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Angeles City road rage suspect a businessman-singer, not lawmaker

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The suspect is arrested at a bar in Tarlac City. Earlier, Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo Lazatin II denied any involvement in the incident.

Pampanga congressman denies involvement in road rage incident

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo Lazatin II says the protocol license plate used by the man in the video was issued during the previous 16th Congress, when he was not a congressman yet

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

Pinedas running mates again in Pampanga race for governor, vice gov

Oct 13, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Governor Lilia Pineda will run for vice governor while her son Vice Governor Dennis Pineda will vie for Pampanga governor

Dennis Pineda

Mikey Arroyo to run for Pampanga congressman

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:47 PM

If he wins, former congressman Mikey Arroyo will be replacing his mother Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who says she will retire from politics in 2019

BACK TO HOUSE. Former congressman Mikey Arroyo files his candidacy together with his wife Angela and their kids Mika and Monique on October 12, 2018. Photo from Speaker Gloria Arroyo's office

Sara Duterte hands P1M to flood-hit Quezon City, Pampanga

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte as well as Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda attend Hugpong ng Pagbabago's event amid heavy rain and flooding in their areas

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Australian, Swiss arrested in separate raids in Pampanga

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

CIDG arrests a Swiss for keeping a high-powered assault firearm, while a joint NBI-PDEA team apprehends an Aussie for possessing shabu

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

Police seize P4M worth of shabu in Pampanga buy-bust

Jun 08, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The suspect, Jay-Ann Salonga, is arrested after handing illegal drugs to an undercover cop and an informant posing as buyers

BUY-BUST. Police present the items they recovered during a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Cutud, Angeles City in Pampanga on June 7, 2018. Photo courtesy of PRO3 PIO

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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

Pampanga cop nabbed in drug buy-bust

May 12, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Police Officer 1 Kevin Pierre Apostol is arrested with two others during an anti-illegal drugs operation conducted by members of the Mabalacat City Police in Barangay Dau

Tax reform law delays Pampanga school building projects – COA

May 06, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Commission on Audit notes that 21 out of 25 proposed school building projects in 2017 are delayed after being sent back for cost adjustment

Where to start and grow your business in Pampanga

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Titled lots for shophouses offered in the historic city of San Fernando

Filipinos celebrate Easter with crucifixion, flogging

Mar 30, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Though frowned upon by the Church, the gruesome reenactments of Christ's final moments draw thousands of believers and tourists in a carnival-like atmosphere that is big business for locals

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

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

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Jan 22, 2018 - 9:18 PM

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PDEA chief ‘surprised’ court acquits Mark Anthony Fernandez

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Fernandez's two drugs cases were dismissed on grounds of breaches in handling the evidence

MARK ANTHONY FERNANDEZ. The actor is released from jail after over a year of imprisonment. Screengrab from YouTube.com/GMANETWORK

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Dec 24, 2017 - 2:47 PM

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IN GIFs: Giant Lantern Festival winners in San Fernando, Pampanga

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:15 AM

San Fernando City – home of the giant lanterns – dances in Christmas colors as different barangays compete to be best lantern makers in the city

Negros Occidental, Pampanga now sister provinces

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:41 PM

'This is just the beginning of a better future,' says Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr

SISTER PROVINCES. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, along with the board members of the two provinces, during the signing of sisterhood agreement at the provincial capitol of Bacolod City on December 15, 2017. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Angeles City mayor to demand payment from Sanofi over Dengvaxia crisis

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who is also national president of the city mayors' league, says Sanofi made a 'reckless assault on the human rights' of children

ANGERED. Edgardo Pamintuan wants accountability from Sanofi Pasteur. Photo from Pamintuan

Youth involvement is San Fernando's secret in achieving zero waste

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM

In San Fernando, Pampanga, schools and the youth play a huge part in implementing zero waste

Marcos ‘son’ arrested in Clark Freeport for guns, grenades

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Edilberto del Carmen, who claims that his real name is Angel Ferdinand Marcos Marcos, says he's also in possession of original treaties entered into by the United States

QUESTIONED. CIDG-Pampanga officers ask Edilberto del Carmen (right) about the firearms, bullets, and hand grenades found in his rented villa in Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Contributed photo

