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Suspected pusher killed in shootout with PDEA in Angeles City

Aug 09, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Authorities are still verifying the real identity of the lone fatality identified only as a certain 'G Brown'

Central Luzon top cop disagrees with Amnesty International report

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:44 PM

The Central Luzon police chief tells human rights group that 4 cops have been killed and 12 seriously injured by suspected drug personalities

9,300 cops deployed to secure Central Luzon for May 13 polls

May 11, 2019 - 3:18 PM

The region has a history of election violence and recorded hundreds of gun ban violations since January

DEPLOYMENT. The PNP increases deployment to prevent a spike in election-related crimes. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NCR highlights dominant Palaro run with basketball gold

May 04, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Bannered by reigning UAAP champions NU Bullpups, NCR makes easy work of Central Luzon to clinch the overall championship for the 15th straight year

CHAMPS AGAIN. The NCR basketball team represented by the NU Bullpups prove too much for Central Luzon. Photo by Adz Bernabe/Rappler


Central Luzon completes Palaro volleyball elims sweep

May 01, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Defending champion Central Luzon caps its perfect 4-0 run with a thrilling triumph over host Davao

TIGHT DUEL. A Davao spiker unleashes an attack against defending champion Central Luzon during their elimination-round battle. Photo by Adz Bernabe/Rappler

3 regions post high rice yields despite El Niño

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Central Luzon, Ilocos, and Cagayan Valley survive the onslaught of El Niño due to proper irrigation, according to their agriculture regional directors

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Pampanga vice governor, Central Luzon police condemn attack on 2 village chiefs

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Barangay captains Nicolas Gardiner and Renato Pacia survive an attack in Minalin town, Pampanga

CRIME SCENE. The vehicle of Barangay Captain Nicolas Gardiner after the attack on him and Barangay Captain Renato Pacia in Minalin town, Pampanga, on March 27, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Renato Pacia

Rise in Central Luzon drug kills? Commanders were 'hardworking' – PNP

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Central Luzon cops kill almost double the number of drug suspects that Metro Manila policemen killed in 2018

DEATHS 'EXPLAINED.' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says there were more killings in anti-drug operations in Central Luzon because the region's police commanders were hardworking. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Central Luzon: New killing fields in Duterte's drug war

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Central Luzon cops kill almost double the number of drug suspects slain by Metro Manila cops in 2018

NEW EPICENTER. Central Luzon surpasses Metro Manila in the Duterte administration's war on drugs in terms of deaths in police operations.

6 dead in Central Luzon due to measles

Feb 12, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Bulacan has the most number of suspected cases of measles in Central Luzon, followed by Pampanga, according to DOH Region 3

33 killed in Central Luzon since start of election gun ban

Jan 29, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Most of them were killed during shootout with authorities while evading checkpoints, says Central Luzon police director Chief Superintendent Joel Napoleon Coronel

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Ex-NCR deputy chief Coronel is now Central Luzon police director

Nov 20, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Chief Superintendent Joel Napoleon Coronel, who was deputy director for operation in Metro Manila, replaces Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus in Central Luzon

PROMOTION. Newly installed Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel addresses the police officers in Camp OLivas, Pampanga. Photo courtesy of PRO3-PIO

Youth groups slam electioneering of Bong Go, Ejercito at NYC event

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'We remind the National Youth Commission that as a government agency you should uphold neutrality and not use any of your programs as a venue for political gain,' says the Parliament of Youth Leaders

Duterte declares state of calamity in CAR, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The proclamation is intended to hasten relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by members of his cabinet upon his arrival at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018 for a situation briefing to discuss the disaster response measures on the aftermath of Typhoon 'Ompong.' KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DSWD sends response teams to regions for Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM

These teams will help manage evacuation centers in areas most affected by Ompong (Mangkhut)

OMPONG PREPARATIONS. The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office in the Cordillera Administrative Region taps police to help deliver 1,000 family food packs. Photo from DSWD Region 2

Over 13,800 Filipinos in Luzon evacuate due to monsoon

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units provide around P9.16 million in aid to affected residents

PNP forms team to probe killing of Nueva Ecija priest Richmond Nilo

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde also orders all local police chiefs to reach out to priests and ask if they face threats

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde speaks in a press conference in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Accident that amputated swimmer’s leg led to his Palaro 2018 journey

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Mark Salazar, 12-year-old ortho-amputee swimmer at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games, hopes his story will inspire others like him to keep on dreaming

THE SWIMMER. Mark Salazar of the Central Luzon delegation walks with his crutches after his breaststroke competition on April 18, 2018. All screenshots by Rappler

CLSU gets P10-M grant for education of mega drug rehab patients

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija develops instructional modules for patients who want to complete their education or learn livelihood skills

MEGA DRUG REHAB. Starting 2018, the Commission on Higher Education will implement a project for drug dependents in the mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija. File photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

CPP-Central Luzon blames ‘Duterte regime’ for Fr. Paez’s death

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:10 AM

The statement of the Communist Party of the Philippines says President Duterte considers their group as a serious threat to his power

BLAMED. In this combo photo are cadres of the New People's Army and President Duterte.

