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Bataan Youth Month celeb to focus on health, social issues

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Bataan Provincial Youth Council (BPYC) announced Tuesday that the upcoming Youth Month celebration this August will focus on health and social issues. “During our recent meeting, mental health problems which include depression and suicide are among the issues raised by the member-agencies,” Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Head Marilyn Tigas disclosed. […]

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SP backs disaster-ready Bataan

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) led by Vice Governor Cris Garcia is backing a disaster-ready province of Bataan. “We should always be ready when disasters come as what Gov. Abet Garcia has been saying”, the vice governor said during the concurring of the appointment of new Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Josefina […]

Business

DOLE awards food carts to street food vendors

CAPITOL COMPOUND – Gov. Abet Garcia, together with DOLE-Bataan Field Officer Rico Val Bacuyag and PESO Bataan chief, Mr. Melchor Cui led the awarding of food carts to vendors who qualified as beneficiaries of the livelihood assistance program of DOLE and the Provincial Government of Bataan, during yesterday’s flag raising ceremony held at the Bataan People’s […]

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Muslim leader lauds Bataan officials for good governance

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A footwear and motorcycle parts dealer who belongs to a prominent Muslim clan from Marawi City, has exalted  the  big-heartedness  of two topnotch political leaders in this province  in extending suitable  business opportunities and stimulating exceptional practices  toward  successful  commercial operations. Sultan Abdullah Ampuan, over-all president of the Unity of Muslim Associations in Bataan highlighted the immeasurable inputs of Governor […]

Bataan Youth Month celeb to focus on health, social issues

SP backs disaster-ready Bataan

DOLE awards food carts to street food vendors

Muslim leader lauds Bataan officials for good governance

BUSINESS

DOLE awards food carts to street food vendors

CAPITOL COMPOUND – Gov. Abet Garcia, together with DOLE-Bataan Field Officer Rico Val Bacuyag and PESO Bataan chief, Mr. Melchor Cui led the awarding of food carts to vendors who qualified as beneficiaries of the livelihood assistance program of DOLE and the Provincial Government of Bataan, during yesterday’s flag raising ceremony held at the Bataan People’s […]

Subic Freeport business permits now valid for 3 years

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — To further promote the business-friendly atmosphere in this freeport and boost government efforts on transparency, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) extended the validity of business registrations here from one to three years. SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma recently released the first batch of Certificate of Registration and Tax Exemption […]

Roman Expressway to become a showcase of economic prosperity

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The expansion of Roman Expressway would create a commercial and financial district and virtually become a showcase of the provinces’ economic prosperity in the Western Central Luzon. Leo Ruben Manrique, secretary of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Abucay, this province identified  the expansion of the essential  structures under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) for […]

PCCI introduces PPP programs as a model

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the Single Voice of Business in the Phil., in one of its management meetings with the Bataan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (BACCII), officials headed by its president, Mr. Orly dela Peña, had  as guest speaker, Mr. Edwin Glindro, PCCI Secretariat held recently […]

Sinagtala, first plastic-free resort in Bataan

ORANI, Bataan – With the growing concern over the pollution caused by plastics, adversely affecting our environment, former SBMA Chairman and one of the owners of Sinagtala Farm and Adventure Resort, Felecito “Tong” Payumo, promotes Sinagtala as the first plastic-free resort in Bataan and hopefully in the whole country. SINAGTALA, a tranquil oasis in the mountains […]

COA lauds SBMA for improved audit report

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Commission on Audit (COA) has lauded the management of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) for showing significant improvement in its financial and compliance reports. In a conference with top SBMA management officials led by Chairman and Administrator Wilma Eisma on Monday, COA representatives said the agency has shown significant improvement on […]

Health

Bataan to hold cooking competition for Nutrition Month 2018

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A cooking competition will be held in Bataan during the Nutrition Month celebration next month to highlight backyard gardening. Contestants include barangay nutrition scholars and barangay health workers from the different towns and city of the province. Provincial Health Office Head Dr. Rosanna Buccahan said the objective of the contest is to […]

BNHS holds Dengvaxia symposium

CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – In response to the dengue vaccine scare caused by a press release issued several months ago by Sanofi Pasteur, the Pharmaceutical Company that produced Dengvaxia, the City Health Office conducted a symposium to increase the awareness of Grade 7 students who were given the vaccine. The said activity focused on eliminating […]

