Big whale found dead on Bataan beach

MARIVELES, Bataan — A big whale, commonly known to villagers as “balyena”, was found dead on a beach in Sitio Boracay, Barangay Townsite here on Friday dawn. No one knew what species the mammal belonged to. A fisherman, Ramon Francisco, said it could be a blue whale or humpback whale. An inspecting team from the Municipal Environment … Read More

Bataan hit by red tide

SAMAL, Bataan — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Monday night imposed a shellfish ban in Bataan after samples taken from the coastal areas tested positive for Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSF). A copy of BFAR’s shellfish advisory BFAR, in its Local Shellfish Advisory No. 03 dated October 28, 2019, banned the eating, … 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

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

3 Bataan villages remain buried in mud

ABUCAY, Bataan — Three villages in this town on Thursday remained buried in thick mud left by the massive flood that hit the province Sunday. Heavy equipment like backhoe and dump truck were being used but residents of Barangays Gabon, Omboy and Wawa were seen continuously shoveling the mud. The flow of traffic along the MacArthur … Read More