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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

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

House speakership rivals Velasco, Cayetano, Romualdez meet


Three congressmen vying for the speakership of the House of Representatives met on Thursday night.

Taguig Representative Alan Peter Cayetano, Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco, and Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez were all smiles as they were photographed after a PDP-Laban meeting.

Cayetano is with the Nacionalista Party. Velasco is a PDP-Laban member. Romualdez is with Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats.

Duterte’s Speaker bet Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano meets with other Speaker candidates Marinduque Rep. Lord Velasco and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, along with PDP-Laban solons. Photo by APC staff / Marinduquenews.com

President Rodrigo Duterte recently endorsed Cayetano, his running-mate during the 2016 elections, as his bet for next House Speaker in the 18th Congress.

During the meeting with some PDP-Laban congressmen, Cayetano vowed that the lower chamber of the 18th Congress, under his possible leadership, would have full debates on significant issues that will affect the welfare of the Filipino people. - This story was first published on GMA News Online

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 01, 2019

Republic Act No. 11334: An Act Converting the Marinduque State College into Marinduque State University


BOAC, Marinduque - President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11334: An Act Converting the Marinduque State College (MSC) in the Municipality of Boac, Province of Marinduque into a State University, to be known as the Marinduque State University (MarSu) and Appropriating Funds Therefor.



Click here for the full copy of RA No. 11334. - Marinduquenews.com
Monday, July 01, 2019

Statement of Marinduque Rep. Velasco on speaker term-sharing proposal


BOAC, Marinduque - Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco said he is not in favor of the proposed term-sharing as this was not the will of the majority of congressmen.

Velasco says, "President Duterte already made clear his position that he would leave the choice for Speakership to the capable hands of the members of Congress and will not endorse a particular individual for the position. This declaration never mentioned a term sharing for the position of Speaker."

"There is a strong consensus among majority members of the House of Representatives during my series of consultation with them that term-sharing is divisive and will only impede the passage of important pieces of legislation that this administration needs to fulfill its mandate and promise to the people."

"I thank my party PDP Laban for the honor of selecting me as their candidate for Speaker. I am ready to take on the task as I have been ready since the SONA day of 2018. I commit to promote unity in the House, push for the agenda of the Duterte administration and serve our country to the best of my abilities", Rep. Velasco concluded. - Marinduquenews.com

Thursday, June 27, 2019