ERNIE B. ESCONDE

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DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: The village chief of Barangay Tucop on Friday called on residents in the two barangays (villages) here to refrain from using firecrackers while the oil leak from the Clark Pipeline & Depot Company is not yet fixed. “Now that Christmas is here and while we all want to…

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BALANGA CITY: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has declared Bataan as the first drug-free province in the country, Gov. Albert Garcia announced on Wednesday. The governor said this after the PDEA completed the assessment and validation of Bataan as 100 percent drug-free based on 14 parameters set by the…

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LIMAY, Bataan: The Bureau of Customs on Monday announced the seizure of 45,000 metric tons of misdeclared fuel oil worth P700 million loaded in foreign oil tankers M/T Alpine Magnolia and M/T Malolos docked at the vicinity of Harbor Bulk Terminal here. Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said the fuel oil…

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SAMAL, Bataan: As multi-colored fireworks exploded in the air, Mayor Gene Dela Fuente switched on the Christmas decorations and lanterns lining the center island of the road and plaza coinciding with the start of the anticipated nine-day Simbang Gabi (night Mass) by the Aglipayan and Catholic churches here on Thursday…

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ORANI, Bataan: Unidentified men riding a motorcycle shot dead a construction worker who was walking with his wife after attending the wake of a village mate in Sitio Lorta, Barangay Maria Fe on Wednesday night here. Police Officer 3 Ramoncito Galura, Orani police investigator, said Victor dela Rosa, 42, succumbed…

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LIMAY, Bataan: Eighteen boat crew were injured, with eight of them suffering severe burns, in an explosion at the engine room of an oil tanker docked along Manila Bay here on late Wednesday afternoon. Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino identified the victims who sustained severe burns…

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BALANGA CITY: The Bishop of Bataan on Tuesday registered strong opposition to the distribution of condoms in schools, saying a mistake cannot be corrected by another mistake. “Giving condoms or pills is just encouraging immoralities and illicit affairs,” Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga said. Santos is permanent…

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BALANGA CITY: The Diocese of Balanga on Sunday expressed its strong opposition to reimposition of death penalty in the country. “We are working together against it because God gives life. It is His gift to us that we have to treasure and cherish,” Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of…

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BALANGA City, Bataan: The World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (Wacom) on Friday announced that Bataan is one of the four areas in the Philippines that will be visited when it conducts its fourth congress next year. Father Patrice Chockolski, Cure of Ars in France and Wacom secretary-general, made the announcement…

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