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PDEA seizes P500,000 in psychotropic, narcotic drugs from Nueva Ecija pharmacies

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Among the dangerous drugs seized are 2,422 pieces of Valium Diazepam, 3 amber glass vials of Ketamine Hydrochloride, and 10 pieces of Fentanyl Citrate

SEIZED. The dangerous drugs confiscated by the PDEA from 4 pharmacies along Mabini St. in Cabanatuan City. Photo by Jun A. Malig

Mary Jane Veloso’s lawyers slam CA decision to block her testimony

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:37 PM

'Just let her speak out and let her story stand on its own. Or shall we wait for her to be sent to the gallows with her mouth gagged?' says the National Union of People's Lawyers

SAVE MARY JANE. The supposed execution of OFW Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia in 2015 was met by public outcry and international scrutinity, that pushed both the Phlippine and Indonesian governments to take extra steps which eventually resulted in a reprieve from death sentence. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

CBCP hits murder of 'martyr' priest from Nueva Ecija

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Now led by Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, the CBCP also calls for a probe into other 'deaths under investigation' in the Philippines

'HERO, MARTYR'. Catholic priest Marcelitio 'Tito' Paez was gunned down on December 4, 2017, after facilitating the release of a political prisoner in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/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

Caritas PH condemns attack on churches, seeks justice for slain priest

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:59 AM

'The brutal killing is an attack to the Church and her mission for social justice and empowerment of the poor,' says Caritas Philippines in a statement.

Father Tito Paez: 'A comrade for others'

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:21 AM

'He offered his life not only as a priest but also as a comrade. He was a comrade for others – a hero, a martyr,' says San Jose City Bishop Roberto Mallari of slain activist priest Marcelito 'Tito' Paez

ACTIVIST PRIEST. Catholic priest Marcelitio 'Tito' Paez was gunned down by unknown men on December 4, 2017, after facilitating the release of a political prisoner in Cabanatuan City. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Slain Nueva Ecija priest Tito Paez laid to rest

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

At the Santo Niño Cemetery, the crowd sings Filipino patriotic songs 'Bayan Ko' and 'Pilipinas Kong Mahal'

FINAL resting place of Father Tito Paez at the Santo Niño Cemetery in Nueva Ecija. All photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

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.

Central Luzon police vow 'in-depth probe' into killing of Nueva Ecija priest

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:43 PM

Central Luzon regional police vows to find out who killed Fr. Marcelito 'Tito' Paez

ACTIVIST. Fr. Tito Paez's killing has ignited social media, specially from his kababayans in Nueva Ecija.

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

Piñol says new bird flu case in Nueva Ecija 'contained'

Dec 02, 2017 - 1:42 PM

'Under the new internationally set protocols, only fowls in the affected farm will be culled while those in the surrounding areas will be monitored and subjected to random tests,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

BIRD FLU. In this file photo, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol talks about the avian influenza during a press conference last August. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo urges police, military, Church to support drug rehab programs

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:05 PM

'Sa inyo po kami huhugot ng pag-asa. Alam po namin na mas marami iyong matitino,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells police and military officers

DRUG REHAB ADVOCATE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech in front of 28 graduates of a drug rehabilitation program in Nueva Ecija. Photo from Robredo's Facebook page

DA to review Philippine policies on bird flu

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:00 PM

'We will conduct a review on how we should handle the [avian influenza] problems in the future because... the industry actually suffered because of the very strict measures that we implemented,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

BIRD FLU. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says his department will review the country's policies in relation to the avian influeza or bird flu. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DDB 'supports' operation of mega drug rehab in Nueva Ecija

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Dangerous Drugs Board's latest statement comes over a week after its chairperson, Dionisio Santiago, was sacked for criticizing the 10,000-bed facility in Fort Magsaysay

MILITARY LAND. The rehab dorms have been built on military land. File photo from the Department of Health

#PugadBaboy: Critiques Get You Fired

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Duterte 'offended' by Santiago's criticism of drug rehab approach

Nov 08, 2017 - 6:11 PM

'You do not go to the press and start to blabber,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about axed DDB chief Dionisio Santiago

President Rodrigo Roa Dutere, in his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport prior to his departure for Vietnam on November 8, 2017, announces that he will talk about the economic imbalance and the impact of globalization on the countries who have been left behind during the APEC-ASEAN Dialogue. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sotto: Nueva Ecija facility can be used as mega drug enforcement academy

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Senator Vicente Sotto III says the 10,000-bed mega treatment and rehabilitation center can be made as an extension of the present PDEA academy

FIRST. The mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is the first of its kind in the country. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

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Nov 07, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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P900M for 100-meter road? Lacson hits DPWH for alleged overpricing

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson questions why a 100-meter stretch of Maharlika Road in Nueva Ecija has been getting P300 million yearly since 2016

Reynaldo 'Kulot' de Guzman finally buried

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:12 AM

UPDATED The burial pushes through despite claims by the PNP that a test they conducted showed that the DNA of the boy found floating in a creek with 30 stab wounds did not match that of his parents

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Sep 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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Corpse of boy found in Nueva Ecija to be returned to police

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The police will continue their investigation into the corpse fished out a creek in Gapan City earlier positively identified as that of teenager Reynaldo de Guzman

'NOT KULOT'. PNP says the body found in Nueva Ecija is not Reynaldo de Guzman. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Sep 11, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Parents of slain teen Reynaldo de Guzman have no more tears

