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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

LOOK: Michael Phelps congratulates Pinoy Clark Kent

Aug 02, 2018 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) The world's most decorated Olympian praises 10-year-old Clark Kent 'Superman' Apuada for smashing his record

FUTURE GREAT. Filipino-American Clark Kent Apuada (left) gets noticed by swimming legend Michael Phelps. Photos from Facebook

Pinoy junior tankers smash long-standing records in U.S.

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Nicole Oliva sets a new Philippine record in girls butterfly as 10-year-old Clark Kent Apuada shatters Michael Phelps' 23-year-old mark

FUTURE STARS. Clark Kent Apuada (left) and Nicole Oliva banners US competitions with their record-smashing performances. Photos from Facebook

AirAsia now flies from Clark to Taipei

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Taipei route from Clark is scheduled Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

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

PAL to fly Clark-Siargao starting July 1

Jun 30, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Philippine Airlines also says that starting October 28 this year, regular flights will also be launched from Clark to San Vicente in Northern Palawan, Cauayan in Isabela, and San Jose in Mindoro

NEW FLIGHT. Philippine Airlines will now have daily service from Clark to Siargao. Shutterstock photo

Customs seizes P133 million worth of shabu, marijuana

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The drugs are found in various packages sent from the United States to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Port of Clark

Photo from the Bureau of Customs

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to healthy baby girl

Jun 21, 2018 - 3:43 PM

It is the first child for the 37-year-old and her 40-year-old partner Clarke Gayford, with the new arrival weighing in at 3.3 kilograms

MOTHER. In this file photo, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford announce to the press that they are expecting their first child, in Auckland on January 19, 2018. File photo by Diego Opatowski /AFP

Customs seizes P120 million worth of shabu in Clark

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The shabu is found in packages declared as chairs and bar stools

BOC seized P120.36-M worth of shabu masked as chair, stools. Photo from the Bureau of Customs

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Jun 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

490 arrested for massive online scam in Clark, Pampanga

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:35 PM

All of them are facing complaints for allegedly violating the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

BUSTED. Hundreds of workers are ordered to freeze as cops proceed with the raid. Sourced photo

Dennis Uy to bring BGC to Pampanga

May 29, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Davao businessman Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp. aims to make Clark Global City as the 'new center' of the country in the next 10 years

NEW TYCOON. Davao City businessman Dennis Uy gave the media a sneak peek of Clark Global City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

At least 7 groups vie for 25-year deal to operate, maintain Clark airport

May 21, 2018 - 7:05 PM

With the auction for the operations and maintenance of the Clark International Airport about to start, several prospective bidders question some of the requirements

PH's 2019 SEA Games hosting may snowball to Asian Games bid

May 17, 2018 - 9:46 PM

The big investment in the regional tournament will pay dividends if the country continues to host prestigious multi-sport events

KICK OFF. The Philippine SEA Games Committee will now take the next step to materialize each of its plans. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

#MeToo is here to stay, says 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke

May 16, 2018 - 10:27 AM

The 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' actress says she supports US actress Frances McDormand's rousing Oscars call for clauses imposing quotas for diversity in film casts and crews

British actress Emilia Clarke waves as she leaves the Festival Palace on May 15, 2018 after the screening of the film "Solo : A Star Wars Story" at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

After Clark, AirAsia developing hubs in Puerto Princesa, Bohol

May 06, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Philippine unit of Southeast Asia's largest discount carrier plans to have 70 planes by 2032. With inadequate space in Manila, AirAsia is looking for more hubs in the countryside.

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Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

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INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

Bulacan airport, 7 other projects get NEDA Board approval

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The NEDA Board, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, gives the go signal for the Bulacan International Airport and other projects

NEDA body approves San Miguel's Bulacan airport, 8 other projects

Apr 03, 2018 - 1:19 PM

These 9 infrastructure projects – cumulatively worth around P900 billion – are now tabled for final approval by the NEDA Board, which is headed by President Rodrigo Duterte

Unarmed California man shot 8 times by police – autopsy

Mar 31, 2018 - 10:41 AM

The examination shows no entry wounds in the front of his body, demonstrating that 22-year-old Stephon Clark could not have been a threat to police, says attorney Benjamin Crump

AUTOPSY RESULTS. (L-R) Attorney Dale Galipo, Dr. Bennet Omalu, attorney Brian Panish and attorney Ben Crump examine a picture showing gunshot wounds to Stephon Clark during a news conference at the Southside Christian Center on March 30, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Kihei Clark, Team Hustle down Jalen Green, Team Heart in NBTC All-Star Game

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Filipino-American Kihei Clark is named All-Star Game MVP after an all-around performance of 13 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals

HUSTLE OVER HEART. Coach Topex Robinson and his Team Hustle prevail over Team Heart in the NBTC All-Star Game. Photo by JR Isaga


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Mar 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

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PCC approves deal to build gov't admin center at New Clark City

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:55 PM

The proposed P121.8-billion National Government Administrative Center at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac will house an extension office for the Philippine president, plus major administrative offices and satellite offices of agencies

Ex-New Zealand PM urges young women to uphold their rights

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:18 PM

'You have to be prepared to persevere over a very long period of time,' says former New Zealand prime minister and UNDP administrator Helen Clark

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Former New Zealand PM and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark talks to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa about leadership and empowerment. Screenshot from Rappler video

