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17-day-old newborn tests positive for coronavirus in Bataan

May 05, 2020 - 1:11 PM

A P20-million coronavirus testing facility is due to open in the province

PHYSICAL DISTANCING. Bataan province, which remains under enhanced community quarantine, enforces physical distancing in public markets. Photo from the Facebook page of Bataan provincial government

Month-old baby from Bataan tests positive for coronavirus

Apr 06, 2020 - 3:01 PM

The child is the youngest COVID-19 patient in Central Luzon, and could so far be the youngest in the Philippines

Photo from Shutterstock

Governor asks Bataan residents to keep diaries for efficient contact tracing

Apr 03, 2020 - 6:15 PM

The governor wants his constituents to write down what they did, places they went, and the names of the people they had contact with

Residents of Barangay Sapa in Samal, Bataan practice physical distancing while availing of services from their village hall. Photo from 1Bataan Facebook page.

DOH confirms second coronavirus case in Bataan

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:02 PM

The provincial health office says the two COVID-19 patients of Bataan lived in the same dormitory in Manila

1 dead, 5 injured as truck hits Bataan workers waiting for shuttle

Mar 18, 2020 - 2:13 PM

Police identify the fatality as 20-year-old Jessica Soriano

TRUCK CRASH. Photo by Danny Cumilang

Bataan placed under state of calamity

Mar 18, 2020 - 8:13 AM

Bataan has recorded one confirmed case of COVID-19, a 32-year-old man from the municipality of Orani

Bataan steps up measures vs coronavirus as it records first case

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:38 AM

The Philippines' 64th COVID-19 patient is a Manila resident who was already showing symptoms when he went to Orani, Bataan, his hometown

Fire leaves 23 families homeless in Orani, Bataan

Mar 04, 2020 - 6:33 PM

Residents suspect the fire started in the house of a couple who, because they had no electricity, used candles at night

BLAZE. A fire breaks out after midnight in Orani, Bataan. Photo from Orani Facebook page

Elementary school teacher in Bataan arrested for molesting 10-year-old student

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:07 AM

The suspect allegedly kissed the student and touched her private parts inside one of the school's comfort rooms, says Hermosa's police chief

Hermosa LGU shuts down Bataan sanitary landfill for environmental violations

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:51 AM

Mayor Jopet Inton personally serves closure order

Hermosa Mayor Jopet Inton Photo by: Mhike Cigaral

Hermosa landfill operator says only EMB can impose environmental laws

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:07 PM

If the Hermosa town mayor wants us to leave, we can turn over the landfill, subject to the recovery of our investments, says Econest

HERMOSA LANDFILL. The sanitary landfill in Hermosa, Bataan operated by Econest Waste Management Corporation.

DENR cites violations of Bataan sanitary landfill operator

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:34 PM

Aside from the environmental violations, the operator of the sanitary landfill has also been called out for not giving Hermosa town its share of the revenues from fees paid by nearby towns

Photo courtesy of Mhike Cigaral

Central Luzon police set up at eco-zones to prevent union organizing

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:48 PM

'Central Luzon remains a major flashpoint for communist insurgency and in the white area operation,' says Central Luzon police chief Brigadier General Rhodel Sermonia

NO TO MILITANT LABOR. Police and economic zone offiicals – led by PNP chief Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa, Brigadier General Rhodel Sermonia, PEZA Director Charito Plaza, and Secretary Carlito Galvez at  the launch of JIPCO at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. Photo courtesy of PRO3 PIO

African swine fever hits 2 Bataan towns

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:34 PM

Random blood samples from pigs in Dinalupihan and Hermosa towns tested positive for African swine fever

OUTBREAK. African swine fever spreads to more cities in the Philippine capital region. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bataan wages 'war' for economy as it celebrates 263rd founding anniversary

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Bataan historical events, traditions, arts, and culture take center stage during the weeklong celebration

263 YEARS. Bataan 2nd District Representative Joet Garcia and Governor Albert Garcia grace the opening of the Galing Bataan Trade Fair at the Capitol quadrangle as part of the weeklong celebration of Bataan's 263rd founding anniversary. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

In Bataan town, drug reformists get second chance in life

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo and PDEA chief Aaron Aquino, co-chairs of the anti-drugs body, visit the Bahay Pagbabago in Bataan that has become the model for the nationwide drug rehabilitation program

2ND CHANCE. Drug reformists in Dinalupihan, Bataan share how the Bahay Pagbabago helped them turn their back from illegal drugs. Screenshot by Rappler

13 Bataan fishermen missing after boat sinks near Scarborough Shoal

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says one other fisherman was rescued

CA declares Bataan city's anti-smoking ordinance unconstitutional

Aug 05, 2019 - 11:41 PM

(UPDATED) 'The City Council of Balanga [has] overstepped Congress by passing an ordinance which imposes more prohibited acts than those specified under [RA 9211],' says the CA

MISLEADING: Bataan Nuclear Power Plant 'wasted by Cory Aquino'

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The Cory Aquino administration decided not to open the $2.3-billion project due to safety and corruption concerns. A court ruling in 2012 also ordered the project broker to return $50 million in ill-gotten wealth.

