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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

News Briefs: March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday March 23

Death March survivor relives WWII experience in book's new edition

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Cadet Soldier Guerrilla Fighter will be presented at Ayala Museum s First World War II Film Festival on Saturday March 4

Franciscans to Bataan coal plants: Don't get rich at expense of public health

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:22 PM

On Monday February 27 affected residents will march to Limay municipal hall to call on the local government to shut down the coal fired power plants

Coal isn’t cool: Bataan students, residents take plight to Facebook

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:39 AM

The group ‘Coal is not cool’ serves as a communication hub for communities affected by coal fired power plants and their supporters

Families near Bataan coal plant face displacement

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:21 PM

The provincial government of Bataan says that it would provide housing for 250 affected families within the next 3 to 5 months

COAL PLANT. The SMC Consolidated Power Corp (SMCCPC) plant and a coal-fired power plant of the Petron Bataan Fuel Refinery - both SMC subsidiaries - are located in Limay town in Bataan province. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Rappler Talk: #ClimateActionPH and Bataan's battle vs coal

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:31 PM

A community in Bataan complains of health problems that were allegedly caused by the power plants in their area

LIVE BLOG: #ClimateActionPH Workshop in Bataan

Feb 17, 2017 - 11:44 PM

Here are the highlights of the workshop

Bataan community asks Gina Lopez to close SMC coal plant

Feb 15, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Residents complain of health problems including skin and respiratory diseases that are allegedly caused by San Miguel Corporation s power plant in Limay

Duterte signs EO 13 to 'intensify' fight vs illegal gambling

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:04 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders law enforcement agencies PAGCOR and freeport authorities to report on the progress of the fight against illegal gambling every 6 months

WORKING PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte reads documents during the 12th Cabinet meeting at the Palace. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Recto: Don't use Malampaya funds for Bataan nuke plant revival

Nov 22, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto says the funds can instead be used for an independent scientific study on the economic and technical feasibility of completing the plant

REVIVAL. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte approves reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

Consult scientists on Bataan Nuclear Power Plant – Recto

Nov 12, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto makes the suggestion following reports that President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the rehabilitation of the BNPP

NUCLEAR PLANT. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

DSWD to trekkers: Don't risk your lives during disasters

Oct 16, 2016 - 6:40 PM

More than 120 stranded mountaineers are rescued in Bataan and Benguet after the onslaught of Typhoon Karen Sarika

STAY SAFE. DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo calls on the youth, mountaineers to avoid climbing mountains when there's a typhoon

BNPP: Not about nuclear; it’s about trust and accountability

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The discussion on the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant should not be equated with the discussion of nuclear power feasibility

REOPENING? The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

Rappler Talk: Geraldine Roman on fighting discrimination

Sep 15, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Why is there a need for an anti discrimination bill? Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman explains

DOE: Nat'l consensus needed to reopen Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:12 PM

DOE Undersecretary Donato Marcos says Secretary Alfonso Cusi has not issued a direct order to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

REOPENING? The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

In Bataan, slogans, posters also used in fight vs drugs

Sep 04, 2016 - 3:57 PM

The Bataan Provincial Police believes communities must be fully involved in order to effectively rid the province of the drug menace

YOUTH ARTISTS. Winners of the anti-drug slogan and poster-making contest in Bataan led by first placer Ace Espinosa of Balanga City show their art pieces to newsmen and photographers. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Philippines eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Spokesman Ernesto Abella: Officials are considering all options for sustainable and affordable energy and reviving the Bataan Nuclear Plant is being considered

BATAAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. This photo taken on May 18, 2011, shows the main control room of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, in Bataan. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

2 drug suspects killed in Bataan, cop injured

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Just last week at least 7 alleged drug dealers were killed in shootouts with cops in different parts of Central Luzon

DSWD chief reports aid given to families affected by monsoon

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo continues to ask citizens who have not received assistance to coordinate with concerned DSWD offices in their regions

Rappler file photo of DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo.

'They fired first': 2 suspected drug pushers killed in Bataan

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Bataan Provincial Police Office says the suspects fired on undercover cops prompting the authorities to shoot back during a buy bust operation in Dinalupihan town

Netizens question Noli de Castro for 'discriminatory' remark

May 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Veteran broadcaster Noli de Castro earns the ire of many netizens after supposedly making a discriminatory remark against Bataan 1st District Representative elect Geraldine Roman

Transgender politician makes history, wins congressional seat

May 10, 2016 - 3:42 AM

Geraldine Roman wins the first legislative district seat of Bataan to become the first transgender to ever be elected in the House of Representatives

Photo from Geraldine Roman's Facebook page

Transgender politician poised for historic win in Catholic Philippines

May 04, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Geraldine Roman campaigning to represent Bataan in the House of Representatives could be the first transgender lawmaker in the mainly Catholic Philippines

WITH THE PEOPLE. This photo taken on April 30, 2016 shows legislator candidate Geraldine Roman (C-in yellow) greeting supporters during a campaign trip to the town of Orani, Bataan. Ted Aljibe/AFP

On Labor Day, Binay vows 12 million jobs by 2022

May 02, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also says P950 billion to P1 trillion will be spent on infrastructure projects every year

Binay promises to create 12M jobs by 2022

May 01, 2016 - 11:49 AM

The United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer said that two million jobs would become available for Filipinos every year between 2016 and 2022

In this file photo, Vice President Jejomar Binay speaks to the crowd during a campaign rally in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Hensell Hebaya/Rappler

Poe to Duterte: Why blame me? Disprove bank account

Apr 27, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Grace Poe whom Duterte has taken over in presidential preference polls challenges the Davao mayor to open to public scrutiny the account in question

PROVE IT. Senator Grace Poe dares her closest rival Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to disprove allegations that he has a P211 million secret bank account.

