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LOOK: New Clark City Sports Complex 'on track' for 2019 SEA Games

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The sprawling 9,500-hectare development includes a 20,000-seater athletics stadium, a 2,000-seater aquatics center, and an athletes' village

ATHLETIC STADIUM. The track and field oval of the athletic stadium at the New Clark City Sports Complex, one of the venues for the 30th SEA Games. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

4 dead in Pampanga car crash

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Police say the car caught fire after crashing into an open canal in Clark Freeport

Businessman files cyber libel complaint vs CDC chief

Oct 15, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Renato Mendiola Jr insists that he is a 'legitimate businessman' and not an 'influence peddler,' as insinuated by Clark Development Corporation in a notice to the public posted on its Facebook page

CDC CHIEF. Clark Development Corporation chief Noel Manankil addresses a forum. Photo from the BCDA Facebook page

Be decision-makers, ex-New Zealand PM Clark urges youth

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:45 PM

'You have to start looking at how you can enter the political structures, how you will bring your ideas into them,' former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark tells young citizens

Ateneo community and other participants gather at Gate 2.5 to join the Global Climate Strike. Photos by Dom Aumentado/Rappler

COA asks Clark airport operator to explain millions given to illegal settlers

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Audit finds that money given to informal settlers was 'excessive.' Clark International Airport Corporation says it has since stopped giving compensation to informal settlers.

Dito Telecom campus to rise in Clark Global City

Sep 06, 2019 - 8:44 PM

The 3rd major telecommunications player says the campus is patterned after Google's headquarters and will house its data center

LOOK: PH swimming tests 2019 SEA Games venue

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Pinoy tankers get a chance to swim in the New Clark City Aquatics Center and stay in the Athlete's Village

CAPTIVATING. New Clark City proves that it is able to host an official aquatics event. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

100-day countdown: Is PH all set for the 2019 SEA Games?

Aug 21, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Check out the major developments 100 days before the country hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

COUNTING DOWN. The 2019 Southeast Asian Games is set to unfold in 100 days. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Lipad Corporation takes over Clark airport operations

Aug 18, 2019 - 11:53 AM

Lipad Corporation CEO Bu Yong Chungunco says they are 'excited' to develop Clark International Airport as the region's premier hub

TURNOVER. Lipad Corporation Bi Yong Chungunco (5th from L) and DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade (6th from R) during the turnover ceremony on August 16, 2019. Photo courtesy of DOTr

New Clark City to test facilities with triathlon race

Aug 13, 2019 - 3:54 PM

New Clark City Triathlon 2019 will be held a month before the 2019 Southeast Asian Games unfolds

ATHLETICS STADIUM. New Clark City is set to host the athletics events in the newly-constructed stadium. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Pacific leaders want summit focus on climate, not China

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:53 AM

The Pacific islands are now a hotbed of aid projects and charm offensives as anxiety over China's presence grows

P100M worth of smuggled gadgets seized in Pampanga

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:14 PM

The smuggled gadgets include 6,900 units of Vivo, Huawei, and Xiaomi phones and tablets

SMUGGLED GOODS. Task Force Aguila and Bureau of Customs personnel unload boxes containing mobile phones, tablets, and other items at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. Photo by Jun Malig

Task force seizes 3 used sports cars being smuggled from Clark Freeport

Jul 11, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Task Force Aguila confiscates two other old vehicles earlier – a Ford F-150 XLT pick-up truck and a 1970 model Nissan Datsun car – allegedly brought to Angeles City and City of San Fernando from Clark Freeport Zone for restoration

SMUGGLING ATTEMPT. This is one of the two Ford Corvette Stingray sports cars seized by Task Force Aguila at Clark Freeport Zone on July 9, 2019. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

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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Flexible workspace operators KMC, Regus to expand in the Philippines

Jul 04, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The demand for flexible workspaces continues to grow in the Philippines. Two operators are stepping up to the challenge.

EXPANSION. KMC's new flexible workspace at Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma in Ortigas Center is just one of the 4 new offices the company will be launching in the Philippines. Image from KMC

Increased toll for SCTEX to start June 14

Jun 08, 2019 - 2:20 PM

An additional P0.51 per kilometer will be collected

SCTEX. The Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway is a 4-lane divided expressway traversing the provinces of Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac. Photo from SCTEX website.