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Mar 18, 2018 - 12:28 PM

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Rappler Talk: Helen Clark on leadership and global change

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks to Clark about leadership and empowerment, as well as how her views of the world have changed

Victory Liner to launch Clark-Subic, Clark-Dagupan P2P routes

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The bus company will use the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) for the new routes

LOOK: Grab PH launches services from Clark International Airport

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Nearly 400 units will be available to provide ride-hailing services for passengers from the country's second main gateway

NEW SERVICES. Grab Philippines launched its services from the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Clark International Airport - Corporate Communications Office

Poe pushes for NAIA expansion as solution to congestion

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe urges the government to consider proposals to expand the Ninoy Aquino International Airport instead of merely redistributing flights

PLAN. Senator Grace Poe says more time is needed for the terminal rationalization plan of the MIAA. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

VIRAL: Korean tourist shares bad experience in Clark airport

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:40 PM

It is SeonKyung's first time to visit the Philippines, and says that she never wants to come back again

'Game changer': Afghan conflict to intensify in 2018

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:54 PM

US aircraft dropped 4,361 munitions across Afghanistan in 2017 alone. They are deploying more troops and aircrafts to battle Islamist militants this year.

WORST YET TO COME? Afghan military personnel walk near the airport during fighting between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in Kunduz. File photo by Wakil Kohsar / AFP

Find your way to this lifestyle destination in Pampanga

Feb 08, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Just 2 hours away from Manila, Mimosa+ Leisure City combines modern convenience with a laid-back, homey ambience

WATCH: Full teaser for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Feb 06, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Han Solo and the gang embark on their greatest adventure yet

AirAsia launches 3 domestic flights to, from Clark

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:15 PM

This is in line with the airline's commitment to make the Clark International Airport its main hub for operations

EXPLAINER: Not all projects are eligible for a Swiss challenge

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation

SWISS CHALLENGE. Swiss challenge is when the government invites private groups to make competing offers, while giving the original proponent the right to match them. File photo

MIAA won't renew Miascor's contract over luggage thefts

Jan 19, 2018 - 6:03 PM

(UPDATED) Ground handler Miascor, meanwhile, will appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his position

Duterte to fire airport officials if luggage theft cases continue

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte personally apologizes to a victim of luggage theft and, in typical rhetoric, threatens to 'kill' erring airport personnel if it happens again

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recognizes the sacrifice of the overseas Filipino workers citing that they have contributed greatly in making the lives of their families and the Filipinos better in his message to the arriving OFWs during the Pamaskong Salubong Para sa OFWs at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on December 7, 2017. Also in the photo is Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

New Zealand Prime Minister says she's having a baby

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Jacinda Ardern says: 'This year we'll join the many parents who wear two hats. I'll be PM and a mom while Clarke will be 'first man of fishing' and stay at home dad'

PRIME MOM-ISTER. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford announce to the press that they are expecting their first child, in Auckland on January 19, 2018. Photo by Diego Opatowski /AFP

Paige VanZant suffers broken arm in loss at UFC Fight Night 124

Jan 15, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'Darn spinning back fist,' she says after ending up in the hospital with an arm injury

FIGHTING HURT. Paige VanZant fought another two rounds after suffering a broken arm, losing on the scorecards. Photo from VanZant's Twitter account

6 charged in OFW luggage theft incident in Clark airport

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The Miascor employees, who had been terminated, have admitted that they pilfered the luggage of a returning overseas Filipino worker in their office at the Clark International Airport

HYBRID. Developing the Clark airport and having another international gateway would be best for coping with demand growth in the future. Photo from Clark International Airport website

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Jan 01, 2018 - 8:06 PM

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Freezing New York City welcomes 2018 with tightest security

Jan 01, 2018 - 1:56 PM

With most dressed in thick coats and snow gear, New Yorkers and tourists face a night tipped to be the coldest since 1962 – with temperatures of 14 F (-10 C) that felt like 4 F with the wind chill

BALL DROP. A view of Times Square during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Dick Clark productions/AFP

Clark International Airport ends 2017 with record high passenger traffic

Dec 30, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The surge in passenger traffic is mainly brought by the new Clark flights launched by local and international airlines this year

ALL TIME HIGH. Clark airport's 2017 passenger traffic surpasses its highest record of over 1.3 million travelers served last 2012. Image from BCDA

Work begins on Clark International Airport expansion

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The project is part of a wider plan to transform Central Luzon in conjunction with the Manila-Clark Railway, Subic-Clark Cargo Railway, and the New Clark City projects

Metro Manila Subway leads expected infra buildup in 2018

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:37 PM

The subway is expected to break ground in Q3 as one of 6 major rollouts next year while government spending is up 10% to P2.241 trillion through January to October of this year

Cebu airport operator bags construction deal for new Clark terminal

Dec 19, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) The group of Megawide Construction Corporation and Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure Limited will build a new terminal at the Clark International Airport, which will be able to accommodate an additional 8 million passengers yearly

NEW TERMINAL. The BCDA says the Clark International Airport's new terminal building is expected to break ground in the 4th quarter of 2017 and would be completed in 2020. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Clark airport maintenance among PPP projects set for rollout in 2018

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

The PPP Center is also eyeing 5 to 8 water projects under some local government units