Protect Mother Earth, don't vote for Marcos – environmentalists

Apr 20, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Activists recall the destructive projects of the late President Ferdinand Marcos but vice presidential bet Marcos Jr boasts of the climate change and green building bills he has filed in the Senate

'Bayot, bakla' don't mean 'weak,' transgender bet tells Duterte

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:12 PM

If he wants to be president of the country he has to be the president of everybody says Geraldine Roman the ruling LP s congressional candidate in the 1st district of Bataan

RESPECT. The LP's bet to represent the 1st district of Bataan calls on Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to respect the LGBT community in his choice of words. Rappler screenshot

Aquino on Day of Valor: Remember history at this crucial time

Apr 09, 2016 - 8:29 PM

President Benigno Aquino III emphasizes the crucial crossroads the nation faces on May 9 when Filipinos elect their new set of leaders

DAY OF VALOR. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech at the 74th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) on April 9, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Citicore Power inaugurates new 18 MW solar plant in Bataan

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:21 PM

This is Citicore’s second successfully completed solar plant this year

photos from Megawide Corp

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant impossible to revive – Marcos Jr

Mar 02, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The vice presidential candidate however says that setting up a nuclear power plant in the Philippines is still a viable and practical

Why revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant?

Jan 10, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Pro nuclear energy advocates say reviving the mothballed plant is a cheaper alternative

The facade of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Who is running in Central Luzon | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Central Luzon

INFOGRAPHIC: Things to do in Morong, Bataan

Aug 10, 2015 - 11:35 AM

The go to exclusive family destination north of Manila

Coal power plants in Bataan commit human rights violations

Aug 05, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Ash fall is just the tip of the iceberg Residents of a Bataan town are facing violence and harassment amidst the fight against their eviction from their own land to accommodate the new coal fired power plants

Clinker and ash from coal are seen in seabeds in Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan. Photo by Ayeen Karunungan/ Rappler

Customs preparing new fuel-marking scheme to fight smuggling

Jul 26, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The scheme is estimated to net an additional P13 6 billion in government revenue from curbing smuggling particularly in Bataan ports

Energy chief Petilla confirms resignation

Apr 29, 2015 - 8:33 AM

UPDATED Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says no one pressured him to resign Petilla will not leave the agency until his suitable replacement is found

Bataan's 'last living Czech defender' honored

Apr 25, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Karel Aster 95 worked as a US volunteer in the Philippines during World War II and suffered as Japan s prisoner of war

BATAAN DEFENDER. Karel Aster, 95, worked as a US volunteer in the Philippines during World War II. Photo courtesy of the Czech Embassy in the Philippines

Regulatory body pushed to study Bataan Nuclear Power Plant revival

Apr 20, 2015 - 4:10 PM

The body will also address the safety concerns raised by various sectors against reviving the power facility the energy chief says

US envoy honors SAF 44

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:02 PM

We honor the SAF members who laid down their lives to protect us all against a modern scourge – international terrorism says Ambassador Philip Goldberg

DAY OF VALOR: US ambassador Philip Goldbert joins President Benigno S. Aquino III in the 73rd Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) at the Dambana ng Kagitingan, Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

#SalamatSaSerbisyo: Tribute to men and women of valor

Apr 09, 2015 - 11:07 AM

Share photos of heroes you personally know – your grandfather mother or father sister brother or friend – who have served the country well or continue to put their lives on the line for the sake of the motherland

#ArawNgKagitingan: Calendar of activities

Apr 08, 2015 - 5:34 PM

Participate in the commemorative events organized by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office to immortalize the valor of the country s veterans

CONVERSATION: #ArawNgKagitingan: What will our fallen heroes say to Aquino?

Apr 08, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Share quotes from the works of heroes their historical acts and principles they fought for which are relevant in dealing with pressing national issues of the day

Free history talks on legacy of Bataan

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Bataan Legacy Historical Society’s mission is to educate the public on the historical significance of Bataan and World War II in the Philippines by presenting the war from different perspectives

Central Luzon: Preparing for disasters while the sun is up

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Is your LGU preparing for disasters even before they strike? Share your stories and help save lives

UP Sandigan dares you to ‘Move’

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:14 PM

UP Sandigan will hold its 4th Dare YOUth To Move medical mission from August 1 3 in Kanawan Bataan

Typhoon #GlendaPH batters south Luzon

Jul 16, 2014 - 5:11 AM

5th UPDATE Metro Manila spared of direct hit but still battered by strong rain winds; One person killed so far and hundreds of thousands are sheltered in evacuation centers

TOPPLED. Traffic signs along EDSA are brought down due to the strong winds brought by Typhoon Glenda. Photo by Josh Albelda