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Philippines, ADB sign $1.3-B loan deal for Malolos-Clark Railway

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The Malolos-Clark Railway is seen to cut travel time from Manila to the Clark International Airport to less than an hour

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Pampanga businessman Levy Laus, 2 others dead in Bulacan helicopter crash

Apr 25, 2019 - 1:47 PM

(4th UPDATE) A helicopter owned by Liberato 'Levy' Laus crashes into a fishpond in Malolos City, Bulacan. Laus, his aide, and the pilot die in the crash.

CRASH SITE. Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection try to salvage the wreckage of the crashed helicopter in a fishpond at Barangay Anilao in Malolos, Bulacan on Thursday, April 25. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tutuban to Malolos PNR construction starts

Feb 15, 2019 - 1:16 PM

The railway project is expected to reduce travel time between Manila and Malolos from over one hour and 30 minutes to just 35 minutes once fully operational

GROUNDBREAKING. Philippine and Japanese government officials and stakeholders officially start the construction of the Philippine National Railways Clark 1 project from Tutuban to Malolos. Photo from DOTr

Malolos court affirms conviction and jail time vs Palparan, 2 soldiers

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Palparan’s subordinates wanted lesser jail time for surrendering voluntarily, but this plea is denied by the court

KIDNAPPING SENTENCE. General Jovito Palparan inside his cell at Recreational and Diagnostic Center of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on 4 October 2018. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

People of the Philippines vs Jovito Palparan

Sep 17, 2018 - 5:11 PM

In this video, reporter Patricia Evangelista and filmmaker Kiri Dalena lay out the case against retired major general Jovito Palparan, accused of kidnapping and serious illegal detention

PALPARAN. Jovito Palparan being interviewed after a hearing. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Palparan's guilty verdict: Who is Malolos Judge Alexander Tamayo?

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

During his first year presiding over Branch 15, Tamayo found Armando Padilla guilty of raping his 11-year-old daughter, sentencing him to death. The case was appealed and the sentence was reduced to life imprisonment.

Posters of kidnapped UP students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Jovito Palparan found guilty

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:44 AM

(UPDATED) Palparan’s co-accused Lieutenant Colonel Felipe Anotado and S/Sgt Edgardo Osorio are also found guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention. The 3 are sentenced to 40 years in prison.

DETAINED. Senatorial candidate and retired Major General Jovito Palparan. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros dies at 71

May 11, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros had a years-long bout with prostate cancer

LAST MAJOR APPEARANCE. Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros embraces his former right-hand man, Monsignor Bartolome Santos Jr, when Santos was ordained a bishop on April 30, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NEDA eyes 6 big infra project rollouts, 8% GDP growth in 2018

Dec 14, 2017 - 6:10 PM

These projects include the Metro Manila Subway and Phase 1 of the Mindanao Railway which would encompass the Tagum-Davao-Digos Segment

ECONOMIC PLANNING. NEDA officials led by Socioeconomic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia (5th from right) discuss upcoming infrastructure and other economic issues at NEDA's 2017 year-end briefing held in Pasig on December 14. Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Major railways, national transport policy get NEDA Board approval

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

For majority of the approved infrastructure projects the mode of financing is changed from public private partnership PPP to official development assistance ODA

11 DEALS. Some of the projects approved are major railways and an airport expansion deal. Photo by Malacanang

Coming soon: Train ride from Tutuban to Malolos in 35 minutes

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The 38 kilometer railway which promises a safe speedy and sustainable mode of transportation is expected to begin construction in 2019 with operations eyed between 2021 and 2022

35 MINUTES. Travel time from Tutuban in Manila to Malolos, Bulacan will only take 35 minutes once the North-South Commuter Rail Project is completed. Photo from the JICA YouTube channel

Church in Bulacan runs 27-year-old drug rehab program

Jan 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Despite efforts like this President Rodrigo Duterte asks Catholic leaders Meron ba kayong isang bahay lang maski limang kuwarto para rehab?