Gov. Abet, “hands on” on the province’s health system

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Focused on the realization of the province’s vision that by the year 2020, Bataan will attain the highest Human Development Index (HDI) in the country, the provincial office of the Department of Health (DOH) held a convention on Service Delivery Network (SDN) among stakeholders, especially members of the Sangguniang Barangay, last Friday […]

Education

BNHS holds Dengvaxia symposium

CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – In response to the dengue vaccine scare caused by a press release issued several months ago by Sanofi Pasteur, the Pharmaceutical Company that produced Dengvaxia, the City Health Office conducted a symposium to increase the awareness of Grade 7 students who were given the vaccine. The said activity focused on eliminating […]

Walang bagsak, layon ng BNHS

LUNGSOD ng BALANGA, Bataan – Masayang ibinalita ni Bb. Merlinda Dominguez, Punong Guro ng Bataan National High School (BNHS) sa katatapos na Stakeholders Assembly ng mga magulang kahapon na numero unong prayoridad ng kanyang administrasyon sa taong ito na, lahat ng mga mag aaral (100%) sa lahat ng antas ay walang babagsak. Ayon kay Dominguez umabot […]

TOSP awardee calls Balanga City an emerging tech hub

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – One of this year’s Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) awardees sees Balanga City as an emerging center for technology in the country. TOSP awardee Kevin Facun lauded Balanga City Mayor Francis S Garcia, an IT expert, for promoting innovation and recognizing technology in molding an inclusive and progressive future for […]

Expect Saturday classes – Ferrer

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – In view of the five days in a row no classes this week due to heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon or “habagat” and the observance of two national holidays, Department of Education (DepEd) Bataan Schools Division Superintendent Jessie D. Ferrer said during an exclusive interview that students may experience series […]

“Libreng school supplies” kicks off

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – With the official opening of classes for School Year 2018-2019 in all public elementary and secondary schools in the country last June 4,  the Provincial Government of Bataan has likewise started distributing free school supplies to all public school students last June 6. Now on its 11th year of implementation, this Libreng School Supplies […]

Payumo wants to leave a legacy in education

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan – Barely four years in existence and with more than a thousand students, the University of Nueva Caceres (UNC) in this town recently inaugurated a Technical Vocational Education building in partnership with TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority), the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development in the […]

BPSU pushing for the revival of Bataan mango industry

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Bataan Peninsula State University is pushing for the revival of the mango industry in the province. “We have an existing project to help the mango industry”, said   BPSU Research Development Director and Project Leader Dr. Hermogenes Paguia. Twenty four farms  in  the province and 10 farms in Palauig, Zambales are  participating in the project,  “Sustainable Mango Production […]

Social Welfare

DOLE awards food carts to street food vendors

CAPITOL COMPOUND – Gov. Abet Garcia, together with DOLE-Bataan Field Officer Rico Val Bacuyag and PESO Bataan chief, Mr. Melchor Cui led the awarding of food carts to vendors who qualified as beneficiaries of the livelihood assistance program of DOLE and the Provincial Government of Bataan, during yesterday’s flag raising ceremony held at the Bataan People’s […]

“Libreng school supplies” kicks off

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – With the official opening of classes for School Year 2018-2019 in all public elementary and secondary schools in the country last June 4,  the Provincial Government of Bataan has likewise started distributing free school supplies to all public school students last June 6. Now on its 11th year of implementation, this Libreng School Supplies […]

LCPC functionality assessment 2018 starts

CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – To ensure that the rights and welfare of the children are promoted and protected, the Provincial Council for the Welfare of children (PCWC) spearheaded by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), together with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the local government units and other concerned […]

Gov. Abet leads “independAnce” from malnutrition

CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – Officers and members of the Multisectoral Governance Coalition (MSGC) of Bataan and Balanga City gathered in a night of good food, good music and dancing for a cause at the Emiliana Hall in this City last Friday, June 8. Created as an essential element of the Province’s Performance Governance System, the […]

CENRO personnel helps sick child

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan – Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Raul Mamac commended his CENRO Dinalupihan personnel for going out of their way to help an ill child get hospital care. It was learned that members of the LAWIN Team of CENRO Dinalupihan were patrolling and doing assessment on the National Greening Program site in Barangay Pinulot, Dinalupihan Thursday when they encountered […]

