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#WalangPasok: Gov't offices, courts in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:05 AM

4th UPDATE Malacañang and the Supreme Court both announce work suspensions for Tuesday September 12 as Tropical Depression Maring brings heavy rain

ERC approves Visayas-Mindanao grid interconnection deal

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:05 PM

The goal is to have a single national grid which is expected to help improve the overall security of power supply as sharing of reserves would become possible

INTERCONNECTION SOON. The project is envisioned to be finished by 2020, assuming all regulatory approvals are secured on time. Rappler file image

Kian delos Santos, Kiko, United States and North Korea | Midday wRap

Sep 05, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Another PH Marines chief assigned to guard Scarborough, Benham

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Major General Emmanuel Salamat assumes as head of the AFP s Northern Luzon Command Nolcom the unit responsible for the country s northernmost territory

PMA '85. Major General Emmanuel Salamat (rightmost) is the latest among the members of PMA Class '85 to get a promotion

New Central Luzon police chief orders no-text policy among patrol cops

Sep 01, 2017 - 3:54 PM

What safety would people feel if the policeman standing on the road is just texting? asks Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus the new director of Police Regional Office 3

CENTRAL LUZON POLICE CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus answers questions from reporters after he formally assumed the post of Police Regional Office 3 director on September 1, 2017. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Senators ask Comelec chief to waive bank secrecy rights

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED The Senate committee on banks financial institutions and currencies invites Comelec chief Andres Bautista to attend its next hearing on his controversial bank deposits

ACCUSED. Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista is accused of obtaining ill-gotten wealth. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Customs, Dela Rosa, Cayetano | Evening wRap

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

More electronic toll collection options for Metro Pacific's roads soon

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

For now motorists traversing the NLEX can pay toll fees using their Easy Trip RFID Beep cards as well as Mastercard contactless debit prepaid and credit cards

ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION. Metro Pacific Tollways chairman Manuel Pangilinan tries new electronic toll collection of North Luzon Expressway. Photo courtesy of PayMaya Philippines

BIR investigates Comelec chief, wife Patricia Bautista

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Revenue officials join the National Bureau of Investigation and the Presidential Commission on Good Government in the extensive probe into the claims of unexplained wealth against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

Metro Pacific starts NLEX Harbor Link's R10 section

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The infrastructure conglomerate of Manuel Pangilinan expects to finish construction of the 2 6 kilometer expressway extension in the 1st quarter of 2018

ALMOST DONE. The R-10 Section serves as an extension to the NLEX Harbor Link deal, a 15.57-km expressway from Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City to the C-3 (Circumferential Road 3) in Caloocan City. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Bulacan congresswoman is new deputy speaker for Central Luzon

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Representative Linabelle Villarica in turn will be replaced by Isabela 2nd District Representative Ana Go as chairperson of the House foreign affairs committee

REPLACEMENT. Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica is elected Deputy Speaker for Center Luzon on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She replaces Pampanga 2nd District Representative and former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who was stripped of the post after voting against the death penalty bill. Rappler file photo

3 foreigners arrested for ATM skimming in Pampanga

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The suspects – identified as a Nicaraguan Italian and Romanian – allegedly stole P339 300 from various ATMs in the province

The 3 foreigners suspected to be conducting ATM skimming activities cover their faces with their shirts as they were escorted to the conference room in Camp Olivas. (Photo by Jun A. Malig)

Isko Moreno is chairman of North Luzon Railways Corp

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:32 PM

The former Manila vice mayor was nominated for the post by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte

Central Luzon authorities mull over ID system for Muslims

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:45 PM

In a consultation with local authorities Muslims leaders do not oppose the idea say they want to know more about Paniqui s experience and learn from it

CONSULTATION. Muslim leaders in Central Luzon and members of the Regional Joint Public Safety Coordinating Committee hold a dialogue on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, about combating lawlessness and terrorism in the region. Photo courtesy of PRO3-PIO

JBC interviews set for Duterte's 4th SC appointee

Jun 27, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Up for interviews next week are veteran public lawyers: CA Associate Justice Samuel Gaerlan Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo and Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Gerard Mosquera

Supreme Court of the Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre to SC: Let Luzon, Visayas courts handle Maute cases