Priest killed in Nueva Ecija

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:53 AM

(UPDATED) The incident happened hours after Fr Marcelito Paez assisted in facilitating the release of a political prisoner in Cabanatuan, says rights group Karapatan

KILLED. Fr Marcelito Paez, coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines in Central Luzon, is gunned down in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija, on December 4, 2017. Photo from the Commission on Social Communication, Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija

Bohol braces for 15-hour blackout on December 2

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The Saturday blackout, one of the handfuls the tourist destination province has experienced this year, is due to a scheduled maintenance work by NGCP

#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

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

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)

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

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

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

News Briefs: March 8, 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 8

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

#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

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

PNP chief to LGU execs in drug trade: Prepare for war

Jul 08, 2016 - 5:01 PM

We ll wage war against them There s no other way to end our problems PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa declares in Bataan

REFORMATION CENTER. PNP chief Ronald Dela Rosa graces the opening of a reformation center in Limay, Bataan, on July 8, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Surprise drug test on Central Luzon cops; 1 officer positive

Jul 06, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino PRO3 regional director says the officer will be charged administratively and eventually dismissed from service

SURPRISE! Police officers undergo a surprise drug test after their command conference at the multi-purpose hall of Camp Olivas in Pampanga on July 4, 2016 Photo courtesy of PRO3 PIO

Central Luzon police chief: Shame campaign vs drug dealers, or death

Jun 21, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino says drug dealers must heed warnings to shape up or else they would get killed if they fight back

Central Luzon warned of possible power problems May 9

May 08, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Some affected landowners in Nueva Ecija stop NGCP from conducting clearing operations of untrimmed trees and plants underneath transmission lines

CRUCIAL. Planting of trees and other activities beneath transmission lines adversely affect power delivery to Central Luzon, NGCP says. File photo by Rappler

Central Luzon police chief: Cops ready for May 9 polls

May 07, 2016 - 9:23 PM

The Police Regional Office 3 sets up a monitoring and action center in preparation for the elections

READY. The Central Luzon police are all set for the May 9 polls, following the set up of an election monitoring and action center in Camp Olivas. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Applicants use fake height waiver certificates to enter police service

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The National Police Commission is investigating all other applicants after one was found to have forged the signature of Napolcom Region II Director Danilo Pacunana

Calabarzon defeats Central Luzon to win Palaro secondary basketball title

Apr 16, 2016 - 2:29 PM

Thanks to a 33 19 third quarter led by the stellar play of Evan Nelle and Sam Abu Hijleh the San Beda laden Calabarzon routed its opponents

Central Luzon athlete shows resiliency amid physical adversity

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Ma Cielo Dimain Honasan has had to overcome much since birth She remains resilient and dreams of one day competing in the Asian Games

LIVING A DREAM. Ma. Cielo Honasan (2nd from left) together with her coach Ragie Dioniso (third from left), assistant coach Lamberto Nicolas (R), chaperon and Elvie Mangahas. Photo by Ricky V. Tid/Rappler

PH begins school-based dengue immunization

Apr 04, 2016 - 4:04 PM

Critics however slam the health department for its unusual decision to provide the dengue vaccine to millions of Filipino children just a few months after getting regulatory approval

SCHOOL-BASED IMMUNIZATION. A student from Parang Elementary School gets a shot of Dengvaxia, the world's first-ever dengue vaccine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#PHVote: Agriculture, education top priorities for Nueva Ecija local bets

Mar 29, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Antonino and vice gubernatorial candidate Raymond Sarmiento bare their platforms during the Central Luzon State University s local debate

YOUTH VOTE. Gubernatorial candidate and incumbent 4th district representative of Nueva Ecija Rodolfo Antonino answers questions from the students of CLSU. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

Angeles City mayor endorses Duterte

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:08 AM

Angeles Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan expresses support for Rodrigo Duterte s candidacy after ally Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda declared her backing of administration bet Mar Roxas

Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan raises the hand of Rodrigo Duterte during a rally in the city on March 19. (Photo courtesy of the Facebook page of Rochelle Arayata Aguilar, Duterte supporter)

Smallest among giants: New Rafflesia species discovered in PH

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:03 PM

A degraded dam watershed in Central Luzon yields a suprise: The smallest species of Rafflesia the world s biggest flower

NEW SPECIES. A photo of Rafflesia consueloae. Image courtesy Edwino S. Fernando