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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

Santiago resigns, SC junks Napoles bail petition, Trillanes to file libel case vs Nieto | Evening wRap

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

Maring, Aguirre on Hontiveros, CBCP | Evening wRap

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

Trillanes, Reynaldo de Guzman, Faeldon | Evening wRap

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

Reynaldo de Guzman, Mariano, Robredo | Evening wRap

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

Dela Rosa, Bird Flu, Pag-asa Island | Evening wRap

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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Rappler Talk: Nueva Ecija bus crash raises questions on road safety

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

SWS survey, bus crash, Jakarta poll | Midday wRap

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 19, 2017

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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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

SC on Arroyo, De Lima, Sahiron | Evening wRap

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

No more 'mega' drug rehab centers after Nueva Ecija facility?

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:36 PM

What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region there would be some difficulties says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones

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

How Badjao families find home and hope in Nueva Ecija village

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:10 PM

In Barangay Bakod Bayan Cabanatuan City some 131 Badjao families live comfortably in housing units given for free by the DSWD and the city government

LIVELIHOOD. Micro-enterprises set up by Badjao families in a village in Nueva Ecija. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

After 2 years, Mary Jane Veloso to testify in cases vs recruiters

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Veloso s testimony will be taken through deposition on April 27 in Indonesia for the cases filed against Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao

Maria Cristina Sergio and Mary Jane Veloso

Auction for Nueva Ecija prison postponed for 4th time

Nov 15, 2016 - 9:15 PM

This PPP project is part of government efforts to fix the Philippines prison system which the International Centre for Prison Studies ranks as the 4th most overcrowded in the world

OVERCROWDED. The maximum security compound of the NBP is overcrowded, housing over 16,000 inmates when it can accommodate only 6,000. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ubial: PH drug problem a 'public health emergency'

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says around P145 million of its Quick Response Fund will be used to address the immediate needs in treatment and rehabilitation centers

DRUG SURRENDERERS. A Philippine policeman (L) stands guard as people queue up to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan, 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Manila on July 18, 2016. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Mega drug rehab center in Nueva Ecija fully operational by November

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:58 PM

Almost 50 of the facility has been constructed says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

5 dead, nearly 30 hurt in Nueva Ecija bus accident

Jul 12, 2016 - 12:49 PM

The police chief of Carranglan town says the fatalities include two pregnant women

COA: Nueva Ecija had P140M projected cash deficit in 2015

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED State auditors also say the cash deficit forecast means its trust fund had been used for purposes it was not meant for in violation of Section 305 e of the Local Government Code of 1991 which states trust funds can only be spent for their intended specific purpose

3 provinces added to PNP's election watchlist areas

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:56 AM

The PNP is also monitoring the provinces of Abra Nueva Ecija and Lanao del Norte – additions to the 6 provinces already identified as watchlist areas in December

POLICE. Officers of the Philippine National Police force salute during ceremony. File photo by Francis R Malasig/EPA

#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

Nueva Ecija towns to experience 9-hour brownout March 10

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:00 AM

The NGCP says the areas that will be affected by the 8 am to 5 pm power interruption are the areas serviced by the San Jose City Electric Cooperative the Pantabangan Municipal Electric Services and the Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative NEECO Area 1

POWER TRANSMISSION. Rappler File Photo.

In FE Marcos village, Aquino hits martial law, Binay

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM

President Aquino campaigns for his candidates in vote rich Nueva Ecija where dictator Ferdinand Marcos detained his father the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr

Roxas, Robredo visit Aquino-Diokno Memorial a day before #EDSA30

Feb 24, 2016 - 8:53 PM

The Liberal Party tandem visits the facility where Senator Ninoy Aquino was detained