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Local goods starred in Coop Month 2016

Booths dotted Plaza Mayor as the city government kicked off the Cooperative Month celebration on October 10. Led by the City Cooperative Development Office (CCDO), cooperatives from various barangays gathered in Doña Francisca for a foot parade that led to Plaza Mayor. The cooperatives opened a trade fair at Plaza Mayor to showcase local products.…

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‘Ibong Dayo’ lands in ATOP-DOT’s Hall of Fame

For the third time, Balanga City bagged the award for Best Tourism Event – Festival, City Category earning for itself a place in the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines- Department of Tourism)’s ATOP-DOT’s Hall of Fame. In an awarding ceremony held at Royce Hotel, Clark Air Base, Pampanga on October 6, ATOP recognized…

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Mayor Francis marks 42nd birthday with ‘COB family’

Mayor Francis Garcia could not hide his delight after city government employees greeted him on his 42nd birthday on October 5. Selected city employees joined Mayor Francis and his family in a Mass that was held at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral on the morning of October 5. Then, they gathered at Emiliana Hall for a…

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Balanga City to serve as San Fernando, La Union’s governance model

La Union’s San Fernando City visited Balanga City on September 28 and 29 in an attempt to study and replicate this city’s best educational practices. Almost 90 Department of Education (DepED) personnel came to the city where Mr. Rodolfo De Mesa, city administrator and tourism officer, welcomed them at La Vista Inland Resort. San Fernando’s…

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Educ, jobs top Mayor Garcia’s ‘bucket list’

The city’s new administration tackled its priorities in a planning session held at The Plaza Hotel on September 20. Dubbed as Executive-Legislative Agenda (ELA), the said session allowed the new administration to formulate its plan for the next three years. Aside from Mayor Francis Anthony S. Garcia, Vice-Mayor Vianca Lita Gozon and Sangguniang Panlungsod members,…

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Bikers showcased prowess to end tobacco reign

Bikers are going against torrential rain. Such was the sight in the early morning of August 29 as bikers trooped at the Plaza Mayor to participate in the first Ride for Tobacco-Free Generation (Ride for TFG). The said advocacy ride was participated by almost a hundred bikers from various groups in Bataan. Led by the…

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Cong. Joet launches Barangay Day

Second Congressional District Rep. Jose Enrique S. Garcia III surprised community folks as he held his first Congressional Barangay Day in Panilao and Pantingan, Pilar on August 26 and 27 respectively. Patterned after Balanga’s Learning Barangay Week, the event will be held regularly in all towns within Bataan’s second district. The Congressional Barangay Day is…

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COB wows validators during LCC visit

alanga’s city government faced validators from the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) on August 23 and 24, as the city vies for the 2016 National Literacy Award (NLA). The NLA aims to recognize best practices in learning, especially those that bring better quality of life among the grassroot communities. Balanga City would be included in the…

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Balangueños satisfied as Mayor Francis open new BLH

City Mayor Francis Anthony S. Garcia led the inauguration of new Barangay Learning Hubs (BLH) in Cupang Proper and Cataning on August 23. City government officials and leaders of civic organizations attended the blessing of the two learning hubs. The two learning hubs were located close to barangay halls. The learning hub in Brgy. Cupang…

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GENPACT, COB tie up again for BLH project

With more computer units, Balangueños have more gateways to success. The city government received 10 computer units from GENPACT (Generating Impact Philippines) on August 19 as Mayor Francis Anthony S. Garcia strives to propagate Barangay Learning Hub (BLH) to all of Balanga’s communities. The computer units will be deployed to two new learning hubs in…

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