ERNIE B. ESCONDE

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HERMOSA, Bataan: The local public works rushed to repair a portion of MacArthur Highway here after it was rendered not passable on Tuesday as the alternate road to a bridge undergoing repair sagged after heaps of garbage clogged the concrete pipes below it during heavy downpour. District Engineer Erlindo Flores…

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BALANGA City, Bataan: Sixteen barangay (village) chairmen and the police chiefs of six towns and one city received certificates of recognition as the Philippine Drug Agency (PDEA) declared their jurisdictions drug-free. The Bataan provincial government under Gov. Albert Garcia gave them P20,000 cash each. Garcia, Vice Gov. Ma. Cristina Garcia…

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MARIVELES, Bataan: Flash floods hit four villages here and destroyed a foot bridge at the height of intermittent light to heavy rains on Friday night brought by northwest monsoon triggered by Tropical Storm “Jolina.” The foot bridge that connects two barangay (villages) – Ipag and BalonAnito – was washed out…

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BALANGA CITY: The ban against holding of cockfighting events in Bataan is in effect for two weeks as preventive measure against the spread of bird flu among fowl animals. Governor Albert Garcia issued a circular on the temporary ban on cockfighting and other related activities in the province from August…

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ABUCAY, Bataan: Five local terrorists died as they tried to attack the police station here. On board a car, the armed men, one in police uniform, approached the closed front gate of the police station and told police officers they were there for inspection. Police officers on duty asked for…

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DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: Three jeepney passengers, including two elderly, died while 16 others were seriously injured in a head-on collision between a jeepney and a 14-wheeler truck along the national highway here at about 7 a.m. on Friday. Chief Insp. Eduardo Guevarra, Dinalupihan police chief, identified the fatalities as Armand Dacayo,…

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BALANGA CITY: The provincial government and the Department of Education established Information Hubs (i-Hubs) in all 16 senior high schools in Bataan. Gov. Albert Garcia said they distributed computers, electronic boards and other materials starting with Pablo Roman National High School (PRNHS) in Pilar town and J. C. Payumo Memorial…

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MARIVELES, Bataan: An inter-island cargo vessel with 16 crew members and four officials ran aground on the shoreline behind mountains here, the Philippine Coast Guard in Bataan reported on Saturday. The inter-island LCT Blue Hawk left Cebu on July 24 and was bound for Subic when relentlessly battered by big…

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan: A motorcycle rider died while his brother was injured when their motorcycles crashed into a big tree that fell at the height of heavy rains at dawn on Friday along the dark Roman Superhighway in Limay, Bataan. Rescuers of Metro Bataan Development Authority rushed brothers Roben, 22,…

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