Gatchalian: Expanded Bataan freeport zone won’t leave 'bona fide residents' homeless

Jun 07, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian assures retired workers and their families that the Bataan freeport bill has safeguards against unlawful eviction

DENR summons Bataan town mayor, councilors over open dumpsite

May 08, 2019 - 9:01 PM

(UPDATED) Environment Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management Benny Antiporda says the open dumpsite in Limay, Bataan, is another Smokey Mountain in the making

TRASH MOUNTAIN. AThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources will be conducting an investigation after it found that the open dumpsite in Limay, Bataan is still being used by the local government despite its closure in 2015. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

From pristine beaches to scenic highlands: 5 budget weekend trips from P2,000 and up

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Here's a short list of weekend adventures that can reinvigorate you by Monday

PANORAMIC. This is one of the views from Cape Engaño’s hill in Palaui

The role of Bataan in Hollywood films

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Bataan has been highlighted in a number of Hollywood films during World War II

On Day of Valor, Robredo tells Filipinos: Be valiant like our forefathers

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:19 AM

The Vice President is attending the 77th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan at the Mount Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, while President Rodrigo Duterte will observe the event in Jolo, Sulu

BE BRAVE. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to live up to their forefathers' bravery during the Fall of Bataan 77 years ago. File photo by OVP

Pasig routs rival Bataan to bag 3x3 crown, P1 million prize

Mar 31, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Joshua Munzon powers Pasig Grindhouse to the inaugural crown of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 basketball tournament

TOP RANKED. Pasig stalwart Joshua Munzon cops the tournament’s best player plum. Photo release

Pasig, Bataan tinker squads for P1M, 3x3 World Tour spots

Mar 30, 2019 - 6:21 PM

League-leading Pasig targets a top 3 finish in the final leg to bag the P1 million prize and book a ticket to the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour

SIDELINED. Former PBA player Dylan Ababou will watch Pasig Grindhouse from the sidelines as he nurses a right calf injury prior to the Chooks 3x3 grand finals. Photo release

Resulta ng Talaang Ginto: Makata ng Taon 2019, inilabas na

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Tunghayan ang paggawad sa mga nagwagi sa Araw ni Balagtas, na gaganapin sa Abril 2 sa Orion Elementary School, Orion, Bataan

Image courtesy of Komisyon sa Wikang Pilipino

Bataan bishop scraps fees for funeral Masses

Mar 13, 2019 - 12:44 PM

This is the latest in a growing trend in the Philippine Catholic Church to scrap the arancel system, or the practice of imposing taxes on 'free' church services

NEW ORDER. Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos scraps fees for funeral Masses in his diocese, which covers the entire province of Bataan. File photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communication

Bataan seizes Chooks 3x3 3rd leg crown from top rival Pasig

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:38 PM

Powered by UAAP standouts, Bataan captures its second leg championship in the 3x3 basketball tournament

CHAMPS AGAIN. Alvin Pasaol and the Bataan Risers regain the upperhand in its brewing rivalry against the Pasig Grindhouse Kings. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Revenge-minded Pasig drops Bataan to top Chooks 3x3 2nd leg

Feb 24, 2019 - 5:47 PM

A Fil-Am crew led by Taylor Statham outlasts the UAAP star core of Bataan in the title round

GETTING EVEN. Taylor Statham and the Pasig Grindhouse Kings avoid another upset loss against against Santi Santillan and Bataan Risers.Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Bataan rules Chooks 3x3 league kickoff

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Risers capture the 3x3 basketball first-leg crown behind UAAP stars Alvin Pasaol, Sean Manganti, Santi Santillan and Anton Asistio

RIVALS TURNED TEAMMATES. These UAAP standouts prove to click as (from left) Adamson's Sean Managanti, La Salle's Santi Santillan, UE's Alvin Pasaol and Ateneo's Anton Asistio bag the 3x3 crown. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Garcias of Bataan vow all-out support for Hugpong ng Pagbabago senators

