ERNIE B. ESCONDE

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BALANGA City, Bataan: Spectators at the giant Bataan People’s Center in this city on Sunday rejoiced over Filipino boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao’s victory in Las Vegas over defending WBO welterweight champion Jesse Vargas. The 5,000-capacity center was only half-full unlike in previous Pacquiao fights but applause and wild…

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan: The Diocese of Balanga has expressed gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for his stand against the use of nuclear energy in operating power plants like the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). “We are so grateful and very appreciative of the decision of the President to rule out…

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ABUCAY, Bataan: A rider died while 20 construction workers were injured when a cargo truck hit an incoming motorcycle along the Roman Superhighway here early Thursday morning. An attending physician declared rider Ernesto Bicera, 55, of Samal town here, dead at the Bataan General Hospital in Balanga City where the…

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THE love of a mother knows no bounds. In an outpouring of love for a son now gone for six years, a businesswoman from Balanga City, Bataan decked out his final resting place exactly the way she would his bedroom. Lilia Angeles, 58, and her husband were inconsolable when their…

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DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: Two giant acacia trees believed more than 100 years old and located within an abandoned Catholic cemetery here have created horror images of the supernatural among villagers, according to some residents. Leonardo Dominguez, 63, admitted he has not seen anything frightful in one of the acacia trees that…

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MASINLOC, Zambales: Fishermen from Subic, the southernmost of town of Zambales, up to Santa Cruz town in the north and the Pangasinan province began sailing their boats on Wednesday evening to Panatag Shoal, a traditional rich fishing ground in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). President Rodrigo Duterte, coming…

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MORONG, Bataan: Three village mates in Samal town, who were on an outing at an undeveloped beach facing the South China Sea (West Philippines Sea) in this town, went swimming and drowned last Sunday. Relatives identified the victims as Alberto Guevarra 3rd, 37, former overseas Filipino worker; Edgardo Guinto Jr.,…

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan: Bishop Ruperto Santos, chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI), on Friday issued a pastoral letter asking government not to cut but promote inclusive ties with other countries. “Let us promote inclusive ties so that people of different…

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MARIVELES, Bataan: Fishermen of this province on Wednesday appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to help them fish again at the disputed Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal in the South China Sea (West Philippines Sea) by raising the issue with China. The President is currently in China on a state visit. Flordeliza Salota,…

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