TINA GANZON OZAETA

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Batangas: Activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia–Philippines climbed the jetty at Shell’s refinery in Tabangao, Batangas on Wednesday and unfurled a banner reading “People and Planet not Profit,” as sharp reminder to the oil company to attend hearings on the responsibility of big fossil fuel firms for climate-related human rights harms. In…

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MABINI, Batangas: The Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group on Sunday led dozens of scuba divers in removing garbage from the coast and waters of Mabini town, Batangas province during the “Scubasurero” clean-up drive held to mark its 27th founding anniversary. Different scuba-diving teams yielded 43 sacks of trash, whose…

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The Batangas city council granted its Committee on Transportation the authority to suspend the operations of U-Hop, a local Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) in the province of Batangas. According to Batangas city councilor Oliver Macatangay, chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)…

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TANAUAN CITY, Batangas: The mayor here ordered an investigation into numerous complaints of poor rice quality given to about 42,000 households during the Christmas season which he personally found unacceptable. The city government allocated P10.4 million for the “Pamaskong Handog” project giving five kilos of rice to 42,000 households in the…

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Padre Garcia, Batangas: More than 600 kilograms of dog meat loaded in a black Ford Ranger were intercepted in an operation in Barangay Quilo-Quilo here on Thursday night. Senior Insp. Renfredo Dacalos, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group deputy provincial officer in Batangas, said they conducted the operation after receiving a…

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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 4A has advised local government units in Batangas to warn fish cage operators against the current quality of water in Taal lake that may lead to fish kill. BFAR 4A Advisory No. 12, Series of 2017, dated December 12 states that…

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The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has released a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who will be stripped of their powers over the local police. Calabarzon is composed of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 containing the…

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THE Rehabilitation of 90,000 hectares of Laguna Lake – the source of the Pasig River – will solve the problem of traffic and flooding in Metro Manila, a proponent of the project said. Benedicto Dorado, a councilor of Manila in 1988, said he noticed how the streets of Manila would…

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Batangas: Fifteen alleged members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) were killed while three others were wounded in two separate encounters with government troops in Nasugbu town on Tuesday night. Batangas police director, Senior Supt. Alden Delvo, said joint elements of the 730th Combat Group of the Philippine Air…

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THE provincial government of Batangas approved a P200-million budget to turn into a livelihood and commercial hub the Batangas Port Livelihood Center (BPLC) which has been considered a white elephant project for over 10 years. According to Senior Board Member Rowena Africa, the provincial board passed a resolution authorizing Batangas…

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