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke's reaction to that Iron Throne scene will break your hearts too

May 27, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Yup, we mean * that * scene. [SPOILERS FOLLOW]

TABLE-READ. Kit Harington plays Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones.' Photo courtesy of HBO

It’s not just you – even Emilia Clarke struggled with Dany's character arc

May 21, 2019 - 5:46 PM

'I really just had to sit there and wrestle with how I could make good on what they had written'

KHALEESI. Emilia Clarke has played the beloved Daenerys Targaryen since the show started. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Why Emilia Clarke doesn’t think it’s tragic that babies are named ‘Khaleesi’

May 21, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Emilia offers some words of consolation for parents who have become the butt of jokes on the internet following the final episode of 'Game of Thrones'

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays the inspiration and tragic figure. Photo courtesy of HBO

‘And now our watch has ended:’ Emilia Clarke bids goodbye to 'Game of Thrones'

May 20, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The Mother of Dragons shares her thoughts as the hit fantasy series comes to an end

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones'. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

New Zealand PM Ardern to marry longtime partner

May 03, 2019 - 2:04 PM

A spokesman for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her long-term partner Clarke Gayford says the couple agreed to tie the knot over the Easter break

TO MARRY. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford pose with their baby daugther Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford outside the hospital in Auckland on June 24, 2018. Photo by Michael Bradley/AFP

Emilia Clarke says Episode 5 of 'Game of Thrones' will be 'bigger'

May 03, 2019 - 11:24 AM

'Find the biggest TV you can,' says Emilia Clarke

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays Daenarys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones.' Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Clark airport to resume operations at 4 pm on April 24

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) The Clark International Airport Corporation says it will already be 'business as usual,' following the Luzon earthquake that caused a temporary shutdown

Tugade says Clark airport to be fixed April 25 'at the latest'

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the Luzon earthquake caused around P30 million in damage to the Clark International Airport

DAED. An airport security personnel walks past the damaged portion of the Clark International Airportâ€'™s terminal. Contributed photo

At least 7 injured as Clark airport damaged by Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) The control tower and passenger terminal of the Clark International Airport are damaged, prompting the suspension of operations

DAMAGED. The ceiling at the departure area of the Clark International Airport was damaged, after a strong earthquake rocked parts of Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of Lance Lauren

LOOK: Clark airport opens new facilities in time for Holy Week

Apr 18, 2019 - 10:49 AM

As many as 12,000 passengers use the airport daily during Holy Week

Fil-Am Clark, Virginia topple Texas Tech to claim US-NCAA title

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Virginia claims the NCAA crown one year after becoming the first No. 1 seeded team to be knocked out of the competition

CHAMPION. Filipino-American Kihei Clark plays point guard in the University of Virginia's NCAA champion squad. Photo from Kihei Clark's Instagram

TRB says SCTEX, MCX to hike rates in Q2 2019

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:21 PM

New toll rates for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will go up by about 16% per kilometer, while the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway toll will increase by 1.9%

Clark Development Corporation apologizes to PNP chief Albayalde, son

Apr 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) The CDC issues a public apology over what it called a 'misunderstanding' between the top cop's son and members of the state corporation's public safety division

CLARK FREEPORT. The entrance to the Clark Freeport Zone which is managed by the Clark Development Corporation. Photo from the Facebook page of Clark Development Corporaton

Military plane catches fire at takeoff from Clark Air Base

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) All 122 passengers and crew members are safe after firefighters immediately responded to the scene

BIG PLANE. A C130 catches fire at takeoff from Clark Airbase in Pampanga. File photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Emilia Clarke reveals life-threatening brain aneurysms

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:10 AM

The 'Game of Thrones' star shares that she suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms and aphasia in 2011

They spoke to dozens of jailed extremists, and here's what they learned

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:00 AM

The Philippines confines terrorists on trial away from other types of crime suspects. Filipino and Australian researchers say this approach might only intensify the inmates' extremism.

