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Bataan most progressive province: NEDA

BATAAN: Bataan topped the Human Development Index across Luzon as it has been recorded with the lowest number of poor provinces. Albert Raymond Garcia of the second district of Bataan proudly confirmed that the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) listed the province as the most progressive in the region and fourth in the country. Garcia said the province invested its income and wealth in educatio ...

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Hotshot Bataan lawyer missing

ORANI, Bataan: A topnotch lawyer and Methodist pastor in Bataan was believed abducted and reported missing on the third day Friday Civil Engr. Jose Francisco Zuniga 3rd, 28, said his father Lawyer Joe Frank Zuniga left their residence in Balanga City at 8:30 in the morning of Wednesday driving a red car bound for Ocean Adventure in Subic Freeport and since then has not returned home. He said that his father ...

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Energy chief rejects transfer of Subic coal plant

SUBIC BAY Freeport: Energy Secretary Jose Almendras has rejected the suggestion of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to relocate the proposed 600MW coal fire plant. Almendras said that relocating the plant would push back the schedule of operation of the Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc scheduled in 2015 which could jeopardize the power situation in Luzon. The idea to transfer the planned coal plant a ...

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Bataan coastal waters now free of red tide

BATAAN: The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) reported that Bataan coastal waters are now free of the red tide toxins that cause paralytic poisoning. DA-BFAR said even as Bataan coastal waters are now free Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar and Balite Bay in Davao d ...

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Morong records zero Dengue case

BALANGA CITY Bataan: An intensified campaign against dengue has proven beneficial to Morong town of the province as it has zero case of this viral disease. Data from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) on dengue cases from January to June 16 showed Bataan province recoded 642 cases or 100 percent increase compared to 378 cases during the same period in 2011. However, Morong has no reported dengue case during ...

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Red tide spreads to Zambales bay

By Ding Cervantes SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported yesterday that the month-old red tide plague in the waters of Bataan has already spread to Zambales. “The waters of Bataan and Zambales are positive for paralytic shellfish poison beyond the regulatory limit,” BFAR said in an advisory. BFAR said red tide has been confirmed in Masinloc Bay in Zambales as w ...

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Subic freeport plans extension in Bataan

SUBIC Bay Freeport: The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the local government of Hermosa in Bataan, are firming up plans to include some 200 hectare of land as an extension of the free port. In a recent meeting between Hermosa Mayor Danilo Malana informed SBMA officials that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan has already passed a resolution authorizing certain areas in Hermosa Bataan to be declared as ...

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DA-DAR-DENR joins hands for farmer in Bataan

ORION, Bataan: Some 13,772 farmers from this province will benefit from a project jointly initiated by the department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian reform (DAR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). A 3,970 hectare agricultural and forestry area in this municipality was also chosen to pioneer a local agro-enterprise in the province. DENR will distribute seedlings of A ...

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Bataan freeport sign-in top apparel exporter

MARIVELES, Bataan ---- The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with L&T International, one of the largest exporters in the country. LTGPI is the largest apparel exporter in the Philippines that supplies the clothing products of Polo Ralph Lauren, Carhartt, Dillard’s and Levi’s, among others. Their estimated $30- Million US Dollars investments at the ...

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Former provincial accountant commit suicide

BALANGA City, Bataan: A former provincial accountant allegedly involve in a P250 million housing scam took his own life Monday morning in Pilar Bataan. Police identified the victim as Numeruano Medina, 57 the concurrent administrator of the Bataan Transport Mall (BTM). Investigation said that Medina shot himself with a 45 caliber pistol in the mouth at around 5am Sunday inside his house in Villa Juana Subd. ...

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100 Abucay residents gets DOLE starter kits

BALANGA CITY, Bataan: A total of 100 residents of Abucay, Bataan recently received Starter Kits from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Abucay Mayor Ana Santiago along with DOLE officials headed by Assistant Regional Director Geraldine Panlilio personally handed the kits to the beneficiaries in a simple ceremony held at the municipal hall. Labor regional information officer Jerry Borja said Star ...

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Tropical storm Juaning leaving, Kabayan coming

SUBIC Bay Freeport: The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical, Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday morning that Tropical strom “Juaning” is leaving the country but warned that another storm is brewing. [caption id="attachment_3782" align="alignleft" width="368" caption="At 4:00 am today, Tropical Storm "JUANING" was estimated based on radar, satellite and surface data at 240 ...

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