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Vaccinations against polio and measles kick off in Bataan 3 PHL ‘smoke-free champions’ feel proud of achievement SEATCA ‘Smoke-free City’ Award given to Balanga City Mayor Joet Wants Balanga as PHL’s  Emerging Hub for Knowledge-Based Businesses First Organic Trading Post In Bataan Opens In Balanga City
 
Vaccinations against polio and measles kick off in Bataan

Vaccinations against polio and measles kick off in Bataan

BALANGA City - The Bataan Provincial and Balanga City health offices on Monday’s flag-raising ceremonies launched the “Tigdas – German Measles – and Oral Polio Vaccine Mass Immunization” program in separate ceremonies. Gov. Albert Raymond Garcia and brother City Mayor Jose Enrique S. Garcia, III administered oral polio vaccines to some infants at the Bataan [...]

Vaccinations against polio and measles kick off in Bataan
3 PHL ‘smoke-free champions’ feel proud of achievement

3 PHL ‘smoke-free champions’ feel proud of achievement

BALANGA City - Three city mayors in the country considered as “smoke-free champions” on Thursday expressed elation over their achievement, saying a big majority of their constituents support their program of attaining a 100 percent smoke-free environment. Mayors Maloney Samaco of Maasin City, Leyte; Jose Enrique Garcia, III of Balanga City, Bataan and Bentham dela [...]

3 PHL ‘smoke-free champions’ feel proud of achievement
SEATCA ‘Smoke-free City’ Award given to Balanga City

SEATCA ‘Smoke-free City’ Award given to Balanga City

Balanga City, Bataan, Philippines/27 August 2014 - The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) presented the SEATCA 'Smoke-free City' Award to Balanga City Mayor Joet Garcia, for "Exemplary commitment to protecting the health of its people by making all enclosed places and outdoor places 100% smoke-free." Last year, the award was given to the City [...]

SEATCA ‘Smoke-free City’ Award given to Balanga City
Mayor Joet Wants Balanga as PHL’s  Emerging Hub for Knowledge-Based Businesses

Mayor Joet Wants Balanga as PHL’s Emerging Hub for Knowledge-Based Businesses

Mayor Jose Enrique S. Garcia, III on Thursday announced the new vision of the local government of transforming the component city into an emerging hub for knowledge-based businesses in the Philippines. Speaking before 4,000 parents, teachers and students, the city mayor said that they have revised the old vision of University Town 2020, that of Balanga [...]

Mayor Joet Wants Balanga as PHL’s  Emerging Hub for Knowledge-Based Businesses
First Organic Trading Post In Bataan Opens In Balanga City

First Organic Trading Post In Bataan Opens In Balanga City

This component city on Friday opened the first Organic Trading Post in Bataan to encourage residents to patronize organically-raised fruits and vegetables and for more farmers to go into organic farming. City Vice-Mayor Noel Valdecanas said they launched “Go Organic Farming” out of love for the environment. “Ang paggamit ng kemikal ay hindi lamang masama sa [...]

First Organic Trading Post In Bataan Opens In Balanga City
Vaccinations against polio and measles kick off in Bataan

Vaccinations against polio and measles kick off in Bataan

01 September 2014

BALANGA City - The Bataan Provincial and Balanga City health offices on Monday’s flag-raising ceremonies launched the “Tigdas – German Measles – and Oral Polio Vaccine Mass Immunization” program in separate ceremonies. Gov. Albert Raymond Garcia and brother City Mayor Jose Enrique S. Garcia, III administered oral polio vaccines to some infants at the Bataan [...]

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3 PHL ‘smoke-free champions’ feel proud of achievement

3 PHL ‘smoke-free champions’ feel proud of achievement

30 August 2014

BALANGA City - Three city mayors in the country considered as “smoke-free champions” on Thursday expressed elation over their achievement, saying a big majority of their constituents support their program of attaining a 100 percent smoke-free environment. Mayors Maloney Samaco of Maasin City, Leyte; Jose Enrique Garcia, III of Balanga City, Bataan and Bentham dela [...]

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SEATCA ‘Smoke-free City’ Award given to Balanga City

SEATCA ‘Smoke-free City’ Award given to Balanga City

28 August 2014

Balanga City, Bataan, Philippines/27 August 2014 - The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) presented the SEATCA 'Smoke-free City' Award to Balanga City Mayor Joet Garcia, for "Exemplary commitment to protecting the health of its people by making all enclosed places and outdoor places 100% smoke-free." Last year, the award was given to the City [...]

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Mayor Joet Wants Balanga as PHL’s  Emerging Hub for Knowledge-Based Businesses

Mayor Joet Wants Balanga as PHL’s Emerging Hub for Knowledge-Based Businesses

09 August 2014

Mayor Jose Enrique S. Garcia, III on Thursday announced the new vision of the local government of transforming the component city into an emerging hub for knowledge-based businesses in the Philippines. Speaking before 4,000 parents, teachers and students, the city mayor said that they have revised the old vision of University Town 2020, that of Balanga [...]

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First Organic Trading Post In Bataan Opens In Balanga City

First Organic Trading Post In Bataan Opens In Balanga City

04 July 2014

This component city on Friday opened the first Organic Trading Post in Bataan to encourage residents to patronize organically-raised fruits and vegetables and for more farmers to go into organic farming. City Vice-Mayor Noel Valdecanas said they launched “Go Organic Farming” out of love for the environment. “Ang paggamit ng kemikal ay hindi lamang masama sa [...]

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Balanga City Mayor Attends 9th Global Program on Tobacco Control

Balanga City Mayor Attends 9th Global Program on Tobacco Control

30 June 2014

City Mayor Jose Enrique “Joet” Garcia III recently graduated from a short course in Johns Hopkins University in the United States regarding tobacco control participated by delegates from 25 countries worldwide. Speaking before local newsmen here in a rare press conference at his office, Garcia reported that among the 109 delegates from different countries, he was [...]

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Balanga City holds colorful 116th Independence Day celebration

Balanga City holds colorful 116th Independence Day celebration

12 June 2014

This only-component city in Bataan held on Wednesday a colourful and advance celebration of the 116th Independence Day observed in the country on June 12. The early morning program started with a long parade participated in by various sectors, with representatives of clusters of the city government attired in Spanish-era costumes. Guest of Honor and Speaker Dr. [...]

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Balanga Hopes To Lessen Floods This Year

Balanga Hopes To Lessen Floods This Year

09 June 2014

The City Government of Balanga hopes to reduce incidents of flooding in the city and minimize their adverse effects when the rainy season comes this year. Employing a two-pronged approach, the city government has invested on infrastructure to control flooding and reforestation to prevent it. Learning from the devastation wreaked by floods caused not so much [...]

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