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CITY OF BALANGA (BATAAN)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   In the north by Abucay; east by Manila Bay; west by Bagac and Morong and south by Pilar.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (in Pampanga)
    Nearest seaport:  
Limay, Mariveles and Orion Ports
    Major road networks:  
Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, Olongapo-Gapan Road, Roman Highway

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Wet - May to October, dry - November to April

HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
La Vista Inland Resort, Rolancor Farm, Vicarville Resort, Joyous Resort, Bethsaida Resort, Vetaf's Farm, Crown Royale Hotel, Hillside Garden Mansion, Elison Hotel, M&M Drive Inn, Samat Lodge, Gap Royal Hotel, Dennito Hotel

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Wetland Park

FIETAS AND EVENTS:

         -Town Fiesta (April 28)
         -Bird Festival(October)
         -Bataan Day( April)

ETHNIC GROUPS:

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:   Tagalog

RELEGION:   Roman Catholicism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Aglipay

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:   

       -Tomas del Rosario
        Supreme Court Justice during American Rule

      -Norberto Gonzales
       Former Security Adviser and DND Secretary

     -Jose L. Acuzar
      Businessman

     -Romeo Garduce
      Famous Mountainer

     -Julian Banzon
      National Scientis

     -Pedro Tuazon
      1936-1938 Solicitor General of  Philippines
      1946 Chief Justice of Supreme Court

     -Albert Raymond S. Garcia
      1st District Congressman of Bataan who initiated
      the conversion of Bataan Export Processing Zone (BEPZ)
      to Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB)

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone and internet providers:  
Telephone (PLDT, Digitel, Globe, Smart, Sun); telegraph (PT&T, RCPI, Telefast); courier (DHL, JRS, LBC); postal

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls: 
Bataan MetroMall
                Bataan Sunshine Mall
                Ocampo's Shopping Mall
                Bataan Transport Mall
                Oxygen Center Mall
                Central Plaza Mall
                Fashion Fresh Apparel, Inc. Center Mall,
                Manel's Total Department Store

    Popular establishments:  
Caltex gas station, Shell gas station, Jollibee, Greenwich, Mercury Drug
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:  
Balanga Rural Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce,  Bank of the Philippine Islands, Bataan Development Bank of the Philippines, East West Bank, China Banking Corporation, Guagua Savers Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, LBC, Metrobank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Security Bank,  Planters Dev't Bank,Phil. Rural Bank, Rural Bank of Limay,Rural Bank of BAgac, Rural Bank of Pilar, United Coconut Planters Bank and Unity Bank

UNIVERSITIES:   Bataan Peninsula State University, Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies, Bataan Heroes Memorial College, Microcity Computer Colleges Foundation, Softnet College of Science and Technology, St. Joseph's College, STI College, Tomas Del Rosario College

HOSPITALS:  
BATAAN PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL (level 3), ISAAC & CATALINA MEDICAL CENTER (level 2), BATAAN DOCTOR'S HOSPITAL (level 2), BATAAN ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL (level 3), BATAAN WOMEN'S HOSPITAL (level 2)

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Subic-Clark Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:   22

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Bataan Economic Zone, Hermosa Ecozone and Industrial Park, Subic Hermosa Cyber City, PNOC Petrochemical Indus
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Bureau of Immigration, Department of Trade and Industry, Land Transportation Office, Social Security System
   


LINKS:  

http://www.cityofbalanga.gov.ph

http://www.bataan.gov.ph

 

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