Shellfish ban lifted in Bataan

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — Green mussels or tahong and other shellfish gathered in Bataan are now safe for human consumption. This, as the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) lifted the shellfish ban that was imposed in the province on Nov. 17, 2017, the provincial agriculturist, Imelda Inieto, said on Monday. She said BFAR found negative results … Read More

2 drown in Bataan beach

MORONG, Bataan — Two picnickers, one celebrating his 25th birthday, drowned in a beach in Morong, Bataan Sunday afternoon. Police Senior Inspector Christopher Lalic, Morong police chief, identified the fatalities as Arnold Pasague, 25, truck porter, and JM Flores, 15, both from Caloocan City, Metro Manila. Members of the Philippine Coast Guard, police, and other rescuers … Read More

Passenger jeepneys back on Bataan roads

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — Passenger jeepneys in this province on Tuesday are back on the roads after joining the transport strike Monday in opposition to the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program of government. Drivers of jeepneys in the first district of Bataan resumed their regular trips but it was noticeable that the vehicles were … Read More

Flash floods hit 4 Bataan villages; destroy footbridge

MARIVELES, Bataan — Flash floods hit four villages here and destroyed a footbridge at the height of intermittent light to heavy rains Friday afternoon till midnight. Floods washed away the footbridge connecting portions of barangays Ipag and Balon Anito. Edwina Mia of the Mariveles Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office said the affected barangays were Balon … Read More

3 dead, 16 hurt in Bataan road mishap

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan, Aug. 11 –Three jeepney passengers died while 16 others were injured in an early Friday morning head-on collision between a passenger jeepney and a 14-wheeler truck along the national highway here. Police Chief Inspector Eduardo Guevarra, Dinalupihan police chief, identified the fatalities as Armand Dacayo, 43, of San Benito; Norma Sarmiento, 70, of … Read More