SEA Games 2019: New Clark City construction 'ahead of schedule'

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:23 PM

The New Clark City Sports complex is scheduled to be completed by August 31, over two months before the Philippines hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

ON SCHEDULE. The athletics stadium needs to be completed in 6 months. File photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Clark airport earnings hit P1 billion for first time in 2018

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Clark International Airport Corporation says revenues increased by 32% in 2018, hitting P1.07 billion

NEW RECORD. The Clark International Airport breaches the P1-billion mark in revenues. Photo from Clark International Airport's website

Ben Chan to build office tower in Dennis Uy's Clark Global City

Feb 11, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Retail magnate Ben Chan is expanding in the properties sector through an office tower in Clark Global City

Filinvest, JG Summit sign 25-year Clark airport operations deal

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The consortium commits to draw experience from the Singapore-based Changi group, which is also a partner

CLARK. The Clark International Airport is envisioned to be the next major gateway in the Philippines. Photo from Shutterstock

Para athletes' special needs top of mind in New Clark City

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Rooms tailor-made for persons with disabilities will be built in the Athletes' Village for the 10th ASEAN Para Games

MONTHS TO GO. The athletic stadium in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac is slated to be finished on August 31. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


CONVERSATION: What’s a #TatakClark?

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:52 AM

It's time to put the spotlight on Clark and the many things it has to offer. Check out the highlights of our #TatakClark conversation last December 19

Duterte to Malacañang staff: P50,000 bonus | Evening wRap

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Watch Rappler's evening wRap with Gelo Gonzales

House approves bill renaming Clark airport after Diosdado Macapagal

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The Clark International Airport was named after the late president – the father of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo – in 2001, but was reverted back to its original name in 2011

BACK TO MACAPAGAL? Lawmakers want to rename the Clark International Airport once again. Photo from Clark International Airport's website

PH begins countdown to hosting SEA Games 2019

Nov 30, 2018 - 11:07 PM

The Philippines has less than 365 days to go until it hosts the biggest Southeast Asian Games in history

GRAND CELEBRATION. Philippines is hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

LOOK: SEA Games 2019 logo stands tall at Bayanihan Park

Nov 30, 2018 - 8:47 PM

The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee sticks to the ring-like logo for the 30th edition of the biennial regional meet

IT'S OFFICIAL. The 11 rings of the SEA Games 2019 logo represent the member countries of the biennial regional meet. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PLDT reports 700 Mbps speed in 5G tests, claims 1st 5G video call in PH

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:06 PM

The video call was made between 'Smart 5G cities' Clark and Makati, says the company

SEA Games: New Clark City Sports Complex to rise in 9 months

Nov 23, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The new sports complex will become the country’s first world-class facility in over 80 years

EXCITEMENT. Athletes and officials pose in the Athletics Stadium that is still under construction. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

AirAsia to launch Clark-Seoul flights

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The new route from the Clark International Airport to South Korea will begin on January 19, 2019

INTERNATIONAL. AirAsia now flies thrice a week to Taipei, Taiwan from Clark International Airport. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

Philippines’ first 5G cell sites fired up in Makati, Clark

Nov 15, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Huawei serves as PLDT's 5G technology partner in Makati while Ericsson serves as the partner in Clark, Pampanga


LOOK: Smart 5G banners, 5G-branded vehicles in Clark

Nov 05, 2018 - 1:21 PM

The said promotional materials were put up in conjunction with a Smart event announcing the telco’s plans to deploy their first 5G cell site in the city

5G CITY. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

PLDT, Smart launch first 5G city in Clark, Pampanga

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:45 PM

5G is over 20 times faster than the current 4G connectivity and opens up possibilities for solving metropolitan problems

SMART 5G IN CLARK. Smart touts Clark as its first 5G City. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Cebu Pacific now flies daily from Clark to Macau

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Flights from Clark to Macau will be at 9:25 pm daily, with return flights to the Philippines at 12:15 am the following day

MORE FLIGHTS. Budget airline Cebu Pacific increases flights from Clark International Airport. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

Arroyo meets with Chinese businessmen who want to invest in Clark

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Among the Chinese traders that Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo met with is Chuanjian Feng, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

MEETING WITH THE CHINESE. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo poses for a picture with Chinese businessmen and officials of Clark Development Corporation. All photos from Arroyo's office