ERNIE B. ESCONDE

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SAMAL, Bataan: This second oldest town in Bataan began celebrating on Friday its 376th founding year with an early morning parade of colorful costumes and floats with the image of Saint Catherine of Sienna, town patron saint,. Samal, one of 11 towns and a city in the province, was founded…

RANDOM CHECKPOINTS SET UP TO ENFORCE GUN BAN

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CANDIDATES for the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK or youth council) polls on May 14 began filing their certificates of candidacies as the election period kicked off on Saturday. The office of the Commission on Elections in Arroceros, Manila was flooded with barangay hopefuls, a scene replicated in towns…

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THE election period for the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on May 14 kicked off on Saturday with the filing of candidacy and setting up of police checkpoints starting at 12 midnight of Friday. Election officials in the provinces of Bataan, Tarlac and Laguna reported a generally peaceful filing of candidacy in the barangay and SK…

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PILAR, Bataan: Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Monday asked Filipinos to be vigilant in the ace of a new war the country faces as he paid tribute to the sacrifices of World War II veterans during the 76th Commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan at the Mount Samat Shrine here. Medialdea said that after…

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BALANGA CITY, BATAAN: This Monday, the nation will again pay tribute to the Filipino soldiers who valiantly fought side by side with American troops against the Japanese invaders before and after Bataan fell on April 9, 1942. The 76th celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor will be…

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan: Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday said President Rodrigo Duterte has the welfare of World War II veterans at heart and fully supports them. Lorenzana was guest of honor and speaker at the Parangal sa mga Beterano held by the provincial government here as part of the observance…

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan: Malacanñang issued a proclamation declaring April 2 as a special non-working holiday in Bataan in commemoration of the 220th birth anniversary of Filipino poet Francisco Balagtas Baltazar. Born in Bigaa, Bulacan on April 2, 1788, Baltazar transferred to Orion, Bataan in 1840 where worked as a clerk…

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ORION, Bataan: Celebration of the 76th Day of Valor or Araw ng Kagitingan kicked off with the launching on Saturday of Freedom Trail, which will trace the 160-kilometer Death March route from Bataan to Capas, Tarlac. Retired general Resty Aguilar of the Historical Division of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office…

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HERMOSA, Bataan: The decomposing body of a registered nurse was discovered while her physician live-in partner was found dead, both on Saturday, in separate houses in two villages here. Lharlyn Belleza, 32, was first to be found dead inside their bedroom on the second floor of the house she shared…

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