May 31, 2017 - 5:53 PM

A change of venue or place of trial is done to avoid a miscarriage of justice

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks parts of Luzon

May 25, 2017 - 10:46 PM

3rd UPDATE Phivolcs says Zambales is the epicenter of the tremor which struck late Thursday evening May 25

NCR survives C. Luzon to arrange final date vs NIR in secondary softball

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Aliza Pichon and Shirlette Maygay lead the NCR softbelles to a 2 1 win against Central Luzon

STRIKE. Aleona Pichon (10) of the National Capital Region misses a hit midway through their semifinals match against Central Luzon at the Camp Fullon Field in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Thursday, April 28.  Photo by: Kenneth Duran/ Rappler

Region III shrugs off rust to end CAR's journey in secondary girls volleyball

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Central Luzon spikers cap the elimination round of the volleyball girls secondary category with a 4 game sweep

HARD HIT. Rachelle Roldan (2) of Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) tries to escape a Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) blocker during their secondary girls volleyball match at the St. Anthony's College gymansium in San Jose de Buenavista on Thursday, April 27. Photo by Kenneth Duran/ Rappler

Western Visayas escapes pesky Central Luzon, Calama-an injured

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Western Visayas pulls away in the final two minutes to win the game but star player Ryan Calama an gets injured

JAM. Western Visayas star Ryan Calama-an dunks the ball but lands badly and injures his ankle. Photo by Joey Dian Claret/Rappler

Palarong Pambansa 2017 rookie clinches gold in long jump event

Apr 25, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Palarong Pambasa rookie Marvin Ramos from Central Luzon bags the top spot in the elementary long jump tournament

ROOKIE. Marvin Ramos bags the gold medal in the Palarong Pambansa 2017 elementary long jump tournament. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Muntinlupa fire triggers SLEX traffic jam

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:20 PM

3rd UPDATE A fire hits a residential area in Muntinlupa causing a transmission tower to lean toward the Alabang flyover and prompting the temporary closure of the Alabang viaduct

PHINMA Energy pins hopes on DOE's new renewable energy policy

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:18 PM

With the tight competition in coal energy the firm plans to focus on renewable energy projects and retail electricity as it waits for the DOE s next renewable energy incentive

Luzon on power 'yellow alert' after series of earthquakes – DOE

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED The NGCP lifts red alert status for the Luzon power grid past 3 pm Monday April 10 But the energy department warns the Luzon grid might not be spared from brownouts this summer due to tight electricity supply

RED ALERT. NGCP says available capacity was set at 9,300 megawatts (MWs) compared to the peak demand of 9,370 MWs. Red alert means there is a power deficiency, while a yellow alert means reserves are thin

Job hunting this summer? Local, national gov't offices have openings

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Young job hunters now are more fortunate than my generation: more LGUs offer summer placements and national agencies announce actively on social media

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. The labor department is mounting job fairs across the country, and the social welfare offices have office work for more than 1.000 young people. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Twin earthquakes rock Metro Manila, nearby provinces

Apr 08, 2017 - 3:30 PM

7th UPDATE Batangas is the epicenter of both earthquakes which measured magnitude 5 6 and 6 0 respectively

Photo courtesy of Ryan Valle

News Briefs: March 8, 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 8

Explosion, fire hit military base in Tarlac

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED The military is still investigating the incident but a spokesman assured the public that the camp was not attacked

FIRE AT THE BARRACKS. Fire hits a military barracks in Camp Aquino in Tarlac. Photo courtesy of Paul Dizon

50% drop in Korean tourists, investors in Central Luzon

Feb 04, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The recent crimes committed against Koreans in the region have made investors nervous says the head of the Korean Community Association in Central Luzon

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2 of 7 cops in robbery-extortion of Koreans clean after all

Feb 01, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Findings of the multi unit police special investigation task group show that PO3 Goemerson Evangelista and PO3 Arnold Nagayo were not among the 7 policemen of the Angeles City Police Station 5 who allegedly victimized 3 Korean tourists

REPRIMAND. Police Director General Ronald 'Bato'€ dela Rosa lectures officials of the Angeles City Police Office about proper supervision of their men. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

