2 Batangas school grads, top 1 in the customs broker licensure exam

MANILA, Philippines – Two graduates from Batangas schools tied for first place in the last customs broker licensure examination this month. The Professional Regulation Commission said, 873 out of 1,879 test takers passed the exam administered by the Board for Customs Brokers in Manila, Cebu and Davao. The topnotchers, both with scores of 91.50%, were Keith Ann Maramot Casa of Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas and John Ro

Ship ran aground in Batangas during typhoon Paeng

MANILA, Philippines- Another ship ran aground off the coast of Batangas City due to typhoon Paeng, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). According to the PCG report, there are five crew members on board the MV Ecuador who are both in good condition. The ship was carrying no cargo when it ran aground. PCG Station Batangas is also contacting the ship owner to monitor the status of the ship

Paeng is about to hit San Juan, Batangas!

MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Paeng is expected to hit San Juan, Batangas. This is according to PAGASA’s 2 pm bulletin where it maintained wind strength of 95 kilometers per hour and gusts of 130 kilometers per hour. It is moving in the west northwestward direction at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour. It is expected to cross the province of Batangas before exiting Manila Bay and approaching

2 children in Batangas with HFMD virus – DOH

MANILA, Philippines- Laboratory tests confirmed that two children in Batangas have been infected with the hand and foot and mouth disease (HFMD) virus, the Department of Health (DOH) said this Thursday. DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the two are among the nearly 50 patients confirmed to be infected with the virus. According to the DOH, laboratory tests on other patients are still ongoing. Vergeire said that in Batangas, 362

Ship loaded with sugar from Thailand intercepted in Batangas

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Ports Authority in Batangas did not allow a ship carrying sacks of imported sugar to dock at a private dock. According to PPA Batangas Port Manager Joselito Sinocruz, the MV Deryoung Sunflower from Thailand arrived in Batangas on October 19, 2022 with 194,000 bags of sugar. Such a ship wanted to dock at a private port in Bauan but it was not granted by the

Case of hand, foot and mouth disease in Batangas, recorded

BATANGAS- The municipal health office fears that the number of cases of suspected hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the province will increase because it has increased even more in the past four days since October 18. According to San Pascual municipal health officer Dr. Joan Stephanie Matira, more than 40 suspected cases of HFMD have been discovered in San Pascual, Batangas which has gone up to 109 suspected

DOH focuses on the case of foot and mouth disease in Batangas

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is investigating the alleged cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in San Pascual and other parts of Batangas. Health Officer-In-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said HFMD is caused by the coxsackievirus. According to the official, it can be transmitted to other people through droplets. Vergeire added, the secretions like a person’s sweat can even infect a person which will result in

Military, NPA clashed in Batangas!

ROSARIO, Batangas – There was an encounter between soldiers and members of the New People’s Army (NPA) this Wednesday in Barangay Calantas in this town. The team from the 85th Infantry Battalion led by Corporal Jacky Gabayno was patrolling in the forested area when they encountered 15 NPA rebels around 9:20 in the morning. The two sides exchanged fire for 20 minutes but the rebels escaped. The soldiers recovered a