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First coronavirus case recorded in Marinduque

Mar 23, 2020 - 9:42 PM

The 24-year-old patient, who traveled from Parañaque, is in stable condition and under home quarantine, says the Department of Health (DOH) in the MIMAROPA region

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Ex-SC justice Velasco is new Marinduque governor

May 20, 2019 - 11:28 AM

A new dynasty is born in Marinduque: Velasco's son is also reelected representative while his wife is mayor-elect of Torrijos town

NEW GOVERNOR. Retired Supreme Court justice and governor-elect of Marinduque Presbitero Velasco Jr (utmost right) poses with President Rodrigo Duterte at the birthday party of the younger Velasco, Lord Allan (2nd from left) on November 3, 2018. Presidential Photo

Will the Duterte-backed Velascos prevail in Marinduque?

May 11, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Velascos are relatively new to the political game in Marinduque, taking on the Reyes dynasty. But one thing they have that the Reyeses don’t – a resounding endorsement from President Rodrigo Duterte.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Former Secretary Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go and the birthday celebrants Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco and his wife Rowena Velasco during the celebration at the Marinduque State College on November 3, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marinduque Airport resumes commercial operations

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Flights from Manila to Marinduque, and vice versa, are operated by Cebu Pacific every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

Rehabilitated Marinduque Airport reopens to commercial flights. Photo courtesy of DOTr Communications

Marinduque Governor Carmencita Reyes dies at 87

Jan 08, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Marinduque Governor Carmencita Ongsiako Reyes will be laid to rest on January 11

REST IN PEACE. Marinduque Governor Carmencita Ongsiako Reyes dies on January 7, 2019. Photo from Wikipedia

Marinduque high school students win Battle of the Morions

Apr 01, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The Battle of the Morions, or Moryonan, aims to encourage towns and schools to train the new generation in making morions and costumes

LOOK: Lenten parade at the 2018 Moriones Festival

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Penitents wear morions – these are masks depicting the faces of Roman centurions. They are called by locals as 'Moriones.'

MORIONES. Men and women from Sta Cruz, Marinduque wear morions at the Lenten Parade of the town on March 29, 2018. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

Behind the masks of Marinduque's Moriones Festival

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:37 AM

This Holy Week, the Morions of Marinduque fulfill their vows to show their gratitude to God through the Moriones Festival

Father Roger Diaz (third from left) join other penitents on 15 kilometers walk from Barangay Botilao to Santa Cruz town proper before the start of Good Friday procession.

Ombudsman suspends Marinduque board member

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Marinduque 1st District Board Member John Pelaez is suspended for one year without pay for abuse of authority, after a confrontation with residents in late 2016

Smart offers free calls in areas affected by Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:41 PM

The telco also sets up charging stations in some of these locations in south Luzon

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

'Unseated' Marinduque rep laments SC's 'double standard'

Mar 27, 2016 - 3:47 PM

Former Marinduque Representative Regina Ongsiako Reyes says that she and Senator Grace Poe faced similar disqualification cases but only differed on how the high court handled the cases

After SC ruling, will the House swear in Velasco as Marinduque rep?

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:02 PM

For the second time the High Court orders Speaker Belmonte to swear in Lord Allan Velasco as representative of Marinduque to replace Regina Ongsiako Reyes

VOLLEYING BATTLE. For two years, the Marinduque's Congressional seat had been fought for by former Representative Llord Allan Velasco and incumbent Representative Regina Reyes.

Who is running in Mimaropa | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Mimaropa

COA: Marinduque used disaster fund for health workers' phones

Aug 18, 2015 - 11:41 AM

The provincial government should have tapped its General Fund for the purchase of 1 300 mobile phones amounting to P909 675 say state auditors

IN PHOTOS: The Moriones festival of Marinduque

Apr 03, 2015 - 7:35 PM

Morions roam the streets of Marinduque during Holy Week where they participate in different events even scaring kids with their masks and costumes

PASSION OF CHRIST. Scenes from the Via Crusis are re-enacted in the streets of Boac town, Marinduque on Good friday. All photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NDRRMC issues flood advisory for 14 provinces

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:27 AM

The NDRRMC s December 27 flood advisory covers 3 regions and 14 provinces

Teaching kids to keep their schools safe

Dec 18, 2014 - 6:39 PM

A program teaches students on how to check if their schools are safe from natural hazards and how to better prepare for disasters

Ex-Marinduque rep, 7 others face charges over fertilizer scam

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:31 AM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of charges against former Marinduque Representative Edmundo Reyes DA officials and an NGO head in connection with the fertilizer fund scam

INDICTED. The Ombudsman approves the indictment of a former mayor for malversation of public funds. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman website

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A total of P826 5 million has already been released to 28 state universities and colleges

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. Photo by BJ Geronimo

Former Marinduque Rep to SC: Order Congress to install me

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Velasco also asks the SC to order the House of Representatives Secretary General to include his name in the roster of members

Fertilizer scam case vs Marinduque ex-gov nears trial

Jan 08, 2014 - 7:15 PM

After almost 3 years ex Marinduque governor Carmencita Reyes and agriculture officials will stand trial

Wet Thursday in Mindoro due to LPA, monsoon

Sep 25, 2013 - 9:47 PM

The Visayas the rest of Mimaropa Bicol Calabarzon Central Luzon and Metro Manila will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain

Justice Brion asked to inhibit from Gina Reyes case

Jul 23, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Brion is the former classmate and colleague of Marinduque Rep Gina Reyes brother Edmund Reyes Jr


Reyes asks SC to reconsider her disqualification

Jul 16, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The Marinduque representative asks the ponente Justice Jose Perez to inhibit due to his association with the father of her opponent

FIGHTING FOR HER SEAT: Marinduque Rep Regina "Gina" ReyesFIGHTING FOR HER SEAT: Marinduque Rep Regina "Gina" Reyes

Marinduque rep threatens to impeach Justice Velasco

Jul 15, 2013 - 3:09 PM

Marinduque politics heats up a week before 16th Congress convenes first session

SC justice: Charges over poll case ‘baseless, malicious’

Jul 12, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr says his son was not party to the case but he inhibited himself anyway

HE INHIBITED. Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr denies influencing the Supreme Court decision upholding the disqualification of his son's congressional rival. File photo

Disqualified Marinduque bet: SC favored justice's son

Jul 11, 2013 - 7:42 PM

A winning – but disqualified – Marinduque candidate accuses Justice Presbiterio Velasco Jr of influencing a Supreme Court decision that favored his son s congressional bid

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP. Gina Reyes, who won the Marinduque congressional race but was disqualified, says her passport proves her Filipino citizenship. Photo by Ace Tamayo/Rappler

5 more bishops campaigning vs ‘Team Patay’

Mar 06, 2013 - 3:20 PM

The dioceses of Lipa in Batangas San Pablo in Laguna Malolos in Bulacan San Jose in Occidental Mindoro and Boac in Marinduque will also hang Team Patay and Team Buhay posters

Germans, Australian rescued after boat capsizes

Dec 21, 2012 - 2:45 PM

Two German tourists and an Australian are rescued after their boat capsizes off Marinduque island

#WhyMining Conversation: Which is worse, Philex or Marcopper incident?

Nov 15, 2012 - 9:30 PM

Join the WhyMining online discussion on Friday November 16 4pm to 6pm for a Twitter conversation to discuss how the mining incidents in Benguet mountain province and Marinduque island compare