Pampanga gets P7.7-M anti-bird flu 'token' from China

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM

'China is also a friend of Pampanga,' Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says during the turnover of the check to the provincial government

Koreans in Pampanga arrested for credit card fraud

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:44 PM

A local court in Angeles City also orders the confiscation of computers used to access the credit card information of Koreans and Chinese people abroad

OPERATORS. CIDG Pampanga operatives seize computer units and other gadgets from 3 residential units occupied by South Koreans in Angeles City on November 20, 2017. Also in photo are some of the Filipino 'computer operators' working for the Koreans. Contributed photo

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

Arrest warrant out vs Angeles City cops in Korean kidnap, extortion

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The 7 policemen are accused of kidnapping and extorting from 3 Koreans in Pampanga in December 2016

REPRIMAND. In this photo from February 2017, PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa rebukes the 7 cops accused of kidnapping and robbing 3 Korean tourists in Angeles City in December 2016. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

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Sep 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the sidelines of the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on September 26, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bird flu in PH: 90-day waiting period in Pampanga epicenter begins

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:14 AM

An official from the Bureau of Animal Industry says San Luis, Pampanga may be declared bird flu-free by December 20

VIRAL: New modus to stop motorists on the road

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:19 PM

A man pretends to be hit by a car by smearing red coloring on himself and the hood of the car

Pampanga town police chief relieved over men’s extortion activity

Sep 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Magalang town police chief Superintendent Al Cabauatan is relieved of his post after two of his subordinates allegedly extorted money from a woman to settle an illegal drug case against her husband

LOOK: Pampanga hospital designates specific wing for OFWs

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The Jose B Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in San Fernando Pampanga is the first of several government hospitals to set up an ‘OFW wing’

OFW WING. Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital is setting up an OFW wing to accommodate the medical needs of Filipino migrant workers. Photo from the Office of Representative Aniceto Bertiz

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

No confirmed human cases of bird flu yet – DOH

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial eats fried chicken and boiled egg during the press conference to show they are still safe to consume despite the bird flu outbreak

SAFE TO EAT. RITM director Socorro Lupisan, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, and Bureau of Animal Industry veterinary Joy Lagayan eat chicken to demonstrate it is still safe to do so despite the bird flu outbreak. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DA confirms H5N6 bird flu strain in Pampanga

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:50 PM

UPDATED H5N6 is a strain that is transmissible to humans but the Bureau of Animal Industry says the transmission rate is very very low

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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

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

No cockfighting in Pampanga for next 2 weeks due to bird flu – Piñol

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Ihihinto muna yung sabong dahil ang tina target natin matapos lang yung 21 days na incubation period ng virus says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

DA to start paying farm owners affected by bird flu outbreak

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he has already identified P31 million from the Quick Response Fund for the initial payment of affected farmers

BIRD FLU UPDATES. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during a press conference on Avian Influenza at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Bird flu in Pampanga: DA to cull more fowls from controlled area

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:05 PM

A total of 73 110 layer chickens ducks fighting cocks and native chicken have already been culled as of Wednesday August 16

Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (left) and DOH Assec. Dr. Eric Tayag during press conference on Avian Influenza at the DA office in Quezon City on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

MAP: Barangays near bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The Department of Agriculture says 16 villages in the towns of San Luis Mexico and San Simon are within the 1 km radius or in the contained area

CULLING. The Department of Agriculture has already started the culling of birds within the contained area of the bird flu outbreak in Pampanga. File photo from Arlene Vytiaco/Bureau of Animal Industry

Bird flu outbreak: Over 18,000 fowls culled in Pampanga

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The culling operations are extended from the initial 3 days to 6 days with the target completion date moved to Thursday August 17

Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (center), Dr. Arlene Asteria Vytiaco (right) and Dr. Celia Carlos of DOH (left) confirmed cases of Avian Influenza subtype H5 on Friday at a press conference in Quezon City on Friday, were detected in some municipalities of Pampanga. In response to the incidence, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) put up 1 km. quarantine zone and 7 km. control zone for surveillance Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 13, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Malacañang assures the public that there would be no price increase in chicken meat as only one area is affected by the avian flu

Photo by Bureau of Animal Industry