CHURCH-RUN REHAB. This file photo dated April 5, 2016, shows former drug addicts during a Bible sharing session in Galilee Home, a rehabilitation center run by the Catholic Church in Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Galilee Home

Duterte gov't calls off auction for South Line of North-South Railway

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the Tutuban Sorsogon railway will now be financed through official development assistance ODA from China or Japan

BIGGEST RAILWAY. Phase 2 of the North-South Commuter Railway will connect Tutuban in Manila to the southern peripheries of Metro Manila and a long-haul network to the Bicol region. Photo from

Japan eyes 'safe, punctual' trains for Philippines

Aug 12, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Japan s P110 billion loan for the Malolos Tutuban railway is one of the biggest Japanese yen loans ever

PRIDE OF JAPAN. This photo taken on June 8, 2016, shows a Shinkansen bullet train running in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese train system is known for its safety and punctuality, an official says. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Special holidays in 5 areas in August, September – Malacañang

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Presidential proclamations 26 to 30 declare non working holidays in Davao City Digos City Bulacan Los Baños and Tacurong City

Railways are not the way out of Manila traffic mess – expert

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Putting in more railways is important but should not be the priority because they take time says transportation expert Rene Santiago

Philippine citizenship: From jus soli to jus sanguinis

Mar 26, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The Grace Poe case reminds us that citizenship is not a static but rather a dynamic political concept

Photo from the Ateneo de Manila University website

PH gets P93-B Japan loan for Tutuban-Malolos railway project

Nov 20, 2015 - 10:55 AM

The Japanese Embassy says the Tutuban Malolos railway aims to ease serious traffic congestion

STRATEGIC PARTNERS. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2-L) and his wife Akie (L) with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (2-R) and his sister Maria Elena Aquino-Cruz (R) at the welcoming dinner for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, Philippines, on November 18, 2015. Photo by Wally Santana/Pool/EPA

Justices condemn killing of Bulacan judge

Nov 12, 2015 - 8:32 AM

2nd UPDATE Unidentified men gun down Malolos Bulacan Regional Trial Court Branch 84 Presiding Judge Wilfredo Nieves on November 11

MOURNING. Supreme Court justices "express their outrage and sadness" over the killing of Wilfredo Nieves.

Court OKs Palparan transfer to army custodial center

Sep 15, 2014 - 11:32 AM

2nd UPDATED The Malolos Regional Trial Court grants the former army major s request to be detained at the Philippine Army Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio

Palparan asks for military detention

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Palparan s motion asks the court to transfer him either to the Philippine Army Custodial Center PACC in Fort Bonifacio or at the detention center of the Intelligence Agency of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ISAFP in Camp Aguinaldo

Policemen file in front of the Bulacan Regional Trial Court in Malolos during the hearing of the case against former Maj Gen Jovito Palparan Jr., 1 September 2014. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

NBI defied our order, says court

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:50 PM

But a Malolos court says it won t punish the NBI

Palparan in Bulacan jail? De Lima cites ‘constraints’

Aug 13, 2014 - 4:26 PM

The Justice Secretary assures the public no special treatment will be given to the former general but adds his security is the government s top priority

MOVING? Retired Major General Jovito Palparan faces media after his arrest on Tuesday, August 13. File photo by Rappler

What the PH constitutions say about the national language

Aug 07, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Trace the evolution of the ‘national language’ based on past Philippine constitutions leading to the 1987 Charter

FAST FACTS: The life and legacy of Apolinario Mabini

Jul 23, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Learn more about the man who helped shape the young Philippine Republic and inspired Filipinos to fight for independence

El Shaddai to release 'unity vote' Sunday

Apr 06, 2013 - 1:10 PM

El Shaddai widely perceived to vote as bloc is set to announce its preferred list of senatorial candidates on Sunday April 7

WHO WILL BE BLESSED? El Shaddai, widely perceived to vote as bloc, is set to announce its preferred list of senatorial candidates tomorrow.

Bulacan candidates sign peace covenant

Mar 23, 2013 - 10:37 PM

The governor though unopposed in his re election bid signs a unity pact with competing mayoral bets in the cities of Malolos and Meycauayan

5 more bishops campaigning vs ‘Team Patay’

Mar 06, 2013 - 3:20 PM

The dioceses of Lipa in Batangas San Pablo in Laguna Malolos in Bulacan San Jose in Occidental Mindoro and Boac in Marinduque will also hang Team Patay and Team Buhay posters

Independence Day in photos

Jun 12, 2012 - 8:27 PM

How did the Philippines mark Independence Day 2012?

PNoy: Impeachment boosts democracy

Jun 12, 2012 - 8:00 AM

Dismissed chief justice Renato Corona s conviction upholds the Constitution which is a hallmark of Philippine independence the President says