan na kaya patungo ang masaya, makulay at dinarayong pagdiriwang ng "Kalesayahan Festival"?

About the Author: Dr. Josue Victoria is the provincial veterinarian of the island province of Marinduque.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Religious Tourism in the Philippines

Moriones Lenten Rites "Execution of Christ" / Photo by Tristan Zandro Maaño Simon / Marinduquenews.com
Religious festivals in the Philippines have always been a very potent magnet for tourists. Both local and foreign visitors travel far and wide just to bear witness to the Filipino way of celebrating their deep faith and total surrender to the Lord God Almighty. From mere spectators to the most devout pilgrims, those who spend a great deal of resources – time, energy, money – to witness these religious festivals indeed contribute to the growth of tourism in the host locality.

Our country is famed for celebrating colorful fiestas in honor of several patron saints believed to be always keeping watch over us and sending our prayers to heaven. We have the world-acclaimed Sinulog Festival of Cebu, the Ati-atihan Festival of Kalibo, Aklan, and the Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City, all held in honor of the Santo Niño. The Moriones Festival in Marinduque commemorates the passion of the Lord Jesus Christ and is staged during Holy Week. Flocked by couples either beseeching God for a child or thanking Him and the saints for having borne a child, the Obando fertility parade and dance are done in honor of Obando, Bulacan’s patron saints Santa Clara, San Pascual, and Nuestra Senyora de Salambao. The feast of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia in Naga City and the Pista ng Poong Nazareno of Quiapo, Manila, are two of the most celebrated and heavily attended processions of all times. Undeniably, these processions and festivals bring together large crowds from various places and from all walks of life, united in prayer, thanksgiving and celebration.

Every year, millions of tourists flock to Cebu, Iloilo, and Kalibo to witness the festivals we have mentioned, and each visitor is sure to have prepared more than enough money for transportation, accommodation, food, and souvenir expenses. It is in this way that these festivals serve as instruments of tourism growth. The more tourists coming to join these festivities, the more beneficial it is to local economies as there will be added market for local products and services. These festivals also attract potential investors, which in turn are potential generators of local employment. These religious festivals likewise stretch the likelihood of local product development and enhancement as tourist arrival increase each year.

Apart from the economic and tourism gains that might be derived from these religious celebrations, they bring the people of the community together, unite them in attaining a shared vision, strengthen their faith in God and in one another, and deepen their commitment to contribute to community building. These gains are, after all, what truly matter. - Manila Bulletin