Sep 07, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Lina and Eddie de Guzman are finally reunited with their son but they have more questions than answers over Reynaldo s death

DRAINED. Eddie de Guzman rests as he and his wife, Lina, wait to bring home their son's remains. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

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Sep 06, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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NBI to probe Reynaldo de Guzman killing

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation will look into the death of 14 year old Reynaldo de Guzman who was with 19 year old Carl Arnaiz the night they went missing

Missing teen last seen with Carl Arnaiz found dead with 30 stab wounds

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Grade 5 student Reynaldo de Guzman is found in Gapan Nueva Ecija over 100 kilometers from where he was last spotted

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte might not push through with mega prison in Nueva Ecija – Aguirre

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:54 AM

The President instead proposes to build a new medium sized facility and improve existing 7 regional prisons

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte eats chicken, itik in Pampanga amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to assure the public that poultry products from Pampanga and Nueva Ecija are safe to eat

Following a successful containment of the Avian Influenza, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins the boodle fight serving various poultry products during the 'Sama-sama, Tulong-tulong sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong' program at the Heroes Hall in San Fernando City, Pampanga on August 28, 2017. Breaking bread with the President are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Former President and Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Arroyo and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda among others. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Aug 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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Lab in Australia confirms bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:10 PM

To assure the public that there s nothing to fear amid the outbreak Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he will ask the President to eat balut with him in Pampanga

RESULTS. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol shows reporters the results of the confirmatory test on the bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

DA lifts ban on poultry shipments from Luzon

Aug 22, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says they are lifting the ban upon the recommendation of biosecurity experts

BAN LIFTED. Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol gives updates during a press conference on the avian influenza. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

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Bird flu confirmed in 2 Nueva Ecija towns – Piñol

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED Nueva Ecija is the second province with confirmed cases of bird flu after Pampanga

BIRD FLU. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol confirms that bird flu has reached Nueva Ecija

PH 'forever grateful' to Chinese donor for drug rehab center – Ubial

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:40 AM

No matter what the outcome of his investigation [for bribery] is we will forever be grateful to him says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial as tycoon Huang Rulun faces a probe in China

UNVEILING. President Duterte, Chinese businessman Huang Rulun (beside Duterte, on the right), and Cabinet members attend the inauguration of the mega drub rehabilitation center in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija on November 29, 2016. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

COA calls out Nueva Ecija gov't over idle rice dryers

Jun 08, 2017 - 1:29 PM

High drying fees and expenses have prompted small farmers to shy away from the facilities which cost P100 million to build

RICE FARMERS. Farmers in Nueva Ecija recover their harvest after Typhoon Lando hit the province in 2015. File photo by Vincent Go/Greenpeace

Nueva Ecija crash bus engine was 30 years old – DOTr

May 16, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Bus registration records indicate its age to be 11 years old which turns out to be false

BUS CRASH. Authorities check the site of a bus crash in Carranglan town, Nueva Ecija, on April 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Ardz Tayambong

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Apr 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM

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After Nueva Ecija bus crash, PNP takes on added road safety role

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:18 PM

PNP Directorate for Operations chief Camilo Cascolan issues instructions to regional chiefs provincial chiefs and the Highway Patrol Group

Sotto wants DOTr to ban old, dilapidated buses

Apr 22, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito vice chair of the public services committee wants stiffer penalties for overloading after it was discovered that the Nueva Ecija bus was overloaded

CRASH SITE. The site of the bus crash in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, that killed over 30 people. Photo courtesy of PNP Carranglan

'Several factors' behind Nueva Ecija bus crash – road safety advocate

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Former LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador says the condition of the road driver and vehicle may have been contributory factors behind the deadly bus crash in Nueva Ecija

CRASH SITE. The site of the bus crash in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, that killed over 30 people. Photo courtesy of PNP Carranglan

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Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Apr 20, 2017 - 11:15 AM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talked to former Land Transportation Office spokesperson Jason Salvador about road safety issues

Bus in Nueva Ecija crash overloaded

Apr 19, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The Leomarick Trans minibus carried 77 passengers far more than its 45 person capacity says Senior Superintendent Antonio Yarra Nueva Ecija police chief

CRASH SITE. The site of the bus crash in Carranglan town, Nueva Ecija, that killed over 30 people. Photo courtesy of PNP Carranglan

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Apr 19, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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Help identify child survivor in Nueva Ecija bus crash – hospital

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Officials of the Veterans Regional Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya have shared photos of the girl believed to be 3 to 4 years old in the hope that a relative would recognize her

DO YOU KNOW HER? Officials of the Veterans Regional Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya have reached out to the public to help them identify this girl, a survivor of the Nueva Ecija bus crash. Photo from the Veterans Regional Hospital

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Deaths in Nueva Ecija bus crash rise to 31

Apr 19, 2017 - 9:57 AM

3rd UPDATE 46 people are still being treated in different hospitals in Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya with 4 of them in critical condition

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Apr 18, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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At least 26 dead in Nueva Ecija bus crash

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:47 PM

4th UPDATE A Leomarick Trans bus traveling from Isabela province to Ilocos Sur falls into a ravine in Carranglan town in Nueva Ecija

BUS CRASH. Authorities check the site of a bus crash in Carranglan town, Nueva Ecija, on April 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Ardz Tayambong