ERNIE B. ESCONDE

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Heavy rains brought about by the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm Gorio prompted the suspension of classes and work in government offices in the provinces, particularly Bataan and Cavite, on Wednesday. The rains worsened flooding caused by high tide in some seaside villages in Balanga City, Bataan. Gov. Albert…

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ORANI, Bataan: A village official, listed as high value target by police, was arrested for shabu and illegal possession of firearms on Wednesday. Police Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo Jr., Bataan police director, said Arceo Platero, 47, barangay (village) chairman of Pantalan Bago, was arrested during a search in his house…

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan: The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP–ECMI) has expressed full support to the issuance of I-DoLE identification cards (ID) to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “We recommend to our OFWs to avail of them. We appreciate the caring efforts…

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SAMAL, Bataan: Residents here are appealing to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and its contractor for the completion of the main bridge here that has been undergoing re-construction since October 2015. Tricycle driver Norberto Buan complained of heavy traffic with passenger jeepneys and other conveyances using the…

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BALANGA City, Bataan: Some 38 inmates exchanged “I do’s” with their partners in a mass wedding held inside the Bataan provincial jail at the capitol compound here. The covered court on one side of the big jail compound under the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology was abloom with flowers…

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BALANGA CITY: The Catholic Bishop of Bataan expressed support to the Supreme Court decision that dismissed petitions questioning the legality of President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation of martial law in Mindanao. Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga said serious matters call for serious measures. “The Supreme Court handled the…

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan: The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines–Episcopal Committee on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP–ECMI) on Monday lauded the efforts of President Rodrigo Duterte for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the first year of his administration. “We are grateful and appreciative what he has done for OFWs,” said…

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BALANGA City: The first bridal hair and make-up competition in the province formed part of the first Bataan wedding fair dubbed as “Traje” that was held recently at the events center of Vista Mall in this city. Some 16 local make-up artists from all over Bataan participated and for one…

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DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: The municipal government has embarked on projects aimed at bringing health services closer to its constituents. Among the ventures are the construction of the town’s third Rural Health Unit (RHU), a daycare center and senior citizens’ center in Barangay New San Jose funded by the Dinalupihan municipal government…

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ABUCAY, Bataan: A bus conductor and a woman passenger died while 14 others, including the driver, were injured when the mini-bus they were riding rammed into an acacia tree along the Roman Superhighway here on Saturday morning. Bataan police and the Metro Bataan Development Authority reported that Roberto Cabantog, 42,…

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