New People’s Army, Typhoon Nina, Aleppo attacks | Midday wRap

Dec 27, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Maria Ressa

Typhoon Nina, Leni Robredo, George Michael | Evening wRap

Dec 26, 2016 - 9:09 PM

Watch Rappler s evening newscast with Maria Ressa

Typhoon Nina, Israel-Pakistan, George Michael | Midday wRap

Dec 26, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Maria Ressa

LIVE BLOG: Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten)

Dec 24, 2016 - 6:01 PM

Live updates on Typhoon Nina Nock ten December 2016

PayMaya, Beep to be allowed soon in NLEX, SCTEX

Dec 22, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The operator of the two toll ways expects these payment options to be available in NLEX by early January while SCTEX will follow

MORE OPTIONS. MPTDC is the parent firm of Manila North Tollways Corporation, which operates NLEX and SCTEX. Rappler file photo

Duterte on CPP talks: I conceded too much, too soon

Dec 11, 2016 - 9:05 PM

What more do you ask of us? Maubusan ako ng baraha niyan kung release ako ng release says President Rodrigo Duterte referring to the release of political prisoners being sought by the CPP

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the troops of the North Luzon Command (NolCom) at their headquarters in Camp General Servillano Aquino, San Miguel, Tarlac City on December 11, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Ayala Corp sees 11% growth in net income

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The conglomerate s healthy earnings trajectory is buoyed by contribution from banking real estate and automative businesses

BUOYED. Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala at the annual stockholders meeting of Ayala Corp. on April 19, 2013. Rappler file photo

Netizens shake off recent earthquake with 'hugot' posts

Nov 10, 2016 - 7:33 PM

But they re reprimanded for taking the quake lightly

Magnitude 5.0 quake rocks parts of Luzon

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:10 PM

UPDATED No damage is expected but there will be aftershocks says Phivolcs

PBA targets full All-Star Week with games in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The PBA says it is deviating from the North versus South game as it holds a first ever All Star regional competition

REGIONAL. The PBA All-Star event is set to go regional and last a full week. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DSWD to #LawinPH survivors: Report relief irregularities

Nov 02, 2016 - 3:26 PM

This is why we release this kind of information so the citizens will get involved in running the government The changes that we want will not happen if we don’t take action says DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

RELIEF DISTRIBUTION. DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo leads the distribution of relief goods in Kalinga after Super Typhoon Lawin hit the province. Photo courtesy of DSWD

#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:35 AM

The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

DISASTER PROOF. Residents of Baggao, Cagayan return to their farms after Super Typhoon Lawin hit in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Plan International

#RoadAlert: 42 roads closed due to Typhoon Lawin as of October 21

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:27 AM

Clearing operations are ongoing for the affected road sections according to the Department of Public Works and Highways

Typhoon Lawin: Over 14,000 people in 136 evacuation centers

Oct 20, 2016 - 9:45 AM

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Lawin has affected a total of 13 428 families or 61 126 persons in 118 barangays

EVACUATED. More than 700 residents living along the shoreline take refuge in Alcala Gymnasium after pre-emptive evacuation due to Super Typhoon Lawin in Alcala town, Cagayan. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima)

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Live updates on Typhoon Lawin Haima October 2016

LIVE BLOG: Typhoon Karen (Sarika)

Oct 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Live updates on Typhoon Karen Sarika October 15 2016

DOH to expand school-based dengue immunization to Central Visayas

Oct 05, 2016 - 10:20 AM

But the department will hold itself after 5 years before implementing the program nationwide

Northern Luzon braces for Typhoon Ferdie

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Classes are suspended in Cagayan and Batanes provinces while the Philippine Coast Guard monitors coastal areas for possible storm surges

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

DOF gives NLEX-SLEX Connector Road green light

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation MPIC can push through with the road construction – even without forming a special purposes company SPC

TWO CONNECTOR ROADS. Metro Pacific and San Miguel-Citra propose to build separate roads connecting NLEX and SLEX

May 2016 polls blamed for Luzon power blackouts

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Despite the recent blackouts in Luzon Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi assures the public there is no looming power crisis

2016 ELECTIONS. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says the May 2016 polls is the main reason for the simultaneous shutdown of power plants causing blackouts in Luzon. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler