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Man suspected of killing wife, 3 children in Australia fire

Feb 20, 2020 - 3:57 PM

Hannah Clarke dies in a Brisbane hospital just hours after her 3 children aged 3, 4 and 6 were found dead in the car on a suburban street

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Environment group lauds VFA termination, cites toxic waste U.S. troops left behind

Feb 13, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Ending the key military pact with the US is the first step towards exacting justice for thousands of Filipinos whose health suffered because of the hazardous waste the US military left behind in its former bases, says Kalikasan

ENVIRONMENT HAZARD. The activist group Kalikasan lauds the termination of the Philippines' Visiting Forces Agreement with the US, which allowed for military exercises that were an environment hazard, the group says. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

PH-U.S. military operations could ‘disappear’ if VFA scrapped – U.S. official

Feb 11, 2020 - 11:46 AM

Some 300 joint activities between Philippine and U.S. forces require the VFA as a basis for operations, says U.S. Assistant Secretary of State R. Clarke Cooper

JOINT EXERCISES. The Philippine and US militaries hold roughly 300 joint activities every year as part of their security alliance. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

30 Filipinos from Hubei, China return home

Feb 09, 2020 - 7:19 AM

(5th UPDATE) The 30 repatriates and the team that brought them home will be quarantined in the New Clark City Athletes' Village for 14 days to be monitored for signs of the novel coronavirus

RETURNING HOME. 30 Filipinos who were in Hubei Province in China have returned to the Philippines and will undergo a 14-day quarantine. Photo from DFA.

Gov’t begins repatriating Filipinos from Hubei, China amid nCoV outbreak

Feb 08, 2020 - 10:22 PM

At least 26 Filipinos are expected to arrive early Sunday in the Philippines from China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the nCoV outbreak. They will then be quarantined for 14 days at the New Clark City Athletes’ Village in Capas, Tarlac.

FLYING HOME. Filipino repatriates at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, China, with a team from the Department of Foreign Affairs, awaiting the arrival of the chartered plane from Clark, Pampanga, that will fly them home to the Philippines. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

Repatriated Filipinos from Hubei to be quarantined in New Clark City

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:08 PM

The area, which was used during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, will house around 40 Filipinos who will be repatriated from Hubei province in China – the epicenter of the novel coronavirus

QUARANTINE. The Department of Health shows map of quarantine facility for Filipinos to be repatriated from Hubei province. Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

Pampanga, Iloilo ramp up defenses against spread of coronavirus

Feb 05, 2020 - 6:48 PM

Though both provinces remain free of the nCoV, they have assigned facilities in case of an outbreak

Photo from Clark International Airport Facebook

Bestselling US author Mary Higgins Clark dies

Feb 01, 2020 - 3:09 PM

(UPDATED) Her publisher Simon & Schuster announces her death, saying she died peacefully 'surrounded by family and friends'

Meet 3 Pinoy bets in NBA 2K League Asia-Pacific

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:00 AM

Get to know top Filipino gamers Aminolah 'Rial' Polog Jr, Custer George Galas, and Lynard Clark Banzon

TOP GUNS. Asia-Pacific’s top NBA 2K League players slug it out in South Korea. Photo release

[ANALYSIS] Aetas and New Clark City: Trampling on human rights of our first peoples

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:15 AM

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, let us remember that recognition begins at home and with our first peoples, the Aetas

3 more Chinese men nabbed for sex trafficking at Clark Freeport

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:46 AM

Nine Chinese women are rescued from a room at ON Pool Villas during the sting operation. They are at the regional social welfare office as authorities coordinate with the immigration bureau.