House committee backs Roman’s bill on children’s welfare

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – One of the House bills authored by Bataan 1st District Rep. Geraldine B. Roman, House Bill 5662 has been backed by the chairman of The House committee on the welfare of children, Rep. Divina Grace Yu. Roman said her bill proposes to make penalties committed against children, as written in Republic Act […]

Carabao dispersal in capitol

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – In line with the thrust of Gov. Abet Garcia to improve the life of Bataan folks, carabaos were distributed to beneficiaries held at capitol compound on Tuesday. Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Alberto Venturina said 15 upgraded carabaos were given to beneficiaries coming from different towns of the province. Vice Governor Cris Garcia representing the […]

Bataan propels improved system for easy identification of the poor

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – With persistent efforts in maintaining the early attained vision of the province to have the lowest poverty incidence in the country, the Provincial Government of Bataan received “Listahanan” from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 3 this morning during the traditional flag raising ceremony at the Bataan People’s Center. […]

Rep. Roman graces PHL’s 1st ever Gender Diversity Center

MANILA – As a step forward to create gender inclusive communities in the country, ManilaMed opens the first ever Gender Diversity Center in the country. In its historic grand launch last May 25, ManilaMed proudly opened the Gender Diversity Center, with Bataan Representative Geraldine B. Roman as special guest. The Center seeks to offer valuable services […]

Tourism

1Bataan Integrated Transport System receives award

Contributed by Joseph C. Loyola, 1Bataan ITS- Orion Port ORION, Bataan – The Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon (CGD NCR-CL) celebrated its 50th Founding Anniversary at the Philippine Coast Guard Gymnasium, CGBF, Binondo, Manila last Wednesday, May 23. An Arrival of Honor was rendered to Admiral Elson E. Hermogino, Commandant of the Philippine Coast […]

DENR – Bataan launches aggressive ecotourism protection program

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The temporary closure of Boracay beach resorts, to allow authorities to fix the environmental problems, sent a strong warning to all local government unit officials, beach owners and communities to end environmental abuse. Thus DENR – Bataan headed by PENRO Raymond Rivera held a meeting among LGU officials, beach owners and other […]

DOT to develop the rich cultural heritage and ecological resources of Bataan town

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing to explore the rich cultural heritage and God given ecological  resources  of one of the fast growing commercial towns in Northern Bataan into an agri-forest tourism site. Orani Mayor Efren E. Pascual, Jr. envisions a workable concept of sustainable development strategy that would transform the […]

Brgy. Talisay sweeps awards in Banga Fest street dance

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. After three attempts to enter the top 3 in Banga Festival Street Dancing Competition, Brgy. Talisay finally achieved its long dreamt victory as they were hailed as grand champion last Monday, alongside two other major awards. Talisay dancers dazzled Bataan People’s Center’s crowd with their […]

2018 Bataan Trade Fair transcends last year’s sale

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The six days Galing Bataan Trade Fair which started April 4 until April 9, has exceeded last year’s sales performance, according to Ms. Nelin Cabahug, DTI-Bataan Provincial Director. Ms. Cabahug said that although they were expecting a 10% increase in sales, they are still happy that they’re able to transcend their sales […]

Isang Dekadang Himig at Musika ng Koro Bangkal Magbikin

“Mahirap ang maging mahirap, ngunit mas mahirap ang walang pangarap.” Bagama’t laganap na ang teknolohiya at modernong transportasyon, may mga iilang sitio pa rin na hindi pa lubusang naaabot ng mga kaunlaran. Dito, payak ang pamumuhay, limitado ang suplay ng tubig, at hindi ‘sing daling matamasa ang anila’y isang karapatan -ang edukasyon. Isa ang Barangay Bangkal […]

Mt. Samat FTEZ holds groundbreaking ceremony of projects

PILAR, Bataan – The Mt. Samat Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone (FTEZ) held a groundbreaking ceremony of its projects, a side event of the observance of the Araw ng Kagitingan yesterday at the Mt. Samat Shrine here. The projects include expansion and improvement of the underground museum, commercial spaces, cable cars and green transportations, landscaped memorial, walking […]