ERNIE B. ESCONDE

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MARIVELES, Bataan: The number of workers at the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) here surged to a record high of nearly 34,000 as of March while locators are currently in need of 2,000 more employees. Emmanuel Pineda, FAB chairman and administrator, on Thursday said employment rate at the former Bataan…

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MARIVELES, Bataan: The Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) here clarified that the 55 Chinese apprehended by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday committed crimes in China, not in Bataan or anywhere in the Philippines. Emmanuel Pineda, FAB administrator, said there was no online gambling in the Freeport but only…

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BALANGA City: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines–Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP–ECMI) on Tuesday expressed support to the plan of President Rodrigo Duterte to create a separate department for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). CBCP–ECMI chairman Ruperto Santos, bishop of the Diocese of Balanga, said with the…

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BALANGA City: Late afternoon of Saturday, a day before the commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan on Mount Samat,  a parade of   colors by soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines led the floats about World War 2. The parade started in Pilar town and ended at the Bataan capitol…

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BALANGA CITY: Historical markers and monuments in Bataan mostly found along the MacArthur Highway from the towns of Mariveles and Bagac to the boundary of Pampanga become more significant today as reminders of World War 2 and the Death March as the country celebrates the Araw ng Kagitingan on Sunday.…

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LIMAY, Bataan: The Philippine Coast Guard on Monday reported that a motorized boat that left Mariveles town here nine days ago for Naic, Cavite was found in Nasugbu, Batangas but minus the operator and 11 passengers. The Coast Guard (CG) Bataan station in Limay town said it received a radio…

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MARIVELES, Bataan: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said they are in continuous search for 12 people, four of them children, who were reported missing since last Saturday while on board a motorized boat returning to Naic, Cavite after attending a fiesta at a seaside village here. Lieutenant Victor Carlos, PCG…

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MARIVELES, Bataan: The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Thursday approved and officially recognized the Zero Kilometer (00 Km) marker here as the site where the Death March on March 10, 1942 started. NHCP Deputy Commissioner Carminda Arevalo and Mayor Ace Jello Concepcion unveiled a new historical marker…

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HERMOSA, Bataan: More than 1,800 out of the 2,000 housing units of the National Housing Authority here have remained idle and unoccupied, Mayor Jopet Inton said on Thursday. Inton said stringent requirements for beneficiaries are the main reason why the housing program is ineffective. He pointed out that 500 units…

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MARIVELES, Bataan: A bus conductor died while 25 others were injured when a passenger mini-bus rammed on an oil tanker crossing the Roman Expressway in Mariveles, Bataan on Friday morning. Doctors at the Bataan General Hospital (BGH) in Balanga City tried to revive Ruel Ocampo of Cabcaben, Mariveles but the…

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