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Airports' status in aftermath of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here is a look at the condition of airports in typhoon-hit areas

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

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

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, December 18-24, 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Must-watch videos this week

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

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

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

3 foreigners arrested for ATM skimming in Pampanga

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The suspects – identified as a Nicaraguan Italian and Romanian – allegedly stole P339 300 from various ATMs in the province

The 3 foreigners suspected to be conducting ATM skimming activities cover their faces with their shirts as they were escorted to the conference room in Camp Olivas. (Photo by Jun A. Malig)

IN PHOTOS: Tira Bakal, a different kind of devotion, penance

Apr 14, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Locals of San Fernando Pampanga add a twist to the traditional senakulo during Holy Week

TIRA BAKAL. Flagellants re-enact the suffering of Jesus Christ in San Fernando, Pampanga on Good Friday, April 14. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

COA calls out San Fernando on overaged traffic enforcers

Aug 11, 2016 - 4:32 PM

These traffic enforcers are beyond the compulsory retirement age but the capital city of Pampanga makes them work along the streets 12 hours a day and 7 days in a week with no day off

City gov't spends P5.5M for teachers to watch 'Bituing Walang Ningning' – COA

Jul 31, 2016 - 2:48 PM

The Commission on Audit finds out that San Fernando City in Pampanga spent money from the Special Education Fund SEF to let 2 479 public school teachers watch the theater adaptation of Bituing Walang Ningning

2 drug suspects killed, city police chief hurt in Pampanga

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Two suspected drug suspects are killed while the police chief of the City of San Fernando is injured when police tried to implement a search warrant in Calulut village

Angeles City local bets 'upstage' Duterte at last rally

May 08, 2016 - 3:11 AM

Some attendees expressed concerns that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s name was used to get more people to attend ABE Kapampangan last campaign rally

Image courtesy Wenri De Guzman

Poe, Escudero: We can't force Marcos Jr to apologize

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Presidential candidate Grace Poe says an apology from Bongbong Marcos for martial law atrocities should not be given out of political expediency: Dapat kusang loob

ORTEGAS' BET. Presidential candidate Grace Poe is endorsed by Geraldine Ortega, wife of La Union's governor, during a sortie in San Fernando on February 25, 2016. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Kids with iPhones got jobs meant for poor students in Pampanga LGU

Oct 13, 2015 - 7:09 PM

Most of the beneficiaries of the special employment program implemented by the San Fernando city government used iPhones and tablets and lived in exclusive subdivisions say state auditors

1 killed, 9 injured in Baguio bus accident

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:27 PM

UPDATED The Ian Trans minibus was going down Naguilian Road on its way to San Fernando City in La Union Thursday The victims have been identified Friday

Kobe Paras' Phantoms win San Fernando Valley Invitational Championship

Dec 24, 2014 - 3:29 PM

Paras got into early foul trouble and finishes with 11 points

Kobe Paras scores 11 points as the Cathedral High Phantos win the San Fernando Valley Invitational Championship. Image from Ballislife.com

San Pedro Cutud: Via Crucis

Apr 19, 2014 - 6:59 PM

The Good Friday rites at San Pedro Cutud culminate with the most brutal re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

San Pedro Cutud: Bernardo, the aspiring Kristo

Apr 19, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Meet Bernardo, a 40 year-old construction worker who has been participating in the bloody Lenten rites for almost half of his life

Bernardo, 40, construction worker, flagellant of 18 years, and aspiring Kristo.

San Pedro Cutud: The bloody pilgrimages

Apr 19, 2014 - 11:01 AM

In Pampanga, Lenten atonement takes a bloody turn – year after year

Every year, devotees flock to San Pedro Cutud to witness a group of flagellants whip themselves to a bloody pulp. Photo by Marga Deona

Garbage law impossible to implement? Look at San Fernando

Mar 15, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The city in Pampanga is the only LGU strictly adhering to the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

BARANGAY REQUIREMENT. A materials recovery facility is where all the community's garbage is separated so that only residual trash ends up in the landfill. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Workers find ways: The factory technician

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Factory technician slams Coke s performance rating system as a union busting scheme

June of Federation of Coca Cola Unions

Sillag Festival: Spectacle of lights, colors

Mar 11, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Find out what happened in the two day festival of lights in La Union

READY FOR FLIGHT. A woman holds a lantern upright before releasing it to the sky. All photos by Katerina Francisco

6 firms join bid for Poro Point Freeport Zone

Mar 05, 2013 - 1:21 PM

Companies beat the deadline for submitting eligibility documents for the 146 hectare development

Aquino, Team PNoy slam GMA in her province

Mar 01, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Confident of his popularity in Pampanga President Aquino continues to criticize former President Arroyo in her home province

Bet for councilor shot dead

Feb 25, 2013 - 8:29 AM

The killing comes a day after a mayoral bet in Ilocos Norte was shot dead

Traffic clears up along NLEX

Feb 23, 2013 - 5:46 PM

Traffic clears after 9 vehicles involved in collision are taken off the highway

From the official NLEX Twitter account (@NLEXtraffic)

Sy-led SM Prime to open 44th mall

Jul 19, 2012 - 12:18 PM

The Sy led SM group announced that it will open its 44th mall in the Philippines and 3rd in Pampanga province on Friday July 20