Feb 13, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Another influential political clan in Central Luzon hosts Sara Duterte and her Senate bets

SUPPORT FOR HNP. Bataan Governor Abet Garcia speaks at the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign rally in Mariveles, Bataan, on February 13, 2019. Screenshots by Rappler

Indian victims of plane crash found in Bataan

Feb 08, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Fliteline Aviation School pilot Captain Navern Nagaraja and his student Kuldeep Singh were onboard a Cessna plane for training when they went missing on February 4

Anti-graft court says enough evidence to convict Baseco president Maligalig

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Sandiganbayan says unless Proceso Maligalig chooses to make a rebuttal, documents submitted to court are enough to declare him guilty of graft and malversation

THE ANTI-GRAFT COURT. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit.

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

Bataan investors defend need for incentives

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The investors raise concerns in a meeting with House officials and the Department of Finance to tackle the tax reforms under the Trabaho bill

Photo courtesy of Speaker Arroyo's office

Philippine Navy successfully tests its first missile system

Aug 09, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The Spike-Extended Range missile 'fired and accurately hit the designated target at approximately 6 kilometers away from the firing platform'

Mandaluyong, Bataan claim victories in MPBL

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:46 PM

The Mandaluyong El Tigre edge the Navotas Clutch while the Bataan Risers nip the GenSan Warriors

LEADER. Ray Parks leads the Mandaluyong El Tigre with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Photo from MPBL


LOOK: Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz's daughter Angelina joins Santacruzan in Bataan

May 24, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The 16-year-old is Reyna Elena in an Orion, Bataan Santacruzan

Balikatan 2018: PH, U.S. hold drill amid China militarization of South China Sea

May 09, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The amphibious landing exercise is held in a naval base in San Antonio, Zambales, which faces the South China Sea and is over 200 kilometers from Scarborough Shoal

BALIKATAN 2018. Philippine and US navies hold an amphibious landing exercise in San Antonio, Zambales at a base facing South China Sea. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Cop dies during PNP-SAF training in Bataan

Apr 27, 2018 - 4:38 PM

(UPDATED) Police Inspector Richardson, a member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 2015, drowns during a water training exercise

DEATH IN TRAINING. Police Inspector Richardson Urmatan dies from a Special Action Force training course in Morong, Bataan. Photo from Urmatan's Facebook page

Goebbels' diary shows he took note of Fall of Bataan

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:57 AM

Entries in Joseph Goebbels' 1942 diary show the propaganda minister taking note of the fall of Bataan and quickly blaming MacArthur, and the Jews behind him

WORLD WAR II. This undated file photo taken during World War II in Germany shows Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (L) standing with his Nazi commanders Hermann Goering (2nd L), Joseph Goebbels (C) and Rudolf Hess (R). Photo from the National Archives/AFP

Duterte on Araw ng Kagitingan: PH freedoms 'imperiled'

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:04 AM

(UPDATED) 'Forces who wish to see a weak and submissive Philippines continue in their unbridled disrespect for the institutions and laws that embody our aspirations as a people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the 76th Day of Valor

6 arrested in Bataan for making fishing dynamites

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The manufacturing of explosives for illegal fishing appears to be a family business, says the Philippine Coast Guard

First transgender lawmaker joins armed forces

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman takes her oath as a reservist officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Valentine's Day

ARMY RESERVE OFFICER. Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman. Photo courtesy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

IN PHOTOS: Turtle release, celebrations at Bataan's Pawikan Festival 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Release of newly-hatched pawikans, sea turtle-themed performances and art exhibits, sand sculptures, and more

Ex-Baseco head to face trial over P3.5-M rent 'kickback'

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Proceso Maligalig, who sat in Baseco's board of directors from 2001 to 2011, is accused of pocketing rental fees

TRIAL. Sandiganbayan orders the trial of former Baseco chief Proceso Maligalig over alleged kickbacks from rental fee. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

News Briefs: May 1, 2017

May 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday May 1

FVR to Duterte: Americans are Filipinos' 'most sincere, patriotic allies'

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:16 PM

During the commemoration of the Bataan Death March former President Fidel Ramos emphasizes the need for PH to maintain its relations with other countries particularly the US

REMEMBERING HEROES. Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos addresses participants of the Freedom March, the last leg of the 3-day trail that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

WATCH: Commemoration of Death March at Bataan Freedom Trail 2017

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Dubbed the Freedom Trail the event features a 160 kilometer ultramarathon a motorcycle and road bike ride and a reenactment of the harrowing events leading up to the Bataan Death March