Bataan bans mass gatherings, religious activities

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) here has prohibited the holding of mass gatherings, including religious activities, in all the 11 towns and one city effective on Monday. Governor Albert Garcia, IATF chair, said the group decided to arrest the growing number of Covid-19 infections in the … Read More

Petron Bataan Refinery defies DOLE, suspends union officers

LIMAY, Bataan — The Petron Bataan Refinery (PBR) here on Monday suspended 24 officers of the striking union despite the return to work order given by Secretary Silvestre Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). “Nakakalungkot isipin pero kailangan sundin. Dumating na po ang assumption order mula sa office ng DOLE kung saan … Read More

Suspected diphtheria case reported in Bataan

DIPHTHERIA CASE? Dinalupihan Vice Mayor Renato Matawaran (left), Municipal Health Officer Dr. Johna Mandac and Municipal Administrator Rolando Rojas (not shown in photo) discuss the suspected diphtheria case involving a four-year-old boy in the town on Tuesday (Oct. 1, 2019). The boy was brought to the Dinalupihan District Hospital but was immediately transferred to San … Read More

1.6K volunteers join Manila Bay cleanup in Bataan

MARIVELES, Bataan — The launching of the rehabilitation of Manila Bay, dubbed as “Battle for Manila Bay” in Bataan province was a success, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday said. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Raul Mamac said more than 1,600 volunteered and joined the cleanup in Lucanin, one of the … Read More

3 beachgoers drown in Bataan during ‘Undas’ break

BAGAC, Bataan — Police on Sunday reported that three persons drowned while bathing in beaches along three coastal villages of this town in three consecutive days starting All Saints’ Day. The victims were identified as Jason Manlangit, 26, vendor, of Baclaran, Parañaque City; Mathew Plaza, 19, of Mariveles, Bataan; and Michael Palalimpa, 19, Malabon City resident. … Read More

Floods hit 15 Bataan villages due to heavy rain, high tide

HERMOSA, Bataan — Some 15 villages in Bataan were hit by floods, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported on Sunday. Among the 15 flooded barangays, seven are in Hermosa town, which include Almacen, Daungan, Parayray, Pulo, Saba, Mandama, and Purok 1. Fishing bancas remained as the only means of transportation in the … Read More