7-day eviction notice to Aetas ‘standard follow-up,’ says BCDA

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The BCDA says affected families were issued notices before, given assistance amounting to P300,000 per hectare, and relocation sites

P6.5-M worth of shabu seized at Clark port

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The illegal drugs were hidden in a shipment of 'external aquarium filter' from the Czech Republic, says the Bureau of Customs-Port of Clark

SEIZED. Packs of shabu concealed in a shipment of aquarium filters were seized at the Port of Clark in Pampanga on November 27, 2019. Photo from Bureau of Customs

Even with BCDA repayment, New Clark Sports hub still a joint venture – OGCC

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:09 AM

The BCDA 'contributed the usufruct of its property to the joint venture agreement under the contract, thus, it is clearly not a Build-Operate-and-Transfer project,' says the OGCC

NEW CLARK SPORTS HUB. BCDA Chief Vince Dizon and OGCC Chief Elpidio Vega hold a joint press conference on December 2, 2019, on the joint venture agreement to build New Clark City. Rappler Screenshot

2 Chinese nabbed for human trafficking at Clark Freeport

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Central Luzon cops also rescued 14 women – 6 Vietnamese and 8 Chinese

HUMAN TRAFFICKING. A Google Maps image of the CSZ Regency Park in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.

Ex-OGCC chief refutes 'go signal' for New Clark sports hub

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:36 AM

Rudolf Jurado says his contract review subjected the joint venture agreement on the New Clark sports facilities to 'a condition'

NEW CLARK SPORTS. Former OGCC chief Rudolf Jurado issues the contract review that flags the mode of contract for the at least P9.5 billion New Clark sports facilities. File photo by Vernise Tantuco/Rappler

New Clark sports facilities not part of original proposal by MTD Berhad

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority asked the Malaysian firm to construct it, after the latter said it just wanted to build offices in New Clark City

OGCC chief downplays predecessor's New Clark City red flags

Dec 02, 2019 - 4:04 PM

OGCC Chief Elpidio Vega says the contract review issued by former chief Rudolf Jurado even 'gave the go signal' for the project to push through

Clark landfill firm hops onto waste-to-energy bandwagon

Dec 01, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Rufo Colayco, president and CEO of the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation, says his company’s unsolicited proposal is currently 'under evaluation by government.'

DISPOSAL. A 22-wheeler truck carrying garbage enters the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation sanitary landfill in Sitio Kalangitan, Cutcut II, Capas town in Tarlac province. Contributed photo

LOOK: New Clark City all set for SEA Games 2019 showpiece

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Action in the athletics and aquatics events gets going in the brand new sports complex at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac

OLYMPIC SIZE. The 2,000-seater aquatics stadium boasts an Olympic-sized fast pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[PODCAST] New Clark City: May anomalya ba?

Nov 29, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Paano nga ba nakalusot ang kwestyonableng deal na pinangunahan ng Bases Conversion and Development Authority?

The Athletics Stadium at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, on November 28, 2019, gets ready for the 30th Southeast Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

BCDA guarantees better meals for SEA Games 2019 teams in New Clark City

Nov 27, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Chef Bruce Lim, together with Kapampangan chef Sau del Rosario, leads Culinarya Pampanga in handling the nutrition and dietary needs of athletes and officials

Photo courtesy of BCDA Public Affairs

How BCDA's multi-billion New Clark deal slipped through

Nov 26, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Conclusion: EXCLUSIVE: The favorable legal opinion of the OGCC being cited by BCDA was issued only in October 2018 – 8 months after the deal was already signed, skirting several rules, including BCDA's own guidelines

NEW CLARK SPORTS. The Aquatic Center in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, the site of the swimming competition for the 30th SEA Games. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

OGCC flagged non-bidding of BCDA's New Clark sports facilities

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Part 2: EXCLUSIVE: The OGCC raises red flags during a contract review. The BCDA, however, says it has an OGCC opinion that affirms the legality of the agreement.

NEW CLARK. The Athletic Stadium at the New Clark City, the venue for the 30th SEA Games. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bloated SEA Games budget and other exposés

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Who says budget hearings are boring?

2019 SEA Games: World-class New Clark City stadium built in 'record time'

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:13 PM

'The facility has been built for 18 months, but it usually takes 3 years,' says MTD Philippines president Nikko David

RECORD FEAT. The New Clark City Athletics Stadium is ready to host various international sporting events. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Travelers to Korea can now depart from Clark airport

Oct 27, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The Clark-to-Incheon route will run daily, with one round trip each day

Photo from Clark International Airport Facebook

LIST: NLEX, SCTEX, Cavitex preparations for Undas 2019

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The preparations include more toll collection points, suspension of roadwork, and free services for motorists

MORE TOLL BOOTHS. NLEX Corporation will add portable toll booths to manage traffic. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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